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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.
Rhonda (Pierson) Butcher’s husband, Ronald, passed away Jan. 2, 2017. Rhonda has three children, Joshua, Kendra, and Jessica, and three grandchildren. She lives in Princeton, Ind. and works as a customer service advisor at Walgreens.
John and Le’Ann (Ostrowski) Harvey have moved to Westland, Mich. John is employed by A.J. Danboise as a master electrician, and Le’Ann is self-employed as a care giver. The couple recently became grandparents to a baby girl.
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.
Dawn (McKamey) Gentry graduated from Emmanuel Christian Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree in May 2016. She also received an Excellence in Christian Education award from Emmanuel. Dawn currently is serving as an adjunct professor at Milligan College. She is passionate about equipping others for ministry and speaks on a variety of leadership and ministry topics. She was recently published in Lookout Magazine. Her husband, Harold Gentry, is a senior business representative for Comcast. The couple lives in Johnson City, Tenn.
Troy Butler is pursuing a degree in ministerial studies at Purpose Institute. He plans to devote his life to the needs of the disabled. He lives in Troy, Mich.
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 Benjamin Francis on Sept. 20, 2016. Benjamin breaks the tie among the children making six boys and five girls in the Ellerbrock home.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Matthew Stroup received his master’s degree in communication from San Diego State University in May 2017. He reported to the Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center in San Diego as the public affairs officer the next month. Matt and his wife, Jenny Lynne, live in San Diego, Calif.
Spring Arbor University recently promoted Jessica (Toole) Bishop from assistant instructional designer to instructional designer. Her husband, Matt Bishop (’07), is employed by Consumers Energy as a business technology analyst. The couple lives in Jackson, Mich.
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.
Justin Peters, ambulatory care operations director with the Veterans Health Administration and the United States Navy Reserve, recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the nation’s leading professional society for healthcare leaders. Fellow status represents achievement of the highest standard of professional development. Justin and his wife, Bethany, live in Freeland, Mich.
Andrea Rogers accepted a position as an early childhood art educator for the Flint Institute of Arts after completing her education specialist degree in early education intervention at Oakland University in January 2017. She travels county-wide providing opportunities for young children to learn and use visual art concepts and techniques. Andrea resides in Grand Blanc, 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.
Divine and Sharena (Robison) Ngang welcomed Divine Ngang Jr. on Nov. 3, 2016. The family lives in Manteca, Calif.
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.
Jordan Ackerman is serving as the athletic director and an assistant principal for the Anchor Bay Public Schools. Jordan and his wife, Kristin, reside in Armada, Mich.
“The Land of the Living,” a novel written by Alyse Shields, was released Dec. 2016. It will be available on Amazon.com and Kindle under Alyse’s author name, Sherie James. Alyse completed her master’s degree in international social welfare at the University of Chicago in 2013. She lives in Richton Park, Ill.
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.