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Christian Educators’ Executive Director
David Schmus is the Executive Director of Christian Educators. He joined Christian Educators in 2015 and became Executive Director in 2017, and was honored to be mentored by two prior CE Executive Directors: Forrest Turpen and Finn Laursen. Prior to his tenure at Christian Educators, he was a high school AP US History/Government teacher and a Christian Club advisor for 15 years, being repeatedly honored as Most Inspirational Teacher. He holds an M.A. in Biblical Studies and Theology from Biola University, and has taught Biblical Worldview and Introduction to Teaching classes at Biola as an adjunct professor. David has been interviewed for numerous radio and online/print outlets, including World Magazine, Christianity Today, Salem and Bott radio networks, as well as several podcasts, including The World and Everything In It and the Moms in Prayer podcast. He leads and co-hosts the annual Rise Up Summit, an online conference that attracts over 10,000 Christian educators yearly. David and his wife Elizabeth have been married for over 30 years, have 5 daughters, one son, and are based in Orange County, California.
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