“ F e a r a r i s e s w h e n w e i m a g i n e t h a t e v e r y t h i n g d e p e n d s o n u s . ” – Elisabeth Elliot
1970’S Steven DeGroft (‘73) and his wife, Linda, live in Decatur, Michigan where Steve is the Senior Pastor at Decatur Bible Church. Steve is also a Science teacher at a Christian school and an EMT with the local emergency squad. Cindy (Hanlon) Schaefer (‘75) and her husband, Raymond, live in Ocala, Florida where Cindy is helping take care of her parents. Carolyn (Gwyn) Lloyd (‘76) lives in Oklahoma and owns a small business making handmade items specializing in re-purposing. Cherith (Broughton) Hatrick (‘76) and her husband, Gary, live in Zephyrhills, Florida where she teaches English online to children in China. David & Debra (Johnson) Mader (‘77) live in Michigan where Dave is a truck driver and Debra is a receptionist for a Pregnancy Helpline. Kendra (Pliscofsky) Diserens (‘76) ) is married to Jerry and they have four adult children and six grandchildren. She is the wife of an Associate Pastor and has been at the same church in Michigan for 24 years. Judy (Pinckney) Keenan (‘77) and her husband, Tom, have two adult children and one granddaughter. Judy keeps busy volunteering at church and a nursing home. Lisa (Gargiulo) Hamilton (‘77) is the wife of a retired USAF Colonel, Tom. They have three adult children and nine grandchildren ranging in age from newborn to ten years old. They live near their grandchildren in Ohio.
James Dugan (‘77) and his wife, Lynda, have been missionaries with Word of Life in Australia for over 30 years. They have one adult son, Jeremiah, and three grandchildren. Mark (‘77) & Cathy (Knight) Machak (‘78) have two adult children: Caleb and Seth (deceased). They also have three grandchildren. They are both retired. Mark worked for the railroad as a heavy-duty mechanic, and Cathy was a college professor teaching social work courses. She also did clinical social work treating individuals and families. Debra (Sloan) Eberhart (‘78) is retired and lives in Minnesota with her husband, Leigh. Mark (‘79) & Denise (Delithanasis) Stevanus (‘77) have been missionaries in Italy for 29 years. Ruth (Tideman) Brungard (‘79) is married to Bill, and they have an adopted daughter from China, Ellen (15). Ruth is the Administrative Assistant to the Executive Directors for Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East at ABWE in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Allen & Darleen (Snyder) Bacon (‘79) have six adult children: Christine, Carolyn, Benjamin, Daniel, Candace, and Jonathan. They also have nine grandchildren with #10 on the way. Darleen is a Customer Service Rep for Texwipe. Allen is working on his Master’s Degree in Counseling. Elizabeth (Kelly) Tallau (‘79) is married to Steve. They live in southern Maine where she works for a seafood wholesaler serving customers in Maine and New Hampshire.
12 The Experience
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