Octavio Esqueda doesn’t buy into the culture of busyness. “Tiempo es oro,” he says. “Time is gold.” Time is precious.

The veteran professor values serving God, living well and loving people. As someone who has earned degrees on both sides of the United States-Mexico border (in journalism, religion, literature and higher education), and has worked as an educator in 10 countries, Esqueda believes that his purpose is to be wherever God wants him and to serve in whatever capacity that entails.

For the past three years, he has been an associate professor of Christian education for Talbot School of Theology’s doctoral programs in educational studies, inspiring doctoral students to seek a better understanding of the Christian faith.

“I have stopped making plans because God always changes your plans,” he said. “So really my plan is just to be faithful where the Lord leads me, for as long as he leads me.”

Here is your chance to get to know him.