BS Computer Engineering, Lehigh University
MS Computer Science, Lehigh University
MDiv with a Counseling Emphasis, Westminster Theological Seminary
I loved school as a student, and I have always loved helping others learn. During my time in high school in NJ, I developed a variety of interests from science and math to art, and including wrestling and baseball. As I was introduced in college to other students who were serious about their faith and accepting towards me, I developed a love for theology – a desire to understand God better. After teaching in a Christian high school in Baltimore following college, I worked in business where I was the co-inventor on three US patents and wrote the code automating the mapping of laser chip wafers during the engineering process for a national company, reducing the waiting time for results from a week to a matter of about 8 minutes. Yet, I was never satisfied with such work. The Lord called me to serve as an Elder in my church and then seminary later in life – where I faced a number of struggles as a student for the first time. I draw on all these experiences to seek to answer students’ questions in a way that is thorough and helpful, and I seek to give real-world answers as much as is possible to students who seek to understand. I particularly love when students apply themselves in a way that stretches them beyond where they think they can go. But – to paraphrase – I have no greater joy than to know my students walk in the truth. As a counselor, I desire to see each person I talk with possess real, personal faith – and for that to be a growing faith, working itself out in our desires and fears, and therefore the choices we make as we seek to worship the Lord with our lives. My wife Elizabeth (a physician) and I have seen both our children go through BCS and we are thankful for the foundation that was laid in them by the teachers they have had here.
Favorite verse: Romans 8:1 “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”