Biology & Bioethics instructor
Southwest Christian High School
I serve as a Biology and Bioethics instructor at Southwest Christian High School in Chaska, MN. While I enjoy teaching scientific principles, I really enjoy engaging in conversation with students as it relates to science, origins, and ethics. SWCHS is a premier school where students are exposed to a variety of philosophies designed to challenge and thereby strengthen their faith in Christ. I find this environment refreshing as we desire to seek, to know and to live the truth. My older two children, Katie and Ethan attend SWHCS with me and have me as one of their science teachers.
TCS helped in preparing me for this role as they showed the importance of teachers interacting with students both relationally and spiritually. As a high school student my instructors challenged me academically while also encouraging me to grow spiritually in my walk with Christ. I am able to continue that model with my students and see success to that end.
Matt Klaiber - Class of 2007
Assurance Services, Ernst & Young
Atlanta, GA, USA
Audit committees, stakeholders and investors in the Atlanta area rely on the financial information published by the City’s private and public companies. As a member of our assurance practice at Ernst & Young Atlanta, my team and I provide a clear perspective and transparency to these parties so they can have confidence that their investment in these companies is being properly published.
I have been living in Atlanta for three years and have enjoyed the southern hospitality I've received down here. When not working, I've enjoyed spending time with friends and becoming involved in my local church.
TCS provided me with a solid academic and spiritual foundation. Academically, with the knowledge of how to excel at college, and spiritually with the knowledge of how to apply God’s Word in practical situations as a young adult.
Thank you TCS!
United States Navy
About twenty-seven years ago, my sister and I transferred from a little public elementary school in Pembroke, NH to Trinity Christian School in Concord, NH. Although I was only seven or eight at the time, I remember not wanting to leave my old school and old friends and transfer to a small, unfamiliar Christian school. Little did I realize that at this small, unfamiliar Christian school, God would mould me and shape me in ways I could never imagine in order to equip me to serve Him in full-time vocational ministry as a United States Navy Chaplain.
Presently, I live on Guam with my wife April, sons Kyle, Nick, Chad and daughter Kelsie, where I am finishing up my third year serving as Staff Chaplain aboard USS FRANK CABLE (AS-40) a US Navy Submarine Tender (surface ship). The basic mission of a Submarine Tender is to maintain, fix, and repair nuclear powered submarines as well as other surface ships. A majority of my chaplain ministry has included ministry by walking around (MBWA), or what we call “deck-plate ministry.” Whether on the ship’s bridge, leading evening prayer over the 1MC, or hundreds of feet below the ocean on a fast attack submarine, God has used me to disciple believers and evangelize the lost in places not accessible to civilian pastors and missionaries.
TCS uniquely equipped me with a solid grasp of public speaking, preaching, science as it relates to the Bible, athletics and the fine arts, to name a few. The teachers of TCS were tireless and relentless in their pursuit of educating me to be the most successful at my academic and spiritual pursuits possible. Whether in the classroom, on the soccer field, or practicing for the high-school play, we were taught to “do all to the glory of God” (I Corinthians 10:31). Not only did the teachers love the subjects they were teaching about, but it was clear they had a genuine love for God and for the students. By the time I got to college, I was more than prepared for the spiritual and academic challenges before me. Besides the huge impact the teachers made on my life, I also developed life-long, edifying Christian friendships, some of which I maintain till this day. Overall, the years I spent as a student of Trinity Christian School from 3rd Grade through 12th Grade proved to be some of the best years of my life. Thank you TCS for making such a tremendous impact on me for life and eternity!
Physical Science & Chemistry Teacher
Nashua High School
I graduated from Trinity Christian School in 1998 with the desire to become a science teacher. God granted that desire and I am starting my twelfth year of teaching. I currently teach Physical Science and Chemistry at Nashua High School South in
Nashua, NH. I always loved teaching, but never knew I could find so much joy in teaching science and working with teens. I am also pursuing my doctorate in educational leadership. I regularly volunteer at Care Net Crisis Pregnancy Center and serve at Trinity Baptist Church in the choir, orchestra, and life groups.
TCS had a lasting impact on my life. I left TCS well prepared for the rigors of college, but the academics were only a small part of what TCS provided for me. The teachers cared about me as a person. They took time to get to know me, and helped me find my talents and the path God had for me. They were my teachers, coaches, mentors and spiritual advisors. Their impact in my life continued into adulthood, as I had the great privilege of teaching alongside several of them. Much of what I do today as a teacher is due to the influence of those teachers. I know they spent countless hours preparing for classes, teaching, praying, and mentoring. I will always be grateful for the years I spent at TCS, and how God molded me through the teachers who poured themselves into my life.