Spring Arbor University

Alumni Office Staff

The Spring Arbor University Alumni Office exists to encourage, equip, and empower our graduates.  Stay connected, share your story and support the future of SAU.

Steve Castle ’05, ’12

“I joined the alumni office staff in 2014 as the coordinator of alumni relations, and in 2016 transitioned into the role of director. Prior to moving into the alumni office, I worked at SAU as a resident director for the Ogle Villages and Parks Drive apartments, and also served as an adjunct faculty member teaching Core 100 and 200, in addition to leading cross-cultural trips to Uganda and Zambia.

I completed my bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at SAU in 2005 and 2012, respectively. Between finishing my undergraduate studies in 2005 and returning to work at SAU in 2009, I worked for two years as an elementary school teacher and two years as a Rural Education Peace Corps Volunteer in Zambia, Africa. My wife Heather (Metzger ’05) Castle is also an SAU graduate and currently serves as the Pastor of Senior Teen Ministries at Spring Arbor Free Methodist Church.

Spring Arbor University is a place that transformed me in numerous ways and I consider it an honor to now partner with students and alumni to continue impacting the lives of the next generation.”

Bekah (Barr ’13) Zraik

“In June of 2016, I joined the advancement team as the office coordinator for alumni relations. I primarily assist with administrative duties, event planning and investing in the overall vision of the future of the alumni office. I completed my bachelor’s degree at SAU in 2013, studying Clinical Sociology with a concentration in Community Development. After graduating I worked in management for Family Video and worked at a store in Glasgow, Kentucky for just over a year. My husband, Aaron Zraik ’14 is an alumnus and works as the music director at the Hub, a non-profit teen center in Jackson. We are excited to be back, living, serving and investing in the Spring Arbor and Jackson area!”

For alumni assistance, contact our office via email at alumni@arbor.edu or call 877.ALUMARBOR.