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Autumn 2006 | Volume 29, Number 4 | Footnotes


Class of 1947

RUTH GREENE BEECHICK was featured in an article of The Old Schoolhouse, a magazine for homeschooling families. She has written five books about homeschooling methods, including World History Made Simple: Matching History With the Bible. Ruth lives in Golden, Colorado.

Class of 1957

LORAINE VAN DE WATER BAUMAN is now retired from teaching and living in Connell, Washington. She and her husband, Larry, own L&L Farms, an onion-growing and shipping operation.

RICHARD FULLER earned his master of education degree from SPC in 1967. Years later, he retired from missionary service in Nigeria, Africa. He now serves as pastor at Merrill Gardens Retirement Community in Mill Creek, Washington. Richard makes his home in Snohomish, Washington.

DAVE GEORGE taught and coached for 31 years. For the last 19 years, however, he has worked in the financial services industry. He and his wife, ANGELINE KOSANKE GEORGE ’56, reside in Yakima, Washington. They have two children, DEBBIE GEORGE MACLURG ’81 and DAN GEORGE ’84.

HANS HEIA taught at an elementary school before spending the remainder of his teaching career at Seattle’s North Seattle Community College. He retired in 1988 and lives in Seattle.

BEV ABEL JACKSON and her husband, PAUL JACKSON ’56, who make their home in Gig Harbor, Washington, taught school in Renton, Washington, throughout their careers. Bev writes, “We love retirement: time for missions, grandchildren, and travel.” Their children, LONNI JACKSON ’86 and SHARON JACKSON ’86, are also Falcons.

LARRY NOEL retired in 1990 after 33 years as an educator in Issaquah and Bellevue, Washington. He was a teacher at the elementary and secondary levels, school counselor, guidance coordinator, principal, and superintendent. Larry earned a master’s degree in education from the University of Illinois and taught graduate- level education courses at SPU . In 2005, he and his wife, Marilyn, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. The Noels reside in Bellevue, Washington.

MARILYN SPURLING PAUL and her husband have been full-time campers for the past five years, making their home in a fifth-wheel rig. They reside in Langley, British Columbia, Canada, and travel to California and Arizona during the winter.

SHEILA HOLT WIESE taught home economics and elementary education in the public schools for 31 years. She has two daughters and one granddaughter. She and her husband, Hugh, live in Kenmore, Washington.

JEAN WHITFORD, who makes her home in Silverdale, Washington, taught English in China and distributed Bibles in Moscow’s Red Square upon the dissolution of the country’s communist government. Jean published a book about China titled God’s Rice Bowl using the pen name, Elizabeth Burga. She is now retired.

Class of 1962

SHARONE SHAWSTAD retired from her position as office administrator at the Boeing Co. in February 2003. She now cares for her elderly mother in Auburn, Washington. Sharone resides in SeaTac, Washington.

FRED WEEDON retired from practicing law in 2000. He and his wife, SHARON HANSEN WEEDON ’63, divide their time between homes on Lopez Island, Washington, and in La Quinta, California. Fred writes that his days are filled with “lots of boating, golfing, and traveling.”

Class of 1967

RUTH LYNES BREWSTER earned a master of fine arts degree from the University of Minnesota. She has performed with the Minnesota Opera, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Dale Warland Singers, Riksteatern, and the San Francisco and Seattle Chorales. She is now executive director of the Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra, and the handbell director at First Presbyterian Church in Bellevue, Washington. Her husband, Eric, works for the Boeing Co. and is also a musician. They have three adult children and make their home in Kirkland, Washington.

VICKI FOREMAN resides in Newcastle, Washington. A retired Seattle School District principal, she is now an educational consultant with Educational Advocates Inc. and is active at First Presbyterian Church in Bellevue, Washington.

LARRY MCKEHAN spent two years in Columbia working for the Peace Corps, earned a master’s degree in Spanish linguistics from Ohio State University, and then spent 35 years teaching Spanish, French, math, and science. He lives in Port Ludlow, Washington.

GENEVIEVE NEAL and her husband, Winston, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in June 2006. The Neals make their home at Piedmont Gardens, a continuing-care facility in Oakland, California.

BILL NEWELL and his wife, DIANA NICKILA NEWEL ’70, have developed Mountain Springs Lodge, a destination resort near Leavenworth, Washington, that caters to conferences, weddings, and family gatherings. The Newells live in Leavenworth.

JOEL PAGET was awarded trustee emeritus status after serving 33 years on SPU ’s Board of Trustees. Joel is an attorney with Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland in Seattle, where he specializes in immigration, estate planning, probate, and tax law. He has received “Best Lawyers in America” and “Super Lawyer” awards. Joel and his wife, LORILEE NYHOLM PAGET ’66, live in Bellevue, Washington.

CAROLYN HIBBARD RICHARDS and her husband, Steve, reside in Arlington, Washington. Carolyn is a retired teacher and mother of three adult children. Steve is the pastor of Christian Missionary Alliance Church in Arlington, Washington.

LUCY ISHIDA RICHMOND retired after 27 years with the State Department of Human Services in 2000. She now volunteers at the Moiliili Thrift Shop in Honolulu, Hawaii, and is a member of the Developmental Disabilities Quality Assurance subcommittee. She has one son and lives in Honolulu.

JOY WILSON STALEY makes her home in Yakima, Washington. She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from SPU in June 2006 after presenting her dissertation findings on breast cancer at the American Psychological Association’s National Convention in August 2006.

SHARON STEINKE STEWART and her husband, Joe, reside in The Dalles, Oregon, where she is a special education teacher. They have three children, including Angela Stewart ’95, who earned a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Washington in 2006. Sharon and her husband are also the proud grandparents of six grandchildren.

For 27 Years, Alumni Couple Circles the Globe in Search of the Next Total Solar Eclipse

JON HUDSON ’67 and FRANCIE WATKINS HUDSON ’69 traveled to southern Australia in December 2002 — for an event that lasted 23 seconds.

Since February 1979, Jon and Francie have been “chasing” total solar eclipses. Their current count is eight: in Washington, Hawaii, Bolivia, Venezuela, Turkey, Zambia, Australia, and, in March 2006, Libya. The longest time the moon blocked the sun, revealing the sun’s spectacular corona, was seven minutes. That was in Hawaii, says Jon. “But we were clouded out of that one,” adds Francie.

While attending Seattle Pacific College, Jon and Francie took “Introduction to Astronomy” from Professor of Physics and Mathematics Karl Krienke. After graduation, they married, and Jon went to work for the Boeing Co. Francie taught second grade in the Highline (Washington) School District. When they learned an eclipse would occur only hours from their Seattle home in 1979, the pair drove to Goldendale, Washington, to watch. “It was just enough to make us want to see more,” says Francie.

Since then, they have taken eight to 14-day trips to watch eclipses in far-flung locales, even though the actual eclipse will last only minutes. They’ve also met other eclipse chasers, including NASA engineers. But the people who’ve made the biggest impression on the Hudsons are the local residents. After developing a friendship with a young Zambian man, the couple decided to help him realize his dream of attending college to study accounting.

Where to next? Jon’s 1967 class reunion in February, of course. But in August 2008, they hope to be watching an eclipse in Siberia or Mongolia.


Class of 1972

SUZANNE NORMAN BARSNESS received a master’s degree in nursing from SPU in 1991. She is now employed as a research nurse at the University of Washington. She and her husband, Loren, have four adult children and seven grandchildren. The couple lives in Lynnwood, Washington.

NANCY DOOLEY is an educational administrator at the Gila River Juvenile Detention Center in Sacaton, Arizona. She is also president-elect of the Arizona Corrections Educators Association. Nancy makes her home in Chandler, Arizona.

LYNN BOHSTEDT ELLIS volunteers at Crisis Pregnancy and Shoebox Ministry in the Phoenix, Arizona, area. Her husband, Terry, has been city manager of Peoria, Arizona, since 1997. The Ellises live in Peoria.

DEBBI FINE GULBERG teaches third grade in Northshore, Washington. Her husband, LARRY GULBERG , is an adjunct professor of chemistry at SPU . They have one daughter and a son, EDDIE GULBERG ’02. The Gulbergs reside in Mukilteo, Washington.

DANIEL HESS and his wife, KATHLEEN WELTY HESS ’73, make their home in Walla Walla, Washington. Dan has been a trial lawyer in Eastern Washington since 1981. Kathleen is employed as the office manager of Daniel’s law practice. The Hesses have three adult children.

MARK JOHNSON is in his 18th year as a school administrator. For the last seven years, he has been principal of Chief Moses Middle School in Moses Lake, Washington. His wife, KAREN EDWARDS JOHNSON, has taught for 17 years at Larson Heights Elementary School in Moses Lake, where the couple resides.

PETER LOFGREN is a vice president at a large national bank. He and his wife, Mickey, spend their free time showing carriage horses along the West Coast of the United States and Canada. The Lofgrens live in Chehalis, Washington.

LINDA MEHAN, who resides in Prescott Valley, Arizona, is enjoying her 31st year in the teaching profession. She has taught in such places as Arizona, Washington, Saudi Arabia, and the Sultanate of Oman.

JANICE HEGE QUANBECK is an accountant for the Veterans Administration. Her husband, LARRY QUANBECK, is a Lutheran pastor. They live in Long Beach, California.

CHUCK SIDES and his wife, SALLY GOODE SIDES ’73, make their home in Salem, Oregon. Chuck, who received a master of education degree from SPU in 1974, writes, “Finally, with all our three daughters and two sons-inlaw now graduated from SPU , I am now getting down to the real business of paying off their student loans before the grandkids start SPU !” Chuck’s and Sally’s three daughters are JENNIFER SIDES SKIPPER ’97, REBECCA SIDES ’00, and SUZANNE SIDES ’04.

JON SHARPE recently released a new book titled Street Signs, which he co-authored with fellow alumnus RAY BAKKE ’65. Ray is the academic dean of the doctorate of ministry degree program at Bakke Graduate University in Seattle. Jon and his wife, LAILA OLSEN SHARPE ’73, who is the associate director of SPU ’s Office of Alumni Relations, live in Seattle. Ray and his wife, Corean, make their home in Acme, Washington.

FAITH SWINBURNE has completed a 20-year career as a teacher in Seattle and Wisconsin. Faith is now living in Madison, Wisconsin.

HELEN KRATCHA THOMAS and her husband, George, make their home in Seattle. They have traveled to 108 countries in the last 12 years.

ANNA THRELFALL-BAUM is a part-time attorney. Her husband, Richard, is a semi-retired farmer. They have a daughter applying to veterinarian school and a pre-teen daughter who “stars in the family hobby of dogsled racing.” Anna and her family live in Kennan, Wisconsin.

KARON WILLIAMS resides in Seattle. In 1982, she became an ordained minister. In addition to writing and singing praise music, she teaches first grade at Whitworth Elementary School in Seattle.

Class of 1977

PHILIP ASSINK has been, since 1994, pastor of Faith Community Church in Edmonds, Washington, where he makes his home. This year he was awarded a four-month sabbatical through the Lilly Clergy Renewal Grant. His wife, MELISSA GWINN ASSINK ’76, works for Providence Hospice and Home Care in Snohomish (Washington) County.

JANET COLASURDO CLARKE is a public school art teacher. She lives in Greensboro, North Carolina.

DEBBIE JUNE DAWSON is a senior animal control officer with the Edmonds (Washington) Police Department. Last spring, she earned a master’s degree in public administration from Seattle University. She and her husband, Tom, live in Bellevue, Washington, with Spitfire, their rescued Siamese cat.

MIKE DOWNS has taught for many years at Bellevue Christian School (BCS ) in Bellevue, Washington, including 25 years as a sixth-grade teacher. As basketball coach, he has led the BCS Vikings to two state championships. He and his wife, JANICE MILLARD DOWNS ’79, have four children and reside in Kirkland, Washington.

JOHN FORTMEYER , who makes his home in Newberg, Oregon, is the editor and publisher of Christian News Northwest, a newspaper that is based in Portland, Oregon. The paper was honored as one of the best Christian newspapers in the United States and Canada at the Evangelical Press Association’s national convention in Orlando, Florida, in May 2006. John is a longtime newspaper writer and was editor-in-chief of SPU ’s student newspaper, The Falcon, in 1976 and 1977.

CAROL STEWART GOERZ is employed at a CPA firm. Her husband, LARRY GOERZ ’76, works for UPS . Their daughter, STACI GOERZ CROUCH ’04, married JORDAN CROUCH ’04 in July 2005. Their daughter, Elsie Goerz, is an SPU senior. The Goerzes live in Cathedral City, California.

DAVID HUSBY and his wife, RONNA BUSTAD HUSBY, reside in Tokyo, Japan, where they are regional coordinators for the Evangelical Covenant Department of World Mission. The Husbys have three daughters.

CAROL OLSON LUNDEMO is the mother of two teenage daughters. She lives in Seattle with her husband, Mark, where she is active in her church. Carol also works part time for Weight Watchers.

HEIDI NELSON is a charge nurse at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle. She also plays the flute for the Boeing Employees Concert Band. Heidi makes her home in Shoreline, Washington.

KAREN NORDENG lives in Seattle, where she works at Seattle Central Community College as a college advisor.

RANDY PHILLIPS has been the principal at Brewster Junior and Senior High School in Brewster, Washington, for 15 years. He enjoys watching his sons play college baseball, and refereeing high school basketball games. He and Karla Todd Phillip s ’78, his wife, live in Brewster.

AMY STROM is a substitute teacher and member of the Kelly Canyon Ski Patrol in Ririe, Idaho. She also enjoys weaving and spinning yarn. Amy and her husband, Tim, have a teenage son and daughter. The family lives in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

GOR DON WOLLEN is a registered representative for Pacific West Securities. His wife, CATHY CORL WOLLEN , is the president of Rylex Corp., which owns the Yellow Church Café, Ellensburg WineWorks, and a bed-and-breakfast called Guesthouse Ellensburg. They have a son and a daughter, ALI WOLLEN ’06. The Wollens make their home in Ellensburg, Washington.

SUELLEN HOGLE EBERHART and her husband, Marshall, reside in Sedro Woolley, Washington. Suellen enjoys golf, and writes that she is looking forward to becoming a grandparent.

class of 1982

BARB LIEBI CROPP and her husband, STEVE CROPP ’84, have been married for 21 years and make their home in Long Beach, California. They have three active sons, and Barb is a stayat- home mom who writes that she loves to knit, teach Sunday school, read, and “continues to appreciate coffee as learned in Seattle!” Steve works for Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems in El Segundo, California, on the chief engineer’s staff.

ANGIE NIELSEN FELCH is a registered nurse and has been an internationally board-certified lactation consultant for more than 10 years at Providence Everett Medical Center in Everett, Washington. Her husband, Dwaine, has worked at Microsoft for the past seven years. She writes that she and her family “moved out into the woods of Machias” [rural Snohomish, Washington] in May 2005 and are “loving the quiet and the many birds and wildlife.” The couple has two daughters and a son, SCOTT FELCH, who is an SPU freshman and member of the cross country team.

LINDA KING HEMRY teaches at King’s West School in Bremerton, Washington. She and her husband, Dave, have three children, including SPU freshman Tracy Hemry. The family lives in Poulsbo, Washington.

GREG HOISINGTON is a pediatrician with The Doctors Clinic, a 70-physician multi-specialty clinic in Bremerton, Washington. He has been the clinic’s medical director since 2000. Greg and his wife, Victoria, make their home in Silverdale, Washington. They have four children, including MEGAN HOISINGTON, an SPU freshman and Falcon women’s basketball team member.

RON JOHNSON works in the biotech industry. He and his wife, Peggy, have been married for 20 years, and they have two teenage daughters. Ron is active at Mercer Island Covenant Church. The Johnsons reside in Bellevue, Washington.

CHRISTINE PETERSEN LONTO makes her home in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, where she homeschools her four children. Her husband, Michael, graduated from seminary in May 2006 and was ordained in July 2006. She writes, “We are looking forward to where God will place us!”

BRYAN PEARCE is CEO of University Bookstore Inc. at the University of Washington. He and his wife, Lisa, and their two daughters live in Mill Creek, Washington.

THOMAS PFEIFER has been a lead detention officer for Clark County (Washington) Corrections for the past 13 years. He resides in La Center, Washington, with his wife, Deborah. The Pfeifers have two college-age daughters.

KAREN ROBINETTE earned her master’s degree in human development from Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena, California. She has two sons, one in high school, the other in college. Karen makes her home in Menlo Park, California. She writes, “Hello to all SPU friends!”

PATRICIA SPANGLER has been involved in public education in Washington state for 35 years as a classroom teacher, staff development specialist, principal, and central office administrator. She is currently a private consultant specializing in program planning and development. Patricia lives in Normandy Park, Washington.

Class of 1987

JILL DAVIS BELL and her husband, MATT BELL ’85, make their home in Seattle. Jill has been homeschooling her two sons for the last seven years. Matt is the supervisor of desktop support at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington.

HEATHER WHITEHEAD ERICKSON completed a master’s degree in counseling at Seattle University. She is now a counselor at Newport High School in Bellevue, Washington. She lives in Bellevue with her husband, Steve, and their two sons.

PHILLIP FOLKERTSMA resides in Bothell, Washington, with his wife, KAREN WELLS FOLKERTSMA ’90. Phillip earned an M.B.A. from Seattle University in 1996, and for the past 11 years, he has been the chief financial officer of Altig International. He is currently studying for a master of divinity degree through Southwest Theological Seminary in Corona, California.

BARBARA DEAN GROFFMAN and her husband, Marcus, moved to Redondo Beach, California, where her husband is in the nurse anesthesia program at the University of California. She is a pharmacist at a county hospital in Los Angeles. The couple has a daughter who is a “very active preschooler.”

KARI ANDERSON KEHLE taught first grade for nine years at Bellevue Christian School in Bellevue, Washington. She is now a stay-at-home mom to her three young sons. The Kehle family lives in Kirkland, Washington.

JON JENKINS resides in Mercer Island, Washington. He recently completed a master’s degree in choral music from the University of Washington.

JEFF KEUSS teaches in the School of Theology at SPU . His wife, Diana, recently completed her doctorate in world religions. He writes, “Our three daughters are enjoying being back in the U.S.A. after six years in Scotland.” The Keuss family lives in Snohomish, Washington.

SCOTT LARUE, a sixth-grade teacher at Shaw Road Elementary School in Puyallup, Washington, recently completed his 17th year of teaching. He and his wife, HEATHER MCCAHAN LARUE ’93, have three daughters and a son and make their home in Spanaway, Washington. The family is actively involved at Graham Emmanuel Baptist Church in Graham, Washington.

RICHARD REIFEL has been married for seven years. He and his wife reside in Greenwood Village, Colorado.

CINDY FORTUNE SPENCER directs the children and youth ministry program at Saint Mark’s Cathedral in Seattle. She and her husband, Heath, live in Seattle with their three children.

Informal Reunions Are a Tradition for This Group of 1980s Classmates

DOUG TAYLOR ’87 doesn’t wait for an “official” Seattle Pacific University reunion to gather with old friends who once lived with him in Hill Hall and attended a Bible study together. Soon after his graduation, Doug, now the director of SPU ’s Office of Alumni Relations, and a small group of fellow graduates gathered on Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands of Puget Sound. “We went up there for a bachelor party,” he recalls of a fellow graduate. Adds KEN CORNELL ’85, “It was a bachelor party SPU-style — with six guys praying for the groom.”

Since then, there have been more weddings, children have been born, and the group has grown considerably. Some have even become SPU faculty members. Gathering nearly every summer in Moran State Park, the Hill Hall gang, and their families, starts planning the next get-together at 7 a.m. each year on November 1 — when the park first begins taking campsite reservations for the following summer.

In 2006, the informal SPU alumni reunion included 37 alumni and families from the classes of 1985, 1986, 1987, and 1988. The group was made up of Falcons from Washington, Oregon, California, and New York. Together, they hiked, sang songs, and enjoyed the waterfront. “All 37 of us swam out to a nearby island,” says Doug. “Then the guys swam around a bigger island.”

The children even formed their owned musical act, playfully dubbed the Piney Point Choir. When they sang, says Ken, now assistant vice president for external relations at SPU , their audience grew, attracting a group of nearby campers who were eager to listen in.

Will they get together next year? “Absolutely,” says Doug. “I love my degree, but I am most grateful for all the relationships I forged during my years at SPU.”


Class of 1992

CHRIS ASHTON has worked at Microsoft since graduating from SPU. He and his wife, Robyn, have three daughters. The Ashtons make their home in Redmond, Washington.

JONATHAN BEGGS has served in Kenya and Uganda since leaving SPU . He took college courses in Kenya in 1991, and five years ago he went to Uganda to help build a church. He teamed up with Development Companions International and is helping to organize literacy classes for women, and health and leadership classes for Ugandan residents. Jonathan lives in Uganda.

JOLENE BAKER GENSHEIMER is a freelance writer and mother of three. She and her husband, Joe, live in Bellevue, Washington.

KANDACE RALPH BARNES moved back to the Northwest in 2003 after an eight-year stint in New York and Arizona. Since returning, she has been associate director of marketing for The Graduate Center at SPU . Her husband, Brian, works for Medtronic in Redmond, Washington. The couple enjoys their Boston terrier, Lucy, and remodeling their 1938 Seattle home.

STACY SCOTT COWIN makes her home in Woodinville, Washington. She is a social worker at Evergreen Care Network, in Kirkland, Washington. She and her husband, Clifton, have two young daughters.

HEIDI HOLTERMAN DEWAARD taught second grade for six years before shifting roles to become a stay-at-home mom to her four children. She and her husband, Ryan, reside in Lynden, Washington.

GREG HUNTER is an advertising executive at Avenue A/Razorfish, a Web design firm in Seattle. He and his wife, Kristen, live in Kirkland, Washington, with their 2-year-old twins.

JOY ABBOTT MADOLE spent several years as a registered nurse in hospital care before staying at home to look after those she calls “my men” — her husband, Kent, who is head baseball coach at Irvine Valley Community College in Irvine, California; and her three sons. The Madoles reside in Huntington Beach, California.

HOPE MCPHERSON has worked as a communications specialist in SPU ’s Office of Communications for more than eight years. She is now Web editor and Response contributing Web editor. She enjoys occasionally hosting international exchange students, and in the past five years has hosted high school and college students from Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Japan, and Hong Kong. Hope lives in Bellevue, Washington.

MICHAEL SWENSON makes his home in Tacoma, Washington. He writes, “A few months after graduation, I married Roxann, bought a home, and began a 12-year career at Weyerhaeuser.” In 2005, Michael left the company to open a business of his own in Tacoma, Washington, called Pairings Fine Wine and Flowers, which is a shop that sells wine, flowers, and gifts, and also hosts special events. He and his wife have young twin daughters, and often make trips to wineries in California and Washington.

Class of 1997

CLAUDIA TAYLOR-AEBY is senior vice president of Wachovia Securities and is also on the board of the local CareNet Pregnancy Center. She has 12 grandchildren and lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

VIRGINIA MOODY BOLENBAUGH resides in Phoenix, Arizona. She received a master of divinity degree from Fuller Seminary in 2000 and worked part time as a youth pastor until 2003. In 2004, she changed careers, becoming a police officer with the city of Phoenix. Her husband of 10 years, Jon, is an electrician.

LAURA POWELL ENZOR, who makes her home in Bryan, Texas, is an accountant for an oilfield company. She and her husband, Miles, have two sons.

ERICA THOMPSON GROGAN is in her third year of completing her family medicine residency at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Bremerton, Washington. Erica has served in the Navy for the last five years. She and her husband, who celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary in 2005, have a son and daughter and make their home in Bremerton.

NATHAN HARTMAN is a CPA at Peterson Sullivan PLLC . His wife, Katie, teaches third grade at the Bear Creek School in Redmond, Washington. He writes, “We enjoy traveling around the world, hosting parties at our condo, and running around Seattle.” The Hartmans live in Seattle.

KELLY HOLTZ makes her home in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. She is the varsity volleyball coach at Ohio’s Hathaway Brown School, a 130-year-old college preparatory school for girls. Kelly and her husband, Michael, have four children.

MARCIA HOOVER, M.F.T., received her doctorate in clinical psychology from SPU in 2004. She maintains her own private practice while also working on staff as a mental health counselor for SPU ’s Student Counseling Center. She resides in Redmond, Washington.

JAY JACKSON is a graduate student in teacher education at the University of New Mexico-Albuquerque, where he makes his home. Jay plans to finish his studies with a master’s degree in secondary education and a teaching certificate in June 2007.

RYAN LUTHER works in software sales. His wife, STACEY ROSS LUTHER ’98, is a stay-at-home mother to their two young children. The Luthers live in Pleasanton, California.

AIMÉE MALAN MINER is a technology specialist for Shoreline (Washington) School District. She and her husband, PAUL MINER ’04, have two young children: a son, and a daughter. The Miner family makes their home in Seattle.

ALLISON GILMAN MORISON is a sales manager for Land Title Company in Kitsap (Washington) County. She and her husband, Mike, have a young daughter. They live in Kingston, Washington. Allison writes, “Life is good!”

REBECCA CADDOCK MOTHERWELL resides in Anacortes, Washington. She earned her master of arts degree in teaching at SPU in 2002, and has completed seven years as an eighthgrade teacher of U.S. history, English, and literature at Anacortes Middle School in Anacortes. Her husband, David, is a yacht broker; their son attends Eastern Washington University.

JONATHAN NEAL is manager of the Engineering Department at Ballard Technology in Everett, Washington. He and his wife, Lauren, have three young children and live in Bothell, Washington.

HEATHER OLGIN-CLINTON makes her home in Santa Maria, California. She is a supervisor for Santa Barbara (California) County Public Health Department. Her husband, Geoffrey, has a degree in animal science.

TERRI RAY earned her family nurse practitioner certificate from SPU in 2001. She now works for Minute Clinic and is an assistant professor of nursing at Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington, where she resides.

PAMELA HUGHES RENSCH and her husband, Chris, live in Snohomish, Washington, where she is a stay-at-home mom to their two children. She also sings with her church’s worship team, co-facilitates the email prayer chain, and is on the women’s ministry board.

JENNIFER ESTERLY WALDROUP and her husband, Chris, are building a custom home on their 5 acres in Carlton, Oregon. She writes, “I am active in local Stroller Strides and community Bible study groups.” Jennifer, Chris, and their 2-year-old daughter live in Carlton.

Class of 2002

BRIAN ACE lives in Kennewick, Washington. He will complete his master’s degree in school counseling at SPU in June of 2007. His wife, BETHANY SCHENKENBERGER ACE , is a stay-at-home mother to their young son.

P. SHAWN ADGIE is a school counselor in the Puyallup (Washington) School District. He is also a Young Life leader, and lives in Puyallup.

BOB DANIELLE writes that after working for five years in the technology industry, he returned to work for his former employer, The News Tribune, the third largest newspaper in Washington state. He also teaches courses at Keller Graduate School of Management, Pierce College, and DeVry University. Bob resides in Federal Way, Washington.

NICK GLANCY makes his home in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he graduated from Harvard Law School (HLS ) in June 2006. While at HLS , he was a student editor for the Harvard Human Rights Journal and was active in the HLS Christian Fellowship. He continues to teach Sunday school at Park Street Church in Boston, Massachusetts. In September, Nick began working as a corporate tax attorney with the law firm Goodwin Proctor LLC in downtown Boston.

PAUL HOVER is a product designer at Microsoft. He and his wife, Stephanie, have a young child and are expecting their second. Paul and Stephanie reside in Kirkland, Washington.

MOLLY ROBBIE JOHNSON recently returned to Seattle with her husband, JEREMIAH JOHNSON ’01, after four years living in San Francisco, California. Molly is a photographer who stays at home with their 2-year-old son. Jeremiah is completing a dental residency at the University of Washington.

KRISTIN PARCHEM teaches elementary school; her husband, ANDREW PAGE , is attending graduate school at Stanford University. The couple now resides in Palo Alto, California.

STEPHANIE WEISMAN PARKINS is pursuing two master’s degrees at the University of Washington — one in public administration and one in urban planning. In April 2006, she married Andrew Parkins at Bethany Presbyterian Church on Seattle’s Queen Anne Hill. The couple now makes their home in Bellevue, Washington.

RENEE PRINS recently graduated from Loma Linda Medical School in California. She is now completing a threeyear international medicine residency at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon, where she specializes in oncology.

JENNIFER SCHROEDL, after returning from living and teaching for three years in Japan, makes her home in Silverdale, Washington, where she is an assistant teacher in a specialneeds classroom.

RENÉE SMITH-NYBERG earned a master of science degree in organizational development from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, in August of 2005. She and her husband, Martin, live in Gig Harbor, Washington.

TIM STUART makes his home in Bellevue, Washington. He is a senior analyst in the Xbox division at Microsoft in Redmond, Washington. His wife, LISA FISKUM STUART, is now a stay-at-home mom who cares for their baby son.

SHARON VANOVER-WUERTH is an advanced family nurse practitioner at Lakeside-Milam Recovery Center in Kirkland, Washington. The facility is for inpatient treatment of chemical dependency — a career field that Sharon says she’s “enjoying immensely.” She makes her home in Snohomish, Washington.

SALLY WEST resides in Durango, Colorado. She works in early childhood special education with San Juan Board of Cooperative Services. She writes that she enjoys sports such as hiking, kayaking, playing hockey, and competing as a professional “disc golfer.” She also says she is “loving every aspect of Colorado mountain life.”

STACIE WORSWICK is employed parttime as a mother-baby nurse. She is working toward a master’s degree in nursing and plans to become a nursemidwife. Stacie has two young children and resides in Stanwood, Washington.

DON URSIN makes his home in Seattle. After graduation, he lived and worked on the south rim of the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Last December, he ran the Honolulu Marathon to help raise money for research and prevention of leukemia.

MICHELE WUNSCH lives in Washington, D.C., where she is interning at the U.S. State Department and attending American University.

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