Cedarville Alumnotes Summer 2021

alumnotes 1 Stacy (Towel) Morgan ’80 , known professionally as Emily Morgan, is host to the #1 grandparenting podcast according to the latest Feedspot numbers. The podcast, which began in March of 2019, is now in its fourth season. To learn more about the podcast, search “The Grand Life” on your favorite podcast streaming platform. Clayton ’81 and Angela (Bowers) Beck ’N82 have lived in Europe for more than 20 years and currently reside in Brussels. Clayton serves as Vice President of Finance covering Europe, the Middle East, and Asia/Pacific for a multinational company. Angela serves in women’s ministry at their local church. They are parents of three Cedarville University graduates: Austin ’12 , Audrey ’14 , and Ethan ’18. Ellen (Spencer) Ziegler ’85 earned her education doctorate from Liberty University in June 2020. While maintaining her job teaching students with special needs at a Cuyahoga Falls High School (Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio), Ellen is now working with doctoral candidates and students at Liberty University as a dissertation chair and online professor. Gwendolyn Good ’94 started a music ministry project, Sing the KJV, which sets the Bible to music. Currently, she has completed setting 24 books of the Bible to music, creating 33 hours of music and content to share. To learn more about her project, visit singthekjv.app. Bart ’97 and Emily (Weber) Allen ’99 are missionaries with Ethnos 360 working with the Amdu people, a remote tribe in Papua New Guinea. After years of learning the culture and unwritten language of this people group, teaching many of them to read and write and beginning to translate the Bible, they along with their teammates have been teaching chronologically through God’s Word leading up to Jesus. They are rejoicing in the ones who have heard God’s message of grace and are trusting in Christ alone for salvation!! Their focus now is on continued Bible translation and discipleship of the new believers while also continuing to share the Truth of God’s Word with others in the village. People from a neighboring language group have heard of what is happening in Amdu and they are asking for missionaries to come share God’s Word with them as well. Pray for more laborers to go to those who still have never heard the message of salvation! 2 Adam Nesmith ’19 is a Research Assistant for the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology in Waldorf, Maryland. In March 2021, he received a coin recognizing his work from Gen. Raymond, the highest ranking officer in the U.S. Space Force. He was reminded of a verse he memorized in one of his Cedarville engineering classes: “Do you see a man skillful in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men” (Prov. 22:29). He is excited to live out this Proverb less than two years from graduation. Send us your news! Deadlines are April 15 for the summer issue, August 15 for the fall issue, and December 15 for the spring issue. The editorial staff has full discretion regarding submissions. Submit your updates to Cedarville Magazine , Cedarville University, 251 N. Main St., Cedarville, OH 45314, or cedarville.edu/magazine . NEW ADDITIONS Laura (Castle) Gauntt ’06 and her husband, David, announce the birth of Hannah Lynn on February 11, 2021. She was welcomed home by Leah (6), Rebecca (2), and Daniel (4). The Gauntt family resides in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. 3 Betsy (Verwys) Taylor ’07 and her husband, Peter, were married in January of 2014. They welcomed Molly in March 2016, Gabriel in July 2018, and Tad in February 2021. They are raising their family in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Taylor family is active in their church and community, and Peter practices law. 4 Jeff ’12 and Laura (Thayer) Evans ’10 joyfully welcomed their daughter, Eliana Lynn, in December 2020. Eliana is adored by big brothers Josiah and Micah. Jeff works as the Vice President of Business and Institutional Relations for Jerusalem University College, and Laura adjuncts for Cedarville and runs a private music studio. 5 Andrew Held ’13 and wife Melissa were blessed with their first child, Ainsley Ruth, on May 22, 2020. 6 Jon ’14 and Sami (Imber) Moss ’15 announce the birth of their second child, Norah June, on January 3, 2021. She was excitedly welcomed by big brother Jefferson. The Mosses live outside of Cincinnati, Ohio, where Sami serves on staff at Rivers Crossing Community Church and Jon works for Navigator Truck Insurance. Joel ’14 and Abby (Butts) Israel ’15 welcomed their first child, Aidan Robert, on March 19, 2021. Benjamin ’17 and Jessica (Alderink) Keen ’16 are happy to announce the birth of their son, Mason Christopher, on January 4, 2021. 7 Robert Rhodes ’16 married Michelle Gammie on October 26, 2020. 8 Gregg Mendel ’19 and Analice Burd ’20 were married on August 8, 2020, at the Peter Allen House in Dauphin, Pennsylvania. Both Analice, studying occupational therapy, and Gregg, attending dental school, are graduate students at The Ohio State University. The Mendels reside in Columbus, Ohio. MARRIAGES NEWS Cedarville University | Summer 2021