From the Archives
Thanks to help from our readers, we have identified 7 of the 10 alumni pictured here. In the front row, left to right: Steve Montgomery '94, Peter Lee '95, and Shawn Lepper '94. Bracing themselves against the walls, top to bottom: John Noonan '95, an unidentified alumnus, and Shawn Mumma '94. In the back row, left to right: Evan Gehman '95, an unidentified alumnus, Jonathan Hartzel '93, and an unidentified alumnus.
This is a picture of the Community Floor on the 1st floor of Miller in 1992-1993. I was a freshman living in the basement at the time. I know two names are Steve Montgomery and Evan Gehman.
—Kendric Bert '96
I went through junior high and high school in the same church youth group as Pete. He was in my older brother's class.
—Paul Dandrade '98
I didn't know Steve when he was a student here; I met him a few years ago working for a campus ministry organization. I believe that he did in fact fly airplanes and climb mountains. I'm not sure about being a plumber, and if I had to guess, I would say that he was certainly a prankster. I haven't spoken to him recently so, I'm not sure what he is up to now.
— Jay Bennett '05
I knew Steve Montgomery the best, as he was my cheerleading partner for a year. He and Sean were good friends and always up for some good clean fun which included many pranks. Of course, I would never divulge any of their secrets. I am fairly certain that they participated in the annual boxer run. . . not sure if that is still a tradition at Messiah these days. Usually occurred during the first semester finals week when it was very cold!
Steve was an avid hunter and a country boy at heart. Last I heard, he had married his Messiah sweetheart and moved south to work with Christian youth.
— Debra Suleiman '92