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Alumnus of the Year - 2003

Bruce Fiol ’60

Bruce Fiol ’60 has been named Alumnus of the Year


The honor was given in recognition of his years of hard work and love for the Lord.


A missionary kid from India, Fiol attended Covenant after transferring from Wheaton College. There he met Judy Kesselring ’61, who later became his wife. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree. in anthropology in 1960, he attended Covenant Theological Seminary and was ordained as a PCA pastor. Fiol pastored at Faith Reformed Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, for two years before he and Judy returned to India. Bruce taught at the Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Dehra Dun and assisted local orphanages.


Bruce and his family returned to the States in 1983 to serve as the senior pastor of Marco Presbyterian Church in Marco Island, Florida, where he has faithfully served for more than twenty years. The Fiols have four children, all Covenant alumni: Andy Fiol ’93, Lisa (Fiol) Powers ’90, Tina (Fiol) Simpson ’85 and Londa (Fiol) Sneller ’87.



Six years ago, Marshall ’08 and Katherine Whitmire Teague ’06 thought they would spend the rest of their lives in Oregon. Today they live on Lookout Mountain, where they operate a sustainable farm called EdenThistle.

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