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Autumn 2004 | Volume 27, Number 4 | Footnotes



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 STEVEN ASIMAKOUPOULOS, 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, and metals.

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.”

David 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
to continue.”

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

baby son.

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 Orchard, Washington.

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.

HEIDI 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 in karate.


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 and events.

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 tutor.


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 Moines, Washington.

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 BURR ’50.

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

Darfur region.


Graduate Leads Volunteer Response to Health Care Crisis in Côte d'Ivoire

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 fund-raisers.

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 undertaken immediately.”

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 THOMPSON


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.


Traveling With the African Children’s Choir, Alumna Fulfills a Dream

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
for anything.”


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 specialist.

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.

CHRISTOPHER 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 Officers’ Training Corps program.

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