Having recently been elected at the May Association Meeting, Josue Cevallos is the newest addition to the Timothy Christian School Board. Josue is not only an alumnus of TCS, but also the uncle of a first grader!
After graduating from Timothy in 2003, Josue earned his bachelor’s degree at New York University, majoring in Economics and Business. Having over 10 years of experience in areas of international tax and transfer pricing, Josue has worked with various multinational companies as a consultant, providing guidance on tax compliance and planning. He is currently working for L3Harris Technologies, Inc, an aerospace and technology company that primarily services the United States Government and its allies. As part of their Tax Department in L3Harris’s Finance Group, Josue has established a training curriculum in his role as Transfer Pricing Manager. We are excited to have Josue share his expertise as he serves on the Board of TCS.
In addition to his career in finance, Josue is also a minister, having earned a Master of Divinity from Oral Roberts University and a Master of Theology from Princeton Theological Seminary. He currently serves as a Teaching Pastor at Revival to the Nations Church of God and as a professor at Centro Biblico Yeshua, a Hispanic Seminary.
Josue has a number of hobbies. He is musically inclined having taught himself to play the piano, guitar, drums, and the ukulele. He enjoys playing various sports, hiking, and following all the local professional sports teams. While he resides in Hillsborough, NJ, Josue is an avid traveler having visited many countries in Europe, South America, and the Middle East. Josue is planning to get married next year and start a family with his beautiful bride to be.
Learn more about what Josue shared when asked about his experience at TCS.
What do you love most about TCS?
What I love the most about TCS is its unwavering commitment to provide a Christ-centered education to its students. I have witnessed the sacrifice and commitment that each of the TCS faculty and staff have towards fulfilling this mission.
What is one word that best describes the school? Why?
The one word I would use to describe TCS is “Family.” I have been involved with TCS over the last 20 years and every time I visit it feels like I am with family. There is always a friendly face and smile whenever I go to TCS.
Describe one of your favorite memories of TCS.
I have so many great memories at TCS that it’s hard to pick one. However, if I have to pick, I will say it was my senior class trip to the Dominican Republic. The experience was life changing for me as well for many of my classmates. I speak Spanish fluently, so I was the “unofficial” translator of the group. This gave me the opportunity to have so many different points of connection in our ministry work. Visiting the children’s hospital was perhaps the most memorable experience of the trip for me.
From your own experience, why do you believe it was important for you to attend TCS?
The academic rigor at TCS helped me develop critical thinking and practical application skills that were important in my higher education career. However, the most important thing I received at TCS was a spiritual formation and discipleship that gave me a strong footing when facing a secular world that seems to deny God and reasoning at every chance.
How are faith and learning integrated at TCS?
Faith and learning are integrated at TCS by the way the teachers approach every subject with the acknowledgment of how God and His truth is present in everything that we learn. There is also an overwhelming sense that the teachers not only care about your academic achievements, but they truly care about your spiritual formation as well. It allows for a complete education. When I was a student, I felt like I was being cared for on an intellectual and spiritual level.
In what ways did TCS prepare you for college and beyond?
The academic rigor at TCS helped me develop critical thinking and practical application skills that were important in my higher education career. However, one class stands out to me that really prepared me for life outside of TCS. That class was the Christian Worldview class Senior year. This class prepared me for defending my faith in a secular environment and how to be equipped for every good work, as the Scripture states (Timothy 3:17).
What would you tell a friend to encourage them to send their child to TCS?
I would tell them that if they want their child to be prepared for the secular world that will deny God and reason, they need to prioritize a Christ-centered education. Also, if they value the spiritual formation of their child, having a faculty and staff that loves God is of the upmost importance in the discipleship and upbringing of a child.