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Spring 2003 | Volume 26, Number 2 | Footnotes



DAVID MOBERG recently published a book, Aging and Spirituality: Spiritual Dimensions of Aging Theory, Research, Practice and Policy through The Haworth Press Inc. David is professor emeritus of social and cultural sciences at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He lives in Milwaukee.

FREDERICK SHULTS taught elementary and junior high school on Vashon Island and in Seattle from 1947 to 1979. He left teaching to enter the ministry of the Evangelical Church of North America and pastored churches in Adna, Washington, and Seattle for nine years. While working toward his master’s degree in education, Frederick also served as a lecturer in education in the evening and summer programs at Seattle Pacific. On April 6, 2002, he and his wife, Gloria, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Residents of Bothell, Washington, they have a son; a daughter, TAYLOR SHULTS EVANS ’84; and six grandchildren.


MARY FELIX LOPEZ taught school for 32 years, including 20 years in bilingual elementary education. Retired for the past 11 years, Mary is a resident of Montebello, California. She volunteers as a chaplain at the Los Angeles County Women’s Correctional Facility, which houses more than 2,000 women. Mary writes, “I’ve found life a big challenge in the Lord!”


SANDRA PARSONS HANSON and her husband, Don, visited China in late 2002, fulfilling a more-than-50-year dream of Don’s to walk on the Great Wall of China. He had served in the Marines within sight of the Great Wall after the end of World War II. The Hansons make their home in Anchorage, Alaska.


JAMES FIELDS worked as a journalist for eight years after graduating from SPC, then earned an M.A. in communication at California State University in Fullerton and a Ph.D. in journalism at the University of Missouri. He taught at the University of Maryland, commuting from his home in downtown Washington, D.C, where he was active in professional journalism circles. In 1994, he retired from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, where he had served as chair of the Journalism Department. In recent years, James has focused on research and writing projects that have taken him to news-making places such as Africa, Asia, Israel and the former Yugoslavia. He lives in Knoxville, Tennessee.

and ROSE ENG LO enjoyed a dinner party to celebrate their “50th Anniversary Acquaintanceship” on September 12, 2002. Hosted by their six children, the event included more than 120 guests. The Los write, “While we still have vivid memories of the first time we met, we also realize that we are now already grandparents to 12! Our eldest grandchild is 19+ and it is quite conceivable that we could be great-grandparents in a few short years!” Kai-Ming and Rose live in San Francisco.

MELVIN WALKER is now the interim pastor for the Grays Harbor Church of the Nazarene in Hoquiam, Washington. He recently wrote a book and is seeking to have it published. Mel makes his home in Montesano, Washington.


FRANK VARRO lives in Houston, Texas, and is a licensed professional counselor and minister in the Countryside United Methodist Church in Splendora, Texas. The church has tripled in size since its founding, and the congregation will soon build a new sanctuary. Frank is also editor of the “Asian Voice,” the Texas Annual Conference Asian Ministries newsletter, and he conducts the Vera Voce Singers of Houston.


RICHARD BURD is currently working for the San Diego County Probation Department. He resides in Bonita, California.


KAREN ANDERSON BERETS is in her 16th year of teaching band and orchestra at Evergreen Christian School in Olympia, Washington. Her husband, Lantz, is the manager of Westside Music Center in Olympia, where they live.

TIM TAYLOR and his wife, MARAE MOODY TAYLOR ’73, are putting the finishing touches on a house they built in Deer Park, Washington, last year. MaRae is currently working on a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction at Eastern Washington University and substitute teaching in school districts north of Spokane, Washington. Tim substitute teaches in Deer Park. The couple has four children and six grandchildren. They are active in church and Boy Scouts.

lives in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C., and works at the national headquarters of Prison Fellowship Ministries. She has worked there for the past 15 years. Karen and her husband, Gregory, have one teenage daughter.


TED FOSKET and GAIL BERGQUIST FOSKET have lived in Juneau, Alaska, for 20 years. Ted works as a contracting officer for the state of Alaska; Gail is a full-time mother, part-time accountant and caregiver for her father. They are active in their church, where Ted leads worship on Sunday mornings and their eldest son leads the youth worship band. They have two sons and two daughters.

RON LEWIS was a business administration major and active in Young Life while a student at SPU. Today, he is a partner in a Northwest food marketing company. He and his wife, Connie, volunteer with Young Life. But in 2001, their lives took a plunge into uncharted waters. A family member, who became HIV-positive through a medical complication, and her husband opened their home to a teen-ager with a devastating story. The boy’s mother, father and little sister had all died of AIDS. Ron wondered how the young man, though he was not infected, could possibly cope with the loss or hope for a confident, productive life. Ron and Connie were moved to help other children of HIV-positive parents. Ron soon discovered that there are more than 150,000 of these children in America, 400-500 in Western Washington alone. In the face of these disturbing facts, Ron believed God was calling him to start the Regeneration Project. By this fall, more than 100 students ages 6–18 will be enrolled in Regeneration’s Coaching for Life program to help them discover their talents and to urge them along through high school and college. Tuition scholarships are found through both state and private institutions, and financial support is raised for families seeking to adopt young people orphaned by HIV/AIDS. “Every mother who comes to us wants a future for her children,” Ron says. “It’s a blessing for her to know that the kids will be taken care of and can look forward to a fruitful life.” For details about the Regeneration Project, call 800/447-7143.

KYLE PONTIUS authored three chapters in Group Publishing’s new Comprehensive Guide to Youth Ministry Counseling. Les Parrott, SPU professor of psychology, wrote the forward to this volume, which was released in June 2002. Kyle has been a staff psychologist with Meier Clinics since 1998, and he has a special interest in the assessment and treatment of autistic spectrum disorders. Kyle also facilitates the Asperger’s Syndrome/High Functioning Autism Parent Support Group at Saddle-back Church in Lake Forest, California. He and his wife, Susan, live in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, with their two sons.


SHERI “FREDDIE” CAMPBELL lives in Seattle and has served as the manager of King County Medical Society Federal Credit Union for 20 years. She attends Bethany Presbyterian Church in Seattle and enjoys long-distance power-walking, completing seven marathons.


LORENE EDWARDS FORKNER says there’s one way to accomplish year-round success in your garden: move in. That was the premise behind her winning garden, “Blurring the Boundaries … or How to Live in the Garden,” at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show in February. Awarded the Founder’s Cup — the show’s highest honor — Forkner, owner of Fremont Gardens in Seattle, and co-designer Sally Sykes-Wylie created an artful blend of home and garden in their 1,000-square-foot exhibit. Here, the two visionaries imported a small trailer with the galley outfitted as a potting shed. Evergreens, flower beds and ornamental grasses gave way to living spaces like a breakfast terrace, resting spots and a formal sitting area in what Forkner calls, “total garden immersion.” It’s hard to believe, but she wasn’t always a show-winning gardener. While at SPU, Forkner was a fine arts major and embarked on a career in graphic design. Not until the birth of her son, now 12, did gardening become an interest. “He was a wild child,” she laughs. “That drove me to horticulture.” It wasn’t long before her business, Fremont Gardens, was born, or rather, planted. The operation is small and specializes in hard-to-find plant varieties like antique sweat peas, unusual perennials, and organic herbs and vegetables. With a number of major accomplishments behind her, Forkner has no plans to slow down. She’s working on some new product lines and, of course, refining her own backyard. But with a schedule like this, it’s unlikely Forkner will move into her garden for good.


has a part-time private practice for testing and tutoring children with learning disabilities. Her husband, Douglas, is vice president and legal counsel for The ServiceMaster Company. The Colbers live with their daughter and son in Oak Park, Illinois, and attend LaSalle Street Church in Chicago.


TRACY VANDERBER BALZER and CARY BALZER both work at John Brown University (JBU) — she as director of campus ministries and he as a professor in the Division of Biblical Studies. Tracy is also pursuing her master of ministry degree at JBU while Cary works on his Ph.D. from the University of Manchester in Manchester, United Kingdom. The Balzers have three children and reside in Siloam Springs, Arkansas.

BILL BOONE has lived in the Seattle community of Hawthorne Hills for 12 years. He has worked in the technology field for more than six years, including the past two years with IBM. Bill attends University Presbyterian Church in Seattle.


THOMAS HUTLEY is a pilot for Southwest Airlines. His wife, SHELLY LANE HUTLEY, earned a master’s degree in school administration and works in the Battle Ground (Washington) School District. They have two children and reside in Vancouver, Washington.

JILL PEARSON MCJUNKIN is a legal secretary and practice group assistant for the Seattle-based law firm Davis Wright Tremaine, where she has worked for eight years. She and her husband, Peter, spent three weeks in Vietnam in March 2000, completing the adoption of a 14-week-old baby girl. The McJunkins live in Snohomish, Washington, and Jill writes that they “would love to talk to anyone who is interested in international adoption. It’s a wonderful and amazing journey!”

KEVEN SNYDER and his wife, Alicia, moved to the Denver area after their marriage in 2001. Keven is working at Timber Ridge Church, a newly planted fellowship. He writes, “God continues to bless us daily in this new adventure.” The Snyders live in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.


has written two books, Keep Your Cool! Control Your Anger Before It Controls You! and The Adoption Option: A Solution for an Unplanned Pregnancy. She and her writer husband, Edward, have also published a set of four Baby Bible Board Books, which tell stories from the life of Jesus to children up to age 3. The books can be found on the Web at Sarah, her husband and their two children live in Renton, Washington.


JENNIFER HOVICK KEENE is a stay-at-home mother to her two young sons. Her husband, MICHAEL KEENE, is a financial representative with Northwestern Mutual Financial Network. They live in Renton, Washington.


recently moved from Canby, Oregon, to Oak Harbor, Washington, with his wife, Ann, and their two children. In Oak Harbor, he is now the pastor of Christ the King Community Church, a 2-year-old fellowship that meets in a coffee shop also managed by the church.


and her family have moved to the metro-Phoenix area to be closer to husband Kyle’s job. He is an operations manager with Intel in Chandler, Arizona. Before the birth of their second daughter 16 months ago, Kerry was a human resources manager with the state of Arizona. She now is a stay-at-home mother for their two daughters. The family resides in Glendale, Arizona.


is supervising producer for “Northwest Afternoon,” which airs on Seattle’s ABC affiliate, KOMO TV. Stephen is a three-time regional Emmy Award winner and three-time religious broadcast winner for producing.

KRIS DELAMARTER JOHNSON is a stay-at-home mother to three children. She also works as a Spanish tutor for families who homeschool and as a Mary Kay consultant. Kris, husband Brian and their family live in Everett, Washington.


is working on her education leadership endorsement through the University of Alaska Anchorage. She will finish in May 2003. In 1999, she earned her master’s degree in early childhood special education through the same university. Leslie makes her home in Wasilla, Alaska, and teaches in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District.

ALLISON PARKER recently began working as an account executive for Imagio/JWT, a public relations agency in Seattle. Prior to joining Imagio, she was a communications specialist for the Washington State Bar Association. Allison lives in Seattle.


KRISTIN RUSSELL MOUTTET moved to Lexington, Kentucky, in July 2002. She is now working as a marriage and family therapist for the Bluegrass Regional Mental Health-Mental Retardation Board, working with emotionally disabled children. Kristin’s husband, Nate, works for the National Association of Christian College Admissions Personnel and is pursuing a master’s degree at Asbury Theological Seminary.

JAMES POYSKY graduated from Fuller Seminary with a Ph.D. in clinical psychology in June 2002. He is now a fellow in pediatric neuropsychology at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas. James and his wife, Rachel, have one son.


KRISTINE OTTAWAY WILSON graduated from the Seattle University School of Law in May 2002 and passed the Washington State Bar Exam in the summer. She is now an associate with Perkins Coie LLP in its Bellevue, Washington, office. She and her husband, Patrick, live in Seattle.


and his wife, Vanessa, recently returned from missionary work in the Middle East. Paul plans to pursue a doctorate at Carnegie Mellon University.

JENNIFER ESTERLY WALDROUP lives in Lafayette, Oregon, with her husband, Christopher, who is a contractor in the Portland area. Jennifer telecommutes as a Web content editor.


played “Maggie” in “A Chorus Line” at the 5th Avenue Musical Theatre in Seattle January 29–February 16. Kathryn has been working out of Los Angeles for the last few years, but was very excited about working in what she says is her favorite city: Seattle.

SHANNON LITTY ATHERTON returned to California after graduation to work in social services and earn her master’s degree in social work. She then spent six months in Florida, where she worked as a youth intern. Shortly after returning again to California, Shannon took a position as a fourth-grade teacher and earned her master’s degree in education. She is now in her fourth year of teaching.
Shannon’s husband is a youth pastor. The couple resides in Lakewood, California.


PHILIP HINES lives in Oakton, Virginia. He is employed by Aero-Astro, where he is working on software design for a satellite for the Department of Defense. Philip’s wife, Angela, works for Marsh USA Inc. in Washington, D.C.

works in the Tacoma (Washington) School District as a fifth-grade teacher. She is also working on a master’s degree in reading and literacy at Walden University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her husband, RYAN WILLSON ’01, is a youth pastor at the Tacoma First Free Methodist Church and is working toward ordination in the Free Methodist Church. The Willsons are expecting their first child this spring, and they reside in Tacoma.

works at Biola University in La Mirada, California, as a major and planned gift officer. His wife, ADRIENNE BELL SAILHAMER, stays at home with their baby daughter. The Sailhamers live in Fullerton, California.


JOHAN BOSTROM works for Northwest Administrators Inc. in Seattle. His wife, STACY DE VRIES BOSTROM, is a case manager at Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission Women and Family Shelter. Writes Johan, “Thanks to all Response readers who joined us in Ventura, California, for our wedding” in October 2002.

oversees the floor-care division of a flooring retail store in Poulsbo, Washington. He and his wife, Simona, reside on Bainbridge Island, Washington.

CARRIE NORBECK LADOUX and her husband, Brandon, are serving as Peace Corps volunteers in Beibei, China. Carrie works as an environmental education volunteer, and Brandon works as a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) volunteer at Southwest Agricultural University.


WILLIAM MILLER, who lives in Washington, D.C., is a staff assistant for Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas).

RACHEL STEELE is on a three-year assignment in the Philippines with the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC). MCC is the service, development and relief agency of the North American Mennonite and Brethren in Christ churches.


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