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Servant Leadership

Servant Leadership

Class of 2005

Tara Brady Thompson
William and I married on July 16, 2005. Then, we spent a week in Jamaica for our honeymoon. Now, we are living in Buena Vista, GA. I am teaching Spanish at Tri-County High School. I am also the assistant cheerleading coach there. I really enjoyed being married and teaching. William is VERY supportive, and my kids WANT to learn. I am truly blessed.

Erin Cawthorne
Erin is currently on staff with Young Life in North Carolina.

Melissa Chaney
I graduated from Columbus State with my Masters of Business Administration in August of 2006 and have been working at Our House, a campus of the Methodist Home for Children and Youth as their Director of Marketing and Fund Development since June of 2006. I enjoy what I do and look forward to making a difference everyday.

Loryn Edmonds
Loryn is currently working at Cascade Hills Church as the Women's Leader in High School Student Ministry.

Alisha Herrington
Alisha is currently working at TSYS.

Thomas Hill
Thomas is currenly the manager of Habitat for Humanity's Renovation Station.

Cathleen Kirkland Heider
I am currently teaching 2nd and 3rd grades at North Columbus Elementary School. This is my 5th year teaching. In 2005, I graduated from CSU. I continued my education by getting a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership in 2006 and a Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership in 2007. During my 1st year teaching I was named "Muscogee County 1st year Teacher of the Year." I am currently in Muscogee County's Aspiring Leadership Program. I married my best friend, Ryan Heider, in June 2008. We also bought a house the same year and built a pool that we love to spend time in. We have 2 puppies, Frank and Sammie, that keep us very busy. When I am not teaching, I love to spend time with my family and friends, take pictures, travel, and scrapbook.

Ben Thigpen
I am currently working at the Columbus Bank & Trust Uptown Center as a Credit Associate, and I'm training to be a Commercial Underwriter. I will be getting married on March 4th to Miss Carley Wood of Columbus, GA. I just bought a house, which was built in 1950, a few months ago, so I have been spending much of my time sanding, painting, planting, etc. I also became an uncle 10 weeks ago, and I was ordained as a Deacon of my church on my birthday two weeks ago! I'm very excited about what God is doing in my life!

Alumni: Email Kelli Parker to give us your information! kparker@pilink.org