Senior High Winter Blast

Guest Speaker: Dave Mathias

Dr. Mathias earned his medical degree at University of Michigan Medical School with a specialty in pediatrics. A son of missionaries and knowing the financial burden of medical school, he joined the Army.

Capt. Mathias deployed to Sadr City, Iraq with the 1st Cavalry Division in March of 2004. He was the lone doctor to serve more than 400 troops. He had never treated a bullet wound. On April 4th, known as Black Sunday, insurgents attacked. The events of that deadly day and its aftermath are chronicled in the book, "The Long Road Home: A Story of War and Family," by Martha Raddatz and the basis of a National Geographic mini-series. Dr. Mathias now treats children at Marshfield Clinic-Wausau Center and volunteers with church youth.

He and his wife, Rhonda, had their first child prior to his tour in Iraq. They are currently a family of eight. Like most veterans and military families, their experiences are a never-ending process to understand, contextualize and accept. Romans 8:28 provides reassurance, "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

Old Mill Point January 13 - January 15, 2023

Senior High Winter Blast

Guest Speaker: Dave Matthias

Dr. Mathias earned his medical degree at University of Michigan Medical School with a specialty in pediatrics. A son of missionaries and knowing the financial burden of medical school, he joined the Army.

Capt. Mathias deployed to Sadr City, Iraq with the 1st Cavalry Division in March of 2004. He was the lone doctor to serve more than 400 troops. He had never treated a bullet wound. On April 4th, known as Black Sunday, insurgents attacked. The events of that deadly day and its aftermath are chronicled in the book, "The Long Road Home: A Story of War and Family," by Martha Raddatz and the basis of a National Geographic mini-series. Dr. Mathias now treats children at Marshfield Clinic-Wausau Center and volunteers with church youth.

He and his wife, Rhonda, had their first child prior to his tour in Iraq. They are currently a family of eight. Like most veterans and military families, their experiences are a never-ending process to understand, contextualize and accept. Romans 8:28 provides reassurance, "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”