Before I started working at CLU, I knew very little about the university. I had two friends who worked here who were out and in a relationship.
"Still," I thought, "This is a Christian university. How tolerant can it be towards gay people like myself?"
At the time this was a big concern for me. I had only been out for less than a year at this time and felt that I couldn't be who I was at my previous employer. My friends convinced me to get over the stereotypes I had about all Christian institutions being closed-minded and I applied for a position here.
I got that position and have found an open, supportive, educational home in CLU for over 9 years now. I have always felt welcome here, and as a result I look at people of faith in a different way. Because of CLU I also continue to learn and grow as a human being.
Working in a house supported the feelings of family among the faculty and staff.
Through my work, I now have the opportunity to give back to the CLU community and treat students, staff, and faculty as I was treated as a graduate student.
My son was born four days after KCLU went live on the air.
We have shared so much laughter, joy, and teamwork relating with one another and common triumphs and struggles.
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