Tony was born and raised in Fairmont, Minnesota and became a believer in 1972 while attending a worldview summer camp called the Summit, located in Manitou Springs, Colorado. He has a BA in Biblical Studies from American Christian College, a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. from the University of North Texas. He and his wife Kathy have been married for forty years and he has three grown children and two (so far) grandchildren. Tony began his career in Christian schools in 1982 and has served over the years as a high school teacher, Registrar, College and Guidance counselor, Accreditation Coordinator, Learning Difference Program Coordinator, Director of Admission, Director of Development, Assistant Headmaster and Headmaster for two classical, Christian schools for over fifteen years. Tony also serves an Elder in his church, is on the Director’s Development Board of the Jesus Film Project, a ministry of CRU, and is very active in the pro-life movement. Tony’s two favorite leadership and management books are: Good To Great by Jim Collins, and The Way of the Shepherd by Kevin Leman.