Best of Irmo Chapin Life 2018
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Mr. Chris Essig

Upper School Teacher: Mr. Chris Essig
Teaches: 9th - 12th Guitar and Worship Arts
Mr. Essig has been teaching at Ben Lippen for six years. He is married to Ashely, and this month they will celebrate 14 years of marriage. They have three children, all students at BL: Jed (5th grade), Peter (4th grade), Isabel (3rd grade), Norah (kindergarten). In his free time, Mr. Essig enjoys gardening, mountain biking, hiking, and playing basketball.

What are you passionate about? I am passionate about teaching. I love passing along information or experiences that shape us and make us who we are. I am passionate about music and I love thinking of new ways to teach it.

What do you love most about teaching guitar and worship arts? I love the level of potential that I have seen in all the students here at Ben Lippen. It really is amazing to watch them grow especially if I've had the privilege of working with them over the course of 3-4 years. Teaching music is like teaching a language that communicates the subtle uniqueness of who we are and the beauty and diversity of God’s big world. What a great responsibility I have but also what a joy it is to teach what I love.

What do you love most about Ben Lippen? I love that we can speak openly about Christ and our life experiences as believers, and see the Lord change the lives of students.