Mr. Verne Becker
Joined SRDS Community: 2017
Degrees: B.A., Biblical Studies, Wheaton College, IL; Master of Arts, Journalism, New York University
1. Tell us about your journey to SRDS and working in technology. You have a background in Biblical Studies and Journalism, which is very unique! 2. Who inspired you to become a teacher?
I majored in biblical studies and minored in literature because I wanted to pursue a journalism career in the area of religion. Three of my professors -- a biblical scholar, a professional journalist, and a literature sage -- served as my inspiration. After college, I worked in editorial positions at several religious magazines, and then did freelance writing for nine years. During that time I published articles and several books, but I also began to grow more and more interested in the computer technology I was using for writing and editing. Mostly on my own, I learned how to build my own computer and troubleshoot software and hardware.