Mr. Umphrey was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. He developed a love for history throughout his childhood. His Dad has been a history teacher for over 30 years and helped instill a love of history in him. Mr. Umphrey graduated from the University of Alabama in Huntsville with a history major and a Classics cognate in 2013. He then moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota in order to intern in campus ministry for 2 years with Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) .
After spending 2 years with RUF, Mr. Umphrey moved to St. Louis where he received his Masters of Divinity from Covenant Seminary. He then moved to Utah this May in order to live closer to his wife's family.When Mr. Umphrey is not watching football or hockey he is spending time with his wife, Nykki, and their 9 month old son, Canaan. He also enjoys board and card games. Mr. Umphrey is excited to work with the scholars at Capstone Classical Academy. His goal is not simply to teach scholars facts about history, but he hopes to help them become well rounded people who are better equipped to succeed in all areas of life.
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A tuition-free, public charter school serving grades 6-12. Classical Education meets the Finnish model.