Alison (Enos g06) and Dylan Prather welcomed Solomon RJ on January 26, 2021. He was 9lbs. 13oz. and 20.5 in. long. Solomon was born 5 weeks early and “graduated” from the NICU to home 27 days after his birth. Alison, Dylan, and Solomon currently reside in Cape Coral, FL, where Alison teaches algebra and geometry at Mariner High School.
Jodi Oppenhuizen fs93 and TUU g98 was recently named School Director of the Christian International School of Prague. She will officially begin her duties as Director on April 6, 2021. Jodi has served CISP since 2013 and in the Czech Republic as a missionary for over 20 years. She speaks fluent Czech and is currently pursuing her PhD in Educational Leadership through Columbia International University.
Mark g83 and Sheryl (Bower g83) Douras recently announced that effective July 1, 2021, Mark will be leaving the role of senior pastor at Mt Olive Missionary Church and will assume full-time duties with Refreshing Mercies Ministry. This Bible-based, prayer-saturated, and relationship-driven ministry provides a safe haven of rest and spiritual recovery for people from all walks of life who need refreshing. Through short retreat sessions, Refreshing Mercies helps people navigate through loss, tragedy, and life transition. Their ministry also includes video counseling around the world, speaking events, and publication of brochures on pain, loss, and relationship issues. Additionally, Mark and Sheryl have created a video devotional series called “Take a Walk with Pastor Mark,” in which they teach Biblical truths and their applications to children and their families. To view these short videos and to find out more about this ministry and how you can contribute support, please visit the following site: https://admissions.taylor.edu/e/310161/2021-03-30/2bdygj6/817211053?h=YgMGmrC-PfSr58NcheeTlaDhCOuJde1LdUzhC4l_Wco
Lindsay (Thompson) Stump g09, owner of Organized to Save on YouTube, was featured in the March 2020 issue of Glo Magazine. The issue featured “mompreneurs” who have found a way to balance their family life while running successful businesses.
Courtney (Stoppenhagen) Bilbrey g07 has started a new Psychotherapist-Counselor practice in Rogers Park, IL, a Chicago neighborhood. She and Jason g07 live in Evanston with Norah, 11, Augie, 5, and a new Golden Doodle, which Courtney is training as a therapy dog.
Joe Boway g95 continues his service with The Liberian Children’s Ministry. The ministry’s goal for 2020 is to reach 2020 new students and families with the gospel. They ask for your prayers as they work toward this goal and as he travels back and forth between Liberia and his home in Fort Wayne.