HENRY LITTLEJOHN and DOROTHY DRACHENBERG
LITTLEJOHN ’47 celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary
on June 23, 2002. They live in Seattle.
WILLIAM PETERMAN served in a Free Methodist ministry
for eight years after graduating from SPC. He then returned to Seattle
Pacific to earn a degree in education. William taught elementary
grades in the Highline (Washington) School District for 27 years,
retiring at age 69. Until the age of 65, he also worked summers
for the National Park Service at Mount Rainier National Park as
a ranger, speed cop, ambulance driver and maintenance man, among
other duties. William now leads a Bible study on the book of Romans
every Friday at 7 a.m., teaches Sunday school to a class of third
and fourth graders, raises 45 chickens, tends a garden and mows
more than an acre of land. He and his wife, Vera, celebrated their
65th wedding anniversary in August 2002. The couple has three children,
six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
S. MICHAEL MARTIN retired in June 2002 from CRISTA Ministries,
where he had served as vice president and superintendent of King’s
Schools. Prior to his service at CRISTA, Mike completed a 30-year
career in public education, retiring as superintendent of the Eatonville
School District. He lives in Edmonds, Washington, with his wife,
JOHN CONROD and JOYCE DAY CONROD met at SPC in 1960-61.
They are now retired from the active pastoral ministry, but John
serves as the pastor/editor of the Sabbath Keepers Meeting House,
an online community on Delphi. He writes, “We invite you to visit
and leave us a message at forums.delphiforums.com/7thDayBaptist/.”
KEN EDGAR and his wife, IRENE PETTENGILL EDGAR
’64, are in Kampala, Uganda, Africa, to help build a campus
for the African Bible College of Uganda. The organization they work
for, Missionary Tech Team, is designing the 27 campus buildings.
MARILYN HEILIGER MCGINNIS completed a master of
divinity degree at Fuller Theological Seminary in December 2001.
She is currently awaiting a call to a church, after which she will
be ordained as a minister of word and sacrament in the Presbyterian
Church (USA). In the meantime, she is completing her fourth book,
tentatively titled Finding Purpose in Life. Marilyn’s son, Scott,
is studying for the ministry at Regent College in Vancouver. They
have the distinction of being the only mother and son in the Presbytery
of San Fernando, California, to both be headed for the ordained
ministry. Marilyn and her husband, George, who is retired after
30 years as a theme park designer for Disney, have three children.
ROBERT BRICHOUX and his wife, Felicia, retired as field
workers for Wycliffe Bible Translators in March 2001. They completed
the translation of the New Testament for the Central Subanen people
of the southern Philippines at the end of 1992, and saw it dedicated
and distributed in mid-1993. The couple then moved to Pasadena,
California, where Bob earned a master’s degree in marriage and family
therapy at Fuller Seminary’s Graduate School of Psychology and Felicia
studied writing at Pasadena City College. Bob now works as a licensed
marriage and family therapist with Turning Point Counseling, providing
subsidized counseling for missionaries. Felicia is a freelance writer.
They make their home in Orange County, California. In August 2002,
they traveled to Washington, D.C., to visit their daughter and son-in-law,
MARJORIE BRICHOUX YOUNT ’84 and JON YOUNT ’84,
and their two grandchildren.
MIKE SULLIVAN is the new superintendent for the Willapa
Valley School District in Menlo, Washington, in Pacific County.
Prior to accepting the position, Mike was a teacher in South Bend,
Washington, for nine years; the Pacific County prosecutor for eight
years; and the Pacific County North District Court judge for eight
years, during which time he was also a superior court commissioner.
“I am very happy to be back in the educational setting,” he writes.
“After years of dealing with extremely negative issues, it is refreshing
to participate in the lives of so many positive kids and adults.”
Mike lives in Menlo and has two adult children.
GREG ASIMAKOUPOULOS was the primary writer of “The 50-Day
Spiritual Adventure” for five years and has now left Mainstay Ministries
to pursue freelance opportunities in Christian publishing. He has
written two books, Heroic Faith, available through The Voice of
the Martyrs, and Give Thanks With a Grateful Heart, available through
He is also a regular columnist for the Amy Internet Syndicate. Greg and
his wife, WENDY STEVEN ASIMAKOUPOULOS ’74, have three daughters and live in Naperville,
GLORIA MCFARLANE DADY paired up with friend Karen
Plate in July 2002 to ride in the Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic
or STP. The two rode a tandem bike as part of the National Multiple
Sclerosis (MS) Society’s “Pedal for a Purpose.” This year’s 200-mile,
two-day event was a first for Gloria, who was diagnosed with MS
in 1998. Weakened by the disease, her dream to ride in the STP was
made possible by her friend’s resolve. “It’s incredible that a friend
could do this,” said Gloria in an interview with The Herald of Everett
(Washington). She is a resident of Snohomish, Washington.
JOHN FORTMEYER is the full-time publisher of Christian
News Northwest, a 30,000-circulation newspaper serving the evangelical
Christian community in the Portland metro area and much of Oregon
and southwest Washington. He founded the newspaper in 1994, but
had also worked in George Fox University’s communications office
until recently. Christian News Northwest, which has moved into new
offices in Newberg, Oregon, is a member of the national Christian
Newspaper Association. Including his work as staff member and editor
of The Falcon when he attended SPU, John has been in the newspaper
business for almost 30 years. He and his wife, Sandy, live in Newberg
and have four children.
LAURIE HULL teaches special education at Winlock Miller
Elementary School in Winlock, Washington. She has two children:
a son who is stationed in Japan with the U.S. Navy, and a daughter
who plans to enter the Navy after graduating from high school.
RACHEL ENGLEBERTH ALEXANDER won five gold medals and a
bronze medal at the U.S. Rowing Masters National Championships in
Lake Occoquan, Virginia, August 15–18. She also won four more gold
medals at Masters events in September and October. Rachel lives
in Shoreline, Washington.
DEBRA PRINZING is the author of the ninth
edition of the Northwest Gardeners’ Resource Directory (Sasquatch
Books, 2002). A freelance journalist, Debra is also the garden-design
editor for Seattle Homes & Lifestyles magazine, the home and gardener
contributor for The Herald of Everett (Washington) and a contributing
editor for Romantic Homes. Her next book, due out in Spring 2004,
will focus on garden design.
RAMY ALTHEA BAKKE-LYSAKER played “Domina” in the Renaissance
Players production of “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the
Forum” by Steven Sondheim at the Renaissance Center in Dickson,
Tennessee, in October 2002. Ramy, a vocal scholarship winner at
SPU, performs throughout the United States and abroad. Her mentors
are Reba Rambo McGuire and Dony McGuire, a Grammy award-winning duo
in the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.
RICHARD “SKIP” CADORETTE became pastor of First
Baptist Church in Port Townsend, Washington, in October 2000 — after
20 years of working for the Pacific Science Center in Seattle. He,
wife REBEKAH PHILIPS CADORETTE ’82 and their three children enjoy
life in what Skip calls “this creative, quirky, beautiful town.”
Rebekah is active in homeschooling, tutoring and weaving.
GREG MARSHALL was featured in the Clackamas County (Oregon)
Herald last summer. A co-pilot for Horizon Air, Greg described how
his work in the airline industry changed after the September 11
terrorist attacks and how Horizon Air has sought to adapt. He and
his wife, Mary, live with their three children in Canby, Oregon.
STEPHEN FALLIN is the director Rapid Response for Watchguard
Technologies, an Internet firewall firm in Seattle. His wife, ELIZABETH
SEXAUER FALLIN ’86, retired from Boeing after 10 years of writing
software. She is now a stay-at-home mom to their two sons: a 6-year-old
she homeschools and an infant. The Fallins are parishioners at St.
Paul’s Orthodox Christian Church in Lynnwood, Washington, and live
MIKE MORFORD is CEO and SHANNON STOWELL ’90 is vice president
of business development at Altrec.com, an online specialty retailer
of outdoor equipment based in Kirkland, Washington. The company
recently announced that it had signed a two-year cross-promotional
partnership deal with legendary mountaineer Jim Whittaker, who is
best known as the first American to summit Mt. Everest.
AFARIN TEHRANI MORGAN ’93, ERIC MORGAN ’93,
ESTHER WILLIAMSON ’98, DANNY WALTER ’93
and AMANDA HEATH STUBBERT ’96 founded the theatre
company Potluck Productions in 2001. They are joined in productions
by EMILY SMITH ’00, CHRIS DUNN ’96,
JOSIAH WALLACE ’01, BETHANY MCNICHOLS WALLACE
’01 and ELIZABETH PARR ’01. All of the
Potluck Productions actors are former theatre majors and members
or directors of University Players, SPU’s touring drama group. Says
Afarin, “Because of that shared Players experience, we’re able to
do things together that other groups aren’t able to do as easily,
such as direct each other and write collectively using the improvisational
techniques we developed in Players.” The theatre troupe tours churches,
schools and businesses in the Seattle area with six original shows,
including “Shakespeare in Shorts,” “A Radio Christmas Carol” and
“Simple Gifts.” The group’s Web site includes information about
booking shows and can be accessed at
KAREN ANUNSON LOWDER and her husband, JEFF LOWDER
’95, recently moved to California from Philadelphia. Karen
works at Countrywide Mortgage as a senior software systems analyst
doing analysis on computer systems for the recently acquired Treasury
Bank. Jeff is employed by United Online, where he runs the network
security team for NetZero” and “Juno.” The couple is building a
home in Newbury Park, California.
JAYNE JONES BLACKBURN earned a master of science degree
in nursing, with a focus on nursing leadership, from SPU in March
2002. She currently works at Seattle’s Swedish Medical Center in
the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Jayne is actively involved in
the Pioneer Clubs/Cascade Camp Cherith Ministry. She and her husband,
Larry, live in Seattle.
JEFF SNOW graduated in December 2001 from Fuller
Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, with a master of divinity
degree. He is now the associate pastor at First Baptist Church in
La Crescenta, California. Jeff lives with his wife and daughter.
BOB LARSON now lives in Portland, Oregon, where
he works as an information management coordinator for the California
Primary Care Association Health Disparities Collaborative. The collaborative
is an initiative of the Bureau of Primary Health Care in cooperation
with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Previously, Bob worked
as an administrative analyst for Group Health Cooperative in Seattle.
TONY BELMONTE has published his first book, a trio
of short stories titled The Sweet Taste of Spring (Writers Club
SCOTT PAULSON received his master
of divinity degree in 2000 from Multnomah Seminary in Portland,
Oregon. He has been the senior high pastor at New Heights Church
in Vancouver, Washington, for the past two years. Scott and his
wife, Lisa, make their home in Vancouver.
PETER VENABLE is working on a Ph.D. in computer
science at Carnegie Mellon University and hopes to be done in about
a year. He writes that he is “trying to make my computer translate
ANDREW “A.J.” KELLY teaches at Saddleback Valley
Christian School in San Juan Capistrano, California. He also coaches
the school’s varsity football and baseball teams. He lives with
his wife, Dannielle, and their son in San Clemente.
KATHRYN ARNETT VAN EATON received very positive reviews
for her performance in “It’s a Perfect Relationship,” a musical
review at The Cabaret at Crêpe de Paris in Seattle. Kathryn recently
returned to the Seattle theatre community after spending a few years
in Los Angeles. Wrote a Seattleplays.com reviewer, “She’s a casting
director’s dream and should be showing up in bigger productions
SHANNON FLETCHER CAMPBELL works for State Farm Insurance.
Her husband, Andrew, is an attorney for the Marion County District
Attorney’s Office in Oregon. They are expecting their first baby
in April 2003 and live in Salem.
SHAWN SMITH is working on a master
of divinity degree at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton,
New Jersey. He and his wife, ELIZABETH SHAFER SMITH,
live in Princeton.
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