Greetings!! My name is Michael Cook and I have had the privilege of wearing a lot of fun hats here at Faith Christian Academy since joining the Faith family in the fall of 2009. My journey to Faith began when God placed me, an unbelieving teenager at the time, in a Christian school where my teachers, coaches, and friends made an eternal impact on my life. Through passionate teachers who inspired me through the discovery of truth in scripture and what it looked like to live a life with Christ, to friends who kept me accountable and challenged, and coaches who always pushed me to give my absolute very best … I gave my life to Christ while at that Christian high school and pursued the calling of educational ministry that I believe God so clearly placed on my heart my junior year.
After completing high school, I went on to graduate from Vanguard University with a BA in History & Political Science, with a minor in Youth Leadership. It was at Vanguard where I met my amazing and beautiful wife, Cori. We married following our graduation from college. Prior to moving to Colorado and joining the team at Faith Christian, I was the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Vanguard University. In this role I travelled the United States visiting the top high schools in the country, and that is where I was introduced to and fell in love with Faith Christian Academy. Our admissions department considered Faith Christian as one of the top tier schools in the state of Colorado. When my wife and I made the big move to Colorado in 2009 I knew I wanted to work at Faith Christian … and now, here I am!!
Through my years at Faith Christian, I have taught Bible, worked as a Guidance Counselor and Dean of Students. Most recently I’ve had the incredible privilege of calling the Middle School home as the MS Principal for the past three years and I am now currently serving as HS Principal. Amid all the fun I’ve had in my time at FCA, I went back to school myself and earned my MA in Educational Psychology from the University of Colorado in 2012.
Cori and I were blessed to have added to our family in 2015 a beautiful little baby girl, Charley Grace (whom I hope you all get to meet – she’s the coolest person I’ve ever met, aside from her mom!). We are expecting our second child in the next few weeks, a little guy we are naming Harvey Joseph. Life is exciting!
I have thoroughly enjoyed my time working with FCMS and FCHS students and have absolutely loved getting the opportunity to minister alongside parents and teachers in, what I believe is, the most remarkable ministry of all - discipling students in their discovery of the Gospel and love of Christ. I love what I do and cannot believe I get paid to be a part of such an awesome time in students’ lives!
Coming from a home where neither of my parents were believers, I see first-hand the impact that teachers, staff, and coaches can have on young men and women during this time in their lives and that is something we do not take for granted. Our team of teachers and staff takes great pride in getting to inspire, instruct, challenge, and empower the youth of today and the world-changers of tomorrow! I consider Christian education as one of the greatest privileges in the entire world and as one of the highest callings. Being a product of Christian education myself I couldn’t be more honored to work alongside our amazing team of teachers, staff, and administrators that we have here at FCA. At a time where we see our students having to stand more firm in their beliefs than ever before, at a time where the Enemy would love nothing more than to pollute their minds with lies about who they are, I take great joy in that we know the truth of Jesus Christ and get to impart those truths daily. We live in a world today that is daily trying to break down the walls of our beliefs and faith in Christ.
I’m one of those odd people who thoroughly enjoys change and transition so I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of this new chapter at Faith Christian Academy! I cannot thank you enough for allowing us the amazing privilege of walking alongside your children in their continued pursuit of Truth and development of who they are in Christ. I look forward to partnering with you in this extraordinary ministry and in to a new season for Faith Christian Academy! Gooooo Eagles
POSTSCRIPT: Baby Harvey was born on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 7:21 am.