Living Hope Church, Colorado Springs, CO
Eric Lind: A Bible Quiz addict since 1989, Eric quizzed for Radiant Church in Colorado Springs, CO during the 90s, with a best team finish of 3rd in 1992. This is his 3rd year coaching a team at Nationals.
Heather Lind: A Bible Quizzer by marriage, Heather has been crucial in keeping Eric sane since 2003.
Mary Pace: The oldest of the Pace sisters, Mary quizzed at Nationals for 6 years from 1999 to 2004 winning 2 national championships in 2001 and 2004.
Meg Pace: A freshman, Meg received her NMA this year. This is her 4th year at Nationals.
Caitlin Pace: Our only senior, Caitlin memorized the entire material this year. This is her 3rd year at Nationals.
Armando Sapien: A 7th grader, Armando memorized the entire material this year. This is his 1st year at Nationals.
Melanie Brodsky: A sophomore, this is her 1st year at Nationals.
This is LHC's second year quizzing and first at Nationals. Despite its short BQ tenure, LHC boasts numerous former quizzers as church members, including its senior pastor, Phil Steiger, a quizzer in the 80s and 90s and the long-time coach of the Radiant Church/Church at Briargate team.
Most exciting match this season
At Districts, we had to win our final round of regular competition against Church at Briargate to force a three-way tie for 1st. After a hard-fought match, we won, only to face Briargate again in the first round of the playoffs. Despite losing another close game, our quizzers pulled their emotions together and went on to beat Timberline to take 2nd place. It was an excellent day of quiz.
Favorite verse from Corinthians
1 Corinthians 15:32 - If I fought wild beasts in Ephesus for merely human reasons, what have I gained? If the dead are not raised, "Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die." We take our team name from this verse, largely because of the way we feel the day after quizzing.
Tournaments attended this year
Southern Fried Classic
Favorite non-quiz related moment this year
Our official mascot is Shaun Lind, the nearly 2-year-old son of our coaches. He loves buzzing in with the quizzers, and we recorded his first interruption and completion, largely in gibberish. In general, coaching with a toddler presents new and exciting challenges.
What opportunities has your team had to use Bible Quiz outside of the church?
As a result of Quiz, we have had numerous opportunities to discuss the Bible, church, and religion in general with unbelieving family members.