Upon leaving the United States Army, Denny started to attend the therapy sessions for veterans and befriended Curtis Hoyle. Christopher and other veterans were gathered together at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church by Hoyle, as Denny said that he was too cruel to Jake Nelson. However, Hoyle reminded them that he always was by their side and informed them that Nelson betrayed them and joined Jigsaw's Crew.
Denny agreed with Hoyle who claimed that Jigsaw and his men need to be stopped and Christopher then Hoyle is he wanted them to fight against them. Hoyle replied that he just wanted them to find Russo and his men and Christopher assured Hoyle that they will do it before leaving the church.