It is my honor to be the new principal of Life Christian School and also education pastor/member of Life Church of Greater Portland.
God has steered my journey to this appointment with such skill and precision there is no way I can say I got here on my own and independent of the Potter’s hands. Because of that, I come to the community knowing I have a great responsibility to do my best to guide teachers, students and the community in assuring our children leave our school with the ability to be bright, passionate, educated and Godly young men and women.
I build my leadership premise on 2 Timothy 2:15: “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.
Max Lucado recently said that we have to “hold ourselves to a higher standard if we’re going to be leaders and if we’re going to be Christians” and that as leaders we have to be “held to a higher standard, especially Christian leaders”. It is our job at LCS to train our students to be Christian leaders who, when placed into secular or religious situations will not pass judgment but represent Him and walk in the manner prescribed in the New Testament.
I have heard several of my students, both past and present, who are not Christian, remark that they might have been Christians if people spoke and acted like the Jesus they have read about, even in passing.
Thus, we have a job to do. We need to help children become the best they can be academically, children who have the skills to be servants, whether that be among family and friends, in their community, at the job site, and/or the mission field.
We will build on the foundation established in the Bible and by the founding of this church and school, and add sound business and educational practices guided by prayer and the Word.
I look forward to bringing my 25 plus years in the classroom, newsroom, and college environment to LCS and lead with complete surrender to God’s call and opportunities not only for our students, but our community and world as we walk out, by faith, as his ambassadors.
Education Pastor/Principal of Life Christian School