About Mr. Wiley
Mr. Wiley attended CCS in Kindergarten and 5-8th grade along with his two brothers, Miles and Ian. After he graduated high school, he lived in Kirkland for a year as part of a Master's Commission Discipleship program where they volunteered at local schools, had in-depth Bible studies and did outreach tours along I-5 and into California. Upon finishing his year in Kirkland, he moved back home to finish his Bachelor's degree. Mr. Wiley has always been a faithful servant at his home church and helps teach middle school classes on Sundays. We asked a few questions to get caught up with this college graduate!
What are you doing now?
I just finished my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education at Saint Martin’s University in December 2016 with endorsements allowing me to teach 4th-9th grade math. I have been substitute teaching in Lewis County since February and have been enjoying it thoroughly. Much of my spare time is spent investing in the youth of Bethel Church, Chehalis, as a youth staff member.
What are your goals/dreams?
My goals are still being shaped and molded, but I do know that I want to make an eternal impact in the lives of youth. I am equipped to teach and have a passion for youth ministry.
What inspired you to pursue those goals/dreams?
My life was impacted by many of my experiences as a teenager. In a world where teenagers are wrestling with bigger than life issues, I want to be a mentor who turns students to the Answer: Jesus. That could be in a Godly setting, secular setting or both.
What was your favorite memory at CCS?
I would be a fool not to mention the 8th grade Washington, D.C. trip. That whole experience gave me a greater appreciation for the Founding Fathers and a rich understanding of our Christian Heritage. Everything I had learned from CCS built up to that climax.
Anything else you would like to share?
Being a teacher in the public school system, I can’t stress enough the importance of Christian education. Students need instruction about who God is and what Godly principles are so they can be disciplined and righteous. As Proverbs 22:6 says, “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” So whether you can afford your child’s attendance at a Christian school or not, I encourage every parent to train their child in the ways of the Lord at home. CCS was a huge part of my development and growth in Christ, and I appreciate being raised in a God-honoring environment both at home and at school.
Thank you for sharing, Mr. Wiley. Your CCS family is cheering you on!