EDITH SCOTT HOLMES participated in the 13th annual “Leap Year
Run” in Oroville, Washington, on February 28, 2004. Competing in
the “Over-80” category, she was awarded two blue ribbons, one for
coming in first in her age group and one for being the oldest participant.
She walked the 5K in 56 minutes. The widow of STUART
Edith resides in Oroville.
HAROLD BLACKWELL and his wife, Shirley,
celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary in March 2004. Several
weeks later, in April 2004, Harold celebrated his 85th birthday
with 60 family members and friends. They gathered at the Poodle
Dog Restaurant in Fife, Washington, where the Blackwells’ son,
JOHN BLACKWELL ’70, spoke about his father, as did numerous guests.
Other SPU and Cascade College alumni attending included DON
HARLOW COOK ’53 and MARGE
COCHRANE COOK ’41; HENRY LITTLEJOHN ’49 and DOROTHY
DRACKENBERG LITTLEJOHN ’47; and JERRY
SUGDEN CC ’89 and GERALDINE
SUGDEN CC ’66. Harold and Shirley now spend winters
in Mesa, Arizona, where they attend the First Presbyterian Church
of Mesa. They spend their summers in Seattle, where they attend
the First Presbyterian Church of Seattle.
SYLVIA BODINE BIRKS taught middle school in Seattle for five years after graduating
from SPC. For the past 23 years she has been a substitute teacher
for the Edmonds (Washington) School District. Sylvia has also spent
her last three summers on mission trips to a Christian summer camp
in the Ukraine. She has three children and lives in Edmonds, Washington.
CLAYTON CRYMES taught at Eugene Bible College, Cascade College
and Open Bible Institute of Trinidad after graduating from SPC.
In 1989, Clayton was honored by SPU as an Alumnus of a Growing
Vision. Since 1991, he and his wife, Suzanne, have been working
for Family Learn-ing Services, assisting families with educational
needs. Clayton and Suzanne make their home in Junction City, Oregon.
KAY GALLAGHER DUNCKEL and her husband, Darrell, live in
Spring Arbor, Michigan. Kay retired from Spring Arbor University
as associate athletic director and associate professor of exercise
and sport science. During her 31 years at the university, she
volleyball and basketball, leading both teams to state championships — the
basketball team twice and the volleyball team three times. Her
teams also won two NCAA championships in basketball. In May 2004,
Spring Arbor University named its new auxiliary gymnasium the E.
Kathleen Dunckel Gymnasium.
BARBARA RICH CHAMBERLAIN has taught
high school mathematics in the Shoreline (Washington) School District
for 28 years. In 1985, she received the Presidential Award for
Excellence in Teaching Mathematics, given by the National Science
Foundation to K–6 grade teachers. Barbara chaired the committee
that developed Washington’s Essential Academic Learning Requirements
for mathe-matics. She also was involved in the development and
scoring of other state mathematics tests. Barbara makes her home
IRENE PETTENGIL EDGAR and her husband, KEN
have worked in construction for 33 years, assisting mission organizations.
Last year, Irene and Ken worked in Uganda. Residents of Everett,
Washington, they say they anticipate helping a seminary in Guatemala
to upgrade its facilities. The Edgars have three sons, including JAY
EDGAR ’90 and BRENT EDGAR ’93.
ALLAN HULTON and his wife, Mary
Ann, entered the ministry after they married in 1964. Allan is
in his 18th year as senior pastor at Valley Assembly of God Church
in Spokane, Washington. The Hultons live in Veradale, Washington.
LONA PETERSON retired in 1996 after 30 years of teaching in the
Seattle and Bellevue (Washington) School districts. She lives
in Woodinville, Washington, and works part time as a bookkeeper.
Lona also volunteers at the Puget Sound Blood Center and at her
church, Westminster Chapel, in Bellevue.
MIKE BREN has been the mayor
of Grandview, Washington, for the last five years. Born and raised
in Grandview, Mike and his wife, CAROLYN MARTINSON
BREN ’68, raised
their three children there, and Mike has owned and operated an
insurance business in the town for 28 years. In 1983, he was appointed
to fill a vacancy on the Grandview City Council and was elected
to a four-year term before becoming mayor.
JOHN OAS received
an honorary doctor of divinity degree from Covenant Bible Seminary
in Lakewood, Washington. John has served as executive chaplain
for Chaplaincy International for 30 years, and he founded and currently
serves with the Airport Chaplaincy at Sea-Tac International Airport.
In the past, he has served as chaplain for local and federal law
enforcement, as well as for the City of SeaTac Fire Department.
He is now assisting the American Red Cross to design a chaplaincy
program for its disaster assistance teams. John and his wife, Kathleen,
live in Seattle.
CAROL STRONG TOULOUSE is a teacher and works in
the Puyallup (Washington) School District. She has three children
and one grandchild. Carol lives in Port Orchard, Washington.
Adventure: Alum Leads People to New Heights of Interest
in God’s Creation
BOB RORABAUGH ’69 likes to minister while having fun. For the past 17 years,
Bob, a pastor at Northshore Baptist Church in Bothell, Washington,
has participated in Peak Adventures, the church’s outreach
that ministers through hiking, mountain climbing, river rafting
and other outdoor events. “We communicate the good news about
Jesus through play,” he says.
Over the years, Bob has escorted
groups up Mount St. Helens, taken others “caving” and led
others hiking through Snoqualmie Pass. He says that even
when examining lowly creatures such as slugs on a trail,
his goal is to awaken people to the wonder of God, moving
them from disgust (in the case of a slug) to interest and
finally to awe about God and his creation.
One Chinese national,
a professed atheist, joined Bob and his daughter, DEBBIE
RORABAUGH ’96, on a hike. He admitted that the
more he learned and saw, the more difficult it was for him
to believe the world came from nothing. Bob laughs, recalling
the exchange. “It
takes great faith to be an atheist,” he says.
As Peak Adventures
reaches out, other churches — at home and abroad — have contacted
Bob about starting their own outdoor ministries. He’s even
heard from churches in Central America, Kenya and Peru. “My
passion is that more churches integrate faith and fun,” he
says. “The world is our God’s, and he invites us not to be
so serious or so busy all the time.”
Bob and his wife, JAN
VANDEHEY RORABAUGH ’69, make their home in Bothell.
YALE WELTZ completed her 20th year as a member of the computer
science faculty at SPU. She is also the rehearsal accompanist for
Seattle Pacific’s Concert Choir. Her husband, TIM
WELTZ ’76, is
a church music and worship resource consultant with Evangel Bookstores
in Bellevue, Washington. Elaine and Tim live in Kenmore, Washington.
JUDY KROPF ESTABROOK and her husband, Doug, have served
in England with Wycliffe Bible Translators for 23 years. Judy
recently completed a master of science degree in career management
and counseling at Birkbeck College, University of London. She
currently works as a career counselor for Wycliffe and lives
in High Wycombe, England.
KAREN NORDENG works at Eastern
Washington University (EWU) in Cheney, Washington. She provides
outreach and advising services to community college students
in the Spokane area and in Moses Lake. She is now coordinating
a program where students at a community college take courses
and prerequisites toward their intended majors in one of these
EWU programs: education, business or criminal justice. Karen
lives in Spokane.
Alumni Couple Provides Refuge
for MKs Experiencing Re-Entry Culture Shock
On August 21,
dozens of motorcyclists will rev their engines for the fourth
annual Gatehouse 300 Benefit Ride, a one-day road trip over
the North Cascades Highway from Arlington to Winthrop, Washington. “This
year, we expect to have more participants than ever,” says JANET
KRONBACH ’82, who, with husband DAVID
KRONBACH ’85, organized
the 300-mile rally to benefit Gatehouse Ministries, the ministry
for missionary kids (MKs) they founded in 1998.
Mali, West Africa, for many years with the Christian and Missionary
Alliance, we saw a need while on furlough,” says David. “Young-adult
MKs who grow up overseas often have difficulty transitioning
into U.S. culture.”
So they found a five-bedroom house in Redding,
California, and began Gatehouse Ministries. “Dave and I envision
Gatehouse as a home-away-from-home for college-age MKs,” says
Janet. Up to 10 students at a time receive free room and board
while attending college and learning to navigate American customs.
That number swells when other MKs visit for advice, support
David and Janet have taught MKs U.S.-culture basics
such as operating a vacuum cleaner, using an ATM, interviewing
for a job and loading a dishwasher. “We’ve had bubbles all
over the floor,” Janet says, laughing and recalling times the
wrong soap was used. “Everything is a learning experience.”
2005, they plan to build a house that could accommodate 16
students. And they hope to see Gatehouse Ministries, or ministries
like it, expand into other cities. Says Janet, “We’re going
where God opens the door.”
LORRAINE TOWER MARTINSON works full time
in “worship and intercession” with a ministry called David’s
Tabernacle. Her husband, Chad, is in training to be a pastor at
a ministry called New Beginnings. They live in Charlotte, North
GEORGE SOLOVJEV is chief psychologist at Universal Care
Medical Group in Garden Grove, California. He also has a private
practice at American Family Living, a Christian counseling center
in Orange, California, and is a monthly guest on KWAVE Christian
radio. George and his wife, Christie, live in Mission Viejo, California,
with their baby daughter.
GRACE HARRIS HEFFLINGER worked for
one year as a registered nurse at the University of Washington
Medical Center before becoming a stay-at-home mom. Over 18 years,
she has raised and homeschooled five children. She writes that
her family loves to hike, camp and bike together. Grace, husband
Dean and their family live in Freeland, Washington.
SINE lives in Kalispell, Montana, where she teaches third grade
at Elrod Elementary School. During the summer, she works as a ranger
naturalist in Glacier National Park. Diane married her husband,
Dick, in July 2002 and has three stepchildren. She plays the cello
in the local community symphony and is active in her church, Northridge
Lutheran in Kalispell.
COLLEEN MCINTYRE CASTAÑEDA and her husband,
Jesus, were married in February 2002 in Anchorage, Alaska, and
held a reaffirmation ceremony for their marriage in June 2002 at
her childhood church in Seattle. She, Jesus and their young son
live in Anchorage, where she is a school administrator and he is
a school custodian.
ANN DEIBERT is the pastor at Central Presbyterian
Church in Louisville, Kentucky, where she makes her home. She and
the Central congregation have received a Clergy Renewal Grant from
the Lilly Foundation, which will provide a three-month sabbatical
SCOTT FEIR practices law with Montgomery Purdue Blankinship & Austin
PLLC in Seattle. His work focuses on general commercial litigation
and dispute resolution. He advises business and municipal clients
on cases involving real estate and construction litigation, as
well as civil rights and employment litigation. Scott and his wife,
KIMBERLY TEEL FEIR ’90, live in Issaquah, Washington.
TONY ELVIG lives in Lake Forest Park, Washington. He is a founding member
of the Pacifica Tuba Quartet at University Presbyterian Church
in Seattle. Started in 2002, the quartet has played between Christmas
Eve services and for events such as the church’s annual congressional
JENNIFER ALTICK BECK teaches third- and fourth-grade
students in the QUEST program in the Puyallup (Washington) School
District. Her husband, Chris, teaches fifth- and sixth-grade students
in the Endeavor program in the nearby Bethel School District. Both
programs are for gifted children. “It is very rewarding and challenging
work!” writes Jennifer. Jennifer and Chris have finished graduate
work in educational administration and anticipate careers in that
field in the future. The Becks and their baby son live in Puyallup
and attend High Pointe Community Church.
JEFFREY ENGLEHORN is a
mortgage consultant with Charter Funding in Seattle. His wife,
TAMI ANDERSON-ENGLEHORN ’93, was recently named director of campus
ministries at SPU.
RYAN FINNIGAN works as an investment advisor
for a firm in Gig Harbor, Washington, called Aslan Asset Strategies.
He and his wife, KRISTIN HANSON FINNIGAN ’91, have three children
and live in Gig Harbor.
SHAWN WORTHINGTON GRIFFITH spent a year
as a missionary in Mexico after graduating from SPU and before
embarking on a mission trip to Russia, where she served for more
than a year. In 1994, Shawn married one of her fellow Russian missionaries,
Michael Griffith. She currently works as a women’s ministry overseer
at Calvary Chapel Southeast in Portland, Oregon. Her husband also
serves there as an assistant pastor. The couple has two boys and
lives in Milwaukie, Oregon.
MAURITA KANE taught fourth grade at
Eastside Christian School in Bellevue, Washington, after graduating
from SPU. There she helped introduce new programs such as astronomy,
biology and geology. She writes that her teaching highlights included
whale-watching trips and the high achievement of some of her students
in national geography bees. Maurita now lives in Edmonds, Washington,
where she works as a retired senior volunteer partner in public
schools and establishes Christian after-school programs.
M.S. ’89 coached the Kentwood High School basketball team to the
Washington state 4A championship in March 2004. In his three years
as varsity coach, he’s led the team to a record of 71-12. When
not at courtside, Dean has taught health and physical education
in the Kent (Washington) School District since 1985. He and his
wife, JOANNE JARVIE MONTZINGO ’81, live in Kent and have three
children, including SPU sophomore JAKE MONTZINGO.
MANUEL RETAMOZA received a master of divinity degree in May 2004 from Luther Seminary
in St. Paul, Minnesota. Prior to attending seminary, Manuel worked
as a teacher at Head Start San Joaquin County in Stockton, California.
He now plans to serve as parish pastor in the Pacifica Synod of
the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. He and his wife, Lisa,
live in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
KRISTINE BUELKE SAVAGE worked for
a year in Africa with Food for the Hungry, a Christian relief and
development agency, before marrying Dave Savage in 1993. She is
now a stay-at-home mom for their two children. Kristine and her
family live in Hawthorne, California.
SHELLENBARGER CHAPMAN has worked as a counselor in both
Swedish Hospital and Seattle Veterans Administration Hospital in
Seattle. She also worked as a psychologist at Roseburg VAMC Hospital
in Roseburg, Oregon, from which she retired in 1998. Tess and her
husband, Jess Chapman, have a 4-year-old daughter and reside in
LISA WELLS TURNER has worked in a private practice
as a licensed psychological associate for the last 11 years. She
and her husband, Paul, live in Kenai, Alaska.1990TONY WISDOM was
named the general manager of agricultural production for Country
Cousins and Valley Pride Sales in Mount Vernon , Washington. His
wife, LESLIE MEIK WISDOM ’93, plans to begin an
agri-tourism business called Wisdom Farms: Always in Season. They
reside in Mount Vernon with their
SCOTT ISAAK continues to run Isaak Brothers Inc., a working
Washington farm, as managing partner. His wife, JEANNIE
HALLE ISAAK ’90, writes that she “invests in her ‘future
farmers of America’ as a full-time wife, mother and homemaker.” The
family recently built a new home that overlooks the Isaak farm in
Coulee City, Washington, where they live with their four sons.
ADDIE BECKER JOHNSON is a nursing assistant at University Hospital
in Denver, Colorado, where she makes her home. She was recently
accepted into the bachelor of nursing program at University of
Colorado Health Sciences Center. Addie plans to
graduate in May 2006 and enter
the master’s degree program to become a nurse practitioner.
AMY JUNE QUICKSALL is a marketing specialist for Cook Communications
Ministries, a Christian publisher in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Her husband, Brad, also works with Cook as director of international
ministry development. Amy and Brad live in Colorado Springs.
MARSTON BERSCHAUER and PATRICK BERSCHAUER have been married for
seven years. Patrick teaches for the Issaquah (Washington) School
District, while Janelle tutors math. The Berschauers have two boys
and live in Renton, Washington.
SONJA HANSON moved in 2001 to Norway,
where she teaches at an international school. She writes that
she spends her time singing in a Norwegian choir, traveling and
learning the Norwegian language. Sonja lives in Stavanger, Norway.
JONES is a pediatrician working at Laundale Christian Health Center
in Chicago, Illinois. Christopher writes, “At this clinic, we are
able to teach the poorest of our citizens with God’s love through quality medicine
and holistic services.” He and his wife, KARA JELLUM ’99, live in
Oak Park, Illinois.
GREG REGER attended Fuller Theological
Seminary in Pasadena, California, for five years after graduating from
SPU. He is currently in his final year of doctoral training in
clinical psychology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center
in Washington, D.C. Greg and his wife, Darlene, live in Silver Springs,
KIMBERLY DAVEY REIS is a stay-at-home mom in Puyallup,
Washington. Previously, she taught seventh-grade language arts
for four years at a private school in Tacoma, Washington. The first
daughter of Kimberly and her husband, Douglas, unexpectedly died
as an infant. Their second daughter is now a toddler. Kimberly
is learning to play the cello and writes that she “loves being a wife and mother.”
LARS ROOD received a master of
divinity degree with an emphasis
in youth, family and culture from Fuller Theological Seminary this
year. After six years as the youth director at Bel Air Presbyterian
Church in Los Angeles, California, he became the pastor of student
ministries at North Coast Calvary Church in Carlsbad, California,
on August 1, 2004. Lars and his wife, Danielle, live in Vista,
California, with their two small sons.
CARMEN WALL SCHABEL teaches
math at the University of Portland. She and her husband, Tim, have
a daughter and live in Tualatin, Oregon.
NATHAN STRONG lives
in Petaluma, California, and is a senior product-line manager for
the telecom startup company Mahi Networks. He has worked for the
company for more than four years. Nathan and his wife, Jenna, regularly
lead worship at several churches in the community, and they began
a band together called “After the Chase,” which released a debut CD in March 2004.
CARRIE BURR is currently the head coach for the West Seattle
High School softball team. In her first year as coach of the Wildcats,
Carrie led the team to a winning record and a position near the
top of the division standings. Previously, she was an assistant
coach at Seattle Prep and Ballard High School in Seattle. Carrie
and her sister, CAROLYN BURR ’97, are both third-
generation SPU graduates, following their parents, KEN
BURR ’74 and SHELLEY EGGERT BURR ’74,
and their grandparents, BILL
BURR ’50 and RUTH DAVIS BURR ’50.
DAVID SLADE lives in Paris, where
he works for a European site development
group. He also works for Amazon.
com as Web site production manager.
AARON KELLY received his
Ph.D. in exercise physiology in February 2004 from the University
of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He now works as a research
scientist at St. Paul Heart Clinic. His interests are in the area
of clinical cardiovascular research, focusing on obesity, diabetes
and heart failure. Aaron and his wife, GRETCHEN
FIELD KELLY ’98, live in Woodbury, Minnesota, and are expecting
their first child in September 2004.
ELISSA GRAYSON BASTINELLI is a nurse at Doernbecher
Children’s Hospital in Portland, Oregon. Her husband, Tony, works as
a police officer in Beaverton, Oregon. Elissa and Tony have two small
children and live in Hillsboro, Oregon.
JENNIFER BENNETT was accepted into the doctor of veterinary medicine
program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, beginning with
the upcoming autumn term. Earlier, she earned a master of science
degree in behavioral neuroscience from the University of Washington.
Jennifer currently resides in New Haven, Connecticut, where she
is a research assistant in the Department of Psychology at Yale
ARIANA HOLLINGSWORTH EVANS and her husband, David,
have been married for three years, and Ariana is
now a stay-at-home mom to their
baby daughter. The family lives in
CALISTA YATES was named a Krista Colleague
by the board of the Krista Foundation for Global Citizenship in
May 2004. She is part of an ecumenical Christian mentoring community
that honors young adults committed to service. Calista works for
the ministry CB International, serving at Bethesda Hospital in
the village of Serukam in West Kalimantan (also known as Borneo,
HEATHER HILL completed her master’s degree in
social work with a concentration
in child and family studies from Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester,
New York, in May 2004. She resides in Dover, Delaware.
ELAINE PEARCE DEL ROSARIO received her master of divinity degree
from Princeton Theological Seminary (PTS) in May 2004. “Being at
PTS was likely the most wonderful three years of my life,” she
writes. “While I’m sad that it’s over, I am so excited about what
God has for our future.” She and her husband, Daniel, also a PTS graduate,
live in Issaquah, Washington.
BRANDON PETERS begins medical school this fall
at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon.
He currently works in the Sleep Laboratory at Wenatchee Valley Medical
Center in Wenatchee, Washington, where he lives. He eventually plans
to enter medical research.
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