God radically changed my life just before my 20th birthday. Ever since that night of transformation in August of 1989, I’ve been enthusiastic about making Jesus known and challenging others to follow Him. That journey has taken me into occupations in church ministry that include youth pastor and Director of Christian Education. Several years ago, I transitioned into education, working as a teacher and campus administrator in a Christian alternative school.
I believe that a good teacher is one who enjoys learning, discovering, pursuing, and sharing truth. I personally love to learn and have always felt comfortable with a book in one hand and a highlighter in the other. However, the ultimate joy in learning is found in passionately presenting ideas to an eager learner. As I’ve researched, studied, and even observed Classical Christian education, I’m convinced that it’s the best model to train students to possess a broad base of knowledge coupled with a solid biblical worldview.
I am thrilled to be a part of the staff at Three Oaks Christian School. I am committed to creating a school and culture that fulfills our mission to “partner with parents to educate and disciple children consistent with a biblical worldview, teaching them to be lifelong learners able to discern, articulate, and defend truth in a compelling, winsome Christ-like manner.”
My wife (Heidi) and I have been married for 26 years. We have seven children (ages 23 to 9-year-old twins). Several activities that I cherish are spending time with my wife and family, reading, and woodworking. I have a BA in Pastoral Ministries from Taylor University and a Master of Divinity from Grace Theological Seminary.
Church Affiliation: First Mennonite Church in Berne, Indiana.
5th & 6th Grade Teacher
I graduated from Spring Arbor University in 1995 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with Science and Language Arts endorsements for grades 6-9. My Student Teaching experience was in Michigan where I taught to an inner city 4th grade class.