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.

Online registration for 2017 Alumni Weekend now closed. Unregistered attenders may register at the event on Saturday, Sept. 23.

Reunion activities include:

  • Class gatherings 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 7:30 p.m. Saturday with pizza meal ($5)
  • Class photos
  • Free admission for all alumni and families to home athletic events that weekend:
    • 11 a.m. Volleyball hosts Lakeland
    • 7 p.m. Girls Soccer hosts Westview
  • Also, Michiana Mennonite Relief Sale on Friday and Saturday at Elkhart County Fairground

Contact information for reunions in 2017:

Class of Class reps Additional Information


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

PDF iconClass of 1957 Invitation


Carol Birky: carolbirky1520@comcast.net, 574-534-3527
Wayne Risser: werisser@fourway.net, 574-5960-0401
Gretchen Yoder: grammiyoder4@gmail.com, 574-533-2085

PDF iconClass of 1962 Invitation

Shirley Bontrager: sabontrager@juno.com

meeting at Das Dutchman Essenhaus


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

 Class of 72 Facebook group
PDF iconClass of 1972 Invitation


Anna Miller Beachy: annbeachy@hotmail.com , 574-221-1033
Gloria Steiner Hood: ghoodmft@gmail.com, 317-294-7693
Dave and Becky Schwartzentruber: dbschwartz79@frontier.com
Wes Bontreger: wescheryl@bontreger.com

RSVP to Anna by Sept. 7

Class of 77 facebook group


Stacy Krahn: sakrahn@yahoo.com
Jessica Lapp: jlapp500 @yahoo.com

PDF iconClass of 1982 Invitation

Judy Clemens Smucker: judy@judyclemens.com

Class of 87 facebook group
PDF iconClass of 1987 Invitation


Laura Yoder Moshier: simonsmommy@gmail.com
Aaron Sawatsky-Kingsley: aaronkingsley@maplenet.net
Michelle (Kaufman) Strite: mkstrite@hotmail.com

Class of 92 facebook group
PDF iconClass of 1992 Reunion Details


Brooke Steury Clemmer: brookeclemmer@yahoo.com
Ben Hartman: claybottomfarm@gmail.com
Wendy Yoder Nice: kwnice@hotmail.com

Class of 97 facebook group
PDF iconClass of 1997 Invitation


Sonia Oswald: soniajoswald@gmail.com

Class of 2002 facebook group
PDF iconClass of 2002 Invitation


Trisha Handrich: trishadh@gmail.com

PDF iconClass of 2007 Invitation


Gina Gautsche Berkey: reginaberkey@gmail.com
Ben Hochstetler
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, 1972, 1977, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1997, 2002, 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.