SUMMER 2023 What brought you to Shiloh?: In the spring of 2017, I was working in the restaurant industry when I was approached by former Shiloh President, Dr. Greg Jones. Before that I was in education for ten years with the Springdale School District. Dr. Jones asked if I was interested in returning to education by filling a position that covered several different areas and duties. He felt I had the skillset necessary to assist the school with potential for a permanent position. Following much prayer and consideration, I joined the Shiloh family in August of 2017, and I have loved serving our school since then. Tell us about your family: My wonderful bride, Crystal, and I have been married for 16 years. She currently teaches in the Rogers School District. Crystal is the epitome of a helpmate and supports me in all I do, including many of the responsibilities I have at Shiloh. We are blessed with six fantastic children. From oldest to youngest, we have Ciera, Katelyn, Billy, James, Jonathan, and Payton. They are all grown and four of the six have families of their own. We are blessed to have six grandchildren - with another on the way! We love to travel and go on adventures as a family from one end of the country to the other. We now have the joy of doing this with a whole new generation. Other than our son, Billy, who lives overseas while serving in the U.S. Army, we are blessed to see our kids on a regular basis. We stay busy with our family, work commitments, and the opportunities to serve our church. What do you love most about your job?: This one is pretty easy - It's the kids. I get to minister to and encourage children as young as four years old at Shiloh, then be a part of their life at school all the way through high school. I loved seeing the seniors who were in my first class graduate this year, and that I was still able to meet their needs and drive them places as they prepared to leave Shiloh. Students that were in PreK4 when I arrived are finishing up their elementary days, and I will help them transition to secondary and grow into young adults. I serve all grade levels at Shiloh, so I have the opportunity to model Christ and serve them the whole way through. This makes each day a calling for me and not just a job. What is a typical day at work like for you? There is rarely a typical day for me at Shiloh, but most days start early with traveling north to Pinnacle Hills to bring students to our Springdale campus. After I drop off the students, I park the bus and go inside to meet and greet our littlest Saints at the PreK4 sign-in table. The day can take many turns from this point. You will find me getting concession stands ready for home ball games or I could hop back on the bus to transport our students to a variety of locations for field trips or athletic events. If we have a special event on campus, you will find me preparing for the event and assisting our leadership team. I end my school day by taking students back to the Pinnacle Hills Campus. Many days, this is just the beginning of my “evening shift” as I return to campus for games or events after school. My days are never the same, but this is one of my favorite things about my job. What is the most valuable lesson you have learned during your time at Shiloh?: I have learned to see God in the small stuff. It is really easy to see God when big things happen. Often we forget that He wants to be involved in the smallest details of our lives. My time at Shiloh has helped me mature and focus on seeing Him in the smallest details of each day. This has helped me grow past the point of just looking to Him for big needs. I have learned to praise Him when I don’t have a need and thank Him for the simple things that are easy to take for granted. I am blessed to be surrounded by co-workers that are growing in their relationships with the Lord. JASON STEWART 27

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