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Saint John’s Prep is a premier arts and sciences world school where we prize imagination, creativity and discovery. Prep offers experiences that nurture curiosity and expand horizons. We invite you to discover Saint John’s Prep!
We take learning seriously at Saint John’s Prep. Our outstanding faculty and staff challenge our students to reach beyond the familiar to try something new, to create, imagine or invent. We engage our students not only as they are but in relation to all that they can become.
Saint John’s Prep offers athletic, co-curricular and arts programs that are committed to a quality experience, highlighted by hard work, pride, and teamwork. We encourage students to try new things and challenge themselves to learn and grow outside of the classroom.
Every student takes part in our Fine Arts Program at Saint John’s Prep. Our well-rounded curriculum supports the development of appreciation and passion for fine arts that will last a lifetime.
Saint John’s Prep offers a spirited array of varsity and intramural sports. Our programs are inclusive with a strong emphasis on teamwork. Our sports teams give Prep students the opportunity to grow interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills.
Joe Minks teaches upper school Theology at Saint John’s Preparatory School. He is originally from Minnesota and has always enjoyed every season it has to offer.
Joe attended Bethel University in St. Paul where he earned a B.A. in Biblical and Theological Studies and Philosophy. During his undergraduate studies, Joe studied Biblical Hebrew and became a Teaching Assistant for the Biblical Studies Department. He later went on to earn a two-year degree in Modern Hebrew and served active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces for several years. He has also worked with the Middlebury School of Hebrew at Middlebury College in Vermont.
Outside of the Prep School, Joe enjoys year-round indoor and outdoor activities in Minnesota. Particularly, he enjoys language learning, exercise science, camping, hockey, rollerblading, and spending time with his family.
Mr. Minks enjoys teaching at Saint John’s Prep because of the welcoming atmosphere and high-achieving nature of the school. When asked about the Prep School, Mr. Minks will be the first to tell you how engaged the faculty and students are and how exciting it is to see each student’s unique perspective(s) in the classroom.