HORATIO OGDEN is a retired minister and U.S. Army chaplain. He was also a senior minister in the Pacific Northwest Conference of the Free Methodist Church. After 66 years of marriage, Horatio's wife, WILMA CARLSON OGDEN '27, passed away in November 1998. The couple has four children. Horatio lives in Portland, Oregon.
HAROLD BLACKWELL was recently honored with his wife, Shirley, for 50 years of ministry to the Waitsburg Presbyterian Church in Waitsburg, Washington. During the celebration, the choir and male quartet performed special music. Five choir members and one quartet member have been with the choral groups since Harold began them 50 years ago. The Presbytery of Central Washington made a special presentation to Harold, and he was named pastor emeritus at Waitsburg. A retired member of the Seattle Presbytery, Harold and Shirley now live in Seattle.
Pat Palau Returns to Seattle for Local Crusade|
The Puget Sound Festival with Luis Palau August 17-18 will be a homecoming for one SPU alumna. Palau's wife of 41 years, PAT SCOFIELD PALAU '59, will accompany him to the evangelistic celebration at Marymoor Park in Redmond, Washington.
A year after graduating from Seattle Pacific College, Pat moved to Portland, Oregon, to enroll in Multnomah School of the Bible. There she met fellow Multnomah student, Luis Palau. In 1961, they married and entered the mission field.
After two mission tours in Colombia and Mexico with Overseas Crusades, the Palaus returned to Portland in 1978 with their four sons. Luis' ministry had grown enormously, and he began preaching around the globe, sharing the gospel with millions.
Although Pat often remained home with their boys, Luis discovered SPU connections on his travels. "All over the world, people come up to my husband and say, 'I went to school with your wife,'" she explains. The late Seattle Pacific Professor Roy Swanstrom met Luis at a rally and told him about Pat's days as one of his students. "After all those years, where else but Seattle Pacific would faculty remember their students?" she asks. "That felt good."
Now an author and speaker in her own right, Pat credits SPU with helping her establish a good foundation. "It wasn't just what I learned," she says. "It was the atmosphere in which I learned it. I just felt Seattle Pacific was a place I needed to be."
DARRELL REECK is campaigning for Washington State Legislature, District #28, Position #2. The district encompasses Dupont, Steilacoom, Fircrest, the west slope of Tacoma, Anderson and McNeil Islands, and Fort Lewis and McChord military bases. Darrell and his wife, LUCILLE WONDERLY REECK '62, live in Dupont, Washington.
PAUL HEDGES retired three years ago from his position as an elementary school principal in Colorado Springs, Colorado. His first 17 years in education were spent in Hacienda Heights, California. A longtime SPU supporter, he has successfully encouraged many high school students to attend his alma mater. Paul is currently involved in sales and writes that he "would like to hear from old classmates." His e-mail address is aphedges1@ mindspring.com. He and his wife, Anita, have three children, including JEREMY HEDGES '94 and AMY HEDGES '94.
JANET YOUNGREN MILLER was given a special award at the 20th anniversary celebration of the Washington Council for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (WCPCAN) on April 30. Janet is the co-founder, along with Bonnie Riach, of both WCPCAN and its private sector partner, the Children's Trust Foundation. As citizen lobbyists in 1979, Miller and Riach led the effort to create a state-appropriated fund to support child abuse prevention and family strengthening programs around the state. In 1982, after three years of lobbying and the formation of a statewide network of prevention advocates, the two sat in the Washington State Senate gallery and watched the final vote approving the creation of WCPCAN and the appropriation of funds derived from a $5 surcharge on marriage licenses.
LAUREL KENNEY JR. was recently recognized with an Honorary Life Membership from the Kansas Professional Photographers Association (KPPA). This is the highest honor given by the association for service to the KPPA and dedication to the profession. Laurel served the association for 30 years as an officer, board member and committee member. The owner of Kenney Photography, he has also taught photography classes; served as staff photographer at Central Christian College, McPherson, Kansas; and volunteered as an instructor for the Winona School of Professional Photography. He has spoken before audiences at local, state and regional events. Laurel lives in McPherson, Kansas.
ELAINE KAUFFMAN was ordained to the ministry on September 23, 2001, by the Central Plains Conference of the Mennonite Church USA. She had been serving at First Mennonite Church in Mountain Lake, Minnesota, as a licensed minister since February 2000.
PAUL ISENSEE was named dean of the School of Music and Performing Arts at Philadelphia Biblical University in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. Previously, he was minister of music and worship at Calvary Baptist Church in Canton, Mississippi.
WESLEY WILLMER has recently authored the book, God and Your Stuff: The Vital Link Between Your Possessions and Your Soul (NavPress, 2002). Wes and SHARON WIGGINS WILLMER live in Fullerton, California. Wes, who received his M.Ed. from Seattle Pacific in 1973, is a vice president at Biola University. Sharon is a university teacher and psychotherapist.
GLORIA HUNTER is the assistant school superintendent for the Yelm, Washington, School District. The District is comprised of approximately 4,200 students in eight schools.
GERALD FRIESEN and his wife, CAROLYN ROSE FRIESEN '82, are both employed at Walla Walla Community College in Walla Walla, Washington. They are active in church leadership and the worship song team at Amazing Grace Church of the Nazarene. They have lived in Walla Walla for 20 years.
GREG CLEVELAND has taught vocal music at the high school level for 15 years, and is currently teaching at Walled Lake Western High School in Walled Lake, Michigan. Recently voted the Vocal Music Teacher of the Year for the Michigan School Vocal Music Association, Greg is also active with the American Choral Directors Association and the Central Division Men's Chorus R & S. He and wife Peggy Cohagan have three daughters and two Westies. They live in Wixom, Michigan, a suburb 45 minutes northwest of Detroit.
JENNY HAYES is currently serving with the nondenominational mission, All God's Children (AGC), in Zimbabwe, Africa. AGC was founded in 1997 by Jenny's bro-ther and family to serve children affected by AIDS. The mission's work includes an orphanage for children whose parents died of AIDS and an AIDS care clinic for babies born with the illness.Jenny plans to serve with AGC for at least a year.
LARRY WEIL and his wife, SUSAN KRAMPITZ WEIL, have been missionaries since 1986 with OMS International, stationed in Maputo, Mozambique. There Susan teaches full-time at Christian Academy, and Larry teaches part-time and acts as mission treasurer. They are currently on home ministry until June 2003.
DAVID GOULD is the director of operations at Mt. Gilead Bible Camp in Sebastopol, California. He is also a board member of both Pleasant Hill Christian School and Kids For The Kingdom, a relief agency serving impoverished children around the world. David's wife, DAWN MILLER GOULD '84, is a medical records coder for Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. They have three children and live in Sebastopol.
ANN DEIBERT is one of the pastors at Central Presbyterian Church in Louisville, Kentucky. Central is a thriving urban congregation that she has served for the past six years.
MICHAEL BOOTH has joined the Bellevue, Washington, office of Jones & Stokes, an environmental consulting firm. He is a transportation marketing leader and project manager. Michael, a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, has 15 years experience in land use/transportation analysis, municipal code development, permitting processes, National Environmental Policy Act/State Environmental Policy Act, intergovernmental coordination, urban design and transit-oriented development. Before moving to Jones & Stokes, Michael was a senior transit planner for the city of SeaTac. He also worked as a senior environmental planner at David Evans and Associates in Bellevue, Washington.
KATHRYN EILERS BAAK lives in Veenendaal, the Netherlands. She taught English as a second language in an international school for six years, but is now a stay-at-home mother. Active in her church, she also teaches a few hours of English each week. Kathryn's husband, John, is a family practice doctor whose country practice is near the Rhine River.
Two Alumni Receive George Fox University's Highest Faculty Honors
In July, two SPU alumni were honored for their works as faculty members at George Fox University. CAITLIN CORLEE CORNING '90 received the Faculty Achievement Award for Undergraduate Teaching. STEPHEN DELAMARTER '75 was given the Faculty Achievement Award for Graduate Teaching.
Caitlin, an associate professor of history and chair of the Department of History and Political Science, was dubbed "the Queen of History" by students. Being a professor, she says, is a dream job. "They pay me to talk about history, but I do it all the time anyway. I really love working with the students, challenging them to ask how do we know what we know about history when we can't always trust our sources." With a doctorate from the University of Leeds in England, Caitlin teaches courses in Western civilization, English history and medieval Europe.
Stephen, who served as a pastor for nearly 20 years, joined the George Fox faculty in 1993. With a doctorate from Claremont Graduate School, he is an associate professor of Old Testament in the George Fox Evangelical Seminary. Said one student who nominated him, "Dr. Delamarter goes out of his way to aid and assist students at all levels. He devotes time to all students, not simply those in his classes."
Stephen is also considered the high-tech visionary at the Seminary. As director of the seminary's $300,000 Lilly Grant Endowment, he's guiding efforts to create an Internet component for two doctor of ministry programs using Web pages, chat rooms and e-mail.
ADOLF MAAS received his D.V.M. degree in May 2002 from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, with an emphasis in zoo and exotic animal medicine. He, wife Doreen Gillespie, and their three dogs are relocating to Indianapolis, Indiana, where Adolf has taken a position as an exotic animal clinician.
CARMEN "C.C." CRISPENO and friend DUSTIN REMINGTON work together as real estate consultants. They were recently named the #1 Team in the Pacific Northwest for RE/MAX. C.C.'s wife, KIMBERLY FINCH CRISPENO, graduated from Princeton Seminary in 1995 and has been ordained in the Presbyterian Church USA. She is currently a stay-at-home mother to the couple's three children. The Crispenos live in Bothell, Washington.
KEVIN LAUDER manages the automation engineering group at Honeywell Industries in Redmond, Washington. His wife, DIANA MATTHEWSON LAUDER '89, is a stay-at-home mother and homeschools their six children. They are remodeling their home in Seattle's Broadview neighborhood, and the family enjoys camping in their school-bus-turned-motor-home.
CATHY VOIGT graduated with a master of arts degree in music history from the University of Washington School of Music in December 2001. Cathy writes, "SPU's Department of Music gave me a wonderful education, and I was very impressed with the quality of teaching in the voice department. I'm grateful for the training I received at SPU that enabled me to go on to graduate studies."
S. CHRISTY HOFMANN FREEBORN lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with her husband, A. Clay Freeborn, a chief master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. He serves as operations superintendent at the U.S. Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base. Christy is a stay-at-home mother to her two adopted children and her son by a previous marriage.
AMY ROBERTS recently accepted a children's librarian position with the San Antonio Public Library System in San Antonio, Texas. She previously worked as a children's/reference librarian for four years in Clarkston, Washington.
MELINDA LUNDQUIST DENTON is the project manager for the National Study of Youth and Religion (NSYR), based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. NSYR is a four-year national survey and interview study on the religious and spiritual lives of American adolescents. Information about it can be viewed at www.youthandreligion.org.
ANDREA HORVATH GROENINK is an interior designer in Santa Barbara, California. Her husband, JASON GROENINK, manages a Peet's Coffee, is the youth assistant at their church and is working on his master of divinity degree at Azusa Pacific University. They live in Carpinteria, California, with their infant daughter.
BRYAN MCINTOSH spent most of April in Helene, Honduras, on a medical missions trip affiliated with Alternative Missions. He received his doctorate of medicine from St. Louis University School of Medicine on May 18, and now begins a general surgery residency at the Hospital of St. Raphael in New Haven, Connecticut.
STEPHEN CROSTON is the author of The Minister's Son, a book about the choices of Jesus as he made the transition into his life's mission. The book is published by 1st Books Library and can be ordered at www.1stbooks.com . Stephen lives in Seattle.
SHANNON BENBOW has been named executive articles editor for volume 17 of the Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics and Public Policy. She will oversee the editorial process and will sit on the journal's editorial board. Shannon will earn her law degree from Notre Dame Law School in 2003.
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