WILLIAM JACKSON graduated from
the Biblical Seminary in New York
and was ordained in 1946. Since
then, William has spent 57 years
in ministry, as a pastor and as a
chaplain in prisons and hospitals.
Since 1990, William has traveled
to Haiti every winter as a part-time
missionary, where he assists in
church planting, and supervision
and support of a largely indigenous
ministry. For the past three winters,
he has taught in an English-speaking
seminary in the city of Cap-Haitien.
“It is a thrill, a joy, to share my lifetime of study and ministry experiences
with these brothers and sisters
who are so eager for Christian service,” he writes. William resides in Milwaukie,
VERA LOCKHART GOODMAN received a
Global Woman of Vision Award in July
2002 for her work in “education and
social action.” The award is given to women in Calgary, Canada. A retired teacher,
Vera has produced a video
and best-selling book, Reading Is
More Than Phonics.
ROBERT KUNG, who is retired from
Texas Instruments Company, travels
frequently to China. Robert and his
wife, May, live in Dallas, Texas, and
are active in a Baptist church there.
DOUG STAVE has served as a professor
and administrator in higher
education for 25 years and as a
pastor for more than 25 years. He
recently began a nonprofit mission
called Serve the Children Coalition
Inc., based in Olympia, Washington.
The mission’s primary goal is to build
children’s homes in India, where he and his wife, Joyce, served in the 1960s.
They are currently involved in building their first home at Lasina
in Maharashtra state. Their next
project will be in Punjab state, where
150,000 tribal people have recently
professed faith in Christ. Doug and
Joyce have five adult children and
CAROL MODIN WILDER began painting
watercolors seriously in the early
1990s. Since then, she has exhibited
and received awards for her work and
is a member of Viewpoints Gallery in
Los Altos, California. In the mid-1960s, her husband, ROGER WILDER ’58,
was the youngest elementary school principal in Portland, Oregon. He became a
principal in Palo Alto, California, in 1973. Now semi-retired, the Wilders
moved to Mt. Shasta, California, in 1998 and are active in their Baptist church,
their community and the Art and Soul Gallery in Ashland, Oregon.
JOHN HOOD and his wife, SUSANNE
SHYVERS HOOD ’64, have served with Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF)
past 34 years. They now live in Oaxaca, Mexico, where John is chief
of maintenance for five Latin American
MAF programs. Prior to Mexico,
they worked in Irian Jaya, Indonesia;
at MAF’s headquarters in Redlands, California; and in Suriname, South America.
While overseas, Susanne taught school, gave piano lessons and helped in several
MAF programs, doing everything from operating the radio during flights to providing
hospitality to traveling missionaries and holding child evangelism fellowship
classes in her front yard. She also played piano for church and choirs. John
and Susanne have four
adult children, including
JONATHAN HOOD ’93, and seven grandchildren.
CAROL KING SCHAPER taught
for 19 years in Michigan and currently teaches in the Highline (Washington) School
District. She has two adult daughters and two grandchildren. Carol and her husband,
Bob, live in Seattle.
LYNN HOLZWARTH lives in Mobridge, South Dakota, where
he recently retired from teaching at Lakeside Christian School. Previously, he
taught in the Edmonds (Washington) School District for 28 years. Lynn moved to
his hometown, Mobridge, four years ago to assist his aging mother. There he is
active in the Lakeside Bible Church. Interested in genealogy, he has traveled
to the Ukraine and Germany to research his family tree.
Alumni Lead Church-Building Team to Africa, Fulfilling Guyer's Last Request
Twenty volunteers including eight SPU alumni will fulfill a final request of the late missionary CLIFFORD GUYER '44. During 40 years of ministry in Africa, Guyer built 25 churches and ministered to impoverished miners working in South African gold mines. In 1933, as he was dying of cancer, he urged the construction of a church in Beira, Mozambique. Last month, under the auspices of Free Methodist Men's Ministries, Seattle Pacific Alumni PHYLLIS SORTOR '64 and JEFF YERGER '69 led a team to Africa, where they helped complete the project that had sat unfinished for 10 years.
In the early 1990's, the city of Beira donated land to the local Free Methodist church, stipulating that a church be built immediately. A 50-foot by 100-foot concrete foundation went in, as well as walls. But construction ceased for the next decade. "Grass is growing were the floors should be, and piles of dried banana leaves and garbage are heaped up in the corners of the building," said Sortor before leaving. That changed this summer.
Sortor, Yerger and 18 others including alumni RANDY MATTHEWSON '58 and ALICE BLACK MATTHEWSON '59, BOB O'BRIEN '63 and JUDY EASTERLING O'BRIEN '64, and LARRY WATSON '68 and CAROLYN ROSSER WATSON '68 are completing the Clifford Guyer Memorial Church with the help of local residents. The volunteers, as well as other individuals and churches, are financially supporting the project. "Our purpose," explains Yerger, "is to partner with the Free Methodist church in Beira, working with them as they reach their community in Christ."
BOB BARTA and his
wife, Paula, are
members of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Everett, Washington, where they make
their home. Bob sings in
the choir at Our Savior’s and Paula, an accomplished pipe organist, plays at
various churches in the community.
DON HINES took an early retirement from
the city of Tacoma in 2001 after working for 28 years in community and economic
He and his wife, MYRNA OSTROM
HINES ’70, then moved to Evergreen, Colorado, to work with an organization that
is establishing an English training center and university in China. Last summer,
they took a team of college students to China to teach English and share their
faith. Don and Myrna
have two sons, PAUL HINES ’97 and PHILIP HINES ’00.
WAGGONER and NANCY FREDRICK WAGGONER have lived in Colorado
Springs, Colorado, for 11 years. Before that, they lived in Southern California
for 17 years. Ken served as executive vice president for Continental Singers
for a time and earned an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University. Now he is the vice
president of operations for the software company Datanomix in Denver. After teaching
for a few years, Nancy worked for Continental Singers, eventually heading up
the organization’s International Department. The Waggoners have two daughters.
ROBIN COWAN lives in Seattle, where she is office manager in
the Seattle-King County Public Health Laboratory. For the past 10 years, she
has attended Beit
Tikvah Messianic Congregation in Newcastle, Washington. She teaches Messianic
and Israeli dance there, and reads in
Hebrew from the Torah scroll. She
writes, “In my spare time, my hobbies are Israeli dancing, reading and crosstown
ROB BASSETT is a professor of psychology at Roberts Wesleyan
College in Rochester, New York. In Autumn 2002, he was elected president of the
Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS). He will serve a three-year
term: the first as president-elect, the second as president and the third as
past president. CAPS is an international organization of Christian psychologists
with approximately 2,000 members.
PAULA WITT HAAKENSON lives in Sammamish, Washington,
and works with special needs children at the elementary-school level. In the
past five years, she has gone through several major transitions, including divorce,
cancer — with surgery,
chemotherapy and radiation treatment — and moving to a new home.
She writes, “God is good and faithful!”
JEANNE EHRET HUNTER married DAVE
HUNTER ’72 more than 25 years ago. The Hunters make their home in Carnation,
Washington, and have two children, including BRIAN HUNTER,
an SPU sophomore last year. Dave is employed by Sisters of Providence Health
and serves on their local school board. Jeanne worked until 1986, including 10
years as an accountant for Thurston (Washington) County and three years in public
accounting. Now she is a stay-at-home mom and has been actively involved in Moms
in Touch International for 12 years.
SUE MCNEELY NEFF taught
home taught home economics for several years after graduating from SPC. In 1975,
she married Jeff
Neff, who served in the Coast Guard for 24 years. They were stationed in Virginia,
Maine and Seattle
and had three sons “along the
way.” The couple now lives in Kent, Washington. Sue has been involved in music
and drama ministries at Highland
Community Church in Renton, Washington, and she works for
her father and brother at their small
sheet metal company. She is also
a substitute teacher for the Kent
School District. Sue is writing a
book titled The Busy Family’s Guide to Healthy Eating.
LOIS LOGSDON WINTERS is
a neonatal intensive care nurse at Deaconess Hospital in Spokane, Washington,
where she works with two other SPU nursing graduates. Lois and her husband, Dick,
are active in their church and enjoy refurbishing their home. They have two daughters
and a son, TREVOR WINTERS, who was a junior at SPU last year
and a member of
the crew team.
CONNIE LILLAS was chosen as one of only 22 fellows for Zero
to Three’s “Leaders for the 21st Century” program. Zero to Three is a national
nonprofit organization that studies the
fi rst three years of a child’s development. During her 18-month fellowship,
Connie will complete her book, A Psychoneurobiological Approach, which is part
of a series on interpersonal neurobiology. A psychoanalyst and director of infant
mental health training at The Early Childhood Center Foundation in Los Angeles,
Connie and her husband, Trevor Dobbs, live in Altadena, California.
BOLT has been teaching elementary school in Mossyrock, Washington, since graduating
from SPU in 1978.
She attends the Mossyrock Assembly
WILLIAM “CHRIS” HIGHLAND has published two books on interspiritual
His first book, Meditations
of John Muir: Nature’s Temple (Wilderness Press, 2001), includes quotes from
famed naturalist John Muir and others about nature. His second book, Meditations
of Henry David Thoreau: A Light in the Woods (Wilderness Press, 2003), takes
a similar approach with the writings of Thoreau. Chris is now completing a book
about Ralph Waldo Emerson. Selections and reviews of each of the books can be
found at Chris’ Web site, www.naturetemple.net.
He says, “I would enjoy any ‘responses’ from old classmates,
or young!” Chris lives in San Geronimo, California.
JAN SMITH LELAND worked in
relations for several years after graduating
from SPU. She recently returned to school to earn certification in
elementary education, with a focus
on non-English-speaking students.
She has interned in a fourth-grade
class. Jan and her husband, Rodney,
have two children and reside in
STEVE MCKINDLEY-WARD married
Mimi Ward in 1983. They live in
Mount Rainier, Maryland. Steve
writes, “I hang out with Mennonites, Catholics, Quakers, three teenage boys and
other social subversives, and like to ride my bike to my job as a horticulturist
for the Anacostia
Watershed Society just outside
CHERYL ROBINSON began working for the Edmonds (Washington)
School District in 1990 after completing graduate courses in school nursing at
Pacific Lutheran University. During school breaks, she enjoys cross country
skiing and backpacking with her husband, Tom Beavers. Cheryl lives in Seattle,
attends “Church at the Center,” teaches for the American Red Cross and has served
on the board of the School Nurse Organization of Washington. She welcomes email
from former classmates, who can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TOLBERT lives in Edinboro, Pennsylvania, and is the associate vice president for enrollment
management and retention at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.
FRITZ-MITCHELL is the director is the director of music and liturgy at St. Joseph
Catholic Church in Stuart, Florida. She and her husband, David, live in Stuart.
KRISTIN ELLISON-OSLIN is entering her fourth year as chaplain at Fircrest
School in Shoreline, Washington. Fircrest has provided services for 260 developmentally
disabled residents, but now faces closure due to Washington state budget cuts.
Kristin lives in Seattle.
VALERIE RADER WHISLER is a staff nurse for Cardiac
Health Specialists in Tacoma, Washington, working in outpatient cardiology and
electrophysiology. Her husband, Pat, is an environmentalist and retired Marine.
The couple lives in Roy, Washington, and spends time in family activities with
son Scott and their dog.
JULIANNE LINDBERG MACH teaches juniors and seniors
at Marysville- Pilchuck High School in Marysville,
Washington. After a nine-month review
process, she is now a National
Board-Certified teacher in high school
English. Julianne’s twin brother, John Lindberg, is an assistant professor of
physics at SPU.
LAURIE YORK YOUNGQUIST lives in Everett, Washington, and is a
teacher of family and consumer science in the Everett School District. She and
husband, Russ, have one daughter.
KAREN ASP recently bought a “hobby
farm” in Mt. Vernon, Washington, “in the heart of the tulips.” She writes that
she is “looking forward to pursuing
God’s will for me here.”
LYNNETTE DEJMAL ANDERSEN worked as an oncology
nurse for three years in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, before returning to Oregon
in 1991. She now works two days a week as a medical/surgical registered nurse.
Lynnette and her husband, Dan, have two sons and raise cattle, hay, oats and
writes that she has “wonderful, lasting
friendships” that began at SPU.
SHELLY LEWIS DONAHUE, husband Andy and their
two children have relocated to Singapore. Andy will be teaching at the Singapore
American School, where Shelly will be school nurse.
MECHELLE MCCOY WONG and her
husband, JEFF WONG ’87, have two daughters. Mechelle teaches piano from their
home in Auburn, Washington, and teaches music at Des Moines Creek School, a small
Christian school in Des Moines, Washington. She is also active as a church co-worship
leader and pianist.
MARK POWELL is the executive director of Cappella Romana, a professional
vocal ensemble known for performing
Eastern Orthodox music.
He was producer of the group’s third
CD, “The Akáthistos Hymn” by Ivan Moody, a contemporary choral setting of the
sixth-century Byzantine hymn to the Virgin Mary. Mark and his wife, Kathleen,
live in Edmonds, Washington, with their daughter.
MILES STUMP is
the executive director of Wild Salmon River Expeditions (wildsalmonrivers.org),
a nonprofit ecotourist company. The company takes clients to Kamchatka in Russia
for fly-fishing steelhead and rainbow trout, combining angling and scientific
wife Nadya and their daughter live in Seattle.
PAUL ANUNSON has been
executive at Masterworks, an advertising advertising
and marketing agency that
helps nonprofit organizations, since
August 1998. His wife, Alisha, taught
first grade at Christ the King Academy
in Poulsbo, Washington, until June
2001, when their first child was born.
They attend Crossroads Neighborhood
Church in Bremerton. Paul
writes, “We don’t do much else than be parents and work on our home that we bought
in January 2002!” The Anunsons live in Poulsbo.
NORM FUNK lives in Surrey, B.C., lives in Surrey, B.C., Canada, and
is working toward a
master of divinity degree at Regent
College in Vancouver, B.C. From 1992
to 1994, he was a youth pastor in
Coquitlam, B.C., and has overseen the
youth ministry department at Willingdon
Church in Burnaby, B.C., for the
past seven years. Norm’s wife, Nicole, a former high school teacher, stays at
home with their two young children.
CHRIS LOPEZ is a loan consultant at
Washington Mutual in Seattle. His
wife, KIMBERLY JOHNSON LOPEZ ’91, is a stay-at-home mother to their three children.
The Lopez family resides in Edmonds, Washington.
KERRIE MCCALL BAUER traveled
through Europe with her husband, Brett, after graduating from SPU. In 1997, she
began a women’s theological
discussion group, she says, “in order to continue the habit of thoughtful dialogue
and deliberate living that
I enjoyed at SPU.” She continues seminary study at Regent College in Vancouver,
B.C., Canada; serves as an elder and lay preacher in her church; does occasional
freelance writing; competes in triathlons with her husband; and enjoys carpooling
and being a soccer mom. Kerrie and Brett live in Bellingham, Washington, with
their two young daughters.
KATHI MYERS joined the U.S. Air Force in August 2000
after working for more than seven years in the pediatric unit of the Yakima Valley
Memorial Hospital in Yakima, Washington. For two years, she was stationed at
Luke Air Force Base in Arizona. She completed the Air Force Flight Nurse Course
December 2002 in preparation for a flight nurse assignment at Pope Air
Force Base in North Carolina. She
and her German shorthair pointer
moved there in March 2003.
GRETCHEN WILEY STEHR is currently
taking time off from teaching to stay
home with her young daughter. She
and her husband, Vaughn, are active
in the Marysville Free Methodist
Church in Marysville, Washington,
where they live.
LESLIE MEIK WISDOM is the program
director for Seattle SCORES, an
after-school program for inner-city
students. SCORES teaches leadership
and teamwork through soccer;
literacy and creativity through poetry
and creative writing; and community
sensitivity and awareness through
community service projects. Leslie
resides in Seattle.
From Columbine to New York, Alumna Explores How Violence Affects Faith
Violence has been in the world since Cain and Able, but few researchers focus on how it affects someone's faith. JEANNETTE REED SUTTON '93 is one who does. "Churches have always reached out to the people in disaster, but there's not a lot of research about how they do that," says Jeannette, a Ph.D. candidate in sociology at the University of Colorado (CU)-Boulder. Her research, galvanized by personal experience, is changing that.
Jeannette and her husband, DAVID SUTTON '92, earned master of divinity degrees at Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey. He is now an associate pastor in Layfayette, Colorado. She was ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA) in 1998.
Today working at the Hazard Center at CU-Boulder, Jeannette has been a chaplain in hospital emergency rooms and domestic violence shelters. She coordinated victim services after the 1999 Columbine High School shootings in Littleton, Colorado, and interviewed response teams including 45 chaplains in New York City following September 11, 2001. Researching faith-based responses to disaster, she asked the chaplains, "Why is spiritual care necessary when mental health care is already available?"
Not allowed to share their own faiths, chaplains tread carefully. "Instead of their words, they used their presence, walking with the victims," she says, adding they lived out Psalm 23 by dhowing the victims that God, indeed, was with them even "in the valley of the shadow of death."
Her doctorate is scheduled to be completed in May 2004, Jeannette says, "I'd like to do research and be connected with the SPU campus somehow."
RICK DULAINE completed a master’s degree in computer information systems from
University College at the University of Denver in May 2003. He accomplished this
after transferring with his employer, Raytheon Vision Systems, from Colorado
to California in early 2001. He completed the degree via the Internet and independent
study. Rick and his wife, Dawn, recently celebrated their 21st wedding anniversary
and live in Ventura, California.
JEFF HAGGAN is vice president of real estate
management with Briar
Development Company. He manages
Briar’s real estate holdings, administering existing leases and managing surplus
properties. After earning his degree from SPU, Jeff went on to graduate from
the University of Southern California food industry management program in 1995.
ALLISON PARKER has joined Imagio-J. Walter Thompson as an account executive.
Previously, Allison managed media and community relations for the Washington
State Bar Association. She has also taught speech communication at Washington
State University and served as a writing consultant to Starwood Hotels and Resorts
Worldwide. Imagio-J. Walter Thompson offers its clients services in planning,
advertising, development and public relations.
JEREMY HAWKINS was appointed
to a position on the City Planning Commission for Westport, Washington. Jeremy
is a past president and treasurer of the Southwest Washington Farm Bureau, a
past board member of the Washington Cranberry Alliance and a current member of
the Westport Grayland Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. He is also a financial
consultant with D.A. Davidson in Aberdeen, Washington. Jeremy and his
wife, CHRISTINA RICE HAWKINS ’94, own and operate Glenacres
Inn Bed and Breakfast
LARA KELLER OLSEN received a master’s degree in teaching and learning from Saint
Mary’s University of Minnesota in May 2003. She lives in Duluth, Minnesota.
CAROLYN RAY ROCHE graduated with a master of education degree in school counseling
from SPU in June 2002. In October, she and her husband, David, moved to Phoenix,
Arizona. Carolyn is an elementary school counselor at Frank Elementary School
the town of Guadalupe in the Tempe
School District. She writes, “We are loving the warm weather, saguaros and desert
living.” The couple lives in Ahwatukee, Arizona, with their two Italian greyhounds.
REBECCA TRIMM received a master of divinity degree from Candler School of
Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, in May 2003. Rebecca makes
her home in Atlanta.
JENNIFER BEHRENDS KINLEY married DAVE KINLEY ’97 in
August 1998. Jennifer worked for a social
agency for more than two years until,
she says, “Dave and I felt that God
was asking us to slow down and
re-evaluate.” They quit their jobs and moved to Gig Harbor, Washington, joining
a close community of Christian couples. Jennifer now works as a legal assistant,
and Dave works in construction management.
JENNIFER BENNETT completed a
master of science degree in psychology at the University of Washington in August
2002. In September, she drove across the United States to New Haven, Connecticut,
where she is now on the research staff in the Department of Psychology at Yale
University. She is studying the effects of estrogen on learning/memory systems.
Jennifer lives in New Haven.
JASON DENHAM attended the University of Washington
for two years after graduating from SPU to earn a bachelor of science degree
in mechanical engineering and complete
his “3/2” transfer program
with Seattle Pacific. Since 1999,
he’s been working at a combined cycle cogeneration power plant in the Skagit
Valley in Washington. In 2002, Jason began an evening M.B.A. program at Western
Washington University. He makes his home in Burlington, Washington.
ECKSTROM graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine in June
2003. She and her husband, ANDREW ECKSTROM, will move to Boise, Idaho, where
Jennie is scheduled to complete residency training at Family Practice Residency
of Idaho. Andrew will continue working in information technology.
LISA MOY recently accepted the position
of program assistant for the Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH),
based in Seattle. She
works on projects that
focus on women’s reproductive health in developing countries. Lisa resides in
ANNE MARIE OLNEY STERLING was in northern Kuwait in late
March 2003 with the 28th Combat Support Hospital, 44th Medical Brigade out of
Fort Bragg, North Carolina. She was personnel officer for 500 medical personnel
in a 300-bed field hospital. Her husband, ROB STERLING, remained
at home in Fayetteville, North Carolina, where he attends seminary, works in
a music store
and serves as a youth and music pastor for Trinity Methodist Church.
JAMES SNYDER is a lead child behavioral specialist at the Walker Home
and School in Needham, Massachusetts. His wife, Shelby, is in graduate school,
studying for a master
of fi ne arts degree in lighting design at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.
SARAH FRUTCHEY WOODWARD graduated from the University of California-Santa Barbara
master’s degree in dramatic art in June 2003. She and her husband, NATE
are moving to Kansas City, Missouri, where Nate will begin graduate study in
composition at the University of
Missouri at Kansas City’s Conservatory of Music.
MANDY OLNEY graduated from
Signal graduated from Signal Corps Offi cer Basic Training and left for Wujon,
South Korea, in February 2003. She is stationed there for one year as cable platoon
leader for 20 soldiers who lay cable and telephone lines.
AMY RANDALL joined
the firm Imagio-J. Walter Thompson as an account coordinator.
She supports the consumer
and health teams on the fi rm’s Nautilus and NexCura accounts. Imagio-J. Walter
Thompson offers its clients services in planning, advertising, development and
Amy lives in Seattle.
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