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

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Tabby (Little) Baer '15

And husband, Justin are the proud parents of future Geneva College alumnus, Roman shown here in his first Geneva t-shirt.

Hannah (Eichhorn) Lates '15

Along with her husband Will Lates '15 recently gave birth to their first child.

Jessica Halt '07

And Corey Piccola were united in marriage on February 20, 2020. The Piccolas reside in Mercer, PA.

Todd Eckstein '99

Was installed as lead pastor at Southern Heights Church in January 2020 following the completion of his M.DIV and ordination into the Reformed Church of America as Minister of Word and Sacrament. Todd, Joy and their four children reside in West Michigan.

Mark Cowley '87

Recently spoke at the Solomon Club at Hampton Christian Academy in Virginia. The Solomon Club is for 3rd to 5th graders who are honor students. We look forward to welcoming these kiddos to Geneva in 8-10 years!

Mary Ann (Indino) Miller '12

Is the lead trainer and owner of Heart Strong Wellness, LLC and is celebrating her first year in business. Heart Strong Wellness, LLC offers health and safety services to educators, coaches, workplaces, industry, and individuals by increasing confidence in lifesaving, and wellness skills.

Robert '55 and Georgia (Wilson) '57 McFarland

Celebrated their 60th anniversary with their three children: Rick ('82), Allison ('83), Nancy ('86). Bob has served on the Board of Corporators and the Board of Trustees. While attending Geneva, Bob was president of Genevans and active in football and track. Georgia was president of her Freshman class and May Queen. They have served together a pastor and school teacher for over 55 years.

Mary Marshman '99

Retired

Andrea Dobi '18

Is an Environmental Protection Specialist, at the Erie County Department of Health. Andrea was recently featured in the GoErie.com | Erie Times-News for her work with the Department of Health.

Lauren (Zanker) '11 and Nathan '08 Berger

Welcomed their third daughter, Melody Jean in September 2019. Sweet baby Melody joins big sisters Natalie Jayne, 5 and Leanna Joy 2.

Wendy (Schwedler) Allman '91

Is the new Director of Social Services at the Reformed Presbyterian Home on Pittsburgh's North Side.

Rev. H. Wayne Eppehimer

Retired in September 2019 after 39 years of pastoral ministry with the Christian & Missionary Alliance. For 10 years he served as the Senior Pastor of the Circle Drive Alliance Church in Sidney, NY and then served 29 years as the Senior Pastor at the C&MA Church in Jamestown, NY. He also served for 21 years on the Ordination Council in the Northeastern District. In addition, he served on the C&MA disabilities ministries committee, the Northeastern District Executive Committee, and on the national C&MA Board of Directors.

Maggie Rose (Smith) Smith '17

Has been working at CFCS for one year, using her double majors in Spanish and Human Services to work with families on reunifying parents and children and creating permanent changes for better.

Isaac Barringer '17

And his wife, Alexandra are expecting their first child August 2020.

Alex Sanjari MA'18

Has accepted the position of Resident Director at Colorado Christian University.

Laura (Sweeten) Hunter '06

Along with her husband Stephen are celebrating the birth of their first child, Phen who was born in September.

Bryce D. Baldwin '08

Is the Lead Pastor of Rome Alliance Church. He is also the executive director of a not-for-profit which he founded. His wife, Rachael '09 leads the MOPS ministry at the church. The Baldwins have 4 children (Camryn, Jay, Weston and Grant).

David Troxell '98

Is currently a Project Manager at Caruso Turley Scott, Inc. Structural Engineers. He is also a Structures Specialist for Arizona Task Force One, FEMA Urban Search and Rescue, and was deployed to Hurricane Harvey and Irma in 2017. David is the co-chair of the National Council of Structural Engineers (NCSEA) Structural Engineering Emergency Response (SEER) Committee, and co-chair of the Arizona Structural Engineers Association SEER Committee.

Rachel Wilson '00

Has been serving on the mission field since graduating from Geneva in 2000. She has served in Asuncion, Paraguay from 2000-2008, teaching at Asuncion Christian Academy, which is also where she did her student teaching. From 2008-2010, she taught public school for Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia, while preparing to serve with SIM in Ethiopia. From 2011-2018, she served in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, teaching at Bingham Academy and then traveled around Ethiopia, as an educational consultant for missionary home school families. Currently, Rachel is serving with SIM in Catamayo, Ecuador, planting and strengthening the rural church in southern Ecuador, with a focus on discipling women.

Roy Albert '60

Recently relocated to Bel Air, MD.

Rebekah (Elbel) Harriger MA '18

Attended Geneva from 2016-2018 for the Master of Arts in Higher Education program. She now works at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology as the Experiential Learning Coordinator managing the Internship and Research programs. Rebekah recently published an article that is to be featured in Intern Bridge Inc. guide Total Internship Management - The Employer’s Guide to Building and Sustaining the Ultimate Internship Program (3rd Edition). Her article “Career Connected Commuter” was among the articles chosen to be included in the section “Readings to Enhance Your Internship Program”.

Jim Huffmyer '81

Retired on 2/1/19, after 39 years of working in Human Resources. H.J. Heinz, United Pet Group and Strategic Human Resources, Inc. were among some of the companies that he worked for that were Fortune 500, for-profit, non-profit, private equity, consulting and he has also owned his own small business. Jim feels privileged to serve on the board of a non-profit that provides services to children and adults with developmental disability, as well as with their families. He also feels blessed to have traveled internationally, visiting over 15 countries while working with and learning from a number of amazing mentors throughout the world. Jim says, "it's now time to give back!"

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. Photo credit: “Official White House Photo by Keegan Barber”

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.

Memoriams

Name Graduation Year Date of Death
Walter B. Hehman '71 1971 March 19, 2020
Albert Tripodi '54 1954 March 19, 2020
Ruth N. (Dressler) Lundy '53 1953 March 21, 2020
G. William Mohrbacker '65 1965 March 14, 2020
Arthur E. French '65 1965 March 4, 2020
Alan S. Foreman '68 1968 March 7, 2020
Claude M. Gaiser '63 1963 February 27, 2020
Marcia R. (Lambert) Campbell '43 1943 March 12, 2020
Valeria-Grace Goosby '88 1988 January 26, 2020
Wesley N. Glass '71 1971 February 1, 2020
Annette L. (Lombardi) Krueger '52 1952 January 17, 2020
Florence M. (Rosser) Hazen '48 1948 February 9, 2020
Margaret "Ruth" (Gillespie) Harnack '41 1941 February 1, 2020
Samuel J. Rotuna '58 1958 February 7, 2020
Carmacel M. Felice '75 1975 February 14, 2020
Michelle M. (Mazzant) Fulk '04 2004 February 4, 2020
Edward D. Kaufman '69 1969 February 6, 2020
Merl A. Rice '73 1973 February 6, 2020
Ralph E. "Pat" Kilpatrick '40 1940 February 26, 2020
Richard P. Underwood, Sr. '68 1968 January 12, 2020
Helen (Radish) Giannette '65 1965 January 23, 2020
Kenneth C. Blanchard '73 1973 January 10, 2020
Warren F. Renner '48 1948 January 7, 2020
Nick J. Koutoulakis '55 1955 January 17, 2020
Marguerite M. (McKee) Griffith '51 1951 January 12, 2020
June Ann Garber '90 1990 January 17, 2020
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

Friends of Geneva - Memoriam

Name Date of Death
Kathleen A. Hoffman March 17, 2020
Robert A. Javens March 7, 2020
Don S. Haine January 30 2020
Daniel B. Woodring February 11, 2020
George Scipione January 22, 2020
Barbara Coleman September 18, 2019
Sheree M. Shaffer December 9, 2019
Maryann Warchol November 11, 2019
John Crouch November 20, 2019
Beverly J. Rimbey November 17, 2019