Outstanding Alumni Awards
Enjoy the Bio's of the Representatives of the Classes of 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010 and 2015
Michael Salley / Class of '90
Since graduating from Grace Baptist Academy in 1990, Michael attended UTC and graduated with a degree in Business Finance. He and Cristy were married in 1998 and have lived in East Ridge ever since. Michael is the president of two companies: WTS Media, a CD and DVD manufacturing company and Gig City Press, a custom t-shirt and apparel company.
Michael and Cristy’s TikTok famous son, Eli, graduated from Grace in 2019 and attends UTC. Abby graduates from Grace this year and Emmy is a Sophomore.
Michael says that his greatest success was helping to lead each his 3 children to Christ and then baptizing all of them in the summer of 2015. He states further that, “Grace has been a big part of our lives and we are grateful for the friendships we have developed with both the staff and fellow parents over the years as our children have attended the school.”
Chris Kellogg / Class of '95
After graduating from Grace in 1995, Chris immediately entered the workforce. There he found an aptitude in construction trades, particularly the flooring industry. In 2002, Chris married Shannon, the love of his life, and together started an independent sales and marketing company in the wood flooring industry. Through their company's development, Chris has been able to travel the world and help to facilitate and train salespeople and flooring distributors up and down the East Coast.
Chris enjoys spending time with Shannon and their two children Simon and Lauren as well as tackling various projects around their mini-homestead in Bradley County.
Chris and Shannon express their gratitude for the tremendous amount of time, effort, and energy that has been spent by both the teachers and administration in an effort to make in-person schooling possible for all of the Grace student body. "Your sacrifices and love for the entire student body speaks volumes about your Christian character; it is a shining example for every student."
Shane Frazier / Class of '00
Shane graduated from Grace in 2000. He went on to play baseball at Tennessee Wesleyan and studied Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing. Married in 2003, he and wife Arynne moved to New Orleans, LA. where Shane pursued a fishing guide business. Evacuating for Hurricane Katrina, they moved back to Chattanooga permanently. Arynne, 3 months pregnant at the time, told Shane he had to get a real job.
Shane and Arynne are the proud parents of three children; Ty (14), Brooks (12), and Gia (9). Shane is the President of Klear Digital, a marketing agency he co-founded in 2011. Away from work, you will find Shane spending time with family, on the boat fishing, or coaching baseball.
Rebecca Beers / Class of '05
After graduating from Grace in 2005, Rebecca attended David Lipscomb University where she graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. After internships that included the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL, and Walt Disney World in Orlando, Rebecca worked for several years in Mechanical Engineering. Her most recent position has been with World Financial Group.
Rebecca and husband, Ben, moved back to Cleveland at the beginning of this year. She says, “This is certainly a season of family in my life which has been wonderful. Being back, I am able to live around much of my family and we have recently started a family of our own. Ben and I had our first baby this past August - Josiah Samuel Beers. I am thoroughly enjoying being his mommy and I count it a huge blessing that I have the privilege of staying home and enjoying this precious time with him.”
Colby Jacocks / Class of '10
A 2010 alumnus of Grace, Colby attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He graduated from UTC with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. Colby currently works at Denso Manufacturing, Athens TN., in the Production Engineering department.
Colby and his wife Stephanie were married in 2018. They have a two-year-old girl named Hazel and Henry, their 2 month-old little boy..
Zach Dean/Class of '15
Zach graduated from Grace Academy in 2015. He then attended Covenant College where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical and Theological Studies. Zach is now pursuing a Master of Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. He also interns at Concord Presbyterian Church where he leads the youth group. His wife Jéssika is currently pursuing her doctorate degree, a Ph.d. in Physical Chemistry at Washington University in St. Louis.
Outstanding Alumni Awards
Enjoy the Bio's of the Representatives of the Classes of 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009 and 2014
Amy Smith / Class of '89
A proud member of Grace Academy’s first graduating class, Amy went on to earn her degree in Early Childhood Education. After a number of years teaching in the Grace Children’s Center, Amy moved into the business world and currently works as the operations manager of Eastgate Town Center. Amy can often be seen at school events cheering on her niece and nephew. Always active with the Alumni, Amy played a major role in 30-year reunion of the Class of ’89 this past July.
Mandy Moore Long / Class of '94
The first 1000 pt. scorer in Grace basketball history, Mandy went to Hiwassee College where she was an All-Conference and All-Region softball player. After transferring to Lee University, she pursued her education degree and continued her outstanding athletic career, finishing as the MVP her senior year. Mandy has taught in our Kindergarten for 20 years and coached, volleyball, basketball and softball at in both the Middle School and High School. She and her husband Mike have three children, Maggie (Class of ’18), senior Megan and sophomore Mason.
Lt. Col. Peter Euler / Class of '99
A former Golden Eagle basketball and soccer player, Col. Euler was a member of the United States Air Force Academy Class of 2003 where he graduated in the top 100 of his class of almost 1000 cadets while majoring in Electrical Engineering and minoring in both Russian and Math. Currently posted near Venice, Italy, Peter and his wife Laura have three boys and one girl.
Drew Daugherty / Class of '09
Another former Golden Eagle basketball and soccer player, Drew earned a degree in Social Studies from UTC. For the last five years he has taught History at East Ridge High School, where the words of former Grace history teacher Jerry Castleberry, “Do Right” are posted above his classroom doorway.
Drew and his wife Laura have one girl and three boys. Drew is also a football official for both the Southern Conference and the Ohio Valley Conference.
Jefferson Walker / Class of '09
A former Golden Eagle football player, Jefferson attended UTC after his graduation from Grace Academy. There he earned a degree in Early Childhood Education. After giving his life to Christ in October of 2012, he spent his final college years working at an urban youth sports camp,Kids Across America.
Since then, Jefferson has undertaken a mission and lifestyle to live out the Great Commission. He has had the opportunity to teach and train disciples on four overseas trips and has also ministered at West Tennessee State Penitentiary. Jefferson is currently the program director for a youth development organization called JIFF, that provides services for juvenile offenders in the Memphis area.
Noah Alonge / Class of '14
Noah graduated from Tennessee Tech with a degree in Health Sciences Biology in 2017, just three years after graduating from Grace. He went on to graduate from Chattanooga State with a degree as a Certified Surgical Tech, a skill he currently practices at CHI Memorial Hospital.
Noah has also pursued entrepreneurial interests as the founder, owner and bladesmith of Chattaknives, where he makes custom hunting and camping knives as well as kitchen cutlery.