I am a 32-year-old student. This doesn’t mean I’m currently in school. It means that I’m always seeking knowledge and understanding in every area of my life. I hope that when I’m 82 I’ll still be a student.
This is one reason why I want to be a professor. I love academia, especially Christian academia. The atmosphere of community and the search for a deeper understanding of the world and God’s Word that you get in small Bible schools particularly draws me intensely.
It’s my dream to assist people who have the same hunger for knowledge, both to gain it and to give it. I may not be called to church planting or full-time evangelism, but I can contribute to church planting and evangelism by giving church planters and evangelists the theological tools they need to accurately minister God’s Word to believers and non-believers alike. I can’t do missions in every country in Central Europe, but I can work with students who will be doing missions in every country in Central Europe. Preparation for ministry is a wonderful area for ministry.
One place I am eager to be involved in is the Balkans. I spent five-weeks in Croatia in 2008, and I became deeply involved in the sociological, psychological, and spiritual problems resulting from the Balkan Wars over the last century. In the future, I hope to go back and teach there and become involved again in the healing work there.
My first three-year term will be spent in Belgium, which is not in Central Europe. At Continental Theological Seminary, I will gain teaching experience, because the educational scene in Europe is far different than in the United States. I will also help fill a need the school has for professors to assist its own work.
I went to Trinity Bible College in Ellendale, North Dakota, from 1999-2003 and graduated with a double Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies and Global Missions.
From 2005-2009 I attended the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in Springfield, Missouri, and earned a Master of Divinity, with equal study in theology, missions, and psychology.