By Sarah Pride
Amber Haskew ('07) and husband, Mark
“I really thought that if I followed God, He would bless me instantly with the perfect job,” shares Haskew. “While I was very grateful for a job, I was thinking, this is not what I want to do with the rest of my life.”
One day, however, her phone rang. The voice on the other end of the line belonged to Anita Staver, president of a non-profit group called the Liberty Counsel, who asked Haskew if she would like to meet for lunch to discuss the job of Communications Director for the organization. They had found one of the resumes Haskew had submitted months before.
“Naturally, you dress a little differently as an accountant than as a Communications Director, so I asked if we could meet for lunch the next day instead,” relates Haskew. “But [Staver] was going to be gone on a trip. So I had a 24-hour window to interview. It was completely orchestrated by God.”
Amber Haskew at her PHC commencement
“It did take two years to finally come to this position, which is such a blessing from God,” says Haskew. “I do see how training from the last two jobs has helped me do this job so much better.”
Haskew also cites her Patrick Henry College education as an essential element in her preparation. Along with the fact that PHC Chancellor Dr. Michael Farris gave Liberty Counsel a helpful call on her behalf. Haskew says that the core curriculum helped give her a foundation in life, developing her worldview.
“I really see PHC as a critical stepping stone to get to this position, as I don’t think I would be here without the training I got from the school,” she says.