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Jason Kellhofer ’98

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  • Juris Doctorate: Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • Lawyer/Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice

“As a Trial Attorney for the Department of Justice’s National Security Division’s Counterterrorism Section (DOJ NSD/CTS), I assist in the investigation and prosecution of those involved in terrorist-related criminal activity. This entails advising the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and then collaborating with other members of the U.S. intelligence community regarding highly classified investigations. This position requires a great amount of travel, both domestic and internationally.

“Although I had intended to go straight to law school after college, an unexpected opportunity to teach 5th and 6th grade Bible and English at Grace Christian Academy in Taipei, Taiwan, presented itself. This was an opportunity to not only broaden my horizons and earn some money before law school, but an opportunity to put into practice and pass on many of the principles I learned at PCC. After an amazing year in Taiwan, I submitted applications to a few law schools and was accepted into Cleveland State University with a full-tuition scholarship based on my academics and life experiences. I graduated from law school a semester early and with Magna Cum Laude honors.

“As a freshman, during the first day of my first History class, Dr. John Reese defined history as an account of the relationship between God and man. It was this type of perspective that defined my PCC experience and this type of perspective that took shape in all I did. PCC provided me an excellent education: my history major taught me to look to the details of the past and to apply these lessons to the future, and my classes as an English minor taught me foundational skills in communicating. Nonetheless, the most important thing I learned was perspective—to put God in the center and let the rest radiate from there.”

Sarah Stockman ’07
  • M.A. in Bible Exposition: Pensacola Theological Seminary
  • Membership Assistant, Home School Legal Defense Association (Purcellville, VA)

“I work in our membership department, taking phone calls from members, processing memberships, traveling to homeschool conferences to represent HSLDA, and assisting with special interoffice projects. I enjoy interacting with homeschooling families and having a small part in protecting the freedom to homeschool without excessive government intervention.”

“The most valuable thing to me about PCC is the Christ-centered focus of the faculty and course work. There are many places where students can learn the ‘how to’ of their field, but there are not many places where students are taught and encouraged to incorporate their Christian faith into their careers and lives.”

Kris McWilliams ’97
  • M.S. in Educational Administration: Pensacola Christian College
  • Vice Principal and High School Supervisor, Temple Baptist School (Herndon, VA)

“My daily responsibilities include teaching World History, American History, and physical education. I love the fact that I get to teach history from a Christian perspective and see God’s hand throughout history.

“My bachelor’s degree in History Education with a second teaching field in physical education helped prepare me to teach both subjects on the secondary level, while my master’s degree in Educational Administration helped prepare me for the administrative responsibilities that I have at our school.”

Jason Ramey ’09

Jason Ramey

I, Jason Edward Ramey, will, in the execution of my office, endeavor to have the criminal laws fairly and impartially administered, so far as in me lies, according to the best of my knowledge and ability, so help me God.

On March 29, 2018, PCC alumnus Jason Ramey (’09) completed his oath of office with the above promise as he stepped into the role of interim district attorney for Rockingham County, North Carolina. On January 2, 2019, he was sworn in as the elected district attorney for the newly formed Prosecutorial District 22, covering both Rockingham County and Caswell County.

Thirteen years prior, Jason walked onto campus as a freshman studying history at PCC with almost no idea where God was going to lead his life.

“I did not always envision that I would be a prosecutor, but I felt that God was leading me in this direction when I was a junior at PCC,” he said. “I believe my time at PCC helped strengthen my resolve to do the right thing, regardless of the consequences. Prosecutors have immense power in the criminal justice system, and it is imperative that prosecutors always strive to do the right thing, to seek justice not convictions.”

After graduating from PCC, Jason went to Wake Forest University School of Law where he graduated with honors. Throughout years of hard work and dedication, he and his wife Miranda (’06) have faced every new challenge with confidence that they are in God’s will.

“I knew the entire time I was in law school that I wanted to be an assistant district attorney,” Jason said. “It has not been an easy path for my wife and me. We’ve moved several times in order to fulfill my calling, but we have been blessed by God beyond anything we could have ever imagined.”

Jason began his career prosecuting low-level misdemeanor cases and eventually worked up to handling serious felony trials. In each experience, he found that his job as a prosecutor has required more of him than the ability to complete years of education and the willingness to move where he is needed; it has required him to provide full dedication to upholding the foundational laws of the United States.

“It was an incredible experience to take the oath of office as district attorney,” Jason recalled. “It is a sacred vow, and I am ever mindful of the overwhelming responsibilities that I promised to God to uphold the Constitution of the United States and Constitution of North Carolina.”

Though the work can often be hard, Jason hopes to continue in his position until retirement, as he finds it to be a fulfilling line of work.

“It is not an easy job, but I love what I do,” he said. “The most fulfilling thing that I do is helping victims of crime receive justice. From first-degree murder cases to low-level misdemeanors, I enjoy working with law enforcement on behalf of victims to make sure that justice is done in each case.”

Above all else, Jason thanks the Lord for the way he’s been blessed.

“We would have never believed that I would be the district attorney at such a young age, much less the youngest district attorney in North Carolina,” he said. “Soli Deo Gloria!”

Ginger Morgan ’02

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  • Counterterrorism, United States Central Command (USCENTCOM) (Tampa, FL)

“I work with counterterrorism for United States Central Command (USCENTCOM) at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida. Because CENTCOM covers Egypt, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, my daily activities involve monitoring databases and chat rooms. I deal with current historical events in the Middle East, studying Middle Eastern history and aspects of the Muslim religion to better understand the problem in my area of responsibility.

“The history degree at PCC gave me the skills needed to accomplish my job, skills such as writing, analyzing information, and researching. History helps me to understand the past to be better able to plan for future events.”

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