Athletic Department Bios

2015 Brian Boubel

Boubel, Brian
DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS; P.E. TEACHER CLASSES THREE-SIX AND COACH
B.S. Sul Ross
M. Christian Education Dallas Theological Seminary

Brian Boubel has coached at Providence for eleven years. He is from Laredo, Texas and graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary with a Masters in Christian Education (2007). He received his bachelors’ from Sul Ross State University where he majored in Kinesiology and minored in Biology. God blessed him with the opportunity to play four years of NCAA Division III basketball at Sul Ross. He is married to Laura who is a stay at home mom. They have three sons: Jaden who is seven and is currently in Class Two, Dylan who is four and is in Pre-Kindergarten and Logan who is under a year. Brian has a passion for sharing God’s Word and serves in his church as a Life Group Teacher leading a Bible Study for about thirty adults ranging from 25 years of age to 50. He has also traveled to the following countries to share the gospel: Brazil, Mexico, Honduras, Indonesia, and Columbia. Another passion of his is serving the Lord through the ministry of character and leadership building with youth. He strongly emphasizes Bible teaching in his coaching philosophy and his core verse is Colossians 3:23- 24, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men since you know you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the LORD you are serving.” This is Brian’s eighth year coaching football and he brings discipline to the boys’ football program and looks forward to helping the boys achieve their individual skill and spiritual goals. His main purpose in coaching is to use the athletic experience as an opportunity to foster a spirit of “excellence unto the Lord” by modeling Christian values and spiritually mentoring athletes during practices and games. Every individual on his team is motivated to work hard and glorify God. His goal for each player is that by the end of the season they will know more about football, understand their relationship with Christ better, and have fun!

 

 

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Gibson, Mark
ASSISTANT ATHLETIC DIRECTOR; P.E. COACH

Mark was born in California in the Los Angeles area and moved to Texas to attend Abilene Christian University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in education. He is state-certified in P.E., health, and social studies; he also studied abroad at Oxford University. Mark earned his Master’s Degree in Coaching from Ohio University. After four years of living in the great state of Texas, Mark decided to call Texas home and moved to Richardson. He began his teaching and coaching career at Lake Highlands Junior High where he served for eleven years. Following a calling from the Lord out of public education to Providence, Mark’s top three goals as a coach are: that he will love his players as Jesus would, that his players will learn to become leaders who can think for themselves, and that his athletes will work both in the classroom and on the field as if they were working for the Lord.

Mark and his wife, Lainey, are newlyweds about to celebrate their one year anniversary. Lainey is a high school algebra teacher. The Gibsons attend The Village Church and Mark and Lainey have been actively involved as Young Life leaders for many years. Mark has served on mission trips to Mexico for seven years and has been involved in mission work in the Dominican Republic and Zimbawe.

 

2015 Kendall HInes

Hines, Kendall
TEACHER, P.E. CLASSES ONE-SIX AND COACH

Coach Kendall Hines grew up in Tyler, Texas where she spent her summers working as a camp counselor with Green Acres Baptist Church Day Camp. She began playing team sports at age 4 and has never stopped! She is a diehard fan of the Dallas Mavericks and the U.S. National Women’s Soccer Team.
Coach Hines graduated from Texas A&M University in 2011 with a Bachelors of Science, minoring in coaching and leadership. She interned at Second Baptist Church Houston and Longhollow Baptist in Tennessee where she worked with grades 6-12. Kendall moved to Dallas in August 2011 to join Park Cities Presbyterian Church as the Middle School Girls Leader. There she led Bible studies, organized camps and retreats, and led worship each week.
Coach Hines joined the Providence family in 2013. She currently teaches Class Eight girls Bible, Classes One-Six P.E. and coaches Classes Six-Eight girls basketball, volleyball, and track & field. Kendall attends Fellowship Dallas where she leads worship and a sophomore Bible study. Coach Hines also enjoys working with special needs ministries and is an interpreter for American Sign Language. Her passions include: youth ministry, Parental Care Ministries in Africa, exercising, and spending time with family and friends.

 

 

2015 Chris Thelen

Thelen, Chris
TEACHER, MATH CLASSES FIVE AND SIX
B.A. St. Johns University
Masters C.E., B.S. Dallas Theological Seminary

Chris is a native of Minnesota, where he graduated with high honors and was captain of his high school football team. Chris went on to graduate from St. John’s University with a BA in Economics and Theology, and when not studying, played Rugby all four years. Chris also has two Master’s Degrees from Dallas Theological Seminary in Bible and Christian Education, and received his state certification in mathematics through the Dallas Independent School District during the 2012-2013 school year. While attending DTS, Chris helped lead their World Evangelization Conference. He has also served as the Director of Teen Camp and Director of Foreign Internships for a mission’s organization. Chris is a driven leader with over eleven years of leadership in team building in the U.S. Armed Forces. He is dedicated to discipleship with a strong emphasis in interpersonal communication. Chris retired from the U.S. Army in August 2011 after serving for eleven years, retiring as a Captain. He has worked as an Aquatics, Land, and Bootcamp instructor. He is a graduate of the elite Army Ranger School, Air Assault/Parachute School, Army Pathfinder School, and has been awarded the Bronze Star, the Army Commendation Medal, and three other medals for outstanding leadership and skill. We are also grateful for Chris’ service as a platoon leader in Operation Iraqi Freedom, where he led his men into battle repeatedly on over 330 combat patrols, search operations, and raids. Chris currently works as the Classes Five and Six math teacher at Providence Christian School of Texas. He also serves as the Head Coach of the Cross Country team, Assistant Coach of the Track team, and leads the Class Five and Six Math Club. Chris and his wife, Lori, have two sons: Jack (3 years) and Luke (1 year). They live in Lake Highlands and serve the church body of The Village Church in Dallas, as Home Group Leaders.

 

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