In recent years, the ECS Advancement team has begun a great new tradition which they call the "Almost" Alumni brunch! As the end of their senior year draws near, the soon to be graduates are treated to a special brunch hosted by the Advancement staff. This celebration serves to remind the seniors that they will soon become alumni and that ECS wants to continue to encourage them in the next phase of life.
Coach John Roelofs (who is in his 45th year at ECS!) opened with prayer. Then the class of 2017 feasted on a wide array of delicious brunch foods prepared by ECS staff. As they sat at the tables decorated with balloons and confetti, the seniors enjoyed their conversations knowing that their time together as a class is almost at an end. The brunch was concluded as Dr. Dan Peterson pointed to the wisdom of Ephesians 4:32, "Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you," urging the "Almost" Alumni of the class of 2017 to be tender and yet tenacious in the days and years to come.
Karen Jamison (ECS 1981), Alumni Relations, coordinated this great event. The Advancement team includes Sam Kelly (ECS 1995), Director; Cindy Garrison (ECS 1988), Advancement Assistant; John Roelofs, Director of Athletic Discipleship; Sarah Young, Marketing; and Carolyn Montfort, beloved by all at ECS.