Delaware County Christian School
 New Alumni President
DC is pleased to announce that Mr. Hans Specht '87 will serve as the President of the DC Alumni Association Board. Hans is a resident of Rosemont, PA and works for Turner Investment Partners. He attended DC from Kindergarten through graduation where he participated in soccer, basketball, baseball, drama and choir. Hans hopes to assimilate alumni pride and involvement into the student culture here at DC, creating an enriching experience for all.  Craig Montgomery '95 had served faithfully as our Alumni President previously for several years.


Alumni Challenge
 Our Alumni Challenge has been exciting! Thank you to all of our alumni who participated in giving back to your alma mater. There is still time to get your contribution in -Challenge ends June 30, 2009.

$$ Amount = Graduation Year

Click here to give online!


Upcoming Reunions
The Class of 1959 is planning their 50th reunion for Homecoming Weekend; October 17, 2009. A brunch will be held at Sam and Aleta's house at 9 am followed by the activities of Fall Sports Day on campus. Contact Sam at

The Class of 1979 is in the early stages of planning their 30th reunion. Details to come.

The Class of 1984 is planning their 25th class reunion for Homecoming Weekend; October 17, 2009 at the Newtown Grill. Contact Becky Johnson at

The Class of 1989 is planning their 20th class reunion for Thanksgiving Weekend- Saturday, November 28, 2009. A tour of the DC Campus will be followed by a dinner at the Newtown Grill. Fill out the Alumni Questionnaire on the reunion webpage. Contact Kim O'Bryan at

The Class of 1994 is planning their 15th class reunion to take place at the Newtown Grill in Newtown Square on June 20, 2009. Contact Chrissy (Amoroso) Cuozzo at

The Class of 1999 is planning their 10th class reunion for November 28, 2009 at Bourbon Blue in Manayunk. Email questions and suggestions to


Alumni Spotlight 
Daniel Correia '97

If you were wondering if DC makes a difference in the lives of students, here is another example of one life impacted.

"I was asked to share with the DC community a little bit about who I am and how God brought me to the place I am right now. I have thought quite hard about all the little things in my life that I could share and have decided to start with who I was before God's love penetrated my life and end with my return to DC."

Click here to view the entire article.


Help with the move...

If any alumni are interested and willing, we are planning to have a large volunteer team help to move all of the boxes from the Elementary campus to the Devon campus on Saturday, June 13th. If you would be willing to assist with this, please respond to Rich Booth ( to let him know what times you would be available that day, anytime from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Rich is coordinating faculty volunteers, parent volunteers, and summer work assignments to facilitate the move.

Learn more about the Elementary Campus move on DC's website.


2008-2009 School Theme Verse 

 Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world. But be transformed by the renewing of your mind. They you will be able to test and approve what God's will is - His good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2


                                                                   June 2009
Hello Alumni!

Congratulations to our newest additions into the alumni family: The Class of 2009

Commencement: June 5, 2009 -  Click here to see a list of graduates and colleges attending.

By now you have hopefully heard our exciting news about the move to a new elementary campus in Devon. Settlement for the new campus is scheduled for June 8th. We are continuing to work out the details of the agreements between Stratford Friends (the school purchasing our elementary school) and Episcopal Academy (owners of our new school). There are many components for each settlement. Please pray for the final resolution of all the details.

Mark your calendars for Homecoming 2009 - October 17th. We're looking to add new events to the day for our 60th Anniversary. Stay connected....

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Kim O'Bryan -

Upcoming Alumni Event - Philly Walking Tour
Date: Friday - July 03, 2009
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Welcome Park (Tour begins on 2nd Street across from the City Tavern)

All alumni (and spouses) are invited to take a guided historical tour given by Kyle Farley '90 on Friday of Independence Day Weekend. The tour will cover Philadelphia from its founding in 1682 through 1800. We will look at political, social, and religious history, and will cover the Revolutionary War. Not recommended for young children.

We will plan to make a stop for coffee at Xando's on 2nd and Lombard during the tour. This tour time allows you to have lunch in the city beforehand or stay around for an early dinner downtown.

Kyle Farley graduated from DC in 1990 and then graduated from Calvin College. Kyle went on to pursue a Ph.D. in American History at the University of Pennsylvania. While at Penn he co-founded a tour company, Poor Richard's Walking Tours, as an outlet for public history. Over the years he gave hundreds of tours, including tours to DC's AP U.S. History classes with Dr. George McFarland. Kyle is now the Dean of Jonathan Edwards College at Yale University.

Cost: Donation to the school
Space is limited! You must register... Contact Kim O'Bryan or 610.353.6522x2381


Alumnus of the Year 2008-09
Susan Reitsma 1970

How does one measure achievement? Is the building of a major cathedral of greater importance than the building of one child's life? Is rescuing an endangered species as significant as rescuing a teenager from a life of hopelessness? If you believe that lives are more important than things, then you will know why we have selected the person we have as our Alumnus of the Year 2008.

Click here to read the entire Alumnus of the Year article. The award recognition for Alumnus of the Year will take place at DC's Commencement on June 5, 2009.


Class Notes

Class of 1979

Kathi 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 (, 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

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.


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