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JD Burkholder

JD Burkholder, ’96

Posted on 11 January 2013 by vunruh

The Wichita Eagle

Featured business person: JD Burkholder

A sports fan, Burkholder said he’s preaching a “triangle offense” approach to agency clients.

“The first part is Web development – that’s the foundation piece,” he said. “The second is content marketing – blogging, e-mail, social marketing. The third is where we look at search engine optimization.”

Burkholder, 40, grew up in north Wichita, graduated from Heights High and then earned degrees in communications and the Bible from Grace University in Omaha. He worked for Harvest Communications here before returning to Omaha to work in community relations for the K-Love Christian music radio network.

“For those years, almost monthly I was at a venue with a Christian concert,” said Burkholder, whose mother was a choir director at their church for 40 years. “Those were good years.”

Burkholder returned to Wichita to work as manager of content and strategic positioning for Preferred Health Systems before its sale. For the past three years, he’s worked for AJR Media Group of Spring, Texas, which serves the tourism industry, while living in Derby.

Burkholder and his wife, Staci, have three children: a son, Lane, 8; and daughters Aliyah, 6, and Avery, 4.

“A lot of my time has really been spent investing in our kids – driving the girls to dance, taking my son to Cub Scouts,” he said. “And we love to bike as a family when the weather’s nice.”

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Allan Tschiegg

Allen Ray Tschiegg, ’52

Posted on 11 January 2013 by vunruh

Pastor Allan Ray Tschiegg went home to be with his Lord on Saturday evening, January 5, 2013, in Dallas, Oregon. He was born at home on the farm in Columbus Grove, Ohio on September 27, 1930 to Eldon and Grace (Lora) Tschiegg.

He worked on the farm and at Farmers Grain Co. in Bluffton, Ohio until he left for Grace Bible Institute in Omaha, Nebraska. There he met the love of his life, Adelia Marie Heinrichs. A year later they were married while he was attending Grace Seminary in Winona Lake, Indiana. During his seminary years he was pastor of Pleasant Valley Community Church, just south of Warsaw, Indiana. It was there that they started their family.

Obeying God’s call led him and the family to nine different churches in four states over the span of 56 years. He took short periods of sabbatical in farming, nursing home administration, and chaplaincy. Allan found great satisfaction in gardening, hunting and fishing with family and buddies from the churches he served.
He is survived by his wife of almost 60 years; daughter, Ruth (Martin) Voelker; sons, Ken (Becky) Tschiegg and Stan (Juli) Tschiegg; daughters, Lora (Wally) Lierman and Lois (Ron) Keen; 15 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren and 2 on the way; sister, Wanda (Wally) Geiger and brother, Gerald Tschiegg. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, David Tschiegg; an infant granddaughter, Elizabeth Ann; and a few unlucky buck deer.

The Memorial Service is planned for Tuesday, January 15th at 11:00AM at Emmanuel Bible Church, in Pratum (8512 Sunnyview Rd. NE, Salem, OR 97305).

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