George Ward attended LCA for nine years and graduated in 2008. He attended Centre College for his undergraduate degree and then went on to attend George Tech, where he earned a Ph.D. in organic chemistry. He is a pharmaceutical scientist at the Federal Department of Agriculture and recently celebrated his one-year work anniversary. He and his wife, Jen, live in Derwood, Maryland. They have two children, Molly (2 years) and welcomed Tobias in September.
It was a special moment for LCA alum, Allie (Gullett) Strandmark ('08) when work and LCA collided! Allie is the Creative Director for eCampus.com and designed the logo for the inaugural eCampus.com Bowl, which will be held on Saturday, September 2, 2023. We are so excited about this event and love that an alum played such an important part in the marketing process. Read more about the event here.
Former Belmont University men's golfer and LCA alum, Evan Davis ('17) was named to the Ohio Valley Conference 75th Anniversary Men's Golf Team, the league office announced. Davis, who lettered for the Bruins from 2017-2022, was one of the top golfers in Belmont history. He was a two-time NCAA Regional Participant, a two-time OVC Golfer of the Year, and won the league's individual title in 2021. In addition, he was a three time All-OVC performer, earned four individual titles, posted the lowest scoring average in school history (70.2 in 2020-21), and ranks second in the Division I era in scoring average (71.9), top-10s (23), and top-20s (30).
While at LCA, Evan was ranked sixth in Kentucky for the 2017 class and was named All-Region after his junior and senior years. He helped LCA to the KHSAA 2015 State Championship and also won the 2016 Kentucky PGA Junior Tour Championship. Read More Here
For the third straight summer, UK Women's Golfer and LCA Alum, Laney Frye ('20) has punched her ticket to the U.S. Women’s Amateur. The Wildcat tied for first place at a qualifier at the Chagrin Vallen Country Club in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, on Thursday after recording a 4-under-par 68 to share medalist honors with Wake Forest’s Brooke Rivers. Read More Here
We’re so proud of our LCA alum, Mason King ('12), CEO of the local non-profit Jubilee Jobs of Lexington, a key part of Lexington's new Second Chances Program. The program was launched on June 27, 2023 and aims to set inmates up for successful futures when they get out of jail. Thanks for being an incredible leader and example of service, Mason! We love seeing our alumni actively making an impact in our community. Check out the news story here.
Matt Vogel attended LCA for six years and graduated in 2003. He went on to play soccer at the University of Kentucky for two years and then played at Transylvania for the remainder of his eligibility. He was named to two All-America teams while playing soccer at Transylvania and was the school's 2008 Male Athlete of the Year. Read More Here
Congrats to LCA alum Andre Green ('19) on his recent graduation Cum Laude from Central State University! Andre earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. Andre accepted a position with the Department of Juvenile Justice in Frankfort, Kentucky, and was accepted into graduate school at the University of Louisville. Read More Here
The Christianos Distinguished Alumni Award honors outstanding alumnus of LCA for a life that typifies a commitment to Christ in every area of their lives and someone who has contributed to their church, their community, or their profession. The award is named “Christianos” which, in Greek, means, “follower of Christ.” This year’s recipient is our very own Mr. Coleman Marshall, a proud 2006 alumnus of Lexington Christian Academy, and 6th-8th Grade Principal. Read More Here
Katie (Eden) Ferrier started at LCA in third grade and graduated in 2015. She then attended Georgetown College and majored in communications. She is currently a senior sales rep at Luxottica. She recently married Elliott Ferrier on March 25, 2023. Read More Here
Congratulations to LCA alum Maddie (Sjogren) Urbanek ('15) and her husband, Blake, on the arrival of their baby boy, Rhett, on March 31, 2023! Read more here.
Congratulations to LCA alum John Greer ('06) on being named the Men's Soccer Associate Head Coach at Asbury University. After graduation, he attended Asbury University for four years graduating in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in physical education and health education. He was also a four-year starter, senior captain, and All-NCCAA (National Christian College Athletics Association) Mid-East Region player for the Eagles. Greer competed in three straight Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championships, winning two out of three. Read More Here
Michael Kasten, MD was a “lifer” at LCA, where he attended for 15 years and graduated in 2004. He then attended the University of Kentucky from 2004-12 and earned Bachelor of Science and Medical Degrees. He did a surgery residency from 2012-17 in Columbus, Ohio and a cardiothoracic surgery fellowship in Indianapolis, Indiana from 2017-20. He briefly returned to Lexington from 2020-21 before joining Mercy Health Heart Institute in Cincinnati as a cardiothoracic surgeon. Read More Here
Madalyne Kinnett attended LCA for seven years and graduated in 2019. She is currently attending the University of Kentucky, where she is earning a dual degree in Merchandising, Textiles, and Apparel with Business Marketing and Sales Certificate. She is also getting ready to compete in the Miss Kentucky USA 2023 Pageant and is excited to represent Lexington! Read More Here
Congratulations to University of Kentucky Women's Golf and LCA alum Laney Frye ('20), along with her teammate Jensen Castle, on being invited to play in the 2023 Augusta National Women's Amateur, which will be held in Augusta, Georgia, March 29 - April 1. Read more here and watch the news story here.
Tyler (Brammell) Johnson attended LCA for three years and graduated in 1996. After graduation, he attended Kentucky Christian College and earned a degree in Youth and Family Ministry/Bible. He is currently a staff member at Southland Christian Church and continues to have strong ties to LCA. He serves on the LCA Board, and his wife Arianne, is an LCA elementary music teacher. They have two children, Emme (LCA Class of 2022) and Riley (LCA 8th grade). Read More Here
Nate Walls attended LCA for twelve years and graduated in 2000. After graduation, he went straight into the family business, Cockrell's Collision Repair. He has been there for 23 years and is now the owner. He and his wife, Whitney, have three children who attend LCA, Tatum (9th grade), Nathaniel (8th grade), and Austin (6th grade). Read More Here
University of Virginia football player and LCA alum, Xavier Brown ('22) sat down with Mitch Brown at Fox 56 to talk about his coat drive for Sunrise Children's Services and about his first season playing college football. Check out part one of the interview here and part two here.
Kelly Beth (Simmons) Karls attended LCA for ten years and graduated in 1996. After graduation, she attended Purdue University and earned a degree in business management. She is now a real estate agent. Kelly Beth and her husband, Eric, have three children, Ruby (15 years), June (13 years), and Evie (8 years). Read More Here
Ramsey (Easley) Watson attended LCA for seven years and graduated in 2005. After graduation, she attended Western Kentucky University, where she majored in psychology and political science. She is now an attorney with Hargrove Firm LLP. Ramsey has one daughter, Ellie Grace, who now attends preschool at LCA. Read More Here
Jessica Ziegler attended LCA for 10 years and graduated in 2020. She is currently attending Xavier University and pursuing a degree in chemistry. Read More Here
Shannon (Feck) Mathews was a “lifer” at LCA, attending from preschool until she graduated in 2000. She went on to attend the University of Kentucky and earned Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Accounting. Shannon is the Chief Operating Officer of Reality Health. She and her husband, Justin, have one child, Sebastian (2 years) and live in New Hope, Pennsylvania. Read More Here
Neale (Gilbert) Fiorito attended LCA from preschool until graduation making her an LCA “lifer.” She graduated in 2010 and went on to attend Eastern Kentucky University where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in English (Technical Writing) and a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Art (Graphic Design). She currently works in finance at UnitedMasters | Translation. She and her husband, Tyler, live in New York City. Read More Here
Emily (Schmidt) Riddle attended LCA for 15 years and graduated in 2006. She then attended the University of Kentucky and majored in art education. She is a decorator and owns The Amsden Coffee Shop + Mercantile in downtown Versailles, Kentucky. She and her husband, Alex, have a son, John Woodford, who is 3 years old. Read More Here
Sarah (Beard) Spivey attended LCA for 10 years and graduated in 2004. She went on to attend the University of Kentucky and the London School of Economics and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and a Master's of Science in Finance and Accounting. She currently works in finance for The Wendy's Company. She and her husband, Taylor, have two children, Sutton (6 years) and Davis (3 years), who attend LCA. Read More Here
Ashley (Camblin) Vallicott attended LCA for nine years and graduated in 2002. She went on to attend the University of Kentucky and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Community Communications & Leadership Development and a Master of Science Degree in Counseling Psychology at Palm Beach Atlantic University. She is currently a licensed mental health counselor and owner of Ancora Counseling. She and her husband, Jason, live in Orlando, Florida and are expecting their first child, due on December 28, 2022. Read More Here
Diana (Hoskins) Beville attended LCA for 13 years and graduated in 2002. She went on to attend the University of Louisville and earned a degree in Justice Administration. She is currently the Sponsorship Coordinator for C.A.R.E. Africa. She and her husband, Stephen, and two children, Kaitlyn (14 years old) and Charlotte (10 years old) live in Fisherville, Kentucky. Read More Here
Kerry Steinhofer attended LCA for 13 years and graduated in 2012. She went on to attend Asbury University, where she majored in journalism. She is currently the Coordinator for Development Communications at the University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing. She and her husband, Samuel Prathipati, reside in Pflugerville, Texas. Read More Here
LCA Alum, Gracie Elliott (Class of 2019), has been selected for the 2022 Maurice A. Clay Award, which recognizes the outstanding graduating senior in each academic college at the University of Kentucky. Gracie is being awarded this honor for the UK College of Arts and Sciences. Read More Here
Meredith Elliott only attended LCA for two years, but those two years had a profound impact on her life. She graduated in 2006 and then attended Eastern Kentucky University and Summit Salon Academy. She is currently a licensed cosmetologist at Afterglow Salon & Spa in Frankfort, Kentucky. Read More Here
Maria (Durick) Bennett attend LCA for 13 years and graduated in 2002. After graduation, she attended Georgetown College and Eastern Kentucky University and earned degrees in Elementary Education and Elementary Leadership. She is currently the Director of Technology for Scott County Schools. She and her husband, Mark, have one son, Graham, who is eight years old. Read More Here
Rachel Elam attended LCA for 12 years and graduated in 2014. She went on to earn a bachelor's degree in business with an emphasis in management from Georgetown College. She is currently a Licensed Service Assistant and Vice President of Marketing at Wealth Coach of Kentucky (dba Larry Botts & Associates), while being mentored to be a Financial Advisory in her family's firm. She is also a beekeeper with her own honey business called Provident Crossing Honey, LLC. Read More Here
Dawayna (Wash) Aulick attended LCA for six years and graduated in 1996. She went on to Asbury University and the University of Kentucky and earned a degree in business administration. She currently works at Aulick Chemical Solutions, Inc. She and her husband, Timothy, have four children: Kylee (age 20); Ashlyn (age 18); Kennedy (age 17); and Colton (age 15). Read More Here
Good luck to LCA alum, Will Vernon (Class of 2021) and the North Central Football Team as they play for the Division III National Championship! The game will air tonight, December 17 at 7:00 p.m. on ESPNU.
LCA alum, Carter Hendricksen, will return to Lexington this Friday night as his North Florida team takes on the University of Kentucky at Rupp Arena. Read complete article here.
Jane Katherine (White) Jones attended LCA for 12 years and graduated in 2009. She went on to graduate from the University of Kentucky with a Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD) and is currently a pediatric dentist at Beaumont Kids Dentistry. She and her husband, Austin, have two-year-old twins, Ashlynn and Reed. Read More Here
Adam Huff attended LCA for 14 years and graduated in 2017. He attended Charleston Southern University and is currently attending the University of Kentucky, where he is pursuing a degree in business marketing. He is also an assistant coach for the LCA Boys and Girls Cross Country Teams. Read More Here
Taylor Stapleton attended LCA from kindergarten till he graduated in 2011. He went on to graduate from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration & Marketing and a Master's Degree in Sports Administration. He is currently the Senior Associate Athletics Director for Revenue Generation & Strategic Initiatives at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. Read More Here
Congratulations to University of South Carolina Upstate baseball player and LCA alum, Devin Buckner (Class of 2017) on being named the Player of the Week for the Big South Conference! The designated hitter batted .750 and helped the Spartans to a 4-0 record on the week.
Congratulations to Belmont University golfer and LCA alum, Evan Davis (Class of 2017) on being named the 2021 Ohio Valley Conference Golfer of the Year!
Mary (Dowdy) Beckerson (Class of 2010) has been published as a contributor in the scientific journal, Clinical Infectious Disease. The article, Trends in Prescribing of Antibiotics and Drugs Investigated for COVID-19 Treatment in U.S. Nursing Home Residents During the COVID-19 Pandemic appeared in the March 2021 issue.
Mary has been working for PharMerica for nearly three years and is responsible for data analysis, specifically with their associated long-term care facility customers. When Covid-19 hit, she was asked to provide data for a CDC study on the use of antibiotics and other drugs and how those uses changed because of the virus.
Congratulations to LCA Alum, Laney Frye, on being named the Southeastern Conference Co-Freshman of the Week following a standout performance at last weekend's Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic. Read the article here.
Frederick Rupp and John Stein were both LCA lifers (attended K-12) and graduated in 2015. We're excited that they have teamed up this season to come back to LCA and coach the school's 7th grade basketball team. Read More Here
Mary Beth Steger attended LCA for 12 years and graduated in 2015. After high school, she attended the University of Kentucky, where she majored in Family and Consumer Sciences with a minor in Community Leadership Development. She currently works at Danville High School under the leadership of the Family Resource Coordinator as a Transitional Success Coordinator. Mary Beth, who was an LCA cheerleader, also started this year coaching the LCA Little Eagles Cheerleaders. Read More Here
Travis Branham attended LCA for 14 years and graduated in 2012. He went on to attend the University of Kentucky where he graduated with a degree in kinesiology. He is currently a national basketball recruiting analyst at 247 Sports. Travis recently caught up with Brian Ray and talked about his time at LCA, his wife Brooke, and what he's doing now. Read More Here
Brianna (Arnold) Clement and her brother, Sam Arnold, were lifers at LCA. Brianna graduated from LCA in 2013 and Sam followed two years later. Both attended the University of Kentucky and have gone on to pursue careers in the military. Brian Ray recently spent some time talking to both of them along with their parents and Brianna's husband. Read More Here
Killian Rose was an "LCA lifer" (attended K-12) and graduated in 2010. After graduation, she attended Murray State University and majored in non-profit leadership with a minor in art. She is self-employed as a photographer and has traveled the world documenting stories, especially those of women who have escaped human trafficking. Read More Here
Alden Purdy Pinkham attended LCA for three years and graduated in 2002. She went on to attend the University of Virginia where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in English and Spanish in 2006 and a Master's Degree in English in 2007. She also recently graduated from Yale Law School! Read More Here
Andrew and Rachel Hoagland attended LCA from preschool till graduating in 2013. After graduation, Rachel attended Asbury University while Andrew attended the University of Kentucky. They loved the sense of community at LCA and said it was a place that continues to make them feel at home. They recently caught up with Brian Ray and talked about their time at LCA. Read More Here
Taylor Barnette graduated from LCA in 2012 and attended the University of Virginia for one year before transferring to Belmont University. He played basketball for both schools and graduated from Belmont with a degree in Corporate Communications with a minor in Christian Leadership. He recently took some time catching up with Brian Ray about his time at LCA and his current role with the University of Louisville Men's Basketball Program. Read More Here
Andrew Schacht attended Centre College after graduating from LCA in 2015, where he majored in economics and finance with a minor in politics. He is currently serving full-time in missions and just got back home to Lexington after being in Spain and Thailand for nine months. He recently spent some time catching up with Brian Ray and talked about his time at LCA and his future plans. Read More Here
Find out how painting and designing sets for LCA's musical productions set Hayden Gaines (Class of 2016) on the path to major in Interior Design with a minor in Theatre Emphasis on Scenic and Production Design at the University of Kentucky. She recently spent some time catching up with Brian Ray about her time at LCA and how it prepared her for her future career goals. Read More Here
Jimmy Van Epps may have only attended LCA for two years, but it left an impact on his life that continues today. Brian Ray recently caught up with Jimmy and talked more about his decision to attend LCA when he was in high school. It really is a story you don't want to miss! Read More Here
Hear from LCA alums, Sam and Maddie Duff, who met while attending LCA. Sam graduated in 2010 and Maddie in 2011. And they just celebrated their second wedding anniversary! Read More Here
Speaking about LCA, Kelsey (Ach) King, said, "LCA was one of the best gifts that my parents ever gave me!" She is married to Mason, who also went to LCA, but they only met when they attended ministry school in California! They currently live in Redding, California where Kelsey is an administrative assistant at Bethel Church. Read More Here
Lucas Witt attended LCA for eight years and graduated in 2010. He went on to attend the University of Kentucky where he earned a Master's in Business Administration. He recently sat down with Brian Ray to catch up and talk about his time at LCA, including his favorite memories and how LCA prepared him for college and beyond. Read More Here
Jenna Wooten Lee attended LCA from kindergarten - 12 grade and graduated in 2011. She and her husband, Trace, currently live in Tennessee, and Jenna is the Women's Campus Minister at Tennessee Tech's Collegeside Campus Ministry. Find out why she loved her time at LCA and why she feels it was important to attend the school. Read More Here
Kyle Rode attended LCA from 6th-12th grades and graduated in 2019. He is currently a freshman at Liberty University, where he plays basketball. Liberty won the ASUN Championship this year and was set to make its second straight NCAA Tournament appearance before the tournament was canceled due to COVID-19. Find out how LCA prepared Kyle for college and how he has dealt with the disappointment of his first college basketball season ending early. Read More Here