Ben Varner – 2015
Ben Varner hails from Omaha, and joined the Army after the September 11th attacks. In 2004 the Group he was assigned to in Iraq awarded him Engineer Soldier of the Year. Soon after returning he married, and he and his wife now have four children. After his contract with the Army ended in 2010, he focused on his education in earnest, though he worked full time throughout the duration of his studies, and graduated from Wheaton College with honors, earning a BA in Biblical Studies.
Now a student at the University of St. Andrews and residing in Anstruther, Ben will continue his research of early Christianity in the School of Divinity’s Scripture and Theology MLitt programme.