Thursday, October 11, 2007

Welcome Class of 1992!

Rather than continuing to send individual class updates, I thought I'd compile everyone's information at a single source that you can return to as often as you like and even leave comments for each other.

The class is listed alphabetically, and each student gets their own post.

Click on any of the images for larger sizes.

I'll add classmates as I get 'em.


- Brandon

Stephanie A.

Last update I was living in Texas as a stay-at-home mom and magazine-article writer. I have left all of the above behind!

I am currently living in Boise, Idaho in a house that backs up to my daughter Emily's school. She'll be in first grade in the fall. Our home is right near the foothills and we have a great view of Bogus Basin ski area from our front door. I work as the Membership and Volunteer Coordinator for the Boise Art Museum. My husband Jeff works from home telecommuting to his job in Texas. I recently got a new bike and Emily and I are having fun riding together. Boise is an absolutely fantastic place to live. There is a huge focus on "FAMILY" and "HEALTH" and we are surrounded by beautiful mountains. We especially love traveling to near-by Emmett, Idaho and picking fruits in the orchards there.

Emily played in her first chess tournament last month and we have a chess board set up in our living room on the coffee table where we spend many evenings watching “Hannah Montana” and playing games.

Jeff and I celebrated ten years of marriage on July 12, 2007 with a trip to The Melting Pot and then we raced off to see Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix. My father is living in Chicago, working in the loop and travels back to his home in Texas at least one weekend a month. My mother is currently living in Boise, but preparing to move back to Phoenix, Arizona. Jeff's family live in Boise and it's really fantastic to have built-in babysitting any time we need it!

Life is GREAT!

Kristi A.

Hello fellow 1992 class members! It’s been great to hear about each of you and to see your photos!

I attended UNC after graduation and received my bachelors of science in nursing. I left nursing for a few years and joined staff with the Navigators in college ministry. I worked with students at Oklahoma State University and Colorado College. After that I moved to Vietnam to teach English. I returned to Colorado in 2002 and I’ve been enjoying living in Denver for the last five years now, working as a registered nurse in an outpatient clinic. I’ve worked in oncology, general infusion and now in family practice/minor trauma with Kaiser Permanente. No weekends, evenings, holidays!

In my spare time, I love volunteering with two different ministries to international students at Denver University as well as recently beginning to assist more with the Navigator's international ministry globally.

I share a cute four bedroom house close to DU/Washington Park with three other gals. I initially had international roommates, but right now it’s all American gals—which is a lot of fun!

I’m always trying to get into the mountains as much as possible— hiking 14ers, camping, backpacking, and snowshoeing on hut trips.

Last week I went to Peru for a couple weeks. It was magnificent to trek in the Andes Mountains to meet and give school supplies to the local mountain children, and of course, hike and experience Machu Picchu. I’ve been back to Vietnam several times in the last few years as well. A year ago I went to Guatemala as part of a medical mission trip. I definitely have the travel bug and love serving in poorer countries ☺

While in Denver, I’ve connected with the Navigator’s ministry to 20-30 year olds and have really appreciated the value of “going beneath the water line” in one another’s lives and the desire to reach our friends for Christ through communities. Through this group, I’ve been doing some soul care training and developing life coaching skills.

I’m not married but do enjoy my four nieces and one nephew. I was engaged recently, but thankfully discovered that we weren’t right for each other before the marriage. That certainly wasn’t fun, but I can say I’ve learned and grown a lot through it and it has made me cling to Christ in deeper ways and led to a deeper desire to help others when life makes an unexpected left turn.

Here’s a more recent photo of my family at my grandmother’s funeral in January. My brother David’s daughter isn’t present (she’s almost 3 now) and they are expecting a boy next March.

Again, it’s wonderful to read your stories and blessings to each of you!


Greg B.

I hope I'm not the only dude to respond, but I've been bad about any other communication before now, so I guess it's about time. There's way too much for me to go into any great detail, so I'll try to sum it up as best I can.

I am still living in Alaska, and have been here for nine years now. I am the Recreation and School Services Supervisor at a place called Alaska Children's Services, which is a residential treatment facility for troubled kids.

However, I just got my letter of acceptance to begin the testing and interview process for the Anchorage Fire Department, so hopefully I'll be a firefighter in a few months.

I keep busy with sports (soccer, ultimate frisbee, volleyball, basketball), traveling (went to Peru & Bolivia last winter), mountain biking, hiking, rafting, climbing, and being an uncle to my nieces and nephew.

So, there you have it, a (very) brief summary of me.

Hope this finds everyone well.

Daria B.

Hi again, y’all—It was really wonderful getting the updates from you and reading about the good things in your life (especially, your beautiful spiritual journeys! Yay!! ☺ ) and seeing the totally adorable children ☺ so many of you have! I thank our Heavenly Father for those gifts in your lives.

Most of my time and energy the last five years has been taken up with doctoral studies in Human Development. I specialize in how family relationships (including the effects of divorce) affect development of coping and the development of suicidal thoughts and behavior across the lifespan. I balance this sad stuff with looking at how we can grow and develop in positive ways from adversity, as well as with volunteering as a core member of A Child's Heart.

Before grad school, I worked with adults in crisis—those facing domestic violence, sexual assault, and suicide. I worked with young children wrestling with learning disabilities, and with hurting-but-wonderful teen girls struggling with problems of abuse, violence, school failure, drugs, suicide, and teen pregnancy. I then ended up doing some science policy work at the National Academies related to suicide prevention. I also helped care for my increasingly disabled, chronically ill mother until she died in my late twenties.

This long-term role (first taken on as a young teen) has been the defining role in my life thus far, along with that of “big sister.” = ) I have never forgotten what dear Mr. Sciacca told us in Bible class: “People are important. *People* are what matters in life…” One thing my mom showed me through her amazing, difficult life is that our work—regardless of whether it’s a recognized profession or whether it’s the unpaid work of something like parenting and home-making, whether it’s explicitly about “helping” people or whether it’s something like scrubbing toilets, crunching numbers, or fixing leaky roofs—can always be done as a gift to God and others. ☺ This continues to challenge, guide, and encourage me...

As always, I love to travel, do nature things, and be with my family (click here for more on my interests and travels).

Here’s a photo of me at Crater Lake, Oregon (definitely worth a visit! ☺)

...and showing you that I do still hug trees—haha ;-) (here, a massive Sierra juniper)...

, with my dear sibs last Christmas at my German grandparents’ couple-centuries old straw-thatched-roof house (yes, we Germans use real candles on the tree…)

In closing, I want to say that since getting the first class update, I keep thinking of those of you who didn’t respond (as well as of the many unspoken things in some of our short replies). Maybe too busy, maybe simply didn’t care to—but maybe, some of you feel you don’t have good things to report. That life has been hard, and sad. Or kinda empty.

Life is hard. It’s why I didn’t say much when Brandon first asked us for an update, because my life is rich with both tremendous blessings and devastating suffering, so describing it isn’t very straightforward for me. We’ve all reported to each other the high points in our lives, but…the low points may outweigh the good times in some lives. So, if that’s you, I want to hold out Hope to you~

Some of you know just how differently I could tell my full story of these last 15 yrs., but here’s what I really want to leave you with: What I have gleaned from my times of sorrow, times in the Valley of the Shadow, times of being sunken into the “pit of miry clay,” is an abiding hope. ☺ I know Jesus is real. I know God is good, that God never leaves us—never forsakes us. Even when we’re sitting at the bottom of the slimy mud pit of a really pitiful, sorrowful life, Jesus is there, ready to help pull us out and put our feet back on solid ground. And I know now that, no matter how smashed and brokenhearted we become in life, no matter how much toxic waste gets dumped in our soul…Jesus can heal, and heal to the depths of our being. God can redeem even the worst in our lives. As much as I love the good and beautiful things in life, I’ve decided that the only real reason and only real way to keep going in life is to walk it with God.

God is a loving, pure, mind-boggling Being who really is worth knowing.

So, I wish you all the very Best—I wish you Jesus!

Daria : )

Jenni B.

Hello fellow classmates. I am happy to hear you all are doing great. It is a lot of fun to read your updates and see your pictures. Here is my brief catch-up for the last 15 years:

After graduating from CSU, I headed out to California for my graduate work at U.C. Davis, the same school Daria attends (crazy we ended up at the same school!). I finished up my Ph.D. in Microbiology in 2003 and married Jay that year. We then moved to San Francisco so he could start his graduate work in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Yes, I am the Western scientist and he is the Eastern. We have lived in the bay area for the past four years and absolutely love it.

However, we have decided to move to Iowa to be near Jay’s family and to actually dream of owning a home (a million dollars for a 3-bedroom home? I don’t think so!). We are in the process of relocating now and will be settling in the Des Moines/Ames area. I will be starting a job at Iowa State doing research on the bacteria Yersinia pestis, the bug that causes the plague, and Jay is celebrating the opening of his practice.

We have been fortunate enough to travel to some amazing places.

We visited my family in Thailand 2 years ago, bringing my father along so we could communicate (sadly I do not speak Thai any more). We had a wonderful 3 weeks traveling around the country and seeing my grandparents and extended family.

This year we traveled to China. Jay went for 4 weeks before me to study and then I joined him for 3 more weeks of travel. We had a great time, but really miss the food (our favorite was a bowl of fresh, hand pulled noodles for about 35 cents!). Thankfully Jay speaks Mandarin, so traveling around via plane, bus, taxi, and train was pretty easy.

Still no kids, but now that we will be living in Iowa, we will start to think about it. We did recently adopt a dog. We found her at the local animal shelter; she is a 6-year-old golden retriever who we have named Sandi. Along with Sandi we also have 3 cats, 5 fire bellied toads, a hermit crab, a corn snake, 23 fish, and just this week added 3 pet rats. I am also taking care of a friend’s pet finches and when I have the chance; I raise orphaned wild birds. In the past year, we have had chickens, a rooster, ducks, and several turtles spend some time in our bathroom too. Ok, yet another reason to move to Iowa, so I can some day have a farm.

Well, I look forward to the 20-year reunion! Thank you Brandon for keeping us all in touch ☺

Elena C.

Ok here goes, I went to bed last night and vowed I would sit down and be a better friend and give an update...

We got evacuated from our house last Monday due to the San Diego fires and spent the whole week in Las Vegas. We live in Carlsbad, which is north county San Diego and the air quality was so bad we couldn't be in the neighborhood. The county started calling us in the middle of the night and then they sent in the police who are SO LOUD on their loud speakers and I just couldn't believe we were actually evacuating. In the history of my life when you get school cancelled it's like WOOHOOO — snow, hot chocolate, skitching, hanging out...happiness...not evacuate as fast as you can and hope for the best and go some place far that your kids can go outside. Anyway, we sat by the pool in Vegas and bowled and went to movies; it was really fun. Why do they call it Sin City...kidding.

So I live in Carlsbad and I have two kids now. My daughter Mia is 6 years old my son Liam is 3 1/2. They are totally crazy and they look like each other but not like me or Larry.

Larry and are right about to hit our 8th anniversary!! It's like what?!? I still feel like he's my college sweetheart! We were watching football yesterday, when did the quarterbacks start looking like kids?

I have a vending company that keeps me busy like 12-15 hours a week and I hang out with the kids and enjoy life. I live close to the beach and I just cannot believe how amazing the ocean is, especially when so not used to it.

I love and miss Colorado so much though, certain aspects of it make me feel a very strong yearning. My niece is a senior at CSCS and when she was getting interviewed she had to meet Mr. Micheaux. She asked if he remembered me. He did and my sister went on to give him an update and she said he looked totally shocked like "she ended up normal?!?" He said it was hard to imagine a "mature" Elena. Come on now, was I really that bad? I listened to Sandi Patty, and GLAD in my room when I was fourteen!!! I thought I was a pretty good kid!

That's all and I can't wait to hear from everyone.

Rob C.

* I am currently living in Prairie du Chien, WI., about 100 miles SW from Madison, WI. I live near my family close to where I was born and raised.

* Graduated from Christ For the Nation Institute in Dallas, TX in 2000 with a two-year Theology and Music Minor Degree.

* Have been leading worship for most of the past 12 years. My wife Alicia and I are the Worship Leaders in our church. We will become Worship Pastors in the coming months as we become Four Square licensed.

* I married Alicia Nevarez on June 4th of 2005 in an outdoor wedding at the beautiful original Pikes Peak in McGregor, IA., founded by Zebulon Pike. Alicia is the daughter of Carlos & Polly Nevarez, missionaries to Guatemala and parents of ten!

* I have been in the financial arena for many years. The past five plus years I have been managing several divisions for the companies Tower Legal Network, Tower Financial and Debtfree. Visit us sometime at In a nutshell, we educate people in how to get out of debt, negotiate with creditors and collectors on unsecured credit card debt.

* No kids any time soon, so don't ask :)

* Love to exercise, weight train, eat organic when possible. Love my home theater and enjoy XBOX 360 gaming when I get the time. I enjoy reading all types of materials, primarily fantasy though.

* Visit my Myspace page where I have wedding pictures, etc. here.

* May God Richly Bless each and every CSCS graduate of 1992'! <>< :)

* I would love to hear from everyone!

Christian D.

It seems my life is a rough parallel to Andy West's.

My wife Lisa and I are looking forward to our tenth anniversary next spring. Our son Kalin just turned four; our daughter River will turn two just after Christmas. I am working as a systems engineer for a software company, while Lisa is a project manager for a survey/printing firm. I don't have any recent pictures.

Sandy D.

Well, since the class reunion things have changed in the Deisler household…

My son, Zane Tyler, was born on April 1, 2003. He is now four years old and daily asks me if he is "going to school today." He will be attending pre-school again this fall.

The summer of 2005 we moved from OKC, OK, to Fort Dodge, Iowa. Where is that you may ask? Well, it is in North Central Iowa. My husband, Jim, accepted the volleyball head coach position at Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge and so we relocated.

I continue to work as an RN at the local hospital in the CCU (Coronary Care Unit)/ICU (Intensive Care Unit). Last year I completed open-heart training and am now able to recover open-heart surgery patients after their bypass surgeries. Pretty interesting stuff. I am also looking into master programs. I would like to get my masters in nursing and become a nurse practitioner. We'll see what happens.

This winter (Dec. 30th) we are expecting our second child, which we are excited about. I think Zane is now getting used to the idea of having a baby brother or sister because earlier in the pregnancy he was telling me he didn't want a sibling—he has "Koda" (our six month old Alaskan Malamute puppy.) Zane actually told me the other day he wanted two babies, a brother and sister. I told him we would have one baby for now and he could enjoy the babysitter's little one when he goes there.

Well, that is a brief update on me and my family. Hope all is well with everyone else.

Lisa D.

Hello fellow classmates! Sorry this update is so late. Better late than never, right?

Here is what I have been up to since graduation...

I graduated from ORU in May of '96 with a BA in Psychology and a minor in Pastoral Care and Counseling. I was an RA my Junior and Senior year and absolutely loved it! I then worked at Focus on the Family from June of '96 to May of 2000. I got married in March of '97, to Jasen, who I met when I was in junior high. We stayed in touch through the years and started dating my senior year of college. While working at Focus I worked on my Graduate degree and graduated in May of 2000. On June 10, 2000 I had my first child, Colton.

So I have my Masters in Marriage, Child and Family Counseling, but I have not completed my 2,000 supervised hours for licensure yet. That has been a long, slow process. I hope to finish up in a couple of years. In 2003, I had another child, Kyla, on March 25th. So I have been a full-time mom since June of 2000 and am doing some counseling here and there. It is a blessing to be able to be home with my kids--they are 8 and 5 years old. Now that my son is in 2nd grade and my daughter is in full-day Kindergarten, I hope to find a part-time counseling job so I can work on my hours.

I started a group called Teen MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) back in September of 2006. It is a group for teenage girls who are moms. These girls range from 16-22 years of age. It has been a great eye-opening experience! We meet at the Colorado Springs pregnancy center twice a month in the evenings. Thankfully, I can count my hours with time towards my counseling hours! We have about 12 girls in our group right now and we are continuing to grow. I'm looking for more leaders--right now we only have four. This summer we have just been doing fun activities with them, like going to the zoo and Elitches. If you know of any teen girls who are pregnant and need a group to support them, send them my way!

My husband is still in the Subway business....he owns more than 20 stores now, with his brother. The $5 foot longs have been very profitable! :-) We also took over ownership of my parent's business, Randy's Towing, last year. My husband, my brother and another guy are partners in that and it is going really well. Since Jasen is good at delegating and he has several managers and general managers, he does not have to be at work all the time and I don't have to do any of the work! :-) Both businesses have been a huge blessing.

I would love to get together with any of you that are still in Colorado Springs. I would love to hear from any of you that would like to re-connect. I am on Facebook!!

I am so impressed with our class and all that you have accomplished! May the Lord continue to bless you on your journeys!

Lisa (Schranz) Dill

Tasha D.

Briefly, here's what I'm up to…

I work for Frontier Airlines as a flight attendant. I have been there for four years.

Currently, I am attending flight school in Denver to get all of my pilot's licenses, and plan to take a job either with the airlines eventually, or maybe get a helicopter pilot license and try to find a job doing some sort of search and rescue or med-evac.

Not married…no kids…I own a house in Denver.

I scuba dive for fun. I am certified as a Master Scuba Diver. That is really the main reason I took the job with Frontier - for the flight benefits. I wanted to find a job related to diving or saving the ocean, but it just doesn't pay well.

Anyways, that's my story. I will look forward to hearing about everyone.

Tim F.

Times in the life of Tim F...

My, my, My. Fifteen years since I saw almost any of you.....If you want to find out what I am doing now, you will have to skip to the end.

After leaving CSCS, in the fall of '92, I went to Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana to study Computer Science (big suprise, huh?). I had fun, yes..doing crazy insane things with my college dorm mates once in a while... I produced a newspaper called the Fairburn Chronicle which was the contributions of guys on my floor and me. Some time, perhaps my first semester my Sophomore year, as I was taking my first computer science course, (yes, taking Pascal in High school with Miss Bruce did help for the first four programs) I found programming was not for me. I got very frustrated and learned something about me..I like to see tangible results right away. I finished up my Sophomore year taking other general studies courses. I had thoughts of going to photography school, but my Dad told me that it would be hard to make a living at that. Spiritually at Anderson, I grew a lot, surrounded by guys who were eager to grow too.

The summer of '94 I worked at Hugh M. Woods (a lumber/hardware store) on North Academy as a stocker.

Fall of '94, I attended Missouri Southern State College (MSSC) in Joplin, Missouri for one semester studying Computer Aided Design and Drafting/Computer Aided Manufacturing (CADD/CAM). After taking what the school said was 12 hours of school (not including the 6 hours of labs each week), I got burned out. I also did not get connected with any real Christians while I was there, which did not help me deal with my not so good academic semester in school.

I started working at Hugh M. Woods again (Jan-Feb '95, first as a cashier, then in Tools. I bounced around to Paint, Hardware/Seasonal during my two years there. I had fun for the most part working there. I tried to make some classes (that I had gotten D's in at Anderson, and MSSC) at Pikes Peak Community College during this time.

In the around Christmas time, I had jaw surgery...with my jaws wired shut for 5 ½ weeks. You can imagine my already thin physique (before surgery), after was worse :)

After leaving Hugh M. Woods in Dec.'96, I went to New England School of Architectural Woodworking in Easthampton, Massachusetts. We learned how to read blueprints, run the woodworking machines, and we did build a couple of projects. I graduated in June of '97. Some kind older people from the church took me in. I did walk a lot to just about everything (for it was a small town). I did not want to live in the East, so I went back to Colorado Springs and lived with my parents while I worked at a counter top manufacturing place. After six months or so, I was let go, under strange circumstances...God arranged for it. For He told me to keep working there, even though I did not like the job after 2-3 months. So I did.

In January '99, my father had back surgery. He had a heart attack on the operating table (his second, first was 1987). He came through, but his surgery incision never healed, and got infected. He was in the hospital at least once more, then on April 1, Mom found him in a coma, and after a while called the ambulance. He was in the coma for a week. He had a stroke, that is why he was in a coma. He lived a few more weeks and died May 16th, of a blood infection.

Since my Dad died, I have a true idea of how God our Father really is. I did have the view of Him that He was loving, but distant. For I am sure some of you have heard that you view your Heavenly Father how you view your earthly Father (it was true in my case).

I went back to working at Woods in Feb. '98 first as cashier, then in hardware/seasonal. I left in March of '99 for Missouri. My Mom is from Missouri, and she bought ground adjoining her Father's ground.

In June 2001, I started my own portable sawmill business. It was four years from when I saw the machine on TV to when I prayed about it and bought one and a solar-heated kiln kit.

In August '04 I worked for a cabinet shop out of Clinton, Missouri. I was there six months. I was let go about 2 weeks or so before Mom's second cancer surgery. Let me back up...Mom was diagnosed with cancer of the appendix in May '04. She had emergency surgery early June (about a week from when she first had the symptoms. They were shocked to find cancer. In did various treatments, and in the end on May 23rd, 06 she died in our house. Suzanne was around too for the last few weeks.

After Mom died I did not do well for a while, I was worrying, and had lots of grief. It took me almost year to get over it (not that it should not have taken that long). The next part helped some. I am a lot closer to God, and enjoy worshiping God once in a while (I should do more).

Now for the good...I mean GREAT news. I have been praying for years, seriously off and on since I have moved to Missouri. After a while I prayed specifically for what I wanted in a wife. Well, April 30th, 2007, I meet my future wife. That was our first date. Her name is Rachel, she lives in Kansas City, Missouri (about 1 ½ hours from my house). I was not sure what our relationship would do, and I kept it under wraps for at least a month, until I knew it was going somewhere. Unfortunately, my Mom did not get to meet her. I am still trying to figure out why God took my Mom home when He did. We are getting married January 5th, 2008 in Appleton City, Missouri at my home church. The more I get to know her and her family, the more I know God picked her out just for ME!! He answered all I asked for in a wife, and my desires too!!! It was worth the wait!!!!!!!!!! Yes, there were times when I thought, God it's time now...

In late July '07, I started working a shop that makes high end speaker boxes (other parts of our company put the rest of the parts in to make a speaker). It is all I asked for in a job, and once again, my desires to. This happened both times after I surrendered my whole life to God. Right now it is very busy, as I commute 3 hours a day, and see my Rachel at least three times per week. Below is our engagement announcement picture.

Rachel wanted to add:

“God has answered my prayers and brought be a very special person into my life and I am blessed to share my life with Tim. I love him so much and wouldn't trade anything for him. He is the missing piece to my heart. He completes me. I look forward to a future with him. ;) “

A generally happy, but very busy,

Tim and soon to be Tim and Rachel!

Brandon F.

I was going to only catch everyone up for the last five years or so, but then I thought there might be people on this list who weren’t at the reunion. So a quick catch-up…

• After CSCS, I attended Christ for the Nations where I received an Associates in Theology

• I began my freshman year at UCCS but got distracted by a Congressional internship in Washington D.C

• After the internship, I would have returned to school but then I got distracted by the U.S. Navy where I spent five years flying in S-3 Vikings and P-3 Orions. During most of that time I was living in Italy and traveling extensively throughout Europe and Africa

• I returned to Colorado and to UCCS where I finished my English Literature degree with a minor in Film Studies

OK, that catches me up to the reunion. Now on to the past five years:

Since we last met, I married the beautiful Stephanie whom many of you met at the reunion. We lived in downtown Colorado Springs for a couple of years while I worked as a producer and video editor at a small production company.

A year and a half ago, we moved to Manhattan so I could get my MA in Cinema Studies from NYU. The move also allowed Stephanie to fulfill a dream — though we had a commuter marriage for the duration of my schooling (I graduated in December of '07), she now works for NASA in Washington D.C.!

Outside of school, I have been working for several different media corporations including Sony Pictures. I have taken over as The Colorado Springs Gazette's official film critic. I also review films for Christianity Today magazine and several websites. While I certainly enjoy being a film critic, I hope to begin as a producer/screenwriter soon.

We now live in Washington D.C. but are already drooling at the chance to move back to New York City, a city we utterly adore.

I had to include one more picture. Just because I know it is sure to shock!

Check me out at Facebook or at my website:

Stacy F.

Greetings class of ’92. Hard to believe it has been 15 years since most of us saw each other last.

I am sure we have all had ups and downs so I hope that this project that Brandon has put together finds you in the “up” times or encourages you in your “down” time.

Just this year, I made my husband sit down to watch our Class of 1992 and Graduation video. It brought many smiles to my face, many laughs to his.

Consequently, I find myself every now and then, singing (sort of) a few lines from that ever-famous rap song, “Road Kill Christian” or busting out a couple of moves from our cheerleading dance routine. I am certain I do no justice to either one!

After graduation, I went on to college and then to the Air Force. I have been an Air Force nurse for the last ten years and love it. In 1997, my little sister, Katy (6th grade when we were seniors) was killed in a car accident. It was most certainly a tragic and life-changing experience, but a reminder that though we may not always understand God’s will, it is still perfect. What an amazing blessing and comfort that is!

In 2004, I married Jeff Friesen who I met while we were stationed in England. It is great sharing my life with somebody who loves God, family and country as much as I do. We have no children of our own yet so are cherishing our titles as “World’s Greatest Aunt and Uncle” to two nieces and four nephews. ☺

Life and the Air Force have taken us all over the world and we love it more each day. In just a couple of weeks, I will be heading to Afghanistan to care for our troops and Afghani friends. I would like to think that God will use me to touch lives but something tells me that I am the life who will be touched!

Hoping to make the next reunion so that I can get to know the new people you have become and the people from back then that I maybe never took the time to know.

Kris G.

Greetings to those of us who graduated together from the carpeted hallways of our high school/church building, who narrowly escaped the clutches of Mr. Babbit, Mr. Chalfant, Mr. Young, Ms. March, Mrs. Borkert (who we may or may not have TP'd), and Coach Poirier (who we may or may not have stolen a key to the gym from).

After our exodus, I studied English Literature in college and then moved to Los Angeles to act and write.

I met a girl named Tawni who changed my life and we got married last year. We live in Redondo Beach and love it.

I'm a certified personal trainer and occasionally get to be on TV. (Brandon’s note: Kris is too modest. He acts with an improv comedy troupe in L.A. called The Great Adventure, is consistently in national commercials, and has even appeared in several independent films. He is also an independent writer/producer/actor).

I am still in constant contact with classmates from CSCS, who are not so much friends as family now.

Aimee G.

Hi class of 1992, this is Aimee (Wainwirght) Gunn with a quick update of what I have been doing over the last 15 years.

I graduated from Pensacola Christian College with a B.A. in 1997. I then moved to central Florida and started working as a kindergarten teacher.

I met my husband at the school and we were married two years later in 1999. My husband started working at Faith Presbyterian Church in town.

After three years of teaching, I decided to go back to school to get my Master’s degree in Spanish. I graduated from Bennington College in 2003 with a Master of Arts in Teaching a Second Language.

The same summer we went to Russia to adopt our four and a half-year-old daughter. She was in an orphanage about two hours from St. Petersburg, Russia. She has been a blessing to us! We just celebrated her fourth year with us. She loves dance class and karate and singing. I am home-schooling Hannah for one year to help her with reading.

I taught elementary and high school Spanish for six years and then in December 2006, I had my first baby, Caleb Gregory Gunn. I am happy staying at home taking care of him. He is now eight months old.

I keep busy helping my husband with church activities and the youth. I am also teaching Spanish and our church once a week and substituting at school once a week.

My parents are back from the mission field after 15 years. It is nice to have them live here in Brooksville, FL., where we live.

Amanda H.

My life has changed pretty radically since our reunion. On February 17, 2004 my husband, Erik, and I welcomed twin boys (Jackson Spencer and Isaac Joseph) into our world. I taught kindergarten for six and 1/2 years before that, but decided to quit when the boys arrived. So I have been a stay at home mom for the past three and 1/2 years. The first year of parenthood was pretty rough with double duty, but Jackson and Isaac have brought tons of joy into our lives and of course they are worth all the hardship we went through when they were little. It's hard to imagine life without them now. They are very different in almost every way—from their appearance to their interests: Jackson loves letters, numbers, writing, and reading. Isaac is very athletic and is great at any sport he tries, but he especially loves golf and baseball. One thing the boys have in common is their love for music. They are always singing and playing their little guitars, drums, and other various instruments.

The boys and the house keep me busy, but I also find time to sing on the worship team at church and stay involved with a Bible study and MOPS. My husband works in downtown Denver as an architect, but he is pursuing a Masters of Divinity degree from Denver Seminary. After he's done with his degree, we're fairly certain full time ministry is in our future, but we'll have to wait and see where God takes us! We still live in Lakewood, CO and don't plan to move anytime soon, but that could definitely change.

I look forward to hearing about what you all are up to!

Heidi H.

I studied English, Philosophy and Theatre at UCCS, so with my year abroad in England I took just over six years to finish college! During my time at Bristol University in England, I met my husband Kevin, a physicist and aspiring opera singer. After a brief and transatlantic courtship, we married in 1999. We lived on his narrowboat on the river
Avon for several years, and I developed a freelance career writing for magazines/internet clients and also teaching drama.

In 2003, I launched my children's performing arts school (a franchise of Stagecoach Theatre Arts Schools) in Bristol, and in 2005 bought another branch. I now manage a staff of seven and look after the performing arts training of over 150 children on a weekly basis.

While all of that has been going on, I've further developed my interests in what I would loosely call 'storytelling' by completing an MA in Archaeology for Screen Media (artifacts and film-making—shared between archaeology and drama departments at Bristol University), and also a diploma in Scriptwriting. Recently my freelance work has centered on the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

Two years ago we finally moved off the narrowboat and onto dry land where we are living happily in central Bristol with our two cats. My husband has now given up physics and science presenting in favor of singing opera, and has finished his training at Birmingham Conservatoire—we're hoping he gets a place with Welsh National Opera chorus (which is at least commutable!). No children yet, but watch this space!

Jeremy J.

From Jennifer, Jeremy's wife...

For those who missed the 10 year reunion, Jeremy went to West Point after CSCS (1992 - 1996), then went to the Uniformed Services University of Health Science in Bethesda, Maryland for Med School (1996-2000). Then he did a Family Practice Residency at Ft. Belvoir, Virginia, just outside Washington DC (2000 - 2003). After that we went to Germany where Jeremy was in charge of an Army Clinic near Mannheim (south of Frankfurt) (2003 - 2006). It was a job with a lot of work but we took advantage of living in Europe by traveling extensively - we saw most major cities in Western Europe and even made it up to the Baltic and St. Petersburg! I am including a picture from our favorite place, Santorini Island in Greece.

Now we live in Dupont, WA, about an hour south of Seattle. Jeremy is halfway through a 2 year fellowship in Faculty Development at Madigan Army Medical Center (Ft. Lewis) and through the University of Washington in Seattle. He is an Army Major / Family Physician on staff while going through the program. He will get a Master's in Public Health at the end of the fellowship as well.

Since the 10 year reunion (I was newly pregnant at that one) we have had two daughters... Juliana is 4 1/2 and Elise is 11 months old. We are having so much fun as parents! We do a lot of family walks together and we're enjoying this time with the girls. We have a great Bible Study and many friends here in Dupont. Juliana is in preschool and swimming right now. Jeremy is doing really well and we have enjoyed living in this area with all the outdoor activities.

We leave this area next summer and we hope to move back to the DC area again, since that is where my family lives, and Jeremy may well get deployed to the Middle East at that point. We don't know what the Lord has in store for us.

We have just returned from a trip back East to see my was my Naval Academy 10 year reunion, hence the Navy outfits!