JO MACY LEWIS recently retired after
27 years as a school librarian. She
worked with students who ranged
in age from kindergarten to graduate
school. As a librarian, Jo saw a
need to help support teachers and,
together with a database engineer,
created Quizlist Interactive, a software
subscription search-engine company.
Her husband, CHET LEWIS ’60, retired
from a career as an engineer at the
Boeing Co. after 42 years and then
joined the Federal Aviation Administration.
He continues to consult for
Boeing. Jo and Chet also regularly
travel from their home in Redmond,
Washington, to East Africa to help
set up small libraries for pastors
CAROL BORNS MOSER has been
appointed by Washington Governor
Christine Gregoire to serve on the
Washington State Transportation
Commission. Carol has been a longtime
member of the Richland (Washington)
City Council. She lives with
her husband, Kenneth, and their two
children in Richland.
Foreman Authors New Book About Alumna
Doris Brown Heritage: The Fragile Champion
Patriarch of Falcon athletics and legendary track and field coach KEN
FOREMAN has penned a new book, The Fragile Champion, about a remarkable
athlete, Seattle Pacific University’s head cross country coach DORIS BROWN
HERITAGE ’64. “Ken has coached some outstanding athletes,” says Doris,
who once called Ken “coach” herself.
“I’m really honored he chose
to write about me.”
The book chronicles her rise from
running on the tide flats of Puget
Sound to world acclaim. Doris was
the first woman to break the five-minute
barrier in the mile. She eventually
earned places on two Olympic
teams, set numerous world records,
and won 14 national titles and an
unprecedented five consecutive
world cross country championships.
Ken witnessed Doris’ achievements,
beginning with her enrollment
as a student-athlete at Seattle
Pacific in 1960 and continuing
through her acclaimed coaching
career. “This is her story,” he writes.
“It’s a celebration of the strength of
the human spirit.” Such determination
won Doris election to the U.S.
Track and Field Hall of Fame, the National Distance Running Hall of Fame,
and the U.S. Track Coaches Hall of Fame. She has coached cross country at
SPU for 39 years. The book, says Ken, is “a way of thanking her for having
had the privilege of jogging alongside.”
To purchase a copy of The Fragile Champion, signed by Doris and Ken, call
206-281-2085. All proceeds go to the Ken Foreman or Doris Brown Heritage
endowments for athletic scholarships at Seattle Pacific.
KIRBY BERTHOLF has retired after 20
years as a chaplain for the U.S. Army
Reserve. Kirby is now the senior
pastor of Northern Peaks Christian
Fellowship, a Free Methodist congregation
in Sedro Woolley, Washington.
His wife, SHIRLEY THOMPSON BERTHOLF ’70, is an ordained minister
in the Free Methodist Church and
serves as her husband’s associate at
Northern Peaks Christian Fellowship.
The Bertholfs have four children and
seven grandchildren, and make their
home in Sedro Woolley.
Alumni Couple Exchanges Vows, Again
WILLIAM OSBORNE ’67 gave his wife
of 36 years, SUSAN GANTENBEIN
OSBORNE ’68, a surprise 60th birthday
party that included an even bigger
surprise: a second wedding ceremony.
“It was the ceremony that she wasn’t
able to have when we were married
in 1969,” says Bill, who is now semiretired
as the president of the consulting
firm William Osborne and
Associates in Hillsboro, Oregon.
After graduating from Seattle
Pacific College, Bill and Susan married
on a shoestring budget at Esperance
Baptist Church in Edmonds,
Washington. At the time, only three
others were in attendance: the minister,
best man, and maid of honor,
SANDY EVANS MILER ’68.
The Osbornes moved from Washington
to Oregon in 1980, where
Susan earned a master’s degree from
Portland State University in 1996.
She is now a school librarian at Valley
Catholic School in Beaverton, Oregon.
On December 28, 2005, many
more people attended the couple’s
second wedding ceremony. The local
newspaper even learned of the nuptials
and reported on the event.
After the surprise birthday party at
the Abernathy Center in Oregon City,
Bill proposed, and their second wedding
quickly followed. Susan’s uncle
officiated, and her father escorted her
down the aisle. Sandy traveled from
her home in Houston, Texas, to again
be the maid of honor; Bill’s brother
was the best man; the Osbornes’
daughter, Carolee, was a bridesmaid;
and their son, Greg, was a groomsman.
A granddaughter and grandson
served as flower girl and ring bearer;
and, along with the couple’s daughter,
the bride’s sister helped plan the
entire event — keeping everything a
secret from Susan, of course. “I was
stunned, and in a state of happy
shock all evening,” says the bride.
Still, some things needed no
improvement. After both the 1969 and
2005 wedding ceremonies, the couple
honeymooned in Vancouver and Victoria,
British Columbia, Canada.
DAVID WOODWARD lives with his wife,
Elizabeth, in Alhambro, California.
David recently served as a missionary
in Tibet and the People’s Republic of
China before retiring from his post as
secretary for the Tibetan Prayer Fellowship.
He is the author of two
books: Have a Cup of Tibetan Tea and
Detour From Tibet.
DELORES “LAURIE ” BISHOP WHITEMAN
worked for 10 years with International
Friendship in Lexington, Kentucky,
where she taught weekly cooking
classes for women. She and her husband,
DAREL WHITEMAN ’69, now
reside in Necross, Georgia, where she
continues to work with International
JOHN BROWN was one of 21 members
inducted into the inaugural class of
the Alaska School Activities Association
High School Hall of Fame. He led
Ketchikan (Alaska) High School athletic
teams to four titles from 1964 to
1968. He is now the housing director
for the Ketchikan Indian Community.
He and his wife, COLEN FLORIAN
BROWN, have three children and
reside in Ketchikan.
RICHARD RICHARDSON and his wife,
Patricia, live in a geodesic dome
home in Bend, Oregon. Richard
recently received first place in the
“Children’s and Classical” category at
the Central Oregon Songwriters’ Association’s
Eighth Annual Song of the
Year Celebration. He won for his
piano piece, “Bagatelle.” Richard
writes poetry, humorous essays, and
music, and he enjoys reading his writings
and performing his songs at
open-mic events in Bend.
MARGARET SMITH recently published
her fourth book of poems, Barn Swallow
(Brass Weight Press, 2006). A
freelance writer and editor, she is now
writing a novel for young adults. This
summer, she will present a paper at
the 19th annual International Hopkins
Summer School in Ireland, comparing
the work of poet Gerard Manley Hopkins
to that of painter Vincent Van
Gogh. While in Ireland, she will also
work with local parishioners on a
short-term mission as interior designer
for the first evangelical church built in
that country in more than 100 years.
Margaret resides in Astoria, Oregon.
VERNON FOSKET is the band director
for Sequim (Washington) High School.
His wife, LYNN COCHRAN FOSKET ’81, is
an oncology nurse at Olympic Medical
Center in Port Angeles, Washington.
They have three daughters, including
Naomi, who hopes to attend SPU in
2007. The Foskets live in Sequim.
DONA JACOBSSON resides in Kampala,
Uganda, where she has served
with Mission Aviation Fellowship
JANE GUNINGHAM is World Concern’s
representative to the Sahel region of
Africa, where she is helping to organize
and implement various village
development projects in the next
LILIAN SHERMAN HOCHSTEIN is now
the vice president of development
and marketing for Family Services,
a Seattle-based nonprofit organization
that has supported at-risk families
since 1892. Prior to joining Family
Services, she was the development
director at FareStart, a Seattle-based
program that trains homeless men
and women for careers in the food
industry. Lillian and her husband,
Matthew, live in Brier, Washington,
with their son and daughter.
MELISSA OSWALT lives in Sunnyside,
Washington, with her husband and
two sons. Melissa is now a realtor at
Prudential Valley Investment Properties
in Sunnyside. After working for
the Yakima (Washington) Chamber of
Commerce and Washington Mutual,
she recently passed the Washington
state realtors exam.
JEFF CRAIG directed Mollier’s comedy
“Tartuffe,” which was performed in
March 2006 at Arlington Free Methodist
Church in Arlington, Washington.
In addition to his role as director,
Jeff also played the main character,
Tartuffe, a con man and religious hypocrite
who weasels his way into the
life of a French family. Jeff resides in
KEVIN WOODIN is in his second season
as coach of the women’s basketball
team at Montana State University. In
his first year, he coached the team to
a record 21-7 season. After receiving
his master’s degree in athletic administration,
Kevin coached boys’ basketball
at O’Dea High School in Seattle.
He was then named head coach for
the girls’ basketball team at Billings
West High School in Billings, Montana,
where he also taught mathematics.
Kevin and his wife, Paula, live with
their three children in Billings.
TAM OSBORNE, M.A., and his wife, Deb,
have a daughter and son and live in
Seattle. Tam is the music director of
Everett (Washington) Youth Symphony
Orchestras, which includes four
orchestras and more than 120 students.
Tam taught music for seven
years in the Shoreline (Washington)
School District, and from 1997 to
2005 he was administrator of visual
and performing arts in the Edmonds
(Washington) School District.
ALAYNA RIVERA is providing service to
the Boys and Girls Club of Texas Hill
County in Fredericksburg, Texas,
through AmeriCorps. A team leader
for the organization, she manages
daily activities for AmeriCorps team
members and works as an educator
and safety manager. Alayna plans to
move to the Gulf Coast region soon,
where she will assist with ongoing
Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.
SHANNON RISE has returned from
teaching English at Hwa Nan, a private
women’s college in Fuzhou, Fujian
Provence, China, where she served
since 2003. While in China, she traveled
throughout the country and in
North Vietnam. Before teaching in
China, Shannon was a regional marketing
executive at Pacific Care in Bellevue,
Washington. She now makes
her home in Tonasket, Washington.
PAUL SHRINER and his wife, JESSICA
MAJORS SHRINER, live with their three
young sons in Port Townsend, Washington.
They have “restarted” the Young
Life Program on the Olympic Peninsula
with help from copper artist and fellow
alumnus WALTER MASSEY ’78.
ANDREW ANDERSON is the associate
registrar at Seattle University. His
wife, CARLA HILDERBRAND ’02, is
teaching private voice and singing
lessons with opera companies and
symphonies in the Seattle area.
The couple lives in Seattle.
CATHERINE MIZEN, M.S.N., has opened
Fidalgo Island Walk-In Clinic on
Fidalgo Island in Washington’s San
Juan Islands. The practice serves the
community by providing sports physicals,
well-child checkups, and annual
exams. Catherine, who is the medical
director of the clinic, resides in Anacortes,
RYAN WILSON and his wife, JENNIFER
JOHNSON WILSON ’00, live in Tonasket,
Washington, with their young son
and daughter. Ryan has served as a
youth pastor in the Free Methodist
denomination for the past six years, and was ordained as an elder in
June 2006. Earlier this year, Ryan
and Jennifer were approved as Free
Methodist career missionaries and
were appointed to Malawi, Africa.
Jennifer, who is an elementary school
teacher, writes, “We will be doing
church/leadership development and
working with the Free Methodist child
sponsorship program called International
Child Care Ministries.” Now
raising prayer and financial support,
they anticipate beginning their ministry
in Malawi in January 2007.
JOSH PETERSON makes his home in
Chiapas, Mexico, where he works
with Healing Waters International,
a nonprofit organization that seeks
to reduce water-related illnesses in
developing countries by building
MARY ALICE HEUSCHEL, ED.D., is the
new superintendent of the Renton
(Washington) School Board. She took
office in July 2006 and plans to focus
on improving students’ math skills.
She will also set up “professional
learning communities” to enable discussion
about the development, learning,
and achievement of students.
On a Remote Caribbean Island, Young Nursing
Grad Treats Patients and Serves Youth
ALISA KEARNEY ’04 is making her Thursday rounds: treating elderly patients,
cleaning a variety of wounds, and providing physical therapy to a man who
became a paraplegic after a diving accident. Far from a hospital, Alisa is 30
miles off the coast of Honduras on the tiny Caribbean island of Helene. “Each
nurse-patient encounter here is unlike anything I experienced in the states,”
says Kearney, who grew up in Wheaton, Illinois.
With Alternative Missions, Alisa is one of two nurses for the island’s small
medical clinic. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, they travel on foot to treat the
islanders who are too ill or weak to walk to the clinic. “There are no roads,
no cars, and no stores
aside from a couple of
small food stands,” she
says, adding that many
residents make their living
by fishing or diving
for lobster. Others work
on mainland Honduras
or on the nearby island
Small enough to walk
across in 30 minutes,
Helene has a population
of 900, many of whom
are descendants of
slaves. While a student
at SPU , Alisa traveled to
the island for a study-abroad nursing quarter. She and six other nursing students
— guided by Valerie Stalsbroten, a Seattle Pacific adjunct nursing professor
who has led nursing students to the island since 1998 — learned
about labor and delivery, missionary nursing, and tropical medicine. In the
process, says Alisa, “I fell in love with the island.”
Then, in August 2005, she was invited to join Alternative Missions for a
yearlong — or more — mission as a nurse and to organize the island’s youth
ministry, another passion of hers. She jumped at the chance. “In a community
with only dirt trails, the meaning of simply washing one’s feet becomes so
much more powerful,” she says. “Praying with each patient and comforting
them with the healing of the Great Physician is something I cherish every day.”
SCOTT KRAGER, who resides in Seattle,
is the founder and CEO of Notary-One, which provides mobile notary
services to the mortgage industry.
Scott has seen his company grow
from one to seven employees in the
last year. With offices in Seattle, Everett,
and Tacoma, he plans to open
eight more in the coming year.
DAVID SMITH is a project designer at
Sparling, a Seattle-based electrical
engineering and technology consulting
firm. He works in an electrical design
studio that specializes in health care,
hospitality, and retail projects. David
lives in Shoreline, Washington.
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