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 2003 • 2004  


Christine Blalock writes, "I just returned from the Peace Corps after 2 years of volunteering in Belize, Central America. I am currently substitute teaching at-risk youth (grade K-12), and waiting for acceptance into graduate school in New Orleans. I hope to get a degree in Social Work. My future plans may also include teaching English in Taiwan for one or more years. (Winter '08)

Kirsten "Joy" (Burner) Ring writes, "Currently my husband and I own our own business. My husband, Jeff, is a chiropractor and I am using my business degree to run the front office. We are expecting our first child next March, so we are looking forward to some great changes." (Fall '07)

Suzanne (Burgreen) Schmitz writes, "My husband and I are missionaries with the International Mission Board, SBC in Senegal, West Africa. We served 10 years in Togo, West Africa. We adopted two precious children in Togo whose mother's died after giving birth. If we had not taken the children they would have died. They are now 5 (Joshua) and 6 (Rebekah). We will be coming to the USA for our Stateside Assignment on Sept. 20,'09 until Sept. 10,'10. We will primarily be in north-central Mississippi but will be making a couple of trips to California as my family still lives in San Diego. I would love to get back in touch with CHCers and I am also on Facebook. I have been looking for Linda Young, Sondra Stensvad, Vicki Ramsey and Debbie DePamphilis. Does anybody know where they are?" (Spring '09) 

Sylvia Chaffee writes, "I returned to San Diego in July after teaching in Guadalajara, Mexico for 2 years.  Presently I am substitute teaching and seeking the Lord for His next step for me.  I will be taking a short term missions trip to France May 1st to May 12th, 2008." (Spring '08)

John Circo Just began his 6th year of teaching at Horizon Christian Academy. (Fall '11)

Paul Circo writes, "My wife Cara (Kozeluh - '06) and I recently celebrated our 2nd anniversary. We are busily involved with AWANA, both on campus and in the regional board. I finished my Master's degree in Counseling Psychology last year, and took a year of Greek just for fun. Now I am looking for a job in the Mental Health field." (Summer '07)

Leslee (May) Collins writes, "I've been married for almost five years. I have a three year old daughter, and a 15 month old daughter.  I'm a happy stay-at-home mom! (Spring '08)

Jeremy Gonzales - click to enlargeJeremy Gonzalez (left) completed a seven year ministry in Ensenada, Mexico. He is now working and saving money in preparation for his 2007 wedding to fiance Melody Penner.  (Winter '05)

Cameron Griffith is attending Southwest Baptist Seminary and will be graduating this coming December with the degree Masters of Divinity in Biblical Languages.  (Winter '05) 

Shane Grove is Working in Portland, Oregon in the field of Health Care. (Spring '08) 

Gabe Jacobsen and his wife, Ginny, live in New York. Gabe is working as Resident Director at Houghton College, where he is earning a Master’s degree.  (Spring '06)

Annette (Hennings-Austin) Zamudio writes, "I was married this past December, and am still working at Aerospace Distributors Inc."(Winter '08)

Steven and Tiffany Hailston - "Tiffany and I are happy to be living in our home here in Birmingham after 3 years of touring the U.S. as directors for World Help's Children of the World choir. Tiffany is now an independent consultant for Arbonne International and I have a home based business with a fundraising organization called "Champion Events Group." We focus on empowering non-profit Christian organizations to impact more lives through effective fundraising. We have been married 3 years now and love it. We miss our days at SDCC and the community we were blessed to be a part of. We hope to one day make it back out to San Diego to visit the college. If anyone wants to reach us  you can get in touch with us through my myspace page."  (Winter '07)

Kimberlee Mendoza published a novel, the psychological thriller entitled On the Couch, and writes, "I have more exciting news. I'm publishing two more books this year: A romance novel, "Reveille of the Heart" through The Wild Rose Press, and a non-fiction book, "The Human Video Handbook: Christian Outreach through Dance, Mime, and Music" from Meriwether Publishing. (Winter '07)

Amanda Nelson writes, "I've been in Cameroon for a year - working in the aviation department of Wycliffe/JAARS/SIL. I am heading to Switzerland in January to study French in order to return to Cameroon long term.  (Fall '08) 

Jeremy Pannell - Jeremy and Tracy continue to reside in Modesto, CA. Jeremy recently completed his Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Counseling and is currently working for the county as a Social Worker. Tracy is still teaching 7th grade English. Ashley is now 2 1/2 years old, and the happy couple is expecting their second child by April of next year!  (Summer '07)  

David and Kristin (Newhouse) Reese - click to enlarge 

David and Kristin (Newhouse) Reese (left) celebrated the birth of their son, Asher, on September 1, 2005. (left) celebrated the birth of their son, Asher, on September 1, 2005. (Winter '05)   See: Newhouse, 2005 

Brandon Smith writes, "I am high school pastor in Kihei, Hi.  I have been involved in youth ministry for eleven years now,  since I started attending school at "Christian Heritage", and have been in a variety of churches and positions. I completed a masters of arts in ministry a year and a half ago. I married my college sweetheart Amy Beth Yoak,  after graduation and we now have three kids a dog and a cat."  (Summer '09) 

Ken & Brittney (Burnell) Van Swearingen  - click to enlargeKen & Brittney (Burnell) Van Swearingen (left)- Brittney writes; "We live in Forney, Texas (an eastern suburb of Dallas) with our German Shepherd Wyatt - (currently our only child :-)) Ken works with a student-sending missions organization called iWitness Ministries (www.igoglobal.org) while attending Dallas Theological Seminary, where he is halfway through the 4-year Th.M. program. I am a student at The University of Texas at Dallas and will graduate in December with my B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies / Elementary Education after student-teaching this fall in north Dallas." (Spring '06)  

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Brandon Boysel is currently working as a paramedic in San Diego and preparing to attend the Orange County Fire Authority Fire Academy in September. He and his wife (Bree) are coming up on 3 yrs of marriage. (Spring '08)

Nathan Cornett writes, "I'm getting married on January 30th in Playa Del Carmen Mexico! "  (Winter '10) 

Mark Daubert writes, "Hi Everyone, I am currently working as a Financial Aid Counselor at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. I am married to my wonderful wife Alisa. On Dec 8th we celebrate our one year annivesary and May 25th, 2009 we are expecting our first child. I hope everyone from the class of 2004 is doing well and wish you all the best." (Fall '08)

Karen Goodhart completed student teaching in 2005 and accepted a full-time position at Literacy First Charter School in El Cajon, CA. (Winter '05)

Erin (Hickerson) Neill -On April 29, 2007 Erin married Mark Neill. Erin is the Financial Aid Specialist at SDCC. Mark is a paramedic with American Medical Response. (Fall '07) 

Kelly (Kross) Jordan writes, "I married my wonderfuly husband David Jordan on June 2, 2007. I'm currently finishing up my Ph.D. at the University of South Carolina. I expect to graduate in May 2008 and take a position with the Department of Defense as an applied research mathematician." (Summer '07) From the Alumni Office - Kelly is happy to announce that she will be receiving her Doctorate in Mathematics.  She is graduating from the University of South Carolina in May. (Spring '08)

Sarah (Maxwell) Bradshaw married Josh Bradshaw on April 16th, 2005, in Phoenix, AZ.  They went to Cancun on their honeymoon, then drove up to Boise, ID where they now live. Josh is working on the BLM Helitack crew and Sarah works for a Mortgage Company as a processor. (Summer '06)

Laura McLain writes, "I am currently living in Durban, South Africa where I am a part of a team of ABWE missionaries and South African pastors who minister in the Durban area. My main ministry focus is to youth and young adults in one of the churches." (Summer '09)

Tim McGratth writes, "What's up everybody? I am currently living in East Lansing, MI near the campus of Michigan State. Why did I come here you ask? I've been wondering that myself a little bit with the ridiculous weather we've been having to endure. I moved to Michigan with my brother Donny and my sister-in-law Joanna, to open our own business in September of 2006. The Blue Midnight Hookah Lounge has been up and running for one year come Dec. 21. So far so good. If anybody would like to check the place out and see some pictures, we are pretty easy to find on either myspace or facebook." (Fall '07)

Noel Musicha writes, "My wife, Melissa Miller Musicha, and I just saw the official launch of our organization The Chisomo Idea. The vision of the organization in a nutshell is to put poverty face to face with privilege. Through the organization we work to inspire the young, and young at heart, to get involved in the lives of underprevileged children. We currently take care of 100 children through one of our sites in Malawi, Africa, and are working on two new sites (to be launced in July and September of 2008) in the muslem dominated part of Malawi. For more information check out our pre-site www.chisomoidea.com.  (Summer'08)

Melody (Smith) Lopez married Miguel Lopez on May 14, 2005, and currently works in Sorrento Valley as an Analytical Scientist. (Spring '06)  Update: On May 9, 2009 we had a beautiful baby girl: Genevieve Alyssa Lopez!  (Summer '09) 

Roberta (Genes) Turner writes, "Brent and I are currently living in South Carolina, where Brent is stationed as a Captain in the Marines. We've been married almost 3 years!" (Spring '08)

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