HS Seniors

Each year we celebrate our amazing High School students who are graduating. Find out below who they are and where they are headed next year.

Maia Ardoin (Ames HS)

What are your plans for next year?

I will be attending Iowa State in the Fall and will be majoring in Event Management.

How has being involved in Christ Community Church influenced your faith?

Growing up in our church, I've always been surrounded by Godly people who've set a good example for me.

What is your favorite memory of your time at Christ Community Church?

Going into my freshman year of HS we went to Kansas City for Challenge. Mark and Kari Henderson worked backstage and so Kara, Anna, and I got to meet Rend Collective and pray with them before they went out to perform.

Jamie Brenner (Gilbert HS)

What are your plans for next year?

I plan to play volleyball and study nursing at NIACC (North Iowa Area Community College).

How has being involved in Christ Community Church influenced your faith?

Christ Community has shown me what church is. It is not a building but the people in it. It has shown me how to serve for Christ.

What is your favorite memory of your time at Christ Community Church?

My favorite memory was going to Haiti. I loved being involved in missions and meeting new people.

Garrett Cooper (Ames HS)

What are your plans for next year?

I plan to go to DMACC and study Criminal Justice.

How has being involved in Christ Community Church influenced your faith?

Christ Community has given me people to look to in my walk with God.

What is your favorite memory of your time at Christ Community Church?

Winter Blast, my 8th grade year, was the most powerful trip I've been on.

Emily Duster (Gilbert HS)

What are your plans for next year?

Next year I'm going to Hawkeye Community College to study Occupational Therapy.

How has being involved in Christ Community Church influenced your faith?

The relationships I've had here at Christ Community have had a huge impact on my faith.

What is your favorite memory of your time at Christ Community Church?

My favorite memory is seeing the 8th grade girls get baptized!

Laura Emery (Ames HS)

What are your plans for next year?

I will be attending Iowa State in the Fall and will be majoring in Financial Counseling and Planning.

How has being involved in Christ Community Church influenced your faith?

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What is your favorite memory of your time at Christ Community Church?

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Kara Henderson (Ames HS)

What are your plans for next year?

Next year I will be working with horses and teaching riding lessons for beginners.

How has being involved in Christ Community Church influenced your faith?

Christ Community has influenced my faith by teaching me about God from 3rd grade up until now as I graduate.

What is your favorite memory of your time at Christ Community Church?

My favorite memory at Christ Community is growing up with the other Juniors and Seniors and going on trips together.

Kelsie Janney (Home School)

What are your plans for next year?

I will be attending DMACC (Des Moines Area Community College) to study Psychology.

How has being involved in Christ Community Church influenced your faith?

I've learned a lot about other religions and how to evangelize. I've learned a lot about the importance of prayer and daily scripture to get closer to Jesus.

What is your favorite memory of your time at Christ Community Church?

A favorite memory would be going to Challenge two summers ago. I learned a lot about the importance of serving and following Christ wherever He calls us.

Anna Napolitano (Ames HS)

What are your plans for next year?

This Fall I will be attending Iowa State University where I will be studying Graphic Design.

How has being involved in Christ Community Church influenced your faith?

Through Christ Community, I've been able to connect with a great group of friends and mentors. I've also had an amazing time on the worship team.

What is your favorite memory of your time at Christ Community Church?

Getting stuck in an elevator at Challenge.

Jordyn Overton (Ames HS)

What are your plans for next year?

Attend DMACC (Des Moines Area Community College) to study Nursing.

How has being involved in Christ Community Church influenced your faith?

Christ Community has shown me how to make my faith my own and how I can be a light to others around me.

What is your favorite memory of your time at Christ Community Church?

My favorite memory is going to Mexico last summer and getting to build a house, play with kids, and experience their culture.

Alyssa Romp (Ames HS)

What are your plans for next year?

This Fall I will begin to study Psychology and Criminal Justice at Iowa State University.

How has being involved in Christ Community Church influenced your faith?

My leaders have really shown me how to truly walk with Christ, and now that I'm a leader, I can do what Christ has called me to do by teaching others how to walk with Christ.

What is your favorite memory of your time at Christ Community Church?

Being baptized by Caleb White.

Justine Rosburg (Gilbert HS)

What are your plans for next year?

Attend South Dakota State University and study Human Biology.

How has being involved in Christ Community Church influenced your faith?

I've attended Christ Community since 2nd Grade, but I specifically remember a teaching from Caleb White in 7th Grade about loving the Lord with all your heart, soul, and mind. At the time I thought to myself, "No, I don't need God." But since then I've realized how important God is in my life. and that His plan is bigger and better than mine.

What is your favorite memory of your time at Christ Community Church?

My favorite memories at Christ Community would have to be in the Early Childhood wing leading worship. There's nothing better than singing and dancing to Hip Hop Happy Day with a bunch of 3 year olds.

Taylor Vannoy (Home School)

What are your plans for next year?

I plan to work in Ames for a year while I investigate options for school and vocational pursuits.

How has being involved in Christ Community Church influenced your faith?

I first learned about God and Christ at the AWANA youth program on Wednesday nights. I continued to learn more through Praise Puppet Ministry.

What is your favorite memory of your time at Christ Community Church?

Favorite memories all revolve around Praise Puppets, both practices and performances. I enjoyed animating my puppets and being a voice actor for the puppet team.

Ryan Weber (Ames HS)

What are your plans for next year?

I will study Music Education at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota.

How has being involved in Christ Community Church influenced your faith?

Showing me God's light through other people. And seeing the impact God has on our community and others (like Mexico) through us.

What is your favorite memory of your time at Christ Community Church?

Our mission trip to Mexico last Summer (2017).

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