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A group of students from the Class of 2007 attended the wedding of former classmates Natalie Dache and Kevin Gottlieb.

Virginia (Lee) Wise '08 works as a military nurse in Maryland. She married Ben Wise (TCS teacher Mrs. Wise's son) on July 11, 2015.

Duke Walker '04 is VP of Mortgage Lending at Guaranteed Rate. He and his wife, Jenne, have a 2-year-old girl, Zelma and a brand new little boy, Arliss. They live on Capitol Hill in DC and love city living just as much as they love traveling out of the DMV area. Duke continues to serve his local church through music ministry.

Esther (Jackson) Howard '09 works as actuary at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. She graduated with a B.S. in mathematics with a concentration in actuarial science and music minor from George Mason University. Esther married Dustin Howard on March 9, 2014.

Tony Lutyk ’03 is a staff pastor at The Life Church in Manassas, VA where he oversees The Gathering, their college ministry. The Gathering is a community of college students committed to reaching students in Northern Virginia with the gospel. They are based on the campus of George Mason University where they run a weekly worship service on campus and small groups throughout the week that facilitate discipleship. Tony graduated from Regent University with a Master of Divinity.

MIke Bittenbender '08 is the Director of Youth Ministries at Faith EPC. Mikes works with middle and high school students and developed the youth program at Faith EPC.

Kristen Ann Griffin '07 graduated from Rhodes College and lives in New York City, where she is Advertising Coordinator for Marie Claire Magazine.

Mary Lawrence '09 completed her undergraduate at Christopher Newport University and stayed an extra year to complete a Master's of Arts in Teaching after teacher internships in Newport News and Panama. She is now a full-time Spanish teacher and is engaged to her fiance Nathan, to be married in April 2016.

Elisabeth Reitman '09 is currently working at Yale University with the Global Health Leadership Institute. Elisabeth lived in Serbia for a year, where she had the opportunity to develop and teach a peace education course.

Kristen (Crocker) Jorde '02 is currently the Youth Chorus Conductor and Musicianship Teacher for Fairfax Choral Society. Kristen enjoys her life with her husband, Cole, and children, Ashton, Eleanore, and Finley. Finley Pope Jorde was born October 15, 2014. In her free time, she homeschools Ashton, leads a Care Group with her husband, sings on her church worship team, and helps lead worship for the Children’s Ministry at Sovereign Grace Church of Fairfax.

Rachel Pratt '14

is currently studying Broadcast Journalism at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. Rachel has also served as a vice president of the Union University chapter of Kappa Delta.

Josiah Nagel '12 completed a computer engineering degree at Liberty University and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army in May 2016. He married fellow Liberty University engineering graduate Kelly Garrett on Aug. 20, 2016 at Natural Bridge, Va. Josiah was happy to have a number of Trinity friends witness the wedding. His three Nagel siblings served as groomsmen and bridesmaid: Micah (TCS '15), Ezra (current eighth grader) and Lydia (current sixth grader). Josiah & Kelly are headed to Georgia for further officer training (Signal Corps branch) then will move to his assigned base in Alaska.

Rebekah (Walker) Kessler '02 is currently the Nursing Director at Jill's House. She and her husband, Matt have 2 kids, Omie and Maisy. They attend Redeemer Church of Arlington and Rebekah shares that she is still attempting to keep her mouth clear of her foot!

Emily (Seitz) Lee '08 is an Educational Software Engineer with Pearson. Emily married Anders Lee in July 2015. She and her husband currently call California home.

John Robert Flores '13 is currently a student at Liberty University. He recently had the opportunity to work for the HR Liaison at the Smithsonian Institute at the National Air and Space Museum.

Katie Geary '08 graduated magna cum laude from the University of Mary Washington in 2012 with a B.S. in Psychology where she was awarded the Outstanding Senior Psychology Major Award. She is currently pursuing a teacher's license in secondary math education and is a substitute teacher for Fairfax County Public Schools.

Rachel Steiner '12 got engaged over Thanksgiving break to Philip Hawthorne.

Jeleesa Omala '15 (pictured far left) is a speech communications major and performing arts minor at Liberty University (LU). Jeleesa is on the LU Debate Team and she and her partner recently won their first debate tournament with her partner.

Austin Reyle '15 Is studying Cinematic Arts at Liberty University. He is currently part of the Kings Players, which is a theatre ministry group based in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Josh Jensen '15 is an Architecture student at the University of Virginia. Josh volunteers with the Therapeutic Adventures adaptive ski program, helping blind or physically or mentally disabled people, as well as amputees, to get out and ski.

Bethany (Cross) Pulice '04 is working as a part-time ESOL Teacher for Fluvanna County Schools in Virginia. She has been married to her husband Chris since June 6, 2009. They have a son, Jackson David, who was born June 28, 2014, and are expecting another son, Jonathan Wesley, in April 2016.

Nick Freiling '09 is currently the founder and director of Haven Insights, a market research and data analysis company in Warrenton, VA. He has been married to his wife Ashley since 2013, and his son Dean was born in April of 2016.

Eddie Liggitt ’11 lives in Nashville, TN where he’s a songwriter, a Content Writer at PlayBuzz Nashville, and an Ordering Processing Associate at Warby Parker. He also co-writes at labels and is starting a marketing company.

Whitney Blankenship '10 is in the Occupational Therapy Doctoral program at Gannon University in Ruskin, Florida.

Gabrielle (Boggs) Burns '10 is a para-educator at a local Culpeper County school. She works in the autism program with multiple elementary age school kids. Gabrielle got married to Andrew Burns in April 2015, and they are expecting their first child in April of 2017!

Sarah Pratt '11 graduated cum laude from Messiah College with a BSN in nursing. She was actively involved in the dance ministry at Messiah College serving as both the web designer and Israeli dance teacher for Acclamation Dance Ministry. Over the last few years, she has worked at Woodcrest Retreat as the Health Care Director for the Overnight Camp, studied abroad at Jerusalem University College in Jerusalem, Israel, and served on a service/humanitarian trip to Haiti. Sarah is engaged to Aaron Compton.

Emily Rodgers '15 is studying business at Covenant College.

Paige Koch '09 is currently recruiting for a staffing agency in Norfolk, Va. She is now a certified yoga instructor and will be pursuing graduate school to become a yoga therapist. Paige married her fiance Joseph in October of 2016.

Johnathan Garber '05 finished medical school in 2015 and is now in his first year of residency at East Carolina University/Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC, specializing in internal medicine and pediatrics. He and his wife now have a 9-month old daughter named Eleanor, with another child on the way due March 21, 2016.

Paul Danielson '11

is currently working for the United States Air Force in Cedarville, OH. He married his wife Jessie in July of 2016.


Alex Bahn '09 is engaged to Paul Humphrey
Jack Colston '10 is engaged to Rachel Daum '12
Sarah Pratt '11 is engaged to Aaron Compton
Mark Renner '11 is engaged to Kristen Hulbert '11
Ashley Fahnestock '12
is engaged to Kyle Vinton
Rachel Steiner '12 is engaged to Philip Hawthorne


Andrew Renken '01 to Rachel Becker on October 9, 2012
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
Nathaniel Nicholson '03 to Julie Silberberg on June 23, 2013
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
Laura Bouchard ‘04 to Dennis Bustillo on August 11, 2012
Natalie Lynn Crocker '04
to Peter John Gallo on December 29, 2007
Bethany Cross ‘04 to Chris Pulice on June 6, 2009
Anna Frodigh '04
to Bobby Tate on November 2, 2013
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
Stephen Sykes '05 to Kristan Dent on November 16, 2013
Katherine Barton '06 to George Stephanis on June 28, 2008
Katie Manzullo '06
to Devin Thomas on June 19, 2010
Peter Peckarsky '06 Kara Barlow on January 21, 2012
Erica Kuniholm
'06 to Andy Musser on March 2, 2013
Jessica Shultis ‘06 to David Marsh ‘06 on May 14, 2011
Allie Aizcorbe '07
to Charlie Ososkie on June 22, 2013
Stephene Aizcorbe '07 to Luke Hertwig on August 6, 2011
Casey Brigham '07 to Eric Meyer on May 6, 2012
Lindy Brigham ‘07 to Nik Frodigh ‘07 on October 13, 2013
Adi Clenance '07
to Jerry Peter on December 19, 2009
Natalie Daché '07
to Kevin Gottlieb '07
Elizabeth Payne '07 to Jean-Paul Hill
Talloch Pino '07 to Elizabeth DeCastro on October 12, 2014
Chelsea Rodgers '07
to Luke Jeffery
Emma Bayer ‘08 to Teddy Watkins on August 8, 2013
Mike Bittenbender '08
to Claire Orsini '07 on December 13, 2014
Chelsea Cameron '08
to Scott Tekesky on December 18, 2012
Hannah Clark '08 to Jonathan Hawes on May 18, 2013
Douglas Colby '08
to Shelby Sutton on July 13, 2013
Jessica Deen '08
to Jordan Stone on January 1, 2014
Adam Fernandez '08
to Elizabeth Tait
Jennifer Gerstenfeld '08 to Benjamin Cavin on June 23, 2013
Judith Kirby '08 to Will Kinton on October 12, 2014
Virginia Lee '08 to Ben Wise on July 11, 2015
Courtney Long '08 to Jarod Wilson on May 17, 2013
Hannah Mierley '08 to Nathan Herzog on May 25, 2013
Chelsea Renfrow '08 to Nicholas Heam on August 12, 2012
Emily Seitz '08
to Anders Lee on July 11, 2015
Daniel Shores '08 to Molly Mulvehill on August 1, 2015
Chantal Stergar '08 to Jay Brach on September 14, 2014
Ashley Conwell '09 to Nicholas Freiling '09 on October 5, 2013
Esther Jackson '09 to Dustin Howard on March 9, 2014
Chelsea Rodgers ’09 to Luke Jeffery on July 5, 2014
Gabrielle Boggs '10 on April 20, 2015 to Andrew Burns
Emily Cole '10 to Evan Lauer
Kelsey Robohn '10 to Chiedo John on November 15, 2014
John Stergar '10
to Yone Yo on May 17, 2015
Ally Grady '11
to Nick White '11
Nathan Vanderpoel '11
to Ellie Tantillo on June 28, 2015


Bailey Rae born November 12, 2007 to Sam Duis '03 and BreAnn Chang
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
Daniel Elias born January 26, 2013 to Laura (Bouchard) Bustillo ‘04 and Dennis Bustillo
Zelma born August 3, 2013 to Duke Walker '04 and Jenne Walker
Madelyn Grace born September 19, 2013 to Ashley (Reese) Doyle ‘03 and Kyle Doyle
Jackson Cooper born June 28, 2013 to Alexandra (Sayers) '06 and Alex Stratos
Isaac Augustine born October 25, 2013 to Jennifer (Green) Poe '05 and Nathan Poe
David Allan Summers born February 8, 2014 to Linda (Crandall) Summers '06 and Justin Summers
Evangeline Charlotte born June, 19, 2014 to Natalie (Crocker) Gallo '04 and Peter Gallo
Evangelina Grace born July 27, 2014 to Jessica (Shultis) Marsh ‘06 and David Marsh ‘06
Arliss born September 9, 2015 to Duke Walker '04 and Jenne Walker

TCS graduations are just wonderful—so full of hope and promise. They remind me each year what we are all about as a community—working together to develop young people into godly young men and women.
Janet Gilroy, Trinity parent, former department chairman