Class of 1979Kathi Caldwell '79 and Steve Amar (and their daughter Katie - 8) are serving the Lord as missionaries among the 125,000 Iranian people in the Washington, D.C. area.
Class of 1983
In January 2009, Jeff Pott ‘83 took on the role of General Counsel to the AstraZeneca Group and a member of the Senior Executive Team. Jeff’s position is based in the company’s headquarters in London and he has relocated there with his wife, Leslie (Tanis) Pott ’85, and their two sons, Cameron (12) and Ian (10). Jeff joined AstraZeneca 13 years ago and has worked in various litigation roles, where he has had responsibility for intellectual property, antitrust and product liability litigation. Leslie has been with AstraZeneca for 3.5 years as a Senior Communications Director for the US Commercial business. She will be moving into a global internal communications role that includes a global corporate brand program, a change management program and leadership communications support. Please keep their family in prayer as they make the relocation transition with their children this summer.
Class of 1986
Linda Moran '86 and Steve Tyson '86 were married on June 20, 2008. This was a direct result of reconnecting at their 20th reunion! They are soon moving to Wallingford, PA
Class of 1988
Sheryl Weaver White '88 and Paul White are always going in opposite directions raising Jake (16), Levi (3) and Jude (9 Mos). They live in Gulph Mills, PA. Paul is in construction management and Sheryl recently traded her oncology uniform for an old apron and "mom jeans". They are active at Church of the Saviour.
Class of 1993
Stephanie Allen '93 and her husband David Mitchell Howell announce the birth of their son, Cohen Reid Howell on December 9, 2008. He joins his siblings Marin (8) and Caden (4). Stephanie is an Associate Minister in Cleveland and is finishing her doctorate in Biblical Hebrew.
Terra and Eric Hussar '93 have two children and gave birth to twins earlier this year.
Class of 1994
Chad and Abby (Freeman) Krause '94 of Denver, CO. announce the birth of their son, Zebulon Freeman Krause born April 22, 2009 weighing in at 9lbs 6 oz, 22 inches long.
Jeff '94 and Heather (Templeton) Dill '94 announce the birth of Carter William in early January. He joins brothers Jack (6), Micah (4) and Cody (2.5).
Rev. Brian T. Austin, FSSP '94 will be ordained to the priesthood on Saturday, May 30th, in Lincoln, Nebraska, and will sing a Solemn High Mass of Thanksgiving (with Gregorian Chant) on Saturday, June 6th, at St. Anastasia's Roman Catholic Church in Newtown Square. Rev. Brian Austin completed seven years of formation at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Denton, Nebraska. He is a member of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (www.fssp.org), a community of men whose particular mission is the sanctification of souls through celebration of the ancient Latin Liturgy.
Class of 1995
Kevin and Beth Anderson O'Brien '95 have two children, Colin, 4 and Gracie, 15 mo. old. They reside in Ocean City, NJ.
Class of 1997
Kevin Gelzhiser '97 is a Doctoral candidate at University of Geneva Switzerland. He earned a master's degrees from University of Pennsylvania and St. Andrews, Scotland in Diplomatic History.
Ben and Robin (Hauber) Kane '97 are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Emily Lois, born on May 20, 2009
Ian and Beth Freeman Dorein '97 welcomed their new daughter, Elsie Freeman, born on May 26, 2009. They reside in the Boston area.
Class of 1999
Brian Gelzhiser '99 earned a master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania and will earn his M. Div from Duke University School in September 2009. He also is a Lt. in the Air Force Chaplain's program. He served in Germany ministering to 100 wounded service persons in this program. He also received a $2000 scholarship from the Retired Chaplains of the Armed Forces.
Kelly Winter Steinweg '99 serves as Middle School Youth Director of the Breckenridge Christian Ministries, Breckenridge, CO. She resides there with her husband, Paul and their son, Cain.
Class of 2000
Nathan Clauer '00 is in the US Marine Corps in the Officer Candidate School. He is engaged to Miss Lindsay Roberts. Their wedding date is pending due to his upcoming 2nd tour in Iraq.
Class of 2001
Justin Gelzhiser '01 graduated from Eastern University and is starting his 3rd year as a high school teacher in Japan. He will start graduate school in 2010.
Andrew Canavan '01 earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from Wheaton College. He resides with his wife Rebekah in Wheaton, IL and works as an Undergraduate Admissions Counselor at the college.
Class of 2002
Shannon (Angelos) Schreiber '02 lives in Washington, DC and works at the US Department of Energy.
Nate Witmer '02 was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for exceptionally meritorious conduct while stationed with the 8th U.S. Calvary in Southern Baghdad.
Kyle Winter '02 is a cook at the L' etoile Restaurant and the Hob Nob Inn on Martha's Vineyard, MA. He is also the Assistant Soccer Coach at Martha's Vineyard High School.
David Horton '02, a Taylor University alumnus, won the university's fifth annual Business Plan Competition, walking away with $7,000 for his digital photography coaching business idea. Click here to read the press release.
David Horton began Indy Photo Coach in 2008 to meet what he perceived to be a need in the market. Many consumers are now purchasing high-end digital camera equipment but only use that equipment in the automatic setting due to a learning curve gap, he told the judges.
"We are a unique photography school that's been in business for over a year," Horton said.
A former biology major at Taylor and a pharmaceutical salesman by day, Horton said he's been developing his business slowly for the past year, using instructors on a contract basis to offer basic and advanced photography lessons in individual and small-scale classes, all set in an outdoor, subject-rich atmosphere.
"The difference (from the competition) is a small class size and unique environment," he said.
After learning of his victory, Horton said he plans to use the seed money to help grow the business. He plans to hire his instructors as full-time employees and to look to expand outside of the Indianapolis market, possibly in Columbus or Cincinnati.
"By the end of the year, we hope to be advancing to another location," he said.
To learn more about the business, log on to www.indyphotocoach.com.
Class of 2003
Karen Gelzhiser '03 earned her M.A. Degree in Education from Rosemont College this May 2009. She hopes to relocate to England this summer.
The Gelzhiser Family (Pictured Lt to Rt):Justin, Brian, Linda, Rev. Kenneth, Karen, Kevin
Class of 2004
Anthony and Kelli (O'Neil) Wood '04 were married on November 15, 2008 and live in Lancaster, PA. Kelli is currently employed by a Christian daycare center.
Class of 2006
Bekah Wachenfeld ‘06 is a Theatre major at James Madison University and stage managed JMU's production of Twelfth Night last year. She attended the Region IV Festival in Greensboro, NC and received First Place for the National Stage Management Fellowship. She has now been invited to go to the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC for a fellowship. She will tech and call scenes at the Kennedy Center and be introduced to the Stage Management teams at nearby theatres.