HTWK Leipzig (Germany), Dipl. Ing. (FH), Telecommunications, 1997; ThM, Cross-Cultural Ministries, Dallas Theological Seminary, Current Student
Worked in Admissions since: Fall 2012
Hello! Thank you for visiting us online. DTS has enriched my life significantly since I began to study in the ThM track in 2009. I pray God would provide an opportunity for us here at DTS to bless your life also. As of November 2012 I have the privilege to serve as the International Admissions Counselor. Being an advocate for international students is especially exciting for me as I am passionate about reaching all people groups with the gospel. Please call or email us; we would love to hear from you!
With an international background myself, I have become especially fond of the compassion and excellence of our professors here. They care not only academically for us as students, but also challenge us to be caring spouses, loving parents, and trustworthy friends. To pass through DTS means to truly get to know your Bible and be transformed by God’s word.
Thousands of miles may separate us physically and culturally, yet the love for our Lord overcomes. I have visited many churches worldwide and have always felt at home after worshiping God together. Here at DTS we are determined to make you feel at home. Is anything impossible with God? Please don’t hesitate to contact us.
What are your hobbies or outside interests?
My wife and I come to life in our running shoes. We love to stick our kids into the baby joggers or on a bike and run around White Rock Lake. I am still waiting for the day when I can pull out my skate skis here in Dallas.
What made you decide to go to DTS?
I remember a couple of old gentlemen singing Christian hymns every morning in the locker room of my fitness center. When I found out that they taught at DTS, I was fascinated with their joy in life. A few years later my conviction grew that it required people sharing the gospel to reach the nations. At this point, one of my best friends, a missionary and former DTS professor had poured his love into my life, and I could not think of a better place to go and learn how to love others equally. We sold our house and moved our family from Colorado to Texas.
What do you do on your day off?
Frankly speaking, between working, studying, and caring for my family there aren’t really many off-days. On my last off day, I read Eric Metaxas’ Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy.
What are your favorite foods?
Pretty much anything that goes with butter. My favorite dish is carp with red cabbage and potatoes, but in Texas carp is a rare delicacy (though most Texans seem to think otherwise).
What is your favorite television show of all time?
I am really a sucker for gladiator-ish movies. If it has to be a TV show, I’d say Prison Break.
What is the best part about working in the DTS admissions office?
The people, hands down!
What is your favorite piece of literature?
Anything written around WWII.
What is your favorite quote?
"First they came for the socialists, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a Jew.
Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak for me."
- Martin Niemöller reflecting on the WWII
What is your favorite musical artist/group/genre of music?
Singing hymns with a group a people is my absolute favorite. Mamma Mia on Broadway was fantastic. On the radio, I like variety, including the likes of Selah, U2, or even a little 80’s.
Who is the person you admire most and why?
That would be Dr. Walt Baker, a mentor and friend of mine. He has never met a stranger, always has a word of encouragement, and the love with which he cared for his wife Dottie was nothing short of Christ-like.
Who is your favorite Bible character and why?
Joseph. I admire him for running from Potiphar’s wife, and facing even the most difficult circumstances in life with positiveness.
If you could have superhero powers, what would they be?
It would be to be as wise and insightful as King Solomon, just without the drama of multiple concubines and wives.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
Lake City, Colorado.