Class of 1986

Let your classmates know what you are doing. Complete an online alumnote questionnaire. With your permission we will add it to this Web site and include it in the Bluffton magazine. 

Julia Szabo
Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving 

Class notes


Attending May Day?

Diann Gorsuch, Wadsworth, Ohio; I am still teaching and raising my wonderful 14 year old boy. When I am not on a baseball field or basketball court with him, I try to do a broadway show with a local theater company or film in a movie with a local company. I try to enjoy everyday and take advantage of every opportunity I run across.
Janeen bertsche Johnson:

I am in my 21st year as campus pastor at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Ind. I also serve as director of alumni relations and the creation care coordinator at the seminary, and I teach the orientation class, Mennonite polity class, and a faith and environment course about water. I recently served as co-editor of a book, "Rooted and Grounded: Essays on Land and Christian Discipleship" (Pickwick Publications 2016). My husband and I have two children who are also alumni of Bluffton University: Hannah (2015 graduate) and Aaron (class of 2017), and we attend concerts at Bluffton between one and three times a month.

Outside of work and family, I sing with a professional choir, St. Joseph Valley Camerata, and serve in various roles at Eighth Street Mennonite Church, Central District Conference, and Mennonite Church USA. Barry and I hope to visit state #49 this summer to celebrate our 30th anniversary.