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Alumni Spotlight: 1998 alumnus Tyler Ellis

Message from Ellis:

Hello, Columbia friends!

I went to Columbia from 1994 to 1998 and am the guy who
drew the “Praying Knight” that's now on your basketball
court. Columbia was extremely formative in my life and I
thank you! In fact, it was during chapel that I spoke publicly
for the first time as the Religious Activities Coordinator. 
Since then, I've been in ministry for 20 years and just gave
a TEDx Talk that was released on YouTube."


In November 2019 Ellis gave a TEDx Talk. An award-winning author, Ellis has been in ministry since 1999. Here is the TEDx Talk where Ellis offers a fresh idea about the human experience.


We want to hear from you. Please let us know what you are up to - a new job, the birth of a child, or the decision to buy your first home. Send your stories and updates to Alumna Christy Barrett at You can also contact the school at 503-252-8577. 



There are many ways to become involved as a 'Knight Alumni:
  • Volunteer: Serve as a class representative or join the Columbia Alumni Association.


  • Fundraise: Fundraising for Columbia helps the School support and educate its current students and underscores your appreciation for the special value of your Columbia education.


  • Attend Alumni Events: We appreciate your attendance at our events, which not only supports the school but also offers an opportunity to network with fellow alumni.


Please contact the Alumni Office with any questions or ideas about how to become involved. We look forward to hearing from you!

Please enjoy the video below as we celebrate the blessings of Columbia Christian for more than 70 years.

Alumni Office

Christy Barrett '92

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