• Christian virtue as central to a properly Christian education that shapes the whole person
  • Lifelong learning as a pursuit of God and his acts
  • Humility as the central component of true wisdom
  • Rigor with grace as a tool for inspiring young people to excellence
  • Joy in God as the pursuit of all of life


Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL                                         2013-2018
PhD in Systematic Theology
“Discerning the Thoughts and Intentionality of the Heart: Assessing Reformed Theological Psychology,” Kevin J. Vanhoozer supervising.

Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, TX                                                       2009-2011
STM in Systematic Theology, 3.88 GPA
“The Epistemic Value of Aesthetic Judgments,” Douglas Blount supervising.

Faith Baptist Theological Seminary, Ankeny, IA                                          2005-2009
MA, MDiv, Summa Cum Laude, 4.0 GPA
Biblical Languages Award

Faith Baptist Bible College, Ankeny, IA                                                        2001-2005
BA, with High Honors
Local Church Ministries Award, Student Body Vice President


Trinity Journal, Deerfield, IL
Editorial Board                                                                                                 2017-Present
Assistant Book Review Editor                                                                           2015-2017

Emmanuel Christian School, Toledo, OH                                                     2011-2013
High School Teacher
Omnibus I, Ancient History; Omnibus II, Medieval History, Greek I, Senior Bible

Emmanuel Baptist Church, Toledo, OH                                                       2012-2013
The Bible as Authority; Romans

Clarks Summit University, Clarks Summit, PA                                            2012-2013
Adjunct Instructor
Introduction to Biblical Greek; Romans

Faith Baptist Theological Seminary, Ankeny, IA
Teaching Assistant
John Hartog III, Hebrew Exegesis
Paul Hartog, Church History

Mount Royal Business Institute, Chengdu, China
English Instructor, Summer Intensive English Program 


Evangelical Theological Society, National Conference
“Locating the Affective: Why Theological Psychology Matters” 2017
Providence, RI

“Calvin’s Psychology in its Renaissance and Medieval Context” 2016
San Antonio, TX

Michael Polanyi Society, National Conference, Chicago, IL 2012
“The Value of the Arts for Concept Formation”


“Lamentations and Psychological Trauma,” Christian Psychology. Forthcoming.

“Review of Michael Allen and Scott Swain’s Reformed Catholicity,” Trinity Journal. Forthcoming (Fall 2017).

“Review of Dru Johnson’s Biblical Knowing: A Scriptural Epistemology of Error,” Tradition and Discovery 40, no. 3 (2013-2014).

“Relevance and the Incarnation: A Gospel-Oriented Approach,” Baptist Bulletin Online, May 1, 2009.


English – native language
Greek – reading proficiency of Koine Greek
Hebrew – reading proficiency of Ancient Hebrew
German – Elementary reading proficiency of Modern German
French – Elementary reading proficiency of Modern French
Latin – Elementary reading proficiency of Ecclesiastical Latin


Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Waybright Leadership Scholarship, $35,000 per year for four years


Member of the Michael Polanyi Society
Full Member of the Evangelical Theological Society


Dr. Kevin Vanhoozer
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL
Research Professor of Systematic Theology

Dr. Douglas K. Blount,

Southern Baptist Seminary, Louisville, KY
Professor of Christian Apologetics
Chair, Department of Apologetics and World Religions

Dr. Dana Harris
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL
Associate Professor of New Testament
Editor, Trinity Journal

Mr. Mark Vance
Cornerstone Church, Ames, IA
Lead Pastor


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