Diane McElyea Benesh

Profile Updated: February 15, 2010
Diane McElyea
Residing In: N. Wilkesboro, NC
Spouse/Partner: Gary Benesh
Occupation: Home Day Care Provider
Children: Andy, born 1991
Yes! Attending Reunion

I didn't actually graduate from Milligan in '79 - lack of funds - but would have if I had finished school. I have still yet to get my degree! (As soon as I decide what I want to be when I grow up!)
Gary and I got married in '78. After he finished graduate school at Emmanuel he was called to pastor a small Brethren church in NC. We have been here now for 27 years. He still pastors the same church, but also teaches 7th grade and, until this year, has coached Cross Country and Track.
After having my son, I opened a home day care and have been doing that since then (about 18 years). I love it because it allowed me to be home with my son.
We also fostered three teenagers - Fernando, DJ and Austin who are still very much a part of our family.