Class Updates 2000–2009
Jake Martens '08 recently opened his own printing company, Button Man Printing.
Amanda Ferris '03 is currently living and serving in Budapest, Hungary teaching at the International Christian School of Budapest. She teaches second grade students from five different countries, including several MK students. After seven years as a Communications Specialist at Northwestern College, Jenny Collins '05 launched into self-employment with her new writing and marketing business, Jenetic Communications.
Adam Boettcher '03 recently relocated to Flagstaff, Arizona to begin his career as a plastic, reconstructive and hand surgeon.
Adam Minnie '07 is doing freelance writing, editing and development work supervising other writers with a small press publisher in the role-playing games industry. His work has incluced anthologies and a project with the Marvel Games license.
Kim (Walls '08) Ketola's book, Cradle My Heart - Finding God's Love After Abortion, was recently published by Kregel Publications. The book was awarded first place in the Sonfire Media contest at the 2010 Blue Ridge Christian Writeres Conference. The book features a foreward from Ruth Graham and has won endorsement by Rebecca St. James, Wess Stafford, and others. Kim is also hosting a new live program on Faith Radio Network (KTIS-AM locally) and other stations to help those hurt by abortion. Cradle My Heart Radio airs Sunday evenings at 8pm Central Time.
Nathan Bird '06 has received performing opportunities in the Twin Cities area with Cantus, Guthrie Theater, and Minnesota Opera. Among various performances and teaching engagements, he will also begin teaching voice lessons at the Academy of Music at Northwestern.
Scot Eaton '06 served eight months with CRASH Japan, serving in nuclear evacuation relief efforts in Fukushima.
Sarah (Gronberg ’00) Kolell was named director of public relations AdFarm.
Cade Lambert ’00 was named head of school for New Life Academy in Woodbury, MN. He began the job in July, following seven years as principal and coach at Des Moines Christian School in Iowa.
Tyler Samuel to Joshua '00 and Marlene (Derksen '00) Brekke on March 17, 2012.
Julia Brook to Allen '02 and Jennifer Ondriezek on May 2, 2013. She joins Kade.
Elisabeth to Matthew '03 and Rebekah (Koppelman '04) Kleinsasser on March 28, 2013.
Weston to Justin and Lindsay (Kinney '01) Elkins on Septmber 17, 2012.
Bold Faith to Nathan '01 and Carey (Eppright '00) Statezni on September 17, 2012.
Shawn Clark to Adam '04 and Katie (Padden '04) Witter on January 23, 2013.
Anne Marie to Ryan and Molly (Wilken '08) Grimmius on December 24, 2012.
Christopher and Courtenay (Krumlauf '02) Guttormson adopted their first child, Evan James, who was born on January 24, 2013.
Joshua Tobias (Toby) to Kyle '00 and Emilie (Probst '00) Schmitz on September 7, 2012.
Evangeline Grace to Joshua and Mikalah (Olmstead '07) Marx on September 26, 2012.
Naomi Dawn to Jennifer and Andrew Bartholomew '04 on February 4, 2013. She joins Madelyn and Asa.
Adelaide Miriam to Joy and Benjamin Brekke '07 on December 27, 2012. She joins Eleanor.
Micah Ronald to Christopher '05 and Summer (Kelley '04) Janssen on June 28, 2012. He joins Elliot.
Maxwell Jerome to Ben and Melissa (Zimmerman '02) Wilhelm on September 20, 2012.
Milena Eleonora to Guillermo and Jacquie (Books '05) Urquia on May 31, 2012.
Ezra Michael to Heath and Hannah (Morrison '08) Paddock on April 29, 2012.
Garret Elijah to Jason and Melissa (Ruud '07) Sims on January 6, 2012.
Owen to Joshua and April (Dahl '05) Ebb on March 6, 2012.
Cameron and Sara (Gardner '00) Smart adopted twins, Jayden Matthew and Jillian Mackenzie, on June 4, 2012.
Jude Thomas to Micah '09 and Lizzie (Davis '09) Stelter on July 19, 2012.
Rebekah Jean to Josiah and Samantha (Ferrozzo '04) Cree June 13, 2012. She joins Linnea.
Mackenzie Faith to Andrew '03 and Rachel (Isaacson '06) Voelker on June 13, 2012. She joins Benjamin, and Maxwell.
Leah to Grant and Rebecca (Clark '06) Herges on January 6, 2012.
Evan Eric to Michael ('98) and Rochelle (Jacobson '03) Ness on February 11, 2012. He joins Collin and Michaela.