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Using his Talents to Glorify God

February 17, 2017
By Luke Breton Van Groll, Class of 2006

I attended and graduated from Cascade Christian Schools. As a student, I had the privilege of serving on the worship team at chapels. Some of my best memories were in those times of worship. Those moments had a substantial impact on my life. I would continue to lead and write worship after I graduated.

Two years ago my wife and I moved to Los Angeles to help plant a church in the Hollywood area. This last November we felt led to a church in the San Francisco area where we are currently the worship Pastors.

This last week I released a song called “Amazing Grace (Our God Is). Ephesians 2:8 says: "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—"

I took a song of faith from the 1700s (Amazing Grace)  and merged it with a song of faith I wrote in 2017.

This song is significant to me because I started writing it in Seattle, recorded most of it in LA and finished it in San Francisco.  It talks about the greatness of God and His grace. It has even greater personal significance to me because it represents God’s grace and faithfulness throughout these last 3 years as I was writing it. Hopefully this is sung in heaven.

October 2012

Dylan Rice, CCHS Class of 2008
Dylan graduated from the Basic Law Enforcement Academy at the state Criminal Justice Training Commission in Burien on Sept. 11 and is now training with the Puyallup Police Departmentt, using his "excellent leadership qualities" on the job


Jonathon Felczak, Class of 2010
This past January (2012), CCHS grad Jonathan Felczak (Class of 2010) attended and finished in the top of his class at the Wendelstedt Professional Umpire School (Ormond Beach, FL). In doing so , he received a rare recommendation to the Professional Baseball Umpire Corporation’s (PBUC) Evaluation Course. Jonathan’s efforts at the PBUC earned him his first assignment as a professional, in the Arizona Rookie League for the summer of 2012. During the off-season, Jonathan works as a Sales Associate for Whistle Workwear in Tacoma and Puyallup. As well, he is honing his umpiring skills by working with the local Western Washington Umpires Association. Jonathan anticipates a 2013 assignment to the Northwest League (Short-season Class “A” Ball), where he would be calling games close to home in Everett, Yakima or Spokane. PLAY BALL !!
August 2012


CCHS Varsity Baseball Players continue to play and give back...

March 2012

Tyler McClung, Class of 2001
Tyler graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Humanities and served in the Air Force as an officer for 5 1/2 years prior to opening his State Farm Agency, Tyler McClung State Farm in Edgewood, WA.

Jillian(Sanchez) Strayer, Class of 2002
Jillian and her husband Jason added to their family of 3, with the birth of daughter, Mila Marie. She was born on October 23, 2011. Jillian says, "Her big brother Jack (2) has welcomed her like a champ."

Jonathan Felczak, Class of 2010
Jonathan got a job as a minor league baseball as an umpire.