John Rinks came to LuHi in 2015 after 15 years at one of the largest Christian PS-12 school systems in southern California. He was development director there for 9 years, when the Lord inspired His people to donate $11 million for new facilities and other school needs. John also taught Economics during those 15 years, receiving a national teaching award in 2005 sponsored by the NASDAQ stock exchange, and in 2006 being selected for a team of high school economics teachers sponsored by the US State Department to observe secondary economic education in Russia. Before that John was a marketing executive in the defense/aerospace sector for 15 years at Hughes Aircraft Company, and at a Cal Tech start-up that went public and was acquired by Lucent Technologies during the late 1990s Internet frenzy. John also has a unique hobby as an amateur archaeologist, spending a month each summer excavating with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem at a Bronze Age site in Israel. He and his wife Cindy have three adult children and seven grandchildren.
Personal Verse: 2 Corinthians 8:7 "But since you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in the love we have kindled in you—see that you also excel in this grace of giving."