Delaware County Christian School

"Annie" - HS Musical Production
Friday, Feb. 27 is Alumni Night!
Alumni discount for this Friday evening's show only! All alumni pay the student rate for General Admission seating.
All show times:
Friday & Saturday, February 20 & 21 @ 7:30 PM
Friday & Saturday, February 27 & 28 @ 7:30 PM

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Alumni Challenge
Alumni Challenge: Dollar Amount = Graduation Year

ie - $19.89 for the Class of 1989

All alumni class members are being challenged to give a donation in the amount equal (or more!) to the year of their graduation. Please join us and the rest of the Knights family in preserving the DC experience for future generations and be inspired to make a gift today!

Click here to give online!


Upcoming Reunions
The Class of 1979 is in the early stages of planning their 30th reunion. Details will follow.

The Class of 1989 is planning their 20th reunion over Thanksgiving Weekend - Saturday, November 28, 2009. Email questions and ideas to Kim O'Bryan at

The Class of 1999 is planning their 10th reunion for Saturday, November 28, 2009 at Bourbon Blue in Manayunk. Email with suggestions.


 "The Greatest Game Ever Played"


Elrena (Carlson) Evans, ('96)

"All truth is God's truth." I saw these words on the wall in large, green letters the first time I walked into the library at DC, and I wasn't quite sure what to make of them. It seemed like a provocative declaration-that everything that is true is, by definition, God's truth. Over the next few years I thought about this statement quite a bit, as being a student at DC allowed me to see firsthand that this declaration was more than simply letters on a wall. It was a way of life, embodied by the school and its teachers.

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A Call Out From the DC Librarian
Have you discovered that you still have DC library books or textbooks? Whoops! No matter how long or how embarrassed you may be to have these, the library would still like them back! Please return them (anonymously, if need be) to the school via mail or a current student you may know. The school still needs them! Thank you.


DC Employees Honored

The March 5, 2009 Recommitment Meeting will include recognition of DC Employees for various years of service. 

Thirty-Five Years
Rose Warkentin
(Fourth Grade Faculty)
Twenty-Five Years
Crystal McFarland
(HS English and MS German)
Russell T. Nixon
(Director of Advancement)
Twenty Years
Lynne Brookes
(HS Admin. Assistant)
Vera Cobourn
(Fifth Grade Faculty)
Donna Daly
(Kindergarten Faculty)
Margaret Dill
(Sixth Grade Faculty)
Barbara Witmer
(Discover Center Therapist)
Fifteen Years
Lori Herson
(Asst. Athletic Director)
Susan Horton
(Pre-K Faculty)
Linda Nixon
(Second Grade Faculty)
Ten Years
Andrew Alford
(Asst. HS Principal)
Vicki Fling
(Pre-K Teacher Aide)
Cheryl Wilkinson
(Business Office)
Five Years
David Aurig
(Facilities - Maintenance)
Eugene Cooper
(HS Science Faculty)
Kristen Mitchell
(Discovery Center - El)
Susan Semple
(Elementary Teacher Aide)


Visit our New Website!


Using Web 2.0 technology, DC's website now offers visitors an interactive experience. Features include: dynamic multimedia, RSS feeds, alert notifications for athletics or news, and much more. Take some time to explore the new site. Check out the calendar page and customize it to show the events you are interested in.

Alumni can login to a new portal. Look for your new login information below in your  Alumni-Connect email. Features in the alumni portal will continue to be enhanced. Each alum has his or her own account!




 Hello Alumni!

Next year will be DC's 60th Anniversary! A planning committee has been formed and meetings are taking place. Exciting events are in the works for our celebration! For now, SAVE THE DATE for Homecoming 2009 on October 10!

As the Alumni Coordinator, my goal is to be the liaison between the alumni and the school. Stay connected to DC through alumni events, publications and activities throughout the year. Email me today and let us know where you are and what you're doing - . We would love to include an update on you in our next issue of Keynoter.

Not receiving alumni invitations and publications? Send your current mailing and email addresses to

God bless you in this New Year 2009
Kim O'Bryan -

Recent Alumni Events
Alumni Chapel
Alumni Chapel took place on January 7, 2009. The students were led in a time of worship music by David Walker '04 and Tim Freeman "07. Deb Irvine Martinez '85 was the first speaker and shared how God uses the small puzzle pieces of our lives to create the full design of what we find ourselves doing in our later years. She spoke about her passion for serving Spanish speaking "at risk" girls both in her community of Kennett Square, PA and working on the mission field with Latin America Missions in Morelia, Mexico. Brown Vincent '00 then shared his testimony and work experiences in New York City. He stressed the value of a strong Christian foundation he received at DC and Messiah College. These experiences equipped him to be God's man in the business world in which he now finds himself. As the current varsity soccer coach at DC he was able to speak powerfully into the students lives because of their personal relationship with them. The return of alumni are to chapel is always a huge blessing to the students but perhaps even more so to the faculty who now see the maturity of faith that is only being formed during the days formerly spent as students at DC.

"Christmas at the Mansion" Alumni Reception
Luminaries, lighted trees, tea lights and a decorated staircase created a festive ambiance that set the stage for a very special time of Alumni Christmas fellowship.
On December 23, 2008 the DC Alumni Council hosted our first Alumni Christmas Reception in the decorated Great Hall of the Mansion on campus. Alumni and guests had a wonderful time catching up with fellow alumni while celebrating the Christmas season. Great food, great friends, and live music made the evening one that was enjoyed by all. Six elementary violinists performed from the main lobby staircase and were followed by Greg and Linda Hytha on the keyboard, saxophone and flute. If you missed it, plan on attending the 2nd Annual Alumni Reception next winter.



The Class of 1988

The Class of 1988 turned back the clock over the 2008 Thanksgiving holiday weekend by celebrating 20 years since high school graduation at DCCS. Classmates gathered at the Mansion building and reminisced about 1st grade classes upstairs, high school language classes downstairs, and the praying over, construction and use of the former elementary and middle school building. The Class of '88 classmates toured the old high school science classrooms, the upper and lower gymnasiums and then were treated to a tour of the newly constructed DeMoss Fine Arts Center.
The open house at DC for the Class of '88 lasted a few hours and ended with pictures of classmates on the steps in front of the Great Hall, since renamed Lowrie Hall. Dr. Lowrie was the headmaster for many of the Class of 1988 who began their education in kindergarten or elementary school.
Classmates retreated from reunion activities for a few hours and met later that evening for a private dinner at Bryn Mawr's Yang Ming restaurant. More than 40 DC classmates from the class of 1988 attended the events. After five hours of mixing and mingling, the weekend's reunion activities ended with exchanged phone numbers and email addresses and best wishes in the parking lot.


The Class of 2002

Members from the class of 2002 gathered together at a local restaurant for a 6 year reunion on Saturday, November 29, 2008. With about 50 people in attendance, the group caught up on life and work and everything they have missed in the past 6 years. The most special part of the night was when everyone came together to make a little video. The group extended greetings to fellow classmate Nate Witmer who was still in Iraq at the time of the reunion. They all wanted him to know how much he was missed and thought of by the class. 


Class Notes

Class of 1977

Sharon (Weaver) Wortman '77 lives in Havertown as a domestic engineer with her husband Chris and their three children, Nadeen, Natilee and Christopher.

Class of 1980

Charlotte Daw Paulsen performed in the "Petite Messe Solennelle" opera at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in early November. As quoted in the New York Times "But the real star was Charlotte Daw Paulsen, a mezzo-soprano with real controlto gravity and power in her lower register, as she gradually shed her earlier restraint in the Agnus Dei, her performance grew dramatic in the best sense and utterly gripping." Well done Charlotte!

Susan (Weaver) Kettelle ('80) lives in Phoenixville with her husband John and two children Johnny and Hannah. The Kettelles are active at Calvary Bible Chapel in Phoenixville and Susan is a busy hockey mom and preschool teacher at Charlestown Play School.

Class of 1986

Hyung "The Kwaz" Kim '86 lives in the Atlanta area and seeking the Lord's direction and guidance for a new place to serve Him and His people. Please pray for the Lord's guidance and direction in his life.

Class of 1991

Keith Campbell ‘91 started his financial services business in 2002. He is the owner of Campbell Financial Group in Uwchlan, PA. Their company is hiring and he would be happy to speak with any fellow alumni going through a job transition. Click here for the full article from The Daily Local (need to attach). His website is

Class of 1994

Chantel Holland (Murray) ‘93NG graduated from Penn State in 1998 and has been working as an R.N. in the Neonatal Intensive Care Units for both the Main Line Health System and AI Dupont Hospital for Children. She works as a staff nurse, student mentor, and a clinical instructor. In 1999 she married Kevin Murray, a realtor with Weichert in Devon, PA. They have two children, a son Christian (age 6) and a daughter Bryce (19 months old). In 2007 she graduated from the University of Phoenix with both a Masters in Nursing and a Masters in Business Administration. Future goals are to start a nonprofit organization that serves families with healthcare needs. They currently reside in Middletown, DE.

Class of 1995

Julia (Horne) '95 and Brandon McLean ‘95 announce the birth of their son Tyler Joshua in early November. He joins his brother Nathan (2) and sister Kaitlyn (4).

Class of 1996

Elrena (Carlson) Evans '96 recently published a book Mama, PhD. She also has essays in two different anthologies and several publications in various literary magazines and the like. She also writes a monthly column, Me and My House, for Literary Mama, and she has a short story collection forthcoming in 2010. Elrena and her husband have two beautiful children and one on the way! They are hoping to be a DC family again in the not-too-distant future; their daughter will start kindergarten in 2010.

Class of 1999

Robin (Pennington) ‘99 and Andrew Smalley announces the birth of Evelyn Noelle on December 5, 2008. "She is a beautiful little peanut. We feel so blessed to have received this gift from God."

Class of 2001

Chris Rossi was deployed in early December to Afghanistan. He is a Captain in the Army and a Black Hawk helicopter pilot. He and Christa (Hachstuhl) Rossi '03 were married in September 2007. Keep them in your prayers.

Class of 2008

Mario Canavarro (08) and Cara Atmajian (08) were in the cast of Delaware County Community College's production of Twelfth Night in November. This was a wonderful treat enjoyed by a number of current DC students. Mario played the title role of Feste and sang a number of songs.


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