Mike Hecht ’04 is Global Sales Marketing Director at CWP Technologies,a Scott-Fetzer/Berkshire Hathaway Company in Cleveland. Mike earned a bachelor of arts in Business Management and was inducted into the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society.
Nathan Williams ’11 is an underwriter for Allstate Insurance in Canton. He is also a team and leadership trainer at Coyote Training and Leadership where he designs and facilitates experiences to promote organizational, and individual health. Williams is a facilitator and trainer at The Summit USA providing training on the proper use and safety protocols for high and low ropes courses.
John Williams ’82, of Wycliffe Bible Translators and SIL International, along with his wife Judy, has worked with the people of Ayutla Mixtec,(Guerrero, Mexico) for the past 9 years. On March 18, 2017, the people celebrated the publication of the New Testament in their heart language and the Williams helped to organize the celebration. SIL personnel and various speakers of the language have worked toward this goal since 1960. Audio players of the recording of the New Testament were also distributed. The Ayutla area is one of the most monolingual places in all of Mexico, Mixtec and very little if any Spanish spoken among the people living in the mountains. John and Judy worked together with the Tezoatlan (Oaxaca) Mixtec people for 22 years, and the publication of that New Testament was celebrated in 2008.
The Reverend Father Lawrence McElrath ’13 was ordained to the Sacred Order of Priests at Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Hudson, Ohio on May 27, 2017. He graduated with a Master of Divinity/Ministry degree from Nashotah House, an Anglo-Catholic seminary in Nashotah, Wisconsin. Lawrence and his wife, Megan (McAbee) ’13 live in Akron.
Brian Shoop ’80, head baseball coach at the University of Alabama (UAB), earned his 1,000th win on April 21 when UAB’s posted a 14-9 victory over Louisiana Tech. Shoop became just the 80th coach in Division I history to attain this mark. In his years as UAB, the baseball program has become one of the most successful on both the regional and national level. Shoop was the 2016 national recipient of the Jerry Kindall Character in Coaching Award, presented annually by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. “Simply put, as great as Shoop is as a baseball coach,” said Auburn head coach Butch Thompson, he’s a better man.” Thompson pitched and coached for Shoop at Birmingham-Southern College. Shoop and his wife, Brenda (Yoh) ’80, reside in Birmingham and have five children: Scott, Emily, Hannah, and twins Sarah and Jesse. Read more.