To our Oakville Presbyterian Church
2020 high school and college graduates:
We salute you and congratulate
you on a job well done.
We wish you many successes
in your future endeavors.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Jeremiah 29:11

High School Graduates

Ian A. Cornwell

“When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.”

~ Psalm 91:15-16

Son of Andrew & Michelle Cornwell
Santiam Christian High School
Graduated May 30, 2020

Ian plans to attend Oregon State University and Linn Benton Community College with a major in Business.

Claira Anne Goracke

“In all your ways, acknowledge him and he shall direct your paths.”

~Proverbs 3:6

Daughter of David & Lisa Goracke
Granddaughter of Don & Maryanne Wirth
and Terry & Kay Goracke
Central Linn High School
Graduated June 6, 2020

Claira will be studying ag science and business at Eastern Oregon University in the fall.

Conner Mier

Son of Jason & Heather Mier
Grandson of Don & Patty Curtis
and Dave & Marci Mier
West Albany High School
Graduated TBA

Conner is currently attending Linn Benton Community College and is enrolled in the Automotive Repair program. He plans on dual enrolling at Oregon State University and hopes to play on the water-polo team.

Hunter Ollen Watkins

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own”

~Matthew 6:34

Son of Rex & Sherry Watkins
Grandson of Glenn & Carol Harrison
and John & Sue Watkins and Deanna Watkins
Crescent Valley High School
Graduated June 5, 2020

Hunter plans on going to LBCC to earn an associate’s degree in Heavy Equipment and Diesel Technology. 

Mason W. Wirth

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

~Joshua 1:9

Son of Telly & Amorita Wirth
Grandson of Dennis & Karen Wirth
and David & Alice Armstrong
Santiam Christian High School
Graduated May 30, 2020

He is attending Eastern Oregon University this fall majoring in crop soil science and minor in business administration. He is also playing baseball for the EOU Mounties.

In Loving Memory of

Nolan Henderson

Son of Justin & Margaret Henderson
Corvallis High School
February 2, 2002 – October 13, 2018

Patrick Lindsay

Son of Bobbie & Christie Lindsay
Central Linn High School
June 10, 2001 – February 18, 2020


College Graduates

James Luke Gerber

Son of Louis & Alice Gerber
University of Providence; Great Falls, Montana
Bachelor of Science in Legal & Paralegal; Magna Cum Laude
Graduated May 2, 2020

Mary Kathleen Harmon

“A friend loves at all times, And a brother is born for adversity.” ~Proverbs 17:17

Daughter of Paul & Katy Harmon
George Fox University
Bachelor of Computer Science, Business & English Interdisciplinary
Graduated May 2, 2020

Mary Kate’s plans after graduation is to find a writing job. Best case scenario would be that it would be one where I can work from home.

Jason Tai

“He is like a tree planted by water,
that sends out its roots by the stream,
and does not fear when heat comes,
for its leaves remain green,
and is not anxious in the year of drought,
for it does not cease to bear fruit.” ~Jeremiah 17:8

Grandson of David & Claudia Douglass
Oregon State University
Degree of Mathematics
Graduated June 13, 2020

Jason’s plans after graduation are to serve as a college ministry intern at Oregon State University.

Heidi Yeager

“But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.”

2 Chronicles 15:7

Daughter of John & Mary Carpenter
Linn Benton Community College
Associates Degree of Nursing
Graduated June 2020

Heidi plans to enroll in an online bachelors degree program while working. She has been applying to lots of different positions but is most interested in emergency and critical care. Her hope is to get into a new graduate residency program to start work.