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2008 edition of The Grapevine Online
Notes / Calendar of Events / Links
to Stories / Prior
Severance ('08) and Ashley Demarco ('07) were married
May 24, 2008 in Rochester, NY (where they still reside at
this time). Congratulations are in order as they recently
found out that they are expecting a baby due in March!
5th, 2008 the Arlington Catholic Herald published a story
about Paladin Financial Group. Motivated by Christendom's
motto, Restore All Things in Christ, Paladin was
founded by Alum John Clark and Jim Kelly to
provide sound investment advice in an ethically-responsible
fashion. Paladin has grown significantly over the years and
has added two more alumni, Financial Consultant, Steven
Storey as well as Executive Assistant Joan Walsh.
Here is a link to the story: http://www.catholicherald.com/local_news/detail.html?sub_id=8280
('02) and Jill ('01) Storey are happy to announce the
arrival of Thomas Albert, born on October 19th, 7lbs., 6oz.
He is pictured here with his older brothers George (left)
Clark ('86) has recently published his first novel, a
mystery/thriller called Numbers Up. The murder mystery centers
around the theory of intelligent design. Dr. Michael Behe,
author of Darwin's Black Box, says of the book, "In Numbers
Up Kevin Clark skillfully interweaves conflicting designs:
those of spies, killers, cops, blackmailers, bankers, arms
dealers, and-maybe-the Designer of life. He has the reader
sitting at the edge of his seat, contemplating the brutality
of this world which, despite itself, hints of another."
The books is available from Seton Press at http://www.setonbooks.com/viewone.php?ToView=M-RDBK-0B
Lillian Akers (daughter of Matt and Jan Akers '03)
pictured on the left would like to announce that she was born
6 months ago! Congratulations to Josephine! Helena and Ivy,
her sisters, were both St. Therese at their little All Saints
Party this year. Matt and Jan are doing well - still living
in Royal Oak, MI for another year with the hopes of returning
to VA (after 5 years in MI!) next fall.
and Audra (Powderly) Cole, '04,
are pleased to announce that they were joined in the Sacrament
of Holy Matrimony on 30 August 2008 in a Tridentine High Mass
at the Parish of St. Francis de Sales in Mableton, Georgia.
Father Roberto Cano, FSSP, was the celebrant, and the official
witnesses were Mr. Andrew Hayes, '04, and Miss Christine
Collins, '04 who acted as best man and maid of honor.
A number of alumni of Christendom College came down to serve,
sing, and pray for the newlyweds, for which the bride and
groom are eternally grateful! After enjoying a honeymoon to
the Shrine of St. Anne de Beaupré in Québec,
Canada, Tom and Audra are living in Manassas,
Virginia where Tom is continuing to teach at Holy Family
and Margaret (Ginski) Kay ('05) are proud to announce
the birth of their first-born: Philomena Marie. She was born
in October, 6lbs, 15 oz. and is a beautiful little girl. Both
Mom and baby are doing well!
Perrignton ('04) and Veronica Spiering ('06) were
married October 18, 2008 in Powell, Wyoming at Veronica's
home parish, St. Barbara's Catholic Church. The couple was
blessed with beautiful weather despite the massive snow storm
the previous weekend. Alumni in attendance included: Bryan
Hadro (best man), Karen Spiering (maid of honor),
Mark & Shalon (Spring) Riddle, Dan Corey,
and Charlie & Becca (Smith) Spiering. Marc &
Veronica reside in their new home in Herndon, VA.
and Melody (95') Pegis welcomed John Paul Joseph in October,
a full twelve days late! He weighed 9 lb, 11 oz., and is adored
by his siblings Veronica (6), Anthony (almost 4), and Anna
(2), pictured on the right.
Beth (Fittin) Weiner ('90) would
like to let everyone know that sher and her husband own a
furniture manufacturing company, Vienna Woodworks. They make
rustic furniture, bathroom vanities and custom kitchen cabinets.
They also sell both wholesale to hotels, resorts, restaurants
and lodges, as well as retail to the general public. Recently
their company was featured in Connect Business Magazine and
Christendom College got a mention in the article! Here is
a link to the article: http://connectbiz.com/2008/11/vienna-woodworks-rustic-furniture-company/.
Adams ('01) just launched a blog-that's-more-like-a-website:
"Christian Integration: A Fieldguide for Building Christian
Culture." Any parent, teacher, pastor, or person looking
for some new ways to build Christian Culture is welcome to
explore the website! Gwen is also teaching 7th, 8th,
and 10th grade at Trinity School at River Ridge and running
a household for undergraduates in the Catholic Studies Department
at the University of St. Thomas, and taking spanish! Check
out her blog/website at: http://www.christianintegration.blogspot.com.
and Sherry O'Donnell have a new little boy, Patrick Jerome,
born September 30 (7 lbs. 6 oz.). Patrick was born with a
congenital heart defect called Tetralogy of Fallot. Despite
the defect Patrick is doing well, staying healthy and growing.
If it wasn't for the echocardiogram, you'd think he was a
perfectly normal baby. Nonetheless, since the defect could
cause complications in the future, he will be having open-heart
surgery in 3 or 4 months to correct it. Please keep Patrick
in your prayers in the months ahead!
McGlynn ('07) and Cpl Garrett DeMarco were married on
August 16th at St. John the Evangelist parish in Frederick,
MD. The couple is now residing in Jacksonville, NC as Garrett
is stationed at Camp Lejeune.
the month of April, Nate and Jessica (Ciesla) Schuetz ('06)
moved from Monterey, CA to Augusta, GA. Although they
miss being close to the beautiful ocean and sealions, being
within driving distance to a few friends and family members
is a huge relief and well worth it. Nate is still hard
at work with his studies in Arabic and continues to do well;
they would like to thank everyone for all their prayers for
his success! They attended Oktoberfest in Helen, GA, where
they heard lots of German music, drank traditional German
beer, and participated in the festivities.
Torzala (attended Spring '04-Fall '04) along with
working full-time for a Northern Virginia landscaping company,
is now selling her nursing covers online. Join the ever growing
number of alumni who are enjoying the convenience and style
of Concordia Nursing Covers (named after St. Concordia, the
patron saint of nursing mothers.) Please visit her website
for more information, or to place an order: http://www.concordiacovers.com
7, 2008: Life on Tap
13, 2008: Blood Drive
21-23, 2008: Fall Play Musical: The Secret Garden
23, 2008: Feast of Christ the King Procession
24, 2008: Dr. Carroll Lecture
26-30, 2008: Thanksgiving Break
11-18, 2008: Final Exams
Releases and Campus News: http://www.christendom.edu/news/releases.shtml
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