Fifth and Sixth Grades

Matthew May
Matthew May
Fifth and Sixth Grade

I was born and raised in southwest Iowa, a middle child in a family of eleven. After high school, I attended Nebraska Christian College. It was here that I met and married my sweetheart. I graduated from NCC with two bachelor’s degrees centered on Pastoral Ministry and the dual-focus of Youth Ministry and Missions. After having enjoyed working with my wife to homeschool our growing family of four sons, I eventually returned back to college, earning an additional degree from Wayne State College in Secondary Education, Social Sciences. My family served for a time in ministries with congregations in both Nebraska and Iowa.

When my wife’s health care practice brought our family to Central Iowa in 2009, my youngest son, Benjamin, began attending Ames Christian School and continued from 3rd through 6th grades. Ben then attended a Des Moines-area Christian school from 7th through 12th grades, a school where I taught the dual subjects of Bible and social studies and also served as an assistant NASP archery coach.

During the summer of 2019 I was blessed with the opportunity to reconnect with Ames Christian and to seek to bless young families in a manner similar to how my own family had been blessed by ACS.  Feel free to stop by and say ‘hi’ and to take a closer look at what we have to offer your young student here at Ames Christian School.