DAVID MOBERG recently published a book, Aging
and Spirituality: Spiritual Dimensions of Aging Theory, Research,
Practice and Policy through
The Haworth Press Inc. David is professor emeritus of social and
cultural sciences at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
He lives in Milwaukee.
FREDERICK SHULTS taught elementary and junior high
school on Vashon Island and in Seattle from 1947 to 1979. He left
teaching to enter
the ministry of the Evangelical Church of North America and pastored
churches in Adna, Washington, and Seattle for nine years. While
working toward his master’s degree in education, Frederick
also served as a lecturer in education in the evening and summer
programs at Seattle Pacific. On April 6, 2002, he and his wife, Gloria,
celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Residents of Bothell,
Washington, they have a son; a daughter, TAYLOR SHULTS EVANS ’84;
and six grandchildren.
MARY FELIX LOPEZ taught school for 32 years, including
20 years in bilingual elementary education. Retired for the past
11 years, Mary
is a resident of Montebello, California. She volunteers as a chaplain
at the Los Angeles County Women’s Correctional Facility, which
houses more than 2,000 women. Mary writes, “I’ve found
life a big challenge in the Lord!”
SANDRA PARSONS HANSON and her husband, Don, visited China in late
2002, fulfilling a more-than-50-year dream of Don’s to walk
on the Great Wall of China. He had served in the Marines within sight
of the Great Wall after the end of World War II. The Hansons make
their home in Anchorage, Alaska.
JAMES FIELDS worked as a journalist for eight years
after graduating from SPC, then earned an M.A. in communication at
University in Fullerton and a Ph.D. in journalism at the University
of Missouri. He taught at the University of Maryland, commuting
from his home in downtown Washington, D.C, where he was active in
professional journalism circles. In 1994, he retired from the University
of Wisconsin Eau Claire, where he had served as chair of the Journalism
Department. In recent years, James has focused on research and writing
projects that have taken him to news-making places such as Africa,
Asia, Israel and the former Yugoslavia. He lives in Knoxville, Tennessee.
KAI-MING “SAMUEL” LO and ROSE ENG LO enjoyed
a dinner party to celebrate their “50th Anniversary Acquaintanceship” on
September 12, 2002. Hosted by their six children, the event included
more than 120 guests. The Los write, “While we still have vivid
memories of the first time we met, we also realize that we are now
already grandparents to 12! Our eldest grandchild is 19+ and it is
quite conceivable that we could be great-grandparents in a few short
years!” Kai-Ming and Rose live in San Francisco.
MELVIN WALKER is now the interim pastor for the Grays Harbor Church of the Nazarene
in Hoquiam, Washington. He recently wrote a book and is seeking to
have it published. Mel makes his home in Montesano, Washington.
FRANK VARRO lives in Houston, Texas, and is a licensed
professional counselor and minister in the Countryside United Methodist
in Splendora, Texas. The church has tripled in size since its founding,
and the congregation will soon build a new sanctuary. Frank is also
editor of the “Asian Voice,” the Texas Annual Conference
Asian Ministries newsletter, and he conducts the Vera Voce Singers
BARBARA SCHLEIFFERS PARSLOE serves as executive director of Tape
Ministries Northwest, a Christian lending library based in Burien,
Washington. The library serves blind and disabled people nationwide.
Barbara makes her home in Seattle.
RICHARD BURD is currently working for the San Diego
County Probation Department. He resides in Bonita, California.
KAREN ANDERSON BERETS is in her 16th year of teaching
band and orchestra at Evergreen Christian School in Olympia, Washington.
Lantz, is the manager of Westside Music Center in Olympia, where
TIM TAYLOR and his wife, MARAE MOODY TAYLOR ’73,
are putting the finishing touches on a house they built in Deer Park,
last year. MaRae is currently working on a master’s degree
in curriculum and instruction at Eastern Washington University and
substitute teaching in school districts north of Spokane, Washington.
Tim substitute teaches in Deer Park. The couple has four children
and six grandchildren. They are active in church and Boy Scouts.
KAREN HEETDERKS STRONG lives in the Virginia suburbs of Washington,
D.C., and works at the national headquarters of Prison Fellowship
Ministries. She has worked there for the past 15 years. Karen and
her husband, Gregory, have one teenage daughter.
TED FOSKET and GAIL BERGQUIST FOSKET have lived in Juneau, Alaska,
for 20 years. Ted works as a contracting officer for the state of
Alaska; Gail is a full-time mother, part-time accountant and caregiver
for her father. They are active in their church, where Ted leads
worship on Sunday mornings and their eldest son leads the youth worship
band. They have two sons and two daughters.
RON LEWIS was a business
administration major and active in Young Life while a student at SPU. Today, he is a partner
in a Northwest food marketing company. He and his wife, Connie, volunteer with Young
Life. But in 2001, their lives took a plunge into uncharted waters.
A family member, who became HIV-positive through a medical complication,
and her husband opened their home to a teen-ager with a devastating
story. The boy’s mother, father and little sister had all died of
AIDS. Ron wondered how the young man, though he was not infected,
could possibly cope with the loss or hope for a confident, productive
life. Ron and Connie were moved to help other children of HIV-positive
parents. Ron soon discovered that there are more than 150,000 of
these children in America, 400-500 in Western Washington alone.
In the face of these disturbing facts, Ron believed God was calling
him to start the Regeneration Project. By this fall, more than 100
students ages 6–18 will be enrolled in Regeneration’s Coaching for
Life program to help them discover their talents and to urge them
along through high school and college. Tuition scholarships are
found through both state and private institutions, and financial
support is raised for families seeking to adopt young people orphaned
by HIV/AIDS. “Every mother who comes to us wants a future for her
children,” Ron says. “It’s a blessing for her to know that the kids
will be taken care of and can look forward to a fruitful life.” For
details about the Regeneration Project, call 800/447-7143.
KYLE PONTIUS authored three chapters in Group Publishing’s
new Comprehensive Guide to Youth Ministry Counseling. Les Parrott,
SPU professor of psychology, wrote the forward to this volume, which
was released in June 2002. Kyle has been a staff psychologist with
Meier Clinics since 1998, and he has a special interest in the assessment
and treatment of autistic spectrum disorders. Kyle also facilitates
the Asperger’s Syndrome/High Functioning Autism Parent Support
Group at Saddle-back Church in Lake Forest, California. He and his
wife, Susan, live in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, with their
SHERI “FREDDIE” CAMPBELL lives in Seattle and has served
as the manager of King County Medical Society Federal Credit Union
for 20 years. She attends Bethany Presbyterian Church in Seattle
and enjoys long-distance power-walking, completing seven marathons.
LORENE EDWARDS FORKNER says there’s one way to accomplish
year-round success in your garden: move in. That was the premise
behind her winning garden, “Blurring the Boundaries … or
How to Live in the Garden,” at the Northwest Flower and Garden
Show in February. Awarded the Founder’s Cup — the show’s highest
honor — Forkner, owner of Fremont Gardens in Seattle, and co-designer
Sally Sykes-Wylie created an artful blend of home and garden in
their 1,000-square-foot exhibit. Here, the two visionaries imported
a small trailer with the galley outfitted as a potting shed. Evergreens,
flower beds and ornamental grasses gave way to living spaces like
a breakfast terrace, resting spots and a formal sitting area in what
Forkner calls, “total garden immersion.” It’s hard
to believe, but she wasn’t always a show-winning
gardener. While at SPU, Forkner was a fine arts major and embarked
on a career in graphic design. Not until the birth of her son, now
12, did gardening become an interest. “He was a wild child,” she
laughs. “That drove me to horticulture.” It wasn’t
long before her business, Fremont Gardens, was born,
or rather, planted. The operation is small and specializes in hard-to-find
plant varieties like antique sweat peas, unusual perennials, and
organic herbs and vegetables. With a number of major accomplishments
behind her, Forkner has no plans to slow down. She’s working on
some new product lines and, of course, refining her own backyard. But
with a schedule like this, it’s unlikely Forkner will move into
her garden for good.
BETHANY GRAHAM-COLBER has a part-time private practice for
testing and tutoring children with learning disabilities. Her husband,
is vice president and legal counsel for The ServiceMaster Company.
The Colbers live with their daughter and son in Oak Park, Illinois,
and attend LaSalle Street Church in Chicago.
TRACY VANDERBER BALZER and CARY BALZER both work at John Brown University
(JBU) — she as director of campus ministries and he as a professor
in the Division of Biblical Studies. Tracy is also pursuing her master
of ministry degree at JBU while Cary works on his Ph.D. from the
University of Manchester in Manchester, United Kingdom. The Balzers
have three children and reside in Siloam Springs, Arkansas.
BILL BOONE has lived in the Seattle community of Hawthorne Hills
for 12 years. He has worked in the technology field for more than
six years, including the past two years with IBM. Bill attends University
Presbyterian Church in Seattle.
THOMAS HUTLEY is a pilot for Southwest Airlines.
His wife, SHELLY
LANE HUTLEY, earned a master’s degree
in school administration and works in the Battle Ground (Washington)
School District. They
have two children and reside in Vancouver, Washington.
JILL PEARSON MCJUNKIN is a legal secretary and practice group assistant
for the Seattle-based law firm Davis Wright Tremaine, where she has
worked for eight years. She and her husband, Peter, spent three weeks
in Vietnam in March 2000, completing the adoption of a 14-week-old
baby girl. The McJunkins live in Snohomish, Washington, and Jill
writes that they “would love to talk to anyone who is interested
in international adoption. It’s a wonderful and amazing journey!”
SNYDER and his wife, Alicia, moved to the Denver area after their
marriage in 2001. Keven is working at Timber Ridge Church, a newly
planted fellowship. He writes, “God continues to bless us daily
in this new adventure.” The Snyders live in Highlands Ranch,
SARAH HOELDTKE BOLME has written two books, Keep Your Cool!
Control Your Anger Before It Controls You! and The Adoption Option:
for an Unplanned Pregnancy. She and her writer husband, Edward,
have also published a set of four Baby Bible Board Books, which tell
stories from the life of Jesus to children up to age 3. The books
can be found on the Web at www.babybibleboardbooks.com. Sarah, her
husband and their two children live in Renton, Washington.
JENNIFER HOVICK KEENE is a stay-at-home mother to
her two young sons. Her husband, MICHAEL KEENE,
is a financial representative with Northwestern Mutual Financial
Network. They live in Renton, Washington.
DON JAQUES recently moved from Canby, Oregon, to Oak Harbor, Washington,
with his wife, Ann, and their two children. In Oak Harbor, he is
now the pastor of Christ the King Community Church, a 2-year-old
fellowship that meets in a coffee shop also managed by the church.
KERRY MADER SIKES and her family have moved to the metro-Phoenix
area to be closer to husband Kyle’s job. He is an operations
manager with Intel in Chandler, Arizona. Before the birth of their
second daughter 16 months ago, Kerry was a human resources manager
with the state of Arizona. She now is a stay-at-home mother for their
two daughters. The family resides in Glendale, Arizona.
STEPHEN BOYD is supervising producer for “Northwest
airs on Seattle’s ABC affiliate, KOMO TV. Stephen is a three-time
regional Emmy Award winner and three-time religious broadcast winner
KRIS DELAMARTER JOHNSON is a stay-at-home mother to three children.
She also works as a Spanish tutor for families who homeschool and
as a Mary Kay consultant. Kris, husband Brian and their family live
in Everett, Washington.
LESLIE GRIFFITH HEIDEMANN is working on her education leadership
endorsement through the University of Alaska Anchorage. She will
finish in May 2003. In 1999, she earned her master’s degree
in early childhood special education through the same university.
Leslie makes her home in Wasilla, Alaska, and teaches in the Matanuska-Susitna
Borough School District.
ALLISON PARKER recently began working as an account
executive for Imagio/JWT, a public relations agency in Seattle. Prior
Imagio, she was a communications specialist for the Washington State
Bar Association. Allison lives in Seattle.
KRISTIN RUSSELL MOUTTET moved to Lexington, Kentucky, in July 2002.
She is now working as a marriage and family therapist for the Bluegrass
Regional Mental Health-Mental Retardation Board, working with emotionally
disabled children. Kristin’s husband, Nate, works for the National
Association of Christian College Admissions Personnel and is pursuing
a master’s degree at Asbury Theological Seminary.
JAMES POYSKY graduated from Fuller Seminary with
a Ph.D. in clinical psychology in June 2002. He is now a fellow in
at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas. James and
his wife, Rachel, have one son.
KRISTINE OTTAWAY WILSON graduated from the Seattle
University School of Law in May 2002 and passed the Washington State
Bar Exam in the
summer. She is now an associate with Perkins Coie LLP in its Bellevue,
Washington, office. She and her husband, Patrick, live in Seattle.
PAUL HINES and his wife, Vanessa, recently returned from missionary
work in the Middle East. Paul plans to pursue a doctorate at Carnegie
JENNIFER ESTERLY WALDROUP lives in Lafayette, Oregon, with her husband,
Christopher, who is a contractor in the Portland area. Jennifer telecommutes
as a Web content editor.
KATHRYN ARNETT played “Maggie” in “A Chorus
the 5th Avenue Musical Theatre in Seattle January 29–February
16. Kathryn has been working out of Los Angeles for the last few
years, but was very excited about working in what she says is her
favorite city: Seattle.
SHANNON LITTY ATHERTON returned to California after
graduation to work in social services and earn her master’s
degree in social work. She then spent six months in Florida, where
she worked as a
youth intern. Shortly after returning again to California, Shannon
took a position as a fourth-grade teacher and earned her master’s
degree in education. She is now in her fourth year of teaching.
husband is a youth pastor. The couple resides in Lakewood, California.
PHILIP HINES lives in Oakton, Virginia. He is employed
by Aero-Astro, where he is working on software design for a satellite
for the Department
of Defense. Philip’s wife, Angela, works for Marsh USA Inc.
in Washington, D.C.
JENNIFER JOHNSON WILLSON works in the Tacoma (Washington)
School District as a fifth-grade teacher. She is also working on
degree in reading and literacy at Walden University in Minneapolis,
Minnesota. Her husband, RYAN WILLSON ’01, is a youth pastor
at the Tacoma First Free Methodist Church and is working toward ordination
in the Free Methodist Church. The Willsons are expecting their first
child this spring, and they reside in Tacoma.
JAMES SAILHAMER works at Biola University in La Mirada,
California, as a major and planned gift officer. His wife, ADRIENNE
stays at home with their baby daughter. The Sailhamers live in Fullerton,
JOHAN BOSTROM works for Northwest Administrators
Inc. in Seattle. His wife, STACY DE VRIES BOSTROM,
is a case manager at Seattle’s
Union Gospel Mission Women and Family Shelter. Writes Johan, “Thanks
to all Response readers who joined us in Ventura, California, for
our wedding” in October 2002.
JAMES NEDELISKY oversees the floor-care division of a flooring
retail store in Poulsbo, Washington. He and his wife, Simona, reside
Bainbridge Island, Washington.
CARRIE NORBECK LADOUX and
her husband, Brandon, are serving as Peace Corps volunteers in Beibei,
China. Carrie works as an environmental education volunteer, and
Brandon works as a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language)
volunteer at Southwest Agricultural University.
WILLIAM MILLER, who lives in Washington, D.C., is
a staff assistant for Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas).
RACHEL STEELE is on a three-year assignment in the
Philippines with the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC). MCC is the
and relief agency of the North American Mennonite and Brethren in
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