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Winter 2003 | Volume 26, Number 1 | Footnotes


Class of 1953
Reunion: Friday and Saturday, June 6 and 7. This is the only class that will hold its reunion in the spring.

GORDON BOSTROM, who entered SPC with the Class of 1953, was called to serve in the U.S. Navy in 1951. He went on to graduate from California State University–Long Beach in 1955. Gordon lives with his wife, Barbara, in Sun City West, Arizona, and is active in the local real estate market.

MILTON BRIGGS retired this year after 40 years as music director at a Lutheran church in Brooklyn, New York. In 1994, he retired after 27 years of service with the Africa Department of Lutheran World Relief. Milton sang professionally for six years in New York City, toured South America with the Roger Wagner Chorale and toured the United States with the Greg Smith Singers and other groups. The resident of Brooklyn recently returned from visits to Israel, Egypt and Brazil.

DORIS BALDWIN CHAMBERS retired from teaching in 1995. She now works part-time for the University of La Verne in La Verne, California, as a field supervisor for the teaching of reading in the credential program. Doris says she “travels as much as possible” and lives in Pomona, California.

HARLOW COOK writes that he is enjoying retirement. He and his wife, MARJORIE COCHRANE COOK ’41, sent their three daughters, MARILEE COOK SHANOR ’69, KRISTINE COOK NELSON ’71 and KAREN COOK HOGGARTH ’72, to SPC. He writes, “SPC has been an inspirational part of our lives.” Harlow and Marjorie reside in Gig Harbor, Washington.

BARBARA PETTENGILL SMITH FAY was married to GORDON SMITH ’54 for 42 years before he died in 1993. Together, they were active at Kent Covenant Church Kent, Washington, and in Prison Fellowship Bible studies at McNeil Island. She is now married to Eugene Fay, a former bank manager for First Interstate Bank (now Wells Fargo). They travel several times a year, and Barbara is involved in a prayer ministry at church and via e-mail. She lives in Seattle and is a member of First Free Methodist Church.

DONALD GAZAWAY and JOYCE GLANCY GAZAWAYhave retired from teaching. They now spend winters in the California desert and summers traveling and visiting in the state of Washington. The couple has one son, GORDON GAZAWAY ’81; one daughter, GWEN GAZAWAY CALDWELL ’79; and two grandsons.

JOYCE NAPIER GOODALE and husband, Bob, retired from public school teaching in 1989. Their son, JOHN GOODALE ’82, and daughter, MARY RUTH GOODALE THOMAS ’85, are both graduates of SPU. Joyce and Bob live in Washougal, Washington.

LOIS BURLEY HALL and her husband, VERNON HALL ’52, spent 10 years on a medical mission in Haiti and two years in Ecuador. Since then, they have returned yearly to Haiti. Vernon is on the board of Radio 4VEH and recently served as a delegate to the International Christian Medical-Dental Conference in Taipei, Taiwan. While there, he visited son JONATHAN HALL ’93 and his family. Residents of Stanwood, Washington, Lois and Vernon have four children and eight grandchildren.

BARBARA MILLER JEFFERRIES is retired after 30 years of teaching. She and her husband, Norm, are enjoying life at their Hood Canal home in Poulsbo, Washington. Barbara writes that gardening, grandchildren and church involvement help keep them active.

KITTY UPTON MAGEE retired from Free Methodist missions in 1975 and from the staff of Bible Study Fellowship Overseas in 1996. She spent 21 years in Africa and now lives with her husband, ROBERT MAGEE ’58, in Maple Valley, Washington.

ANN MARIE MCNEAL MAYHLE taught for one year in Federal Way, Washington, after graduation from SPC and then married Wayne Mayhle in 1954. They had three children, including JOY ANN MAYHLE WISE ’78 and MARY JANE MAYHLE MILLER ’77. While raising her family, Ann Marie worked as a substitute teacher in the Shoreline and Seattle school districts. Widowed in 1999, she has six grandchildren, and her oldest granddaughter, ANDREA MILLER, is presently a sophomore at SPU. Ann Marie is active at Lakeview Free Methodist Church in Seattle and at Warm Beach Christian Camp in Stanwood, Washington, and makes her home in Shoreline.

HAZEL GREEN PORTER married BOB PORTER ’51 in 1952. When he was drafted into the Army in 1954, Hazel returned to SPC and earned her teaching credentials. She then taught in a school for Army children in Puerto Rico, where Bob was stationed for one year. The couple has two sons and seven grandsons, and lives in Sublimity, Oregon.

DELIA GAETZ PURDY lives in Seattle. She is retired after 40 years of employment with the Shoreline (Washington) School District as a teacher and principal.

ANN CLARK ROWLEY and her husband, Dean, are enjoying retirement. Ann is a former substitute teacher and Dean a former Presbyterian minister. Ann writes that they love to travel and have hosted nine overseas trips. The couple has two daughters, including LEAH ROWLEY NELSON ’84, and five grandchildren. Ann and Dean live in Beaverton, Oregon.

ELAINE DODD WILLIAMS is a retired elementary school teacher who taught in Washington, Oregon and California, and for 20 years in Hawaii. A widow, Elaine is a resident of Loma Linda, California. She enjoys teaching Sunday school, reading and travel.

JUNE WHITE WILSON and her husband, PAUL WILSON ’48, retired in January 1995 — he from the trucking business and she from the library at Oregon State University. They have one daughter and one son, ROBERT WILSON ’79. The Wilsons live in Wheeler, Oregon.

Uzaki ’53 Chooses a Life of Faith and Love, Not Bitterness
When Miyoko Masada Uzaki ’53 came to SPC, she was older than many of her classmates, having spent much of World War II in an internment camp. “I was born in California,” she says, “but people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast had to leave.”

Miyoko and her family survived in an Arkansas camp, where they spent two and a half years behind barbed-wire fences. “But we were fortunate,” she says. “We didn’t lose our farm. A Christian neighbor did the work until we came back. Many others lost everything.”

After the war, Miyoko enrolled at Seattle Pacific, where she met Jundo Uzaki from Japan. They married following graduation, and Miyoko worked while he attended seminary. A decade later, they moved to Japan so he could begin his ministry, but it was not to be. “He preached only once,” Miyoko remembers, before he succumbed to cancer.

To support their daughter, Keiko, Miyoko taught English in Japan for 12 years, then returned to California, where she took up a new career in banking. Recently retired, Miyoko cultivates a much-loved vegetable garden and volunteers with the Red Cross.

She also teaches Sunday school at the same church her family attended after the war. Back then, some churchgoers rejected them, but she still found security in her faith. “I learned that we don’t worship people; we worship God.”

To former classmates who will reunite in June, Miyoko offers this greeting: “I send my love. Tell them I often think of them and the good times we had.”

Class of 1958
Reunion: Saturday, February 1, 6:00 p.m. Complimentary refreshments. Student Lounge, Emerson Hall. R.S.V.P. to the Alumni Center at 206/281-ALUM.

JACK BRASE moved from Trout Lake, Washington, to Iowa City, Iowa, in July 2002.

worked as a division manager for World Book Encyclopedia for 25 years. She and her husband, RICHARD ERDMAN ’61, have four childen and four grandchildren, and make their home in Bothell, Washington. They attend Westgate Chapel, where Betty works with college-age and middle-age adults in personal evangelism. Dick is retired after 35 years as a high school principal in the Seattle area.

KAY STAMEY GJERDING retired in April 2001 after more than 40 years as a social worker. She worked in such settings as the Department of Social and Health Services, King’s Garden, juvenile court, a Christian counseling agency and Northwest Hospital. Kay lives in Seattle with her husband, BRAD GJERDING ’65.

NORMAN HALLAM writes, “I should have graduated with the class of 1955, but after my junior year I joined the Army.” He returned to SPC three years later, earned his bachelor’s degree in education and then earned a master’s degree in librarianship from the University of Washington. After 31 years as a public librarian, he retired 10 years ago. Norman lives in Ukiah, California.

RON INGLE published a book of local Oregon history titled Oasis in the Desert in 2002. The book details the founding and development of Hermiston, Oregon, and its surrounding area. Ron lives in Hermiston.

NAOMI HOLTTUM KELLEYlost her husband, Melvin, to a sudden heart attack in April 2000. The resident of Mount Vernon, Washington, writes that “God is my refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble (Psalm 46:1). I depend on Him totally!” Her children, grandchildren and many friends keep in close contact with her. “I’m a happy senior citizen and far from retired,” says Naomi, “with all my Assembly of God activities, aqua aerobics three times weekly, volunteering for Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce and Skagit Valley Tulip Festivals, and taking annual vacations in much of the USA and Canada.”

ROSE MARIE BAILEY KOFFKEY moved to Warm Beach Senior Community in Stanwood, Washington, in 1998. She volunteers at the annual Warm Beach “Lights of Christmas” festival. This past summer, Rose Marie attended the Christian and Missionary Alliance General Council, held at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville.

ERNIE LEACH completed a Ph.D. at the University of Washington (UW) following graduation from SPC. He worked at SPC for a time as director of admissions, and at the UW as assistant director of admissions and assistant dean of students. He then went on to serve as dean of students at Edmonds Community College in Washington, dean of students at Prince George’s Community College in Maryland, vice president of academic affairs at Triton College in Illinois, president of Fresno City College in California and chief deputy chancellor of the California Community College System. Ernie and his wife, Romayne, have three married children and six grandchildren. They are retired and live in Blue Ridge, Georgia, where they are developing real estate and building custom homes with their son. The couple has enjoyed travel to to Europe, Canada, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.

LOIS GOULD OLDHAM and her husband, George, are enjoying their retirement by traveling; spending time in Yuma, Arizona; and visiting with their grandchildren and great-grandchildren. When at home in McMinnville, Oregon, the couple is active in their community church.

EVOGENE ATKINSON STEPHENS is retired after teaching elementary school for 32 years. “My husband, Paul, and I have enjoyed traveling since our retirement,” she writes. The couple lives in Phoenix, Arizona.

IILEY THOMPSON has been a dentist in Vancouver, Washington, for 29 years. Prior to that, he taught in public schools for 12 years. Iiley and his wife, LAURA KOCH THOMPSON CC ’56, live in Vancouver and have five children and nine grandchildren. Two of their daughters attended SPU.

MEL TOSSEY taught sixth grade and coached for 35 years. He retired in 1997 and moved to Coupeville, Washington. He has three grown children.

ELSIE FILAN WOODand her husband, GEORGE WOOD ’55, met at SPC. After graduation, they were missionaries with the Christian and Missionary Alliance in Southeast Asia for more than 25 years. In the United States, George also pastored the Joyce Bible Church and the Kent Alliance Church in Washington state. They write, “Although now retired, we are actively involved in the Fox Island Alliance Church.” The Woods have three children and nine grandchildren, and live in Puyallup, Washington.

FRANK YEN hosted 40 guests, including several members of the Class of 1958 and current/retired professors, for dinner in 1998 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their graduation from SPC. He made a 20-minute video to present at the occasion. Frank lives in Sherman Oaks, California.

CAROL MODIN WILDER moved in 1998 from Palo Alto, California, to Mount Shasta, California, where she and her husband, ROGER WILDER ’59, designed and built a house on the shoulder of the mountain. Carol is completing her second year as president of the Siskiyou Artists Association; is a member of Art and Soul Gallery in Ashland, Oregon; and is active in her church and the community. Roger served as interim principal for their local primary and middle school for six months during the last school year.

Class of 1963
Reunion: Saturday, February 1, 6:00 p.m. Dinner ($15). Student Lounge, Weter Hall. R.S.V.P. to the Alumni Center at 206/281-ALUM or register online.

JOANNE BALLARD CAHOON taught physical education for 21 years before retiring in 2001. She and her husband, Richard, live in Saranac, Michigan, and have three children and one grandson.

DEAN COOK was a chaplain in the U.S. Navy for 22 years. He then taught for four years at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, New York, and, since 1994, has served as senior pastor of Wilmore Free Methodist Church in Wilmore, Kentucky. He and his wife, RUTH SMILEY COOK ’61, live in Wilmore.

KAY GALLAGHER DUNCKEL is an associate professor of exercise and sport science and the associate athletic director at Spring Arbor University in Spring Arbor, Michigan. During her career, she has coached women’s basketball and volleyball. Kay and her husband, Darrell, have two children and five grandchildren. They make their home in Spring Arbor.

JOHN HABERLIN received his doctorate of ministry in May 2002 from Louisville Presbyterian Seminary. His project was “Prenatal Development of New Congregations.” The resident of Rochester, Washington, is pastor of Centralia First Presbyterian in Centralia. His wife, PAMELA LINDSTROM HABERLIN ’65, is a substitute teacher.

SANFORD “SANDY” HEINS was a school psychologist in the Seattle Public Schools for 12 years, a career counselor at the University of Oregon–Eugene for nine years, and the assistant director of the Career Center at Central Washington University for five years. He now lives in Shoreline, Washington, and is a member of The Gideons ministry, and of the Northwest Gospel Jazz Band. Sandy and his wife, NANCY THOMPSON HEINS ’64, have three children.

JOHN HOOD has served for 33 years with Mission Aviation Fellowship as a pilot/mechanic in Indonesia; Suriname; Redlands, California; and currently in Oaxaca, Mexico. He also travels regularly in Latin America as chief of maintenance for the region. John and his wife, SUSANNE SHYVERS HOOD ’64, have four children and six grandchildren, two of whom were born in 2002.

MARILYN DAVIS HOPFER teaches senior adult Sunday school and serves as board secretary at Liberty Bible Church of the Nazarene in Vancouver, Washington. She is employed by the National Association for the Self-Employed, and volunteers for the Trauma Intervention Program of Portland/Vancouver. Marilyn lives in Vancouver. Her husband, MARLIN HOWARD HOPFER ’62, is deceased.

KAREN JOHNSON JOHANNSEN is a psychotherapist and Reiki master in private practice in Edmonds, Washington. A resident of Shoreline, Karen is a single parent with two adult children.

LEON KLUD retired at the end of 1999 after more than 32 years as a staff member with the Congressional Joint Tax Committee. Since then, he has done some federal tax legislative consulting and traveling. Leon and his wife, PATRICIA NELSON KLUD ’65, have lived in Springfield, Virginia, since 1967.

GARRY LAINE is now retired from the metals business. He lives in and manages the Century Hotel in Tualatin, Oregon. Garry writes that his eight children and 12 grandchildren “keep life interesting.”

ROSETTA MAGERS LEACH is a registered nurse working in Idaho and Washington. She also manages a small cattle ranch with her husband, RONALD LEACH ’67, an accountant. The Leaches have a son and reside in Tensed, Idaho.

JO MACY LEWIS lives in Redmond, Washington, and is busy setting up her fourth new school library in 29 years. She and her husband, CHET LEWIS ’60, travel a great deal with his job in the Federal Aviation Administration. They have two children and five grandchildren. Jo writes, We enjoy mission trips, sailing and playing ‘computers.’ See welcome.html.”

GLENN SETTLE is chair of the English Department at Northwest College in Kirkland, Washington.

SARAH “SUSIE” PETTY THOMPSON and her husband, Joe, own and operate a farm in Lenore, Idaho. The mother of five and grandmother of 10 is also a substitute teacher for the Lapwai (Idaho) School District. She is active at Cottonwood Creek Community Church, teaching a class, coordinating junior church and directing Vacation Bible School. “I have a rug loom and make rag rugs to sell at local bazaar and craft fairs,” she writes. “It’s a hobby turned into a small business. I would like to be in Seattle for Homecoming, but our cows and baby calves will need us at home in Idaho. Hello to everyone.”

Class of 1968
Reunion: Saturday, February 1, 6:00 p.m. Complimentary refreshments. George Scranton home. R.S.V.P. to the Alumni Center at 206/281-ALUM.

ELLIOT BERGSAGEL has been a senior electronics engineer with the Army Research Laboratory (Survivability and Lethality Analysis Directorate) at the White Sands Missile Range in south-central New Mexico for 31 years. He is chairman of the board at his church and president of the board of a Christian school. Elliot and his wife, CAROLYN SMALL BERGSAGEL ’70, live in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

DOUGLAS CARLSON is associate academic dean and professor of history at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa. His wife, GRETE HELSTAD CARLSON ’70, is a freelance writer and fund-raising consultant. The Carlsons live with their two daughters in Orange City.

BERYL CARPENTER recently retired from her job in the Humanities Department at SPU. While working at Seattle Pacific, Beryl earned a master’s degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), which has led to many travel and teaching opportunities. She and husband ROBERT CARPENTER live in Poulsbo, Washington, where he is employed at Bangor Submarine Base as assistant director of Navy Legal Services Northwest.

SUSAN WILSON DENHAM is a registered nurse with the Everett Clinic in Stanwood, Washington. She lives in Burlington with her husband, Mark, who pastors the Burlington Alliance Church. Both of their sons, JON DENHAM ’94 and JASON DENHAM ’99, are SPU graduates.

TERRY HIRNI lives in Portland, Oregon, and is the clinical supervisor for Morrison Center’s Hand-in-Hand Program for children. At age 50, he climbed Island Peak, a 20,305-foot mountain in Nepal. Terry and his wife, Judith, have been married for 33 years and have two children.

LARRY INGRAHAM is president of Emerald Properties, Brokerage and Development Inc., a commercial real estate company based in Lynnwood, Washington. He is active at Northshore Christian Church and has been married 33 years to AUDREY SMITH INGRAHAM ’70. They have three adult children and live in Edmonds, Washington.

ELAINE KAUFFMAN writes, “Little did I think that within 35 years I would go from being a high school math teacher (four schools in Montana and Brazil) to ‘general missionary’ to being a pastor with an M.Div. degree.” Elaine is the pastor of First Mennonite Church in Mountain Lake, Minnesota, where she makes her home.

GWENDOLYN KRUEGER KOCH owns the Koch Music Studio in Des Moines, Washington; plays the organ for the Highline United Methodist Church; and plays percussion in the Highline Community Symphonic Band. She and her husband, Milton, have been married for 33 years and have two daughters, ELIZABETH KOCH ’01 and SPU senior REBEKAH KOCH. The couple resides in Des Moines.

DAVID LOGAN is retired after teaching elementary school for 32 years. Making his home in Port Angeles, Washington, he is now a professional photographer. David has four children and one grandchild.

DAVID PANTON is pastor of the Ellice Free Methodist Church near Bashaw, Alberta, Canada, where he makes his home.

is the president/ CEO of Christian Management Association, a national association of 1,500 Christian organizations and growing churches ( Since 1994, he and his wife, Joanne, have lived in San Clemente, California.

ART WATSON is the principal of Evergreen Christian School in Bellingham, Washington. He writes that this is “the best year of my career! Becoming a mature Christian has brought me real inner peace and happiness!” Art makes his home in Mount Vernon, Washington.

Class of 1973
Reunion: Saturday, February 1, 6:00 p.m. Complimentary refreshments. Second Floor Seminar Room, Library. R.S.V.P. to the Alumni Center at 206/281-ALUM.

GAIL ANDERSON recently accepted an appointment as administrator of the Nevada Real Estate Division for the state of Nevada. She is active with Trinity Educational Foundation and First Presbyterian Church of Las Vegas, Nevada. Gail resides in Las Vegas.

JEANINE BUTZ BARTELT works part-time as a secretary in the Worship and Arts Department at Grace Community Church in Auburn, Washington. She and her husband, JOHN BARTELT ’72, who also works at Grace Community church, are active in drama ministry and still perform with their puppets. The Bartelts have three daughters and live in Auburn.

JIM BOLIN is athletic director for Canton (South Dakota) Public Schools. He is active in the state Republican Party and writes that he enjoys life in the small town of Canton.

RON BOYDSTON received a master’s degree from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois, in 1976. He then worked with Tyndale House Publishers in Wheaton from 1977 to 1992. Since 1993, he has been the circulation manager at Flyer Media Inc. in Tacoma, Washington. Ron and his wife, JENNIFER WRIGHT BOYDSTON ’72, have two biological children and two foster children. The family lives in Tacoma.

JEFF CHRISTENSEN teaches divorce recovery classes and directs the feeding program at Parkland Christian Church in Tacoma, Washington. The resident of Tacoma writes that he is “wondering which of my Moyer Hallmates are Microsoft millionaires now. Still selling real estate after 27 years … oh, my! Time to give humanity a break, I think.”

JONATHAN DAWN is an associate professor of intercultural religious studies at Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia, Canada. He makes his home in Surrey, British Columbia.

JOYCE HATFIELD GLEASONis an elementary school librarian and the mother of three. She lives in Salem, Oregon. Her oldest son, JOHN GLEASON, is an SPU senior, and her daughter, KELSEY GLEASON, is an SPU freshman. A recent highlight for Joyce was a trip to London, Paris and Rome with Kelsey.

PAULA WITT HAAKENSON works with special needs elementary-age children and writes that she is “experiencing God’s loving faithfulness in my life.” Paula lives in Redmond, Washington.

JAMES HENKELMAN is the statewide outreach coordinator for a federally funded residential inhalant treatment program in Alaska. He resides in Anchorage, Alaska, with his wife, Shari, and their three daughters.

MICHAEL MOORE was a member of the staff of Campus Crusade from 1973 to 1980. He received his master of divinity degree in 1983, and served as pastor of Laurel Community Church in Hillsboro, Oregon, for 17 years. During that time, he earned a doctor of ministry degree from Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. Michael is now pastor of Foots Creek Chapel in Gold Hill, Oregon, where he makes his home.

GARRY MORGAN was involved in cross-cultural ministry in East Africa from 1974 to 1976 and again from 1982 to 1999. Since 1999, he has been teaching intercultural studies at Northwestern College in St. Paul, Minnesota. He resides in Minneapolis.

SUSAN MCNEELY NEFF is a substitute teacher for the Kent (Washington) School District. She also works as a secretary for a business owned by her father and brother, and she and her husband of 27 years, Jay, own a military brass plaque business. Susan is active in music at Highlands Community Church in Renton, Washington. “We keep busy!” she writes. The couple has three sons and lives in Kent.

NORMA SNYDER PETTIGREW is the choir director at Faith Presbyterian Church in Watkinsville, Georgia, where she and her family make their home. Her husband, Chip, is a retired physician, and they have three sons.

NOLAN SCHMIDT retired from the U.S. Marine Corps in 2001. He now works at BAE Systems in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, and serves at Calvary Church in Souderton, Pennsylvania. He resides in Telford, Pennsylvania.

LAILA OLSEN SHARPE is in her seventh year as program manager in the SPU Alumni Center, where she organizes events such as Homecoming. Her husband, JON SHARPE ’72, is the Seattle director for Northwest Leadership Foundation. Their oldest son, JONATHAN SHARPE ’02, is a student at Fuller Seminary; their daughter, KATRINA SHARPE, is an SPU senior; and their youngest son, CHRIS SHARPE, is an SPU freshman. The Sharpes live in Seattle.

ROBIN SOUTHWARD WHITE writes that she runs a rewarding solo pediatric practice in Reno, Nevada, “despite the constraints of managed care.” The mother of two, she is also very involved as a volunteer youth worker at Reno Christian Fellowship. She and her husband of 28 years, MIKE WHITE ’74, live in Reno.

REBECCA AINLEY WHITMORE operates a private school out of her home in Yakima, Washington. She primarily teaches her own children but also offers classes to other homeschoolers. Rebecca’s husband, Bruce, teaches in the Yakima Public Schools.

Class of 1978
Reunion: Saturday, February 1, 6:00 p.m. Complimentary refreshments. Lounge, Miller Science Learning Center. R.S.V.P. to the Alumni Center at 206/281-ALUM.

LINDSEY ARNOLD has worked as a U.S. Army chaplain for many years, and is now serving his fourth tour of duty overseas since graduation. The lieutenant colonel writes that “The Lord is good.” Lindsey lives in Kaisers Lantern, Germany.
NINA BOE is a faculty member in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of California–Davis in Sacramento. She specializes in maternal fetal medicine, taking care of women with high-risk pregnancies. She writes, “Although I work in Sacramento, Seattle will always be home! I visit as often as I can. I look back on my time at Seattle Pacific as one of the best times of my life!”

DOUG DEARDORF writes, “Twenty-five years have gone by quickly, and now my children … are looking at colleges with SPU at the top of the list.” Doug lives in Bedford, Texas, and travels extensively as vice president of a technology firm.

CHERYL EDWARDS has worked for 20 years as a nurse in the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit at Holland Community Hospital in Holland, Michigan. A resident of Holland, she has also participated in short-term, overseas ministries. Cheryl’s time at SPU, she writes, “fueled my passion for supporting world missions.”

TED FOSKET and GAIL BERGQUIST FOSKET live in Juneau, Alaska. Ted is a contracting officer for the state of Alaska and the worship leader at Auke Bay Bible Church. Gail is a part-time accountant and full-time mom to four children.

CATHY SLY GILBERT works in quality control for adult critical care at Spectrum Health/ Butterworth Campus in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She has been married to Dave, a Presbyterian pastor, for 18 years, and they have two boys. The Gilberts live in Kentwood, Michigan.

CAROL EVENSON HART and GREG HART live in Pasadena, California, and attend Verdugo Free Methodist Church in Los Angeles. Greg has taught world history at Los Angeles Baptist Junior/Senior High School for 17 years. He also coaches cross country and track, with his two daughters on both teams. Carol works as office manager for the Free Methodist Church in Southern California.

MARGARET JACOBSEN retired from a nursing career that included working for the University of Washington Harborview Health Center; the Indian Health Center in Neah Bay, Washington, and Dutch Harbor, Alaska; the University of Washington Department of Endocrine and Metabolic Medicine; and the Northwest Lipid Research Center at Harborview Medical Center. Her daughter ELISE JOHNSON STURGEON is working on a dissertation for a doctorate in psychology at SPU. Margaret resides in Lynnwood, Washington.

JOHN JANTZI received a doctorate in music theory in June 2002 from the University of Oregon and has accepted a full-time position teaching music theory there. He returned to Oregon after 12 years of study and work in Switzerland and Germany. John is also the director of music ministries at Central Presbyterian Church in Eugene, Oregon, where he lives.

DEBRA FRANKLIN JESKE serves as office manager for Trinity Lutheran Church in Lynnwood, Washington. Her husband, Joe, is a computing representative at Boeing. The Jeskes have two children and live in Lynnwood, Washington.

LESLIE ANN HECKER MILLER and her husband, David, live with their three children in Largo, Florida. Leslie is a licensed mental health counselor in private practice in Seminole, Florida. Her husband, David, is the senior pastor at Faith Presbyterian Church of Seminole.

LESLIE NICHOLS is a lawyer with a practice limited to agribusiness. She and her husband, Jim Hood, spend time in China, where they teach law, business and English in the university system. Leslie is currently working on a master of arts degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at SPU. She and her husband live in Kent, Washington.

KARLA TODD PHILLIPS teaches primary English As a Second Language (ESL). She also teaches a junior high Sunday school class and a children’s after-school Bible club. Karla and her husband, RANDY PHILLIPS ’77, enjoy following their two sons’ sports activities. The family resides in Brewster, Washington.

M. CHRISTINE THOMPSON PRICE has been working for the Washington State University Cooperative Extension for the past 22 years. In 2002, she was promoted to staff chair for her local office and granted promotion to full professor rank. Her main program responsibility remains 4-H youth development. Christine and her husband, Camille, have three children and live in Ephrata, Washington. Camille teaches seventh–12th grade English at Wilson Creek School in Grant, Washington.

CATHERINE WATTERS SASANUMAwrites that her journey since SPU “has taken a number of unexpected turns.” After graduation, she worked for the Seattle City Council and then a local nonprofit organization. She went on to graduate school at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, where she met her future husband, Taisuke Sasanuma. After working for a few more years in state government, she decided to marry Taisuke and moved to Tokyo, Japan, in 1993. The couple now has two sets of twins, and Catherine has resigned her half-time position as a research assistant for an economic institute at Keio University to spend more time with her family.

DWAYNE SMITH and his wife, Suzanne, live with their two sons in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Dwayne is in his 14th year as an enrollment consultant at the National Research Center for College and University Admissions in Kansas City, Missouri.

TERRI CRUM STRANGELAND and her husband, Michael, live in Westbrook, Minnesota, with their three sons. Michael pastors two churches in the rural area in which they live, and Terri works as a substitute teacher to pay for their vacations. They have now taken their children to 49 states. Terri writes that she “would love to hear from classmates.”

JOYANN MAYHLE WISE is a busy mother of three daughters and one son. She and her husband, Stephen, homeschool their children and are active volunteers at Warm Beach Camp. The family lives in Stanwood, Washington.

KRISTIN SHARPE YOUNG left her career as a nursery school teacher to become a sales support representative for De Lage Landen Financial Services in Wayne, Pennsylvania. She makes her home in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

Class of 1983
Reunion: Saturday, February 1, 2:00 p.m. Complimentary refreshments. Second Floor, Robert M. Fine Center, First Free Methodist Church (on campus). R.S.V.P. to the Alumni Center at 206/281-ALUM.

STEPHEN BELGUM has been married for nine years to his Desert Storm pen pal, Lynda. They have two preschool-age boys and live in Huntington Beach, California.

JOHN BUECHNER and LORI IVESTER BUECHNER live in Westminster, Colorado, with their three children. John is director of HISWILL Ministries, training Christian educators and other professionals to be more effective speakers and communicators. Lori is the high school guidance counselor at Jefferson Academy High School. They teach a couples class at First Presbyterian Church in Boulder, Colorado.

GERRY BOSCHMA KELLY is a stay-at-home mother to her two daughters. Gerry’s husband, BRUCE KELLY, M.A. ’91, is a science teacher in the Sumner (Washington) School District. The Kellys live in Sumner.

JANET LAUDAN worked for 15 years in public education and has now switched to the private sector. She writes, “I am teaching first grade at Seattle Christian and enjoying the change!” Janet lives in Seattle.

BECKY LEITHOLD is a family studies assessment counselor and weekend college coordinator in the Adult Studies Office at Western Baptist College in Salem, Oregon. “I am also completing my elementary education certification through my employee tuition benefit and am having fun anticipating a career change,” writes the Salem resident. “In my spare time, I keep busy with my ‘Photos by Becky’ business that I started in 1998.”

JULIA SIRES LENTINI writes that after two years working in public accounting and 13 years of employment at the SAFECO Corporation, she now owns a china and crystal replacement company, “Forget-Me-Not China.” She has two sons and lives with her family in Renton, Washington.

DONNA THOMPSON OLSON lives in Great Falls, Virginia. She has her master’s degree in music and teaches piano to more than 30 students in her own studio. She is also president of the local music teachers organization. Donna’s husband, MICHAEL OLSON ’65, holds a Ph.D. from Australia National University and works for the Education Development Center, headquartered in Washington, D.C. His work takes him to Africa and the South Pacific.

LEIF REDAL and WENDY WORRALL REDAL live in the mountains west of Boulder, Colorado, where he is a family physician and she is program director for the Center for Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado. They have one son and one daughter. In addition to work and family, Wendy and Leif keep busy with activities at First Presbyterian Church in Boulder, where Wendy sings in the choir. Leif still plays soccer, and the family spends as much time in the outdoors as possible, skiing, camping and hiking. Wendy recently went trekking in Nepal and Leif backpacked in the Grand Canyon. They write that they get home to Washington every chance they get, and welcome fellow SPU alumni to their home in the Rockies.

WESLEY SIEG and KELLY O’SHEA SIEG are enjoying life on their wheat farm in Hartline, Washington. They have four children, two of whom are currently being homeschooled. The children enjoy playing with their three Rhodesian Ridgeback dogs, three horses, two goats and multitude of cats. The Siegs write that they are involved in church life, music and many outdoor activities.

KAY SWANSON SMITH teaches sixth grade part-time at Selah Intermediate School in Selah, Washington. She and her husband, Derek, are the parents of two children. The family lives in Yakima, Washington, and is active in their church, Yakima First Presbyterian.

DIANE TILLMAN holds a master of education degree and serves as a Christian education director, doing a variety of children’s mission work around the world, primarily through Youth With a Mission (YWAM). A former fifth grade teacher, she lives in Arlington, Washington.

Class of 1988
Reunion: Saturday, February 1, 6:00 p.m. Complimentary refreshments. Student Lounge, Hill Hall. R.S.V.P. to the Alumni Center at 206/281-ALUM.

JODI RESZCZYNSKI ANDREWS is now a CART (Computer Assisted Realtime Translation) reporter working with hearing-impaired students at SPU and other area colleges. In 1997, she married Scott Andrews, a director with the YMCA’s Camp Orkila. The couple live with their two dogs aboard a 47-foot wooden sailboat next to Seattle’s Ballard Locks. They enjoy sailing, traveling, biking, reading, time with friends and working on their boat.

LYNN BARRETT ANSELMI is a stay-at-home mother to her three children. She also works as a freelance graphic designer through her business, L.A. Design. Lynn’s husband, CARL ANSELMI ’86, is a lab technician for Microsoft. They have been married for 13 years and live in Kirkland, Washington.

MEGAN FARIS EVANS lived in Paris, France, for a year; worked for Nintendo of America for six years; worked for the City of Auburn, Washington, for three years; and is now employed by Green River Community College (GRCC) in Auburn. At GRCC, she is the resource development coordinator for the Foundation Office. Megan and her husband, Greg, live in Auburn, next door to BRIAN WICK ’89 and MELISSA FARIS WICK ’90. “We are currently in the process of adopting!” writes Megan. “Stay tuned for a Footnote on our future child!”

and DEBBIE SCHOON GUNST live in Eagle, Idaho, with their 3-year-old son. John is manager of packaging systems for Blue Chip Engineering, and Debbie is a stay-at-home mother.

JULI GRONHOVD HYNDEN is a former second and third grade teacher in the Northshore (Washington) School District. She now stays at home with her two young children. Husband STEVE HYNDEN ’87 is a junior high school counselor in the Lake Washington School District. The family attends University Presbyterian Church in Seattle, and resides in Bothell.

MARK LEE and his wife, Julie, had their first child, a daughter, in April 2002. The Lees live in Issaquah, Washington.

PATRICK MCBURNEY lives in Richland, Washington, with his wife, Julie, and 14-month-old son, George. Patrick writes, “George is the joy of our lives.”

CATHERINE NELSON taught second through sixth grades for 14 years. She received her bachelor’s degree at SPU and a master’s degree at City University. In 2002–2003, Catherine is a TOSA (Teacher On Special Assignment), doing teacher support, grant-writing, professional development and other duties. She is also working to complete her administrator’s certification. Catherine lives in Waterville, Washington.

SUSAN SCHLEMEIER RIETVELD and her husband, Timothy, welcomed a “surprise” baby daughter this past November. She joined a brother and sister who, writes Susan, “eagerly prayed in secret for a sibling.” The Rietvelds live in Bellevue, Washington.

CINDY JOHNSON WEST taught high school social studies for several years. She now stays at home in Seattle with her and husband Hugh’s 4-year-old twin daughters. Cindy is also working on a master’s degree in public affairs at the University of Washington.

TRISHA BANKE WREN lives with her husband, Brian, and their toddler daughter in Port Orchard, Washington.
Williams ’88 Manages Patient Health Care Through Compassion
Managed health care means something a little different to Paul Williams ’88. He and his father, David Williams ’60, run a family medical practice in Lewis County, one of the poorest regions in Washington state. They “manage” patient health through attention and compassion. “We spend time with these people and try to help them physically and spiritually,” Paul explains. “God didn’t call me to make money, but to serve.”

He learned that from his dad, a medical missionary who practiced in Taiwan, where Paul was born. Growing up, he went on rounds with his father, watched surgeries and witnessed the saving of lives. When Paul was 10, the family returned home to Centralia, Washington, so that his mother could recover from hepatitis. But his future path was clear. Paul enrolled at SPU, attended medical school and served nine years in the Air Force Medical Corps — where he met an Air Force nurse, Theresa, now his wife of eight years.

Returning to Centralia a few years ago, Paul joined his father’s medical practice. “I highly respect him,” Paul says. “He’s a profound and dedicated Christian, a compassionate man. I’m still learning from him. Where else would I want to be?”

Paul’s dreams now include helping local single parents attend college and change their families’ lives for the better. “People in poverty don’t get a chance to dream big,” he says.

With a busy practice and three boys under 5, Paul won’t make the 2003 reunion, but he remembers his former premed classmates fondly. “We all had high hopes, and I hope they still retain that idealism. Medicine is one of the best ways to be a minister.”

Class of 1993
Reunion: Saturday, February 1, 10:30 a.m. Complimentary continental brunch. Student Lounge, Emerson Hall. R.S.V.P. to the Alumni Center at 206/281-ALUM.

TRACI MILLS BAKER is a stay-at-home mother, raising three children with her husband of nine years, Leonardo. The Bakers live in Bellevue, Washington.

ANNE BALL is the state director of Concerned Women for America of Washington, based in Bellevue, Washington.

CLAUDINE BURGOS is working on her master’s degree in education at Heritage College in Seattle. She plans to finish this summer and begin student teaching in September 2003. Claudine lives in Edmonds, Washington.

JILL TAMAYO DEBOER is a stay-at-home mother with one son. Her husband, ROGER DEBOER ’87, is director of public relations and head boys basketball coach at Seattle Christian Schools in SeaTac, Washington. They live in Seattle.

KELLY DONYES makes her home in Bothell, Washington. She continued her passion for gymnastics after leaving SPU. “I own and operate GYMagine Gymnastics in Mukilteo, Washington, with an 800-student class base and 30 part-time staff members,” she writes. “Thanks to Dr. Tripps, Dr. Weathers, Dr. Hill and Dr. Moore for their guidance.”

TAMI ANDERSON ENGLEHORN and her husband, JEFF ENGLEHORN ’89, had a son in May 2002. The family lives in Seattle, where Tami works in SPU’s Office of Campus Ministries and as a private marriage and family therapist.

CHRISTY HOUSER HANSON and her husband, LARRY HANSON ’91, live in Bellevue, Washington, and attend Seattle’s First Free Methodist Church, where they assist with the music program. Larry is a contract employee at Microsoft, and Christy stays home to take care of their son and daughter.

ANNE KING HELMICH and her husband, Bo, have two young children. Bo is the pastor of a small church in Aspen, Colorado, where the family makes their home. BRIAN HOPE works at Highlands Community Church in Renton, Washington, as the college/young adults pastor. His wife, ELISA MCARTHUR HOPE ’92, is an individual and family counselor. The Hopes live in Kent, Washington, and have three children.

DARCIE BERNARD JAMIESON teaches fourth grade. Her husband, Jeff, is also a teacher, as well as football coach. They are the parents of four, and Darcie writes, “Our spare time is filled with projects around the house and family outings!” The Jamieson family lives in Yakima, Washington.

DARIN JENSEN lives in Renton, Washington, and is a tax attorney for Deloitte and Touche in their Seattle office. His wife, SHANNON SCHMOLLINGER JENSEN ’94, was a third grade teacher in the Issaquah (Washington) School District for seven years, but is taking time off from teaching to care for their infant daughter.

WENDY MARSHALL JOHNSON stays at home in Spokane, Washington, to care for her three young daughters. Her husband, SHANE JOHNSON ’92, is the director of system integration at World Wide Packets.

HEATHER MCCAHAN LARUE works part-time as a physical therapist at Allenmore Hospital in Tacoma, Washington. Her husband, SCOTT LARUE ’87, is a fourth and fifth grade teacher at Shaw Road Elementary School in Puyallup, Washington. They have three children and make their home in Spanaway, Washington.

MATTHEW MACPHERSON has worked at AT&T Wireless for the past eight years and is now a project manager. He and his wife, KRISTEN KONSMO MACPHERSON ’95, live with their daughter in Boise, Idaho.

SHARI MANN was named Teacher of the Year for the Renton (Washington) School District in 2001- 2002. She lives in Seattle.

MARISA MCHENRY is a Wycliffe Bible translator in Uiaku, a Maisin village in Papua New Guinea. DEBRA BRUCE MILLER worked for eight years as a financial accountant. A resident of Tacoma, Washington, she is now a stay-at-home mother to her and husband Charles’ young son.

KATHI MYERS serves with the U.S. Air Force at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona. She is currently preparing to relocate to Pope Air Force Base in North Carolina, where she will work as a flight nurse. Kathi and Gretel, her German short-haired pointer, enjoy running and the great outdoors.

MICHELLE MILLER POWELL writes, “I enjoy staying home with our two kids … and serving our church.” Her husband, Bryan, works for Nokia as an interactive design manager. When not at home in Simi Valley, California, the family enjoys camping and skiing.

JENNIFER EDGBERT READ is a stay-at-home mother to two young children. Her husband, Jon, teaches math at Mason City High School in Mason City, Iowa. She writes, “We moved from Colorado to Iowa in July 2001 and are blessed to live near family.”

GINA SYRE SHORT works for Brooks Sports Inc. as marketing promotions manager. She and husband Patrick live in Mukilteo, Washington.

KEITH WOOLLEY and MICHELLE MOUNT WOOLLEY live in Auburn, Washington. Michelle worked as a senior manager for KPMG for seven years before staying home to take care of their son. Keith worked for Parsons Brinkerhoff for eight years, then moved to a position as transportation engineer for the City of Renton, Washington. The couple attends Grace Community Church in Renton.

Class of 1998
Reunion: Saturday, February 1, 6:00 p.m. Complimentary refreshments. Fireside Room, Student Union Building. R.S.V.P. to the Alumni Center at 206/281-ALUM.

SARAH CARPENTER graduated from the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, in May 2002. She plans to enter the U.S. Air Force as a Judge Advocate General in the fall of 2003. Sarah resides in Lake Oswego, Oregon.

J. OLEN CHIDDIX writes that he and his wife, ANITA MEERDINK CHIDDIX ’96, have been living as “nomads” since their May 2001 marriage. Residents of Seattle, they are house-sitting for eight months a year and then moving into an apartment for the other four months. “We hope to buy a home in the spring of 2003,” adds Olen. He is employed at Spinal Dynamics, a medical device company, and Anita works at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

LISA MALMIN COOPER began her medical residency training in San Antonio, Texas, where her husband, MATT COOPER ’99, is an officer in the U.S. Air Force. After her first year is complete, she will finish her training at Boston University in emergency medicine while Matt attends law school at Harvard University. The Coopers currently live in San Antonio.

STEPHEN PAUL CROSTON is a writer and an artist. Making his home in Seattle, he paints Northwest scenes. He is also enrolled in the master’s program at Antioch University in Seattle, studying whole systems design.

JULIE PERA DALZELL works as a legal assistant for Callaway Golf, a manufacturer of golfing equipment. Her husband, Ryan, is a flight instructor at Pinnacle Aviation in Carlsbad, California. The couple lives in Encinitas, California.

GWEN PLAGERMAN JOHNSTONteaches eighth grade math and science in the Nooksack Valley (Washington) School District. She and her husband, Mike, have a baby daughter and reside in Lynden, Washington.

NANCY LAPP is a security guard in Portland, Oregon. She lives in Hillsboro, Oregon.

GRETCHEN FRANK MILES is a stay-at-home mother of four. Her husband, JASON MILES ’00, works as a software engineer. They live in SeaTac, Washington.

CHRISTINE MOULTON lives in Woodinville, Washington. She works as a registered nurse in the Emergency Room Department of Overlake Hospital in Bellevue, Washington. “Every day is different and challenging,” she writes.

KAREN NEISWENDER writes, “I’ve been working with Food for the Hungry International in Guatemala since 2000.”

BRONWEN O’NEILL is employed at Providence Everett Medical Center in Everett, Washington, where she does expert witness work as a legal nurse consultant. She and her husband, Craig, have three children and live in Everett.

MICHELLE QUINN lives in Kent, Washington, where she teaches math at Kentridge High School. She writes, “I have spent time doing missions work in Santiago del Estero, Argentina, and continue to look forward to opportunities to serve the Lord abroad.”

SONJA VANDER POL RINGSRUD and PAUL RINGSRUD live on Whidbey Island, Washington. Sonja is a school psychologist in the Mukilteo School District. They both lead Young Life at South Whidbey High School.

CARRIE RODE is a missionary with African Inland Mission in Kenya. In her first year, she served as “dorm mom” to 15 ninth grade girls and taught first grade. This year, she continues as dorm mom and teaches high school Spanish.

TAMARA BACK SELLERS works as a paralegal at Microsoft, where she focuses on anticounterfeiting enforcement. She has two sons and lives in Kirkland, Washington.

MARC SKIPPER works as a fireflighter/ paramedic for Portland Fire and Rescue in Portland, Oregon. He lives in Keizer, Oregon, with his wife, JENNIFER SIDES SKIPPER ’97, and their young daughter.

writes that she’s “currently working in ‘cubicle world,’ not using my degree! I live happily in Lynnwood (Washington) with my husband of six years, Jim, and our three cats …”

ROD YOUNG earned a master’s degree in counseling from Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. He currently lives in Seattle and does social work with foster children.

Smith ’98 Mixes Work at Nike, Marathons and a Police Beat Ryan Smith
He comes from a long line of cops — father, grandfather, greatgrandfather. Even his mother, Miriam Trout Lissy ’69, spent time wearing a badge.

But Ryan T. Smith ’98 chose a different career at the company famous for its “swoosh” — Nike. “Through sports, you can inspire, and I think Nike is ultimately about that,” says Ryan, now assistant footwear manager for the Asia Pacific region. He won the job after spending two summer internships at the company while attending SPU.

“My first job at Nike was as a testing coordinator,” he recalls. That meant searching for runners to use the shoes. (No slackers need apply: At least 30 miles a week is required.) “The best part was going to the Boston Marathon to test shoes,” he laughs.

He enjoys his career, but the police gene is hardly recessive. Ryan, a former Associated Students of Seattle Pacific president, volunteers as a police officer in Beaverton, Oregon, where he lives with his wife, Kimberly. Although the Nike job means lots of travel in Asia, he still manages up to 30 hours a month on night patrols in Beaverton. “Police work is a family tradition, but it’s also fun and, I think, admirable,” he says.

Ryan also just signed on for three more years with the Army National Guard, which might land him in the Persian Gulf. “It’s possible, but I want to do this. It’s my passion,” he explains.

As chair of the Class of 1998 reunion planning committee, he says he hopes to catch up with many of his former classmates in February.


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