A younger man come to the region in search of his father, Frank Neumann, after he left to spread his mother's ashes. He wishes to help find treatment for the man and prevent him from killing himself, which he believes is his father's goal after he's made his peace with the mother's remains. He seeks to join with a civilized group who, on chance, are skilled in the medical fields to learn from them and prevent cases like his father.
Prior to arriving to Chernarus, Preacher studied in Western Russia in working towards his civil engineering undergraduate's, studying skills in classic architecture and construction. It was this that paved the way for many of his current skills, what with being able to construct his own shelters and all. Necessary skills for the future, unbeknownst to him. From early in his arrival to Russia he became fascinated with the cultures of the Chernarussian cultures, taking a particular interest in Petr Černý's presidential campaign - something he'd idealize, as he too wanted to pursue politics later in life. Of course, that would never come true.
He was on his way to a main city when the outbreak occurred, leading the current martial law to deny him access and to survive in the wilderness, which is where he currently resides until his father is found. His skills, after a few months of surviving, include simple woodworking (basic designs, such as sturdy, handcrafted tents and tools), rough cuisine (basic meat preparation), and archery. He has little to no experience in fighting, save for the occasional encounter with the undead hordes.