The Pillar Press: June 2022
The Pillar Press: June 2022
Greetings from St. Paul! As you read this, it is HOT HOT in Tennessee! So grab a glass of iced tea or cold lemonade and enjoy all the news that we have compiled over the last few months.
We opened the school to our alumni community in April for an Alumni Open House and the Class of 2016 Reunion. The following week we had our first-ever All For St. Paul Giving Day, raising over $50,000 for the annual fund! If you haven’t had a chance to support the school, it’s not too late. Thursday, June 30 is the last day of our fiscal year, and we welcome your support at any level.
We are so excited to announce that we have fifty-three new alumni who graduated on May 26!

Welcome to the alumni network, St. Paul Christian Academy Class of 2022!

These young men and women will begin their next chapter in the coming months, and we are very proud to announce that 95% of them will be at their first-choice next-level school this fall. We can’t wait to see what their futures hold and wish them lots of success in fulfilling their dreams.
Speaking of success, scroll down to see what our Saints have been up to. You all have given us lots to celebrate, and updates are aplenty. (Please keep sending them our way!)
Lastly, be sure to check out our current open positions and pass them along to your network. St. Paul would be delighted to have some alumni parents or alumni added to our team!
Happy summer!
Amy Richardson
Director of Annual Fund and Alumni Relations

John Proctor '72
John is retired and manages several commercial real estate properties in Norman, Oklahoma. He and his wife, Lisa, have been married since 1987 and have one daughter, Caddie (31), who lives in Houston, Texas. He enjoys playing golf, hunting, fishing, and farming for wildlife.
Wendy Griffin Doyle '82
Wendy graduated from St. Cecilia Academy in 1989 and from the University of Kentucky in 1993. She teaches high school French at Covenant Day School in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Elizabeth Scruggs '82
Elizabeth attended St. Paul from kindergarten (Mrs. Toon's class) through 6th grade (Mr. Hewgley's class), and her headmasters were Mr. Paulk and Mr. Garrett. She currently owns and operates an award-winning design+build firm, Superior Construction and Design, since 2000 in Lebanon, Tennessee.
Jessica Crowell '94
Jessica received her B.A. from George Washington University, her M.A. from Fordham University, and her Ph.D. from Rutgers University. She is currently an Assistant Professor in Digital Media and Journalism at the State University of New York-New Paltz. She is an urban ethnographer working at the intersection of the gig economy, digital inequality, and information access in local communities.
Emily Crowell '99
Emily is the Assistant Executive Director of the TSSAA (Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Association). She graduated from Harpeth Hall School and then cum laude from Vanderbilt University in 2009 with a degree in History and Sociology. She received her Master's Degree in Sports Administration from Belmont University in 2011.
Nathan Anderson '03 
Nathan is a Nashville native working within the family business, Anderson Design Group. He has written multiple books for Anderson Design Group, including the award-winning Illustrated National Parks book series. He enjoys reading, rock climbing, and relaxing with his wife and three daughters in his free time.
Jenica Lamar '05
Jenica graduated from Carson Newman University with a B.S. in nursing and an M.S. at MTSU. She is currently a nurse practitioner in Maryville, Tennessee, married, and enjoys spending time with their puppy, Loretta.
Reagan Abernathy '09 
During Reagan's high school rifle career at Harpeth Hall, she was a two-time Junior Olympian, Tennessee State Champion in both Individual and Team, and an American Legion finalist. She graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2019, focusing on Environmental Sociology and minoring in Geography. She is currently the Assistant Rifle Coach at Harpeth Hall, and last school year led the Honey Bears to win first place (breaking the state record) and third place in teams in the 2022 Tennessee State Championship.
Jess Darnell '09
Jess graduated from Montgomery Bell Academy in 2015 and currently performs in plays in London, England. His upcoming performance is a new immersive experience presented by Layered Reality™, and Historic Royal Palaces called The Gunpowder Plot at Tower Vaults next to London Tower.
Gabe Mendoza '11
Gabe graduated from Montgomery Bell Academy in 2017 and Sewanee: The University of the South in 2021 with a B.S. in Biology with a minor in Spanish. He is currently working on his Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree from The Palmer Chiropractic College in Port Orange, Florida.
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Caroline Breen (SP ‘15) received the Andy Anderson award for outstanding Christian Character and Leadership in the student body in May 2021. This is the highest character award honor received, given to one member of each Brentwood Academy graduating class. Caroline currently attends Liberty University.

Stephen Richards (SP '03) was featured in nFocus Magazine about his very own Richards Bespoke clothiers:

Behind the Scenes With Stephen Richards

The bespoke clothier answers some precisely tailored questions.

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Alumni Open House

We had a wonderful time and beautiful weather while welcoming our alumni and families to campus to celebrate 50 years of St. Paul on the morning of Saturday, April 23!
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Class of 2016 Reunion

We celebrated our high school seniors as they prepare for graduation and beyond!
Browse and Download Photos from the Alumni Reunion

All for St. Paul Giving Day

On Tuesday, April 26, we kicked off our first-ever giving day, a 24-hour opportunity for our extended community of alumni, alumni parents, former faculty, grandparents, and special friends to show their Saints pride and support the St. Paul Annual Fund. We are rarely at a loss for words, but the success of the All For St. Paul Giving Day has rendered us almost speechless. We are so grateful for the 100 donors who contributed to the giving day. We exceeded our goal of $50,000, raising a total of $58,269 in 24 hours! The generous financial support of the St. Paul community allows us to end the school year from a place of financial strength.
If you haven’t had a chance to support St. Paul’s Annual Fund, it is not too late to give; June 30th is the last day of our fiscal year. The annual fund is critical to St. Paul’s success, and all gifts work together to make the student and faculty experience exceptional. Join us today!
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Employment Opportunities at St. Paul

Please consider sharing our employment opportunities with your network by visiting our employment page. Applications for substitute teaching and Beyond the Classroom after-school care leaders are always accepted, and we are currently looking for coaches for several sports and age groups. Please contact Athletic and After-School Programs Director Kevin Connelly for further details.

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