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Spring 2004 | Volume 26, Number 6 | Footnotes



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.


BETTY STILSON 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.”


TALMAGE 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.


MELBA 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.


DICK 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 Award.


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.

G. ROGER 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 Brentwood, Tennessee.

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, Florida.


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, Oregon.

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, Oregon.

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.


DALE 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 anniversary.


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.


CLETIA WALTER 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 Hills, California.

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.

CHRISTY 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 Seattle.

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.

JAN SCHILPEROORT WRIGHT teaches 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.


JOHN 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.


MAHAMADOU 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 in Shelton.


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 enjoy.”


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.


CHRISTINE MCKOWEN HAAS is a freelance writer, and her husband, Bill, is an architect. The couple has three children and lives in Seattle.

SUSAN 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.


KELLY CRABTREE 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 four children.


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.


LANCE 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 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, Washington.

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 since 1996 … 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

ANNE GRAHAM 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 Lombard, Illinois.

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.


ASHLEIGH 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.

”What’s 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 social 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 Hospital 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

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 A 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.


ANDREA 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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