Brody Thomas • The Good of Goshen

Brody Thomas

Teacher, Bethany Christian Schools

Published Jan. 2019

I grew up in a small town in rural Pennsylvania. When I came here to attend Goshen College, Goshen felt like a big city to me. Elkhart County supports the arts, so after graduation, I stayed here to seek a music career. Now I teach music at Bethany Christian Schools and the talent I see from these kids is incredible!

It’s my 4th year teaching at Bethany. I strive to be a teacher who is connected inside my classroom and to the community. I want to contribute musically to the Goshen community with the mindset of, “How can we as a school, or how can I as a teacher and community member, give back?”

Teaching takes a lot of time, so creating intentional space is important. I often find that places like The Electric Brew or the Millrace Trail create space for forming community. I take a lot of pride in our downtown and I take advantage of all that Goshen has to offer.

There are a lot of creative minds sharing the feeling of community pride here in Goshen, and I don’t think it’s like that everywhere.

Editor • Liz Core Shenk
Interview + Photography • Olivia Copsey

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