Athletic Department Bios

Brian Boubel - DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS; P.E. TEACHER AND COACH - Providence Christian School - Dallas TX











Boubel, Brian
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!


Mark Gibson - ASSISTANT ATHLETIC DIRECTOR; P.E. TEACHER; COACH - Providence Christian School - Dallas TX











Gibson, Mark

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.

 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.




Chris Thelen - TEACHER, MATH CLASSES FIVE AND SIX - Providence Christian School - Dallas TX












Thelen, Chris
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.


Moore, Ashley


Coach Moore grew up attending Richland Hills Church of Christ. After earning her high school diploma at Fort Worth Christian School, she earned a degree in Bible and psychology from Abilene Christian University (ACU). While at ACU, Ashley used two Spring Breaks to participate in mission trips to the Dominican Republic. With a total of seventeen mission trips under her belt, Coach Moore has seen Mexico, Zambia, South Africa, and Ghana where she stayed for three months working with an organization that rescues children from slavery.

Coach Moore has a deep love for the Lord and knows that He placed a strong desire for mission work in her heart. Her spiritual journey to her transformation was through the way of discipleship.  Following that calling led her to Young Life in 2014. She has been blessed to serve the community through discipling kids in North Dallas.  Along with her mission work for Young Life, Ashley has coached P.E. at Fort Worth Christian and has coached girls’ soccer, basketball, lacrosse, and track. She has played and been involved in soccer for sixteen years. She loves being able to not only coach children but pray for them and share the gospel of Christ with them.  Ashley is a member of the Village Church in Dallas which she has attended for four years. She is very excited to be coaching at Providence.

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