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