We love to spotlight our former students in our Alumni Spotlight, and today’s featured alum is Taylor (Keel) Kaschke.
Taylor (Keel) Kaschke
Years at Zion:
Kindergarten (2000) – 8th grade (2009)
Our fun Won by One choir concerts, especially the Broadway and Decades mashup pieces! Also, I’ll never forget when I accidentally auditioned for a solo in my eighth grade spring production by being silly after choir practice—thanks to Mrs. Baron and Mrs. Caringer for encouraging me to perform!
Recent Life Happenings
I just got married to my husband John, and I will be relocating to be with him as he finishes up school. I’m building my career in marketing and am also pursuing my MBA in management at SIUE, where I graduated undergrad with a B.A. in public relations and theatre and dance back in 2016. In my free time, I love performing, traveling, exercising and going to see musicals.
How did your time at ZLS influence you?
Zion gave me the foundation of my Christian faith through my grade school education, Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, excellent youth group opportunities and serving in the music ministry for Sunday worship, which I still do today. Because of Zion’s staff and mission, I know that I am loved by my Lord in heaven, which gives me freedom and assurance in my faith. I’m continually inspired by my faith community at Zion, and I’m grateful for the example of how to serve Jesus, others then yourself, which John and I will carry as we ground our new family in Christian love.
I’m so proud to see how much Zion has developed its ministry in the recent years! I’ve very proud to be serving this community.