Our faculty and staff come from all walks of life but have one passion: teaching students to live with biblical perspective.
BILL JACK - CHANCELLOR
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 - PROVOST
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. - FACULTY
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 - FACULTY/MARKETING DIRECTOR
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. - DEAN OF STUDENT LIFE
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. - GUEST FACULTY
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.
MICAH GIBSON - FACULTY
Micah Gibson has been involved with Worldview Academy since 2005 as a student, Discipleship Staff member, and guest member of the Faculty of Theology. He graduated from Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee in 2012 with a bachelor's of arts in history, and has taught at middle school and high school levels in classical schools. Micah joined the United States Marine Corps Reserve in 2014 and currently serves as faculty at the Worldview at the Abbey bridge year program in Cañon City, Colorado.
HEIDI LOPEZ - COMMUNICATIONS/RESIDENT DIRECTOR
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.
WILLIAM LITTLE - ADMISSIONS DIRECTOR
William attended Worldview Academy camps from 2009-2012. Camp was where God’s grace became real to him and his life was powerfully transformed. Since then, he has served as both a Discipleship Staff member and a Staff Discipleship Director. He studied music in college and continues to have impromptu jam sessions with his wife, Joanna, at their home in Cañon City, Colorado.
REBEKAH GIBSON - EVENTS COORDINATOR
Rebekah first attended Worldview Academy camp in 2011 and instantly fell in love with the ministry. After attending camp for several summers, she served on staff as a small group leader in 2016 and videographer in 2017. She earned her BSBA in Business Communications from Liberty University online in May of 2018 and wants to use her degree to work for non-profit and ministry organizations. She enjoys reading, journaling, laughing, being in the sunlight, having good conversations, and going on spontaneous adventures. As a born and raised Texan, her love for her state is second only to Christ, and she looks forward to serving the students and watching God work through the Abbey program.
ETHAN FRESHWATER - RESIDENT DIRECTOR AND ADMISSIONS DIRECTOR
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.
MICAH BOTTOMS - RESIDENT ASSISTANT
Micah Bottoms is from Shreveport, Louisiana and has four amazing younger sisters and two incredible parents. He worked with the Worldview Academy summer camp prior to joining the Abbey as a Resident Assistant. Micah is currently completing a degree in Community Health with a concentration in Strength and Conditioning. He is extremely excited to serve with Worldview at the Abbey.
REANNA ABBEY - RESIDENT ASSISTANT
Reanna Abbey is from Upstate New York, and first attended Worldview camps as a student then later went on to be a graduate of Worldview at the Abbey. She fell in love with the mountains and the community of Cañon City and now calls herself a true Coloradan after climbing her first 14er. She enjoys all things coffee, baking sweet treats, hiking, sunsets, and having good conversations. She is excited to see God work through the Abbey into the lives of not only the students, but the community as a whole.
MAKAYLA STEWARTT - RESIDENT ASSISTANT
Makayla Stewart has been passionate about Worldview Academy since she first attended as a student in 2011. Having served as a Worldview Academy Staff member and being a 2015 Worldview at the Abbey Graduate, she is excited to serve students and push them closer to Christ through her position of Resident Assistant at the Abbey this next year. Makayla was raised as a farmer and is now a certified EMT she loves Jesus, people, the outdoors and enjoys hiking, reading and good conversations over coffee (or tea). As she joins the Abbey team, Makayla looks forward to building relationships with students and seeing how God will grow and shape them into the men and women He has called them to be.