Ben works for Opus: The Art of Work, an institute on faith and vocation at Wheaton College. He served as a department director for seven years at Bryan College where he and his team built international and domestic educational programs and experiences, and where he taught as an assistant professor in the political science department. Ben studied history and political science in college, and received his M.A. in classical liberal arts from St. John's College, Annapolis. He has international experience in 22 countries throughout Europe, Africa and Asia, mostly connected to his work in education. Ben enjoys good partnerships, clear and worthy goals, and well crafted programs, systems and events, and he loves running through the sprinkler with his children and enjoying life's adventures with his wife, Ariel.