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

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Joshua Dubs '14

And the Parkersburg High School Chamber Choir were chosen to perform at the White House during this past holiday season. The chamber choir performed for visitors and government dignitaries, along with other musical groups from around the country for one day in Washington, D.C.

Jason Wilson '11

Was commissioned as lay pastor by the Rev. Dennett Buettner at Church of the Savior, Ambridge, PA on December 15, 2019 and was installed at the Village Church, Ambridge on December 17, 2019. He succeeds the Rev. David Ketter '10, MAHE '13, who served there as pastor since June 2014.

Steven Cunningham '81

Was recently named Senior Vice President of Lending, and also serves as a member of the bank's Senior Management Team, and oversees the entire lending operation for the bank. He has been with Coatesville Savings Bank since 2010 as the Vice President of Business Development Officer and has over 35 years of banking experience. Steven is also part of a Christian band Kindred Cross who just released their 7th CD "Undaunted." The band has Facebook page and a website.

Joseph Zgorszynski '16

Along with wife, Bethany welcomed their first child, a sweet daughter, during the summer of 2019!

Rev. Theodore Lai '94

Accepted a position as Pastor of English Ministries at the Grace Chinese Alliance Church in West Covina, CA.

Rev. Bruce Backensto '69

Along with, Dr. Jonathan Watt co-edited Advancing the Vision: A Festschrift honoring John H. "Jack" White.

Jacob Bruker '13

Accepted a new position as a staff accountant at Stambaugh Ness in York, PA, on December 30th, 2019.

Jeremy Egger '19

Is an Aircraft Mechanic / Crew Chief with the U.S. Air Force / 171st ARW.

Aaron Lucas MBA '05

Has accepted a new position as Administrative Director for Mainstay Life Services, a nonprofit organization that provides life-long, high-quality support services to people with developmental disabilities. In his role as Administrative Director, Lucas will oversee operations of facility management, fleet management, strategic development and general administration. Key responsibilities will include acquiring new homes and managing existing ones for Residential Services and being actively involved with new business opportunities and program expansions.

Jinny (Morgan) Kceowski MSOL '12

Has been promoted to Associate Director of Training & Development for Curbell Plastics. Since 2009 Jinny has been leading the training initiatives companywide with award winning results. She was instrumental in automating the company’s first comprehensive onboarding program, implementing a formal Train the Trainer program, “flipping the classroom” for two of Curbell’s legacy instructor-led training programs, and increasing overall user adoption and engagement on the company’s learning management system. In her new role Jinny will be responsible for partnering with the senior management team to align and elevate the company’s training and development program even further to support strategic and performance goals.

Sarah Park '19 and Jacob Yarnell '19

Were married on November 16, 2019. The Yarnells reside in Erie, PA.

Hannah Falk '16

Is in her 3rd year teaching at Robinson Township Christian School.

Hannah (Richardson) '19 and Adam Wehr '19

Were married on November 9, 2019. The newlyweds reside in Martinsburg, WV.

Dr. Steven Garber '76

Recently authored a new book, The Seamless Life: A Tapestry of Love and Learning, Worship and Work, a collection of essays and photos. It is not too much to say that the vision of “seeing seamlessly” was nourished in his Geneva years, in class and out. This fall he and his wife Meg took part in the launch of the Slovakian translation of his book, Visions of Vocation: Common Grace for the Common Good, traveling to Central Europe where he lectured on the challenge of vocation for their common good, 30 years after the Velvet Revolution in November 1989. A Chinese translation was also published this fall.

Alice McNair '14

Is employed by Turning Points for Children CUA 10 in Philadelphia as an Aftercare Worker.

Elizabeth (Swanson) Lineberger '10

And her husband Lawrence have three daughters, Hailey, Alexis and Leah, ranging in age from 18 months to 4 years. The Linebergers reside in Pennsylvania.

Amanda (Craciun) Washek '13

Along with husband, Justin gave birth to their first child. Daughter, Juniper Mae was born on November 6, 2019.

Kim (Hadden) Tryon '15

Along with husband, Darren '15 recently gave birth to a son, Judah.

Laura (Troup) Wallace '11

Along with husband, Joel recently welcomed their first baby, William Michael.

Mary "Kathi" (Hall) Cooper '12, MA '16

Obtained her LPC on 02/28/2019. She is in the process of receiving credentialing for a number of private insurances, as well as the state. Kathi is also currently training with SouthWest Behavioral Health Management to obtain certification as a Geriatric Competent Clinician and is employed as an Adult Outpatient Therapist at the Ellwood City, PA satellite office.

Danielle Spano '07

Received her M.S. in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from ACU.

Tesni (Searles) Freed '08

And husband, Brian Freed '08 said hello and goodbye to their firstborn, Benjamin George, on July 9, 2019. Ben was stillborn into the arms of Jesus at 22 weeks gestation.

Lori Holstein '86

Is now working in retail at Dick's Sporting Goods as a Team Lead in Bikes and Fitness.

Martha (McNally) Rowe '81

And her husband David celebrated their 35th anniversary on Nov 3, 2019.

Michelle (Rosensteel) Kibel '05

Along with husband, Dan welcomed their first child, Asher Thomas, on July 5, 2018.

Colt McKelvey '16

Along with wife, Rachel had their first daughter, Rose Reagan, on October 11, 2019.

Shane Cornuet '17

Married Kellie Mazzie on October 5, 2019.

Oscar Awa '04

Recently accepted a new position as an inventor control specialist.

Abby (Bailey) Parker '15

Along with husband, Michael gave birth to their first child. Their son, Gray was born in June.

Nathanael Hepner '19

Married Hannah Lucas'19 on September 21, 2019. The Hepners reside in Allison Park, PA.

Kassandra (Lorey) Smith '09

Along with husband, Seth gave birth to baby boy, Brighton on August 14, 2019.

Rev. Sam Blair '94, '98 MA

Recently participated in panel discussion: "Stark Realities: Redemption in the Marvel Cinematic Universe" at the second annual TheoCon conference at Messiah College.


Name Graduation Year Date of Death
Carolyn J. Cajka '91 1991 December 29, 2019
Helen M. (Burry) Pierce '58 1958 January 3, 2020
Robin D. Brown '10 2010 December 24, 2019
Dr. Charles M. Zeigler '41 1941 December 16, 2019
James J. Aretz '73 1973 December 9, 2019
Kathryn A. (Aldrich) McKim '73 1973 December 12, 2019
James L. Waite '48 1948 January 5, 2020
Donald C. Jackson '59 1959 January 6, 2020
David L. Reese '97 1997 November 25, 2019
Mary E. Cleland '54 1954 December 4, 2019
David S. "Scott" Zell '73 1973 December 11, 2019
Gretchen C. (Douglas) Reader '67 1967 December 10, 2019
Clara C. (Ludwig) Macdonald '45 1945 November 17, 2019
Richard "Pete" L. Kinkead '53 1953 November 15, 2019
Marilyn S. Sahli '49 1949 November 12, 2019
Paul R. Schweinsberg '59 1959 November 14, 2019
Patricia A. Temple '93 1993 November 17, 2019
Linda M. Fowler '79 1979 March 31, 2018
Donald W. Riley '72 1972 November 9, 2019
Carolyn M. Baumgartner '68 1968 November 5, 2019
Doris J. McIntosh-Webb '53 1953 May 28, 2016
Ruth Ann Swatsworth Evans '69 1969 November 25, 2014
Edith B. (Baker) Metheny '68 1968 October 22, 2019
Karel V. Fennick '58 1958 October 6, 2019
Marilyn L. Peters '05 2005 October 13, 2019
Evelyn A. (Petach) Wilson '75, 'MA 91 1991 October 5, 2019
DIane O. (Leonetti) Tegethoff '71 1971 August 28, 2019
Raymond H. Cegelski '64 1964 August 15, 2019
Joseph P. Kolter '50 1950 September 8, 2019
David J. Crozier '48 1948 September 11, 2019
Earl B. Holton '67 1967 September 13, 2019
Donald M. Hannah '58 1958 September 16, 2019
Gary Sadiak '63 1963 September 30, 2019
Larry Thompson, Sr '91 1991 September 10, 2019
Donald Robb '51 1951 October 3, 2019
John Hauman '68 1968 September 17, 2019

Friends of Geneva - Memoriam

Name Date of Death
Sheree M. Shaffer December 9, 2019
Maryann Warchol November 11, 2019
John Crouch November 20, 2019
Beverly J. Rimbey November 17, 2019
Rev. John "Jack" J. Roth November 10, 2019
Gerald L. "Jerry" Freeman October 18, 2019
Gordon C. Stauffer September 23, 2019
Els B. (Boekman) Thayer July 21, 2019
Pauline F. (Frohm) Hughes September 16, 2019
Glenys N. Haine October 15, 2019
Clair D. Shaffer October 26, 2019
Charles E. Ranshaw III October 24, 2019
Claudette Ranshaw October 26, 2019
Patricia M. (Love) Keck October 24, 2019
Avis Curenton October 23, 2019
Phyllis A. Schell October 16, 2019
Dr. Mary Dibiagio-Suppa October 13, 2019
Peter O. Kirchoff October 1, 2019
Rev. David "Tim" Tagert September 27, 2019
Dennis River September 13, 2019
Suhail Hannah September 13, 2019
Alexander Pascua October 4, 2019