BOB HASLAM has returned to Washington state after serving the Free Methodist World Ministries Center in the Midwest for 40 years. For 10 years, he was also the editor of Light and Life magazine. He and his wife, Fran, now live in Lynnwood, Washington, next door to their son, DAN HASLAM '78, and his wife, CINDY COX HASLAM '76.
JACKIE HANSEN BROOKS was one of only five Washington artists accepted into Watercolor Society shows. At those shows, she was awarded the Purchase Award and Honorable Mention in Texas, third place in Oklahoma, the Award of Excellence in Arizona, and the Daniel Smith Merchandise Award in Seattle. She was also selected to participate in the 60th anniversary of the Northwest Watercolor Society show at the Frye Museum in Seattle. Jackie lives on Queen Anne Hill in Seattle.
DONALD ZIMMERMAN is now the pastor of First Free Methodist Church in Muskegon, Michigan, after retiring from a career as a Free Methodist chaplain in the U.S. Air Force.
GREG ASIMAKOUPOULOS has just published Prayers From My Pencil. He describes the book as a collection of free verse poetry written during his two decades as a local pastor that provides "a vocabulary for authentic prayer for those in crises who have lost the ability to express their feelings to God." Greg is director of creative communications for Mainstay Ministries (formerly Chapel of the Air). The sermons he writes for Mainstay are used by more than 4,000 pastors across North America each year.
STEVE MARTINSON, professor of 18th century German studies at the University of Arizona-Tucson, is now chair of the Graduate Interdisciplinary Program of Comparative Cultural and Literary Studies. He has received the Humboldt Award three times for his books on Lessing, Schiller and Goethe. His wife, ELIZABETH TIMMER-MANS MARTINSON '73, tutors German and math, and teaches advanced mathematics at Pima College in Tucson. They celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in August 2000.
KEN MARTINSON owns Financial Resources, an investment company in Anchorage, Alaska. He provides services in Alaska and other U.S. states.
PATRICIA JACKSON MOORHEAD and David Jobe, pastor of Seattle's First Covenant Church, co-authored "The Great Stewardship Adventure for Kids," a Sunday School curriculum for 9-12-year-olds. Published by Gospel Light, the curriculum arrived in stores in the fall of 2000.
BRAD HAZELTINE and CHRISTIE HANSEN HAZELTINE '79 turned their October wedding into an SPU reunion. On October 7, 2000, their guests, including approximately 35 former Seattle Pacific classmates, assembled at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Federal Way, Washington, for the ceremony. It was officiated by GREG LUND '84. After the wedding reception, the couple and other SPU alumni had an impromptu reunion at a nearby park. "There were people from all over the country," says Brad. Many hadn't seen each other since graduating 20 years earlier, adds Christie. "It just goes to say that the friendships you make in life go a long way," she says.
HEATHER BUCHER BAKHIT lives in Mission Viejo, California, and teaches speech communication at local community colleges. She and her husband, Sam, have two children.
JANET NYLAND KRONBACH and DAVID KRONBACH '85 were missionaries with the Christian and Missionary Alliance in Mali and Ivory Coast from 1991 to 1998. In 1999, they founded and began to operate Gatehouse Ministries, a non-profit organization that ministers to college-age "missionary kids" (MKs) as they make the transition to life in North America. They accommodate up to 10 young adults in their home in Redding, California, and also work with MKs who live on campus at nearby Simpson College. The Kronbachs have two sons.
MARK GAETKE has worked in occupational medicine for five years. He was recently appointed an assistant clinical professor of medicine at the University of Nevada-Reno School of Medicine. Mark makes his home in Reno.
KRISTINE ROSENBERG SMITH and KENNETH SMITH '82 live in Huntsville, Alabama, where Ken works as a manufacturing engineer on the International Space Station for Boeing. Kristine describes herself as a "too-busy-to stay-at-home" wife and mother. With two children, Kristine and Ken are active in school, soccer and their church's Awana program.
KERRI LANTZ PETERSEN is completing her master's degree in nursing and a family nurse practitioner degree. In November 1999, she had a paper published in the Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Kerri lives in Spokane, Washington.
DEREK LANE is a professor in the Theatre Department at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington.
ERIC DAVIS became the senior pastor of Riverside Seventh Day Baptist Church in Riverside, California, in May 2000.
MITCH RICHARDS works for SPU at Casey Conference Center on Whidbey Island. The great-grandfather of his wife, Lynda Austin Richards, is Chancellor Bertels, one of SPU's early founders. The couple has two daughters and lives in Coupleville, Washington.
CAROLYN SCHULTZ BOHNEN is a case manager in an alternative junior high school in Renton, Washington. She is also a certified marriage and family therapist for Mentor Health. Husband JOSEPH BOHNEN is a customer service representative for Magna Design in Lynnwood. They have two children.
DIANE CARDOZA ROJAS lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, where she is involved in church planting among the Spanish-speaking community. She is also a bilingual secretary at an environmental engineering company. Diane and her husband have two children.
DAWN BRAMBLETT KRUGER is the postmaster in Clarkia, Idaho. She and her husband, Robert, have two children. They reside in Clarkia.
WHIT DEMPSEY became the senior pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Bay City, Michigan, in November 1999.
HISAKO NEKI had twin daughters in 2000. She and her family live in Sakai-City, Osaka, Japan.
DEREK ALEXANDER left the Bonneville Power Administration in March 2000 to begin working on his father's 1,000-acre alfalfa farm in Richland, Washington. His wife, Stephanie, stays home with the couple's two young sons.
JON HAYWARD is an engineering technician in a plasma physics lab at the University of Washington. KIM TABELL HAYWARD is a substitute teacher for the Northshore Christian Academy. They live with their daughter in Woodinville, Washington.
LUCIA JOLLEY lives in Provo, Utah, and works for the Utah Health Department. She contracts with the Provo School District, which includes 21 schools. She develops care plans for more than 500 "medically fragile" children who have diabetes, cancer and various rare disorders. She often meets with medical specialists at Provo's Primary Children Hospital concerning those children's medical needs. Lucia writes, "I would like to thank you for the special skill taught to me by the SPU nursing faculty."
MARTIN STILLION was the composer and musician for the play A Most Notorious Woman by Seattle playwright/actor Molly Lyons. The play opened in Colorado and the Fort Collins Coloradoan wrote, "Martin Stillion ... enhances the entire feel of the production with his skillfully rendered Celtic themes." He lives in Edmonds, Washington.
CHERYL MCSORLEY is a guest teacher for Seattle, Shoreline and Archdiocese Schools. She writes that "daughters Cathleen and Michael are the light of my life." Cheryl lives in Seattle.
KIMARIE WARE recently earned a master's degree in cross-cultural and Islamic studies from Fuller Seminary. She is now a missionary in northern India, working on community development projects in the Himalaya with a semi-nomadic shepherding people group.
ANJANETTE CARLIN STRICKLER teaches eighth grade language arts and social studies at Gateway Middle School in Everett, Washington. She and her husband, Doug, have one son and live in Snohomish, Washington.
BOB LARSON left Boeing after four years to join Group Health Cooperative in August 2000. He is now an administrative analyst in the Service Quality Assessment organization and is responsible for database creation and maintenance, Visual Basic and Crystal reports programming, and Web reporting of survey data.
TONY BELMONTE was selected to the program "Teachers for Chicago," which places teachers in inner-city schools that have teacher shortages. As part of the program, Chicago Public Schools gives him a scholarship to earn a master's degree in education. He's now working on his master's degree at Roosevelt University in Chicago.
TIMOTHY PATRICK is the author of the new book The Visual Basic Style Guide, published by Prentice Hall. He is a Visual Basic software engineer in Redmond, Washington, with IKON Office Solutions. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional and a member of the Worldwide Institute of Software Architects. For more information about the book, click here.
CHANTEL VINSON played semi-pro basketball in Arizona last year, participated in basketball camps, and coached the Arizona Elite, the club basketball team for Arizona's top players. She now teaches at Kyrene Centennial Middle School in Phoenix, and coached its boys soccer team in the fall of 2000. She is also an assistant girls basketball coach at Chandler High School, which has the top girls basketball program in Arizona, winning the 5A state championship in 1999. In addition, Chantel serves as a personal trainer and coach for local junior high girls who are serious about the sport.
ANDY ECKSTROM is a network engineer in Seattle. He is engaged to JENNIE WALKER '99, a second-year medical student at the University of Washington. TYLER WHITWORTH is the signal officer in the 440th Signal Battalion of the U.S. Army in Darmstadt, Germany. He is the platoon leader in Alpha Company.