Jason – 1995 Graceland Christian School Alumnus

My wife, Wendy, and I met on Eharmony in 2003. We have two beautiful children. We live on five acres outside Tulsa, Oklahoma. We raise chickens (both meat and eggs), turkeys and pigs. I also have a woodshop where I can make almost anything. I recently added a CNC router. I hope to add a laser in the near future.

Alumni, If you need something made, I’d love to help you. You can reach me at jasonthebeeman@gmail.com.

Richie – 2002 Graceland Christian School Alumnus

Richie went on to graduate from Purdue University where he studied Mechanical Engineering. He and his wife Makenzie live in Texas with their three beautiful children.

Shelby – 2009 Alumna

Shelby married Benjamin in 2019.  She completed her graduate degree from Indiana Wesleyan University in Business Administration. She is celebrating recently getting hired at Norton Healthcare as a Coordinator after applying for many years. She also just bought her dream horse and is happy to say he is all she imagined and more. In response to her life update she told us the “Lord is good!” We couldn’t be happier for you Shelby! 

Hillary – 2012 Alumna

Thank you for sharing a picture of your beautiful family Hillary!

Rachel – 2015 Alumna

I went to the University of Louisville to get my bachelor’s degree in biology and a minor in global public health. During my senior year there, I was accepted to the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Through my training, I found that my passion was for family medicine, as I can treat both children and adults. I matched at Eastern Virginia Medical School’s family medicine residency program in Norfolk and I will be there for the next three years as a resident doctor. I am thankful to God for the education I have received over many years and for calling me to be a physician to help others.

Courtney – 2015 Alumna

After graduating CAI, I attended Ball State University for four years where I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality and Food Management with a Minor in Marketing. After college, I immediately started working in the hotel industry doing sales and events. Most recently, I worked as the Area Director of Catering and Conventions for Indianapolis’ second largest conference center hotel.  

After living in Indianapolis for five years, my husband, Anthony, and I decided to move back to the Kentuckiana area. We recently moved to Louisville, KY where I am working as the Senior Event Manager at the Louisville Marriott Downtown. At this job I execute all different types of events, from large expos to fundraising galas to corporate meetings. 

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with Anthony and our two dogs, Kate and Lily. I also enjoy playing tennis at my local racquet club as well as sand volleyball during the summer months.

Lilly – 2018 Alumna

I earned my master’s degree in social work from the University of Louisville in the winter of 2023. Currently, I serve as a Mental Health Counselor in both elementary and middle school settings. Committed to addressing the unique challenges faced by students in a rural area with limited access to services, I passionately advocate for my clients and their family’s mental well-being. My goal is to leverage my skills and passion to enhance mental health support for students to help them thrive mentally and emotionally. Through my role, I’ve implemented programs connecting families with vital resources such as free dental care, new beds and complimentary mental health therapy services. I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to meet students where they are and empower them to get where they want to be.

Madelyn and Levi – 2019 Alumni

Christian Academy School System | Christian Academy of Indiana | Alumni Stories | MadelynMy name is Madelyn Hamby. I graduated from Anderson University with a degree in Management and a concentration in entrepreneurship. I started my baking business back in 2015 selling cake pops to friends and family. After graduating college in December of 2022, I went full time selling cakes, cupcakes, cake pops and cookies to people all over the Kentuckiana area. I hope to one day open my own shop selling tea and cakes to all my amazing customers. I thank God for giving me the talents, courage and work to keep my business going strong. Check out MJ’s Treats at mjstreats.shop!

Levi and I graduated in 2019, we became friends in middle school at CAI.

Kristen – 2021 Alumna

Since graduating in 2021 from Christain Academy of Indiana a lot has happened! I started college and I am double majoring in Elementary Education and Special Education. I am graduating is May 2025 so I am super close to being a teacher of some kind! I am also about to get married to a CAI alumnus Jackson Akers! I am so excited to start our life together! The last thing I will say is CAI helped me prepare for the world I entered. They showed me how God can work in mysterious ways. CAI really helped me as a Christian to grow into who I am today. Since leaving CAI I still attend and serve at church! I am so blessed beyond words! I am super thankful for those who got me to where I am today! I am so excited to see what the next chapter in my life has in store, maybe I will even teach at CAI and inspire students! Thank you and Blessings to you and your families!

Caleb – 2023 Alumnus

Caleb received a full ride scholarship to IU for the new Baccaluarete/Doctor of Medicine Degree Scholarship Program upon graduating at CAI.

He says, “I plan to go into orthopedics, namely orthopedic surgery.  This is a passion of mine as I suffered an injury requiring an orthopedic surgeon. She changed my life for the better and I desire to help and minister to those who suffer similar injuries. Something I loved about CAI: Each teacher and faculty member loves CAI students. Along with this, they desire to see growth in students as friends, mentors, leaders and ultimately Christians. CAI’s dedication to teaching truth through scripture has prepared me for my college experience. CAI’s mission statement is carried out through its amazing faculty. I have made lasting relationships with several teachers and administration members. As an alumnus and a lifer, I could not have asked for a more loving faculty!”