Alumni Lacrosse Game
Trinity’s sixth annual alumni lacrosse game was held on Friday, May 17, in front of enthusiastic spectators. The contest, which has become an annual tradition, was great fun for all involved. In the previous two years, the varsity and alumni teams had taken turns winning by a goal in sudden-death overtime. This year, the alumni showed grit by pulling well ahead and achieving victory for the second consecutive year. The varsity team, 50% of which are freshmen, loses only two seniors this year, and will no doubt be poised for a victory next year. Coaches Dave Sadlier (attack) and Blake Yanick (defense) played for the varsity team in this much-anticipated event that marked the end of the 2013 season. The alumni team included Nick McCarthy ‘06, Drew Kuniholm ‘10, Riley Brosnan ‘10, Nate Masson ‘11, Nate Vanderpoel ‘11, Paul Danielson ‘11, Josh Christenson ’12, and Andrew Wise ‘12, as well as former coaches Matt Stewart, Brent Stewart, and Matt Morgan, while longtime coach Allan Plumley played goalie. Alumni, students, and parents gathered on the sideline to cheer for the players. Other highlights from this spring season have included key victories over teams from Trinity School at Meadow View (“TMV”), Wakefield School (The Plains), and Seton (Manassas).
Class of 2012
Grace Koh ‘12 reports that she has had an amazing experience so far at the University of Chicago, where she plans to double major in political science and sociology, with a minor in music. She has begun working for GEAR UP, a program that strives to encourage post-secondary school attendance in the greater Chicago area. She works with a math teacher, and tutors a group of children twice per week. Grace says, “The schools in the Hyde Park neighborhood are all part of the Chicago Public Schools system, and it's been an eye-opening experience to be exposed to urban school settings.” She has become involved with InterVarsity, one of the fellowship groups on campus. Recently, she served as part of a team that organized an outreach event for the homeless community in Hyde Park. She describes the event as “a bit of a stressful week with fundraising, contacting local organizations, and figuring out other logistics, but a great opportunity for me to learn about actively engaging the community, as well as once again being humbled by the faithfulness of God!” As far as summer plans, she is exploring several internships in the DC area.
Ashley Fahnestock ‘12 says that she is grateful to be able to attend Baylor University; it has been a huge blessing to her. She started out as an elementary education major, but soon realized that as much as she loves children, God has other plans for her. So, she switched her major to communication specialist, which is a mix of communications and journalism. Ashley also plans to minor in non-profit work. She says, “Lord willing, I'm planning on going into event planning or some type of ministry!” She is involved with Kappa Chi Alpha, which is a Christian sorority on campus. “Through dances, retreats, and service events, KXA has been a tremendous blessing during my time so far at Baylor!” This summer, Ashley will continue working at Outback Steakhouse, as well as Design Cuisine, which is a catering business. She hopes to get an internship with Fun Company Events, which is an event planning company.
Rachel Daum '12 says that college has been really good. “School work is hard, but college life is a lot of fun.” She has become involved in CRU (Campus Crusade for Christ) at NC State. She is in a Bible study and went on an outreach trip with CRU over spring break to Panama City Beach, Florida. She learned a lot about sharing her faith, and had fun with her friends. Next year, she and a friend will be leading a Bible study for freshman girls through CRU. Over the summer, she will be taking a class or two at State, and then hopes to work at home for the second half of the summer.
Justin Niles '12 says he is loving Virginia Tech! He is already about two years into his computer science major, and is minoring in music. His extracurricular activities include choir and volleyball. This summer he will be working in an internship in Baltimore for a company called KEYW. They are a contractor for both public and private companies, and specialize in cyber security and other software solutions. He envisions this internship will place him one step closer to his ultimate goal of working for some modern, innovative company (such as Google), in which software development plays a big role.
Karen Greenagel '12 is majoring in English at Grove City College, and absolutely loves it! She reports, “I have been amazed by the dedication of my professors toward their subject area and their willingness to devote time to helping students. I've learned more, both academically and spiritually, in one year than I thought was possible.” On campus, she has enjoyed being involved with the GCC Singers (a women's a cappella group), playing intramural sports, working with the admissions office to serve as an overnight host to prospective students, and enjoying other various activities with friends. She says, “I am also very blessed by and involved with my church in Grove City: Covenant OPC.”
Andrew Schoka '12 reports that things are still going well for him and Andrew Wise (‘12) in the Corps at Virginia Tech. They recently finished the second half of the Caldwell March, a thirteen-mile hike through the mountains and back to campus that marks the end of their freshman training. Now the focus is on becoming prepared for sophomore leadership positions and responsibilities related to the incoming class of 2017. Andrew Schoka and Andrew Wise are planning to lead a freshman Bible study through Valor, which is a branch of Campus Crusade at VT specifically for the Corps. They are both on the Corps lacrosse team as well. “This summer will involve a mix of training obligations to our ROTC's, and some time back at home with the family. I'm hoping to pick up a slot to go to Airborne or Air Assault School with the Army, and Andrew is headed to CONTRAMID this summer, which means several weeks out with the Navy. Hopefully we'll both have a chance to come back and visit TCS before school's out.”
Caleb Meindertsma '12 is finishing his first year at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is majoring in engineering with a concentration in mechanical engineering. On top of that, he is on the varsity swim team, which takes up a good amount of time. Even though the season is over, he still works out every day to keep in shape. He has been making quite a name for himself by setting two team records this year, as well as finishing as the highest individual scorer on the team and fourth highest in the conference. For the third consecutive summer, Caleb will serve as a swim coach for a local swim team, and will be training with his club swim team to prepare for next season.
Emily Kangelaris '12 is finishing her freshman year at Duquesne University in the physical therapy program, where she is a biology and health science major. She reports, “It has been a challenging year adjusting to the course load, but I know it will be worth it in the end. I also have been singing in the chapel choir, which is always fun because I love to have that chance to sing. This summer I will be continuing my job at Physiotherapy Associates, where I assist the physical therapists with their patients.”
Melanie Ford '12 worked four jobs last summer, and plans to do the same this summer! The most notable role is her internship with Myers Public Relations in Reston Town Center, where she does graphic design, social media work, and photography. The other three jobs relate to swimming: she teaches water safety and swim lessons through Reston Association, coaches a swim team for Reston Swim Team Association, and lifeguards for local Reston pools. At Virginia Tech, she is involved in the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), which is a national pre-professional society for students; she has been elected the chapter’s Webmaster and Editor-in-Chief. Melanie also rushed Pi Beta Phi fraternity for women. In addition, she enjoys being an entrepreneur; her freelance photography company has gained attention through her Facebook page: Melanie Beth Photography.
Elizabeth Broussard '12 says, “Looking back on this freshman year of college at Alabama, it's been amazing to see God's hand at work throughout all of it. At the very beginning of the school year, in August, I joined the sorority Pi Beta Phi (the same as my Mom), which has been an incredible way to meet girls that share the same interests as I have.” She also became involved with The Navigators, an on-campus ministry, and joined a Bible study through them shortly after school started. “Now I sing and help lead worship for them on Tuesday nights!” In November, she started working as a part-time leasing agent for The Avenue at Tuscaloosa, which is a new off-campus student housing community. She helps with marketing, giving virtual tours of the property, filling out paperwork, and contacting prospective tenants. She will take a break from that work over the summer and then return to work in the fall. Additionally, she joined the pro-life group on campus, Bama Students for Life. “One of my friends down here is a leader and it has been incredible to see how pro-life values are accepted, even in a college setting. As for my major, I have been a dance major this year and have learned so much from the instructors down here! However, this coming fall I will be changing my major to public relations in the College of Communication and Information Sciences.”
Riley Winstead '12 volunteers with the Center for Sexual Assault Survivors (and recently helped with the Walk A Mile in Her Shoes event), he got a library assistant job for next year, is part of the Diocese of Richmond's Vocation Discernment Group, and is loving his philosophy major's classes at Christopher Newport University. “I am taking a philosophy 451 class on Aquinas this semester, and another on Plato next semester. It's going to rock.” In addition, Riley is heavily involved in Catholic Campus Ministries, and he sings in the church choir.
Rachel Steiner '12 is a health administration and policy major with a concentration in hospital management at George Mason University. She is a writer for the GMU newspaper and student magazine, and is involved in Mason Young Life, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, and National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Recently, she was called to be a Young Life Leader at Fairfax High School. She hopes to pursue an internship with Congress in the near future. She shares, “I would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who is part of the TCS community. Trinity inspired me to remain active in my faith, and taught me to remain steadfast and set a Christ-like example on a secular college campus.”
John Simmons '12 reports that all is going well with him at Old Dominion University. As of the beginning of last semester, he has been working at the Monarch Tech Store as a sales associate, supplying technology (computers and accessories) and services to students and faculty/university departments. He is majoring in civil engineering technology, and is pursuing leadership within InterVarsity. He’s been heavily involved with this Christian organization which is “radically impacted by the truth of God's love.” John says that being part of this organization has given him invaluable opportunities to be of service to the local Norfolk area, as well as a community in which he is thriving as a student and a Christian.
Jacob Madsen '12 is finishing his first year at UVA, where he is a pre-commerce student. He doesn’t apply to the commerce school until his second year, but he is also considering majoring in economics. He has played on several intramural teams this year, including basketball. He aslo serves as the Chief Information Officer for the Global Markets Group, an international finance club at UVA that analyzes and invests in emerging foreign markets. Finally, he recently became a brother of the Sigma Nu Fraternity, Beta Chapter. He will be working a 40-hour job at the Upper Occoquan Service Authority when he gets home this summer.
Josiah Nagel ‘12 is studying computer engineering at Liberty University. He has been awarded a four-year scholarship through Army ROTC, and plans to continue with the program in order to receive his commission as an officer when he graduates. Over the past year, he has had the opportunity to play on Liberty’s ultimate Frisbee club team, traveling to numerous tournaments and competing against many top schools. Over Christmas break, he worked for UPS as a package delivery helper. This summer, he plans to take nine credits worth of online classes through Liberty.
Christie Sweet ‘12 says she really likes Bridgewater College, mostly due to the community. She reports, “Bridgewater is a small town in the mountains, surrounded by beautiful scenery and boasting one of the lowest crime rates in the country. The students and faculty are so kind and inviting that it feels like home away from home. Homework is only overwhelming if you procrastinate, at which I happen to be an expert, but I always make it through okay.” She has found a good church, Bridgewater United Methodist Church, which is about a quarter-mile walk for her. She has not yet decided on a major, but is leaning toward medicine. “I've had so many injuries and been sick so many times; experience has brought interest.” Christie is not currently involved in extracurricular activities; she felt she should take her freshman year rather slowly until she gets the feel for college life. However, she plans to become a student ambassador, leading tours and scheduling things for prospective students. “All in all, I've very much enjoyed Bridgewater so far.”
Rachel Warnock (‘12) is enjoying Virginia Tech, where she is majoring in biological sciences and adding minors in history, medicine and society, and statistics. Since the fall semester, she has been involved with the Navigators. This campus ministry group has challenged her to grow spiritually and has provided a way to get plugged in with other students who are like-minded in their desire to “know Christ and make Him known.” Over spring break, she and the group traveled to Stuart, Florida, to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, practice evangelism on the beach and in the mall, and lead small group activities for Palm City Presbyterian Church. Since the beginning of spring semester, she has been working in a parasitic plant lab as a part of Tech’s Plant Pathology, Physiology, and Weed Science Department. This summer, she will stay in Blacksburg to take a couple of classes and continue working full-time in this lab, eventually assuming new responsibilities in this research setting. Rachel is also a part of Alpha Epsilon Delta, which is Virginia Tech’s Pre-Health Professional Honor Society/Fraternity. She says, “This year has brought so many new opportunities to learn and grow in knowledge of God and His creation—despite facing secular schooling. I’m so thankful for the experiences I’ve had this first year, and can’t wait for more to come!”
Class of 2011
Matt Medlin '11 attends Penn State University, where he is heavily involved in both Campus Crusade for Christ (Cru) and Army ROTC. He is studying security and risk analysis, and minoring in Arabic. In July 2012, he reported that his “recent five-week trip to Central Asia was interesting, to say the least. The team was comprised of seven students, three Cru staff members, and one toddler. However, since it is illegal to evangelize in the country we visited, we were officially there ‘to teach English and have a cultural exchange.’ We all made good friends whom we were sad to leave; the country embodies hospitality. However, it was heartbreaking to see the spiritual confusion and ‘deadness.’ Although we saw no one accept Christ, we had many good conversations with the nationals that will hopefully lead to their salvation. Aside from teaching us to rely on God, the trip taught us patience. Almost everything we did there, from trying to order food to planning for parties, required much patience. All things considered, I hope to someday return to the country and minister to the people again.”
Janelle Sykes ‘11 is finishing her sophomore year at Virginia Commonwealth University. She is continuing her study of exercise science and plays on the volleyball team as a middle blocker and right side hitter. In the fall of 2012, VCU officially joined the Atlantic 10 Conference, and in their rookie season within the conference, VCU’s sports teams posted the best overall record, in terms of wins, in the school’s history. Also, with a 25-6 record, the VCU volleyball team had the best record in the program’s history. As one of two members from the volleyball team on the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, Janelle serves as a representative and liaison between the A-10 Conference, the athletic department, and student-athletes. This role has provided her many opportunities, such as attending the APPLE Conference in Charlottesville, VA. The APPLE Conference is the leading national training symposium that seeks to target substance abuse prevention and health promotion for athletic department administrators and student-athletes. Janelle was one of four student-athletes who participated in the APPLE Conference, and immediately after attending, she began working on ideas to implement within the VCU athletic department. One of her ideas was to create a student-athlete educational newsletter. Janelle looks forward to another season in the classroom and on the court, where she will step into a leadership role as a rising junior on the volleyball team.
Class of 2010
Annesley Williams '10 attends Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), where she is majoring in illustration. She also participates in a girls Bible study with Christian girls at SCAD. After graduation, her dream is to become a freelance illustrator, get married, have kids, and then work as an art teacher at an elementary school. She loves drawing, design, illustrating, painting, and all kinds of art. In 2013, Annesley wrote and illustrated her first children’s book, entitled Let’s Go on an Adventure!
Gabrielle Boggs ‘10 transferred to Towson University in the fall of 2012. She is a theatre production major. She says, “In the future, I plan to work in theatre production and hopefully own my own dance studio. I work at Stride Rite in Towson Town Centre; it is a kids’ shoe store and I absolutely love it!”
Christopher Bahlo ’10 is an international business marketing major at University of Richmond.
Whitney Blankenship ’10 is a double major in Special Education: Pre-K-8 and Elementary Education: Pre-K-4 at Grove City College. She works at Clay Cafe Studios in Chantilly, VA, and is a lifeguard at Grove City. She also tutors at Grove City Middle School. She is involved in sports (tennis, football, soccer) and is a member of Fellowship of Christian Educators.
James Caron ’10 attends James Madison University, where he is majoring in economics. After graduating, he is probably going to commission as an officer in the Army.
Jack Colston ’10 attends Virginia Tech. He is currently majoring in engineering but plans to transfer to business. He is involved in Intervarsity Christian Fellowship and is a Young Life summer staff member.
Jack Dawson '10 is an engineering major at Covenant College. After graduating, he plans to find work in Northern Virginia.
Nathanael Gaspar '10 is a psychology major at Northern Virginia Community College. He plans to get his doctorate in psychology and start his own private practice. He is currently training to be a manager at Wegmans.
Christina Kangelaris ’10 attends George Mason University and plans on majoring in accounting. She intends on getting her master’s degree and receiving her CPA after graduating. She is currently the secretary of DECA, a marketing club. She also plays on the intramural soccer and flag football teams.
Drew Kunihom ’10 is a math education major at Grove City College.
Jordyn Moore ’10 attends Northern Virginia Community College and plans to transfer to either Virginia Commonwealth University or Saint Louis University in the fall. She also works at Smoothie King. She is doing really well health-wise. Although she is not a full-time student yet, she plans to become one this fall.
Sarah Payne ’10 attends Wheaton College, and is thinking of majoring in either geology or international relations. She is currently on the Wheaton Thunderettes Pom & Dance Team.
Hannah Renfrow '10 is majoring in criminal justice at Northern Virginia Community College. She is an assistant coach for the varsity girls volleyball team at Trinity Christian School and is an independent business owner.
Evan Reyle ‘10 is majoring in biblical and religious studies at Grove City College. He is minoring in psychology, family studies, and Christian ministry. He says he plans to “get involved in ministry in some way and hopefully go to seminary at some point.” Each summer he has traveled to Tyler, Texas, to work as a staff intern with Youth With a Mission (YWAM). This past year, he was a freshman resident assistant, and he is a member of the Omicron Xi fraternity.
Park Ticer ’10 is a biology/pre-med major at Grove City College. He plans to go to medical school/graduate school after college. He is involved in GCC Lacrosse.
Kelsey Vu ’10 is currently an art major at Christopher Newport University. She is considering changing her major to English. She is involved in Pershing Rifles, a coed military fraternity.
Alex White ’10 is a biology major with a focus in molecular/cellular biology at Christopher Newport University. After graduating he may potentially serve as a tour guide in South Africa for a gap year before doing graduate work in nanotechnology and virology. He is currently working with a group of students known as Down Town Ministry. They take time every week to bring food and the gospel to homeless people around Newport News. He is an active member of the Presidential Leadership Program, the Honors program, and the rock climbing club. He is also attempting to start a free running club on CNU's campus.
Luke Swadener ’10 is a mechanical engineering major at Grove City College. After graduating he plans on working in firearms design or possibly do mission work.
Fleming Saunders VI ’10 attends Grove City College, where he is majoring in Spanish and “Other.” He has taken yearly trips with the FCA baseball team to the Dominican Republic, where they visit sugar cane villages and orphanages, and play baseball with the kids. He is involved in intramural sports (soccer, volleyball, and basketball) at college.
Laura Cooper ’10 is in nursing school at the University of Kentucky in Lexington and really loving it. After graduating and becoming an RN, she plans on continuing with school to earn a master’s degree.
Kyle Gaffin ’10 is a philosophy major at Wheaton College. He plans to go to graduate school and teach after graduating.
Chaney Mullins ’10 attends the University of Virginia Architecture School, studying architectural history. At school, she tutored, kept up some dance, joined a Christian group, and broadcast news on the radio.
Rebecca Sadtler ’10 attends Life Pacific College. She is a biblical studies major and a multicultural missions minor. After college, she wants to do inner-city missions work in Washington, D.C. She is involved in the Ignite Academy, which is a missions program where they do two to three mission outreaches a week. They also go on two mission trips at the end of each semester. She is also dancing again. She interns with the Ignite program, which takes up most of her time.
Kelsey Robohn ’10 is a nursing major at James Madison University. After graduating, she plans to get a job as a nurse. She volunteers in the nursery at her church in Harrisonburg (Covenant Presbyterian), and is involved in Campus Crusade for Christ, a wonderful Christian campus ministry at JMU. She hopes to go on some mission trips with Campus Crusade over spring break and the summer.
Anna Troutman ’10 attends the University of Virginia, majoring in biochemistry with a concentration in pre-medical studies. She hopefully plans to attend medical school after graduation. She is involved in Intervarsity Christian Ministries on the UVA campus, as well as Abundant Life Tutoring Ministries, as a tutor for middle school students.
Christina Clenance ’10 attends Biola University and is an intercultural studies major. She plans to get her master’s in either applied linguistics or anthropology and hopefully work for Wycliffe Bible Translators. She does catering for Bon Appétit and works at Outback Steakhouse during breaks.
Jessica Roberts ’10 attends University of Virginia where she is majoring in chemistry with a specialization in biochemistry. Upon finishing her undergraduate program, she plans to attend Pharmacy School to get a Doctor of Pharmacy degree.
Peter Christenson ’10 is a philosophy major at Wheaton College.
Emily Cole ’10 attends Grove City College where she is majoring in music education with a vocal concentration. She would like to become a music teacher and probably a high school choral director after graduating.
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Class of 2009
Nicholas Freiling '09 graduated from Grove City College with a B.A. in economics and is engaged to Ashley Conwell ('09), who graduated from Messiah College with a B.S. in nursing. Ashley entered Trinity in the fall of 2005 for her freshman year. Nicholas arrived the following year, and the two met in Mrs. Kieselowsky's British literature class. They began dating during the summer between their junior and senior years of high school. Nicholas says, “We've been dating ever since, despite going to different colleges, and will be wed this October.” He adds, “We both love Trinity, and will always remember the school as the place that brought us together.”
Ryan Freeland ’09 is an economics and finance major at James Madison University. After graduating, he hopes to work for an investment bank and then eventually start his own investment group. He is heavily involved with the university newspaper, The Breeze, as a senior staff photographer.
Michael Perez ’09 attends Christopher Newport University, where he is a business marketing and communication studies major. He also works as a server at Red Robin and is in a fraternity named Psi Upsilon.
Katherine (Molly) Phillips '09 is majoring in biology at Bluefield College and plans to work in a zoo one day. She volunteers at Assist Pregnancy Center.
Scott Renner ’09 attends the University of Oklahoma. He is majoring in history and Medieval European archaeology. He tutors for the OU athletic department and is on the Leadership Team of OU Intervarsity. He is a College of Arts and Sciences Leadership Scholar and a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.
Tyler Richter '09 is a criminal justice major at Shenandoah University. He is minoring in coaching and plans to be a U.S. Marshall after he graduates in 2013.
Esther Jackson '09 receives a BS degree in mathematics with a concentration in actuarial science and music minor from George Mason University in May. She was invited to give an address as the 2013 College of Science Convocation Student Speaker. Esther was a University Scholar, the most distinctive and competitive academic scholarship GMU awards to incoming students. She was a participant in the Undergraduate Research in Computational Mathematics program, an initiative funded by the National Science Foundation. She presented her work on Modern Portfolio Theory of Investment at many university symposia and national conferences, winning first place at the annual Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) intercollegiate symposium. Through George Mason's Center for Outreach in Mathematics Professional Learning and Educational Technology, she collaborated on a Virginia Department of Education Grant to improve Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Esther was also a finalist for the prestigious Marshall Scholarship, a program founded by the British Parliament. Esther was president of the Lambda Sigma Honor Society and vice president of the Graduate Chapter of the Association of Women in Mathematics. She was both an Akoma Circle and a University Scholar mentor, and guided summer and fall orientation programs as a Patriot Leader. She embarks on work within the Office of Actuaries at the U.S. Office of Personal Management, while pursuing accreditation from the Society of Actuaries. Esther begins an accelerated master’s degree program in mathematics at Mason this summer.
Clay Cooper '09
is in the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets, and is majoring in engineering. He plans to go active duty in the army upon graduation.
Elisabeth Reitman '09 attends James Madison University where she is majoring in writing rhetoric and technical communication. She is involved in DURAG, Kids Klub, Latin Dance Club, Contemporary Gospel Choir, and Stratford Players. She is involved in the Alternate Spring Break Program to St. Louis and Paraguay in the summer.
Mary Lawrence '09 is majoring in Spanish at Christopher Newport University. After graduating, she plans to pursue a masters in education and spend time as a missionary in a Spanish speaking country before returning to teach Spanish. She works with a Therapeutic Riding Center to fulfill service hours required by her Leadership Program. She is heavily involved in their chapter of Intervarsity and attends Campus Crusade and a bible study lead by her president's wife.
Kane Erickson '09 attends Virginia Commonwealth University where he is majoring in Painting and Printmaking. He works at Edgemoor Art Studio and has done some commissioned painting.
Luke Brigham ’09 is a business management major at George Mason University. He is involved in a fraternity and club lacrosse.
Megan Cubbler ’09 attends Trinity University, where she is majoring in business with concentrations in accounting and finance. She is a student worker in the chapel at her school. She is involved in a sorority and in track and field, and is on the Student Programming Board.
Maria Churan ’09 attends Christopher Newport University. She is majoring in studio art with a double minor in leadership studies and Spanish. She is a small group leader for Intervarsity Christian Fellowship.
Laura Warnock ’09 is a nursing major at Auburn University. She is applying to nursing school this year and plans to graduate with a BSN. She works during breaks as a server at Bonefish Grill in Fairfax. She is involved in the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority, Greek Intramurals, and IMPACT (volunteering at Humane Society of Auburn and local HeadStart preschools in Auburn, AL). She is also involved in the Student Nurses Association and UPC (University Program Council), nursing observership at INOVA Fairfax Hospital, Provosts Student Advisory Council and the Arthritis Foundation supported by Alpha Omicron Pi (AOII). She is proud to be an active Auburn football fan.
Christiana Booher '09 is a rising junior at Christopher Newport University. She is a Canon Leadership scholar and is part of the President's Leadership Program, the Honors Program, and the Pre-Med Scholars Program. She is a chemistry major and a biology and leadership studies minor. She was accepted into Eastern Virginia Medical School via their Early Acceptance Program and plans on attending Eastern Virginia Medical School in order to become a pediatrician. She is currently working as a Cancer Research Training Awardee at the National Institutes of Health. This is the second summer she has received this award. She is a youth leader at a local church. Additionally, using her musical talents, she has gone from being TCS Upper School Chorus president to becoming a choir director for a youth girl's choir at her church and is actively involved in the adult choir, hand-bell choir, and praise band. Through her scholarship, she was granted the opportunity to travel abroad and study at the College of Harris-Manchester at the University of Oxford to conduct personal research that improves society and leadership within society. She volunteers at the local emergency room on Friday evenings while at school.
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Class of 2008
Michele Lussos (‘08) graduated from George Mason University with a BS in chemistry, and a concentration in biochemistry. During her undergraduate years, she served as webmaster and president of the chemistry club. She also became a member of Delta Alpha Pi, which is an honor society for the learning disabled. She worked in a research lab and helped author a paper entitled Storage Stability and Lubricity of Soy, Corn, and Canola-Derived Biodiesel Blend with Petroleum-Derived Diesel, which was published last year. Now she is finishing her masters in chemistry at GMU. Her research is on the toxicity of pesticides used on golf courses. She hopes to go on to get an MD/PhD. As an undergrad, she began working for an agriculture consulting company, and now works there as regulatory manager. She registers pesticide created by different companies with the EPA and the states. She also writes pesticide labels and material safety sheets. When finally done with school, she would like to start her own company to create new pesticides, and possibly work part-time in a hospital. She shares, “When I was young, a chemical spill gave me cancer and I want to make new products that will not cause other children to have cancers.”
Chelsea (Cameron) Tekesky (‘08) currently works at a nonprofit called Lanakila Pacific, where she teaches special needs adults how to develop life skills and independence. She reports, “My husband Scott and I were wed on December 18, 2012. The next year began with a whirlwind of events. Scott passed Ranger school, I graduated from Christopher Newport University, we moved across the world to Hawaii, and got two puppies. We are extremely blessed and are excited as we embark upon this new adventure!"
Emily Seitz '08 graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2012 with a degree in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, where she also completed a teacher education program to receive her teaching license. During her undergraduate career, she was very involved with Cru and played on the MIT club volleyball team. She spent her summers writing software for an aero-astro lab and teaching computer science. In May 2013, Emily graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with an M.S. Ed. in Learning Sciences & Technology. She hopes to work in software development, designing educational tools so that she can combine her computer science experience and passion for education.
Douglas Colby '08 graduated from the University of Virginia, where he majored in history and economics. He is a Business Analyst for Accenture, and is engaged to Shelby Sutton.
Katie Marcario '08 reports that her new job has been a great experience so far. "In August 2012, I moved to Nashville without having lined up a job. After being here for about three weeks, I met a woman at a networking event who forwarded my resume to Kaleidoscope Media. I got a call asking if I could come in for an interview. A couple of days later, I was asked to come back to do some temporary work, and a few weeks after that, I was hired as publicity assistant. I was recently promoted to Director of Social Media and Web Content, and serve as Assistant to the President. Kaleidoscope has a great clientele that truly interests and excites me. I've been presented with several amazing opportunities thus far and can't wait to see what my future holds at this company."
Karyn Ann Sykes '08 is in the Early Childhood Education master's program at George Mason University. This is her second year as an Assistant Coach for a swim team, and she teaches swim lessons. She is involved in a Bible study for women at GMU and hosts a monthly meeting in her home. She teaches Sunday School at her church in Manassas, Virginia, and is a leader in itsTeen Live Program as well as a member of the College and Career group.
Shauna Baker-Karl ’08 graduated from the University of Virginia in 2012 with a B.A. in English.
Katherine Geary '08
graduated from the University of Mary Washington in May. She plans to work in the Fredericksburg area and live with some friends down there. She has been conducting a psychology study this past spring semester with two of her professors and three other students. The study involves giving mothers a survey and looking at how engaging in different mothering styles affects their mental health. She is excited about presenting the results of the study at the Virginia Psychological Association convention and possibly also at the Association for Psychological Science convention. She’s also working on writing up a study her team did this Fall, and they’re hoping to publish both their Fall study and Spring study in psychology journals.
Jennifer Gerstenfeld '08 is a member of the Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) M.D. class of 2016. She hopes to specialize in internal medicine and begin practicing in Virginia. She reports, “Since starting medical school, I have become involved with the EVMS HOPES free clinic, the only free clinic in the state that is entirely staffed and run by medical students. We serve the uninsured population in the city of Norfolk. I recently became engaged to my best friend, Benjamin Cavin. We will be getting married next summer.”
Andy Kangelaris ‘08 graduated from Christopher Newport University in December 2012 with a B.S. in business administration. He played rubgy for CNU, helped start the Psi Upsilon fraternity chapter, and had the privilege of serving as president of the fraternity for a year. Andy reports that Psi Upsilon includes other former Trinity students, such as Michael Perez (‘09) and Jamie Danehower. In addition, he served as the chief financial officer of a new student-run investment fund at CNU, whose return on investment is re-invested into the CNU community in the form of direct scholarships to students. As CFO, he developed an education program that is used to educate the fund's new members. The end product has been an eight-class program taught by three different professors (a management professor, an accounting professor, and CNU's senior finance professor) to provide students with a multi-disciplinary approach to investment within the business field. The program is now in the process of becoming an accredited class at CNU. Andy currently works at AAL, a Tysons Corner consulting firm where he had interned for four years while attending CNU. He says, “God willing, I will earn the 150 credit hours required for the CPA license and earn the certification.”
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Class of 2007
Richard Gaffin ‘07 lives in Fullerton, CA. He has written a book entitled Oneironautics, which was published in April of 2013. The term Oneironautics refers to the ability to travel within a dream, usually on a conscious basis. Written in the spirit of Kafka's Metamorphosis and Percy's The Moviegoer, Oneironautics is a novella in three acts that explores what might happen if the realm of the surreal were to crash into our world of straight lines, easy answers, and cold certainty. Richard’s literary career includes working as an indexer and editor for the Oxford University Press and the Mars Hill Audio Journal, and writing for the music blog La Musiconomy. In addition to being a writer, Richard is a musician; he enjoys playing the blues and writing songs.
Kristen Ann Griffin '07 graduated from Rhodes College and is living in New York City pursuing her dreams in publishing. She is currently the Sales Assistant for Country Living Magazine.
Lauren Cross '07 is an art teacher for Fairfax County Public Schools.
Tyler Perry '07 graduated from Virginia Tech in 2011 with a B.A. in economics. He currently works as an analyst for SunTrust Bank in Richmond, Virginia. He attends Redemption Hill Church.
Allison Aizcorbe '07 earned a degree in special education and elementary education from Liberty University, and has returned to Trinity Christian School as a fifth grade teacher. While at Liberty, Allie volunteered in a campus serve program, visited nursing homes, and played with inner city children. She became a member of Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society and treasurer of Kappa Delta Pi Education Society. She was also a student aide for one of her education professors.
Hannah Nicholson '07 received a degree in elementary education from Wheaton College, where she was a member of the Wheaton Thunder Cheerleading squad and cheered for both football and basketball. She is now teaching first grade at Trinity Christian School.
Stephene (Aizcorbe) Hertwig '07 graduated from Liberty University in December 2010 with her RN, BSN. She began working in the Medical ICU at the University of Virginia Medical Center. On August 6, 2011, she was wed to Luke Hertwig at Snidow Chapel in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Dwight Hayes '07 has joined the TCS faculty as a middle and upper school P.E. teacher. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he will coach middle school boys basketball this winter. Dwight earned a degree in physical education and health from Cedarville University, and many will recall that during one of his college spring breaks he served as a teacher’s assistant for middle school P.E. and tenth grade Bible.
Lindy Brigham ’07 has graduated from George Mason University's nursing school, and works in the NICU at INOVA Fairfax Hospital. She is currently helping coach Trinity's varsity cheerleading squad. She loves being back at Trinity and working with the girls. She says they are so fun!
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Class of 2006
Jessica (Shultis) Marsh ‘06 is working as an independent respite care provider, taking care of children with special needs. In her spare time, she also does babysitting and tutoring. She and David Marsh (‘06) were wed on May 14, 2011. Jessica graduated from Montana State University-Billings with a B.S. in Special Education and a B.S. in Elementary Education.
Chelsea Hugel ‘06 earned a degree in psychology from Pepperdine University. She moved back to the area, and has been working in human resources for the World Bank since February 2013. Chelsea says she has plugged into a church here and enjoys seeing friends.
Kirsten Rodgers (‘06) lives in Sichuan, China. She works for Chengdu International School, where she teaches about worship in her Musical Leadership class. As an annual final project, she has each of her students write a worship song, and then the class votes for the one they will record in a studio. Kirsten reports that, “This year, we focused not on simply putting some Bible verses and spiritually rhyming words to a good melody, but instead on truly seeking God and asking Him what we should sing.” Two days before their recording session, there was a huge earthquake in Sichuan. In Ya’an, the epicenter, almost 200 people died, and it is rumored that almost 90% of the buildings in that city suffered some level of damage. Kirsten says, “When we arrived at the recording studio, we spent some time praying, and continued to ask God to do huge things through the song.” The very next morning, the recording manager received a phone call from a government official, asking if anyone had recently recorded any encouraging songs. The Chinese government plans to distribute hundreds of CDs containing 10 uplifting songs. The one performed by Kirsten’s students has made the top 13. It remains to be seen exactly how it will be used. She adds, “Please pray that the song… truly changes hearts, and strengthens weak hands and feeble knees!” View the song video: http://youtu.be/MN9P-aVc8EQ
Mike Yi '06 played an important role in the Global Korean Young-adult Missions (GKYM) Regional Conference held on November 11, 2011. He served as worship leader for this missions festival which took place at Washington Young Saeng Korean Presbyterian Church, in Centreville, VA. Mike explains, “Global Korean Young-adult Missions Festival is a passionate and vibrant ministry of which I'm grateful to be a part. It's great to see a community willing to do so much and give up so much for the sake of the Gospel. This regional conference is just one part in a string of three mini-conferences to support the main conference coming up in December in Rochester, NY. I'm excited to learn more about GKYM and to see how God will enrich this ministry for His glory.” Mike also shares that he is pursuing a full-time career in worship ministry and has been actively serving, as well as trying to write songs. He reports, “I'll be heading back to Nashville, TN, to record with my producer sometime in the near future.” He has also been partnering with a non-profit organization named Hello Somebody, which is based out of Gateway Church in Dallas, TX. “They sell clothing and merchandise to fund meals sent to third world countries. So far, they've fed nearly a million children in places such as Pakistan, Mexico, Guatemala and Haiti. Watches are among the most popular items that they sell, and one watch feeds 125 children. One hoodie sweatshirt feeds 100 children. Amazing!” To learn more about this non-profit organization, view their website.
Peter Peckarsky '06 graduated from Furman University in Greenville, SC, in the spring of 2010 with a BA in Spanish, and in January of 2012, he married Kara (also a Furman grad). They live in Greenville where they work for Campus Outreach Greenville (www.cogreenville.org), a non-denominational college ministry. Peter is the Media Director in the Campus Outreach office at Mitchell Road Presbyterian Church, and both Peter and Kara also lead Bible studies for Furman students.
Michelle Rouillard ’06 graduated from George Mason University in May 2010 with a degree in art history and a minor in history.
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Class of 2005
Jonathan Marshall Garber '05 graduated from George Mason University in December 2009 with a B.S. in Biology. He is attending Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg. He married Cecelia Nelson, a nursing major at GMU on July 17, 2010. Jonny and Cecelia are currently living in Christiansburg, VA.
Stephen Dean Sykes '05 graduated from Fairfax County Police Academy in March 2008. He works for the Fairfax County Police Department at Sully Station, Chantilly VA. He received a promotion to Officer and is looking forward to training in special units.
Jennifer (Green) Poe '05 is in graduate school at George Mason University and is an ESOL teacher in Fairfax County. She married her wonderful husband Nathan on May 29, 2009. Nathan works at Oberon Associates in Manassas on government contracts.
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Class of 2004
Bethany (Cross) Pulice ‘04 is currently enrolled at SUNY Fredonia, studying for an M.S. Education with ESOL certification. She plans to teach ESL to either pre-k thru 12th grade or adults, or work with college-level international education. Bethany is also part-time communication director at Harvest Chapel Church, and is a part-time graduate assistant at SUNY Fredonia's International Ed Office. She is a kindergarten Sunday school teacher, and coordinates a ministry that connects international students with local families. In June 2009 she married Chris Pulice; they live in upstate New York.
Duke Walker '04 is a mortgage loan officer at First Home Mortgage in Alexandria, having taught at TCS for two and one-half years. He married Jenne Woodrow on June 17, 2012, and moved to Capitol Hill, where they love living near Eastern Market. They are expecting a baby girl in August and could not be happier. Duke is a worship ministry intern at Redeemer Church of Arlington and he still enjoys making music. He is currently working on a dance pop album under the moniker "Homeschool Co-op" which is set to be released in the summer of 2013. Duke is remembered as a beloved history teacher at Trinity, and the middle school students were thrilled when he made a surprise return appearance in the 2013 talent show’s faculty skit.
Meredith L. Bachman '04 is a Recruiting Coordinator at General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems in Fairfax, VA.
Natalie Lynn (Crocker) Gallo '04 works part-time as a registered nurse in the Labor and Delivery unit at Fairfax Hospital. She married Peter John Gallo on December 29, 2007 and gave birth to their son, Jeremiah Louis on March 31, 2012.
Matthew Hayre '04 is pursuing a Masters of Divinity at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He plans to start a personal training business and is a member of Spring Valley Presbyterian Church in Roselle, IL.
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Class of 2003
Ashley (Reese) Doyle '03 graduated from University of Virginia in 2008 with a B.S. in business & a minor in communications. She is currently working for Freedom Bank in the commercial lending division as a loan portfolio officer & credit analyst. She got married on November 19, 2011 to Kyle Doyle. She has returned to Trinity as a girls basketball coach.
Jewel (Garber) Peach '03 lives in Haymarket, Virginia, with her wonderful husband of 4 years, Jason. They have a beautiful son, Judah, who was born in 2010. Jewel is a professional freelance photographer and Jason is a pilot and government contractor. They love to travel the world, be outside, create art and fly places all together in Jason's Cessna.
Beth (Otchy) Wolff '03 lives in Phoenix, AZ with her husband Zak (wed in ‘06) and daughter Lyra (born in ‘09). They are awaiting the birth of their second child in November (‘12). Together they are raising a blue beta fish (Cat-ee) and nine chickens (who have no names because it makes it harder to butcher them). Beth is the Pastor of Student Ministry at Mountain Park Community Church.
Olivia Catherine Stewart '03 graduated from Yale Divinity School in 2010 with an MDiv (Master of Divinity), and then in 2011 with an STM (Master of Sacred Theology). She is currently pursuing a PhD in New Testament at Yale University.
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Class of 2002
Rebekah (Walker) Kessler '02 has been married to Matt since May 2009. In September 2010 they received a five-year-old son they call Munchy. Rebekah works part-time as a nurse on Fairfax Hospital’s Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery floor. She reports, “We were on a church planting team to Arlington, where we now live. We travel as a family as often as we can, though most of our days are full with scooters and tee ball. Being a mommy is the most fun I've ever had.”
John Andrew Beavers '02 graduated from George Mason University in 2006 with a BA in Music and began work for Science Applications International Corporation as a GIS Analyst. He's excited to learn more in this field and is really enjoying his job. He moved to Atlanta in October 2007 to work and pursue a relationship and was married to his beautiful wife Jenevieve on May 16, 2008. He and his wife bought a house in Manassas and are excited to start life together back in Virginia.
Kristen (Crocker) Jorde '02 is pursuing an international certification and master of music education in Kodâly Music Education at the American Koldâly Institute of Loyola University Maryland. She married Cole Ashton Jorde in September 2008. Their son, Ashton David E., was born on in August 2010, and their daughter Eleanore Ruth was born in March 2012. She is a stay-at-home mom and volunteers as an elementary choral director for a homeschool co-op. They attend Sovereign Grace Church, where Kristen and her husband serve as care group leaders and Kristen serves as a vocalist for the worship team.
Kristen Marie Sykes '02 graduated from George Washington University in May of 2009 with a doctorate in physical therapy. She works at a rehabilitation center in Newport Beach, CA, and volunteers at her church when she can.
Samantha Marie Petzrick '02 is currently working at Portfolio Kitchens, a very custom kitchen design company in Vienna. She married Eric Chinn (TCS '02), who proposed to her on the morning of her birthday. He was waiting for her at the end of a path made up of 4,115 roses, one for every day that they've known each other. It all began the day they took the Trinity high school entrance exam together.
Jason West '02 works at Sage, an international software company that specializes in providing business solutions. He is currently a Product Specialist supporting the FAS product line which deals directly with depreciation of fixed assets. He is also working towards a business management degree at Phoenix Axia College for personal fulfillment. After graduating from college, he lived with his fellow graduate Eric Chinn. From there he moved to Lynchburg to be closer to his fiancé at the time. He was married in 2005 to the love of his life Heather Moore (now Heather West). They have since bought a home in the Chantilly area and have two cats (Ash and Gravy). Throughout his life he has always been able to look back at his years spent at Trinity and feel confident that God used this school to impact lives. He says that Trinity Christian School was honestly like a second family to him that helped shape him into the man he is today.
Stephen Gallo '02 is a Systems Administrator for Integrity Applications Incorporated On July 26, 2008 he married his beautiful, awesome bride Laura. She is currently the Kindergarten Teacher's Assistant at Trinity. She serves alongside Peggy Connor. In August of 2007 he graduated from George Mason University with a BS in information technology with concentrations in network administration and information security. He and Laura attend Sovereign Grace Church in Fairfax.
Jeff Fox '02 is working as a software engineer for Niitek, Inc., a company that builds and maintains land mine detection systems, primarily for the U.S. Army in support of operations in Afghanistan and around the world. He and his wife Shannon were wed on October 30, 2010, and they live in Fairfax.
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Class of 2001
Andrew Renken '01 is an Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton. He transitioned the logistics knowledge he gained in the Army to a lifecycle logistics team, and he has again transitioned within Booz Allen to the Army businesses development team. He is active in his church (McLean Presbyterian Church), leads a weekly Bible study, and endeavors to stay mentally and physically active through continued education and the gym.
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Allie Aizcorbe '07
is engaged to Charlie Ososkie
Lindy Brigham ‘07 is engaged to Nik Frodigh ‘07Talloch Pino '07
is engaged to Elizabeth DeCastro
Douglas Colby '08
is engaged to Shelby Sutton
Jessica Deen '08
is engaged to Jordan Stone
Jennifer Gerstenfeld ‘08
is engaged to Benjamin Cavin
Hannah Mierley '08
is engaged to Nathan Herzog
Ashley Conwell '09 is engaged to Nicholas Freiling '09
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Andrew Renken '01 to Rachel Becker on October 9, 2012
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John Andrew Beavers '02 to Jenevieve Newman on May 16, 2008
Kristen Crocker '02 to Cole Ashton Jorde on September 25, 2008
Jeff Fox '02 to Shannon Hopkins on October 30, 2010
Stephen Gallo '02 to Laura Stones on July 26, 2008
Neil Aaron Manzullo '02 to Beth Leatherman on December 30, 2007
Samantha Marie Petzrick '02 to Eric Chinn '02
Rebekah Walker '02 to Matt Kessler, May 2009
Jason West '02 to Heather Moore in 2005
Samuel Duis '03 to BreAnn Thomas on March 4, 2006
Beth Otchy '03 to Zachary Wolff on May 20, 2006
Ashley Reese '03 to Kyle Doyle on November 19, 2011
Michael Underwood ‘03 to Laura Parks on October 1, 2012
Natalie Lynn Crocker '04 to Peter John Gallo on December 29, 2007
Bethany Cross ‘04 to Chris Pulice on Jun 6, 2009
Duke Walker '04 to Jenne Woodrow on June 17, 2012
Jonathan Marshall Garber '05 to Cecelia Nelson on July 17, 2010
Jennifer Green '05 to Nathan Poe on May 29, 2009
Jessica Shultis ‘06 to David Marsh ‘06 on May 14, 2011
Matt Vanderpoel '05 to Rachel Sweet on June 20, 2009
Katie Manzullo '06 to Devin Thomas on June 19, 2010
Peter Peckarsky '06 Kara Barlow on January 21, 2012
Katherine Barton '06 to George Stephanis on June 28, 2008
Erica Kuniholm '06 to Andy Musser on March 2, 2013
Stephene Aizcorbe '07 to Luke Hertwig on August 6, 2011
Casey Brigham '07 to Eric Meyer on May 6, 2012
Adi Clenance '07 to Jerry Peter on December 19, 2009
Chelsea Cameron '08 to Scott Tekesky on December 18, 2012
Hannah Clark '08 to Jonathan Hawes on May 18, 2013
Courtney Long '08 to Jarod Wilson on May 17, 2013
Chelsea Renfrow '08 to Nicholas Heam on August 12, 2012
Bailey Rae born November 12, 2007 to Sam Duis '03 and BreAnn Duis
Judah Zion born January 15, 2010 to Jewel (Garber) Peach '03 and Jason Peach
Ashton David E. born August 2, 2010 to Kristen (Crocker) Jorde '02 and Cole Jorde
Eleanore Ruth born March 13, 2012 to Kristen (Crocker) Jorde '02 and Cole Jorde
Jeremiah Louis born March 31, 2012 to Natalie (Crocker) Gallo '04 and Peter Gallo
Helena Maria born June 8, 2012 to Katherine (Barton) Stephanis '06 and George Stephanis.
Luke Nehemiah was born November 28, 2012 to Deborah (Clark) Hawthorne ‘06 and Chip Hawthorne
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