WALTER SCHOTT was recognized
for 50 years of ministry in the
United Methodist Church of the
Dakotas Conference at its 2004 annual session. He has also worked as a police
chaplain for 22 years. Currently, he is serving a two-year term as president
of the International Conference of Police Chaplains, which has a membership
of nearly 3,000 chaplains. Walter and his wife, Lola, live in Mandan, North
Dakota. They have one son, RANDAHL SCHOTT ’81.
GAIL STARK LUNDQUIST is the
administrative assistant in the
Alumni Department at Multnomah Bible College in Portland, Oregon.
She and her husband, Lynn, have
a married daughter and two grand-children. In the past few years, Gail
has taken short-term mission trips to Brazil and Madagascar, and she writes
that she has “felt greatly blessed by the privilege of working alongside fellow believers in other countries.” Gail and her husband reside in Portland.
REX CARPENTER and his wife, LOUISE RENNELLS
CARPENTER ’68, served in Free Methodist churches
in New York state from 1969 until he entered the U.S. Air Force chaplaincy in 1982. Rex, a chaplain lieutenant colonel, is now stationed with the First Fighter Wing at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia. He served from June until September 2004 as wing chaplain
for the 379 Air Expeditionary Wing, Al Udied Air Base, Qatar. The Carpenters have four children and three grandchildren.
GARY CONKLING is president and
cofounder of Conkling Fiskum & McCormick Inc., a public relations firm with offices in Portland and Salem, Oregon, as well as Washington,
D.C. Gary lives in Beaverton,
Oregon, with his wife, Mary Beth.
GREG ASIMAKOUPOULOS, an author and pastor, recently published his eighth
book, Ptarmigan Telegraph: The Story of Radio Station KICY, which chronicles
the history of a radio station in Nome, Alaska, operated by the Evangelical
Covenant Church of America. Greg lives with his wife, WENDY
and their three daughters in Naperville, Illinois.
MARIANNE HAVER HILL is in her 18th year as executive director of Meet Each Need With Dignity
(MEND), a multiservice nonprofit organization that assists more than 38,000
low-income people in Los Angeles, California. Her husband, Randy, is an
administrator and research computer scientist at the University of Southern
California’s Institute for Creative
Technologies. Residents of Pasadena, California, the Hills work a flexible schedule to spend more time with their two young children. They also lead the Alpha course ministry and
an annual outreach speaker series for their church in Pasadena.
Don't Believe Everything You
See on TV, Says This Crime Lab Scientist
“I grew up in the era when every kid wanted to be an astronaut,” says DAVID
NORTHROP '84. He'd ruled out space travel by the time he arrived at
SPU, but soon discovered a love for chemistry. Professors Paul Lepse, Wes Lingren,
and Lyle Peter helped him chart a career path, telling him about lesser-known
careers in science, including forensics. David went on to earn a master's degree
in forensic science and a doctorate in analytical chemistry.
Now in his 13th year
with the Washington State Patrol Crime Laboratory (WSPCL), David is one of
90 scientists working in six Washington state crime labs. He examines
materials seized by local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies,
including the Drug Enforcement Agency, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,
and Firearms. Poised over a microscope, he has analyzed materials used
in explosives and drugs, as well as trace evidence such as fibers, paint,
But David isn't always closeted in the laboratory. When necessary,
he dons protective gear, including a respirator, and goes to crime
scenes. The fieldwork, he says, isn't as neatly solved as on the popular
television show, “CSI.” “We have about 1,000 drug cases
going in our office right now,” he explains. “And we only have four analysts.”
and his wife, Annette, are the parents of two sons and live in Marysville,
Washington. Looking back, he credits his mentors with setting him up
for success. “What I
got at Seattle Pacific was outstanding,” he says. “My professors' examples both
as scientists and Christians is a legacy I hope
LINDA BOSMAN CARD and her husband, BOB CARD ’83, returned to Seattle in 1995 after many years in California and Texas. A ministerial candidate with the Free Methodist Church, Bob works part time at Shoreline Free Methodist Church in Seattle and nearly full time at Wetherholt and Associates as a
registered roofing consultant. Linda works part time in the Shoreline Free Methodist Church office, designing
brochures, bulletins, and flyers. The Cards have two daughters.
KATHY BLAKNEY CISSNA is a librarian at Sunrise Elementary School in
Redmond, Washington. Her husband, Rick, completed his 16th
year as a third-grade teacher at Maltby Elementary School in Snohomish, Washington,
and he has now moved into a library position there. Kathy
writes, “We are very excited about our collaborative
potential!” The Cissnas live
in Lynnwood, Washington, with their
STEVE CLATTERBUCK and his wife, Maria, make their home in Seattle. Steve works
for Princess Cruises in the field of tour development.
DAVE GARDNER received
his doctor of musical arts degree in choral
conducting from the University of
Arizona in 2003. He is now teaching choral music and voice
at Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas. In March 2005, Dave will travel
to New York City, where he was invited to conduct a large choir and orchestra
in a Carnegie Hall performance. His wife, CHERYL
DOWTY GARDNER ’85,
is a critical-care nurse and last year served as a clinical
instructor on the affiliate nursing faculty at Southwestern
College. The Gardeners and their three daughters make their
home in Winfield.
PETER KIND serves in the U.S. Air Force, and he is stationed at RAF Mildenhall,
a U.S. airfield base in England. Peter and his wife, MELODY
REDSTONE KIND ’84, have three teenage
sons and a young daughter.
KIM KULLE NESS taught half-day
kindergarten at Orchard Heights
Elementary School in the South
Kitsap (Washington) School District for 16 years before transferring
to teach first grade this year. She,
husband Dave, and their teenage daughter and son are active
at Harper Evangelical Free Church.
The Ness family lives in Port
CARL SUPPLEE is a chaplain and
major in the U.S. Air Force Reserves who has been on active
duty at McChord Air Force Base in Washington since 9/11. He has also traveled
extensively, including a recent trip to Balad, Iraq. His responsibility is
ministering to military members and their families, which includes counseling;
preaching; and performing weddings,
funerals, and baby dedications. He is also responsible
for notifying families whose son or daughter has been killed in action. Carl
and his wife, Joy, have two children and live in Seattle.
HEITMILLER WINTER is a full-time homemaker who homeschools
her two children. Her husband,
Wolfgang, is a high school principal in Palmer, Alaska,
where the couple resides. The Winters attend Mat-Su Evangelical
Covenant Church in Wasilla, Alaska.
CHARLES FARHADIAN was recently appointed
professor of world religions and Christian mission at Westmont College
in Santa Barbara, California. He resides in Santa Barbara.
GARRICK PANG lives
with his wife, Anna, and their two children in Bellevue, Washington.
In June 2004, Garrick was hired by Overlake
Christian Church (OCC) in Redmond, Washington, as
pastor of bridge-building ministries. He works with
the diverse ethnic populations in
the OCC community, and he uses sports and other creative
means to “build bridges” into local communities.
Garrick also works with Ambassadors
in Sport, an international Christian organization
that he helped start in 1990. Ambassadors in Sport uses soccer as its
platform for sharing the gospel.
HERB REAGAN lives with his wife,
Gill, and their family in Worcester, South Africa,
where they are missionaries with Youth With a Mission.
The couple is involved in community development work
and church planting.
TIM ANDIS makes his home in
Yakima, Washington, with his wife, Liberty, and their
three sons. Tim sells and distributes mountaineering and backpacking equipment,
what he calls “toys for playing in the outdoors.”
This summer, he led 39
people in a climb up Washington’s Mount Adams. He and his two oldest sons have earned their yellow belts
LORNE RICHMOND was promoted
to president of Seattle-based Richmond
Public Relations in May 2004. Beginning as an intern
with the company, Lorne has worked with the firm
since graduating from SPU. His most recent position
had been senior vice president. Over the years, Lorne
has overseen the national launch
of Nabisco’s SnackWell products,
and he has had clients featured in many national outlets.
Lorne and his wife, Elizabeth, reside with their three
children in Seattle.
CHAD RUSSELL is a major in the U.S. Air
Force and is currently assigned as the Advanced Projects
Division chief in the F-117 program office. He and his wife,
Molly, live in Beavercreek, Ohio, with their two young sons.
SHERMAN SNOW graduated from
Seattle University Law School in
June 2004, and he passed the bar exam this summer.
He then accepted a position to join the Fall City, Washington,
law firm of fellow alumnus LAWRENCE
BROWN JR. ’83.
GREG REGER recently graduated
from Fuller Theological Seminary
with a Ph.D. in clinical psychology.
On active duty with the U.S. Army,
he served at Walter Reed Army
Medical Center in Washington, D.C., until he and his
wife, Darlene, returned to Washington in November.
Greg is now stationed at Ft. Lewis, where he’s serving as a psychologist with a combat stress control unit.
KYLA MEREDITH-BOUCHER manages
a government contracting assistance program for the Spokane (Washington) Regional
Chamber of Commerce, which serves nearly all of Eastern Washington.
Kyla spends free time with her husband, Jonathan, and their
young daughter. The resident of Spokane also does volunteer work for local organizations
KIM WHITTAKER SHIRE and her
husband, Andy, live in Milwaukie,
Oregon. She works at Starbucks as a shift supervisor
and for the North Clackamas (Oregon) School District as a
JAMES HALL won the Artists International
Competition, and the flutist performed his debut recital
at Carnegie Hall in New York City on November 6, 2004.
James is completing a doctor of musical arts degree at the
University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he also earned
a master’s degree in music. He makes his
home in Merriam, Kansas.
AMY HITCHENS was ordained to
Christian ministry in July 2004
at the First Congregational Church
of Berkeley, United Church of Christ.
She now serves as the chaplain of Highline Community
Hospital in Burien, Washington. She makes her home in Des
HEATHER HOUSER HUNT lives in
San Diego, California, on the campus of Point Loma
Nazarene University, where her husband, Billy, is resident
director of a residence hall. She writes, “We love it here and look
forward to all God has to offer us
in our ministry.” A new mother of a
baby girl, Heather is also project
manager for a construction company in San Diego.
CARRIE BURR is now in her second year as head coach
for the West Seattle High School softball team. In her first
year as coach of the Wildcats, Carrie led the team to a winning
record and a position near the top of the division standings.
She shared “Coach of the Year” honors with the softball coach at Holy Names Academy.
Carrie is a third-generation
SPU graduate, following her parents, KEN
BURR ’74 and SHELLEY
EGGERT BURR ’74; and her grandparents, BILL
BURR ’50 and RUTH DAVIS
Correction: In the summer issue, Response mistakenly reported that CARRIE
BURR has a sister named
Carolyn. Carrie is Carolyn Burr.
STACEY JOHNSON MINNER earned
a master’s degree in counseling
from George Fox University, and
she is now a licensed professional counselor. She and her husband,
Jonathan, who works for the brokerage
department of Bank of America, have been married for seven years. The Minners reside with their son
in Denver, North Carolina.
ERIK ALLARD is the music producer
for the television show “Late Haven,” which debuted in October 2004 on JCTV. He plays segue music for the show and occasionally joins musical guests with original rap music.
ALLISON HOSLEY worked for eight months as a nurse with Mercy
Ships in West Africa from 2002 to 2003.
She is now serving in Sudan with Medair, a Swiss-based
Christian humanitarian relief organization. Allison is a
project manager respon-sible for the primary health care
of the displaced people in the West
Volunteer Response to Health Care Crisis in Côte
In September 2002, rebels tried unsuccessfully to
overthrow the government of Côte d'Ivoire (formerly
the Ivory Coast). They succeeded, however, in spurring PATRICE
ADJIBLY '00 into action. By May 2003, he
and several fellow Ivorians had founded the Ivory
Coast Medical Relief Team (ICMRT). “ICMRT is responding
to the health care crisis resulting from the destruction
of medical facilities in the rebel-controlled zone,” explains
Patrice. “We send desperately needed medical aid.”
Born and raised in Côte d'Ivoire, Patrice
has lived in the United States since 1991. At SPU,
he earned a degree in electrical engineering and
is now an aerospace engineer for the Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA). He is also executive director
of the ICMRT, an entirely volunteer-run organization.
Since its founding, the nonprofit has shipped $2
million in medical supplies — antibiotics, vitamins,
bandages, crutches, and more — to Côte d'Ivoire
in three huge containers. “We hope that we can ship
our fourth container soon,” says Patrice. “We are
committed to sending 10 containers.” To pay for the
shipments, he and his colleagues rely on donations
from families, friends, churches, and the public
through house parties, a silent auction, and other
ICMRT also wants to send anti-retroviral medicines
to treat the growing number of Ivorians with HIV/AIDS.
The AIDS crisis, explains Patrice, “threatens to
devastate the economy and destabilize the region
if a sustained effort to bring ARV treatment is not
Patrice lives with his wife and three children
in Shoreline, Washington.
RYAN HENDERSON is in his fourth
year as an elementary school teacher in the Highline (Washington)
School District. In July 2005, he will take a year’s leave to serve as a teacher
and missionary in Rayong, Thailand, with the Free Methodist Volunteers
in Service Abroad (VISA) program.
He will be working with Free Methodist
missionaries KEVIN AUSTIN ’84 and NATELLE
PAIGE MORGAN entered the University of Washington’s M.A./Ph.D. program in English in Autumn 2004. She lives in Seattle.
SARAH PULLEN VOGT resides in Fresno, California, with her
husband, Jay. She works for Fresno’s Central High School, where she heads the theatre department
and teaches English.
STACY MULLENS REED is a project manager for the Oregon Department
of Human Services. Her husband, Andrew, is a professor and
job center advocate, specializing in workforce and immigration
issues. They recently finished building their first home,
located in Woodburn, Oregon.
ROBERT STERLING is completing
his final year of seminary studies at Regent University in
Virginia Beach, Virginia. His wife, ANNE
MARIE OLNEY STERLING,
is in a one-year lab officer training program at Walter Reed
Army Hospital in Washington, D.C. The couple lives
in Silver Springs, Maryland.
With the African Children’s Choir, Alumna Fulfills
When SARA RICHARDSON ’01 was
15 years old, the African Children’s Choir
performed in her Harrisburg, Oregon, church. “I
wanted to volunteer right there and then,” she
says, adding that she pleaded to become a chaperone,
even though she knew her age precluded it.
After graduating from SPU with a degree in educational
ministries and a teaching certificate, Sara planned
to teach in Guatemala. “But I put in an application
with the choir just on a whim,” she says. The
African Children’s Choir office called, and
Sara joined Choir #22 on tour in Alaska.
Founded 20 years ago, the choir sends 7- to 11-year-old
African children on 18-month tours throughout the
world. “It’s an amazing experience for
the kids,” says Sara. Many are orphans, she
explains; most live in the slums and have never attended
school. On the road with the choir, they receive
an education and the opportunity to experience other
cultures. Through education
and sponsorship, many former choir members have gone on to become doctors,
lawyers, engineers, and teachers.
After Choir #22 returned home, Sara was asked to
lead Choir #23. During 2004, they traveled to Alabama,
Mississippi, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and
Arkansas. The group then flew to Northern Ireland
to prepare for a national concert in Ghent, Belgium.
Now home in Oregon, Sara is taking a break from
touring — but she was glad to see the choir
again when it visited her home church this fall. “I’ve
been traveling for two and a half years,” says
Sara. “I wouldn’t have traded it
NATHAN BROUWER has begun
a two-year assignment with the Peace Corps in The Gambia.
Serving as an environmental volunteer, Nathan works with
local citizens to improve the management of local forest
resources, teaches environmental education classes and wildfire
prevention, and promotes conservation.
KYLE DILLON has
completed the eight-week U.S. Navy basic training
at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Illinois,
finishing near the top of his division. He is now serving
as a Navy seaman and attending language school in Monterey,
California. He writes, “Let my fellow alums know that I wish them the best!”
SARAH GARCEAU LUTTERLOH resides
in Okinawa, Japan, with her husband, Matthew, a sergeant
in the U.S. Marine Corps. The couple will be stationed in
Okinawa until December 2006. Sarah works at the University
of Maryland University College in Okinawa as an enrollment
REBECCA NEMNICH is living and
serving in Zimbabwe, Africa, on a
one-year assignment with the Mennonite
Central Committee. She is a student
development and community event coordinator.
ZIBERT graduated in June 2004 from the University
of Washington with a master’s degree in professional accounting-taxation. He now works for the international company KPMG in Seattle. Chris resides in Seattle.
ANNETTE BROWN is teaching English
in Indonesia on a one-year assignment
with the Mennonite Central Committee.
ERIN HAMILTON passed the Washington state nursing board examinations in
July 2004 and has been hired as a registered nurse at Overlake
Hospital in Bellevue, Washington. She works in the Intensive
Care Unit. “I’m pretty excited about finally working as an official R.N.,” she writes. Erin makes her home in Seattle.
JOY RADFORD and her husband,
Dave, live in Seattle. She is an
assistant account executive for PRR,
a Seattle-based social marketing and communications
firm. While a student, Joy had interned with PRR, and she
now provides support for national and local accounts by helping
to plan and implement media-relations campaigns.
MARIA SCHMIED was commissioned as a second lieutenant in
the U.S. Air Force after completing the Air Force Reserve
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