Why Regent University?

Regent University offered a unique perspective in undergraduate studies. Christ-centered leadership and biblically centered classes develop students professionally and personally. The campus is beautiful, and I soon found that my professors and my fellow students exuded enthusiasm and dedication to the Lord and their educational pursuits. Classmates prayed with me and for me; studying became a group effort towards excellence and not just another homework assignment.

Why Online Learning?

I was 21 when I started the online learning program at Regent University. I had the opportunity to dual-enroll in a local college while in high school, so my associates degree was partially complete when I graduated in 2002. I hit the ground running by working full time after graduating from high school, attending night classes to finish my associates degree. I guess I got used to the schedule, and when it came time to find a university to transfer to, I knew I'd want a flexible format that would allow me to continue in my professional endeavors.

Why A Business Degree?

My degree is in Organizational Leadership and Management. I chose this concentration because of the unique mix of business strategy and leadership development. In choosing a degree program I wanted one that would emphasize the "people" part of organizations and their strategic development. Some degree programs focus primarily on the financial and strategic side of business development, but Regent stressed the importance of the organization's people and the effectiveness of biblical leadership.

Business Degree


Dad went to the ankle doctor today, and the doctor says he can loosen the boot once in awhile! This is great news, because that pesky boot has been so uncomfortable for him. It probably doesn't help that he tried to do yard work last weekend, and maybe got some sawdust in it... hmmm....

Unfortunately, the ankle break is such that he may have to wear it another 6 weeks. Initially, the boot and crutches were supposed to be used for 6 weeks total, but as we all know science isn't perfect and our bodies all heal at different paces.

No further news on the Other Obstacle, but I assure you I will keep you all updated, even if it is through the email... I may not post every detail here, as I am sure you understand. Thank you for your prayers and notes of encouragement. I took my laptop over to the living room tonight and read him the latest support emails. They really mean a lot to us all, but especially my dad.


Chelsea & Co.

(Notes of encouragement, kudos, "We're praying for you! notes to Mike, send to chelseas.blog@gmail.com)