The Gene Chase Family Home Page

Gene Gene professes Mathematics and Computer Science at Messiah College.  
  Emily Emily has written several books, one on sexual abstinence before marriage, If I'm Suppose To Wait, Why Do I Have Hormones Now?, now available also in Spanish; one on being a friend, What Do I Say to a Friend Who's Gay?; one on devotionals for dating couples, You, Me and Who? 5 Minute Devotionals for You and Your Date; one on broken families; one on devotionals for woodworkers; and one on the incarnation of Christ. She has written articles including an award-winning humor piece, many devotionals for Secret Place and several chapters in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series.

Emily has been a panelist on Harrisburg, Penna., TV, on the topic of abstinence. She speaks to thousands of high schoolers and collegians every year. She has taught Bible, Anthropology, and Spanish II and III at Messiah College.

Tim, Prisca, and John Tim is a 1999 graduate in Computer Science from Messiah College, interested in graphics animation and programming for the blind & visually impaired. He is married to the former Elizabeth Connington. They live in Plano, Texas. Elizabeth earned her master's degree in library science, and works as a librarian. Tim works for Advantix Solutions in Richardson, Texas. Tim was home-schooled in 1992-1995, and was an exchange student in Costa Rica in 1995. Tim and Elizabeth
Prisca graduated in Mathematics from Messiah College in May 2003. She earned varsity letters in volleyball and track from Mechanicsburg Area High School and Ithaca High School. She holds the school record for women's triple jump at Ithaca High School, Ithaca, NY. She was third in District competitions in triple jump, Spring 1999. She reported on her project for her mathematics research course at Messiah College at a mathematics conference at Millersville University, Spring 2002. Her research has since appeared in the Journal of Recreational Mathematics.

In June 2003 she married Anthony DeRosa, a 2003 graduate of Messiah College in Engineering. Anthony's work in computer engineering is similar to the kind of work that he did for his senior honors project in Computer Science under Gene. Anthony and Prisca have one son, Josiah.

Prisca and Anthony at their wedding  
John is a mathematics teacher at Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville, MD. He is engaged to Kelly Joy Kennedy of Redding, CA. John designs web pages and juggles. He juggled for Hershey Park in the summers of 2003 and 2005. John has been designer and webmaster for several web sites: PFOX, Emily's & Prisca's home pages, Capital Area Pregnancy Center, and the youth pages of Bethel Grove Bible Church and of West Shore Evangelical Free Church. John helped to design the site for Leathers & Associates, an architechture firm in Lansing, NY, where he interned. Leathers & Associates designs playgrounds world-wide. John was home schooled in 1997-1998. John contributed design work to the web pages of CrossWalk.com, and of Messiah College faculty. John Chase's senior picture

 
 

Additonal Photos

Prisca at lathe

For fun, Prisca took a wood shop course for her senior year in high school in 1999. A cutting board, a music box, and a jewelry case were three of her beautiful projects.

John graduated from Mechanicsburg High School, June 2002, now over 4 inches taller than I.

John at Than's house

Summers are a great time to visit friends. "Ninja" John at his friend Than's house in Ithaca, NY, Summer 1999.

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