Our faculty and staff come from all walks of life but have one passion: teaching students to live with biblical perspective.
Bill Jack is an educator with ten years experience in public schools and 14 years with The Caleb Campaign, a creationist youth ministry. Bill has appeared on numerous national radio and television programs and is the producer of several apologetic and worldview training DVDs. As a founder of Worldview Academy he continues to pursue his passion to raise up a generation who have the vision to reach their culture with the gospel, who have the valor to engage that culture with the truth and who rely on the virtue of the Word of God. Bill and his wife, Tabby, have three children and live in Colorado.
Jeff Baldwin co-founded Worldview Academy and serves as the research director for that ministry. He served as the humanities chair for Providence Classical School in Spring, Texas as well as headmaster at Steadfast Christian Classical School in Colorado. Jeff was the creative editor for Understanding the Times by David A. Noebel, and co-authored the Understanding the Times curriculum. He is the author of numerous books including The Deadliest Monster and The Twelve Trademarks of Great Literature. Jeff is also the general editor for Worldview Academy’s premier educational website, TheGreatBooks.com, providing guides that help educators teach a classic work from the Christian perspective; works range from Homer’s Odyssey to John Milton’s Paradise Lost. Jeff’s articles have appeared in World, Teachers in Focus, and New Attitude, and have been broadcast on Charles Colson’s radio program, Breakpoint. Jeff and his wife, Linda, and their three children live in Colorado.
NATHAN PEGORS, M.A.
Nathan Pegors has served with Worldview Academy for the last 10 years as a college staffer, camp director, and faculty member. After receiving his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from LeTourneau University, Nathan spent a year as an English Language Teacher in Russia. After his return, he spent 8 years teaching math and science in a Classical Christian school in Saint Louis, MO. He has also just completed a M.A. in the Humanities from Faulkner University. Nathan and his wife Heather live in Colorado.
August Huckabee has been involved with Worldview Academy since 2006 as a student, college staff, staff director, assistant camp director, and camp director. After receiving his undergraduate degree in Finance from Texas A&M University, August joined the team in Midland, Texas as one of Worldview Academy's full-time staff. He has now moved to Cañon City, CO to be the Dean of Students for Worldview at the Abbey, and is a photographer and outdoor adventure enthusiast in his free time.
BRANDON BOOTH, M.A.
Brandon attended the first leadership camp in 1996 as a student. He returned as a staff counselor, then became a faculty member, camp director, and Associate Executive Director of Worldview Academy. He received his B.A. in Philosophy from Hillsdale College and his M.A. in Historical Theology from Concordia Seminary in Saint Louis. Brandon and his wife, Liv, and their five children enjoy traveling, reading, and spending lots of time together.
J. MARK BERTRAND, M.A.
J. Mark Bertrand is a “major crime fiction talent” according to the Weekly Standard, which compares his three novels––Back on Murder, Pattern of Wounds, and Nothing to Hide––with the work of Michael Connelly and Ian Rankin. Mark’s nonfiction book Rethinking Worldview is taught in university and seminary classrooms, and is the basis for a number of his lectures. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Houston, and has lectured on theology and culture for more than a decade at Worldview Academy. Mark and his wife Laurie live in South Dakota.
Randy Sims is the Executive Director of Worldview Academy. He has trained Christian teens and adults in camps and ministries for over 30 years through his service as a leadership staff member with Kanakuk Kamps, Fellowship of Christian Athletes national staff, and T Bar M Sports Camps. As director and co-founder of the Worldview Academy Leadership Camps, Randy is responsible for the leadership training of over 2500 students and adults each year. Randy is the author of The Greatest Among You, a student’s guide to servant leadership. His work has afforded him the opportunity to lead chapel services for both college and professional sports teams, and to participate with the Billy Graham Crusade as a platform speaker. Randy and his wife, Amy, are blessed with four adult children and live in Midland, Texas.
Heidi Boesl first attended Worldview Academy Camp in 2008 as a middle school camper and joined the college staff team a few years later. After graduating from Cornerstone University with a BA degree in Film and Video Production, Heidi spent a summer teaching kids how to play tennis. Activities such as biking, adventuring, kayaking, singing and road tripping are just a few of the many things Heidi loves to do. As she joins the Worldview at the Abbey team, she looks forward to developing relationships with students, creatively designing media for the Abbey and growing in her walk with Jesus Christ.
Hannah Gabrielle Sharp has worked for Worldview Academy since 2011 as Staff and then Female Staff Director. She graduated from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelor of Arts in Languages and Speech and Hearing Sciences in 2014. During college, she worked at a preschool as an assistant teacher. Recently, she has become a certified personal trainer and enjoys hiking, backpacking, running and other outdoor activities. As she joins the team at the Abbey, Hannah looks forward to building relationships with students and seeing them turn to God and His wisdom in their daily lives.
Amy Ballinger is from north-central Oklahoma, the third oldest of 7, and has been of a part of Worldview Academy as a student, intern, staff member, staff director, and, currently, as an Associate Camp Discipleship Director. She enjoys hiking, mountain biking, and studying theology, literature, and history. As she joins the Worldview at the Abbey team, Amy looks forward to being a part of God's plan in raising the next generation of leaders through building relationships with students.
Ethan Freshwater is from Upstate New York, the oldest of four, and has been apart of Worldview Academy as a student and staff member as well as a graduate of Worldview at the Abbey. He enjoys fly fishing, ultimate frisbee, hiking, camping, reading theology/classic literature, and volunteering with AWANA’s. Ethan is excited to discover how God will use him as he invests in raising servant leaders for Christ by growing friendships with the students throughout the year.
Wyatt is from upstate New York, and grew up as the eldest of seven. He first started at Worldview as a student at the Abbey in the graduating class of 2016, and has since worked at Worldview Academy as a staffer in 2016 and a staff director in 2017. He loves studying theology and philosophy and reading great literature. He enjoys hiking, camping, mountain biking, and running, and is excited to return to join the Abbey staff team in leading students in a year of growth and discipleship.