Anniversaries All Around
Sun., Jun. 12. 2005 9:44am EDT
ApologetiX bassist Keith Haynie and his wife, Krista, celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary on June 9. The Haynies have three children: Sam (13), Sarah (11), and Abby (9). In October this year, Keith will also celebrate his 10th anniversary as the bass player for ApologetiX, although he did fill in once three years earlier for a concert at his home church.
The Haynies' wedding anniversary was also the 15th anniversary of the first public performance together by ApologetiX co-founders J. Jackson and Karl Messner. Krista is Karl's sister, and although Karl had only known J. for several weeks at the time of the wedding, Karl suggested they play a song together at the wedding reception - a rendition of one of Keith's favorite songs, "Simple Man" by the Christian rock band White Cross. Before attending the wedding, J. had never met either Keith or Krista!
Congratulations also to ApologetiX drummer Bill "Moose" Rieger and his wife, Chris, who celebrated their 12th anniversary on June 5. Bill and Chris have three children: Jacob (10 later this month), Rebecca (8), and Rachel (5 1/2).
Since we're catching up, congratulations also to ApologetiX keyboardist Bill Hubauer and his wife, Bonnie, who celebrated their 16th anniversary on May 27. Bill and Bonnie have four children: Aaron (13), Nathan (10), Sarah (7), and Jonah (5).