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Autumn 2002 | Volume 25, Number 4 | Footnotes


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.

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, Michelle.

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”

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.

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.

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.

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, Illinois.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 in Bothell.

is CEO and SHANNON STOWELL ’90 is vice president of business development at, 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.

, 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

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.

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 Press, 2002).

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 foreign languages.”

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.

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 reviewer, “She’s a casting director’s dream and should be showing up in bigger productions very soon.”

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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