DORIS HUNTER WILSON, a family physician at Shelton Family Medicine, received the 2001 University of Washington School of Medicine Humanitarian Award. Prior to joining the Shelton, Washington, practice, she and husband TALMAGE WILSON '47 spent many years serving throughout Africa with Africa Evangelical Fellowship. Doris continues to work three days a week, including treating approximately 20 nursing home patients.
LYLE WILLIAMS and his wife, Shirley, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary September 2. They spent most of their professional careers serving at the Free Methodist Church national headquarters. Now retired in Brownsburg, Indiana, they have three children and seven grandchildren.
JIM THURSTON has been a missionary in Santiago, Chile, for more than 35 years. He is associated with Son of Man's Mission in Bremerton, Washington. One of the pioneers in mass communications in Latin America, Jim has been producing Christian documentaries, TV programs and video Bible classes in Spanish for the past 26 years. His work can be found at www.studio-jtv.com. Married for 33 years, Jim and his wife, Lina, have three children and two grandchildren.
ROWANE LEMMON lives in Nagoya, Japan, and directs the work of the mission organization Asian Outreach. She first went to Japan in 1969, and has served in the pastorate, administration, women's ministries and English instruction.
CLINT SANFORD is a family practice physician in Silverton, Oregon, where he has been practicing medicine since 1976. He became a member of Silverton Hospital's Governing Board of Trustees in January 2001.
VIC LANGFORD, a brigadier general in the National Guard, retired in August 2001. He had been on special full-time assignment as Army National Guard special assistant to the U.S. Army Chief of Chaplains GAYLORD GUNHUS '62.
RUTH TERPSMA HILL was elected to the position of executive director of Covenant Women Ministries for the Evangelical Covenant Church in 1999. She lives in Chicago with her husband, Brad, who serves as mission facilitator for the Central Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church.
RICK ROOD served as pastor of Brier Church in North Seattle for several years and then as a faculty member at Dallas Theological Seminary. For the past five years, he has worked for Chaplains Ministries of America, serving two hospitals in the Dallas, Texas, area. His wife, POLLY HOWARD ROOD '72, lives in a nursing home in Rowlett, Texas, because she requires care for Huntington's disease. Writes Rick's father, Don Rood, "Pray for Rick and Polly in their important ministry, as well as for their family."
MICHAEL MOORE became pastor of Foots Creek Chapel in Gold Hill, Oregon, after more than 17 years of service as pastor of Laurel Community Church in Hillsboro, Oregon. Michael's daughter, CINDY MOORE KNIGHT '96, and her husband, K.C. KNIGHT '96, live and work in Seattle. Son David Moore is an administrator with Wycliffe Bible Translators in Portland.
MARK SAKANASHI co-authored the book Your Employee Stock Options. Published by HarperCollins in July 2001, the volume received favorable reviews by the Wall Street Journal and Business Week. Mark is a certified financial planner and principal of Financial Counsel Inc., a financial planning and investment management firm in Calabasas, California. He lives in Altadena, California, with his wife, Akiko, and their four children. He is also a member of the New Life Christian Church, where he teaches a Bible study, plays bass guitar with the worship team, and preaches on occasion.
ALICE PARK CAMERON was recently promoted to director of marketing programs and promotions for the SAFECO Insurance Property and Casualty Companies in Seattle.
DAVE KVAMME has worked for Wells Fargo Financial since graduating from SPU and was recently named president of its U.S. consumer operations. The family has relocated to Des Moines, Iowa.
WENDY WORRALL REDAL recently joined the Center for Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado at Boulder as program coordinator and research associate. She is also an adjunct professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Wendy and her husband, LEIF REDAL '83, live in the mountain foothills west of Boulder with their two children.
ERIC BENSON teaches at Sand Hill Elementary School in Belfair, Washington. He began his 14th year of teaching this fall. Eric's wife, BONNIE NOFTSGER BENSON '89, is also a teacher. They have one child and live in Shelton, Washington.
LINDA JOHNSON COOPER received a 2001 ONS Foundation/Ethnic Minority Master's Degree Scholarship. A registered nurse at the Total Care Agency in Ellensburg, Washington, Linda is currently pursuing a master of science degree in nursing from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. The ONS Foundation generates financial resources to help promote excellence in cancer nursing and care.
RICH OVERHOLT has worked for Wells Fargo Financial in the Chicago area for the past 11 years, and is now a district manager overseeing nine branches. His wife, Jodi, is a stay-at-home mom with their two young daughters. The Overholts live in Crown Point, Indiana.
PAUL FINCH is the chief financial officer for CLS Transportation in Los Angeles. The company provides chartered jets and limousines for customers around the world. Paul's wife, VICKI BRENEMAN FINCH '90, stays at home with their four children in Agoura Hills, California.
RANDALL OWEN lives in New York City with his wife, Jane. He is a head-and-neck surgeon and practices at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx.
CHRISTOPHER MCLEOD, his wife, Patrice, and their three young children have moved to Mahwah, New Jersey. Christopher is the Oracle applications specialist with WebMD. He also plays the drums at the family's church, Montvale Evangelical Free Church.
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MICHAEL ERISMAN is human resources director for Krone Americas, a telecommunications company. He is also president of the board for YouthBiz, a nonprofit organization that provides jobs and programs for inner-city teens in Denver, Colorado. Michael's wife, MICHELLE GOLAY ERISMAN '92, has started her own business writing, editing and designing print communications, and selling the couple's photography. The Erismans live with their daughter in Denver.
MARTIN STILLION recently toured in Ireland, performing his original Celtic-Irish score for the one-woman play, A Most Notorious Woman. He and the playwright- actor, Molly Lyons, performed the play in towns and cities in the west of the country during October.
DAVID SOOTER was appointed youth minister at St. James Episcopal Church in South Pasadena, California, this past spring. He oversees the church's Sunday School and confirmation classes. David is also a professional yoga instructor.
SONJA HANSON has moved to Stavanger, Norway, where she has a two-year contract to teach high school social studies at the International School of Stavanger.
JULIE ALWORTH BLOM and her husband, Scott, joined the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ and now work at the in Colorado Springs, Colorado. They have two sons, and Julie writes, "God has richly blessed us and we look forward to seeing what adventures he has in store for the future."
JANELL TOPPEN-RYAN recently earned her certification as a Professional in Human Resource from the Human Resource Certification Institute. To earn her certification, Janell passed a comprehensive exam and demonstrated a strong background of professional human resource experience. She is a recruiter for Microsoft Corp.
DIANNE WIELAND has taken a half-year leave of absence to study in the Southeast. She is in her ninth year as a fourth grade teacher in the Seattle Public Schools.
BRENDA GREGURICH WALKER lives on the island of Sicily, where her husband, Timothy, is stationed in the U.S. Navy. Brenda is involved in singing and writing, and hopes to pursue a master's degree in psychology.
CARRIE RODE has joined African Inland Missions and is stationed for two years at the Rift Valley Academy in Kijabe, Kenya, Africa. She is a dorm mom for ninth grade girls at the boarding school and also teaches first grade.
SHANNON BENBOW has been named a Thomas J. White Scholar at Notre Dame Law School. She was selected on the basis of her academic achievement as well as her written work. Thomas J. White Scholars edit and publish the Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy at Notre Dame Law School.
ERIKA LESTELLE worked for the Family Research Council for a year after graduation and is now a legislative assistant on education and other social issues for Representative Bob Schaffer of Colorado in the U.S. House of Representatives. She lives in Washington, D.C.