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Thank you to all of the guests, alumni and volunteers who made Homecoming Weekend 2018 a success!  It was a wonderful weekend of fellowship and reminiscing.  


The BMS Class of 1968 was honored at the Faith Promise Banquet on Friday, October 5 and they enjoyed a brunch and school tour on Saturday, October 6.  They are pictured here (left to right): Ralph Hostetler, David Yoder, Edith (Spicher) Hartzler, Jim Yoder, Lois (Bender) Arnold, Mary Kauffman, Rita (Mast) Byler and Victor Yoder. 






The Class of 1963 had a wonderful time as they gathered for their 55th Class
Reunion during Homecoming Weekend!  Front (left to right): Del Glick, Marlin Yoder, James Byler, Ruth (Peachey) Emswiler, Betty Hostetler, Melissa (Yoder) Chidester, and Audrey (Hartzler) Eby. Back (left to right): Esther (Byler) Peachey, Rita (Mast) Kanagy, Bernardine (Swartzentruber) Schwartzentruber, Elaine (Peachey) Swartz, Jane (Metzler) Lehman, Alice (Kauffman) Miller, and Joyce (Hartzler) Kenepp.
Former and current teachers who attended the Teacher Reunion on Saturday, October 6 include (left to right), Miss Zelda Yoder, Mrs. Glenna Young, Mr. Gerald Yoder, Mrs. LaVerne (Zehr) Yoder, Mr. Del Glick, Miss Brittany Yoder, Dr. Michael Giglio, Mr. Leon Miller, Miss Brenda Kauffman, Mr. Bob Zook, Mrs. Ethel Zook, Mrs. Donna (Glenney) Bridge, Mrs. Sue Garner, Mrs. Tambra Peachey, Mrs. Amanda Yoder, Mrs. Beth Peachey, Mrs. Chris Baker and Mrs. Jessica Geissinger. 




Rev. Jonathan Yoder, BMS Class of 1970, was the keynote speaker for the upcoming Faith Promise Banquet on Friday, October 5 at 6:30 PM. Jonathan’s message will focused on the perseverance required in Christian Education.

Jonathan received a Bachelor of Science from Philadelphia Biblical University and a Master of Divinity degree from Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon.  He and his wife, Susan, worked on a part-time basis at BMS from 1975-1977.  Jonathan was also pastoring at Barrville Mennonite Church, near Reedsville, during those days.  Then  in 1980 he began to preach at Mountain View Mennonite Chapel in Reedsville.  In 1986 the Yoder’s moved to Quakertown when Jonathan accepted the call to lead a church there until 1998.  Following that, he and Susan lived in Georgia for two years when Jonathan worked as a hospital chaplain.  Since that time he has been serving Pinegrove Church in Bowmansville, PA as the senior pastor. Jonathan is also involved in volunteer work and Hospice care.  Jonathan and Susan reside in Denver, PA and are enjoying this stage of their life as they are very involved with their family and five grandchildren. 
The Alumnus of the Year award and the Young Alumnus of the Year award are given during Homecoming Weekend each year to deserving alumni who were voted for and nominated by Belleville Mennonite School alumni.  Their lives of service and/or professional accomplishments demonstrate service and leadership under the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
Alumni can vote for deserving recipients year round. Please email,, or call the school office, 717.935.2184, to make your nomination.