Johnny Lake
Johnny Lake
EUGENE — Empathy and inclusion were the themes put forth by Johnny Lake in his talk at Marist Catholic High School Oct. 6.

Lake holds a doctorate and is an associate professor of education in the teacher and counselor preparation programs at Northwest Christian University.

“God made all of us. We are the same in his eyes. When it comes to differences in creation, great variety is normal. It would be very strange if we were all the same,” said Lake. “When we spend a little bit of time together to get to know other people different from ourselves, we not only can better understand and appreciate our differences, but we also find the many, really important things we have in common, how much we do share.”

Lake’s presentation during an all-school assembly was part of Marist’s schoolwide initiative to help students be healthy and balanced and to encourage a strong school culture.