Class Notes - Geneva College, a Christian College in Pennsylvania (PA)

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Vince Charming '16

Married Elena Gowdy on October 17, 2020. Vince is employed as a Software Engineer for Capital One. The Charmings reside in Virginia.

Shaila (Costanza) '14, MA '16 and Jeff '13 Clingan

Welcomed daughter, Cesina Jolee in November of 2020. She joins big brother, Maverick at the Clingan house. The Clingans currently reside in Pennsylvania.

Zach '16 and Abigail (Wenger) '17 Ackerman

Welcomed twins Jameson William and Elliana Marie on December 19. The Ackermans currently reside in Ohio.

J.C. '16 and Rebekah (Rupert) '17 Ackerman

Welcomed their first child, Christian Evan in August. The Ackermans reside in Ohio.

Heidi (Mann) '16 and Joshua '15 Bechtold

Welcomed son, Jackson in April of 2020. The Bechtolds currently reside in Colorado.

Jordan (Blythe) Sweeney '11

Is a Client Service Associate with Jumet Financial. Jumet Financial with offices in Darlington, PA and Scottsdale, AZ, announces the opening of an office in Canton, OH. Jumet Financial has a team of 6 who service over 450 clients in 30 different states. Securities offered through LPL Financial, member FINRA/SIPC.

Amanda Carcaise '17

And Robert Pedaline were married on December 12th, 2020. Amanda is currently employed as an accountant for Beaver County Transit Authority. The Pedalines reside in Pennsylvania.

Hope (Wing) Thompson '13

And husband, Josiah Thompson '13 gave birth to their first child. Daughter, Jobey was born in May. The Thompsons live in Missouri.

Colt McKelvey '15

And wife, Rachel welcomed daughter, Mae Esther in December 2020. Baby Mae joins big sister, Rose. The McKelvey family resides in Pennsylvania.

Stephanie (Vesolich) Wilsey '00

Started a new position at Portage Leaning/Nursingabc as Vice President of Academic Affairs in July, 2020. She is excited to be part of this educational organization that partners with Geneva College for its online curriculum. Her husband, Josh Wilsey, also assumed a new position at Portage/Nursingabc as Director of Multimedia and Strategic Initiatives. They have two children, Alexa (age 16) and Kian (age 10). They are excited to be back in the Beaver County area.

David Ulmer '20

And his bride, Chandler Reed '18 were united in marriage on October 25. David is an engineering associate at Larsen Design Group. The Ulmers reside in Pennsyslvania.

Sarah (Falk) Black '12

And husband, David welcomed their first child, daughter Emylia in November. The Blacks reside in Kansas.

Bonnie (Rapp) Stewart '09

And husband, Sean welcomed daughter, Emma in May. The Stewarts reside in Texas.

Marshall Cuomo '15

And wife, Kaitlyn welcomed baby Caroline in September. The Cuomos reside in New Jersey.

Beverly (Stoney) Allie '82

And her sister, Corinne (Stoney) Pullins '85, after successfully homeschooling their four children for the past two decades, embarked on a new adventure and creative outlet. Combining their poetic and artistic talents, decided to create a line of unique, premium quality greeting cards using original artwork and acrostic poems based on Scripture. You can find their work at They credit their years at Geneva reinforcing the principle of using their talents to glorify God, and are grateful to all professors who influenced and encouraged them during their time on campus, especially Professor Betty Douglas and Dr. Ann Paton.

Julia Clement '20

Will be going on two medical missions trips in 2021, first to Egypt in February and then to Thailand & Laos in March! These trips are part of the Project Medical Missions focus which will feature a free clinic alongside the traditional apologetics mission work of sharing the Gospel and distributing Bibles. Their mission is to obey the Great Commission commandment by reaching the ends of the earth and ministering to people’s physical and spiritual needs (Matt 28:19-20, Matt 24:14). For some, the free clinic provides the only healthcare accesses they may have. W.M.A’s doctrinal statement can be found here: As with any missionary support, prayers are treasured and greatly encouraging. Also, Bible donations for distribution are also needed. Finally, if you are interested in making a financial donation to help Julia raise the needed funds for traveling and cost of living expenses (food, transport, etc.). W.M.A is a 501(C)(3) organization, so gifts are tax deductible. They accept online donations at, cash or checks made out to W.M.A and sent to PO BOX 1067 Branson West, MO 65737, or you may send it to Julia directly at 8711 Oxwell Lane Laurel, MD 20708. Please make sure that any donation is specifically designated as missionary support for Julia Clement. For additional information, please reach out to Julia at

Joshua Abebe '00

And his wife Amanda have been married since 2007 and have 4 children. Joshua is employed by Kirby Risk Electrical Supply as the Director of Industrial Sales. The Abebes reside in Indiana.

Stephen Johnston '14

And his bride, Becca were united in marriage on August 28, 2020. Stephen is employed as a business specialist for BMI. The Johnstons reside in Tennesee.

Dan Larue '76

Retired from his position of librarian at Hamburg Public Library after 31 years of service on Oct. 31. He graduated from Geneva College with a double major in Spanish & German and his understanding of various languages has made him a godsend for clients from many backgrounds. He received his master’s in library science at Clarion University. Over the years, Dan has also taught many clients how to use the computers in the library to further expand their research and personal endeavors. As an avid reader and traveler, Dan’s wide range of knowledge benefited his customers even beyond the actual resources found in the library. During his retirement he hopes to work part-time. He also plans on spending time pursuing his hobbies of gardening, cooking, entertaining friends at the house (which he hopes to continue after COVID), reading, reading some more, freelance writing fiction. He has also started to learn French “since languages are a gift.” After COVID, he plans to resume traveling, seeing the Civil War battlefields, maybe a trip to Europe as he has German and Spanish friends.

David '08 and Debra (Pasewark) '08 Bacon

Adopted Zackary and Alexis on September 18, 2020 after fostering them for over two years. They are now blessed with five children, (L to R) Zackary, Eliana, Alexis, Samuel, and Asher.

Kendra Dressler '15

Received her M.Ed. Technology for Online Instruction in 2020 from Slippery Rock University. She is currently working on a M.A. in World War II Studies with an expected graduation of 2022 from Arizona State University. Kendra is employed by Shikellamy School District in as a high school social studies and spanish teacher. She currently resides in Pennsylvania.

Rev. Doug Barnes '97

Accepted a call to serve at Grace United Reformed Church in Alto, MI, in July 2020. He and his wife, Grace (Pontier) '97 have six children and are thankful to be able to serve God by serving among His people!

Rev. Timothy Bennet '75

And his wife, Peggy, after 39 years in the pastorate (35 years in Binghamton, NY) are now retired. The Bennetts are living in North Carolina, enjoying visits from their 3 sons and soon to be 8 grandchildren.

Nicole (Komonczi) '19 and Elliot '19 Pater

Were married on July 4, 2020. Elliott received his Master’s Degree for Sports Administration and Coaching and now works on the coaching staff at Edinboro University!

Alyssa (Stevens) Burgess '17

Recently accepted a position in the Tannehill Department of Business, Accounting & Sport Management at Geneva College. Her husband, Barnaby '14, MBA '17 has embarked in a new career as a truck driver for Cronimet. The Burgesses reside in Ambridge, PA.

Hollie (Gfroerer) Mincone '20

Currently attending Eastern Michigan University to obtain my Master’s in prosthetics and orthotics. Her husband, James '20 recently accepted a position as a structural engineer and Black and Veatch. The Mincone's were married in June of 2020 and reside in Michigan.

Katherine Deitrick '19

Is employed by South Fayette Township High School as a biology & chemistry teacher. She is also the assistant girls tennis coach. Katherine resides in Pennsylvania.

Marissa (Fleming) '11, ME '15 and Art '11 Mangie

Welcomed daughter, Giana on October 28, 2020. The Mangies reside in Pennsylvania.

Rachel (Stevenson) '19 and Thomas '19 Kinney

Welcomed daughter, Jane Natalie Ann on July 11. Rachel is employed by Beaver County Christian School as a middle school teacher. The Kinneys reside in Pennsylvania.

Dr. Jennifer Flinn '00, MA '02

Was promoted to full professor at Frostburg State University as of the 2020-2021 school year. She received her Doctorate in Psychology in 2007 from West Virginia University. Jennifer resides in Maryland.

Joseph Oliver '05, MA '09

Received his MBA in May of 2020 from Baylor University. Joe began working as a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones.

Lori Deem '13

Married Zachary Biser on October 16, 2020. Lori received her Master’s of Education in Educational Leadership in May 2019 from Concordia University of Chicago. She is employed by Southern Local School District as a High School mathematics teacher. The Bisers reside in Ohio.

Elizabeth "Elsa" Spear-Sturm '17

And husband, Jonathan welcomed daughter, Jane Margaret on September 4, 2020. The Sturms reside in Pennsylvania.

Will Townsend '18

And Kinsley Thompson were married on December 28, 2019. The Townsends reside in Florida.

Abbigail Stauber '10, MA '16

Is employed as a family based mental health professional at Glade Run Lutheran Services. Abbigail and her husband, Adam have a four year old son, Sidney. The Staubers reside in Pennsylvania.

Allison Reefer '13

Is employed as a public relations specialist at Jewish Family and Community Services. She received her Master of International Development (MID) at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School for Public & International Affairs in 2015. Allison resides in Pennsylvania.

Kelly Favand '15

Married Joshua Chaffee on October 3, 2020. The Chaffees reside in Pennsylvania.

Hannah (Richardson) Wehr '19

Is employed by the Berkley County Schools as an English teacher at Spring Hills High School. Hannah resides in West Virginia, along with her husband, Adam.

Elizabeth (Swanson) Lineberger '10

Married husband, Lawrence in 2013. The Linebergers have 3 daughters, ages 5, 4 and 2 and reside in Pennsylvania.

Joanna Stoltz '12

Married Scott Johnson on July 18, 2020. Joanna is employed and an Upper School Teacher at Gerstell Academy. The Johnsons reside in Maryland.

Andrea Dobi '19

And Luke Fournier '19 were engaged on May 2, 2020. Their wedding will take place in the spring of 2021.

Sarah (Falk) Black '12

And husband David celebrated their one year anniversary on August 10. The Blacks currently reside in Kansas.

Allison Joseph '19 and Bryce '19 Fisher

Were married on October 10, 2020. The Fishers currently reside in Bridgeville, PA.

Jill (Hanson) Moore '10

And husband, Ben welcomed a new son, Lucas in August 2020. Lucas joins big sister, Millicent. The Moores reside in Indiana.

Hannah (Keeler) '12 and Jason '11 Wilson

Were married in May 2020. Hannah received her MA (TESOL & Intercultural Studies) in 2019 from Wheaton College. Jason received his MA (Religion) in 2014 from Trinity School for Ministry. The Wilsons reside in Ambridge, PA.

Lois (Piscatello) Montgomery '19

Will be a presenter at the IUP Annual Cyber Security Seminar on November 5. Lois will be speaking on "Cybersecurity for the Small Business: Making Cybersecurity Approachable for the Small Business Owner." This seminar provides Cybersecurity experts the means to educate attendees on current and future trends in cybersecurity and what they can do to secure and defend critical information. Loise and her husband, Matthew reside in Pennsylvania.

Catherine Pierini '19

And Brandon Guerin were married on May 23, 2020. Catherine is employed as a staffing coordinator for Exceptional Home Care. The Guerins reside in Pennsylvania.

Mark Richmond '90

Is celebrating 30 years of combined service between the DuPont and Chemours companies along with a promotion to Principal Engineer in 2020. He is conducting and leading research projects in groundwater and wastewater treatment and providing consulting wastewater services. Mark and his wife, Rachel reside in Delaware.

Shirley (Reed) Rutter '78

Is an instructor of Dual Enrollment English Comp I and Comp II and High School English 3 at the Weeki Wachee High School and at the Pasco-Hernando State College. She is also currently president of the Florida Council of the Teachers of English, which is a state-wide organization for the teaching of English/Language Arts. Shirley currently resides in Florida.

Holly (Lanhart) Marquardt '01

And husband, Ryan were married June 1, 2019. The Marquardts reside in Michigan.


Name Graduation Year Date of Death
Dana E. Elicker '70 1970 December 14, 2020
Donald Hoffman '57 1957 November 29, 2020
Kathy C. (Cornelius) Kemerer '95 1995 November 28, 2020
Dr. Charles W. Marion '54 1954 December 6, 2020
Rosamond M. (Muder-Smith) Landry '41 1941 October 3, 2019
Emily M. Barnes '09 2009 December 16, 2020
Cecilia A. Martini '95 1995 December 14, 2020
Janet L. (Grossglass) Laird '57 1957 December 15, 2020
Stanley A Holbrook '99 1999 December 17, 2020
Kenneth P. Moshier '54 1954 November 20, 2020
Mary L. Woolley '67 1967 November 2, 2020
Thomas R. Gault Sr. '48 1948 November 27, 2020
Earl W. Dunfee '56 1956 November 28, 2020
Donald J. Stratton '70 1970 November 30, 2020
Ruth E. McClymonds '90 1990 November 15, 2020
James R. Larkin '57 1957 November 14 2020
Anne S. Lathom '68 1968 October 30, 2020
Gary K. Liebschner '62 *Heritage Society* 1962 November 7, 2020
Howard J. Mortimer '63 1963 April 29, 2020
Robert A. Cornesky '60 1960 October 22, 2020
Ellen L. Bednar '62 1962 October 20, 2020
A. Martha (Mariotti) Hegner '63 1963 October 31, 2020
Patricia "Pat" L. (Carnahan) Newton '68 1968 November 1, 2020
Ralph W. Newton '65 1965 August 16, 2019
Edward L.S. Tullis '75 1975 November 8, 2020
Richard L. South '57 1957 August 17, 2020
Robert F. Amalia '79 1979 November 9, 2020
Barbara S. (McBride) Swaney '50 1950 October 5, 2020
Kenneth M. Meeker '61 1961 January 22, 2020
Nancy F. (Fisanick) Vandrak '91 1991 October 24, 2020
Ruth A. (Wadding) Rapach '79 1979 October 29, 2020
William J. Contino '69 1969 October 23, 2020
Catherine J. (Bryan) Haight '64 1964 October 4, 2020
Robert R. Marshall '84 1984 October 4, 2020
David A. Smith '85 1985 October 5, 2020
Janet B. (Saliga) Ramella '61 1961 October 1, 2020

Friends of Geneva - Memoriam

Name Date of Death
Frank H. Why December 15, 2020
Lou E. Adrian, Jr. December 12, 2020
Theodore R. Masson January 8, 2020
Richard A. Goodwald November 23, 2020
Doris J. "Pooch" Swartzlander November 28, 2020
William A. Schmidt November 25, 2020
Harry V. Brown November 4, 2020
Mary Ellen Netzel October 30, 2020
Richard A. Puryear October 29, 2020
Nikola Sudar October 31, 2020
Gudrun M. Madder November 6, 2020
Kathryn T. (Tyson) Smith October 24, 2020
Charles R. Mastervich October12, 2020