Dr. Gredy: Five Fast Facts About Your Head of School
You may have met Dr. Gredy at the Meet and Greet held on Back to School night. Hopefully, you’ve read his weekly emails updating the DCS family about “Building for the Future.” You’ll have another opportunity to meet Dr. Gredy on Friday night at the “State of the School” address where you will hear about his vision for Dayton Christian School and the new programs and initiatives he has planned for this upcoming school year.
But there is more to Dr. Gredy than his commitment to Christian education or his desire to bring the Warrior Center Campaign to completion. He has had a long, successful career in Christian higher education and he’s working hard as the DCS Head of School, but when you get right down to it, Dr. John Gredy is just a regular Joe. And here are five fast facts to prove it!
- John and his wife, Linda, were saved on the same day when he was 25 and she was 22. They both came from unbelieving families, so they soon recognized how important Biblical training and education is. God shortly called him to leave his job and attend Word of Life Bible Institute to get some much needed Biblical training.
- He loves his grandkids! Most grandparents do – but how many of them will stage an annual Bigfoot Hunt in a nearby cornfield? It’s a big deal! All SIX of the grandkids come prepared with flashlights to search for the legendary creature, but the search – as you may have gues – has failed to provide any clues as to the whereabouts of Bigfoot.
- He loves sports. He played basketball, baseball, and ran cross country in high school and played basketball for Albion College. Even now he loves to play sports. “I love tennis,” says Gredy. “But golf is fun, too. It doesn’t matter how I’m playing – I enjoy finding ‘lost’ balls on the course. I have one friend who has a “Gizmo” for retrieving the balls from the water and one time I ended up with 20 balls in addition to the one I started with.“
- He is a gardener. And he is generous with his tomatoes!
- He is the vacuum man! For the past seven years, John’s house church has ministered to the Miami Valley Women’s Center by regularly cleaning for them – and John is in charge of the vacuuming. “I can do 6,000 feet in an hour,” he laughs.