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DeLozier always wanted to be a religion teacher.

John DeLozier – Religion

The theology department adds a new member to their community in the form of Mr. John DeLozier. DeLozier has a passion for faith and hopes to share that with the BSM community.

DeLozier was raised in St. Michael, Minnesota. He majored in education at University of St. Thomas and, through a graduate program at Notre Dame, he taught for two years in Santa Clara, California. During this same time he took classes at Notre Dame in the summer and at the end of those two years he received his master’s degree in education.

DeLozier always felt a calling to be a religion teacher, and BSM gives him the opportunity teach and share his faith. At BSM he can express his passion for his faith and show others how it has guided his life in a positive way. “I knew from the get-go I wanted to be a theology teacher, and if I was going to pursue a career in education, it would be in theology,” DeLozier said.  

His primary goal as a Catholic educator is to help people understand their faith and its power.  “I went to Catholic school with different people who didn’t really understand their faith, and they didn’t take it seriously enough. I saw becoming a high school theology teacher as a way to help with that problem; to help people to not just view their faith as another subject, but as something they can actually live out. It can be something that impacts their lives,” DeLozier said.

DeLozier wants every student to recognize the power of faith, its effects, and the overlooked aspect of joy it can bring a person. “A life of faith is a joyful adventure, not something that’s boring, not something that’s static, but that giving your life over to Christ means that you get to be more fully yourself and more fully who God made you to be,” DeLozier said.

With a background in wrestling, DeLozier also joins the BSM community as the assistant wrestling coach. “I am excited to become involved in wrestling, it should be fun to have an active role in a BSM sport,” DeLozier said.

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