I am a graduate of South Christian, class of 2019. After graduating I went into the trades. I realized quickly that the path I believed to be for me was in fact a little different than I had imagined. Throughout my time at South Christian I told everyone I was going into carpentry, but after four months I realized my calling was elsewhere. While searching for what it was, I took a job in retail, where I ended up meeting the love of my life, Kennedy. We are getting married next summer! I am heading into my senior year at Western Michigan University and will be graduating with a degree in Industrial Technology Education.
All my life I have grown up surrounded by people of faith. I attended Christian schools as a kid and have had the opportunity to find and cultivate my love for Jesus within my community. In May of 2014, I professed my faith in front of my congregation and I strive to live into that profession daily. It has become more and more apparent as I continue on my journey that I could never accomplish anything on my own. Without God working in my life and guiding me along his path, I wouldn’t be where or who I am today.
Being a part of this community, along with being a brother to many siblings, I learned that family and friends are invaluable parts of our lives. Jesus was talking with the disciples in John 15, and a pair of verses has always stuck with me about how we are to love each other. Found in John 15:12-13, it reads: “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”