During dinner we will be featuring several ALUMNI showcases, including: The Marvelous Wonderettes, Nathan Bond and Francesca Battistelli.
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Francesca Battistelli is an American Christian musician, singer-songwriter, recording artist from New York City, New York and CCS Grad. She is a GRAMMY® Award nominee and six time Dove Award winner.
Her music draws on the variety of styles that she has been influenced by, from jazz and rock to gospel and R&B, all held together by her soulful pop-tinged sensibilities and that rich, beautifully nuanced voice.
The Marvelous Wonderettes
Two 2014 CCS Grads
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Nathan Bond is co-owner and CEO at Rifle Paper Co., an international stationery and lifestyle brand based in Winter Park, Florida. Originally from Orlando, Nathan left college early to become a full-time musician and toured in a band for nearly five years before leaving to partner with his wife Anna to develop her growing stationery business.
Nathan’s role is key to cultivating business relationships, managing quality manufacturing, finances, and overseeing the operations of the company. He was recently named to Forbes magazine's 30 Under 30 list of young game game changers, movers and makers. Rifle Paper Co. has also received recognition for its success by ranking on the Inc. 500 list of the fastest privately owned companies in America.
2004 CCS Grad
The program will begin with Keynote Speaker, John Rivers followed by the narration of the Werner Story by Dave Theriault. After we’ll hear future visions from founders, Jim & Linda Werner with lots of fun of the final Live Auction of the evening.
»»» KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Restaurant entrepreneur and head chef of the award-winning 4 Rivers Smokehouse, John Rivers spent two decades traveling the country honing his taste and talent for BBQ. The Jacksonville native and Florida State University business grad ended a 20-year career in healthcare as president of a billion-dollar company to pursue a passion for helping children through his garage-based Barbecue Ministry — a bold switch fueled by faith and supported by family. With ten restaurant locations throughout Florida and plans for continued expansion, John has received national recognition, having cooked at the James Beard House in NYC and participated four consecutive years in the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival. Other renowned publications, including USA Today, Cooking Light, Food & Wine, and Paula Deen Magazine have also featured Rivers and the growing 4R brand. John’s latest restaurant concept, The COOP, has quickly become a neighborhood favorite, with its fresh take on Southern comfort foods. He recently published his first book, The Southern Cowboy Cookbook, serves on numerous charity and school boards, and lives in Winter Park, Florida with his wife and two children.
Dave will be narrating the Circle Story from its humble beginnings in the Werner home. Dave is the Event Production Manager at Ligonier Ministries. He has been married for 27 years and has two sons.
The Werner Story
»»» FUTURE VISION
As we begin the 30th anniversary of Circle School, we have reflected on all that GOD has done to build this incredible organization.
Circle’s growth over the last 30 years has been a direct result of parents who have said count me in, I want to use my gifts and passions for more than just my children.
We look forward to sharing the future vision of Circle Christian School.
Jim & Linda Werner
»»» LIVE AUCTION
Matt Clark is a Family Man, Creative Guru and Spiritual Misfit who lives through Communication, Connecting and Creating. He believes in the power of 1: one wife, one kid.
After all the talking and the laughing, it’s time to work off that food. Enjoy yourself on the dance floor with Tony Messina — professional DJ.
We trust that your evening has been filled with friends, stories and laughs. We look forward to serving another 30 years!
The Westin has designated a 15% OFF room rates for Circle 30th attendees. The concierge will be delighted to assist with whatever might enrich your stay in Lake Mary. Use the link below book your stay.
The Westin Lake Mary
2974 International Pkwy
Lake Mary, Florida