The Walk Around the Christel House World Closing Ceremony
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The Walk Around the Christel House World Closing Ceremony

Over 550 registered participants came together to virtually walk around the Christel House World in support of the students around the globe. Indianapolis alumni Lexes and Cheri share the results of the virtual walk event.

2021 Contest and Matching Funds Challenge Winners

Week #1 Matching Funds Challenge sponsored by RJE

  • Individual Winner: Felice Campbell 
  • Team Winner: Chrysler Champion Dodge Jeep Ram Team 

Half-Way Point Challenge sponsored by Allegion 

Fundraising Winners: 

  • Individual Winner:  Fernando Falcon 
  • Team Winner: Christel House International Board Team 

 Mileage Winners: 

  • Individual Winner:  Olivier Chavy 
  • Team Winner:  RCI North America Team 

Final Challenge sponsored by Evelin and Gerhard Klemm 

Fundraising Winners: 

  • Individual Winner: Fernando Falcon 
  • Team Winner: Christel House International Board Team 

Mileage Winners: 

  • Individual Winner:  Chad Nay 
  • Team Winner: RCI North America 

Big Steps for Small Teams Challenge sponsored by Don Knebel 

  • Small Team that secures the most gifts Winner:  Hall of Fame Team (86 gifts) 
  • Small Team that logs the most miles Winner:  Hall of Fame Team (3,248) 

Step Up For Students Challenge Powered by TCC (for Christel House Indianapolis Staff and Alumni only) 

First 25 CH Indy staff and/or alumni to register for walk: 

Stephanie Alcauter, Erin Brown, Anne Dewey, Samantha Griffith, Carol Larson, Kelly Lenkay, Melissa Lotspeich, Jordyn Louise,    Becky Maiki, Madelyn Mays, Susan Obbagy, Alexis Pagano, Paige Pittman, Jenny Reynolds, Marika Rodrigues, Sean Schlebecker,     Morgan Shera, Keith Stewart, Summer Stone, Christina Summers-Wooley, Clark Wehmeier, Jaclyn Wehmeier, Sarah Weimer, Tracy Westerman, Justin Williams  

Top 4 staff/alumni who raise the most funds: 

  • 1st Place:  Anne Dewey ($3,075) 
  • 2nd Place: Cheri Walker-Owens ($1,323) 
  • 3rd Place:  Lexes Rubio ($1,223) 
  • 4th Place: Jenny Reynolds ($1,000) 

Top 4 staff/alumni who log the most miles: 

  • 1st Place: Tracy Westerman (623) 
  • 2nd Place: Jenny Reynolds (345) 
  • 3rd Place:  Morgan Shera (174) 
  • 4th Place:  Abigail Townsend (153)  

Weekly Contests sponsored by Grand Pacific Resorts 

Weeks 1 through 6 Winners

  • Judy Iannacchino, Ken Martin, Sean Schlebecker, Shannon Weldon, Anastasia Dawdy, Sarah Conroy, Teresa Casarez, Tracy Westerman, Ann Schneider, Jen Capron, Mary Fink, Rahul Razdan, Sean Schlebecker, Ken Martin  

Virtual Walk Winners: 


  • 1st Place:  Fernando Falcon ($12,605) 
  • 2nd Place:  Denny Ware ($8,510) 
  • 3rd Place:  Sharrie McIntosh ($7,300) 


  • 1st Place:  Chad Nay (1,531.6)
  • 2nd Place:  Olivier Chavy (1,505.9)
  • 3rd Place:  Jeremy Wesley (1,504.7) 


  • Top Fundraising Team: Christel House International Board of Directors Team ($53,790) 
  • Top Mileage Team:  RCI North America (7,661.9) 
  • Top Fundraising - Small Team:  Jan Barnes and Sandro Franchi ($20,000) 
  • Top Mileage – Small Team:  Hall of Fame Team (3,248.1) 

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