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BYRON MOYE retired in 2009 from a 40-year career with the federal government — 20 years active duty military, and 20 years civilian with the IRS and Social Security Administration. He lives in Federal Way, Washington.

ELLY UHDEN STREETER and her husband, Tom, work in member care at the Trans World Radio Lodge in Cary, North Carolina, a 15-room guest facility for TWR international workers. For 36 years, they served with this Christian radio network in Europe (Monaco and the Netherlands) where Elly was, among other tasks, administrative assistant in the finance department, English program auditioner, mission hostess, and prayer letter coordinator. The Streeters live in Cary.

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Greg Asimakapolous GREGORY “GREG” ASIMAKOUPOULOS, former lead pastor at Mercer Island Covenant Church, is chaplain at Covenant Shores Retirement Community in Mercer Island, Washington. He conducts worship services, provides pastoral care and counseling to 360 residents, and regularly visits those living in the health care unit, memory care wing, and in assisted living. A freelance writer, author of 12 books (his most recent, Finding God in It’s a Wonderful Life), frequent speaker, and faith-and-values columnist for the Mercer Island Reporter, Greg is married to WENDY STEVEN ASIMAKOUPOULOS and lives in Mercer Island.

David BoxleyDAVID BOXLEY, a nationally recognized Northwest coast native wood carver, was one of 18 artists to receive a 2013 fellowship from the Artist Trust of Washington state. The $7,500 fellowship in traditional and folk arts was awarded for David having “brought the traditions of his ancestors to life” by carving 71 totem poles, masks, rattles, bentwood boxes, and other art forms. He was also cited for forming a performance group called Git-Hoan (People of the Salmon) Dancers. Last year, David’s work, a 22-foot totem pole, was installed in the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian. The artist and his family live in Kingston, Washington.

JANIECE MCDONALD GWYNN, a retired high school math teacher, says she “re-retired” after four years of part-time teaching at Willamette Valley Christian School. She continues to tutor 10-14 students a week in math. Her husband, Matt, is retired, allowing them time to camp, travel, and enjoy their grandson. The Gwynns live in Woodburn, Oregon.

KAREN STRAND WINSLOW is professor and chair of Biblical Studies at Azusa Pacific Graduate School of Theology. From 2004–13 she was Free Methodist Center director and Director of the Center for Transformational Leadership at APGST. She and her husband, DALE WINSLOW ’73, pastor of Azusa Free Methodist Church, have three children – KARMELLE WINSLOW MEISS ’00; Luke Winslow, 2002 graduate of Azusa Pacific University; and Benjamin Peter Strand Winslow a 2008 graduate of APU. Karen and Dale, who live in Upland, California, also have two grandchildren.


RICHARD HINKLE is pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Marysville, California. He has been a pastor of Presbyterian churches for nearly 20 years in Minnesota, Nebraska, and most recently in Mountlake Terrace, Washington, where he led Terrace View Presbyterian Church for 11 years. Richard also holds a degree in accounting, enjoys cooking and reading, and loves to solve crossword puzzles. He and his wife, Carolyn, live in Marysville.

MARK MAYHLE is a radiologist with Radia, providers of diagnostic imaging, interventional radiology, and vascular services. He and his wife, Ana Lena Melka, have seven children and live in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, where they own and operate the Shafer Baillie Mansion bed and breakfast. Mark says, “We are always happy to have guests with SPU connections!”

MICHAEL “MIKE” RYDMAN is a church planter of Radiant Church in Juneau, Alaska, and church planter and former lead pastor of Port Gardner Community Church in Everett, Washington. He lives in Juneau.

MELEANI HUTTON WHEELER is an administrative assistant for WATCH Resources Inc., in Sonora, California. The WATCH mission is to enable intellectually disabled adults to live independent lives. Meleani stays true to her music performance major at SPU by making occasional appearances in musical theatre, including a recent reprise of her role as the Mother Abbess in The Sound of Music. She works with various performing groups, including Modesto Performing Arts, Modesto Symphony Chorus, and Sacramento Opera Chorus. She has been married 30 years and has an adult daughter, Harmony, who is the marketing director for Sierra Repertory Theatre. Meleani lives in Twain Harte, California.

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DAVID GARDNER has served for the last 10 years at Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas, where he is an associate professor of music and the director of choirs. During his tenure at Southwestern he has conducted twice in New York City’s Carnegie Hall, and his college choir performed during Easter Sunday Mass at the Basilica of St. Mark in Venice, Italy. David and his wife, CHERYL DOWTY GARDNER ’85, are looking forward to returning to Seattle in the new year as he begins his new position as director of traditional worship and arts at Seattle’s University Presbyterian Church. David, Cheryl, and their four daughters currently live in Winfield.

LAFON FERGUSON JANTZ met her husband of 30 years, GREGORY JANTZ ’82, MA ’84, at Seattle Pacific. They have “two beautiful boys, two successful businesses, and are using our educations to the fullest!” They live in Woodway, Washington.

J. GREGORY KILLINGSWORTH has spent 24 years with the Washington State Developmental Disabilities Administration. He is currently a social and health program consultant and lives in Gold Bar, Washington, with his wife of 21 years, Lynda. They have three daughters.

STEVEN LOCK is a biologist with the Seattle Aquarium. He lives in Seattle.

CARL SUPPLEE, an Air Force Reserves chaplain, has been promoted to colonel. He is also the family support director at McChord Air Force Base. Carl lives in Maple Valley, Washington.

STEPHEN WALTAR is a Bellevue, Washington, attorney with a master of divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary and a juris doctor degree from the University of Puget Sound School of Law. He specializes in estate planning. Stephen and his family live in Kirkland, Washington.


ERICA DOWNS FU, her husband, David, and his mother, Judy, recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of their popular Seattle eatery, Judy Fu’s Snappy Dragon. The Chinese restaurant features Mandarin and Szechuan styles of cooking, which Bon Appetit magazine called “always delicious.” The Fus live in Seattle with their 16-year-old daughter, Mikaela.

MARISA MARTIN HALE teaches in the Kent School District, studies for a master’s degree in English as a second language, and enjoys the teen years with daughter Greta. They live in Federal Way, Washington.

TIMOTHY HUBER is pastor of worship and the arts at Walnut Hill Community Church in Bethel, Connecticut. In June, he graduated from Bethel Seminary with a master’s degree in transformational leadership, and in August, was ordained to the ministry. For 20 years prior to joining the church staff in 2010, Timothy was with the audit and financial advisory firm of Deloitte. He and his family, including his wife, LAINE BOESEL HUBER ’88, son Tevis, and daughter MADELINE, who is an SPU freshman this year, make their home in Danbury, Connecticut.

LISA KRUMM MCKEE is an RN for a family practice clinic. Her husband, MICHAEL MCKEE ’85, is athletic director at Lynden High School. They have three sons, TRAVIS, an SPU freshman; TRENTON, an SPU senior; and Marcus, a high school junior. The McKees live in Lynden, Washington.

HEIDI BAUM MONROE MSN ’07 has been a registered nurse at Seattle Children’s Hospital for 25 years and during the past seven years, has enjoyed teaching in the School of Health Sciences at SPU. She’s also pursuing a doctoral degree in education at SPU. “We have made SPU a family habit,” says Heidi, who is married to JOSEPH MONROE ’88. She says son STERLING is an SPU senior, and son ADRIAN is an SPU sophomore. The Monroes live in Shoreline, Washington.

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LESLIE GRIFFITH HEIDEMANN teaches special education at Houston High School in Germantown, Tennessee. She resides in Collierville, Tennessee.

DIRON VAN WAGNER, a former shift supervisor for Starbucks Coffee, has moved with his family to Hawaii to help plant a church through Big Island Faith Communities. They live in Keaau, Hawaii.


SUMMER REYNOLDS KRAUSE is a mother of two and a part-time licensed professional counselor. She is working on a book on adolescents challenged by PTSD and substance abuse, in collaboration with Lisa Najavits, professor of psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine. Summer lives with her family in Gladstone, Oregon.

MANDI LARSEN is working at Germany’s University of Bremen on a doctoral degree in sociology for completion in 2014. She is examining the impact of the welfare state on the health outcomes of domestic violence survivors. Mandi holds a master’s degree in public health from Columbia University.

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AMBER ROSE AN met her husband, Fredrick, in medical school. She now practices in geriatric medicine and he in internal medicine. They enjoy hiking and snowshoeing, and they live in Portland, Oregon.

HAILEY (FORMERLY LEE) BUCKINGHAM is studying for a master’s degree in applied economics and a doctoral degree in forestry. She and JANEL KAUTZER BUCKINGHAM ’03 have three children and live in Philomath, Oregon.

MELISSA TOGSTAD BUEHLER, a portrait photographer, is owner of Modern Exposure Photography in McMinnville, Oregon. The mother of two has been married nine years and lives in McMinnville.

MERESA BUHLER is an assistant property manager for Gerding Edlen, a real estate investment and development firm. She also volunteers in music education and says she loves singing and dancing. Meresa lives in Seattle.

JOANNA BRADY GILCHRIST owns Fit4Mom in three Seattle area locations. Fit4Mom provides pre- and postnatal fitness classes and playgroups. Joanna and her husband, GARRETT GILCHRIST ’08, have a daughter and expect their second child in January. They live in Shoreline, Washington.

JORDAN CROUCH was remembered by his wife, STACI GOERZ CROUCH, his parents, extended family, and friends as 137 adults and numerous children either volunteered or participated in the annual Jordan Crouch 5K Run/Walk in August. $3,915 was raised for the Jordan Crouch Scholarship Endowment, and sophomore Nicole Molendyk was announced as the scholarship’s first recipient. Nicole is a Christian theology major with an interest in youth ministry. A former Centurion and member of the Young Alumni Council, Jordan died in 2009.

SARAH MACK is the youth and young adult minister of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Santa Barbara, California, where she lives with her husband and two sons.

NICHOLE MORFORD ALTORFER is the managing editor of, an online resource for life and health insurance advisors. The former managing editor of Agent’s Sales Journal magazine, Nichole also spent six years in the editorial department of the Penguin Group, managing nonfiction titles in both the reference and the lifestyle categories. She is a graduate of the Columbia Publishing Course at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and lives with her husband in Denver.

CHARITY JEFFERY OREMLAND MEd ’11 is a middle school counselor in the Auburn School District. She and her husband, Paul, live in Seattle.

MICHAEL “MIKE” SOETAERT, married with four children, is a hardware engineer at Apple. He and his family live in San Jose, California.


KATIE CRESS BENNETT works in the School of Health Sciences at Seattle Pacific University as the graduate program administrative assistant. She and her husband, STEFAN BENNETT ’08, live in Seattle.

STEPHANIE NICOLA NESS graduated from the Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry and two days later married a fellow dentist, Alex Ness of Minot, North Dakota. They live in Beaverton, Oregon.

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If your graduation year ends with a 9 or a 4, and you didn’t have a chance to send your Reunion Footnote to Response, send it now through this moderated bulletin board. And read what your fellow alums added.


Amy Salins ’04

Posted Friday, October 25, 2013, at 4:39 p.m.

Amy is currently working as the Lead Case Manager at New Horizons in Seattle. Getting to work with homeless and street-involved young people is humbling and life-giving work. Blessed to share the love of Christ everyday with these amazing young people.

Stacy Paine Claflin ’99

Posted Friday, October 25, 2013, at 4:35 p.m.

Stacy is a mother of two who runs a business from her home while also home educating her children and writing novels. Her books can be found at She is a 5-year thyroid cancer survivor.

Sherica “Erica” Powers ’84

Posted Friday, October 25, 2013, at 4:34 p.m.

Erica is an accountant for Oregon Health & Science University. Married with one daughter, she completes a myriad of DIY house projects in her spare time.

Larry Eide ’74

Posted Friday, October 18, 2013, at 8:47 p.m.

Since leaving Seattle Pacific, Larry has pastored Christian & Missionary Alliance churches in Lynnwood,WA, as well as two locations in B.C. Canada. He served several years as a crusade director for associate evangelists at the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, and for the past 15 years has been an Assistant District Superintendant for the C&MA in B.C. He and his wife, Diane, currently live in Blaine, WA, and he commutes to Canada daily. They have four grown children, and one grandchild. Larry is releasing his first book by the end of 2013 titled Leading a Life of Impact — Discovering the Path to Self-Awareness.

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