After a month long prayer and selection process, Grace Prep has hired Manny Fernandez as the newest Worldview/Senior Seminar teacher.
Manny’s credentials are extensive with a Bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management from UNT in 2004, and a Masters degree in Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary in 2008.
He has used his gifting’s to serve with World Link Ministries in several different positions, including: Director of Short Term Missions, Professor and Administrator at WLM seminary in Madrid, and Executive Vice President. Aside from these roles, Mr. Fernandez has also aided in pastoring, and starting a church in Madrid.
Since 2013, Fernandez and his family have been living here in Arlington.
He will begin teaching the senior Worldview class this November.
“I’m excited to see what he’s going to bring to the table biblically!” said senior, Faith Schmoker,
Throughout the selection process, Grace Prep Seniors have had several interim speakers including our own Dr. Evans, Mrs. Webb, Mrs. Crosier, and Chris Harper. Their, “words of wisdom” have made a clear impact on students.
“We always hear Mr. Harper Speaking in front of everyone, it’s always very insightful and touches a lot of hearts” said Senior, Faith Schmoker, “so then, being able to have him speak in such a small setting where we’re really able to interact with him and talk to him directly was awesome!”
Hannah Grace also cited harper as one of her favorite speakers, “I liked when he talked about identity, that was really good!”
“Just the other day” said Faith, “he was talking about relationships and I think it opened a lot of hearts and a lot of minds”
“There’s been a lot of diversity in topics” noted Senior, Isaiah Cavanaugh, “we got to cover a wide selection of things, each person came in and talked about something they were passionate about- something that had affected their life, which is often more powerful (than a normal talk)”.
“I feel like the class is going in the right direction”, says senior, Kameron Stokes.
Now, although their future teacher has been hired, seniors are still in the midst of a transition.
The class will follow a similar route that it has been on with more guest speakers, alumni, and resident, “hero’s”. The Mane Post will be creating a podcast soon to capture some of these conversations and talks.
As for now, students seem hopeful for their future teacher.
“I’m also hoping we still get to talk about real life things, and let senior seminar be a safe place for us to really talk about things that we’re dealing with”
“I’m very, very excited to see what our worldview class has the potential to be!” agrees Stokes.
“I feel like it’s gonna be really good!” says Senior, Hannah Grace, “I think we’re gonna learn a lot!”
Ultimately- seniors seem to have a positive hope for the class.