BCHS Alumni News Blog

Will Zander, ’08, to wed

Will Zander, BCHS Class of 2008, is engaged to Mary Kate Knorr, daughter of Tom and Marie, of Joliet, Illinois. They will be married a St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Church in Chicago on August 20, 2022.

Will has lived in Chicago for almost 4 years, working as a Special Agent with the FBI. Mary Kate formerly served as the Executive Director of Illinois Right to Life She is the Founder and Director of Feminae Vero, an organization whose vision is to serve, educate, and evangelize girls and women by sharing the truth about their reproductive health and how it connects to our Catholic faith.

Congratulations to the newly weds!

Julie (Hornbach) Funk, ’01, is new mom

Jack Funk was born in March 2022 weighing 6 lb, 12 oz. He joins siblings Max (8), Leo (6), and Chloe (5), writes his mom, Julie (Hornbach) Funk, BCHS Class of 2001.

James Brooks, ’03, is wed

Congratulations to James Brooks (class of 2003) and now living in Juneau, Alaska, who recently married Caitlyn Ellis of Riverton, Utah, in a private ceremony in Bermuda.

Boys Soccer Alumni Match: July 22

Calling all BCHS Alumni Boy’s Soccer players: Play soccer at BCHS once again at the boy’s soccer alumni match. This will be held on Friday, July 22, 2022, at 7 p.m. at the BCHS stadium.

Any former soccer player who represented the boys soccer team is welcome to attend for a fun night of soccer.

Questions? Contact head coach Michael Carney at mcarney@bishopchatard.org

Ethan Bremer, ’05, is new dad

Congratulations to Ethan Bremer, BCHS Class of 2005, and his wife Melissa as they welcomed their first child, Beckett William Bremer in May!

John Jansen, ’80, gives Indy 500 Memorial Keynote

John Jansen, BCHS Class of 1980, and a retired Marine lieutenant general, will be the keynote speaker at the American Legion 500 Festival Memorial Service on May 26, 2022 at the Indiana War Memorial, Indianapolis.

Retired Lt. Gen. John Jansen recently retired from the Marines as deputy commandant of programs and resources within headquarters in Washington, D.C. He graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in finance from the Kelley School of Business.

The free, public service will be 4 p.m. May 26 at the Indiana War.

From WISHTV.com

Girls Soccer Alumni Game: June 25

We welcome all former Lady Trojans and their families back to the BCHS Alumni Stadium on June 25, 2022, from 10 a.m. – Noon for the Girls Soccer Alumni Game.

Bring whatever you need to play and a side dish/drinks to enjoy after the game.

Cost is $20, which includes a t shirt and small donation to the girls’ soccer program.

RSVP and place a t-shirt order via our online form below. Please register by June 10.

RSVP & Order Form

Additional questions? Contact Coach Balch abalch@bishopchatard.org 219-707-0572

Class of 1971 Alums travel again

Sherri Otto McCleod and Nina M. Ray (both of the class of 1971) reconnected thanks to their 50th reunion in September 2021 and decided to go on a Viking River Cruise together on the Duoro River in April 2022. They were old traveling buddies in high school, and after not really being in touch for 50 years, they immensely enjoyed the traveling experience together again. They visited wineries, old castles and buildings and just relaxed and watched the views. They even got lost a time or two (especially in Lisbon) but did make it on time for mass in a lovely very old local church, as the country was preparing for Easter.