I graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, with a BA in Communication Studies and afterward spent five years working in youth ministry (Middle School and High School) at my home church. During that time I was able to continue my education and received a Master of Divinity degree from Western Seminary (San Jose Campus). Several years ago I transitioned from youth ministry to education. I love teaching and learning, and in the future I hope to continue my studies, particularly in the area of Biblical languages.
I was born and raised in Santa Cruz, California, and until recently it was always called home. In 2018, I married my wife, Rebekah, and we moved to South San Jose that summer. Though there are challenges to living in the Bay Area, we love the natural beauty, weather, and many cultures we encounter every day. Some of our favorite activities to do together are camping, fishing, reading and discussing books, and trying different types of food.
Christian Philosophy of Education
I believe the product of any kind of education is formation, not simply information. One cannot inform the mind without forming the character, heart, and soul of a child (for better or worse). Christian education is the best kind of education, because it is the process of forming Christ in students by the work of the Holy Spirit and through the partnered communities of school, church, and home. I teach with the desire for students to answer not just, “What did I learn?”, but “Who am I becoming?”