Chase Medelberg is a proud Texan and was teaching the Texas Pledge of Allegiance to the curious FMS community within days of his arrival at FMS. Born and raised in the city of Krum – “home of the Fighting Bobcats” – he loves golfing, reading, snow, college football, and education.
Chase’s passion for education and his call to service came while studying Political Science at Baylor University: “When I was a sophomore and volunteered in afterschool tutoring, I worked with a 7th grade student who could not read. When I saw that, I wanted to do something.”
During college, Chase worked in Washington DC for a few months at a think tank to address government involvement in educational policies. This opportunity strengthened his passion for education and desire to serve in a classroom setting.
Finding that service with FMS offered the opportunity to serve intertwined with the opportunity to grow spiritually, Chase joined DC Service Corps.
During his year with FMS, Chase teaches, accompanies and mentors the students at Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School through the Corporate Work Study Program. This program empowers and enables under-resourced high school students to succeed in the professional workplace while preparing them for college with Christian values essential for successful and fulfilling lives.
Looking ahead, Chase is excited for the upcoming year and the opportunity to experience something new, return to DC, and serve in an educational capacity.
Favorite Saint: “My favorite saint is whoever I’ve read about most recently, because they are all awesome. But if I had to pick one, it would be St. Maximilian Kolbe. His story is so inspiring – how he gave the ultimate sacrifice. If there’s anyone I would aspire to be like, it would be him.”
Fun fact: “I was named after the Chase Manhattan Bank. And I hit a hole in one with a Spongebob Squarepants golf ball.”