Coffee Shop

As I am writing this, I have a hankering for a medium coffee with cream from Dunkin’ Donuts. You have probably read enough emails, blogs, and newsletter articles from me in the last few years that you know how important coffee has become to the culture of student life here at Illiana. Since it has


Happy Wednesday! I hope you are enjoying another snowy day. As frustrating as snow can be, once you safely get to where you need to be and then look outside, it is gorgeous and amazing. The snow got me thinking this morning. I recently read that every flake of snow is different, no two are

Fill It Up

Thank you to everyone who came out to the first tour last Saturday. About 50 people joined us to see the new campus and building. Our next tour is February 24. We would love to see you there. While walking through the building on Saturday, it was obvious something is missing. Yes, we are missing

Homecoming Week

Happy Wednesday! It is Homecoming week for Illiana and that always comes with a variety of exciting activities. Homecoming is a lot more enjoyable for me now than when I was coaching. Instead of being focused on my team and the game, now I get to spend my time talking with all of you in

What’s next?

We have just started our final semester at our current campus. The new campus building project is progressing on time. This is an exciting time in the history of Illiana Christian High School. As we still sit in this season of gratitude for what God has done through this community, I want to address two

We are building an ARC!

Wow! I have been thinking about what to write today and I really can’t say much more than thank you. This community has been amazing with its support, generosity and love for the vision of building hearts and minds for Jesus Christ. It has been inspiring to witness our community not only reaching the goal

Merry Christmas!

As of December 20, we are about $158,000 away from our goal to raise the funds necessary to finish the ARC. It has been inspiring to see the community rally together to make this happen! I am confident we can reach our goal by December 31. If you are still able to contribute we would

Don’t Stop

Our Building Illiana campaign reminds me of my experience running the Chicago Marathon with my wife, Jill, three years ago. A marathon is not just a one-time deal. It involves training for months, running six times a week. You do long runs, short runs, midnight runs, early morning runs. You get to know every dog

Christmas Lights

I have a love/hate relationship with Christmas lights. Overall, I love them…when they are hanging up. The process of putting them up is often a train wreck. First, you have to find them in the box hidden somewhere in the basement. Once you find them, it can take hours to unravel them. I always tell

One More Match

For almost three years now we have been actively fundraising for the new campus project. You have responded generously time and time again. Many of you have pledged, given, re-pledged and have gone above and beyond. We are all looking forward to taking a break and enjoying the exciting changes of the new campus. We