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Hello,
 
I am your Director of International Students, Coordinator of Christian Service and Service Learning, and IB CAS Coordinator.

I am a 1981 graduate of Damien High School.

After Damien I attended California State University at Fullerton, graduating with a BA in Comparative Religions.  My graduate work was completed at American University in Washington D.C. where I earned an MA in Global Ethics and Peace Studies. Prior to Damien, I spent 12 years as a global educator and missionary. I returned to California in  2001 to begin teaching at Damien.

I am also a graduate of Claremont School of Theology, having attended seminary, receiving a Masters of Divinity. I am an ordained pastor in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and Minister of Community Wellness for a local congregation in south Pomona.

Throughout my career at Damien I have taught Introduction to Photography, Introduction to Art History, U.S. History, English Literature, Comparative Religions, Moral Theology, New Testament, Hebrew Scriptures, Advanced Photography, Introduction to Philosophy, and Service Learning Leadership.

I am married to Emily Patten and have three sons, Miles, Jason, and Alex (14, 19, and 22).  I am an artist, working in the mediums of paint and photography.  I love the outdoors, Jazz, and good discussion.