Christian Basel is a second year student at Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS) and started as a seminarian at St. Columba’s in September of 2019. He comes from a military family and spent most of his life growing up at the US Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, but calls Charleston, South Carolina home. He studied history at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia before graduate studies in Caribbean History and Middle Grades Education at The Citadel and the College of Charleston. Prior to seminary, he was a state trooper with the South Carolina Highway Patrol, and discerned his call to ministry working in parish youth ministry and communications. He currently works with the Lifelong Learning Department at VTS, assisting with video and online educational content and AdventWord.