by Caroline Kimball, Communications Content Manager
For many people, politics can be a divisive topic. But for state Senator John Arch of Nebraska, he believes it doesn’t have to be that way.
The father of two Cedarville graduates, Cameron and Nick Arch, John believes firmly in prioritizing his faith — even in the political context of the state legislature of Nebraska.
But John didn’t always see himself as a politician. Originally, he was content to serve people through his role in healthcare. His leadership and influence in healthcare proved to be a valuable training for John in the political world — and the residents of Nebraska are the benefactors of his service.
In 2016, John was approached by a state senator who was at the end of his term. He encouraged John to enter the state legislature, and two years later, he ran uncontested. Now in his second term, John is the speaker of the legislature, serving as a facilitator of debate amongst members of the state senate.
Even in this context, John has stood firm in his beliefs. He put his faith in Christ at a young age and has since sought to live out his faith daily, serving as an example for his two sons as well as his fellow senators. As he would say, living out your faith is what makes the difference.
Even though Christianity and politics don’t often mix well, John has sought to live out his faith no matter the cost.
Listen to John share his story on the Cedarville Stories Podcast.