ROBERT HELSEL says attending SPC "was a highlight of my life." A teacher of industrial arts and mathematics in Oklahoma, Kansas and Oregon for 34 years, he is now retired and lives in Cottage Grove, Oregon. He enjoys singing in a barbershop quartet called "Fore-over-Par," which performs in rest homes, schools and other community locations. Robert and his wife, Beulah, have four children.
HENRY LITTLEJOHN recently received a contract from the Islamic Texts Society of Cambridge, England. They have accepted his manuscript of an annotated translation from Arabic into English of al-Ghazali's Book of Patience and Thankfulness. This book is the second book of the Fourth Quarter of al-Ghazali's The Revival of the Sciences of Religion, a massive effort to set forth Islamic faith and practice in one work. From 1953 to 1969, Henry and his wife, Dorothy, served with the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon under the Worldwide Mission Board of the Presbyterian Church (USA). Henry was an adjunct professor at Seattle Pacific from 1960-1964 and 1989-1992, teaching courses in the fields of Islamics, mission history and modern Middle Eastern history.
BEV SHADBOLT BRANDT shares the good news of her sister Shirley's remarkable recovery following a serious accident in early January 1999. After extensive hospitalization and rehabilitation during this past year, SHIRLEY SHADBOLT CAMPBELL '57 is deeply grateful to God, to the Falconettes and to other SPU alums whose prayers helped "so very much." A music major and accompanist for the Victory Quartet at SPC, Shirley has served many years as a church musician. She is gradually regaining her ability to walk and enjoying her piano once again. Getting back on the organ is the next challenge. "Thanks be to God," says Bev.
JUDI STEWART FORTUNE is now the vice president for academic affairs at Simpson College in Redding, California.
LYNN HOLZWARTH teaches first grade at Lakeside Christian School in Mobridge, South Dakota, where she lives. She retired in 1992 from teaching in the Edmonds, Washington, School District. After her retirement, she spent time traveling with her parents and working part-time in fast food and grocery produce.
LYN HIGBEE LINDER heads her own interior design firm: Linder Design Group. After completing her MBA in 1984, she went on to get her accreditation with the American Society of Interior Designers. She specializes in residential and commercial projects. Lyn and her husband, Ron, live in Anacortes, Washington, and celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary this past August. The couple has two college-aged daughters.
DOUGLAS KROON is in his 14th year of teaching in Moreno Valley, California. Previously a "mentor teacher," he now teaches kindergarten. In 1988, Doug received his master of arts degree from the University of California-Riverside (UCR), and in the spring of 1999 completed work toward an educational administration credential. He has now embarked on Ph.D. studies at UCR. "In my spare time, I enjoy gardening and remodeling our 1920s bungalow," he writes. "Each year, I travel back to Seattle and Whidbey Island to keep in touch with my roots."
GARRY MORGAN has accepted a position as assistant professor of cross-cultural ministries at Northwestern College in St. Paul, Minnesota. Previously, he spent 16 years in ministry in East Africa.
GREG ASIMAKOUPOULOS, who serves as director of creative communications for The Chapel of the Air Ministries in Wheaton, Illinois, has written a book called Jesus, the People's Choice. Published by Mainstay Church Resources, the book examines eight qualities in the life of the Son of God that attracted the masses to him. Jesus, the People's Choice is being used as a resource in the nationwide evangelism initiative called Celebrate Jesus 2000.
DARREL MONTZINGO was invited by the International Olympic Committee to represent the U.S. in the Disabled Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, this past summer. One of six members of the U.S. team, he won a silver medal in the javelin, a silver medal in the discus and a bronze medal in the shot put. A dwarf, Darrel teaches physical education at Roosevelt High School in Seattle.
PATRICIA CARVER MCRAE received the 1998 Avis Johnson Advocacy Award from the San Diego Hunger Coalition. She was recognized for her contributions toward fighting hunger and poverty in the inner city through her ministry as pastor of Chollas View United Methodist Church in San Diego.
ERIK NUTLEY, a lieutenant colonel with the U.S. Air Force, has taken command of the 62nd Operations Support Squadron at McChord Air Force Base in Tacoma, Washington. In charge of more than 200 people, Erik heads a squadron that performs weather and intelligence gathering world-wide. One of SPU's 1999 President's Citation winners, MATT COOPER, has been assigned to Erik's command.
MYRIAM ARNAERT-HERRON has left Brussels, Belgium, to move back to the U.S. In September, she married Conrad Herron, whom she met 32 years ago at Capernwray Bible School in England. After leaving SPU, Myriam joined the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, working for 12 years in The Netherlands, England, France, Finland, Germany and Russia. While in Russia in 1992, she met Joni Eareckson Tada, who hired Myriam to start the European office of JAF Ministries. Until December 1998, she worked for Tada and traveled to many countries distributing wheelchairs to
JANET NEWMAN SCLAR lives in San Jose, California. She and her husband, Tracy, enjoy growing and selling rose plants. After seven years of administration work for Stanford University, Janet works two days a week for a "non-traditional" church in Silicon Valley. She also volunteers weekly at the largest heritage rose garden in the western hemisphere, located in San Jose.
ROBERT PACUNSKI works for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife as a marine fish biologist. He is responsible for conducting SCUBA and underwater video surveys of Puget Sound groundfish populations for management and research purposes. Robert received his master's degree in fisheries from the University of Washington. He and his wife, Janina, live with their daughter in Shoreline, Washington.
ROB ADAMS and ANN MAJOR ADAMS live in Bothell, Washington. Both work at Boeing.
CINDY FAIRCHILD AKANA lives in Park City, Utah. A song-writer, she recently had two of her songs, "Come Holy Spirit" and "Make a Joyful Noise," published by The Presbyterian Church (USA) in the youth songbook, New Song.
GARRICK PANG serves as pastor of Wellspring Christian Church in Bellevue, Washington. He lives in Bellevue with his wife, Anna, and their two sons.
HEIDI RIDDLE is a stay-at-home mother to her two sons, while her husband works for the Roper Corporation. The family lives in Ringgold, Georgia.
JEFF KEUSS, former director of campus ministries at SPU, was recently awarded the University of Glasgow's Postgraduate Scholarship in Arts and Divinity. He is living in Scotland and working on his Ph.D. in literature and theology at the University, focusing on "the poetics of the sacred and self in the fiction of George Eliot." Jeff's wife, Diana, is currently pursuing her master's degree in comparative literature and religion. In addition to his research, Jeff is serving as the assistant minister of the Glasgow Cathedral.
KELLY COLE LEBARD and his wife, RENI DODGE LEBARD, live in Bellevue, Washington. Kelly is the owner of Hartley Sales Corporation. Reni has left her job with Seattle Lighting Fixture Company to be a stay-at-home mom to the couple's two sons.
RACHELLE MILLER-PARSONS recently accepted the position of executive officer with the Lewis County Association of Realtors. She lives in Centralia, Washington.
MELISSA RIESLAND earned a master's degree in library and information science from the University of Washington in June 1999. She currently works for Microsoft in the corporate archives. Melissa married Mark Krukar in 1996.
RENEE HILL lives in Encino, California, and was recently appointed vice president of client services by Williams Direct, a media planning and buying agency. As director of client services for three years, Renee acted as an advocate for clients and helped identify more efficient methods of marketing. She will continue in that role as well as work to generate new business.
CURTIS (RUSTY) FINCH has been named the superintendent of Reese Schools in Reese, Michigan.
BRIAN MOYERS, a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, recently participated in the final phase of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training 1999 (CARAT '99) in Surabaya, Indonesia, while assigned to the guided-missile frigate USS George Philip. CARAT is a bilateral exercise with navies from the Association of Southeast Nations countries, including Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. Brian joined the Navy in June 1989.
TIM ANDIS started his own company, Treeline Sales, with fellow grad KYLE LAWSON '92 four years ago. The company sells backpacking and mountaineering equipment to specialty outdoor stores in the Northwest. Tim and his wife, Liberty, have two sons and live in Yakima, Washington. The couple climbed Mt. Adams this summer.
JAMES BERRY is employed by Alpha Therapeutic Corporation in Los Angeles, California, as a package specialist. His job entails using computer design software to create packages, labels and inserts for human plasma-based products. He is also continuing his graphic and computer design education at UCLA Extension. James attends the Lighthouse Foursquare Church in Santa Monica.
LILLIAN SHERMAN HOCHSTEIN works as development director at FareStart in downtown Seattle. FareStart prepares homeless men and women for jobs in the food industry. Lillian and her husband, Matt, live in Brier, Washington.
STEPHANIE RITCHIE is a certified public accountant and was recently promoted to manager in the audit department of the Seattle firm Bader Martin Ross & Smith, P.S. She lives in Seattle.
MARK TELLOYAN, M.ED. '91, attorney in the Child Support Division of the St. Joseph County, Indiana, Prosecutor's Office, has been awarded a teaching fellowship in law at National University of Ireland, Galway. As U.S. Fellow for the 1999-2000 school year, he will teach classes in "Legal Methods and Writing" and "Business and Legal Ethics." Mark is a 1998 graduate of Notre Dame Law School. While at SPU, he was a graduate assistant for Harriett Kovacevich in the School of Education.
CHRISTY LESHANA GARDNER and BRIAN GARDNER, MBA '97, live in Wheaton, Illinois. Christy is assistant news editor for Christianity Today magazine, and Brian works as a regional director of development for Wheaton College.
LAURI HOLMES lives in Seattle and has three children. She writes that since graduation from SPU, she has "gone through great physical trials." Lauri was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in 1995, endured two courses of grueling chemotherapy, and finally had a stem-cell transplant in 1998. She says she would "love to hear from fellow computer science and math graduates."
KAREN ANUNSON LOWDER is working as a software engineer at US Interactive, a web design company in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She and her husband, JEFF LOWDER '95, live in Paoli, Pennsylvania.
DANIELLE POMMER MAJESTIC lives with her husband, Michael, on Mercer Island, Washington. Danielle is employed as a real estate agent with Windermere Real Estate in Bellevue.
JENNIFER FICK BRUBAKER and her husband, Derick, graduated from Penn State College of Medicine in May 1999. Jennifer has now entered a three-year pediatric residency program at Penn State at Hershey. The couple lives in Mt. Joy, Pennsylvania.
LIANE TAYLOR RYAN has completed her master of science degree in education/information technology from Western Oregon University. She currently teaches fifth grade and lives in Wasilla, Alaska.
OLIVIER CALLE works at Fluke Electronics in Everett, Washington. He was married to Ana Maria Paredes in a June 1998 ceremony at his mother's home in Snohomish, Washington, followed by a September 1998 ceremony at the bride's home in Cali, Colombia.
JEFF LAYTON and KRISTI LEKSEN LAYTON '98 were married in January 1999 and spent their honeymoon backpacking through New Zealand and Australia for six months. While in Australia, Jeff and Kristi witnessed the largest cyclone to ever strike the continent. "We were evacuated to the town hall along with 200 others and lived there for four days as we watched the crisis unfold," writes Jeff. "Our experiences gave us a new perspective on relief and development work." Jeff and Kristi plan on settling in the Seattle area or on the Kitsap Peninsula.
LAURA NAYLOR is working with Mercy Ships aboard the M/V Caribbean Mercy in South Korea. This is her third term of service with Mercy Ships, including five months aboard the Anastasis in Africa, and a Discipleship Training School with outreach in Nicaragua and El Salvador.
TAD BECKWITH began a three-year bike expedition around the world -- "PeaceBike" -- on September 25. An educator from Lafayette, Oregon, Tad describes the adventure as "a peacemaking journey connecting people around the world, both on the trail and via the Internet." He and fellow biker Frank Pollari of Ontario, Canada, will travel along the West Coast of the U.S., then across regions of Central and South America, Australia, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and back through the U.S. As they travel, they will be posting journals, photos and video clips on the PeaceBike web site, www.PeaceBike.org. Tad writes, "I would love to hear from you online!"
MELANIE BLEDSOE is serving in Ocotal, Nicaragua, as a health educator for the Peace Corps. She has been in Nicaragua since April 1998. Melanie plans to return to the U.S. in the summer of 2000.
ALAIN CALLE is working as a surveyor in Everett, Washington. He hopes to return to school in 2000 to start work on a Ph.D. in art and art history.
JENNIFER HORDYK earned a master's degree in public administration from Golden Gate University in June 1999. She currently lives in Gold River, California, and works in Sacramento as a web developer for a California state agency.
DON KIENHOLZ is in his last year of graduate school at Portland State University, where he is pursuing a master's degree in urban and regional planning. Don recently accepted the position of current and long range planner for Multnomah County in Oregon.
PAUL GRASS and his wife, Anna, live in Mountlake Terrace. They are both working as research scientists for leading Seattle biotechnology firms.
SARAH HARDMAN is the first female resident firefighter and emergency medical technician in Pendleton, Oregon. She beat out five other candidates on the physical agility and intelligence tests to get the position. In May 1999, Sarah traveled to New York to be a guest on the television talk show hosted by Maury Povich. The episode, which aired in June, focused on women who work in traditionally male-dominated professions. Sarah plans to continue her education and work as a family physician.
MANDI LARSEN is spending a year in Uganda as a volunteer health educator for Visions in Action, a nonprofit AIDS organization. Mandi has been an active volunteer in the Seattle AIDS community for the last several years and says she wants to learn more about the epidemic from a cross-cultural perspective.
JOY O'NEIL has been accepted into the master of arts in Christian education degree program at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. Joy will begin her studies at Asbury in the fall of 2000.
JAMIE SHATTENBERG has returned to Madagascar, where he was raised, as a missionary with the Conservative Baptist International mission organization. He is an "evangelist in training" for the next two years. After graduation last spring, Jamie led his second group of SPU students to Madagascar, where they joined with 15 young Malagasy to form a team. Among other mission activities, the team worked at the Mahajunga school where Jamie's parents, Richard Shattenberg and BONNIE BERGUIST SHATTENBERG '69, are missionaries.
STEVE WARNER has been named interim principal at Evergreen Elementary School in Shelton, Washington, for the 1999-2000 school year. He previously served as vice principal at the Shelton Middle School for 10 years. Steve received his doctorate in education from SPU in June 1999.
TYLER WHITWORTH is an officer in the U.S. Army and is stationed in Georgia until February 2000. He will then be stationed in Germany from March 2000 to March 2003.