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Charity (Burgess) Curnutt – Class of 1997

posted Nov 18, 2013, 6:12 PM by Faith Academy Alumni Coordinator   [ updated Nov 18, 2013, 6:18 PM ]

Hi everybody. Charity here!!!  I had so much fun reading your updates that I thought I should add one of my own.  I've been married to my husband, Eric, for 15 years!  We live in Yakima, Washington (apple capital of the world!!).  Now I know where those red apples we used to eat in the dorm came from!   Our house stays busy with the 4 kids

(Noah, 11; Carissa, 9; Micah, 8; and Josiah, 6.5), 2 dogs, 2 cats, and we can't forget the 2 red eared slider turtles!  We do live in the "Nutt-house".  Eric continues to teach in our local school district at the Jr. High - teaching math and computer essentials.  I stay home with the kids and we are going on our 2nd year of home schooling all of them. I'm also very involved in our church, spreading my time around between leading worship, being our women's ministry director, and sitting on our church council. Ministry keeps me going though and I find it extremely fulfilling!  

Jonathan Heppner - Class of 1992

posted Feb 17, 2013, 4:20 PM by Faith Academy Alumni Coordinator

After being away from the Philippines since October 2001, we made our way back on January 1, 2011, after being in Canada for 9 years pastoring, going to culinary school, running businesses and planting communities of faith in the marketplace. What keeps us busy now? Jonathan is working at Church of God Makati (a congregation with about 1200 members that was started in 1998 with his dad & several other pastors when we lived here from 1996-2001) as the Assistant Senior Pastor while his wife Tracey works at Gentle Hands, a child-caring agency in cubao for at-risk children, as their media & public relations and is actively involved in the photo industry in Manila. Both of their kids, Caleb in 9th grade and Rosie in 6th grade, attend FA and love the community there. Want to keep up with our crazy life? We are on Facebook at

Lisa (Carlson '90) and Alan Miller '90

posted Oct 23, 2012, 9:53 PM by Faith Academy Alumni Coordinator

We are now living very near the coast and have seen God’s hand in delivering us from a difficult living situation. Lisa still facilitates all schooling for the children, Skye (9) and Chase Ray (5) while maintaining our beach home and a photography business ( Alan has been blessed with a strong financial analyst and programming guru, near downtown San Diego and enjoys his view from the 12th floor. We’ve been sorting through old pictures to put in scrapbooks and truly are grateful for the time spent at Faith (we could be traveling sales people J) In a couple weeks, we will host former dorm parents at Faith (Nancy and David Carlson) for a time of decorating and refurbishing our new (rental) home. We always peak at the websites and updates as the experience of Faith has kept us smiling and we
                                                                                                                                     anticipate good news from fellow Faith folks.

Krista (Wiese) Caldwell – Class of 1997

posted Oct 10, 2012, 9:22 PM by Faith Academy Alumni Coordinator   [ updated Oct 10, 2012, 9:26 PM ]

I've been married 13 years and have been working along side my husband, Danny as church planters in Austria for the last 8 years. We have 3 children with us and 2 in Heaven. God has blessed us more than we deserve and are enjoying the journey He has allowed us to travel!  We will be state-side for a year while we report to our supporting churches and while we get certified to be Biblical Counselors thru N.A.N.C.


                                                                                                                  Danny & Krista (Wiese '97), Nathan, Micah, & Grace Caldwell

   Wiese Siblings summer 2012: (L-R) Danny & Krista (Wiese '97) Caldwell & 3 kids. Matt ('00) & Sherina & Titus Wiese. Zach ('02) & Jill Wiese & kids Anna, Erynn, & Benton Wiese.  Matt & Sherina are living on Long Island, NY working along side our parents (their Pastor) as Youth ministers. Zach & Jill live and work in Missouri and are active in their church.

Samuel Kim, '98 (Hung Soo Kim)

posted Nov 6, 2011, 6:39 PM by Faith Academy Alumni Coordinator   [ updated Nov 6, 2011, 7:26 PM by Deanna Nichols ]

After 6-7 years of work and 2 years of army service, we have just moved to Cambridge, Boston for my further studies in public administration at Harvard Kennedy School of Goverment, and possibly legal studies at Georgetown. My wife and I have been married for six years, with two children-one boy and a girl, and another one expecting this November. I would love to get in touch with anyone living nearby or through facebook. My phone number is 857-264-8795 and email

Andrew Hall, '90

posted Nov 6, 2011, 6:38 PM by Faith Academy Alumni Coordinator   [ updated Nov 6, 2011, 7:22 PM by Deanna Nichols ]

Andy Hall married Niekol on August 7, 2011 in Hawaii. 
His family sends greetings to Faith friends from their home in Bonney Lake, WA.

Andy's e-mail:

Bart Allen, Class of '93

posted Oct 23, 2011, 10:53 PM by Faith Academy Alumni Coordinator   [ updated Nov 6, 2011, 7:27 PM by Deanna Nichols ]

Bart and Emily Allen are missionaries in Papua New Guinea with New Tribes Mission.  The following is an excerpt from their most recent newsletter: 

Greetings from PNG!  We recently enjoyed getting together with all of our co-workers in this region as we met for our annual conference.

The day after conference ended was Bart’s birthday and one of his presents was a helicopter ride.  Okay, it wasn’t really a present but he did get to take a helicopter ride.  He and some other guys went into one of the tribal works for four days to help a family with a building project.  They were able to be a big blessing as helping with this project meant that the family could more quickly get back into full-time language study.

There are an incredible number of tribes that are still unreached with the Gospel but first a series of surveys need to be done in each of those places.  As a family we continue to investigate and evaluate several different options that the Lord has brought our way as possibilities for getting into a tribe.  Thank you for your prayers.

Bekah (Newell) Farber, '96

posted Sep 11, 2011, 6:10 PM by Faith Academy Alumni Coordinator   [ updated Nov 6, 2011, 7:27 PM by Deanna Nichols ]

Brian and Bekah (Newell) Farber, with Karis Elayne (2 years old).
We are now serving with OMF International in Thailand.  We will be in Lopburi (Central Thailand) as language and culture learners until next June, and then we will be involved in church planting, most likely in Central Thailand.

Ryan and Kara (Allen) Niclasen, '97

posted Sep 11, 2011, 5:49 PM by Faith Academy Alumni Coordinator   [ updated Nov 6, 2011, 7:36 PM by Deanna Nichols ]

Ryan and I live in Allanburg, Ontario, which is just 10 minutes outside of Niagara Falls.  Ryan has been installing counter tops for a few years now, and I have been able to stay at home to raise our three kids:  Noah, Selah and Andrew.  Noah is 5 and just starting Kindergarten at home.  Selah is 3 and enjoys joining in the school activities with her older brother.  Andrew is 18 months and quickly learning to be a "big kid".  And we are expecting our fourth child in December, another girl, which we are pretty excited about.
If you are ever in the Niagara area of Canada, please look us up.  We'd love to see old Faith friends again!

posted Sep 8, 2011, 9:40 PM by Faith Academy Alumni Coordinator   [ updated Jul 24, 2013, 3:21 AM ]

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