Graduates Honored this Sunday (06.07.15)

Education is a primary value at Old First, because we believe that it enriches people and their communities, and all our lives.


We will be honoring and sending off Trixie Steiner-Rose as she graduates from Philadelphia’s Central High School.
Trixie will be attending Temple University, with a President’s scholarship to the Temple Honors program in the Fall.

Congratulations to other graduates from the Old First community:

  • Barbara Gurley, graduated from New Life Bible Institute Missionary Training School. What new ministries will this lead to?
  • Dana Haberern,  BA Rutgers University, Theater Arts. Dana plans to head to NYC for an acting career.
  • Griffin Vernor Drutchas, Temple University Beasley School of Law, Intellectual Property + Cyberlaw: Trial Advocacy and Transactions. His next hurdle is studying for the bar exam this summer (and caring for a newborn).
  • Haeman Hong-Shin, Masters of Divinity from New York Theological Seminary. Haeman and Sunghye are relocated to NYC in just a few weeks as he pursues a Masters of Sacred Theology at Union Theological Seminary.
  • Lorena Haberern, BS Ursinus College BS Psychology, and BA German Language. Lorena will be spending the next year in Germany, near Bielefeld, as an au pair.
  • Marta Rose, Warren Wilson College, Master’s of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. Marta will continue teaching creative writing to undergraduate students at Philadelphia University.
  • Patrick Marcoux, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Master’s of Counseling Psychology. Patrick will begin a Ph.D. in counseling psych. at Western Michigan University.
  • Franklin Towne Charter School and will be attending Indiana University in Pennsylvania.

  • Phillip Gilchrist, Jr., graduated from
  • Sandra Collett, GED from Southern High School.
  • Shane Thompson, Temple University Beasley School of Law with a Juris Doctor degree.