Hi everyone! My name is Brian Chase, Database Administrator at SDHS. I am also the moderator for the Japanese Language & Culture Club. This is my 6th year. What a joy and ministry it is to be here!
I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Education from Eastern Nazarene College, which focused on Christian Education for Children/Youth/Adults, Church Administration and TESOL.
In addition, I received a Master of Arts degree in Christian Missions from Tokyo Christian University (Tokyo Christian Institute), which emphasized building bridges cross-culturally as well as cross-cultural communication with the Gospel message as a foundation.
I was born and raised in New Hampshire. Having also lived in Japan for 10 years as a high school student and seminarian, I have the ability to speak and read the Japanese language fluently. I thoroughly enjoy using OS systems interchangeably in both English and Japanese among iPhone X, MacBook Pro, and Web-Based SIS/SMS/CMS systems.
I am an Accredited Interscholastic Cross County and Track & Field Coach with NFHS (National Federation of State High Schools Associations) in partnership with USATF (USA Track & Field).
What's more, my passion for sports, especially Cross Country Running and Marathoning as well as Track and Field, aids me in my fitness abilities, endurance and my continued interest in Elementary, Junior High, and High School student fitness. Having been a requested volunteer coordinator for 11 consecutive years at a Bellmore Elementary School Field Day, in charge of their running relays, this annual event continues to teach me the necessity of fitness among our children/youth and adults alike, as well the importance of involvement in school and community events.
Lastly, I have previously been involved in Youth Ministry as a Youth Pastor at a Long Island church for three years, overseeing and directing other leaders in serving the younger generation as they grow in their faith journey together.
I look forward to serving the faculty, staff, students and families throughout the 2020-2021 school year.