Tuesday, September 17, 2019
William Browning Newman ‘99 William worked with Mr. Journe, of F.P. Journe watches, to design a watch dial in partnership with Holland & Holland. By cutting the Damascus steel barrels of two guns, one from 1862 and the other from 1882, they introduced the Chronometre Holland & Holland watch. Check out this beautiful, limited run watch at hodinkee.com! Corey Veit ‘05 Corey...
Katie Thompson is an Upper School Spanish teacher at FCS, but this isn’t her first rodeo. She’s been in the education field for years, starting at the elementary level, and grew up surrounded by teachers. “My desire to teach all started when I was close to 5 years old when my sisters and I would pretend to play school together. My...
Nina Thompson ‘18 is just one of the extraordinary students at Fredericksburg Christian School. She’s a senior, preparing for college, and spends a good bit of her free time ministering to special needs children through the fun of soccer. “I have been attending FCS since freshman year and I instantly knew this school was different from the previous schools I’ve...
When thinking toward the future of Fredericksburg Christian School, we can’t help but think about the past. Our founders, Mr. Gary Foss and his late wife Andy, first started the school at First Christian Church in 1979. With a staff of only four teachers and thirty students, Mr. Foss served as a principal, bus driver, playground supervisor, secretary, and...
Mike Donehey ‘99 may be one of Fredericksburg Christian School’s most well-known alumni. As the frontman for the powerhouse band Tenth Avenue North, he’s been making headlines since college. Tenth Ave has won three Dove Awards, and been nominated for twice as many. Since the year 2000, they’ve been drawing hearts toward Jesus Christ through their beautiful lyrics and...
The Honor Team got its start back in 2001, just a few months after 9-11. That day, the student musicians that would become The Honor Team had the privilege of playing music for and speaking to several people who were present during the attacks that changed our country forever. Their stories were, in a word, life changing. It was...
Gabe Manry ‘18 is bright, charming, and possesses an eloquence and self-possession that belies his age. At just 17, he’s already lived all over the world as a military brat, and in fact lived in Australia before landing in Virginia, where he’s resided since elementary school. He started at FCS in the 2nd grade, and now is about to...
MARCH 4, 1961 – FEBRUARY 20, 2018 “WELL DONE, GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT.” TAUGHT, COACHED, SERVED, AND MINISTERED AT FCS FROM 1989 – 2007 From former students: “One of my favorite people on the planet. It’s surreal that he’s gone.” “Mr. Holmes was someone I could always confide in and he would always give me his honest opinion. He was just a genuine person...
I recently read a blog by a friend of mine, Dr. Barrett Mosbacher, who is the head of a large Christian school in Alabama. The blog was about the importance of exemplary academics in Christian schools, but it included a striking statement about the relationship between academic success and the other educational pieces we uniquely offer in a Christian...
Katherine Bignon ‘07 is an FCS graduate, and now a bridal designer based just outside of NYC. Her world appears, in a word, dreamy. She and her french husband and three bilingual children live in a beautiful vintage home on the outskirts of New York City, which is also the home base for her bridal design business.“I studied Intimate...

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