James Christiansen


One of my favorite verses is: Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

I am the High School History Teacher and an Elementary Multi- Subject Teacher at Western Christian Academy. Previously, I have taught in the public schools, business, and the military. I hold a Bachelor of History degree from San Jose State University. I come from a long line of Veterans; my grandfather (immigrant from Denmark and Army doughboy in WW1), my dad (Navy Lieutenant Junior Grade, Korean War) and me (Marine Corps Captain mostly in the 1980’s). During my time in the military, I flew and jumped out of aircraft, rode tanks, and taught naval gunfire and logistics. Traveling is one of my joys and I have visited several countries in Europe, Asia, and the Americas.

Family is very important to me! I have much to be proud of coming from a large family of five boys with loving parents. I am now a grandpa to five amazing grandchildren. I love sports and have lettered and coached sports and enjoy watching my California pro-teams win. Being health minded, I also enjoy sharing health tips with people and keeping myself fit. Finally, I have a passion for ministry. It was a blessing to work as the area director for youth through Campus Life/Youth for Christ and Young Life, Singles’ Ministries, and Christian Music.