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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.
Teresa (Music) Salley completed her master’s degree in nursing in 2013. She has accepted a position with Kettering Health Network and Sycamore Hospital as a professional development specialist and the perioperative education coordinator. Teresa’s husband, David, works in property management and sales with Big Valley Realty. The couple resides in Springboro, Ohio.
Ernie May retired in October from his position as a deputy sheriff after serving over 31 years in the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office. He plans to work on a part-time basis as a deputy with the Oakland County court system while enjoying more time with his motorcycle and banjo. His wife, Ginny (Fidler-78) May, is an office assistant for the dean of the Oakland University School of Business. She was selected as Oakland’s employee of the year last January after only one year at the university. Ernie and Ginny’s daughter, Caitlin, is a case worker with the South Oakland Shelter. Ernie may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Barry Wheeler and his wife Lynette recently moved to Houston, Mo, where Barry now serves as the wellness coordinator and head volleyball coach for the Houston R-1 Schools. Lynette works as a paraprofessional.
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.
Sherry Hall is working as a probation officer for the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. She is living in Cutler, Ohio.
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.
Brian and Carrie (Pier) Ellerbrock welcomed John Bernard on Jan. 30, 2014. John has four brothers: Donald, Josiah, Samuel, and Philip; and five sisters: Abigail, Miriam, Elizabeth, Joanna, and Gloria. Carrie is a homemaker and Brian an inside salesman for Verhoff Machine and Weld. The family lives in Leipsic, Ohio.
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.
Trent William joined McVehil and Elijah in the home of Aaron and Colleen (McVehil-’05) Bell on July 29, 2014. Aaron began serving as connections director for the First Christian Church of Canton, Ohio, last fall. Colleen is the director of education and marketing for Emerge Counseling Services.
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.
Jonathan Woodall earned his Ph.D. in communication from the University of Memphis last December. His dissertation was titled, “The Post-Termination Rhetoric of the American Restoration Movement.” Jonathan recently accepted a position as minister of the GracePointe Church of Christ in Elizabethtown, Pa. His wife, Hayley (Richards) Woodall, is an optometrist at Life DOC.
Keith Price was honored at the 2013 God’s Family Banquet with the R. Vernon Boyd Diversity Award for his efforts in the cause of reconciliation and bridging the racial divide. Keith is a technician for Outsource. His wife, Lora (Ryan-71) Price, is a documentation specialist for the Automotive Industry Action Group. The family lives in Berkley, Mich.
Josh and Kim (Griswold) Kashorek welcomed Kalista Michal on Jan. 10, 2014. Kalista joins big brothers Jedrek and Jeston. Josh is the e-commerce marketing manager for Premier Retail. The family lives in Rochester, 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.
Robert Stewart recently earned a master’s degree in social work from Western Michigan University. Robert lives in Grand Rapids, Mich., and is a youth treatment shift supervisor at Wedgewood Christian Services.
Susan Babb is completing an internship as an addiction counselor with Personalized Nursing Lighthouse. At the end of her internship, she will receive her master’s degree from Western Michigan University. Susan lives in Farmington Hills, Mich.
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.
Curtis Storm and his wife, Nicole, welcomed Alexander James on Jan. 5, 2014. Curtis is an elementary music teacher for the Durango School District, and Nicole teaches music in the Montezuma-Cortez School District. The couple lives in Cortez, Colo.
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.
Rebecca Trouse recently opened Aspects Counseling in downtown Rochester. Rebecca holds national board certification along with state licensing credentials, and is now accepting new clients and referrals. Her website address is www.aspects-counseling.com. She can be emailed at email@example.com.
Teri Butcher completed her master’s degree in marriage and family counseling at Liberty University on March 10, 2014. Teri lives in Romeo, 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.
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.