Jeffrey S. McMaster Hometown: Linden, Michigan Occupation(s): Brazos Christian School headmaster
What is an interesting fact about you that not many people know? Even though I’m kind of a bookworm and a nerd, I have an adventurous side. Among other things, I’ve gone bungee-jumping, cliff diving and white-water rafting, run triathlons and 5Ks, and hiked the Costa Rican jungle. But most people only see the reserved, bookish side. How do you usually spend your summers? I spend my summers planning and preparing for the next school year. People often assume that, because I work in a school, I have summers off, but the reality is that it requires lots of planning to get ready for the school year, if I want to help the teachers to be their best and the students to have a great experience. What are your hobbies? I really enjoy spending time with my wife, reading and writing, and trying new foods, especially foods that are unique to cultures that I visit or communities where I live. Since I am new to Texas, I am thoroughly enjoying the experience of Texas barbecue. If your house caught on fire, what would be the first things you’d save? I would want to save those things that are irreplaceable and personally meaningful, so first would be my family and my dog, followed by my study Bible and my wife’s artwork, and then my cellphone and laptop. If you turn on your playlist, what song would be playing? It would be a song that tells the story of and reflects my faith, so most likely something like “Hello My Name Is” by Matthew West; “This Is the Stuff” by Francesca Battistelli; “Revelation” by Third Day; or “Shine” or “God’s Not Dead’ by the Newsboys. What is at the top of your bucket list? Individually, I would love to try skydiving. I would really like to experience the exhilaration of unattached free falling (if my wife would let me). With my wife, I would love to take a long Mediterranean cruise. We first met in Europe on a Christian school senior trip, and I would so love to travel back there with her and see places we didn’t see then.
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