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 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 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 Additional Information

1957

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

 

1962

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

 
1967

Shirley Bontrager: sabontrager@juno.com

 

1972

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

 

1977

Anna Miller Beachy: anna.beachy@me.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

Class of 77 facebook group

1982

Stacy Krahn: sakrahn@yahoo.com

 
1987

Judy Clemens Smucker: judy@judyclemens.com

Class of 87 facebook group

1992

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

 

1997

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

Class of 97 facebook group

2002

Sonia Oswald: soniajoswald@gmail.com

 
2007

Trisha Handrich: trishadh@gmail.com

 

2012

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, 1977, 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.