Alumni Mentor Program

BCHS Alumni looking for a way to make a difference in the lives of current students are encouraged to consider the BCHS Alumni Mentor Program. 

Launched in 2018, the BCHS Alumni Mentor Program forms collaborative relationships between BCHS alumni mentors and currently enrolled BCHS students. The mentors provide unique support based on their own skills, education and experience by offering insight into their given field of interest and by challenging and encouraging students to use their unique gifts to bring glory to God.

Mentors Should

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List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Tarilyn Crabtree

    Tarilyn Crabtree 

    Alumni Coordinator
  • Photo of Karen Dierks

    Karen Dierks 

    Vice President of Advancement

Alumni Mentors

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  • Jordan Burt (2007)


    “I believe that young people are often just one encouraging adult away from having the courage to strive for their full potential in faith and life. I want to help individual students understand the strengths and talents that they have been blessed with, and how to take those talents and glorify the Lord.”
  • Cody Verhoef (2010)


    “As a Ranch Manager at Grimmway Farms, I can help give direction to those who may be interested in agriculture and share what I learned from college. I am able to give insight into the agricultural field, specifically the farming side. We can take a trip out to the field to see some agricultural operations.”
  • Justine (Schoneveld) Peterson (2009)


    “I can help make the transition from high school to college to a career easier on someone else. I hope to bring an understanding and confidence to a journey that is not often laid out clearly. I offer wisdom and experience in regards to balancing school work, a collegiate level sport, a part-time job, and a social life in college, and I have five years of experience at Grimmway Farms: the journey from assistant to coordinator to manager and the different responsibilities within each role.”
  • Hadley deQuillettes (2015)


    "With 4 years experience working in the live entertainment industry, helping drive ticket sales and building promotions, I can offer my knowledge to students interested in pursuing a career in live entertainment and empower them with the necessary tools that will push them to engage and encourage one another in both a spiritual and professional way. With prayer, passion and perseverance, the possibilities are endless!"
  • Kaylea (Wigley) Hayslett (2010)

    Esthetician/Beauty Industry

    “Being a self-employed successful business owner, I am relatable and have knowledge and resources that I would love to share. If I can help just one young person find their passion, my heart would be happy. Young people are the best hope for the future so we need to help them grow and believe in themselves.”
  • Jon Wulfekuehler (2009)

    Graphic Design/Art

    "Anyone can be successful with the right guidance. Guidance is a blessing that I will always be thankful for and I want to inspire others to strive for success and to progress towards their dreams. I want to share my BCHS experience and my life after. Students will learn industry practices, how to choose a career in art and how to establish themselves as an artist in the world."
  • Tanya Al-Sheikh (2009)


    “If I had the opportunity to meet with someone in the legal field when I was in high school, I could have really benefited from picking their brain on what I should do (electives, majors, classes, etc.) to reach the end goal.”
  • Vinny Oddo (2009)


    “As a young attorney, I look forward to offering advice relating to prelaw, the law school application process, the law school experience, the realities of practicing law, and more.”
  • Molly Armstrong (2010)


    I can provide BCHS students with critical information regarding the medical field and the necessary steps to get there. [My mentor group has] full transparency into the profession and open forum discussion environment.”
  • Jessica Meninga (2012)


    “Making the transition from high school to a nursing major can be competitive and challenging. As a critical care nurse, I have had the opportunity to serve God by serving others through my career. Nursing is truly a work of the heart that gives you the opportunity to touch lives daily. I want to help encourage, guide and offer advice to those interested in nursing explore the profession and all it has to offer to help them be successful.”
  • Andie (Bauer) Kingsbury (2013) & Connor Kingsbury (2013)

    Mechanical & Civil Engineering

    We recently graduated from BCHS and know what the transition from high school to college is like. We want to help students understand what engineering is from a fresh young perspective and give advice on how they can start thinking about college choices and careers. Plus, we want to give back to the school that gave us so much!”
  • Jake Heath (2007)


    “I have used my education (master’s degree in Music & Worship from Liberty University) and my experience as the lead worship pastor at Valley Baptist Church to develop a successful worship leadership program there for students and I believe that BCHS students would benefit from it as well. I think that the success of a mentor program is built through availability, vulnerability and consistency and I look forward to establishing all three.”

  • Brennan La Mar (2007)


    “The journey toward and into occupational ministry is one of faithfulness and integrity. I believe my experiences from high school, to serving, then into ministry can serve as a guide and encouragement to students seeking to pursue their calling. My desire is to affirm what God has already placed in their hearts.”
  • Rachel (Taylor) Belden (2009)

    Women's Discipleship

    "I want this Bible study to be a refuge where young women can come to connect with God and each other. This will be a time where we not only study God’s word, but also develop relationships to better support and encourage each other."
  • Breanna (Wind) Westenbroek (2009)

    Women's Discipleship

    "The Women’s Discipleship Group seeks to encourage and equip young women of all grades at BCHS to love God, to know God, and to glorify God as individuals and in community."
  • Sarah (Hill) Eicher (2012)


    “This group is designed to explore the day to day challenges and joys of serving our Lord overseas. We will discuss real live people and their stories. As a group, we will discuss mission strategies and pray for unreached people groups, as well as the people who serve them. I had the fire to reach out to different cultures since high school and have traveled to various countries since then for long and short periods of time. Join me as we consider Christ through cross-cultural eyes and explore God’s heart for the unreached.”
  • Ashley Carroll (2009)

    Service Dog Training

    “I love sharing my experience of working with service dogs with others and hopefully can spark interest in students who might want to be puppy raisers. I look forward to telling them about all the opportunities in the service dog training world.”
  • Stacey (Butler) Blaylock (2007)

    Social Justice/Community Reform

    “As an educator, my job is mentoring. I love inspiring young men and women of God to find that spark and make a difference no matter where they find themselves in life. I have experience in trauma, medical social work, pediatric social work, legislative reform, community initiatives, non-profit event planning, therapy and advocacy. I had great mentors who believed in me at BCHS and want to build that relationship with students wishing to be mentored.”
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