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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. http://bit.ly/1lfNwnh

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.

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 recently graduated from the Occupational Therapy Doctoral program at Gannon University in Ruskin, Florida and passed her boards. She will now begin the job search process in Tampa, 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.

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.



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 Staff Member