No stranger to failure, burn-out, and pastor-fatigue, John Paul even survived the 2010 earthquake in Haiti as a Th.M. student on a short-term Erskine Theological Seminary sponsored mission trip. John Paul has continued stumbling along through various academic adventures including his current Ph.D. studies at Aberdeen University. Most of his day to day routine is devoted to writing puppet sketches, jumping ditches while being chased by a local dog, and honking on a saxophone – all part of his serving as the minister of Troy Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. These experiences (and more) gird the entertaining educational atmosphere of his courses.