"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving."


Colossians 3:23-24

Meet the dedicated support team at School Alive, where each member plays a vital role in our community. From our vigilant Head of Security ensuring a safe environment, to our compassionate assistant and substitute teachers, and our enthusiastic volunteers, every individual is committed to nurturing and guiding our students. Together, we bring the vision of "Authentic HAMSTER Education" to life, inspiring and supporting each student in their journey towards discovering and fulfilling their God-given purpose.

Mr. John Russell Binske

Head of Security

Mr. John Russell Binske brings over 30 years of comprehensive security experience from his distinguished career in the military, law enforcement, and church security. His extensive background includes 23 years of service in the U.S. Army, with deployments to Iraq and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where he gained invaluable experience in base and convoy security operations. Recently, John served as the Head of Security at Church Alive, enhancing the security framework and ensuring the safety of the congregation. Additionally, his tenure as a Courthouse Security Officer with the local Sheriff's Department has further honed his skills in maintaining secure environments.


Originally from Livingston, Montana, John was raised in a military family, which instilled in him a deep sense of duty and adaptability. He has lived across the United States, finally settling in Lafayette, Indiana, in May 1998. John’s military career is decorated with numerous awards, including the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and Iraq Campaign Medal with two Campaign Stars. His roles ranged from Cavalry Scout to Unit Supply Sergeant, showcasing his versatility and leadership. John's education includes graduating with honors from the NCO Academy and completing various advanced training courses, reflecting his commitment to continuous improvement and excellence in security operations.


John's personal life is equally commendable. Married to his wife Tina for 23 years, he is dedicated to his family and community. His leadership at School Alive is instrumental in safeguarding our faculty and students, ensuring a secure and nurturing environment. John's wealth of knowledge and steadfast dedication align perfectly with School Alive's mission to provide a Christ-centered education, fostering a safe space where students can thrive both academically and spiritually. He significantly contributes to the safety and well-being of our community.