Diane was born in Goshen and raised in LaGrange County. After graduation she meet her husband Mark and celebrated 36 years of marriage in June. She has 2 beautiful children Karrin (Josh) Koontz and Miles (Amanda) Kritzman, 4 adorable grandchildren and another boy due to arrive October 4th.
Diane and Mark purchased Live Out Loud Health & Fitness Studio (L.O.L.) located in The Bubble, downtown Goshen. She is certified as a Group Fitness Instructor, but currently is focusing on the daily activities at the studio. She currently is serving her 10th year on the Elkhart County 4-H Fair Board. Diane joined the board as Director of Aerial Acts and is currently the Director of the First Impression contest along with Co-Director of Corporate Picnics. She also serves on the Fund Raising and Golf Committees. Diane is a member of Grace Community Church. Her faith is strong and as we are reminded in Philippians 4:6, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving present your requests to God” and Matthew 19:26 “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible”. Considering she is so far out of her comfort zone, these verses are most appropriate.
Diane would like to thank her husband, family and friends for their love and support. She would also like to thank Marc Anderson and the board of Still Dancing in Elkhart. It is an honor to be part of raising funds for such a worthwhile cause. Diane would also like to thank That’s Dancing Studio, and a BIG THANK YOU goes to her partner Jake for his time and patience. She knows it cannot be easy to teach someone who has never ballroom danced before to learn how to do the foxtrot. Thank You Jake! Diane would like to thank each of you for coming tonight to not only support all the dancers, but most of all The Samaritan Center for all the good they are doing in our community.
Still Dancing in Elkhart is in its 11th season raising funds to support The Samaritan Center in Elkhart. The Center was founded by the First Presbyterian Church of Elkhart in 1972. It is the founding Center for the Solihten Institute (FKA The Samaritan Institute) and a network of 44 other Centers around the country. Still Dancing in Elkhart started during the Great Recession in 2009. It has brought financial healing to the Center and subsequent growth in serving the community.
The Center’s mission is to be the expression of the love of God by helping people under stress. The Center provides high level, spiritually integrated, mental health counseling to people of all ages, whatever their faith background might be.
This event will provide fee assistance to help ensure access for those who could otherwise not afford services. The success of this event is directly responsible for the Center growth in size and ministry over the last 10 years. In 2019 we expect to work with over 500 individuals, couples, and families and almost a third of them will have some level of fee assistance to support counseling hours.
Thank you for helping us make a difference in the lives of our neighbors.
|Don Gunden||11/18/2019||$6,100.00||Kristian Stankiewicz||11/06/2019||$1,500.00||Hope you have a blast and enjoy the experience! God Bless||George Thomas||11/06/2019||$200.00||Steve Frauhiger||11/04/2019||$100.00||Derald & Cindy Bontrager||11/01/2019||$250.00||Courtney Blosser||11/01/2019||$300.00||Robert Zell||11/01/2019||$50.00||Proud of you, Diane!! Doc & Laura||Norman Stringer||11/01/2019||$1,000.00||Tom & Margaret Ellinger||11/01/2019||$100.00||Jason Teich||11/01/2019||$250.00||Ben & Andrea Meloche||11/01/2019||$500.00||Thank you for all you have done to support our community! Best wishes tonight!!!!||Anonymous Friend||11/01/2019||$500.00||Nick Donis||11/01/2019||$1,000.00||Diane: Good luck with the dancing and getting over the top of you fundraising goal||Ben Mausar||11/01/2019||$1,000.00||Good luck Diane!||Andy Nemeth||11/01/2019||$1,000.00||Mason and Erica Ogle||11/01/2019||$100.00||Marc & Michilah Grimes||11/01/2019||$250.00||Thank you for all you do for the community! Good luck tonight!!||Brant Campanaro||11/01/2019||$1,000.00||Shawn Kaylor||11/01/2019||$50.00||Miles Kritzman||11/01/2019||$150.00||Karen LeCount||11/01/2019||$500.00||Bob & Denise McAndrew||11/01/2019||$25.00||Reid Mellott||11/01/2019||$1,000.00||Gretchen Miller||11/01/2019||$50.00||Sam Reschly||11/01/2019||$500.00||Nancy Smith||11/01/2019||$17,000.00||Karen & David Smith||11/01/2019||$3,500.00||Stephanie Szymanowski||11/01/2019||$250.00||Ryan Thwaits||11/01/2019||$2,000.00||Steve Beyeler||11/01/2019||$500.00||Jen Buckholz||11/01/2019||$50.00||Mark & Diane Kritzman||11/01/2019||$10,100.00||Josh Ailes||11/01/2019||$21.00||Zach Rininger||10/31/2019||$250.00||Kevin and Heidi McArt||10/31/2019||$200.00||Good luck Diane!||Colin M Dechant||10/30/2019||$500.00||Gary Graham||10/30/2019||$1,000.00||Todd Cleveland||10/30/2019||$2,500.00||Welch Packaging Group||10/30/2019||$1,000.00||Anonymous Friend||10/30/2019||$2,500.00||Anonymous Friend||10/30/2019||$50.00||Best of Luck Diane! You'll do fine!!||RICK DEPAUW||10/30/2019||$500.00||Dance Dance Dance Good luck Rick & Kelley DePauw||Karl & Kelsie Miller||10/30/2019||$1,000.00||Doyle and Ann Stump||10/30/2019||$500.00||D. Gaeddert Real Estate LLC||10/30/2019||$2,000.00||Diane - Show them how it's done!||David & Kelly Ganz||10/29/2019||$200.00||Troy and Cherie Nusbaum||10/28/2019||$250.00||Thank you for your commitment to this great resource in our community!||Brian Hall||10/28/2019||$200.00||Lippert Components||10/28/2019||$1,000.00||Dance your heart out, Diane! Wishing you a successful event!||Anonymous Friend||10/26/2019||$100.00||We’re cheering for you, Diane!||Anonymous Friend||10/26/2019||$100.00||You are the best!||Tina Sharkey||10/25/2019||$100.00||Tim Graber||10/25/2019||$200.00||Good luck !!||Darrell & Janet Byers||10/25/2019||$200.00||Good Luck on your day!!! And thank you for all you and your family dose to help others!||Anonymous Friend||10/25/2019||$50.00||Good Luck Diane and Thank You for your commitment within the community and your faith walk.||April Klein||10/25/2019||$500.00||Good luck Diane! You are the definition of courage!!||Cathleen Hoogenboom||10/25/2019||$100.00||Good Luck Diane! Great cause. Tim & Cathy Hoogenboom||Karen LaCounte||10/25/2019||$200.00||Dan DUNLAP||10/25/2019||$100.00||Jamie Schnur||10/25/2019||$325.00||Happy to support such a great cause!!! good luck!||Dave & Rhonda Thwaits||10/24/2019||$200.00||Todd & Laura Martin||10/24/2019||$500.00||Millersburg Lumber||10/22/2019||$100.00||You will be awesome!!!||Brett Whitehead||10/22/2019||$200.00||Anthony Wollschlager||10/22/2019||$250.00||Anonymous Friend||10/22/2019||$75.00||Cheering you on and prayed that you will do wonderful!||Matt and Lanette Kritzman||10/22/2019||$100.00||Kelly Doberenz||10/22/2019||$100.00||Kenn & Laurie Lehman||10/21/2019||$100.00||Diane Kritzman||10/21/2019||$100.00||For Diane Kritzman||Jason Lippert||10/21/2019||$1,000.00||Anonymous Friend||10/21/2019||$50.00||Jeff Siegel||10/21/2019||$50.00||Randi Yoder||10/19/2019||$100.00||Kim Mumaw||10/19/2019||$40.00||Michael Neff||10/19/2019||$250.00||Charlie & Nancy Kline||10/17/2019||$500.00||Have fun and enjoy the evening!||Mike & Jodie Steele||10/17/2019||$150.00||Jeffrey Fratarcangeli||10/16/2019||$250.00||Ellen Hemminger||10/16/2019||$25.00||Anonymous Friend||10/16/2019||$250.00||Jeannine Schrock||10/16/2019||$1,000.00||Jane Hathaway||10/16/2019||$50.00||Rich Ward||10/15/2019||$250.00||Doug Wilson||10/14/2019||$750.00||Jana Foust||10/12/2019||$50.00||Rebecca Schwartzentruber||10/11/2019||$250.00||First State Bank||10/11/2019||$300.00||Kary Royer||10/10/2019||$250.00||Congratulations and best of luck Diane! Thank you for your contributions to the Samaritan Center and to our community. You are a blessing to all.||Anonymous Friend||10/10/2019||$100.00||Kelly and Karen Rose Charitable NE||10/10/2019||$1,000.00||Bobbi Croner||10/10/2019||$50.00||Tom Naquin Chevrolet, Inc.||10/10/2019||$300.00||Heidi Frick||10/09/2019||$500.00||Maple Lane Farm||10/09/2019||$100.00||Susan Ax||10/09/2019||$50.00||Josh Black||10/07/2019||$250.00||Richard Lavanture||10/07/2019||$500.00||Tim Miller||10/07/2019||$100.00||Monica and I wish you the best of luck!||Matt Carboneau||10/07/2019||$200.00||That is so awesome that you are doing this Diane! I am very proud of you for this great act of courage and your love for the beneficiaries of the Samaritan Center!||Tony Truex||10/07/2019||$1,000.00||Travel Star is rooting for you!||Kurt Hostetler||10/07/2019||$100.00||Michael Commee||10/07/2019||$350.00||Anonymous Friend||10/05/2019||$500.00||Thank you Diane for all your great support to our community. You and your family are wonderful people. Good luck and have fun||Andy & Emily Murray||10/04/2019||$250.00||Thank you for all you do in the community !!! Best of luck !||Anonymous Friend||09/25/2019||$100.00||Good Luck, Thanks for helping The Samaritan Center, you have a big heart :)|