Ph.D., English (Religion and Literature concentration), Baylor University (2018)
Dissertation: Ordering Desires: Rhetoric and Virtue in Milton’s Paradise Lost
Committee: Phillip Donnelly (chair), David Whitford, Maurice Hunt, Greg Garrett, Michael-John DePalma
Literature (Dr. Phillip Donnelly): Seventeenth-century British literature
Religion (Dr. David Whitford): Sixteenth- and seventeenth-century European resistance theory
Religion and Literature (Dr. Phillip Donnelly): Theological imagination of the virtues, from Homer through the Renaissance
M.A., English, Bob Jones University (2007)
B.A., Creative Writing (English minor), Bob Jones University (2005)
Regent University (2018–present)
Honors College Reading Tutorials
ENGL 490 – Advanced Independent Study (“The Poetry of John Milton”)
ENGL 485 – English Senior Seminar
ENGL 475 – Special Topics (“The Literature of Christmas”)
ENGL 377 – Shakespeare
ENGL 362 – American Realism and Naturalism
ENGL 348 – British Romantics
ENGL 335 – Milton and the Seventeenth Century
ENGL 205 – Literature of the Western World
ENGL 102 – Academic Research and Writing
ENGL 101 – English Composition
Instructor (graduate level)
Co-Instructor, Baylor University (2015)
EDA 6302 – Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
Instructor (undergraduate level)
Teacher of Record, Baylor University (2014–2018)
ENG 2301 – British Literature
ENG 1304 – Research and Writing
ENG 1302 – Thinking and Writing
Adjunct Instructor, McLennan Community College (2012–2013)
ENGL 1302 – Freshman Composition II
Adjunct Instructor, Charleston Southern University (2009–2010)
ENGL 112 – Composition and Rhetoric II
ENGL 111 – Composition and Rhetoric I
Instructor, Virginia College (2009–2010)
ENG 1010 – English Composition I
ENG 0100 – Preparatory English
GENE 402 – The Making of the Christian Mind (Dr. Bob Herron), Regent University
Lectured on “C. S. Lewis’s Enjoyment of Milton” (March 2021).
ENGL 475 – Special Topics (Dr. Michael Elam), Regent University
Lectured on a section of J. R. R. Tolkien’s essay “On Fairy-stories” (January 2019).
HON 3200/3201 – Honors Colloquium, Honors Program, Baylor University
Selected texts, planned lectures and discussions, and graded essays written on Frederich Buechner’s Godric (Spring 2018), Erasmus and Luther’s Discourse on Free Will (Fall 2017), René Girard’s I See Satan Fall Like Lightning (Fall 2016), Robert Farrar Capon’s The Supper of the Lamb (Fall 2015), G. K. Chesterton’s The Ballad of the White Horse (Spring 2015), and Josef Pieper’s Leisure: The Basis of Culture (Fall 2014).
FYS 1399 – The Literary Bible, Honors Program, Baylor University
Asked by Dr. David Lyle Jeffrey to give a guest lecture on “Covenant, Calling and Narrative Consequences,” which included readings from Genesis, A Dictionary of Biblical Tradition in English Literature, Howard Nemerov, Bink Noll, and George Herbert (Fall 2016).
Teacher of Record
West Coast Baptist College (2018–2020)
Writing Center Consultant
Graduate Writing Center, Baylor University (2017–2018)
Writing Center, Baylor University (2013–2014)
Writing Center, Charleston Southern University (2009–2010)
Writing Center, Virginia College (2009–2010)
Peer-edited Book Chapters
“Temperance and the Felix Culpa in Paradise Lost.” Critical Insights: Paradise Lost, edited by Robert C. Evans, Salem Press, 2019, pp. 166–83.
“Revealing True Warfare: Courage and Its Deceptive Appearance.” Critical Insights: Paradise Lost, edited by Robert C. Evans, Salem Press, 2019, pp. 151–65.
“Fantasy as Realism: N. D. Wilson and the Influence of Mythology.” Teens and the New Religious Landscape: Essays on Contemporary Young Adult Fiction, edited by Jacob Stratman, McFarland & Company, 2018, pp. 25–44.
“Embracing Popular Culture’s Fascination with Mythology.” Pro Rege, vol. 41, no. 3, March 2013, pp. 23–30.
“Samuel Johnson and Presbyterianism.” Pro Rege, vol. 40, no. 3, March 2012, pp. 18–30.
Review of After Humanity: A Guide to C. S. Lewis’s The Abolition of Man (2021) by Michael Ward. The Gospel Coalition, Aug. 2, 2021.
Review of Spenserian Moments (2019) by Gordon Teskey. Christianity & Literature, vol. 70, no. 1, 2021, pp. 86–89.
Review of A Light So Lovely: The Spiritual Legacy of Madeleine L’Engle (2018) by Sarah Arthur, and Conversations with Madeleine L’Engle (2019) edited by Jackie C. Horne. Christianity & Literature, vol. 69, no. 3, 2020, pp. 489–92.
Review of You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit (2016) by James K. A. Smith, and The Phenomenology of Love and Reading (2017) by Cassandra Falke. Christianity and Literature, vol. 68, no. 2, 2019, pp. 351–54. Co-authored with Clayton McReynolds.
Review of How (Not) to Be Secular: Reading Charles Taylor (2014), by James K. A. Smith. Modern Reformation, vol. 25, no. 4, 2016, pp. 62–63.
Review of Seeing Beauty and Saying Beautifully: The Power of Poetic Effort in the Work of George Herbert, George Whitefield, and C. S. Lewis (2014), by John Piper. Modern Reformation, vol. 24, no. 6, 2015, pp. 56–57.
Review of Arda Inhabited: Environmental Relationships in The Lord of the Rings (2014), by Susan Jeffers. Mythlore: A Journal of J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature, vol. 34, no. 1, 2015, pp. 171–76.
Review of Letters and Life: On Being a Writer, On Being a Christian (2013), by Bret Lott. Christianity and Literature, vol. 64, no. 3, 2015, pp. 331–34.
Review of Echoes of Eden: Reflections on Christianity, Literature, and the Arts (2013), by Jerram Barrs. Christianity and Literature, vol. 64, no. 2, 2015, pp. 211–14.
“How Should We Then Mock?” Christ and Pop Culture, vol. 2, no. 20, 2014. Web.
Direct contribution to an amicus brief (Nos. 13-354 & 13-356) to the Supreme Court regarding the religious freedom of Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties (Jan. 28, 2014), signed by Daniel Akin, Bruce Ashford, Chad O. Brand, Norman L. Geisler, Daniel R. Heimbach, Hershel Wayne House, David W. Jones, Kenneth D. Keathley, Kevin A. Lewis, Eric Metaxas, Andrew D. Naselli, John Stonestreet, Derek W. H. Thomas, Frank Turek, Rick Warren, and others. My contribution is the section on Thomas Vincent.
“Christians and Mythology” series. SharperIron, August-October, 2012. Web.
“John Bunyan’s Defense of Imaginative Literature.” Take Your Vitamin Z (Aug. 9, 2012). Web.
“Milton’s View of Education: A Mirror of Reformed Educational Philosophy.” Faith for All of Life, September/October, 2010, pp. 13–16.
“Loving God with All Your . . . Music?” SharperIron, September 30, 2010. Web.
Letters to the editor: WORLD Magazine (2018, 2017, 2014, 2010), Charleston’s Post and Courier (2009, 2007), and The Greenville News (2006, 2006).
Lecture, C. S. Lewis Society, Regent University, Nov. 17, 2020: “C. S. Lewis’s Enjoyment of Milton.”
Lecture, C. S. Lewis Society, Regent University, Jan. 29, 2019: “What Is the Weight of Glory?”
Convocation speaker for KEYS, Jan. 10, 2019: “Living in a Secular Age”
Plenary/keynote speaker, 2019 Carolinas Regional Convivium Irenicum, The Davenant Institute, Jan. 5, 2019: “The Path to Wisdom in Milton’s Paradise Lost.”
“Milton’s Problem with (Calvin’s) God.” International Conference on Christianity and Literature, Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, MA, March 30, 2019.
“Wisdom and Refutation in Book 8 of Paradise Lost.” South-Central Renaissance Conference, Atlanta, GA, April 13, 2018.
“‘Healing words’ in Paradise Lost.” TexMoot (North Texas Literature and Language Symposium): Stories for the Refreshment of the Spirit. Scarborough College at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX, Jan. 13, 2018. Speaker: Corey Olsen.
“Allegory and Allegoresis in Contemporary YA Fiction.” South Atlantic Modern Language Association. Atlanta, GA, Nov. 3, 2017. Speaker: Scott Yarbrough.
“John Donne’s Anfechtungen and Theology of the Cross.” Sixteenth Century Society and Conference. Milwaukee, WI, Oct. 27, 2017.
“The Liberty of Limits in Paradise Lost: Temperance through Delight in Creational Boundaries.” Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature. ACU Dallas, Addison, TX, Oct. 6, 2017. Speaker: Wilfred McClay.
“False and True Courage in Book 5 of Paradise Lost.” South-Central Renaissance Conference. Austin, TX, April 21, 2017.
“‘The fantasy of here’: N. D. Wilson and American Magic.” Southeast Conference on Christianity and Literature. Covenant College, Lookout Mountain, GA, April 7, 2017.
“Paradise Lost and the Paradox of War.” Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature. Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, OK, Oct. 29, 2016. Speakers: Gregory Wolfe, John Wilson.
“Narrative Voice and the Virtue of Moderation in the Final Books of Paradise Lost.” Medieval and Renaissance Research Seminar. Baylor University, Waco, TX, Nov. 9, 2015.
“Lutheran Threads in John Donne’s Poetry and Prose.” Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature. University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton, TX, Oct. 2, 2015. Speakers: Luke Ferretter, David Lyle Jeffrey.
“Milton, Adam, and the Rhetorical Framework of Temperance.” Southeast Conference on Christianity and Literature. Charleston Southern University, North Charleston, SC, April 10, 2015. Speaker: Roger Lundin.
“‘The rule of not too much’ and the Prima Facie Acceptability of Adam’s Felix Culpa Statement in Milton’s Paradise Lost.” South-Central Renaissance Conference. Raleigh, NC, March 14, 2015.
“The Mirror-Lamp Hybrid in J. R. R. Tolkien’s Theory of Artistic Expression.” Mideast Conference on Christianity and Literature. Patrick Henry College, Purcellville, VA, Oct. 31, 2014. Speaker: Alison Milbank.
“A Select Genealogy of Christian Desire.” Southcentral Conference on Christianity and Literature. New Orleans, LA, March 7, 2014. Speaker: Peter Cooley.
“Christian Engagement with Mythology: A Case Study of N. D. Wilson.” Windhover Writers’ Festival. University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton, TX, Feb. 27, 2014. Speaker: Bret Lott.
“The Eighth Virtue: Mythopoeic Stealing.” Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature. Houston Baptist University, Houston, TX, Sept. 21, 2013. Speaker: Michael Ward.
“Decentering a Privileged Patience: Deconstructing Milton’s Sonnet 16.” R. A. W. (Research, Art, Writing) Graduate Student Symposium. The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX, March 23, 2013.
“The Gold Is God’s, Wherever It Is Found: An Augustinian Reading of J. R. R. Tolkien’s Poem ‘Mythopoeia.'” C. S. Lewis & Inklings Society. LeTourneau University, Longview, TX, March 22, 2013. Speaker: Ralph C. Wood.
“Embracing Popular Culture’s Fascination with Mythology.” The Christian Evasion of Popular Culture. Dordt College, Sioux Center, IA, Nov. 3, 2012. Speakers: Peter Rollins, Elaine Storkey, Jason Lief, Tony Jones.
OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Lexham Press (Spring 2020)
Palgrave Macmillan (August 2016): “Vocation Is Something that Happens to You: Freedom, Education, and the American Literary Tradition” by Rachel Griffis in Christian Faith and University Life: Stewards in the Academy, edited by T. Laine Scales and Jennifer L. Howell, Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, pp. 31–49.
SECONDARY EDUCATION EXPERIENCE
English and Bible Teacher, Palmetto Christian Academy (2010–2011)
Taught British literature and creative writing (high school), and biblical worldview and world religions (middle school).
English Teacher, Northside Christian School (2006–2009)
Taught world literature, British literature, American literature, composition, and literature surveys.
English Teacher, Eastside Co-op, Brushy Creek Baptist Church (2005–2006)
Taught high school senior-level research and composition (part-time).
“Benefits from Mythology”
Association of Christian Schools International, Raleigh, NC, Oct. 28, 2011
South Carolina Association of Christian Schools, Hampton Park Baptist Church, Greenville, SC, Sept. 25, 2009
“The Bible as Literature”
Association of Christian Schools International, Raleigh, NC, Oct. 27, 2011
Southeast Christian School Convention, Myrtle Beach, SC, Sept. 25, 2008
“Using Literature to Advance the Kingdom of God”
Association of Christian Schools International, Raleigh, NC, Oct. 27, 2011
Southeast Christian School Convention, Myrtle Beach, SC, Sept. 24, 2008
“Objectionable Elements in Literature”
South Carolina Association of Christian Schools, Hampton Park Baptist Church, Greenville, SC, Sept. 25, 2009
“Training Critical Readers”
South Carolina Association of Christian Schools, Spartanburg, SC, Sept. 19, 2007
Keynote Speaker (for Palmetto Christian Academy juniors and seniors), St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center, Seabrook Island, St. Johns Island, SC (Aug. 5–8, 2011)
Chapel Speaker, Palmetto Christian Academy (2010, 2011)
Guest Speaker, Honor Society Induction, Palmetto Christian Academy (Sept. 24, 2010)
Chapel Speaker, Northside Christian School (2007, 2008, 2009)
Head Soccer Coach, Varsity and Junior Varsity Boys, Northside Christian School, North Charleston, SC (Fall 2007, Fall 2008)
Graduate Student Travel Fellowship ($300), South-Central Renaissance Conference (Spring 2017): “False and True Courage in Book 5 of Paradise Lost“
Fourth place, graduate category, South-Central Renaissance Conference (2015): “‘The rule of not too much’ and the Prima Facie Acceptability of Adam’s Felix Culpa Statement in Milton’s Paradise Lost“
First place award, graduate category (declined), The C. S. Lewis & Inklings Society (2014): “The Mirror-Lamp Hybrid in J. R. R. Tolkien’s Theory of Artistic Expression”
First place award, graduate category ($100), The C. S. Lewis & Inklings Society (2013): “The Gold Is God’s, Wherever It Is Found: An Augustinian Reading of J. R. R. Tolkien’s Poem ‘Mythopoeia'”
Baylor University’s Moody Memorial Library “Creations” exhibit (Fall 2013): “Embracing Popular Culture’s Fascination with Mythology” (Pro Rege vol. 51, no. 3 , pp. 23–30.)
Third place award ($1,000), Christian Worldview Essay Contest, The Trinity Foundation (2007): “Gordon Clark’s Successful Essay on Education”
Regent University, International Conference on Christianity and Literature at Harvard University (Spring 2019)
Graduate School Travel Award (up to $400), Baylor University (Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018)
English Department Graduate Student Travel Fund (up to $400), Baylor University (Fall 2012, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018)
Conyers Graduate Scholarship, Baylor University (2013–2014)
Participated in interdisciplinary discussions about faith and learning with other graduate students and faculty mentors. Readings included “The Loss of the University” (Wendell Berry), “The Meaning of Vocation” (A. J. Conyers), “From Curiosity to Studiousness: Catechizing the Appetite for Learning” (Paul Griffiths), To Know as We Are Known (Parker Palmer), and essays from Teaching and Christian Practices: Reshaping Faith and Learning (ed. David I. Smith and James K. A. Smith).
South Carolina LIFE Scholarship, $5,000 (2003, 2004, 2005)
South Carolina LIFE Scholarship, $3,000 (2002)
Forming Character in the Classroom, Baylor University
Hosted by Baylor University’s Institute for Faith and Learning and Academy for Teaching and Learning, these Spring 2017 workshops allowed graduate students and faculty opportunities to grow as teachers who engage in “transformational education.” “Each workshop will emphasize one or two significant character qualities—such as friendship, courage, wisdom, and justice—that might be part of a vibrant classroom that takes seriously Baylor’s commitment to foster ‘spiritual maturity, strength of character, and moral virtue.’ The workshops seek to equip faculty to see their teaching and mentoring as crucial expressions of character formation.” Workshops attended:
“Virtue: An Ends and a Means in Your Classroom” (Mitch Neubert; Feb. 16)
“Friendships as a Foundation for Learning” (Paul Wadell; Feb. 27)
“Nurturing Good Habits of Mind” (Candice Vogler; March 21)
“Cultivating Perseverance and Productive Struggle in an Age of Shortcuts” (Francis Su; April 3)
Faculty Teaching Seminar, Great Texts Department, Baylor University
Met with Great Texts faculty for one week from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Summer 2016) to discuss Homer’s Iliad in preparation to teach it in the fall. I did not teach the Iliad in the fall, but I did participate in the daily discussions in this seminar.
Teaching Capstone in Higher Education (TeaCHE), Baylor University
This capstone program prepares students for careers teaching in higher education. Each participant drafts a statement of teaching philosophy and two course syllabi, observes teachers in higher education and has his or her teaching observed, attends professional development presentations relating to higher education, and writes a five- to ten-page reflection essay. This capstone, completed in the Spring 2016 semester, appears on my Baylor University transcript.
Undergraduate Courses Audited (unofficially), Baylor University
Reading Group, Baylor University
Boethius’s De topicis differentiis (Spring 2018)
Thomas Pfau’s Minding the Modern: Human Agency, Intellectual Traditions, and Responsible Knowledge (2016)
Erich Przywara’s Analogia Entis: Metaphysics: Original Structure and Universal Rhythm (2015–2016)
Augustine’s Confessions (Summer 2014)
Hans Boersma’s Heavenly Participation: The Weaving of a Sacramental Tapestry (Fall 2013)
St. John of the Cross’s The Dark Night of the Soul (Fall 2013)
Bonaventure’s On the Reduction of the Arts to Theology (Summer 2013)
Brad Gregory’s The Unintended Reformation: How a Religious Revolution Secularized Society (Spring 2013)
Seminars for Excellence in Teaching (attended), Baylor University
“The Dialogical Teaching Method: A Democratic Approach to Learning in the Classroom,” Jenny Howell (Feb. 24, 2016)
“Education and Purgation: Teaching Dante’s Divine Comedy,” Rachel Griffis and Karl Aho (Sept. 29, 2015)
“Engaging Students in Active Learning,” Patricia Norman (Sept. 23, 2015)
“How to Use Social Media and Blogging to Your Professional Advantage,” Alan Noble (April 21, 2015)
“Making the Most of Your Space: Engaging Students in Any Classroom,” Jeremy Leatham (Feb. 25, 2015)
“‘Anyone? Anyone?’: Tips for Getting Students to Talk,” Blair Browning (Sept. 18, 2014)
Selected Lectures (attended), Baylor University
Robert P. George: “Why the Humanities Matter: Intellectual Freedom, Self-Mastery, and the Liberal Arts” (Jan. 22, 2018)
David Bebbington: “Evangelical Preaching in the Late Twentieth Century” (Oct. 10, 2017)
Russell Moore: “Is There a Future for Evangelical Cultural Engagement?” (Sept. 5, 2017)
Thomas Hibbs: “Skills, Virtues, and the Christian University: Liberal Learning in an Illiberal Time” (April 19, 2017)
Mark Pike: “Narnian Virtues and Character Education” (April 4, 2017)
George Marsden: “The Genius of C. S. Lewis’s Mere Christianity“ (April 27, 2016)
Jeremy Begbie: “Desiring God in Worship: A Musical Perspective on a Contemporary Theme” (April 7, 2016)
Michael Ward: “The Heavens Are Telling the Glory of God: C. S. Lewis, Narnia and the Planets” (April 4, 2016)
Alister McGrath: “Wonder and Meaning: Why Faith Engages the Imagination, not just Reason” (Dec. 18, 2015)
Alan Jacobs: “Teaching Difficult Material” (Oct. 13, 2015)
David Lyle Jeffrey: “Christian Literary Culture: More than an Idea” (Oct. 2, 2015)
Rod Dreher: “How Dante Can Save Your Life” (Oct. 1, 2015)
Colin Jager: “The Romantic Critique of Life: Wordsworth, Byron, Charles Taylor” (Sept. 25, 2015)
Robert P. George: “The State of International Religious Freedom” (Sept. 3, 2015)
Richard Russell (Sabbatical Lecture): “Introducing Seamus Heaney” (April 21, 2015)
Darin Davis: “Integrating Faith and Learning as a Christian Scholar” (Feb. 5, 2015)
Perry Glanzer: “What Is Christian Teaching?: The Diverse Approaches of Christian Professors” (Jan. 30, 2015)
Herman J. Selderhuis: “Commemorating 500 Years of the Reformation in Post-Christian Society” (Oct. 20, 2014)
Ken Myers: “Owen Barfield: The Overshadowed ‘Second Friend’ of C. S. Lewis” (Oct. 2, 2014)
Peter Leithart: “Defending Constantine” (Feb. 27, 2014)
Sherif Girgis: “What Is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense” (Feb. 6, 2014)
C. Stephen Evans: “C. S. Lewis and the Moral Argument” (Nov. 18, 2013)
Ralph C. Wood: “John Henry Newman and Gilbert Keith Chesterton: The Freeing Power of Tradition” (March 1, 2013)
David I. Smith: “Teaching and Christian Practice” (Feb. 21, 2013)
Lectures by Makoto Fujimura, Marvin Olasky, Rudy Giuliani, Seamus Heaney, Marilynne Robinson, Amy Tan, Os Guinness, Richard Mouw, Helen Wilcox, Francis Spufford, Frank Turek, Roger Olson, and many others.
Creative Writing Workshops
Windhover Writers’ Festival. University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton, TX (February 27, 2014). Speaker: Bret Lott.
“Three Days in the Wordsmithy.” New Saint Andrews College, Moscow, ID (June 28–July 1, 2011). Speakers: N. D. Wilson, Douglas Wilson, Aaron Rench, Ben Merkle, et al.
Poetry Judge, South Carolina Association of Christian Schools (2008–2012)
Technical Writing Consultant, CSSI, Inc., North Charleston, SC (2010)
Compositor, Bob Jones University Press (2000–2002)
Reading group founder and leader, Baylor University: James K. A. Smith’s How (Not) to Be Secular: Reading Charles Taylor (2015) and Charles Taylor’s A Secular Age (2014-2015)
Editor/Proofreader, SharperIron.org (2010–2012)
Staff Writer, The Collegian, Bob Jones University (2002–2004)
Conference on Christianity and Literature
Sixteenth Century Society and Conference
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
South-Central Renaissance Conference
Counseling and Missions Work
Camp Counselor, Bob Jones University Summer Camps (Summer 2005)
Member, Spanish Mission Team, Bob Jones University (Summer 2004)
Member, Musical Mission Team, Bob Jones University (Summer 2003)
Conference Attendance (no presentation)
Southeast Conference on Christianity and Literature, Anderson University, Anderson, SC (Spring 2012)
Regional Association of Christian Schools International, Raleigh, NC (Fall 2010)
Southeast Christian School Convention (regional AACS), Myrtle Beach, SC (Fall 2006)
Dean’s Designee, Academic Dishonesty, College of Arts and Sciences, Regent University (2020–present)
Faculty Advisor, Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society, Regent University (2020–present)
Faculty Development Committee, Regent University (2019–2020)
Planning Committee Member, Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature (2016–2017)
Fundraising Committee Member, English Graduate Student Association, Baylor University (2013–2017)
Mentor, English Graduate Student Association, Baylor University (2015–2016)
Panel Participant, Bibliography and Research Methods Seminar, Baylor University (Sept. 21, 2015)
The Keim Center, Crisis Pregnancy Center (Summer 2019)
Deacon (Vice Moderator), Redeemer Presbyterian Church, Waco, TX (2016–2018)
College Christian Education (“Sunday School”) Co-Teacher
A Meal with Jesus: Discovering Grace, Community, and Mission around the Table (Tim Chester), Redeemer Presbyterian Church, Waco, TX (Spring 2018)
Where in the World Is the Church?: A Christian View of Culture and Your Role in It (Michael Horton), Redeemer Presbyterian Church, Waco, TX (Fall 2017)
Walking with God through Pain and Suffering (Tim Keller), Redeemer Presbyterian Church, Waco, TX (2016–2017)
Kids’ Quest Catechism Co-Teacher, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, Waco, TX (2014–2018)
Adult Christian Education (“Sunday School”) Teacher
Apologetics (“The Authority of Scripture,” based on Hath God Said?), Redeemer Presbyterian Church, Waco, TX (Fall 2015)
Church Musician, choir and orchestra (1995–2015): Bethel Baptist Church; Faith Free Presbyterian Church; Northside Baptist Church; East Cooper Baptist Church; Redeemer Presbyterian Church
Trumpet Instructor (2009–2012)
Choir Member, Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus and Chamber Choir, Charleston, SC (2008–2010)
Bus Ministry Worker, Bethel Baptist Church, Sellersville, PA (1994–1999)
Dr. Phillip Donnelly (advisor)
Associate Professor of Literature
Director of the Great Texts Program
One Bear Place #97144
Waco, TX 76798-7144
Distinguished Professor of Literature and Humanities, Honors Program
Senior Fellow, Baylor Institute for Studies in Religion
One Bear Place #97122
Waco, TX 76798-7122
Professor of Higher Education and Master Teacher
Associate Dean for Graduate and Professional Studies
School of Education
One Bear Place #97312
Waco, TX 76798-7264