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RUTH COOKE AYERS has been retired for 12 years, after teaching school for 35 years. She and her husband, Wendell, are co-owners of Brier Patch Jams in Corbett, Oregon. Ruth volunteers with the historic Vista House at Crown Point State Park on the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon, and with Larch Mountain Country Artisans to financially benefit the preservation of Vista House. Ruth and Wendell live in Corbett.

GERARD “JERRY” COOK and his wife, BARBARA PAULSON COOK, are in their 49th year of ministry. They have authored eight books, including Jerry’s latest, Trusting God When You Have Cancer (Harvest House Publishers, 2009). The Cooks live in Greenbank, Washington.

JEANETTE DUNCAN DETLOR is a retired teacher. She and her husband, John, a former F.B.I. agent, enjoy travel and volunteer with Seattle Children’s Hospital, where they help raise funds with an annual golf tournament and through sales from Children’s Thrift Stores statewide. They are active in church and enjoy time with family, especially their three grandchildren. The Detlors reside in Redmond, Washington.

MARGARET “PEGGY” ELDER retired in 2007. She has survived pancreatic cancer and says she is “feeling pretty good.” She lives in Seattle.

EDITH FASTE says, “My teaching certificate from SPU served me well.” In 1977, she left the teaching profession and became a glass artist. She attended the famed Pilchuck Glass School for six summers and has created leaded windows in two churches and many homes. Her artistic repertoire also includes glass wall art. Edith lives in Edmonds, Washington.

JACOB “JACK” GROSS is a retired teacher in the Edmonds (Washington) School District. He met his wife, ANNETTE UNGER GROSS ’57, at SPU. They have been married since 1959 and live in Edmonds.

JIM LANCASTER is officially retired from The Boeing Company but continues to be a consultant for them. His wife, SHARON GREEN LANCASTER, M.A. ’67, is a retired teacher. The couple likes to travel and stay active in their church. This spring they visited ancient sites in Egypt. They live in Tustin, California.

MARILYN HEILIGER MCGINNIS teaches adult Bible study classes and also writes adult curricula for Faith Alive Resources and Smyth & Helwys Publishing Inc. She lives in Glendale, California.

MARILYN RICKER MEBERG has published 15 books, including her latest, Tell Me Everything, and is beginning her 15th year as a speaker for Women of Faith conferences coast to coast. The grandmother of two teenage boys, she lives in Frisco, Texas.

WILLIAM MOUREY, B.S. ’66, enjoys ocean cruises, RV travel, and photography. He spends the winter in Yuma, Arizona, and the rest of the year in Newton, Kansas.

DORIS MAIER NOTTER and RUSSELL NOTTER ’60 have spent their retirement in Christian service. They’ve worked with SOWERS (Servants on Wheels Ever Ready) in many states, and have taken mission trips to Ecuador, Fiji, Puerto Rico, and Romania. The Notters make their home in Grants Pass, Oregon.

DENNIS RAE, a retired math teacher and coach, says he enjoys hunting and “puttering” around. He and his wife, CONNIE SHOBERG RAE ’79, have four children, including DALE RAE ’83 and his wife, TAMMY STARK RAE ’86, and JIMMY RAE ’94 and his wife, MARCIE WALTMAN RAE ’95. The Raes also have 16 grandchildren. Dennis and Connie live in Wenatchee, Washington, and have been married more than 50 years.

ROBERT ROCHELLE has completed several art classes and reports that he is “unable to keep up (with) the demand for my work.” His wife, JAN HOOGE ROCHELLE ’62, is deceased. Robert lives in Banning, California.

DARLENE HICKS ROGERS is a spiritual care volunteer at Meritcare Hospital and a Hospice Pathways volunteer. She and her husband, David, have been married 45 years and live in Fargo, North Dakota. They have one son.

DONNA REMPEL SCHMOLLINGER works part time, is active in church, and enjoys her daily walk at the YMCA. Her husband, James, is retired after 36 years in natural resources conservation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Schmollingers live in Caldwell, Idaho.

RUTH WARNER STAMPER is retired from teaching in Aberdeen, Washington. She and her husband, Spencer, live in Cosmopolis, Washington.

MARTHA MORROW WILSON and her husband, Don, have been retired from the mission field 10 years (Laos and Thailand). They enjoy involvement with their home church in West Seattle, and have two children, including ESTHER WILSON BUTLER ’98, and two grandchildren. The Wilsons reside in Seattle.



SYLVIA ROTH CARDWELL, M.ED. ’73, is a retired public school teacher and librarian. She lives in Corvallis, Oregon.

VIKI SCHRADER DRAPER retired in 2007 from Centralia (Washington) College where she was a program manager for a family literacy program and an instructor of adult basic education and life skills. She’s a middle school volunteer, has a “little sister” in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, has served on the local school board for more than 23 years, and is a member of the board of Reliable Enterprises, which oversee the HeadStart program in Lewis County (Washington). Her husband, DAVID DRAPER ’64, is a retired Superior Court judge. Together, they enjoy travel, including a tour to China and hiking in Switzerland, and spending time with their four grandchildren. Viki says “life is good in the woods of a beautiful valley” near Rochester, Washington, their home base.

DENNIS LAGER is retired from 30 years with the Washington state Department of Social and Health Services, Division of Developmental Disabilities, where he worked as a psychologist, educational specialist, and Habilitation Program administrator. He and his wife, Betty, have two children, three grandsons, and report that “God has been good to us.” The Lagers live in Port Orchard, Washington.

GAIL DAHL LOUDEN and her husband, Charles, have lived in the Port Orchard, Washington, community of McCormick Woods for 12 years. They are active in the ministry of Belfair Assembly of God.

NANCY MCCRACKEN MCWILLIAMS and her husband, Hud, are missionaries with Christian Associates International in Europe, where she teaches and he is a teacher and staff resource pastor. The couple has three children and makes their stateside home in Lakewood, Colorado.

CHERYL BECKER MINDELL is retired after 30 years as a physician’s assistant. She’s enjoying family, especially her seven grandchildren, and a new home business. Cheryl lives in Coppell, Texas.

LINDA NORQUIST REEDER is a retired Highline School District (Seattle) teacher. She and her husband, THOMAS REEDER, M.A. ’73, are avid gardeners, travelers, and Seattle Sounders FC soccer fans. They also enjoy visits with their two children and their grandchildren. The Reeders live in SeaTac, Washington.

PATRICIA MARCHEWKA TURANSKI and her husband, RICHARD TURANSKI ’65, are co-owners of GloryBee Foods Inc., manufacturers and distributors of honey products and other natural sweeteners, such as molasses, and a line of related products that include spices, nuts, dried fruits, and soap. Their three children, including ALAN TURANSKI ’99, participate in the business. The company mission statement says that the business is built on a foundation “consisting of a belief in God and educating people about healthy living.” Patricia and Richard live in Eugene, Oregon.

GERALD “JERRY” ULSUND is a retired store manager, formerly with J.C. Penney Company. His wife, Sandi, is a retired educator. They enjoy travel and spending time with their two granddaughters. The Ulsunds, who attend Christ Memorial Church in Poulsbo, Washington, live in Hansville, Washington.

FRANK VARRO is senior pastor of Westchase United Methodist Church in Houston, Texas, home to an international community of faith. Eighty percent of the church’s members are of Asian and African-American ethnicity and the church website will soon be available in English, Mandarin, and Vietnamese. Frank, who also has a private professional counseling practice, is married to MARGARET “MARGO” MOORE VARRO ’67. They have three married children, five grandchildren, and live in Houston.

KATHLEEN HOFF WILLSON, the 2004–05 SPU College of Arts and Sciences “Adjunct Professor of the Year,” and her husband, JOHN WILLSON, M.ED. ’68, a retired principal, enjoy travel, photography, and raising dahlias on Whidbey Island. They reside in Clinton, Washington.



ROGER BUSH, elected in 2004, is chairman of the Pierce County (Washington) Council. Prior to that, he served eight years in the Washington state legislature. His wife, CHERYL STEUERNAGEL BUSH, retired from the Puyallup (Washington) School District in 2009. They live in Tacoma, Washington.

CHRISTINE “CHRIS” EELLS COX is a retired kindergarten teacher who lives in Desert Aire, Washington, where she says she enjoys sunshine and golf with her husband, Ed. The couple spends their winters in Mesa, Arizona. Chris and Ed have three adult children and four grandchildren, all living in the Seattle area.

LOIS NYGREN CURRIE teaches second grade in Kellogg, Idaho, while husband PAUL CURRIE ’72 is a principal in Pinehurst, Idaho. They have two children and two grandsons. The Curries reside in Pinehurst.

WALLY HACKETT retired from American Airlines in 2007, after a 33-year customer service and sales career with TWA and American Airlines. “I’m enjoying the freedom of retirement for travel, various projects, and church activities, and speaking,” he reports. Wally lives in Los Angeles.

JAY HOLLMANN received his master’s degree in bioethics from Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois, in May 2010. He enjoys teaching at Louisiana State University Medical School, and caring for the poor by treating their cardiac conditions. He and his wife, Charlotte, have also taken mission trips to Mongolia. They live in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

CRAIG KORTHASE manages the Seattle trust office of U.S. Bank. His wife, KAREN SIGURDSON KORTHASE, says she enjoys working with young women to help them grow spiritually. The Korthases live in Lake Stevens, Washington.

MARGARET MACK NELSON and her husband, JAMES “JIM” NELSON, continue to serve with Free Methodist World Missions as missionaries to Asia. They do most of their work by email and Skype, with one or two trips to Asia each year. This allows them to reside in the U.S. with Margaret’s 88-year-old father. The Nelsons live in Scotts Valley, California.

PENNY WILLIAMS PIETILA and her family — husband, Gary, and youngest daughter, Hannah — plan to travel to SPU twice in Spring 2011. The first trip will be to see the senior art show of their daughter, LAURIE PIETILA; the second trip will be to watch Laurie graduate. The Pietilas live in White Bear Lake, Minnesota.

LEE QUIRING is director of admission at St. Matthew’s Episcopal School in Pacific Palisades, California. He and his wife, KATHIE WINEGARDEN QUIRING ’74, live in Marina del Rey, California.

DEBORAH WITTIG has taught at Wesley International School in Indonesia for more than 30 years. The school in Malang, East Java, serves international elementary and secondary students, and has a student body of about 100 students from 15 countries. Before that, Deborah taught at India’s Woodstock School and the Christian Academy in Japan.



THOMAS DERPACK is president of Integrity Capital Consultants Corporation. He lives in Edmonds, Washington.

CHERYL BERG JOHNSON works as a “med-peds” hospitalist (“med-peds” is a combined internal medicine and pediatrics specialization). Cheryl lives with her husband, Richard, in Columbia, Tennessee.

SARAH GACKLE MANKE is a special education para-educator in the Pasco (Washington) School District. She has taken courses toward a master’s degree in teaching special education. Also a co-facilitator for a DivorceCare support group, she attends Bethel Church in West Pasco, where she volunteers in outreach ministries to singles and broken families. Sarah resides in Pasco.

KRISTEN OWEN MEDLEN has worked for 30 years as a pediatric physical therapist in early intervention. She and her husband, Zane, have three adult children and are active at Trent Church of Christ in Dexter, Oregon. They live in nearby Lowell, Oregon.

PATRICE WEED SHEARER is a professional violinist, viola/violin instructor, and musician contractor. She is associate concertmaster and personnel manager of the Everett (Washington) Philharmonic Orchestra. Patrice and her husband, Don, have five children and reside in Sammamish, Washington.

DEBRA WALZ SMERAGLIO is a registered dental hygienist. She and her husband, George, a colonel with more than 30 years in the Air Force Reserve, have two sons and live in Milwaukie, Oregon.

LISA GULLEY CASSAR SNYDER, teaches piano and tutors children. She and her husband, Tim, who works for Hewlett-Packard EDS, have a son and live in Hartland, Michigan.



LYNDA CHASE-THOMPSON married her high school sweetheart, Greg. She worked five years for the Azusa (California) Police Department and recently retired from the City of Rancho Cucamonga (California) after 19 years as a redevelopment analyst. The Thompsons have an adult son and live in Rancho Cucamonga.

CINDY DYMOND CORUM has been a recovery room nurse for 20 years at Providence Newberg Medical Center in Newberg, Oregon. She helped start a home fellowship of Messianic Christians and Jews and is a leader and teacher of Hebrew worship dance. A single mom of two teenage boys, Cindy lives in Newberg.

WENDY WEST HENNIG is a learning specialist with the Issaquah (Washington) School District. She and her husband, Paul, have been married 24 years and have two sons. They live in North Bend, Washington.

ANDREA GOODLUND HOEY is a family practice nurse practitioner at Columbia Valley Community Health Services in Wenatchee, Washington. She and her husband, Glenn, have two sons and live in Wenatchee.

DEBRA “DEBBIE” GEORGE MACLURG and her husband, Paul, own and operate Thrive Community Fitness in Lacey, Washington. Debbie is also a substitute teacher. The couple has two children in college and lives in Lacey.

MIRIAM “MIM” AMDAHL NEWMAN is a freelance artist and flute/piccolo player in the Marquette (Michigan) Symphony Orchestra. She and her husband, Rick, have been married 26 years and have three children, including a daughter who plays viola with the Minnesota Orchestra, a son who lives in Norway, and a daughter who studies viola, violin, and photography. The Newmans live in Skandia, Michigan.

LAURIE LEWIS RUSHING home-schooled her three children, which she says is “lots of work, but the fruit is worth it.” Her oldest child is married, her middle child is in college, and her youngest child is a high school senior. The Rushings live in Gardner, Kansas.

GREGORY STRAND, who graduated with a degree in engineering science, is vice president of aerospace structures engineering at Park Electrochemical Corporation. He is responsible for overseeing the engineering and marketing of the corporation’s composite aircraft and space vehicle parts. He and his wife, KATHERINE NICHOLS STRAND ’80, live in Edmonds, Washington.

DOROTHY CARLSON VAN NESS has taught kindergarten at Bellevue (Washington) Christian School since 1998. She lives in Kirkland, Washington, with her husband, Larry, and their two sons, including SPU sophomore ANDREW VAN NESS.



HEATHER BUCHER CANARY is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Utah. She and her husband, Dan, have two sons and split their time between Utah and Chandler, Arizona, their primary home.

ANN DEIBERT is co-pastor of the Central Presbyterian Church in Louisville, Kentucky. In her 15th year at the church, Ann is at work on a diploma in the art of spiritual direction through San Francisco Theological Seminary. Ann lives in Louisville.

LISA DRESS says she has been “working in the mortgage industry as a caring mortgage broker since 1997.” She resides in Seattle.

PEGGY DICKSON PHILLIPS has three children and lives in Canby, Oregon.

ROBERT SCHAPER is a retired social worker who worked for 20 years with Washington state’s Department of Social and Health Services. He now enjoys his hobby of flying weekly. His wife, CAROL KING SCHAPER ’63, is a retired elementary school teacher and literacy coach/reading specialist. The couple lives in Seattle.

ALEXANDER (SASHA) SHEFTS is head coach for the women’s soccer program of Bellevue (Washington) College. A former assistant for the Bellevue College men’s soccer program, he is also assistant coach for the Seattle Sounders women’s team; director of coaching for LVR (Laurelhurst-View Ridge-Ravenna) Youth Soccer Club; and owner of Successful Soccer Systems, a company offering speed, agility, and quickness training in small group settings. Named Coach of the Year for 2007 by The Seattle Times, Alexander was a standout on the national champion SPU men’s soccer team of 1983.



KAREN CAMP ALTUS is a career counselor in SPU’s Center for Career and Calling, and council chair at Bethany Community Church in Seattle. She and her husband, SCOTT ALTUS ’87, have been married 23 years and have two children, including SPU sophomore KELSEY ALTUS. The Altus family lives in Seattle.

ERICA SCHWARTZ DODD has spent the past three years with the Lee County (Florida) School District as a self-care aide in the hearing impaired department. She and her husband, Kevin, have been married 19 years and have one daughter. They live in Cape Coral, Florida.

RUTH HARRISON EASTERLING is an ordained elder of the Free Methodist Church. She and her husband, Shane, have three daughters and reside in Des Moines, Washington.

KARL ERICKSON, a tax auditor for the state of Oregon, is the author of a new children’s book, Tristan’s Travels (Rafka Press, 2010). His wife, KIMBERLY COLLIER ERICKSON ’89, is the illustrator. Karl, a founding member of the Catholic Writers’ Guild, has written for a variety of periodicals, including America and The National Catholic Weekly. Kimberly is skilled at water gilding, the ancient technique of gold leafing. Her father, John Collier, is the sculptor of the Catholic Memorial at Ground Zero in New York City. The Ericksons live in Salem, Oregon.

SHARON SCHNEIDER HENTO M.S.N. ’05 is a family nurse practitioner and lives in Bremerton, Washington.

STEPHEN “STEVE” KELLER teaches social studies at Shamokin (Pennsylvania) Middle School. His wife, KATARINA LINDBERG KELLER ’95, is an economics professor at Susquehanna University. They have two daughters and reside in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania.

DAWN BRAMBLETT KRUGER worked 12 years for the U.S. Postal Service and currently works with the U.S. Forest Service. She and her husband, Robert, have a teenage son and daughter. The Krugers live in Clarkia, Idaho.

ALISA LAUBY ROEBKE is a substitute teacher and thankful to have survived cancer in 2008. She and her husband, Todd, and their two children live in Marysville, Washington.

KAREN HARRISON THOMPSON is a stay-at-home mom with five children, ages 3–14. She and her husband, DAVID THOMPSON ’90, are also foster parents in Washington state. The Thompsons live in Veradale, Washington.

SARAH THOMSON is earning a master’s degree in student development administration at Seattle University. She recently spent 12 years at L’Arche Tahoma Hope Community in Tacoma, Washington, where she was a community coordinator. Hope Community is a place where people with and without developmental disabilities share life in community. Sarah lives in Tacoma.

LORIEN ELLENWOOD TREPUS works at the corporate office of Costco. She and her husband, Mark, were married in July 2009. They live in Issaquah, Washington.

JONATHAN VOLZ is a dentist with a practice in Grandview, Washington. He and his wife, MARTA MARCHANT VOLZ ’03 have two children and live in Grandview.

RACHEL LEMIEUX WHITE teaches second grade at King’s Elementary School in Shoreline, Washington. She and her husband, GREG WHITE ’77, M.S. ’83, have twin 11-year-old daughters. The White family has been on several short-term mission trips, including an annual visit to Esperanza on British Columbia’s Vancouver Island, the site of Rachel’s 1989 SPRINT trip. Rachel and her family attend New Life Foursquare Church in Everett, Washington, and reside in Edmonds, Washington.

ALISON LINK ZURCHER is on staff in the marketing and communications department of Seattle Children’s Hospital. She and her husband, Dave, live in Bellevue, Washington.



ELIZABETH FORD BRACE teaches English as a second language to children and adults. She lives with her husband, Jack, and their two children, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

WILLIAM “WILL” DAVIS manages True Bread Properties Inc., a debt-free real estate investment firm. Will and his family live in Damascus, Oregon.

ERICA OLMSTED GOETZ married her husband, Andrew, in 2004. The couple has two girls and resides in Sachse, Texas.

JENNIFER HOLSINGER is associate professor of sociology at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington. In her book, Residential Patterns of Arab Americans: Race, Ethnicity, and Spatial Assimilation (LFB Scholarly Publishing, 2009), she explores why the Arab-American population as a whole has not reached parity with other ethnic groups who share similar immigrant histories. Jennifer lived in the Middle East as a child and did some of her undergraduate studies in Cairo, Egypt. Jennifer lives in Spokane.

KRISTIN ABBOTT HOVAGUIMIAN is the administrative assistant in the Office of the President at SPU. Her husband, SERGE HOVAGUIMIAN, plans to graduate from SPU’s Marriage and Family Therapy graduate program in June 2011. They have a 4-year-old daughter and live in Seattle.

K.C. KNIGHT and CINDY MOORE KNIGHT are certified as foster parents in Washington state. K.C. is the owner of Chelan Custom Homes, a home remodeling firm, and Cindy runs her own marketing business, Action Marketers. The Knights have two children of their own and live in Chelan, Washington.

DANA BROOKS KOUKOL is a full-time mom to her three children and lives in North Bend, Washington.

MAGGIE MONTGOMERY is a producer for the Microsoft website, She is active at Antioch Bible Church in Kirkland, Washington, and says she loves being an aunt to 13 nieces and nephews. Maggie resides in Seattle.

CYNTHIA “CINDY” MANSFIELD THOMAS home-schools her three sons. She and her husband, Eric, moved to Orlando, Florida, after serving nine years in Kiev, Ukraine, with Great Commission Ministries.



SHARON THORP ANDERSON, a kindergarten teacher in the Edmonds (Washington) School District, is substitute teaching and caring for her two young daughters. The Anderson family lives in Bothell, Washington.

JOSHUA “JOSH” BENEDICT is vice principal at Lutacaga Elementary School in Othello, Washington. After his degree in physical education from SPU, Josh completed his master’s degree and his administration credentials through City University. Prior to joining Lutacaga, Josh taught and worked at the elementary level in three schools, and he taught high school physical education for seven years. Josh lives with his wife, Jaime, and their two children in Moses Lake, Washington.

MARCIA BUTCHART says that after more than six decades, she has “a vocation that makes all the ‘dangers, trials, and snares’ of my life make sense.” Marcia works as a hospice chaplain and bereavement coordinator for Amedisys Hospice of Omak, Washington. In addition, she is worship leader at Community Covenant Church in Twisp, Washington, where she makes her home.

WILLIAM “BILL” BUTLER and ANDREA RAWLINS BUTLER have been married eight years and have two boys. The family resides in Long Beach, California.

JONATHAN HALL is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Sweden’s Uppsala University. His research explores the transnational dimensions of peace in post-war Bosnia-Herzegovina, including the politics of refugee diaspora and the impact of remittances on local attitudes toward reconciliation. Earlier in 2010, Jonathan was a visiting researcher at the Centre for the Study of Civil War and at the Peace Research Institute of Oslo, Norway. He lives with his wife and son in Uppsala.

HEATHER HILL, employed by the state of Washington, is an investigative social worker with Child Protective Services. She lives in Spokane, Washington.

ROMAN HILL simultaneously completed J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from Michigan State University in 2010. He lives in Lake Forest, California.

KRISTIN GOETZ JONES, B.S.N. ’05, M.S.N. ’09, a recent graduate of SPU’s nurse practitioner program, works in a hospital emergency room. Her husband, BRYAN JONES ’00, is associate director of undergraduate admissions at SPU. They have two children and live in Kent, Washington.

SARAH ARMSTRONG LANGIN married her husband, Clif, in 2004 and has three sons. The family lives in Renton, Washington.

LISA BEIGHTLER LEMPERES lives with her husband, Aaron, and their 2-year-old daughter in Bellingham, Washington.

LAURA NIELSEN MORRISSEY and MAYSON MORRISSEY ’99 lived for five years in Vienna, Austria, where she taught at and he was an administrator for the Vienna Christian School. They’ve been back for two years and are raising four children. The Morrisseys reside in Covington, Washington.

REBEKAH PAPÉ is a legislative aide to Seattle City Councilman Tim Burgess. She lives in Seattle.

CALIA BEOUGHER RODRÍQUEZ completed her master’s degree in divinity at the Perkins School of Theology in December 2008 and is the associate pastor for student ministries and mission at First United Methodist Church of Bedford, Texas. She and her husband, Ricardo, and their daughter, live in Dallas, Texas.

STEVE VOLLMER is in his eighth year on staff with Young Life. He lives with his wife, JENNIFER GAGNON VOLLMER, and their three boys in Federal Way, Washington.

CINDI WU lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and shares that she is engaged to marry Justin Zimmerman in the fall of 2011.



ROBERT BILLINGS M.S. is chief information officer for the Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board. He lives with his wife, Noreen, in Shelton, Washington.

PATRICIA DOWD-TIMONEN M.S.N. is pursuing a doctor of nursing practice degree. She and her husband, Robert, live in Edmonds, Washington.

KARA BRADLEY ESTEP is a Peace Corps volunteer in Mongolia until August 2011. She and her husband, Mark, “strive to help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans.” Kara does this as a community youth development volunteer with the Department for Children, and Mark does it as a community economic development volunteer for Mercy Corps.

HEATHER FAUTH FULTON and her husband, Nick, work for Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic, where they assist the underserved of the Yakima Valley (Washington) area. The Fultons are youth leaders in their church and reside in Yakima. A runner, Heather adds that she completed the Seattle Marathon in 2007.

MARY KIRCHOFF GEELAN is working on a project to reduce the number of children in foster care safely. Married in 2009, she and her husband reside in Portland, Oregon.

KATRINA BISSELL GEHRE is a mortgage banker at Cobalt Mortgage in Kirkland, Washington. She lives in Seattle.

TERESA HELM returned to her home state of Pennsylvania, where she currently teaches with the School District of Philadelphia. She lives in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania.

STEVEN “CHARLIE” MUSSER and his wife, Kaitlin, are the “proud foster parents” of a young girl named Hailey. They hope to adopt her in the next few months. The Mussers live in Seattle.

JOHN NORRIS MAT and his wife, SARA WALKER NORRIS ’01, M.A.T. ’06, both teach English and social studies at Eastlake High School in Sammamish, Washington. They reside in Issaquah, Washington.

JOSHUA WHELAN is a certified financial planner at Pacific Capital Resource Group in Bellevue, Washington. He and his wife, JENNIFER WHELAN, live with their daughter in Seattle.