TPS Seniors 2018

Matthias Hargrave

Meet Matthias Hargrave!

Matthias is a slightly crazy dual-national who travels way too often but still manages to keep up a crazy class schedule. He lives part time in the UK and the rest of the time somewhere in the US, most often in Waco, Texas. He has also lived elsewhere in the US, primarily including the great New England! He has taken classes with TPS for six years, often taking more than 10 classes at once! These have covered his variety of interests which span a wide spectrum of courses, from biology and chemistry to Latin and art (though this last is not a course interest). Some of his favorite hobbies include reading (in English, French, or Latin), sailing, and studying. Over the years of traveling he has had the opportunity to take various craft lessons including wood carving and stone carving, he has regularly produced fresh fruit and vegetables for his large family from their garden, and he has studied possibly too many languages. His current language resumé includes French, Latin, Greek, Arabic, and German. Despite this list he has hopes and plans to take on even more languages in the future. He has been sailing for more than 8 years, going so far as to become a certified instructor. Matthias has many plans for the future, which start with a two-month internship in France starting soon after classes end which will then be followed by a gap year whilst still studying at TPS! After this gap year of more studying and possible opportunities to practice his acquired languages in various situations, he plans on attending college in the US. The exact college he plans on attending is undecided, but his top choice is Patrick Henry College in Virginia. He ultimately plans on studying either linguistics or liberal arts, either of which would maintain at least most of his academic interests.


Favorite Bible verse:

“Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of His glory with great joy, to the only God, our savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.” – Jude 24-25

I absolutely love this doxology for a few reasons, but primarily the assurance it gives of God’s great saving grace, and the fact that regardless of our own faults in Christ, we will be made blameless to stand before the Father.


Advice to the younglings of TPS:

“Carpe diem,” y’all!


  1. Wow, great plans Matthias! I’m glad I got to know you through CLM, and am glad I get to know you for another year through TPS Chapel! Best of luck! =)

  2. Matt, I’m still slightly annoyed that you had to pick *this year* not to come to camp, and also that you took a gap year on Latin and joined again when I finished, and that you’re kind of avoiding me in general, but Patrick Henry sounds like a perfect fit for you, and I wish you an amazing life. 🙂

    • Ditto, I would have really liked to meet Matthias… Oh well, maybe we can have a CLM/TPS Chapel meet up sometime!

  3. Congratulations, Matthias! May you live a long and fulfilled life. ?

  4. Jonathan Reichenberger

    Matthias! You’ve been a great ministry leader with me at TPS Chapel, and an even more wonderful friend. I’m so blessed to know you! I pray that you will continue to seek God in everything that you do, and that you will enjoy this phase in your life! I look forward to leading chapel with you again next year, and I’m excited to see what the future holds for you!