HELEN CRUM retired in 1985 after a career of teaching special
education. A resident of Corona, California, she has traveled to
such parts of the world as Europe, Africa and Asia.
GALBRAITH wrote an article that was published in the May/June 2004
issue of the national magazine Reminisce. She related memories
of her father — including going with him to a Seattle Rainiers
baseball game and the Western Washington State Fair. Betty and
her husband, ALLAN GALBRAITH ’43, live in Seattle in a retirement
home, where, she writes, they are “happily active.”
WILSON has written and published his fourth book, Golden Memories.
An autobiography, it focuses on the years that he and his wife,
DORIS HUNTER WILSON ’47, served as missionaries in Sudan. Talmage
is now the pastor of Charleston Baptist Church in Bremerton, Washington.
He and Doris make their home in Shelton, Washington.
CARSON GREENE works in the Human Resource Library for JAARS Inc.
in Waxhaw, North Carolina. JAARS Inc. is a company that provides
technical service and support for the Summer Institute of Linguistics
International and Wycliffe Bible Translators. Melba and her husband,
Cliff, live in Waxhaw. They have two daughters and eight grandchildren.
FULLER retired in September 2003 from his position as pastor of
congregational care at Alderwood Community Church in Lynnwood,
Washington. He and his wife, Muriel, now attend Snohomish Community
Church in Snohomish, Washington. The Fullers are continuing their
work as editors of the weekly “Praise and Prayer” bulletin for
the international organization called Serving In Missions. They
make their home in Snohomish.
JOHN ENSEY and PATT CARR
ENSEY each retired after 39 years of working for the Colton (California)
School District. During those years, both John and Patt had many
responsibilities, including as teachers and principals. Patt is
now director of principal credentialing for the Education Department
at the University of LaVerne in LaVerne, California. The Enseys
live in Riverside, California.
WARREN GRAHAM and LINDA
DAVEY GRAHAM have lived for more than 28 years in Israel,
where they established and lead a national children’s camp and conference program. They
also write and produce educational materials for children in the
Hebrew language. Linda teaches education and teaching skills at
a Bible college and is working toward her master’s degree in biblical
Hebrew at Ben-Gurion University in Negev, Israel. Warren and Linda
have five children, including RICHARD GRAHAM ’83, and 15 grandchildren.
RON RICHARDS retired in 2003 after teaching
chemistry for 39 years at Greenville College in Greenville, Illinois,
where he also makes his home. Following his retirement, Ron was
presented with the Greenville College Alumni Association Faculty
KEN GREGERSON attended an August 2003 conference in Cambodia
at which the authorization of Khmer-based alphabets in five languages
of northeast Cambodia was honored. A longtime missionary with Wycliffe
Bible Translators, he was part of the ceremony honoring the approval
of the Tampauan language. Ken, the 1984 SPU Alumnus of the Year,
and his wife, Marilyn, now live in Duncanville, Texas.
SCHOENHALS recently launched two monthly newsletters for
charitable gift planners in North America: Planned Giving Mentor
and Gift Planning in Canada. He also publishes Planned Giving Today
and The PGT Marketplace, which are read by more than 6,000 planned
giving officers. Since leaving SPU as director of the University’s
foundation in 1990, Roger has published 19 books, booklets and
CDs for planned giving officers. He also lectures on charitable
gift planning at regional and national conferences. For several years, he has
written a daily devotional column for an Internet fellowship of Christians
who “pause and pray at 3” (PAPA3). Roger and his wife, SANDY QUANTRELL
SCHOENHALS ’67, live
in Edmonds, Washington, during the week and in the Icicle Canyon near Leavenworth,
Washington, on weekends.
DAVID WONG retired in 1999 from his work as a research
fellow with Eli Lilly and Company, a pharmaceutical company. He still works
as a consultant for pharmaceutical companies and is an adjunct
professor of neurobiology at Indiana University Medical School.
David, who co-discovered the drug that became known as Prozac,
was the 1998 SPU Alumnus of the Year. David and his wife, Christina,
reside in Indianapolis, Indiana.
LYNN HOLZWARTH taught for
28 years in the Edmonds (Washington) School District and performed
for 10 years with the Seattle Opera. Before retiring, Lynn also
taught for four years at Lakeside Christian School in Mobridge,
South Dakota. He now resides in Mobridge.
JON JACOBSON is living
in Kingston, Jamaica, where he works for Campus Crusade for Christ.
He is part of a team working to develop Youth at the Crossroads, a school-based
program that includes character-building and AIDS-prevention curriculum.
Jon and his wife, Margaret, have three sons.
LARRY JOHNSON is an
estate planner for Mid South Estate Planning in the Nashville,
Tennessee, area. He and his wife, Flory, have a Christian drama
ministry called Touch of Fire Ministries, which performs in churches
on weekends. Flory is also the writer and original producer of
the drama, “Heaven’s Gates and Hell’s Flames,” which is now produced around
the world by Reality Productions out of Ontario, Canada. The Johnsons live in
ROGER KELLER has been in the Free Methodist ministry for
34 years and is now an associate pastor at Cooks Hill Community Church
in Centralia, Washington. Roger has served as a trustee for SPU,
Western Evangelical Seminary (now George Fox Theological Seminary)
and George Fox University. His wife, MONIKA HEYDEL
KELLER ’67, works for a retirement community called Stillwaters Estates
in Centralia. They have two sons, STEVE KELLER ’91 and BRIAN
KELLER ’94. Roger
and Monika live in Centralia.
DAN CANONGE and his wife, Myrle, both work
for Wycliffe Bible Translators. Don is a designer who creates Wycliffe’s publicity
materials and newsletters. He and Myrle have two children and live in Orlando,
SUSAN HAGMAN JONES was introduced to The Salvation Army through
the social work program when she was a student at SPC. Since 1972,
she and her husband, Cliff, have been involved with the ministry
of The Salvation Army as officers. The couple lives in Coos Bay,
ESTHER HARTWICK MATSON has been a partner in ministry
with her husband, John, who is currently the senior pastor at Tangent
Community Church in Tangent, Oregon. Esther has served in many
ways, aiding in children’s ministries, playing piano, and participating in drama and
the worship team. She is now a private piano instructor with 58 students. Esther
and John have three children, including MARY
BETH MATSON ’97, and live in Albany,
MARION WOODWARD SHAY is a resident of Pasadena, California, and
teaches in the San Marino Unified School District. She and her
husband, Ken, served as missionaries in Taiwan for 15 years before
returning to the United States. They have three children.
GIBSON is the pastor of First Baptist Church of Shoshoni, Wyoming.
He recently retired from the Army National Guard of Montana as
chaplain (major) with more than 22 years of service. Dale also
volunteers as a firefighter in Shoshoni, and he is an emergency
medical technical-basic (EMT) volunteer for Fremont County Ambulance.
Dale and his wife, Kathy, recently celebrated their 30th wedding
DONNA BERSCHAUER PAPERA lives in San Diego, California.
She is a dental hygienist and has worked for several dentists in
the San Diego area over the years. Donna and her husband, Robert,
have two children and enjoy traveling.
JEFF VANCIL serves as the
regional Young Life director for the greater Seattle area. He
and his wife, Marilyn, live in Everett, Washington.
CHANDLER left the field of education three years ago to start her
own jewelry design business, C2 Designs. Her jewelry products are
sold to local stores and to direct customers who commission customized
pieces. Cletia also volunteers as a manager/buyer for the gift
shop in Mercy Hospital of Folsom in Folsom, California. Her husband,
Bill, is an engineer for Hewlett-Packard. They live in El Dorado
NAOMI KECK has worked in municipal finance for
20 years, and has served as financial advisor to state and local
governments in Oregon for the last 10 years. The resident of Portland,
Oregon, has also assisted local governments in sales and marketing of municipal bonds.
SMITH ROBERTSON has taught special education for 21 years
and attends Seattle’s First Free Methodist
Church. Christy and her husband, Bruce, have two sons, and make their home in
DEBBIE MELHORN SCHREFFLER is a geriatrics nurse and lives with
her husband, DAVID SCHREFFLER ’70, and their three
children in Keizer, Oregon. She sings in
the choir at Salem Free Methodist Church in Salem, Oregon.
CHRISTINA RODKEY SHAVER taught in Christian schools
for six years following her graduation
from SPC. After her 1978 marriage to husband Lee, the couple traveled
to Ecuador for a short-term assignment with World Radio Missionary
Fellowship. Until 2002, Christina taught private flute lessons.
Lee teaches eighth grade for the Newport (Washington) School District.
The Shavers have two children, including SHELLEY
SHAVER, an SPU
freshman. They live in Newport.
fifth grade at Harmony Elementary School in the Evergreen (Washington)
School District and job-shares that position with NANCY
ODLE FORDNEY ’72. Jan’s husband, John, is
an associate pastor at New Heights Church in Vancouver, Washington, where they
live with their two teenage daughters.
DOUGLAS EDWARDS is now an electronic
technician at the U.S. Postal Service in Cleveland, Ohio. He resides
in Ashtabula, Ohio, with his wife, Ruth, and their two daughters.
FORTMEYER is the publisher of the newspaper Christian News Northwest.
He was recently elected chair of the founding board of a new national
organization, the Fellowship of Christian Newspapers, which is
affiliated with the Evangelical Press Association. John lives in
Newberg, Oregon, with his wife, Sandy, and their four children.
ELLEN JACKSON resides in Dallas, Texas, where she is an
international language and culture learning coordinator for Wycliffe
Bible Translators. In addition to other duties, she develops
training materials for overseas workers and trains language coaches.
In October 2003, Ellen gave three presentations at Canada Institute
of Linguistics, Wycliffe’s program at Trinity Western University in
Langley, British Columbia. In November 2003, she attended the American Council
on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.
JOHN JANTZI is the keyboardist for the Oregon
Mozart Players, a chamber orchestra based in Eugene, Oregon. He
has been with the group for the past four years. John also teaches
music theory at the University of Oregon and serves as organist
at First Christian Church in Eugene, where he makes his home.
KRUBALLY finished his study of the English legal system at Government
Law College in Bombay, India, in 1994. After being called to The
Gambia Bar to serve as a solicitor and barrister of The High Court
of The Gambia, he worked as a legal counsel at the attorney general’s chambers.
Since 1999, Mahamadou has been practicing as a private legal practitioner at
Krubally Law Chambers in Banjul, The Gambia. He and his wife, Penda, have two
sons and two daughters and live in Banjul.
MARY ANN RICHARDSON SWINGLE and JOHN
SWINGLE make their home in Lake Forest Park, Washington. John has
worked for Sears for 22 years, while Mary Ann is a full-time homemaker.
The Swingles write that their three sons are “very active musically,” singing in choirs and playing
instruments. The Swingle family is involved in North Seattle Alliance Church
and in the youth ministry AWANA.
MICHELLE WILLIAMS MERRIN and her husband,
RON MERRIN ’79, purchased a RadioShack franchise store in Shelton, Washington,
in 2003 and began their own business called Merrin Electronics LLC. Ron runs
the daily operations, while Michelle, after nearly 20 years as a stay-at-home
mom, keeps the books for the new business. The two are members at First Baptist
Church in Shelton, where Michelle plays the keyboard for the worship team and
leads a women’s Bible study, and Ron is in charge of men’s ministries and the
audio/visual ministry for worship services. The Merrins have two sons and reside
GREGORY SNYDER has been an assistant professor of religion
at North Carolina’s Davidson College since 1998. He earned master’s degrees from
Columbia and Yale universities, and his Ph.D. from Yale. In late September 2003,
he wrote an article for the Charlotte Observer about the best-selling thriller
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. Gregory detailed ways in which many of the novel’s “facts” are
suspect and unsupported. He wrote, “Let the reader beware, but let the reader
PAULA CRANSTON BONNEY and her family served as Free Methodist
missionaries in the Dominican Republic
for 14 years. In the summer of 2003, she, husband Dan and their
two sons returned to the United States. Now Paula is a substitute
teacher and works as a Spanish translator. Dan is the senior pastor
at Opportunity Christian Fellowship in Opportunity, Washington.
The Bonneys live in Spokane, Washington.
HAAS is a freelance writer, and her husband, Bill, is an architect.
The couple has three children and lives in Seattle.
HERZOG WADE and ANDY WADE ’83 are
missionaries with Mennonite Mission Network. Andy is a Mennonite
pastor; Susan has taught elementary school for eight years. They
spent two years in Taiwan and more than seven years in Hong Kong
with the network. The Wades and their two young sons currently
live in Kirkland, Washington, raising support for missions while
Susan completes a master of education degree through SPU. They
plan to return to Hong Kong in 2005 to continue their work in
leadership training and development with the Mennonite churches
in Hong Kong.
DAVID SCHNEIDERMANN was presented with a Drammy Award, which
is Portland’s theatre equivalent to Broadway’s Tony Award. He won it for his
live on-stage radio sound effects for Tapestry Theatre’s “1943 Christmas From
Home.” David is the founder of Unchained Productions, touring his one-man show, “The
Replacement Disciple,” in the greater Pacific Northwest area. Recently, David
produced SPU Professor of Theatre George Scranton’s “Parables” for the 10th Annual
Christian Drama Improvement Conference in Portland, Oregon.
ANDERSON and her husband, DALE ANDERSON ’87, live
in Seattle with their children,
Chris, Nolan and Meg. Dale is finishing his master’s degree studies at Seattle
University in student development administration. Kelly is a design manager at
Microsoft Studios. They have been married for 16 years and write, “Turning 40
hasn’t hurt a bit.”
RANDO WICK and his wife, Ketia, are attorneys in Seattle.
Rando practices at the law firm of Johnson, Graffe, Keay, Moniz
and Wick LLP, defending medical malpractice cases. The couple has
STEVEN JUDD and CAROLYN
MORSE JUDD recently celebrated
their 15th wedding anniversary. Steven is an owner in a CPA firm
called Finney, Neill & Co. in addition to owning
the investment advisory business Intersecurities Inc., both located in Seattle.
Carolyn teaches piano. The Judds are active in their church, Bethany Presbyterian,
in Seattle, where they live. The Judds have two sons.
JAMES MILLER is the
costume designer and adjunct instructor in the Theatre Department
at Westmont College. James also designs costumes for Opera Santa
Barbara, California, directs the Ensemble Storybook Theatre and
is a manager at CallWave Inc. He and his wife, MAIJA
HIGBEE MILLER ’91, live in Santa Barbara with their daughter and twin sons.
MANSFIELD is now the development director for Versus Inc., a provider
of Web-based solutions for hospitals and health systems. He will
lead the design of the company’s
next Web-based platform. He will also be responsible for ongoing enhancement
and sustaining of the company’s existing applications. Lance and his wife, ABBY
BARTLETT MANSFIELD ’93, live in Bellevue, Washington.
SHERRY TUINSTRA received
her master of arts degree in Teaching English to Speakers of
Other Languages from SPU in 1996. She now teaches English as a
Second Language at North Seattle Community College (NSCC) and Everett
(Washington) Community College. She also studies opera and voice,
and in early March, she gave her first solo recital in the NSCC
Concert Hall. Sherry resides in Everett.
MELISSA CHRISTOFF BIBLE and her husband, Samuel,
reside in Riga, Latvia, where they work
with Emmanuel Ministries International, training church leaders
around Latvia. They invite people to keep in touch with them through
their Web site at www.radiantchristians.com.
They plan to spend
a brief furlough in the United States from May through July 2004.
SHANNON SCHMOLLINGER JENSEN taught in the Issaquah (Washington)
School District since 1996, but is now a stay-at-home mom. Her
husband, DARIN JENSEN ’93,
is a tax attorney at Deloitte and Touche. They reside in Renton, Washington,
with their young daughter.
JENNY VANDERPLOEG LAWRENCE taught fifth grade for
five years before earning her master’s degree in education in 1999. She now teaches
at Whatcom Community College in Bellingham, Washington. Jenny and her husband,
Lance, also work at The Firs, a Christian camping organization based in Bellingham.
They have three children and live in Bellingham.
BRECK HANSEN lives in Boise,
Idaho, where he has worked in marketing and sales with GURU Payroll
America for six years. In October 2002, he passed the Fundamental
Payroll Certification through the American Payroll Association.
He is now pursuing an M.B.A. in marketing. “I
have used my B.A. in communication to the fullest,” he writes.
“Thanks, Dr. Chamberlain.” Breck
and wife Nina have two sons.
ANNA SANDBERG COURT has worked with Overseas
Radio and Television (ORTV) since 1996. She teaches English on
the radio and TV, and is currently doing “Studio Classroom Coffee Corner” with her husband,
Kerby, and another teacher. Before that, Anna led the show “Let’s Talk in English.” She
and her husband also record readings, teach Bible studies, do stage performances
and activities in English, and share the gospel at school and neighborhood rallies.
Her service with ORTV ends this year, and she writes that she is excited to see
where God will lead her next.
DAVID HOUK works at the University of Washington
doing fund raising for its School of Medicine as a development
coordinator. He also sings in the choir and in the worship band
at Seattle First Presbyterian Church. He resides in Mountlake Terrace,
JILL JURRIES opened a private legal practice in Boise,
Idaho, in March 2003. She specializes in criminal defense and family
law. Jill makes her home in Weiser, Idaho.
HEATHER HANSON MOUW teaches
part-time at Gateway School, a school for children with dyslexia
in Anchorage, Alaska, where she lives. Her husband, Jason, is a
wildlife biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
They both enjoy the outdoors, especially fishing, hunting and hiking.
Heather writes, “A lot has happened in our lives
from travels to living in Alaska and Montana and getting married
in 1997!” The Mouws have one son.
JOSHUA PRATT coaches cross country and track
and teaches history at Inglewood High School in Kenmore, Washington.
His wife, CAMI KNAPP PRATT ’95, returned to part-time
teaching health at Shorewood High
School in Shoreline, Washington, after the birth of their daughter. The Pratts
live in Kenmore.
CHRISTA FUHRMAN HERMOSILLO resides in Salt Lake City, Utah,
where she is a biochemist doing ovarian cancer research at the
Huntsman Cancer Institute.
DAVID ERHO worked as a quality
control analyst for a Seattle pharmaceutical company for more than
three years before moving to Vladimir, Russia, in 2003. He is now
actively involved with the ministry of a new church planted there
by Seattle’s Calvary Chapel. David’s wife, Olya, teaches English at the
State Pedagogical University in Vladimir. They invite friends to visit their
Web site, which includes their blog, at www.geocities.com/drerho.
GILL received a master’s degree in social work from the University of Hawaii
in 2001. She is currently working as a therapist in adoption support. Anne’s
husband, Stephen, works in network research with Cisco Systems. They reside in
JULIE HUDSON MCCARTHY is a stay-at-home mom with one son. Her
husband, John, is a sergeant in the U.S. Army and is currently
deployed in Iraq. Julie lives at Fort Drum, New York.
CRUNICAN is on a one-year assignment with the Mennonite Central
Committee (MCC), the service, development and relief agency of
North American Mennonite and Brethren in Christ churches. She serves
as a tutor in Jamaica. Also on one-year assignments with the MCC
are KARL TENGENFELDT ’01,
who is a tutor and office assistant in Vietnam, and MARIGRACE
BECKER ’03, who
is an event coordinator at a theological college in Zimbabwe.
Four Part-Time Jobs
Add Up to a Full Life for This Music-Loving Graduate
BOBBY JACKY ’01 wanted a degree
in computer science and worked hard at SPU to earn one.
But while he does do some occasional Web design and a little
computer maintenance, right now it is music that commands
center stage in his life. Which is not altogether surprising,
considering that he mastered piano in second grade, saxophone
in sixth and trombone in high school.
Bobby is part-time
music director at Interbay Covenant Church, part-time band
and orchestra teacher at Valley Christian School, part-time
director of SPU’s contemporary Christian music ensemble
Unlimited, and part-time member of Phileas Fogg. The latter
is a local band that mixes pop, rock and folk. Bobby plays
keyboard and accordion.
“It’s all good experience,” he
says, smiling at the notion that life should be any less
full. As a Seattle Pacific student, he enjoyed stints with
the Jazz Ensemble, Chapel Worship Team and Concert Choir,
and as keyboardist for Unlimited.
He accompanied the recent
SPU Concert Choir tour to Southern California as spokesman
and student recruiter. During intermissions in the school
and church concerts, he told audiences what Seattle Pacific
did for him. “I spoke from my heart about my own
experience,” he says. “Not everyone will end
up at SPU, but everyone should hear enough highlights about
SPU to know that it is a great option.
it like directing the 10 students in Unlimited when he
is so recently out of college? “It has stretched
me and taught me a lot,” he responds. “I’m
learning to take a stronger role in leading. I mean, finding
agreement among 10 different opinions can be a real challenge!”
KRISTEN TRAUB received her master’s degree in
work from Loma Linda University in June
2003. In December 2003, she began working as a crisis therapist
in Hanford, California,
and she took on per-diem work as a medical social worker at Children’s
of Central California in Medera, California. She resides in Hanford.
BOB DANIELLE is a part-time professor teaching
organizational leadership and behavior, principles of management, and
ethics and social responsibility
at Keller Graduate School of Management through DeVry University.
The resident of Federal Way, Washington, is also director of programming
for iTV Group DIEGO in Kirkland, Washington. He started Serenity
Now Consulting and Business Solutions, which is on the Web at ww.serenitynowconsulting.com.
BETHANY MCNICHOLS WALLACE and JOSIAH
WALLACE ’00 live in Kaneohe, Hawaii, where they started
their own theatre company called
Koinonia Productions, located on the Web at
former director of SPU’s performing group, University Players, Josiah and Bethany
teach drama classes for children ages 4 through 18. The couple plans to return
to the Northwest this summer to pursue careers in theatre and teaching.
ZIMMER BELL works at the regional CPA firm Moss Adams LLP in Tacoma,
Washington. She sat for the CPA examination in November 2003. Her
husband, CASEY BELL ’02,
is production manager at Pacific Crest Cabinets in Kent, Washington. The Bells
live in Covington, Washington.
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