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David Penn recently earned a master’s degree in history from the University of Nebraska. He also holds a bachelor’s degree from Rochester College (1994), three additional master’s degrees, a graduate certificate in school superintendency, an educational specialist degree, and a doctorate degree. For many years, he taught and served as an administrator in the Chicago area public schools. He currently serves as an online history instructor for Southwestern Christian College and as a professor of history at Joliet Junior College. In addition to his academic responsibilities, he serves as the pulpit minister of the Robbins Church of Christ in Robbins, Ill.
Lynn Shinsky is retired after 39 years of teaching school. Lynn and his wife, Holly, live close to Farmington, NM. They have five children and nine grandchildren. Lynn climbs 14,000 foot peaks in Colorado during the summer, and Holly works with Melaluca and natural food co-ops. Both work with school-age children at church through Leadership Training for Christ.
Cindy (Unsel) Childs married Michael Polom on April 25, 2015 after four years as a widow. Cindy is retired and Michael is a General Motors engineer. The couple lives in Flushing, Mich. and also maintains a home on Bois Blanc Island.
Dan Ealey has accepted a position as a patient advocate at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind. Dan retired from the United States Navy in 2004. He and his wife, Kelly (Evans-’83) Ealey, have been living in Fort Wayne since that time.
Joey Tilton is chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology at Midland Memorial Hospital in Midland, Texas. Joey and his wife, Becky (Kreh-‘88) Tilton, have three children, Ashlyn, Zac, and Faith.
Sarah (Anthony) Vickstrom (‘09 CEL) was recently promoted to a lead teacher position in the Great Start Readiness Program at the Creative Hands Early Learning Center. Sara and her two sons live in Plymouth, Mich.
Amy Bull has returned to college for a degree in early childhood education and recently became engaged. She plans to pursue a specialization in sign language so she can work more effectively with hearing-impaired families and children. Amy lives in Xenia, Ohio, and works as a teacher at Little Learning Center.
Dr. Christopher Davis serves as an assistant professor and director of the Center for Adult and Online Learning at Harding University. He is an expert in emotional intelligence and recently became a certified practitioner of Multi-Health Systems EQ-i 2.0 and EQ-360 instruments, and is a nationally-certified emotional intelligence coach. He frequently presents at conferences, sharing his teaching and research interests including emotional intelligence, systems thinking, learning organizations, and online learning. His wife, Tannon (Ashlock-’98) Davis, serves as director of Harding’s Advance Program and as a faculty member. Their son, Graden, is a high school student at Harding Academy. Christopher and Tannon lead the marriage ministry at the Downtown Church of Christ, where Christopher also serves as the deacon of family life. The family lives in McRae, Ark.
Justin McDonald completed his Doctor of Business Administration degree last fall and founded Giving With a Purpose, a non-profit charitable organization. Justin lives in Lakewood, Colo.
Abigail Joy joined Maddie Jane in the home of Troy and Jennifer (Kirby) Armstrong on June 9, 2014. The family lives in Grand Blanc, Mich.
Brayden Luke joined Landon in the home of Todd and Lisa (Zill) Noorman on July 28, 2015. The family lives in Spring Hill, Tenn. Both Lisa and Todd are teachers for the Williamson County Schools.
Chris (’04, ’14) and Kristan (Tuori-‘02) Shields welcomed twin girls, TaLeah and Tyra, on June 1, 2016. They join William, Tori, and Wyatt in the family. Kristan teaches for the Rochester Community Schools and Chris is the campus minister at Rochester College.
Caleb and Suzy (Goffin) Plettner welcomed their fifth son, Ezekiel Caleb, on June 25, 2015. Suzy is a homemaker and Caleb is employed by Century Sales and Management. The family lives in Lincoln, Neb.
Kristiana joined Jedrek, Jeston, and Kalista in the home of Josh and Kim (Griswold) Kashorek on Sept. 12, 2015. Josh is the e-commerce marketing manager for Premier Retail, and Kim homeschools the children. The family lives in Irondequoit, N.Y.
Mark and Rachel (Sower) Ceglarek welcomed Wesley Mark on March 22, 2015. Rachel is a special education teacher at the Kankakee Valley Middle School, and Mark is a deputy sheriff for Jasper County. The family lives in DeMotte, Ind.
Daniel Moore is the senior pastor at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. He also is pursuing a master’s degree at United Theological Seminary. Daniel lives in Flint, Mich.
Sarah (Anthony) Vickstrom has accepted a role as lead teacher for Dee’s Little Angels in Detroit. In addition to teaching, she will help the owner open the center. Sarah lives in Westland, Mich.
Justin and Lisa (Ambrose-‘09) Eimers welcomed Elias Malachi on February 20, 2015. Lisa completed her Master of Arts degree in human services/counseling with a cognate in executive leadership from Liberty University on Dec. 19, 2014. The family lives in Grand Blanc, Mich.
Josephine Cervantes received her master’s degree in counseling from Oakland University on Dec. 15, 2015. She is now a Board Certified (NCC) Limited License Practicing Counselor (LLPC). Josephine lives in Rochester Hills, Mich.
After working nine years as a media support technician for Macomb Community College, Yosy Marquez is now teaching full-time in Macomb’s media and communication arts department. She resides in Roseville, Mich.
Scott Statson recently published a book titled “Wake Up: Ending the Drift from the Heart of God.” The book is available from Amazon. Scott serves as pastor of student ministries at Trinity Church in Holdrege, Neb.
Savanah Mae joined Graydon in the home of Chris and Jamie (Johnson-’11) Krupinski on July 28, 2015. Jamie is the lead teacher for Handprints Christian Early Learning Center and Chris is an eligibility specialist for the State of Michigan. The family lives in Pontiac, Mich.
Christina Sornig married Zachary Harmon on June 13, 2015. She teaches fifth grade at National Heritage Academy. The couple lives in Leslie, Mich.