My name is Jane and I am a Co-Chapter Director for University of California at Irvine, University of California at Los Angeles and Irvine Valley College. I also, have the pleasure to lead our team in California as the Regional Director of California. I love working with students university and college students because it is a pivotal time in their lives to figure out who they are and what they believe. We love deep conversations and providing a place for students to come with their questions and find answers.
I was a college student when Jesus Christ saved me. When I became a Christian it was hard to tell others about my faith because most of my friends did not think religion or faith were for “smart” people. As a biology student, I often heard that, “science and religion are immiscible” and saw the hostility towards a belief in a Creator. And because I was a new Christian I did not know how to tell a person that wasn’t true. One of my classmates asked me, “Why are you taking this class when you don’t believe in it (evolution)?” At the time the only answer I can give to him was, “I need to know both sides.”
When I graduated from college I made it a point in my life to find answers so that I could share my faith with boldness. And now that I do have some answers, I want to help students give answers that I could not give when I was in college. I hope to help students think about their faith, answer tough questions, show people that there is evidence for our faith and lead people to Christ.
A turning point in my life was in the summer of 2009, I went to a Ravi Zacharias International Ministry Summer Institute at Wheaton College (IL). One evening, a speaker said something that really penetrated my heart. He said, “We need the next generation of Apologists, and all God wants is for you to be available.” At that moment the Holy Spirit was speaking into my heart. When I got home from the Summer Institute, I applied to the Master’s in Christian Apologetics program at BIOLA University and few weeks later I was in my first semester at BIOLA! In May 2011, I received my M.A. in Christian Apologetics with High Honors. Now, God has given me the opportunity to work with Ratio Christi.
Biology B.A. University of California, Santa Cruz, 2006
Christian Apologetics M.A. Biola University, 2011
Certificate of Completion in Bioethics and Family, Education and Society- Ateneo Pontificio Regina Apostolorum, Rome, Italy 2016