Born in Mexico City, Mexico, of Hispanic parents, I came to the U.S. in 1966 as a student, obtaining U.S. citizenship in 1975. I attended Bond Business College and received a diploma upon completion of an administrative / secretarial Course in 1968. I am a 1974 graduate of the University of Texas at El Paso with a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Texas Teacher Certificate in German and Spanish. I graduated with honors, on the Dean's List, and as one of the top ten students in 1974. In my junior year I was initiated as a member of Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society and Chenrezig Mortar Board Honor Society. A year later I was elected to Alpha Chi Honor Society and to Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges in recognition of outstanding merit and accomplishment as a student at the University of Texas at El Paso. In 1974 I was employed by the Socorro Independent School District as the Project Director of the ESAA Program. In 1981 I felt the calling of God to found Community of Faith Christian School and have been privileged to serve as Principal until the present. This has been a very rewarding experience as I have seen many children grow and mature academically and in the ways of the Lord. Now, after these many years, I am hearing from some of the very first students who have become accomplished lawyers, businessmen, nurses and other professions. It is a great satisfaction to me to know that I played a small part in the formation of these young people.
David HoughamDevelopment Director
David P. Hougham became the Development Director for Community of Faith Christian School in August 2014. In this role, he coordinates the efforts of staff, faculty, students, and parents for the successful evaluation, promotion, and implementation of fundraising programs. He is also responsible for the development of Enrollment & Resource Management, School Marketing, and Student-Teacher Intern programs. David has a background in business administration, English composition, marketing, and psychology. His leadership skills were developed through courses at Officer Candidate School, an Officer Orientation Course and Federal Commission. David's practical experience was developed as a loan officer and office manager for an international consumer & industrial finance corporation; director of business & support services for a multi-specialty medical corporation; office manager for a large El Paso ministry; and over forty years of writing solution-oriented business proposals. David's volunteer work supplements his career path. He was a volunteer fundraiser for The Arthritis Foundation; promoted quarterly United Blood Service drives; past President of the Tri-County Postal Customer Council; founder and past President of The Medical Credit Manager's Association; co-founder and past President of the El Paso Chapter of the National Association of Church Business Administration; and was named Honorary Faculty of San Joaquin Valley College's Medical Business Department.