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Jonathan Nilius
Jonathan Nilius
HS Principal, HS Choir
Phone: 2300
Groups: Administration,Teacher,High School,Fine Arts

Name:

Jonathan Nilius

Your position:

High School Principal, HS music, vocal

Testimony of salvation:

I was saved when I was 4 years old.  We were just leaving church when I asked my parents if I could accept Christ as my savior.  They felt I was a little young to understand and told me we could when we got home.  They assumed I would forget, but when we got home it was the first thing on my mind.  So we knelt down and I confessed that I was a sinner and asked God to forgive me and make me his child.  As I have grown older my understanding and appreciation for what Christ accomplished for me on the cross has grown immensely.  Now I am challenged by what the apostle Paul says in 2 Corinthians 5:15, “And he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.”  This is one of the principle ideas that I hope to pass on to my students. 

Church:

Soteria Des Moines

College/Degree:

BA- K-12 Music Education, Faith Baptist Bible College

BA- Sacred Music, Faith Baptist Bible College

Additional Training:

I am currently working on my Masters in Educational Leadership from UNI. 

Drivers Ed Certified

Coaching Certification

Family:

I met my beautiful wife Carey while attending FBBC. God has also blessed us with 5 energetic daughters: Mia, Julia, Nadia, Alia, and Olivia.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not teaching?

As a family we enjoy swimming, playing soccer, and eating ice cream and Chick-fil-a.

How long have you been in your job at Grand View?

I have taught at Grand View for the last 15 years. I have been the High School Principal since 2020.