Friends and family gathered today at Christ Church of Flagstaff to celebrate the life of Christopher Phillip Burchett, 22, who died March 21, 2007.

His MySpace page describes Mr. Burchett as a faithful Christian who loved playing his guitar, exploring the outdoors, and “making a positive difference” in people’s lives. An elementary education major, he was last enrolled at NAU during the fall 2006 term.

Burchett, who lived in Flagstaff, is survived by his parents, Clifford Dougherty and Theresa Dougherty, both of Milton, Wash., as well as an extended family and many friends.

His parents have asked that condolences be expressed on their son’s MySpace web site.