Hear From Our Alumni

Keeping Connected

Dear Toledo Christian Alumni,Grant Sims

It is our goal to keep our over 1,500 alumni connected to, involved with, and coming back to their alma mater. It is my privilege to welcome you back to the TCS Alumni Association and express my excitement to lead you as your Alumni Council President.

It is the desire of the school and council to see and hear from all of you! In order to accomplish this, we want to ask you to please fill out your Alumni Update. This will allow us to update you on exciting news at the school, share with you the stories of your fellow alumni, and notify you of future alumni events.

As we have all graduated and moved on in our lives, we will always share one bond, we will forever be Eagles!

Grant Sims ’09

Alumni Council President

 

1986

Victoria Fish (Page) graduated from Covenant College with a psychology degree. She is a homemaker residing in Kennesaw, GA with her husband Paul and 10 children.

 

1987

Chip Lewis, a physical therapist assistant, UT Medical Center, resides in Toledo with his wife Jennie and two children.

Michele Durbin (Bostdorff) graduated from the University of Toledo in education and now resides in Toledo with her husband Ron and four children.

 

1988

Amy Mozombite (McWhinnie) attended the Moody Bible Institute for International Ministries, Cedarville University for Elementary Education and now has her Masters of Education from BGSU. She is a teacher and resides in Seminole, FL with her husband Dave and three children.

Jennifer Rentz (Murdock) is going back to school to obtain and early childhood certificate. She worked for 16 years in ministry. While attending school, she is working as the Children’s Ministry Director at Mount Vernon Church of the Nazarene. Jennifer resides in Burlington, WA with her husband Chuck and four children.

 

1989

Tracy Woodward (Quinn) graduated from Cedarville University and is now a teacher at the International School of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Once when administering an exam, her class was visited by a monkey! She resides in Malaysia with her husband Doug and their three children.

 

1990

Patrick and Tammy Counts (Campbell) reside in Kent City, MI. They have been married 22 years, and have two daughters and now a son-in-law! Patrick works in sales and installation with H20asis, Inc., and Tammy is a phlebotomist.

 

1991

Matt Kutz, author and professor at Bowling Green State University, resides in Perrysburg, OH with his wife of 20 years, Angela, and their two boys. their family just returned from six months in Kigali, Rwanda where Matt was teaching as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Rwanda College of Medicine and Health Science. During this time they appeared on House Hunters International.

Jennifer Quick (Hollopeter), Director of Pre-student Teaching/Teacher Education Instructor, Central Michigan University, resides in Beavertown, MI with her husband Jeff and their son. She is working on her doctorate and a publication on Classroom Management.

 

1992

Kenneth Zouhary, Oral Surgeon, oral & Facial Surgery of East Alabama, resides in Auburn, AL with his wife Anna and their three children. Ken’s hero is his brother Caleb Zouhary who gave him a kidney on June 12, 2007!  He is about to celebrate his 7 year transplant anniversary.

Ryan Smith, school counselor, Mountain View High School, resides in Loveland, Co with his wife Heidi and their three children. They have been living in Colorado for 10 years and love it when TC friends come and visit!

 

1993

Kristie Grandsko (Hasty), homemaker, resides in Toledo, OH with her husband Paul and two children.

Michelle VanNorman (Uliczny) graduated from Anderson University with a degree in social work, but is currently staying at home with her two children. Her husband John works as an attorney for the Supreme Court of Ohio and they reside in Dublin, OH.

 

1994

John Heaston, Director of Christian Emphasis, YMCA of Greater Indianapolis, resides in McCordsville, IN with his wife Jessica and their five children. The adoption of their fifth child, Joy, was finalized December, 2013.

Delean Okeno (Conley) graduated from Grantham University with a degree in business administration. She currently works as an electrician for the U.S. Navy. She will retire after 20 years with the Navy! Delean is currently residing in Woodbine, GA.

 

1995

Erin Vile (Smith) graduated from Lee University. She resides in Perrysburg, OH with her husband Kevin and four children.

Darren Munn graduated from the University of Toledo in business administration-finance. He is an Investment Advisor and owner of Munn Wealth Management & Camelot Portfolios. Darren resides in Monclova with his wife, Erin, and three children.

 

1996

Holly Rugg graduated from Mercy College of NWO in nursing. She lives in Oregon, OH with her husband Timothy and their two girls. Both their girls have Cystic Fibrosis; it is a daily challenge but with God’s help they strive to be overcomers!

Alyssa Kruse resides in Willow Grove, PA. She is a homeschooling mom of five whose day is filled with laughing, learning, and lots of messes.

 

1997

Kylee Broughton (Pacholski), graduated from the University of Toledo with communications. She works as a Marketing Director for Snell Real Estate. Kylee resides in Los Cabos, B.C.S. Mexico, with her husband Craig and their two girls.

Jennifer Kutz (Gyde), is a Mom at Home! She resides in Toledo with her husband Randy and their three younger children. Their oldest, Eliana, went to be with the Lord in November, 2013. They have a dream to someday open a ministry home to help grieving families of similar situations get away for a bit to heal and rest.

 

1998

Rebecca Johnson (Heisinger) has her MA and Administration Certificate. She is a reading coach for the Indianapolis Public Schools. Rebecca resides in Indianapolis with her husband David and their three children who they adopted in November, 2013.

Shannon Miller started out managing a Christian rock band, This Beautiful Republic, two years after graduating from TCS. She has since worked 14 years as a physical therapist assistant, and recently started back to school to earn BA in psychology. Shannon resides in Westerville, OH.

 

1999

Joseph Heidebrink graduated from Ohio University and works in accounting at Betco, Inc. He resides in Toledo with his wife Karen and their three children.

Stephanie Heisinger resides in Maumee, OH and is currently a bus driver for Sanctus Real.

 

2000

Matthew Hahn was in the military for 9 years, graduated from Owen Community College and University of Maryland. he is a production specialist at Sauder Mfg. in the Worship Center, making pews, podiums, altars, and accessories for churches and courthouses. Matthew resides in Archbold, OH.

Gabriel Rogers attended Owens Community College in criminal justice. He is a police officer for the City of Waterville. Gabriel resides in Toledo with his wife Christine and their four children.

 

2001

Faith Newman graduated from Olivet Nazarene University in marketing. She is working as the Assistant Director of Human Resources at Olivet Nazarene University. Faith resides in Bourbonnais, IL.

Patricio Carvallo graduated from the University of Chile as an agronomist and is self-employed in Community Engagement in Chile where he resides.

 

2002

Ryan Thompson graduated with honors from Owens Community College in Automotive Technology. He spent four years in the U.S. Navy and is currently working as a welder for Faurecia and is a worship leader at Grace Church.

Aaron Miller graduated from the University of Toledo and is currently working as an accountant for the IRS. He and his wife Renee just had their third child last October and he is finishing the last of four tests to become a CPA. They reside in Sylvania, OH.

 

2003

David Dean, Jr. is a data systems chief for the United States Marine Corp. He just finished a three year tour as a USMC drill instructor, moved to California, and is preparing for his fourth deployment to Afghanistan!

Kristen Tropf graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University in English education. She is residing in Barcelona, Spain teaching English to North African immigrants.

 

2004

Steven Whitlow is planting Redemption City Church in Maumee, OH. He graduated from Hillsdale College and lives in Toledo, OH.

Alissa Toth graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic University with a degree in Biology/Chemistry. She is a Foot and Ankle Surgeon at the University of Pittsburg Medical Center. Alissa resides in Pittsburgh, PA.

 

2005

Sarah Weingarden, after graduating from Eastern Michigan University in elementary education, did an internship with Chi Alpha Campus Ministries in Huntsville, TX. She has since been asked to join the staff at Indiana University as a missionary associate. Sarah resides in Bloomington, IN.

Benjamin Holt graduated from The Ohio State University in marketing. He is loving his job as a firefighter/paramedic for the Toledo Fire Department. he resides in Toledo with his wife Dana and their son.

 

2006

Sara Paulsen resides in Los Angeles, CA where she works as a celebrity and fashion stylist. She graduated from BGSU in apparel merchandising and product development.

Alex Barringer graduated from Greenville College in piano performance and worship arts. He resides in Jenson, MI where he is the music director for Georgetown United Methodist Church.

 

2007

Lauren Colarusso (Schaff) graduated from BGSU in international studies and is working for Campus Crusade for Christ. She and her husband Anthony are renovating a historic home in Bowling Green and raising their one year old daughter.

Joel Pagano resides in Louisville, KY where he works as an actuary fro Humana, Inc. He graduated from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in mathematics. Joel and his wife, Kimmy just bought their first home.

 

2008

Abigail Benjamin (Nearhood) graduated from The Ohio State University in political science. She is a staffing assistant for Governor Kasich’s Office. Abigail resides in Columbus with her husband Marcus.

Shannon Longenecker graduated from the University of Toledo in biology, pre-veterinary. She is currently in veterinary school at The Ohio State University and will graduate in 2016.

 

2009

Erica Spudie graduated from Cedarville University in athletic training and recently received her masters at the University of Virginia in sports medicine. She works as a certified athletic trainer at Hampden-Sydney College near Farmville, VA.

Andrew Kelleher graduated from Miami University in marketing. He is working as a missionary with CRU, Campus Crusade for Christ International. Andrew resides with his wife Megan in Oxford, OH.

 

2010

Rachel Wehrle is attending Baptist Bible College and majoring in early childhood education and theology.

Kara Segler will be graduating from the University of Toledo this spring witha degree in middle childhood education. She is coaching HS basketball alongside her father at Emmanuel Christian and is the assistant director alongside her mother for Camp Invention/Spark your Noodle at TCS.

 

2011

Sam Ivan is attending Grove City College majoring in molecular biology.

David Westmeyer is attending BGSU majoring in biochemistry and entrepreneurship.

 

2012

Levi Phillips is attending the University of Toledo in Spanish and business. Thanks to the preparation and opportunities at TCS, he is excited to be able to complete his bachelors and masters in just four years out of high school, and with no debt!

Michelle Wright attended one year at Grove City College and is currently taking classes at BGSU. She is working as a deli clerk at Walt Churchill’s Market and is planning to attend Grace College.

 

2013

 

 

2014

Rachel Lutz is attending Michigan State University and majoring in veterinary technology.

 

If you are a graduate of Toledo Christian, please send us your story or an update, so we can pass it along to our worldwide community.

Kim Gibson
419.389.8700 x152
gibson@toledochristian.com