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Jane (Trevillian) Guse (1987)Updated on Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Jane (Trevillian) Guse (’87) currently teaches preschool at Open Arms–Belleville, Michigan. She and her husband have proudly served the Lutheran church for 25 years.
Rachel (Wesche) Bomberger (2002)Updated on Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Rachel (Wesche) Bomberger (’02) was named the new editor of The Lutheran Witness, the official magazine of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. Rachel and her husband, Rev. Ken Bomberger (’03), have four children and reside in Arnold, Missouri.
Susan Opel (1991)Updated on Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Susan Opel (’91) accepted the position of editor-in-chief at Scrapbook and Cards Today magazine and as the social engagement coordinator for Simon Says Stamp. Susan has been a part of the craft industry for 10 years.
Gene Krinn (1967)Updated on Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Gene Krinn (’67) and his wife relocated from Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, to Noblesville, Indiana. They enjoy traveling in their RV and riding their Vespa scooters.
Danielle (Guss) Cook and Austin Cook (2012)Updated on Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Danielle (Guss) Cook (’12) and Austin Cook (’12) welcomed their son, Isaiah Michael Cook, on March 18, 2017. The Cook family resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Sandra Zempel (1984)Updated on Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Sandra Zempel (’84) accepted a position as the director of Aspen Adult Day Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. She is also a mental health practitioner/new hire mentor and trainer for Live Better, Minnesota in Minneapolis.
Michael Burrogh (2009)Updated on Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Michael Burrogh (’09) recently graduated from the Eastern Michigan University Police Staff and Command School. He was promoted to lieutenant in 2016 and is currently assigned as the patrol division commander.
Rachel (Cousino) Hinz (2006)Updated on Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Rachel (Cousino) Hinz (’06) and Seth Hinz (’06,’09) celebrated the birth of their daughter, Evangeline Deanna Coliss Hinz, on January 17, 2017. The Hinz family, pictured below, currently resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Ruth (Hessler) Meyer (2000)Updated on Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Ruth (Hessler) Meyer (’00) recently released her new book “Grace Alone.” Ruth had the book published by Concordia Publishing House.
Stephen Mueller (2004)Updated on Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Stephen Mueller (’04) is serving his second call at Concordia Lutheran Church in Geneseo, Illinois. Stephen and his wife, Marifaith, have three children.
Karl Osterland (1985)Updated on Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Karl Osterland (’85) is the music director at Historic Trinity Lutheran Church in Detroit. He recently had a group of preludes published to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
Kimberly (Fetz) Bahr (2005)Updated on Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Kimberly (Fetz) Bahr (’05) is currently serving as a deaconess at Redeemer Lutheran Church in St. Cloud, Minnesota. She married Chris Bahr on July 26, 2014. They have one son, Josiah.
Alyssa (Healy) Bornheimer and Ashlea Weston (2009)Updated on Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Alyssa (Healy) Bornheimer (’09) and Ashlea Weston (’09) graduated from Madonna University on May 7, 2016 with Master of Arts degrees in literacy, reading, and early childhood. Both girls currently reside in the Fort Wayne, Indiana, area. Ashlea works at Bethlehem Lutheran School in Ossian, Indiana.
Bryan Oxender (2010)Updated on Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Bryan Oxender ('10) is currently working in Ann Arbor, Michigan, as a commercial property manager. He recently sold one of his paintings to the City of Ann Arbor.
Melisa Abiera Cameron (1985)Updated on Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Melisa Abiera Cameron ('85) has been named Regional Lead, Community Engagement-Northeast for AT&T Public Affairs, Corporate Social Responsibility. In her new role, Melisa helps drive positive change by finding, creating, and leading volunteer opportunities.
Cynthia Brown (1969)Updated on Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Cynthia Brown (’69) wrote a book entitled “Energizing Your Children’s Ministry” that was recently published by CPH. She resides in Troy, Michigan, where she serves as DCE at SALT Church, and an adjunct professor in the family life department at Concordia University Ann Arbor.
Susan Keene (1969)Updated on Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Susan Keene (’69) retired after a career as a school teacher. She has been enjoying her time with her five granddaughters. She recently started working part-time for the Houston Astros.
Kurt J. Kolka (1984)Updated on Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Kurt authored a book called, "Bullying is No Laughing Matter," which features his comic strip character "The Cardinal," that he created for the CUAA Campus Voice newspaper 36 years ago. The book educates kids, teens, and also adults on taking a stand against bullying. Kurt is a staff writer at the Gaylord Herald Times and he and his wife Diane reside in Gaylord Michigan.
Linda Abrams (1970)Updated on Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Linda recently published her first book, "Properties From Our Father, Seeing the Hand of God in Real Estate Transactions." This book draws both mind and heart into an earthly journal that leads to custom-built mansions beyond Heaven’s gates; it is an “open house” to all who long for the perfect home and are desperate for a change of address. Linda lives in South Carolina with her husband Keith.
Cathy Pino (1986)Updated on Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Cathy received her Master of Divinity degree on May 18, 2014 when she graduated with honors in both Old Testament Studies and Historical Theology from United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. Cathy's concentration was in Leadership toward Racial Justice, and she hopes to go on to do further work in biblical studies, toward the goal of teaching at the college and seminary levels, and being in accompaniment with migrants and migrant communities in the struggle for just and humane treatment and protection of human rights.
Robin Paris (1967)Updated on Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Robin is a Gift Planning Counselor with the LCMS Foundation. After teaching children for many years, which she loved, she now teaches seniors how to bless their heirs, avoid unnecessary taxes, and give their very best gift to the Lutheran ministries they hold in their heart—in much greater ways than they ever imagined.
John Christopher Frame (2002)Updated on Tuesday, August 25, 2015
John furthered his education at Harvard University, earning at ThM in 2009. He is the author of a book published in 2013, “Homeless at Harvard,” about the summer he spent sharing life together with the homeless community of Harvard Square—the business district around Harvard University.
Jim Woelmer (1986) and Rachel (Hill) Woelmer (1988)Updated on Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Along with their 5 children, Jim and Rachel celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in July of 2013. They met at CUAA where Jim was enrolled in the pre-seminary program and Rachel in the elementary education program. They were both very active during their years at CUAA, including participating in the Boar’s Head Festival every December. Their first date was to homecoming in November of 1984. Currently, Jim serves as senior pastor at Faith Lutheran in Plan, Texas. Rachel is a part-time and substitute teacher at Faith as well, and is an organist, piano teacher, and volleyball coach. They are pleased with the merge of CUW and CUAA and are very happy that it will keep the campus alive and operating. The two schools were also merged within their family, as their son Joshua graduated from CUW in 2010, and their daughter Bethany is currently enrolled at CUW in the parish music program.
Rev. Daniel S. Barz (1974)Updated on Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Was ordained and installed as SMP pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Buchanan, MI. His brother Mark Barz (1976/78) of Crown of Life Lutheran Church in San Antonio was the preacher. Dan is continuing his SMP studies at CTS, Fort Wayne through 2015.
Sarah Fitzek (1989)Updated on Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Sarah has written, illustrated, and published a children’s book “The Mailman, a story about a little girl impatiently waiting for the mailman. Along with her writing, Sarah teaches first grade at Inland Lakes Elementary School.
Rev. Marcus P. Sims (1982)Updated on Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Is currently assisting the pastor of his home church, St. Philip’s Lutheran Church in Philadelphia, PA, where he also serves as the Sunday School Administrator.
Dr. Barbara Laughlin Adler (1987)Updated on Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Barbara has written “The Sound of Scripture,” a guide for parish lay readers, and it will soon be published by Lutheran University Press. The book is designed for lay readers who want to become more confident and effective in communicating the meaning of God’s Word clearly to listeners.
Emily Clark (2013)Updated on Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Emily works as a Graphic Design Coordinator for Harbor, Northwest Ohio’s largest mental health agency, designing brochures, flyers, ads and newsletters. She is also responsible for website maintenance, social media marketing, event planning, and other internal and external communications.
Rev. Dr. John Nunes (1985)Updated on Friday, October 21, 2016
On October 22, Rev. John Nunes, Ph.D., will be inaugurated as the ninth president of Concordia College, New York. The CUAA alumnus has enjoyed a vibrant career, most recently contributing his voice on the intersection of Christian values in public and professional life as the Jochum Professor and Chair at Valparaiso University. Prior to that, John used his gifts to work to end poverty, injustice, and human suffering worldwide as president and CEO of Lutheran World Relief, a $49 million global organization leading staff in 17 countries. Read some of John’s reflections on his alma mater in the latest Arbor Light magazine.