Congratulations to Nathan Karlik!

Nathan Karlik is graduating from Elkhart Christian Academy on May 26, 2017, where he has attended since March 2015. 

He played soccer, played trumpet in the jazz band, had a role in the school play, handled the sound system for chapels, worked as a teacher's aid, and was chosen to be captain of his Math Bowl team. 

One of his favorite high school memories is from his debut home soccer game. Within 5 minutes of walking on the field he received a yellow card.  He was so new to the game that he had to ask the ref if he had to leave the field. 

Nathan has also been active at First Baptist Church of Elkhart where he participates regularly in the sound tech booth and volunteers every Sunday as a small group leader for 1st -3rd grade boys in the children's department.  Nathan plans to enter the United States Air Force as an airborne linguist and departs for basic training on July 11, 2017.

His favorite verse is Romans 5:3, "Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance." 

Nathan, we are so proud of the godly character you have shown this year.  We are confident that God will use your diligent effort, kindness towards others, easygoing nature, good humor, and sincere love for Him to give you success in all of your next endeavors.
Love, Mom & Dad
— Brian & Stephanie Karlik, Elkhart Houseparents

Following graduation, Nathan plans to enter the United States Air Force as an airborne linguist and departs for basic training on July 11, 2017.