Delaware County Christian School

MS Drama presents “Peter Pan & Wendy” on November 6 & 7 in the DeMoss Auditorium. Our own DC Alumnus, Cara Atmajian ‘08, will be directing this production!

Alumni discount for the Friday evening show only! All alumni pay the student rate for General Admission seating ($4).

All show times:
Friday @ 7:30
Saturday @ 1:30 & 7:30 pm.

(Click here for details)


Alumni Challenge

Thank you Alumni for supporting DC by taking the:

 Every class participated and 26 out of the 50 classes had 20%% or more participation.

Because of your enthusiastic support, our DC alumni gave $49,535.65!

Thank you all for continuing to care about the ministry of your alma mater. God is doing great things every day in the life of DCCS.


Upcoming Reunions

The Class of 1979 is planning their 30th year reunion for November 28, 2009 at the Lamb Tavern. Whether you graduated with the class or simply attended DC as a part of this class, we would love to see you! Come prepared to share memories, and laugh as we reminisce about our time together at DC, and reflect on God's faithfulness. A campus tour is scheduled to take place prior to the dinner. Details will follow. Contact Leif Zetterberg 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. RSVP on the reunion webpage. Contact Kim O'Bryan at

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

The Class of 2004 is planning their 5th class reunion for November 28, 2009 at Fox and Hound Pub in King of Prussia from 7-10 pm. Contact Rachel Hepkins at

2010 Reunions

The Class of 1964 is planning a reunion for May 14-16, 2010 to be held in Lancaster, PA. A dinner gathering is scheduled on Friday evening, May 14. Saturday will be spent together in possible sightseeing and/or a tour and dining together Saturday evening, May 15. Brunch will be shared on Sunday morning and guests will then depart for their various destinations. All classmates and spouses are asked to join as they celebrate what will then be 46 years following graduated from DCCS. Contact Donna McCann Younglove ( 972-346-2887 (Frisco, TX)) and Joe Alessi ( 512-244-9394 (Round Rock, TX).).


Due to the weekend's rain storm, wet fields and 40 degree temperatures, all festivities for this year's Homecoming & Fall Sports Day were canceled. The scavenger hunt and the flag football competition will need to be rescheduled for the future.


Courtney Haskins, '06 received the Humanitarian Engineering Award from the College of Engineering at Penn State University in May.

Click here to view the entire article.


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.


2009-10 Theme Verse

"So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in Him, rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness."

Colossians 2:6-7




                                                             November 2009

Hello Alumni!

We are celebrating our 60th Anniversary this year! 1950-2010

Click here for the History of DC

Please take note of the upcoming event dates below that are to take place. We have some wonderful things in store for us! I hope to see you at some of these events.

As the Alumni Coordinator, I encourage you to stay connected to DC through events and publications throughout the year. Send me your updates at or fill out an Alumni Information Update Form on the Alumni webpage.

In His service,
Kim O’Bryan –

Upcoming Dates

Friday, November 6, 7:30 pm
- "Peter Pan & Wendy" MS Production; directed by Cara Atmajian '08 (Alumni Discount Night!)

Saturday, November 28
- Class Reunions for 1979, 1989, 1999, 2004

Friday, December 18, 8:30 am
– All-School Christmas Chapel & Alumni Reception

Wednesday, January 6, 9:15 am
– Alumni Chapel & Young Alumni Brunch (New Event)

Thursday, January 7, 7:00 pm
– Prayer and Praise Celebration Evening

Friday, January 22, 7:00 pm
– Concert with David Kim; Violinist & Concertmaster for the Philadelphia Orchestra (DO NOT MISS!)

Saturday, May 15
– 14th Benefit Auction & Children’s Fair

Upcoming Alumni Event

Wednesday, January 6 – Alumni Chapel & Young Alumni Brunch - New Event!

For Alumni Chapel this year, we are inviting select college alumni to return to share their college experiences through panel questions asked by the current students. Are you in the Class of 2006, 2007, 2008 or 2009? If so, you are invited to a FREE brunch following the chapel. Enjoy fellowship and food with teachers and classmates. RSVP by simply emailing

Alumni Chapel – 9:15 am                                                        Young Alumni Brunch - 10:00-11:30 am

Philly Walk Tour

On July 3, 2009 eighteen alumni and friends joined Kyle Farley ’90 on a personal guided tour of historic Philadelphia.

With the weather cooperating, Kyle started the tour at Welcome Park which turns out to be a well-planned grid map of the original layout of Philadelphia. The information shared by Kyle was fascinating! He shared about the character of William Penn, how Market Street was once High Street and how all the buildings were constructed out of brick from fear by the London fires. Did you know that the streets were named after the indigenous trees on those streets (ie: Chestnut, Walnut, Spruce)? Did you know that the cobblestones used for streets came from England and provided ballast for the empty ships as they returned to America for lumber? Would you have been a Loyalist or a Patriot at the time of the Revolutionary War? Kyle’s presentation was filled with little known, but interesting, details about life in the new world at the end of the 18th Century.

While Rita’s Water Ice was not a part of 18th Century life, the tour included this treat that refreshed everyone on the journey back in time. Thank you Kyle!


The Class of 1994 celebrated their 15-year reunion at the Newtown Grill on June 20th. Twenty-three alumni from the class of ’94 were in attendance, with a total of 32 guests.

The evening was laid-back and enjoyable. It was a fun time of recalling DC memories while giving updates about current happenings and activities.

The Class of 1959 celebrated their 50th reunion on October 17, 2009. A brunch was held at Sam and Aleta's house in Honey Brook, PA. The reunion was a wonderful success. “With thirty people present, we honored our many former teachers who were present; one of those being Miss Hayden now Mrs. Pippenberg. We had 3 hours of food and fellowship followed by a time of sharing and brief devotions. The Holy Spirit was in our midst as we reflected on God’s faithfulness to us over the last half century. The weather outside was poor, but we had a fire in the fireplace and a warm spirit of love and Christian fellowship among us. David and Sherri Dougherty drove up from Chapel Hill, NC. Charlie and Myrna Cox flew up from Greenville, SC and KD Mason drove down from New Hampshire.” This time was truly a blessing.

The Class of 1984 celebrated their 25th class reunion at The Newtown Grill on October 17, 2009. With 50 people in attendance and 31 classmates, The Newtown Grill's Wine Cellar was a perfect setting for great food, fun and fellowship.

For some in attendance this was their first time reconnecting with old classmates since graduating 25 years ago. Everyone had a great time and all agreed the evening wasn't long enough. David Balch traveled the farthest, coming all the way from Singapore. Others traveled from California, Florida and Michigan for the event. They had one surprise visit from a teacher - Miss Blair (not Miss anymore!). Everyone said it was all worth the trip.


Class Notes

Class of 1963

Grace (Hummel) Westerhof '63 recently retired after 34 years in Christian education. After graduating from Dordt College in Sioux Center, IA, she began teaching in 1967 at Western Michigan Christian High School and spent the last 27 years at Illiana Christian High School in Lansing, IL, teaching German, journalism, and freshman Bible. Grace's retirement plans include traveling, gardening, spending time with grandchildren, and enjoying pressure free evenings.

Class of 1966

Myra (Sarginson) Clark’s (’66) son Glenn lost his life this past August. He lived in Florida with his wife and his 9 month old daughter.

Class of 1971

In late September, six of the ACSI member Christian schools in the Metro Manila area of the Philippines reported significant damage from the effects of the two typhoons, which were the worst in over 50 years. Please pray for these schools and also pray for our ACSI Asia Office staff (Janet Lowrie Nason, Class of 1971, Director) as they deal with this crisis in the midst of preparations for three teacher conferences this month.

Class of 1970 & 1972

Former DC Soccer fullbacks and teammates Tim Chambers ‘70 (right) and Buck Stephens ’72 (left) were reunited October 24th when they both were asked to speak at the Iron Sharpens Iron men’s conference in Buffalo, New York. Tim and Buck had not seen each other for 39 years. Tim is a full time practicing psychologist and a former professor for 11 years at Houghton College. He now is the director of the Christian Counseling Ministries of WNY ( Buck a financial advisor for 31 years, international evangelist, and conference speaker is the author of the book The Coming Financial Revolution. He founded Advancing the Kingdom Ministries ( and is affiliated with Crown Financial Ministries.

Class of 1975

Jane Knoppers Cottingham, Bette Lownes Ferris and Cynthia Luxon Strong enjoyed a vacation together with their families and friends at Willowbank, in Bermuda in June 2009.

Class of 1981

Don DiRaddo ’81 is the Director of Broadcasting for the Baltimore Ravens. He is going into his 10th season. As the director, he is responsible for the day to day operation of the department as well as producing 5 weekly shows throughout the season. He travels with the team and has three crews working with him on game day. He also produces the pres-season broadcasts. He has worked in television production for 24 years.

Class of 1984

John Knoppers '84 lives near Sparta, Michigan, an agricultural area about 15 miles north of Grand Rapids, Michigan. I am employed as a branch manager at a small community bank in Grand Rapids. We are active in our church, Trinity CRC in Sparta. Sherry teaches Sunday School, I am involved in choir and organizing mission trips, and have serve on the church's council. We have a small hobby farm with a llama, an alpaca, rabbits and chickens, and also share our home with a dog and 4 cats. In my spare time I enjoy photography.

Susan Gurlie ’84 is a zookeeper at the San Francisco Zoo and is currently working with South American animals: mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians.

Julie Williamson Smalls ’84 is raising 3 boys and loving every minute of it. She owned and operated a landscape design business for 5 years called Over the Garden Wall. She is currently running the operations side of a business her husband is starting called Hoopla Software. They hope to launch out on our own in the near future.

Class of 1986

Pastor Hyung "Henry" Kim '86 was called by God to serve as an English Ministry pastor in a Korean-American church in San Diego, CA since May '09. Even though God called him into full-time ministry during his college years and had the opportunity and privilege to serve Him in such diverse places as Kenya, Africa and Seoul, South Korea, one thing was "missing" from his ministry. He was ordained in the KAPC (Korean American Presbyterian Church - Southern California Presbytery) in September 2009. He is currently the English Ministry Pastor at San Diego Rock (BanSuk) Presbyterian Church.

Class of 1998

Bill Patton ’98 graduated from Roberts Wesleyan College in 2002 and is now living in King of Prussia, PA with his wife Melissa. He is working as a therapist at Thomas Jefferson University’s Narcotic Addict Rehabilitation Program.

Class of 2000

Lindsay Hall ’00 and Matt McGowen ’00 were married in December 2008. They have relocated back to the area in Malvern, PA. Congratulations!

Class of 2002

Megan Young ’02 and Kevin McKenna were married on August 1, 2009 in Pittsburgh, PA. They now reside in Arlington, VA. Congratulations!

Class of 2003

James Iserman ’03 graduated on June 22, 2009 from Berufskollege Kohlstrasse, Culinary Program in Wuppertal, Germany.

Class of 2004

Sara Mayo ’04 has completed her Bachelors of Science in Nursing at Drexel University and graduated in June 2009.

Class of 2006

Courtney Haskins '06 received the Humanitarian Engineering Award from the College of Engineering at Penn State University in May. This award is presented to those who demonstrate academic rigor in their service learning activities, exhibit a passion and dedication to assisting others using their academic skills and demonstrate leadership qualities. (see article in left column)

Class of 2007

David Griffiths ’07 lives in Bozeman, Montana and is a sports reporter/anchor for Max Media Montana.

Ben Leaman ’07 participated in two internships this year. He interned with Urban Outfitters Photo Studio assisting the lead photographer in shooting model pictures and he shot product photography for the website. His 2nd internship was with American Bible Society. He wrote the cover story for the fall issue of The Record (the 2nd Oldest Continuously published magazine in the US) and traveled to West Virginia for research and interviews on this story. Ben started his own wedding photography business in the Philadelphia area and also takes pictures for family portraits, engagement shots, headshots, and products. Ben would freely admit that it was the influence of DC that allowed his artistic talents and passion for photography to help prepare him for the things he is now doing in his professional career. His email is

Messiah College vs. West Chester soccer club teams competed at Bloomsburg in September 2009. (Lt – Rt) Maria Visser '09, Renee Militello '07, Rachel Ammon '09


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