Alumni Connections – May 2013

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Eric(’92) & Charlene (’98) Currie


On May 1, Eric joined the leadership team of Houghton College as Vice President for Enrollment Management. He previously served as the Director of Enrollment/Student Services for Asbury Seminary, Orlando. “I am passionate about engaging others in what they desire to do; and the Enrollment Office is the best place for these types of conversations,” said Eric in Houghton’s press release. Charlene holds a Master of Theological Studies degree and has served in the United Methodist Church for seven years. They have three children: Adebe (6), Jerusalem (3) and Jacob (2).

Kirk (’03) & Karen Williams


Congratulations to Kirk and Karen on the birth of their daughter, Makayla Eva. Weighing 8 pounds 8 ounces, Makayla was born on April 12, 2013. She has two older brothers, named Jadon (9) and Noah (4). Kirk works for Bell Aliant as an Enterprise Service Desk agent. Karen works for Horizon Health Network as a Medical Laboratory Technologist. The family resides in Dutch Valley, just outside of Sussex, New Brunswick.

Jason (’11) & Ashley (’12) Edwards


Congratulations to Jason and Ashley on the birth of their first child, a baby girl. Weighing 7 lbs. 11 ounces and measuring 18.5 inches long, Raya was born March 29, 2013. The family lives in Home, Pennsylvania, where Jason works for a natural gas company and Ashley is a stay-at-home mom. This summer they will be helping with a church plant nearby.

Samara Grant (’12)


During her school break, Samara traveled to Guatemala with Campus Crusade for Christ. The team helped to build a soccer field and poured cement floors in a village. Everywhere they went they played with the children, teaching them some English and Math, but mostly showing them God’s love. Since graduating from Kingswood, Samara has been studying at the University of Maine at Presque Isle under the articulation agreement between the two universities and will receive her second degree this May, a Bachelor of Liberal Studies, with a major in Elementary Education. In June she will return to Guatemala for six months, where she will be teaching for the first three months and then work with the church the last three months of her stay.


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