Position: Head of School
University of Notre Dame, BBA Finance, 1986
Moody Bible Institute, MABS, 1997
Dallas Theological Seminary, ThM Systematic Theology, 2000
Concordia University, MEd Educational Leadership, 2016
Years Experience: 18
What is your favorite Bible verse and why?
Philippians 4:13 is my favorite verse because I did not have a biblical worldview growing up and had to battle through anxiety, depression, and addiction. Learning that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me was a revelation, both in how personal Jesus is and just how positive life can be in Him. We will overcome!
Where did you grow up, and where have you lived?
I grew up first in Belleville, IL, and then Andover, MA for elementary and middle school. In addition, I’ve lived in the following places: Chesterfield, MO; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Indianapolis, IN; and Vail, CO.
What do you love about serving at MRCA?
I have a front row seat to see God at work every day, and I am so thankful for our great parents, students, faculty, staff, and church. This is truly a special community in so many ways. To be a part of seeing young people become ambassadors for Christ is a great privilege.
Besides Jesus, who is the person you would most want to meet?
It’s a toss up between Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Bono, and Larry Bird. Perhaps Knute Rockne as well!
What are your hobbies?
I love to read, work out, play basketball, sing, play guitar, and watch our daughters play sports. I love going to the theater with Jennie, as well as seeing live music.
What was the best vacation you ever took and why?
It might be when Jennie and I took the girls to Orlando two years ago for some time at Disney and Universal Studios with family and friends and then back to Isle of Palms, SC, for time at the beach with more friends that we love.
What is your favorite way to spend a weekend?
At this age and stage it really is fun to see our girls play soccer and basketball.
Which Bible story has grown your faith the most?
It’s really hard to choose because there are so many. I’d say right now it’s the story of Caleb and Joshua and how they responded after Moses sent them out with ten other spies to scope out the land of Canaan. Though their fears were legitimate and there truly were giants in the land, they magnified God instead and exhorted others to know that God is greater than any circumstance that we face. Fears should drive us to God rather than away, and when we truly see Him and His great love and power our fears diminish in size.