Jake Turnbull

Turnbull_jacob_pic_0818 Jake Turnbull taught at the dialectic and rhetoric levels for Imago Dei Academy of Alamogordo, NM from 2013–2017. In 2012 and 2013, he worked as a graduate assistant at Northland Graduate School of Dunbar, WI, helping college students with coursework in Greek, Romans, and Acts and the Pauline Epistles. Jake earned a B.A. in Biblical Studies with high honors from Northland International University in 2012, and is currently pursuing an M.A. in Liberal Arts at St. John’s College, Santa Fe. A lifelong outdoorsman, Jake hunts, fishes, and backpacks around the American Southwest. In his spare time, he studies history, theology, philosophy, and the Biblical languages; and his personal library boasts six different editions of William Strunk Jr.’s idiosyncratic classic, The Elements of Style. Jake’s minor hobbies include carpentry, gardening, roasting coffee, reloading ammunition for long-range shooting, and designing camouflage. Since his conversion to Christianity in 1998, Jake has been personally captivated by the joy of knowing Jesus Christ; and as a fellow citizen with God’s people and a member of his household, Jake loves having a part in Christ’s ongoing work to build his church into a dwelling for God’s Spirit. Jake’s wife, Katie, is a registered nurse who specializes in emergency care; together, Jake and Katie enjoy serving their local church, kayaking local lakes, and spoiling their whimsical dog, Sasha (a.k.a. Fluffytop Barkface).