Greetings, and thank you for your interest in PHōS!
Why has this become such a passion for me? Well, after years of teaching, pastoring, evangelizing and traveling abroad, I began working for a secular study abroad provider in 2004. For 14 years I have been immersed in the critical thinking and practical machinations involved in the enterprise of international education according to its best practices. All along the way, I have been excited by the abundance of great work being done in the field of study abroad … but chagrined that much less was being done by those with distinctively Christian convictions. As “go ye into all the world people”, for whom the nations are our inheritance (Ps. 2:8), it would seem we would be leading the charge of this indispensable academic endeavor. The launch of PHōS comes after a decade of prayerful exploration, and a growing belief that better Christian study abroad is needed.
It’s doable! But I need your trust, and your help. Together, we can truly change the world!
Thank you for becoming a friend of PHōS.
MA, Historical Theology, Wheaton College (IL)
BA, Religious Studies, Westmont College (CA)
Church History/Theology, Saints Bible Institute (Italy)
Church History, Phoenix Seminary (AZ)
History, Grand Canyon University (AZ)
26 years (California, Arizona, The Netherlands, Washington)
Currently Senior Pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Spokane WA
Founding Director, Veritas Christian Study Abrad
Senior National Consultant, CEA
Faculty, Director of University Relations, Saints Bible Institute (Italy)
Member of the Forum on Education Abroad and NAFSA
University Liaison, European Study Center (Germany)
Director of Academic Relations, International Business Seminars
Director of Academic Relations, Athena Study Abroad