Class of 1956
PAMELA MCCASLIN BROWN is a retired special
education school nurse who has made two CDs of songs she wrote
for piano and vocals. She has also written choral music and
directed a church choir. Her husband, HAROLD BROWN ’54,
died in 1994. Pamela resides in Columbia, California.
GENE BURRIS, who lives in Cloverdale, California,
served as pastor in nine parishes — both Presbyterian
and United Church of Christ denominations — in the Northern
California counties of Marin, Sonoma, and Napa. He is now
retired from work as a deputy probation officer in Marin County.
RAYMOND COLLINS retired in 1992 after 38
years of working with the Boeing Company. He is active in
his church, and he and his wife, Alice, are the parents of
two daughters, one of whom is deceased. They have three grandchildren.
Raymond and Alice make their home in Seattle.
FRANK CRANSTON retired as a supervisor
for elementary schools for the Seattle School District. He
has also served on the SPU Board of Trustees and the SPU Alumni
Board, and as chair of the Warm Beach Camp Board for 17 years.
He lives in Shoreline, Washington, where he is the organist
and facilities coordinator for Shoreline Free Methodist Church.
MARJORIE CROFTS served with Wycliffe Bible
Translators in Brazil from 1960 to 1985, and as a translation
consultant in Central and South America from 1975 to 1988,
and again in five Asian countries from 1990 to 2000. She is
now retired seven months out of the year in her hometown of
Washougal, Washington, but works as a translation consultant
in India and Indonesia for five months out of the year. She
has consulted in more than 20 countries and taught translation
principles to students in the United States and Singapore.
“I loved my two years at SPC,” she writes, “especially
A Cappella Choir.”
WES DENISON now cares for his wife of 47
years, BERNICE GREGORY DENISON ’58.
“She took care of me for 40 years,” he writes.
“It’s my turn. I love her more and more each day.
SPU marked our lives for all eternity!” The couple lives
in Kent, Washington.
BEVERLY ERNST served with Wycliffe Bible
Translators, in Mexico and Brazil. She now lives in Seattle.
JOHN FERRELL retired from his position as
vice president of Central Christian College in McPherson,
Kansas. He and his wife, CLAUDINE LUDWICK FERRELL
’54, make their home in McPherson.
JIM GILSON is president of Quality Schools
International (QSI), an organization comprising 31 schools
in 25 countries whose mission is to provide quality education
to expatriates. In December 2003, QSI’s headquarters
were moved from Yemen to Slovenia. Jim’s wife, MARGERY
CARPER GILSON ’57, is the organization’s
executive secretary. The couple now lives in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
WILLIAM HART JR. and his wife, RUTH
CLEMENT HART ’55, make their home on Vashon
Island, Washington. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary
in September with their children, GREG HART ’78,
and his wife, CAROL EVENSON HART ’78;
BRAD HART ’81; and LISA HART
RANSOM ’83. Their granddaughters now attend
SPU: juniors AMY HART and MICHELLE
MARIE HART, and freshman KATIE HART.
William retired from Digital Equipment Corporation in 1993.
VIRGIL IVERSON writes that he is “available
to read classical Greek for all former members of Dr. Winifred
Weter’s classical Greek class” who requested his
help 50 years ago. He is a retired pastor and Army chaplain,
and he sings in his church choir. Virgil and his wife, Norma,
live in Longbranch, Washington.
EARLE JOHNSON has worked for 46 years for
the U.S. Navy or its contractors, with the last nine and a
half years on a part-time schedule. He and his wife, Darylene,
welcomed their first grandchild in August.
MARVIN MAYHLE has retired from his position
as principal for the Highline (Seattle) School District. Marvin
and his wife, KATHLEEN BLAIR MAYHLE ’58,
reside in Seattle, where they attend First Free Methodist
Church. Marvin is a member of Evergreen Model A Ford Club
and the owner of a 1930 Model A Coupe.
RAY MILLER retired from the Puget Sound
Educational School District in 1982. After retirement, he
was an education consultant for 11 years and since 1994 has
contracted as a school psychologist. He and his wife, MARLA
HALL MILLER ’58, live in Federal Way, Washington,
but spend several months out of the year in Arizona.
WALTER NELSON is professor emeritus at the
College of Education, California State University-Northridge.
He and his wife, Sharon, will celebrate their 50th anniversary
in June 2006. They have three children, seven grandchildren,
and three great-grandchildren. Walter and Sharon reside in
Desert Hot Springs, California.
GILBERT OLSON is the academic dean of a
Scripture school in Boise, Idaho. Prior to that he was in
missions to Sierra Leone, West Africa, from 1962 to 1973;
in pastoral ministry from 1973 to 1979; and in missions to
the Philippines from 1984 to 1996. He and his wife, BEVERLY
PEDERSEN OLSON ’57, live in Meridian, Idaho.
LARRY THOMAS and his wife, MARILYN
JOHNSON THOMAS ’57, live in Allyn, Washington.
They have four adult children and nine grandchildren, all
of whom live in the Seattle area.
BOB WARREN makes his home in Bothell, Washington,
and writes that he retired “for a time” after
33 years of teaching. He is currently substituting in three
districts for band directors and “enjoying it immensely!”
EDDIE YOSHIDA and his wife, Yoko, write
from their home in Scarborough, Ontario, that they have two
daughters and a son “all serving the Lord in their respective
churches.” Eddie and Yoko are active as a pastoral team
at Wesley Chapel Japanese Church near their home.
Class of 1961
JONNA CHRISTMAN AXELSON and her husband,
PHILIP AXELSON ’59, retired from full-time
ministry with the Evangelical Church in 2002, last serving
in Anchorage, Alaska. Since then, they have spent time with
family in Washington and in Rhode Island, where their three
children and six grandchildren reside. They now live in Barrington,
RUTHE COOKE AYERS retired in 1998 after
teaching school for 35 years. For the last five years, she
and her husband, Wendell, have owned and operated Brier Patch
Jams. Ruthe and Wendell live in Corbett, Oregon.
JERRY BARTLETT retired in 1999 after 33
years in academic pathology. He writes that he’s “glad
to be back in the Pacific Northwest near three ‘kids’
and six grandkids and extended family.” Jerrry and his
wife, KERRY BUSH BARTLETT ’66, reside
in Marysville, Washington.
RICHARD BEDDOE has been the pastor of First
Christian Church in Red Bluff, California, since 1993. His
wife, JOANN HARKNESS BEDDOE ’60, is
retired from teaching first grade. They have an adult daughter
and son. Their son recently returned from serving in Iraq.
LUCY PICKTHORN BRIGGS writes that she “retired
to the lovely mountain town of Payson, Arizona, in 2002.”
She is active at Mountain Bible Church, participates in a
writers’ group and neighborhood outreach, and edits
the High Country Garden Club Newsletter.
JOYBELLE JOHNSON-ERIKS has been “happily
married for eight years” to Paul, a retired Lutheran
pastor. She writes that she is grateful to Dr. Kendrick, former
SPU French professor, who said, “Never be afraid of
the word ‘liberal.’” Joybelle says she loves
retirement and her grandchildren. She and Paul live in Seattle.
VIRGINIA GRAVETT practiced nursing until
1996 in various cities where her husband, Stan, ministered.
Virginia and Stan are currently pastoring in Atlantic, Iowa,
where they live. They have five daughters and one son. “All
are serving God, praise the Lord!” she writes.
KEN GREGERSON, and his wife, Marilyn, have
made Albuquerque, New Mexico, their “home base”
after 40 years spent mostly in Southeast Asia. Marilyn taught
anthropology at Seattle Pacific College in 1961 and 1962.
The couple continues to consult with teams doing language
and culture research and Bible translation in Asia. They have
two children and three grandchildren.
Alumni Couple Travels the Open
Roads of North America in a Motor Home
Retiring after 30 years teaching elementary school
students, JACOB “JACK” GROSS ’61
and his wife, ANNETTE UNGER GROSS ’57,
loaded up their 1985 Southwind 27-foot Class A motor
home. “When you’re a teacher, you want to
go see the things you’ve been teaching about,”
Logging 85,000 miles between 1991 and 1999, Jack and
Annette started their adventures from their home base
in Edmonds, Washington. During several long trips, the
couple reconnected with friends and family, and visited
sites throughout the continent. Ping-ponging across
the United States and Canada, they made stops in Montréal,
Ontario; Miami, Florida; Fairbanks, Alaska; New Orleans,
Louisiana; and elsewhere.
“In 1999, we went all the way to Cancun by motor
home,” says Jack, adding that in Alaska, they
visited Mt. McKinley.
Still a teacher at heart, he didn’t miss important
historical locations he’d once taught students
about in the Edmond School District. In Boston,
the couple visited the famous Old North Church, now
dwarfed by nearby modern buildings. They visited
President Eisenhower’s burial site in Kansas,
and President Lincoln’s
burial site in Illinois. “We stopped at Quincy,
Massachusetts, to visit the homes of our second president,
John Adams, and the sixth president, John Quincy Adams,”
he says. “And we went down with 45 other rigs
to Mardi Gras. I think that was as memorable as anything.”
Yet the Grosses’ next trip will be close to home,
says Jack: “We’re going to come to our class
reunion for sure!”
DONALD HOFFMAN retired in 2003 after 42
years of pastoral ministry in the Free Methodist Church, the
last 33 years in Chillicothe, Missouri. He and his wife, Virginia,
have one daughter and one grandson. Donald is now serving
as part-time minister of pastoral care in the Cameron (Missouri)
United Methodist Church. He and Virginia live in Cameron.
DONNA CANUEL JOY retired in June 2005 from
her work at Texas State University (TSU), and her husband,
GLENN JOY ’63, completed his 40th year
of teaching philosophy at TSU. The couple lives in Austin,
JANET SEYMOUR OLSON retired from teaching
kindergarten and first grade in the Wenatchee (Washington)
School District. She and her husband, LEWIS OLSON
’59, live in Wenatchee and have two married
daughters and five grandchildren. They participate in Bible
Study Fellowship, care for their grandchildren, and enjoy
trailer camping, traveling, and gardening. Janet and Lewis
attend Wenatchee Free Methodist Church.
JOYCE PRANTE retired from teaching and is
now devoting herself to full-time volunteer work, mostly at
the Park of the Pines Church Conference Center in Kent, Washington.
She attends Doxa Church (formerly Grace Community Church)
in West Seattle and lives in Kent.
WILMA NOTTER ROBINSON retired in November
2004 after 41 years working among Native Americans —
17 years providing health education at a school on the Navajo
Reservation in Arizona, and 24 years providing mental-health
services on Ute Mountain, Ute Reservation in Colorado. She
is now taking time to travel, enjoy her home, and “be
a grandma.” Her husband, GERALD ROBINSON ’63,
died in 1985. Wilma lives in Dolores, Colorado.
BOB ROCHELLE is a land investor and supporter
of SPU basketball. He has six grandchildren “who will
soon be applying to SPU,” he writes. Bob, who lives
in Banning, California, is active in Kiwanis.
ROGER SCHOENHALS is the owner and CEO of
a publishing company in Edmonds, Washington, that produces
monthly newsletters and books for gift-planning professionals.
He also writes a daily inspirational column for an Internet
prayer network. Roger and his wife, SANDRA QUANTRELL
SCHOENHALS ’67, reside in Leavenworth, Washington.
JEANIE SUPER SMITH and her husband, Gordan,
who has terminal prostate cancer, “thank God”
for their eight grandchildren. Jeanie and Gordon live in Auburn,
RUTH WARNER STAMPER retired from teaching
in Aberdeen, Washington, in 1996. She now lives in Cosmopolis,
Washington, with her husband, Spencer.
KATHY MARTIN MURPHY STURM, after 13 years
of retirement, has “really retired” with her husband
to Moses Lake, Washington. There they hold swimming, fishing,
and hunting “camps” for their children and nine
WRAYBURN “WRAY” WHITESELL is
a Free Methodist pastor who has served in churches in Lexington,
Kentucky (where he attended Asbury Theological Seminary);
and Estevan, Saskatchewan, Canada. Prior to attending SPU,
he and his wife, Nola, served for nine years as officers (ministers)
in the Salvation Army in Eastern Canada. Wray also spent more
than 33 years as a vocational rehabilitation specialist in
Washington state, where the couple’s son, MARK
WHITESELL ’82, and daughter, JOCELYN
WHITESELL PETERSONS ’75, and their families
reside. Wray retired from the VA Medical Center, Seattle,
as a case manager and vocational rehabilitation specialist.
“I loved this vocation,” he adds, “and never
realized God would choose such a wonderful second calling
for me.” Wray and Nola live in Seattle.
Class of 1966
ANDREW BISHOP and his wife retired after
serving as missionaries focus-ing on relief and development
in needy areas all over the world. They live in Lynden, Washington,
and continue to consult for international programs.
MADELINE POST BISHOP retired in 2004 from
teaching high school French. She travels and spends time drawing
and oil painting. She and DAVID BISHOP ’66
divorced in 2001, and he died in May 2004. She is now married
to Greg Abbott, and they reside in McMinnville, Oregon. Madeline
has two grown children, including daughter JULIA BISHOP
SYLVIA ROTH CARDWELL, who earned a master’s
degree in education from SPU in 1973, is a retired teacher
and librarian. She makes her home in Corvallis, Oregon.
VIKI SCHRADER DRAPER works at Centralia
(Washington) College in a family literacy program and teaches
adult-based education. Her husband, DAVID DRAPER ’65,
retired in January 2005 after 24 years as a superior court
judge in Lewis County, Washington. He now does some work as
a pro tem judge. Viki has been on the local school board for
18 years. She and David live in Rochester, Washington, and
have two sons.
ROBERT FOLKESTAD lives with his wife,
MARJORIE FLESHER FOLKESTAD ’67, in Bend, Oregon.
CLELLA ILES JAFFE is a professor and chair
of the Department of Communication at George Fox University
in Newberg, Oregon. She writes that she is revising her public
speaking text and has a new college speech text on oral interpretation
of literature. She and her husband, JACK JAFFEE ’63,
are building a cabin along the Santiam River in Oregon. They
make their home in Newberg.
CHERYL BECKER MINDELL is celebrat- ing her
25th year as a physician assistant. She and her husband, Ken,
have two children and six grandchildren. Cheryl and Ken reside
in Coppell, Texas.
LINDA NORQUIST REEDER retired from the Highline
(Washington) School District in June 2005, where she was most
recently an elementary literacy coach. She and her husband,
Tom, live in Seatac, Washington, where they enjoy gardening.
The Reeders also spend time at their beach house on Whidbey
Island, Washington. Linda and Tom have two children and two
JERRY ULSUND retired in December 2004 after
41 years of management with J.C. Penney. He and his wife,
Sandi, live in Hansville, Washington, and write that they
enjoy Hood Canal and spending time with their granddaughter.
KATHY HOFF WILLSON has been an adjunct professor
at SPU since 1999, when she retired from teaching in the
Kent (Washington) School District. She was honored as the
2004–05 SPU College of Arts and Sciences “Adjunct
Professor of the Year” for teaching excellence. She
and her husband, JOHN WILLSON ’66,
who is currently director of maintenance and transportation
in the South Whidbey (Washington) Public Schools, make their
home in the town of Clinton, Washington.
JEAN OSGOOD WRIGHT is retired from her work
with the Children’s Services Division of the Department
of Social and Health Services. She now serves on the Pierce
County (Washington) Committee of Child Evangelism Fellowship.
She also tutors students in math during the school year and
participates in camera- club shows and competitions. Jean,
who resides in Gig Harbor, Washington, says she enjoys gardening
and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Class of 1971
ROSE GAIN BROWN has lived in The Dalles,
Oregon, since graduating from Seattle Pacific. For the last
10 years, she has worked in the Dufur (Oregon) School District,
where she is teaching all-day kindergarten; in the past she
has taught home economics, high school and elementary art,
and pre-kindergarten. Her husband, Richard, has worked for
The Dalles Furniture Company for the past nine years. They
have two grown children and one grandchild.
SYLVIA BOEHI FRAGNER is a nurse supervisor
for the Whatcom County, Washington, Health Department. She
lives in Bellingham, Washington.
MARYBETH BAUMGART FOX is a middle school
counselor for the Highline (Washington) School District. She
and her husband, Tom, who works for the Boeing Company, have
three children and make their home in Seattle.
FLOYD FRY is the principal of Hopi Mission
School in Kykotsmovi, Arizona, 90 miles northeast of Flagstaff,
ROSALEE TRUEAX GALBRAITH is employed at
Ford Cleaners, a drapery-cleaning company in Redmond, Oregon,
where she makes her home. Rosalee attends Redmond Free Methodist
Church and teaches Sunday school there.
WALLY HACKETT works in customer service
for American Airlines in Los Angeles, California. He says
he is looking forward to retirement after 32 years in the
airline industry. Wally resides in Los Angeles.
SYLVIA WIGHT MEYER is an elementary music
teacher at Mill Street School in her home town of Chico, California.
On the board of the Mt. Lassen Chapter of the American Orff-Schulwerk
Association, Sylvia is a frequent visitor to SPU for summer
music workshops. She plays the viola with local string quartets
in Chico and with the Paradise Symphony in Paradise, California.
RICHARD MICHALSEN is a licensed clinical
psychologist in private practice in La Crescenta, California,
where he makes his home. Richard specializes in working with
children and families.
EFREN PALLORINA has served with Open Doors
International, a ministry for Christians who are persecuted
for their faith, since 1999. He is the Southeast Asia regional
director for development. Efren and his wife, Josie, who have
two adult daughters, live in Valenzuela City, Philippines.
BARBARA SCHLEIFFERS PARSLOE makes her home
in Seattle, where she is executive director of Tape Ministries
Northwest, a Christian audio-book lending library serving
blind and visually impaired individuals nationwide.
CATHY JEWISON POMEROY served in the Peace
Corps in Belize, Central America, from 1973 to 1975. In July
2005, her son began serving with the Peace Corps in Jamaica.
Cathy lives in Billings, Montana.
DAWN CLARK ROOF is now working in home-health
nursing after more than 30 years of employment in hospitals.
“I love it!” she writes. Dawn, who has three adult
daughters and three young grandchildren, makes her home in
RUSS ROWLEE is a business strategy manager
for Connexion by Boeing. His wife, KAREN ROWLEE,
is a graduate student at SPU, now in her second year of the
Marriage and Family Therapy program. The Rowlees have six
adult children and four grandchildren. They live in Des Moines,
KEN SMITH became pastor of First Baptist
Church in Sand Point, Idaho, in February. He and his wife,
JEANIE KIMBLE SMITH ’73, who works
as a labor and delivery nurse, have three children, including
RYAN SMITH, who attends SPU. They live in
KEN THORNBERG and his wife, Sylvia, are
in their 14th year with Freedom Encounters Ministries, a Christian
nondenominational ministry. “God is sending us to more
nations and continents every year,” he writes. Ken and
Sylvia reside in Boise, Idaho.
BRUCE TRAUB began working in financial services
in 1999 after 24 years in Christian higher education. He helps
his clients, who are Christians, develop “principled
stewardship solutions.” Bruce makes his home in Fresno,
MIKE VERBARENDSE and KATHY FLORIAN
VERBARENDSE live in Boise, Idaho, and have one son,
STEVEN VERBARENDSE, who is a sophomore at
SPU. Mike is a pilot with Horizon Airlines, and Kathy is a
realtor and teaches women’s Bible studies.
DEBORAH WITTIG has been a missionary with
OMS International for 31 years. She now lives in Indonesia,
where she teaches seventh-grade math, junior-high English,
and Spanish I and II at Wesley International School in Malang,
East Java, Indonesia. The area, she writes, was “not
affected by the December 2004 tsunami.”
DONNA DEALEY WHITE graduated in 2004 from
Mars Hill Graduate School in Bothell, Washington, with a master’s
degree in counseling. She is in private practice in south
King County, Washington, and lives in Federal Way, Washington.
Class of 1976
LAUREL MILLER BOYD is a physical therapist
with the Highline Hospital Home Health and Outpatient Clinic
in Olympia, Washington. She and her husband, Gary, have three
children. In 2005, the family went on a mission trip to Costa
Rica. The Boyds live in Burien, Washington.
SARAH GUNTER CANEZ co-owns a full-service
insurance agency, where she specializes in employee benefits.
Her husband, Dan, travels frequently as the international
business development manager for Old Dominion Freight Lines.
Sarah and Dan have two grown children and live in San Antonio,
KRISTEL SELLMAN CARTER and her husband of
25 years, Rick, have three children. “Our two daughters
are on the SMU [Southern Methodist University] soccer team,”
she writes. Kristel and Rick live in Arlington, Texas.
PATRICIA BURTON KREMENSEK and her husband,
Bradley, have two grown daughters and a grandson. “We
moved to Sheridan, Wyoming, in 1982, and God is still using
us here,” she writes. “We’re excited for
what he has planned.”
LINDA LIVINGSTON MATTFIELD works in disability
services at Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon. She
homeschooled her children for 14 years and taught first grade
in a private Christian school. Linda lives in Eugene.
BETH MCCLEERY lives in Redmond, Washington,
where she is an executive assistant at Microsoft, following
several years working in the travel industry. Her daughter
is now a freshman at University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
DONALD MILLS recently joined Smith Barney
Citigroup as a financial consultant, after six years of employment
with A.G. Edwards. From 1981 to 1999 he was a Presbyterian
minister. Donald lives in Seattle.
JANE NEWTON lives with her teenage daughter
in Seattle, where she is a registered nurse and works in the
Intensive Care Unit at Seattle’s Northwest Hospital
and Medical Center.
CINDY ANDERSON RODRIGUEZ is the staff development
coordinator and quality advocate at Cascade Valley Hospital.
She and her husband, VICTOR RODRIGUEZ ’75,
who is a pastor at Marysville Free Methodist Church, live
in Marysville, Washington, and have three sons and one granddaughter.
DEBRA WALZ SMERAGLIO took a weeklong vacation
last summer with her former Seattle Pacific roommate, DENISE
AMSTUTZ GREGORY ’76, and family. Debra’s
husband, George, woks part-time as a colonel in the Oregon
Air Guard and also works for MetLife. Debra and George live
in Portland, Oregon, and have two college- age sons.
ROBIN “ROB” SHULER is the vice
president of finance and administration at Qualis Health,
a nonprofit organization in Seattle. He and his wife, ELLEN
TARR SHULER ’77, who is attending graduate
school at Mars Hill Graduate School in Bothell, Washington,
have two sons. Robin and Ellen live in Kirkland, Washington.
AMY REX SMITH is an associate professor
at University of Massachusetts in Boston. She recently received
a spiritual director certificate from the Shalem Institute
in Maryland, and she coordinates the health ministry at International
Community Church in Boston. Amy lives in Reading, Massachusetts.
PETRA ANDERSON SPENCE has worked at World
Vision for eight years. Her husband, JOHN SPENCE ’76,
died from ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease) in
May 2005. She has three daughters and lives in Tacoma, Washington.
ROBERT STAPP is a human resource associate
at Antioch University in Los Angeles, California, and a professional
member of the Pacific Choral. He lives in Long Beach, California.
NOYURI TSUCHIYAMA WATANABE is the director
of Christian education at Senboku Newtown Church, United Church
of Christ in Japan. Her husband, Toshio, is the church’s
pastor. The couple reside in Sakai/ Osaka, Japan.
Class of 1981
CINDY DYMOND CORUM is the single mother
of two boys and the director of a single-mom support group.
A registered nurse at Providence Newberg Hospital in Newberg,
Oregon, Cindy is also a member of ASCENT, a Hebrew worship
group that uses dance, flags, timbrels, and sign language
to teach about and worship Messiah Y’shua (Jesus). Cindy
lives in Newberg.
JIM COURSON, after 15 years of directing
an orphanage for handicapped children in Mexico, now lives
with his family in Tigard, Oregon, where he is a pastor at
Solid Rock Fellowship.
SCOTT HALVERSON is the director of finance
for the Mount Hermon Association — a Christian camp
and conference center near Monterey Bay, California —
where he has worked since 1992. Scott and his wife, Lynne,
celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary this year. The couple
has two teenage children and make their home in Mount Hermon,
BRADLEY HART writes that he and his wife,
Bev, have five children. Bradley teaches history at Highline
High School in Burien, Washington. The Harts live in Des Moines,
Washington, where they attend Des Moines Gospel Chapel.
JOHN HART and his wife, Margaret, have
five children and live in Bothell, Washington. John is a fifth-grade
teacher at Christ Church Academy in Kirkland, Washington;
a worship leader and home group leader at Christ Church in
Kirkland; and a published musician with Hosanna! Integrity
Music, a Christian music label.
INGER HORNE HERMAN and her husband, Steven,
have three children and live in Fall City, Washington. She
writes, “Days go by too quickly caring for family, homeschooling/school
activities, church ministries, clients, and squeezing out
time for hobbies.”
ANDREA GOODLUND HOEY completed her master
of science degree in nursing from Gonzaga University in April
2005. She is a family nurse practitioner at Columbia Valley
Community Health in Wenatchee, Washington. Andrea was an SPU
adjunct professor for the University’s nursing trip
to Costa Rica in 2003 and 2004. She makes her home in Wenatchee.
KATHY HURWITZ HOFRICHTER and her husband,
JOEL HOFRICHTER ’80, live in Overland
ELISABETH HUSTON LE LION has been a homemaker,
but is now returning to the workplace to “help pay for
college for the first of three teenagers.” She adds,
“France has been my second homeland now for 26 years!”
Elisabeth and her family live in Le Temple de Bretagne, France.
PATRICIA CARVER MCRAE, a United Methodist
minister, has served the inner-city multiethnic church Chollas
View United Methodist for 14 years. Her husband, Riley, also
a United Methodist minister, serves at First Presbyterian
in San Diego, California, where the McRaes make their home.
Patricia was recently part of a Boston University School of
Theology project, and was awarded a study grant to explore
ministry hindrances for ethnically diverse women.
HEIDI GREEN MICHAELIS is a stay-at-home
mom to her four children. Her husband, Jim, is a control engineer.
Heidi and Jim are active at Northview Bible Church in Spokane,
Washington, where they makes their home.
From SPU to England,
Globetrotting Alumnus Lives a Life of Song
When KEITH MONTGOMERY ’81 joined
the faculty of Cairo American College in Egypt in 1988,
he assumed he’d stay about two years. “I
ended up staying for 13 wonderful years!” he says.
“The travel and the international lifestyle sank
into my pores and made it difficult to return to the
With bachelor’s and master’s degrees in
music education — and a travel bug — Keith
traded Egypt for England
in 2001. He began teaching choral music and chairing
the Department of Performing Arts at The American School
in London, a multicultural private school. “My
teaching load involves five choral music classes of
varying ages and ability levels,” he says, adding
that London also offered him more opportunities to perform.
When an opening arose, Keith, a bass, joined the London
Symphony Chorus, which accompanies the London
Symphony Orchestra when its repertoire requires voices.
“One of the biggest thrills of my life as a musician
was the opportunity to sing Bernstein’s ‘Mass’
last spring,” he says. “It is rarely performed,
as the requirements are huge, and the chorus parts are
Keith says two Seattle Pacific University music faculty
members shaped him dramatically: former Dean of the
School of Fine and Performing Arts and piano instructor
Marcille Mack, and Professor of Music Education Carol
Scott. “Any successes I have enjoyed can be attributed
to those two great ladies,” he says. And he and
David Anderson, director of SPU’s Concert Choir,
sang together in choirs while students at Spokane Falls
Keith sends “hellos” to the Class of 1981
and his former Hill Hall floormates,
and says, “Sorry I haven’t visited; I’ve
been out of town!”
RICH MOREY is a psychologist in Atascadero,
California, where he makes his home. He and his wife, Denise,
have four children. Each summer, Rich meets for a mini-reunion
with three other former Moyer Hall residents: RICH
PUENTE ’81, ERIC EGELAND ’82,
and GARY FAUBION ’82.
DEANNE BOWMAN OLSON is the vice president
for fixed income administration for Reams Asset Management
Company. She and her husband, Steve, have two children, and
the family attends Elmbrook Church in Brookfield, Wisconsin.
They live in Delafield, Wisconsin.
SCOTT PETERSON received a master of divinity
degree from McCormick Seminary in Chicago, Illinois, in May
2004. He is now pastor at Cooper Mountain Presbyterian Fellowship
in Aloha, Oregon. Scott makes his home in Newberg, Oregon.
R. TIMOTHY RUE and his wife, SANDRA
STEVEN RUE, live in Columbia City, Indiana, where
they homeschool six children. Timothy is a software consultant
for his own company and is “exploring ways to reach
the church-aversive,” by developing new worship ideas.
LAUREL LEWIS RUSHING and her husband, Nathan,
live in Gardner, Kansas. Laurel homeschools their children
and works part-time for a CPA firm.
JENNIFER TOWNLEY SIDEBOTTOM and her husband,
Daniel, recently left the mission field. They now live in
Denver, Colorado, with their daughter.
LAURIE CARDOZA SMITH is resuming teaching
piano after a three-year stint as church office manager at
Grace Community Church in Flagstaff, Arizona, where her husband,
Mark, is senior pastor. Laurie and Mark reside in Flagstaff.
KENDRA BEARDSLEE ST. JOHN works part-time
as the associate director for Tauck Foundation, a charitable
giving organization. Before that, she worked for 18 years
in the travel industry with Tauck World Discovery. She has
a stepson and a young son with husband Ed. The family makes
their home in Bethel, Connecticut.
LINDA CARLSON UHRICH teaches full-day kindergarten
at King’s School in Seattle. Her husband, STEVE
UHRICH ’79, is an electrician and recently
earned his 25-year pin from the International Brotherhood
of Electrical Workers. Linda and Steve have three children,
including a son attending Rochester Institute of Technology
in New York. The Uhrichs reside in Kenmore, Washington.
DOROTHY CARLSON VAN NESS lives in Kirkland,
Washington, with her husband, Larry, and their two sons. She
teaches kindergarten at Bellevue Christian School. “My
older son hopes to attend SPU someday!” she writes.
BRUCE VAN SICKLE is associate pastor at
Grace Fellowship in Overland Park, Kansas. He also serves
with Heart of America United in Prayer. Bruce and KAREN
BOSCHULT VAN SICKLE ’80 have three children
and reside in Olathe, Kansas.
GLENN WELK lives in Anacortes, Washington.
He has worked for the Washington State Ferries for the past
29 years, the last 17 years as a terminal supervisor in Anacortes.
He is now part of the team that is redesigning the Anacortes
Class of 1986
SUSAN BAILEY has been a teacher in the Kent
(Washington) School District Special Education Integrated
Program for 21 years. She and her husband have two daughters
and enjoy RV- traveling, camping, and ATV-riding. The Baileys
make their home in Ravensdale, Washington.
LAURA SINCLAIR CHASE and her husband, Bill,
live in Olympia, Washington, with their seven children, whom
Laura homeschools. The Chases are actively involved in their
church, Calvary Chapel, in Olympia.
JANET KALSO CHRISTIANSEN plans to move to
India in Spring 2006 to work in a school. She now lives in
JENNIFER JONES CORMIER is a part-time counselor
and homeschools her two children. She also helps her husband,
Willie, run their small business, “Savannah’s
Café,” in Seattle. The couple lives in Shoreline,
ANN DEIBERT is a pastor in Louisville, Kentucky,
where she is in her 10th year of ministry with Central Presbyterian
Church. She recently took a sabbatical enabled by a Lilly
Endowment Clergy Renewal Grant that she and her church were
awarded. “I traveled through the Canadian Rockies, spent
time on Cape Cod, and enjoyed a creative writing class taught
by SPU professor Doug Thorpe at the beautiful Blakely Island
Field Station,” she writes. “A year later I am
still practicing many of the life-giving habits that I learned
LINDA LOMMERS HIEMSTRA and her husband,
Larry, own L & L Construction and build custom homes.
Linda does the bookkeeping, works parttime at Zillah (Washington)
High School, and is job-shadowing and subbing as a school
nurse after being at home for nine years. “I have enjoyed
getting back to nursing,” she writes. Linda and Larry
have three children and live in Zillah.
SHERI WILLIAMS KEAHEY is attending Pacific
Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington, where she is working
toward a master’s degree in nursing. She teaches maternal-child
health at Centralia College to R.N. and L.P.N. students. She
and her three children reside in Centralia, Washington.
DANIEL KOUGH is president and owner of Paradigm
Shift Worldwide Event Marketing, which specializes in creating
publicity events for clients such as Disney, Fox, DreamWorks,
Warner Bros., and Paramount. Daniel lives in Studio City,
KARL LAMBERT and his family make their home
in Wenatchee, Washington. For eight years, Karl has been a
nurse practitioner in an urgent care clinic. He and his wife,
MARIAN LEONE-LAMBERT ’84, have three children
and are preparing to adopt a child from China.
ALAN LANGER and his wife, JILL RYOPPY
LANGER, live in Seattle with their two sons. Alan
is the controller at Long Company, and Jill is a homemaker.
PAM PETERSON is director of Vantages West,
a vacation club that helps people travel to nationwide destinations
without buying a second home. She resides in Portland, Oregon,
with her three children.
CAROL LYNN RIDENHOUR is a charge nurse in
the Orthopedic Clinic at Seattle’s Harborview Medical
Center. She has also served as a major in the United States
Air Force Reserve for 19 years. Carol and her husband, JOSEPH
RIDENHOUR ’95, live in Shoreline, Washington, with their
teenage daughter and son.
HELEN BENOIT SCHULTZ owns The Krayola Factory,
an agency that provides nursing consulting, placement, and
assessment for adult family homes. Helen lives in Edgewood,
KIM MCMANUS WILKOWSKI and her husband, JAMES
WILKOWSKI ’85, recently celebrated their 20th
anniversary with a trip to France. Their daughter graduated
from high school in June, and their son will graduate next
year. Kim is working as the nurse manager in a pediatric office,
and Jim teaches junior high. The Wilkowskis make their home
in Woodinville, Washington.
Class of 1991
STACIE BECKER and her husband, Don, live
in Renton, Washington. She writes that they, “are enjoying
being first-time parents at ‘40-something’ to
our 2-year-old daughter, who is our joy and blessing.”
MARCY SMITH BRIGHTON and her husband have
four young children. She is a homemaker, and her husband works
for AOL Wireless as a software engineer. The Brightons live
DON DALZIEL is the director of athletics
for the Shoreline (Washington) School District. He and his
wife, Mindy, have a young son and live in Brier, Washington.
ERICA SCHWARTZ DODD works as an aide for
Mesa (Arizona) Public Schools in special education. She and
her husband, Kevin, attend Mesa’s Central Christian
Church, where Erica works with special-needs children, and
Kevin works with “junior-highers.” They have a
9-year-old daughter and live in Mesa.
RUTH HARRISON EASTERLING holds a master
of divinity degree from Asbury Seminary and is a pastor in
the Free Methodist Church. She and her husband, Shane, have
two children and reside in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
BRENDA CULVER GONYER and her husband, Mark,
live in Kalamazoo, Michigan, with their six children.
STEPHEN KELLER is a seventh-grade social
studies teacher. His wife, KATARINA LINDBERG KELLER
’95, is an assistant professor of economics
at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. The
Kellers reside in Selinsgrove.
JENNIFER FEDDERN KENNEY is the director
of undergraduate admissions at SPU. She writes she “is
waiting to admit her classmates’ kids.” Her husband,
DON KENNEY ’96, is an associate broker
with Windermere Real Estate. They live in Seattle with their
SUE STEVENS KING is pursuing ordination
as a deacon in the Nazarene Church. Her husband, Donavon,
is working toward a master’s degree in religion at Northwest
Nazarene University while employed at Honeywell in Redmond,
Washington. Sue and Donavon live in Kirkland, Washington,
with their two daughters.
DAWN BRAMBLETT KRUGER works for the U.S.
Postal Service. She and her husband, Wheat, have been married
for 15 years and have two pre-teen children. They reside in
KIM JOHNSON LOPEZ and her husband, CHRISTOPHER
RICHARD LOPEZ ’92, make their home in Edmonds,
Washington, with their four children. Kim is a substitute
teacher at King’s Elementary School in Seattle. Chris
is a loan consultant for Washington Mutual.
DEBORAH LOGAN LUKENS and her husband, CRAIG
LUKENS, write that they love living in “sunny”
Wenatchee, Washington, where they have two children and run
an insurance agency. Craig is the drummer for the contemporary
Christian band One 2 Live 4. Writes Deborah, we “are
involved in our community and richly blessed by our awesome
BLAIR MCCLOUD and his wife, JACQUELINE
SMITH MCCLOUD ’89, have four young children.
Jacqueline is a stay-at-home mom and homeschools. The McClouds
live in Wheaton, Illinois.
JAMES MILLER and his wife, MAIJA
MILLER, live in Santa Barbara, California, with their
daughter and twin sons. James is director of Storybook Theatre,
the children’s theatre division of Ensemble Theatre
Company, in Santa Barbara.
JONATHAN MITCHELL, his wife, JANA
BURRIS MITCHELL ’92, and their two young daughters
have moved from Walla Walla, Washington, to Princeton, New
Jersey, where Jonathan is attending Princeton Theological
Seminary. He is scheduled to graduate in May 2006 with a master
of divinity degree and will be eligible for ordination in
the Presbyterian Church (USA). Jonahan hopes to return to
the Northwest and receive a call to serve there.
SUSAN SORENSEN POTEMKIN lives in Seattle,
where she teaches special education for the Seattle School
RENEE RUE SCHERTZER is the finance director
of Children of the Nations (COTN), a nonprofit organization
based in Silverdale, Washington. The organization serves hundreds
of orphans in the Dominican Republic, Sierra Leone, and Malawi.
Her husband, DAVID SCHERTZER, has been COTN’s
resource manager since 2001. Renee and David live in Silverdale.
KATHLEEN MCAULIFFE STURGES is an Episcopal
priest serving at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church in
Ivy, Virginia. She and her husband, Michael, have three children.
The Sturges make their home in Barboursville, Virginia.
SARAH THOMSON has been a member of the L’Arche
Tahoma Hope Community in Tacoma, Washington, for the last
seven years. L’Arche is an international faith-based
organization that creates homes for people with disabilities
and those who come to share life with them. She writes, “L’Arche
has been an extraordinary experience of joy and hope in my
JENNIFER PIPKIN VAUGHAN and her husband,
Geoffrey, are living in Cambridge, England, with their two
children for the duration of Geoffrey’s six-month sabbatical
from the University of Maryland. The family resides in Baltimore,
MICHAEL VESBURGH earned a master’s
degree in rehabilitation counseling two years ago, and he
is now a rehabilitation specialist. Michael and his wife,
Judy, are planning an upcoming move to the California central
coast. They currently call San Diego, California, home.
JANE COLLIER WERTENBERGER teaches math at
Spanaway Lake High School in Spanaway, Washington. She and
her husband, Jeff, have three daughters. The family makes
its home in Puyallup, Washington.
Class of 1996
SUSAN BANGS-THOM works as a registered nurse
at Seattle’s Virginia Mason Medical Center. She and
her husband have two small children and live in Seattle.
SARA BICKERSTAFF returned to work at Westminster
Chapel in Bellevue, Washington, after living in Northern Ireland
for nine months. She is now the minister of care to junior
high and high school students for Westminster.
ROBERT BROOKE is in his eighth year as guidance
counselor at Sequim Middle School in Sequim, Washington. He
was recently honored as one of 10 recipients of the Peer Mediation
Program Coordinators Award of Merit by Peninsula Dispute Resolution
Center in Port Angeles, Washington. Robert lives in Sequim.
SHERYL ROSENOW BULLARD is a stay-at-home
mom to her two daughters. She and her husband, PHILIP
BULLARD ’95, are also foster parents. Philip
works at Microsoft and enjoys playing soccer. The Bullards
make their home in Snohomish, Washington.
JENNIFER ESSMAN-ANDERSON is an accounting
manager for Eastside Construction Company. She and her husband,
Joe, live in Duvall, Washington.
ANITA MEERDINK CHIDDIX, after working at
Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center for
almost 10 years, returned to school and recently completed
a master’s degree in elementary education. She and her
husband, JOHN CHIDDIX ’98, reside in Seattle.
JASON DOMER and his family recently moved
to Forest Grove, Oregon. He and his wife, Sherry, have three
young children. He writes, “I love being a dad!”
BEN DYKSTRA and his wife, TAMMY
BOUMA DYKSTRA ’97, have moved back to the Seattle
area after living in Denver, Colorado. Ben has a woodworking
and custom-furniture business. Tammy works at Seattle’s
Children’s Hospital as a pediatric nurse practitioner
after receiving her master’s degree in nursing from
the University of Colorado, Health Sciences Center. The couple
lives in Seattle with an infant son.
ABBEY HUGINS FLINT is a stay-at-home mom
to two young sons and works part-time as a substitute teacher.
She, husband Ken, and their children reside in Durango, Colorado.
REBECCA STARR FULLER works at a small public
accounting firm in Seattle. Her husband, Brady, is a civil
engineer in Bellevue, Washington. The couple lives in Seattle.
APRILLE NEWTON GIRARDOT and her husband,
Brian, a small-business owner, have a young son and daughter.
“I am a contented stay-at-home mom,” she writes.
The Girardots live in San Jose, California.
PEGGY BERGSTROM GIBSON is a fourth-grade
teacher in Portland, Oregon. She and her husband have four
young children and reside in Portland.
DREW GOODMANSON and his wife, Heather, have
a young son and make their home in San Diego, California.
Drew serves as a pastor at Kaleo Church in San Diego, writes
a weekly column for the San Diego Reader, and is president
of Monk Development, a Web site development company.
ANDREA HORVATH GROENINK and her husband,
JASON GROENINK, are parents of two young
daughters. Jason is the associate pastor of teaching and visitation
at Santa Barbara Free Methodist Church. The Groenink family
lives in Santa Barbara, California.
AMY KELLY HARRIS is a stay-at-home mother
of two. Before having children, she taught for seven years
in the Mukilteo (Washington) School District. She and her
husband, JON HARRIS ’94, live in Bothell, Washington.
HEATHER MCCARTNEY HUGHES received her master’s
degree in neuroscience from the University of California-
Irvine in 2001. She now plans to attend veterinary school
at the University of California-Davis. Heather lives in Sacramento,
California, with her husband, Bill, who is a dentist.
HEATHER HOUSER HUNT and husband BILL
HUNT are living and working on the campus of Point
Loma Nazarene University, in San Diego, California. Bill is
a resident director of a dorm, and Heather is a stay-at-home
mother to their 1-year-old daughter. “We love our ministry
with the students,” writes Heather. The Hunts live in
AMY FIDDELKE JOHNSON was a full- time special-education
teacher “before children.” Now she is a stay-at-home
mom to her two small children. The Johnson family makes its
home in Lakeland, Florida.
AMY NEWTON MAJESKI writes that she is the
“proud mommy of three wonderful children.” She
and her family live in University Place, Washington.
CHRISTY WIRTH MANSFIELD and her husband,
BRYCE MANSFIELD, have a young daughter. Bryce
is in his last year of a doctoral program in the School of
Public Health at the University of Washington, and Christy
is teaching part-time. The Mansfield family makes its home
TRAVIS MARSH is completing an administrative
internship while teaching at Marysville (Washington) Junior
High. He and his wife live in Lynnwood and are expecting their
JOHN MCGALLIARD and his business partner
have started a film production and talent management company.
Previously, John worked for six years in the entertainment
industry. He and HOLLY KLOCKE MCGALLIARD ’97
live in Los Angeles, California.
MAGGIE MONTGOMERY worked for six years with
ESPN.com before joining the Microsoft Network (MSN) as a producer.
She lives in Seattle and serves with the college ministry
of Antioch Bible Church in Redmond, Washington.
HEATHER HANSON MOUW teaches physical education
at a school for students with dyslexia. She and her husband
take their toddler camping, hiking, salmon-fishing, traveling,
and exploring. In late July, Heather reached the summit of
Mt. Rainier with her brother and two friends. She writes that
they saw amazing views, and the weather cooperated. “It
was a successful trip because we all came down safely,”
she adds. The Mouws live in Anchorage, Alaska.
MAUREEN PIETROMONACO lives in Seattle and
is a first-grade teacher at Roxhill Elementary School in West
Seattle. She also coaches the Seattle SCORES soccer/writing
team. “I love both my jobs,” writes Maureen.
ERIN LUNDIN ROCHA and her husband, ABRAHAM
ROCHA ’97, have two children. Erin works at
Tacoma General Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Abraham is an attorney, working for the Washington Department
of Information Services. The Rochas live in Olympia, Washington.
DAVID ROTTRUP works at Safeco Insurance
in Redmond, Washington, where he is a unit manager of a group
of claims adjusters. He writes, “I started with Safeco
last December, but I’ve been in insurance for nine years
now. Time flies!” He and his wife, Beth, have two young
daughters. They live in Snoqualmie, Washington.
CARSTEN SEILER received a master of divinity
degree from Fuller Seminary in 2004. He is now awaiting ordination
as a priest in the Charismatic Episcopal Church. Carsten lives
in Altadena, California.
KISHA THOMAS works for Early Head Start
as a home visitor, helping families with resources and parent
education. She and her 13-year-old son make their home in
Port Orchard, Washington.
LORI REAGER THOMPSON lives near Fort Worth,
Texas, with her husband, Cliff, and 2-year-old daughter. She
is a full-time, stay-at-home mom, and Cliff works at the University
of North Texas as an administrator in the International Office.
NANCY KONSMO WOODS and her husband, Tim,
live in Redmond, Washington, with their 3-year-old son.
TARYN MYUNGJOO YANG and her husband, Ryan,
have a son. Taryn works at Kenworth Truck Company in Kirkland,
Washington, and teaches piano part-time. The Yangs live in
HEIDI SHILLINGSTAD ZEIGLER and her husband,
Glenn, have four children. She is a stay-at-home mom, and
he is an FA-18 pilot in the U.S. Navy, stationed at the Naval
Air Station Lemoore. The family lived in Tokyo, Japan, for
three years, and now lives in Hanford, California.
Class of 2001
SHARON THORP ANDERSON teaches kindergarten
in the Edmonds (Washington) School District. She makes her
home in Bothell, Washington.
SARAH WILLIAMS BORSHEIM is a labor and delivery
nurse at Auburn Regional Medical Center. She and her husband,
Jeffrey, live in Covington, Washington.
HEATHER HALE CERVANTES and her husband,
Ricardo, live in Weed, California. The couple started a car
electronics business, Alarm n’ Sounds, in December 2003.
They welcomed their first child in March 2004.
JACKIE ESTEPHAN received her master’s
degree in education in 2004 from Loyola Marymount University
and teaches elementary ESL in the Bellevue (Washington) School
District. Her son was born in December 2003.
Alumna Puts Her Sociology
Degree to Work With Children of Prisoners
KATIE HAGSTROM ’01 lives in
a New York county with a dubious distinction: It’s
ranked 11th in the nation for childhood poverty. The
county also includes 7,000–13,000 children with
a parent in prison. The neighborhoods are tough, and
youth-on-youth violence is common. “But we’re
going into those neighborhoods, and I love it!”
While earning a master’s degree from Roberts
Wesleyan College in 2003, Katie interned at Bethel Christian
Fellowship, a large multicultural church. When the church
received a grant to implement Project COPE (Children
of Prisoners Embraced), she was hired as the program’s
full-time social worker for the program.
The daughter of counselors, Katie laughs now to remember
that as a child she vowed not to follow in her parents’
career footsteps. But at Seattle Pacific, her classes
with Assistant Professor of Social Work JoEllen Watson,
and a campus
visit from the group Evangelicals
For Social Action, convinced Katie to put her sociology
degree into action. Watson suggested Katie enter the
master’s degree program in social work at Roberts
Wesleyan. She did, and moved to Rochester, New York.
Today, Katie remains in Rochester coordinating Project
COPE. Unable to return for her SPU class reunion because
of the distance, she’s regularly
visiting families who have a parent in prison. Her plan
is to enroll 100 kids in the program. “We’re
up to 64, and I enrolled six kids tonight!” she
Once children sign up, they meet regularly with a mentor
for fun and support.
Together, they play sports, do crafts, explore the city,
or participate in projects such as flower-planting.
High school kids have also been taken on college visits.
“There’s something special about this program,”
HEATHER HILL resides in Dover, Delaware.
She is a social worker at Milford Inpatient Rehabilitation
Unit in Milford, Delaware.
HEIDI GOEHNER HILL teaches fifth grade in
Cashmere, Washington. Her husband, JOSHUA HILL,
works in the title and escrow business and just began an online
history tutorial. They live in Cashmere with their baby.
PATTY HILLIARD-WOOD completed a master’s
degree in administration, and is now working on superintendent
certification coursework. She is seeking a position as a principal.
A small-business owner for nearly four years, Patty is a single
mother of two boys. She and her sons live in Flora, Illinois.
CHARLES HITZ is author of Through the Rapids:
The History of Princess Louisa Inlet, which includes a history
of Young Life’s Malibu Club. He makes his home in Kirkland,
JESSICA KEIGAN received her master’s
degree in curriculum and instruction in December 2004. She
now lives in Denver, Colorado, where she teaches high school
SHERRI DE FISSER KRUPIN and her husband,
Vladimir, enjoy camping, hiking, and living in the Northwest.
Sherri teaches at an elementary school in the Northshore (Washington)
School District. She and Vladimir live in Bothell, Washington.
SARAH ARMSTRONG LANGIN and her husband,
Clif, live in Renton, Washington. She teaches environmental
science to kindergarten through fifth graders in Tacoma, Washington.
LAURA NIELSEN MORRISSEY, husband MAYSON
MORRISSEY ’99, and their baby daughter live
in Vienna, Austria, where they are missionaries at Vienna
Christian School. Laura is an English teacher, and Mayson
is a network administrator.
PHILIP RAMEY is in the process of applying
to graduate schools in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, area,
where he and his wife, Emily, reside. Philip is pursing a
master’s degree in education. The Rameys are expecting
their first child in December.
CASEY ROBINSON-PIERCE EVANS and her husband,
Carlos, relocated from Jacksonville, Florida, to Washington
state in late 2005. Carlos is a Navy E P-3 pilot and will
be stationed at Whidbey Island Naval Station for the next
three years. While in Washington, Casey will complete her
master of divinity degree at Fuller Theological Seminary.
The couple resides in Burlington, Washington.
CHRISTY EARP SCHWENKE teaches at The Bear
Creek School in Woodinville, Washington, and her husband,
TROY SCHWENKE ’02, teaches at Everett
High School in Everett, Washington. The couple lives in Everett.
SARA WALKER is enrolled in SPU’s master
of arts in teaching program. Upon graduation in June 2006,
she plans to move to Florida to be closer to family. Sara
lives in Seattle.
TAMI NESTING was named 2003 Milken Family
Foundation National Educator of the Year. She recently began
her administrative internship. Tami lives in Everett, Washington.
ANNETTE PATTERSON teaches in the Seattle
School District. She resides in Seattle.
KRISTEN DUGGER PERRY moved to Madison, Mississippi,
after graduation from SPU. In Madison, she worked in regional
mental health as a school-based therapist. In late 2002, Kristen
became a vocational rehabilitation consultant. Since March
2004, when her daughter was born, she has been a stay-at-home
CALISTA YATES is a missionary nurse/instructor
at the nursing school at Bethesda Hospital in Indonesia. She
lives in Kalimantan Barat, Indonesia.
RINA YORK resides in Tacoma, Washington,
and teaches 10th-grade science, and anatomy and physiology,
at Bonney Lake High School.
JEAN WESSEL works in a rural Indian Health
Clinic serving an Indian community. She also travels to Haiti
once or twice a year as a volunteer nurse. Jean lives in Arlington,
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