New Members 4/7/24

New Members

Sherman & Kyle Steele met in Wichita and were married in 2012. Sherman was born in Scott City and raised in Ulysses. He graduated from K-State in 2008 with a degree in aviation technology and then moved to Dallas in 2011 to work for an engineering firm. He worked five years for Boeing and for the past three years has worked for Textron Aviation in Sales. Sherman enjoys outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, and sports. He also has his private pilot’s license and enjoys flying. Kyle was born and raised in Michigan and graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 2006 with a degree in elementary education. She has been a school teacher for 16 years and currently teaches 1st grade at Colwich Elementary. Kyle enjoys knitting, reading, and baking. The Steeles have four children. Twins Aidan & Brody (10) are in 4th grade at Garden Plain Elementary. They enjoy sports and outdoor activities. Luke (7) is in 2nd grade and loves sports and helping his uncle and aunt with harvest on their farm. Paige (4) goes to TAAG Kids Learning Center in Goddard. She likes sports, dolls, and trying to keep up with her big brothers. The Steeles are members of the small group led by Paul Herrington.

Teressa Cook and her grandsons were baptized at Northside in January. She’s a disabled veteran and became familiar with Northside when a crew of teens painted her house during Wichita WorkCamp last year. Rose Shady was the crew leader, and Teressa and Rose became good friends after that. Teressa was born in Guam when her dad was stationed there with the Air Force. She grew up in Wichita until she was 13, then moved to Hearst, Texas. After high school, Teressa moved to Detroit and joined the Michigan National Guard. Six months later, she enlisted in the Air Force. Teressa was stationed in Wichita four years, Shemya, Alaska, for one year, Okinawa, Japan, for three years, and Vandenburg Air Force Base in California for 1.5 years. She left the Air Force in 1995 and          continued living in Southern California until 2001, when she moved back to Wichita to provide care for her mother. Teressa enjoys painting and has won art contests at the Veterans’ Administration. At one time she had considered going to art school. Teressa’s three grandsons have lived with her since September. Juni Diaz (14) is in 8th grade at Curtis Middle School. He enjoys studying the history of weapons, reading the Bible, tinkering with things, and politics. Julius Diaz (12) is in 7th grade. He likes sports, roller skating, yardwork, and video games. Jhonny Diaz, pronounced like Joanie, (10) is in 4th grade at Caldwell Elementary School. He likes roller skating, trees, nature, drawing, and tinkering. Teressa says all three boys love people and love being a part of the Northside family. She also wants to thank Rose for all her help and friendship.