Upcoming Reunions

Bethany hosts an annual reunion/homecoming on the fourth weekend in September (MCC Relief Sale weekend). The date for the next homecoming weekend is September 23, 2017, in which graduating classes ending in 2 and 7 are encouraged to meet during this weekend.

Reunion activities include:

  • Class meetings Saturday afternoon/evening at the school (see below)
  • Catered buffet dinner ($11) for adults starting at 5 p.m. (cash or check)
  • Supervised activities for children from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday with pizza meal ($5)
  • Class photos
  • Free admission for all alumni and families to home athletic events that weekend
  • Also, Michiana Mennonite Relief Sale on Friday and Saturday at Elkhart County Fairground

Contact information for reunions in 2017:


Class of Class reps  



  • Rachel Bixler Guedea: rupertito23@gmail.com
  • Grace Whitehead: rewgew@aol.com, 765-452-1130
  • Evelyn Yoder: Yoderbnb@aol.com, 574-370-3204



  • Carol Birky: carolbirky1520@comcast.net, 574-534-3527
  • Wayne Risser: werisser@fourway.net, 574-862-2832

Shirley Bontrager: sabontrager@juno.com




  • Max Beck: mmbeck@comcast.net
  • Gail Brumbaugh: gailb701@frontier.com



  • Anna Miller Beachy: anna.beachy@me.com, 574-221-1033
  • Gloria Steiner Hood: ghoodmft@gmail.com, 317-294-7693
1982 TBD  
1987 Judy Clemens Smucker: judy@judyclemens.com  



  • Laura Yoder Moshier: simonsmommy@gmail.com
  • Aaron Sawatsky-Kingsley: aaronkingsley@maplenet.net



  • Brooke Steury Clemmer: brookeclemmer@yahoo.com
  • Ben Hartman: claybottomfarm@gmail.com
  • Wendy Yoder Nice: kwnice@hotmail.com
2002 Sonia Oswald: soniajoswald@gmail.com  
2007 Trisha Handrich: trishadh@gmail.com  



  • Gina Gautsche Berkey: reginaberkey@gmail.com
  • Ben Hochstetler: bhochstetler@pulsepittsburgh.org
  • Anna Nafziger: annaknafziger@gmail.com
  • Jared Miller: jrodmiller@gmail.com

To arrange a reunion or for additional information, contact the alumni office at alumni@bethanycs.net.

The following classes have set up facebook or web pages (click on the year for a link): 1962, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1995, 1997, 2006.

Past Reunions

For information on past alumni weekends, including class photos, see the links at bottom of page:

The 8th annual alumni weekend was held Sept. 24, 2016.

More than 200 alumni, plus spouses, children, and some former faculty, attended the weekend, which included class reunions (for classes ending in 6 or 1), tours of the school, an evening banquet, and children’s activities. The farthest distance traveled was from Germany (Sandra Blosser '86). Other attendees came from 16 states and 1 Canadian province.

Quite a few double alum attended with the longest married being Marvin '56 and Mary Ellen '57 (Kaufman) Miller at 59 years! Marvin says, "My two years at Bethany (1954-56) were the two most influential years of my young life. The lasting friendships, the opportunities afforded me to discover, use and strengthen my talents and abilities were very influential in shaping me into the kind of person I became....one who believes that a life spent in service for Christ is most meaningful and most effective."

For class reunion photos click on the year: 1956, 1961, 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011.

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