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Class Notes

1932, 1933, 1936, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1947, 1949, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1958,
1959, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1976,
1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990,
1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, Memoriam

Hulda (Simonson) Jessen died on April 10. She attended PLC Normal School from 1932-34 and returned to PLC in 1960. She married Peter Jessen in 1935 and they had six children. Hulda was an elementary school teacher and retired in 1969. She is survived by three sons, Richard, Ed and John; and three daughters, Alice, Irene and Ruth; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Her husband preceded her in death.

Nordis (Arneson) Torvend died on March 17. She was a teacher in Seattle and Maplewood and also a homemaker. She worked briefly for the central branch of the Multnomah County Library and for the Oregon Employment Service before retiring. In 1941 she married Palmer Torvend and they had two children, Judy and Paul. Nordis is survived by her two children. Palmer died in 1997.

Edward Nathaniel Svinth died on Jan. 31, of heart failure. After graduation from PLC, Ed continued his education at Washington State University, and graduated in 1942 with a degree in agricultural science education. He married Nita Cole in 1941. He taught agriculture at Kelso High School in 1944, moving to Chehalis High School in 1948 where he retired in 1976. He was particularly proud of his years at PLU and two children, Nita Marie (Svinth '65) Maas and Thomas Svinth '90. In retirement, Ed served in lay ministry and mission service in India, Africa and Denmark. At Ed's funeral in Aberdeen, Wash., family and friends celebrating his life found him dressed in his PLC letterman's sweater. His daughter said that Ed especially treasured his football moniker at PLC as "Iron Man" Svinth, a testimony to his vigor while playing right tackle on the team.

Carl Faulk died on June 8. He was a teacher in Yelm for many years and worked for the PLU Bookstore and the cities of Milton and Sumner. He was a lifelong member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church and served the community in many ways including as a Daffodilian for 31 years, honorary Grand Marshall of the Daffodil Parade and on the advisory board for Pierce County Aging and Long Term Care. He is survived by his wife, Margaret; two sons, Bruce and John; and two grandchildren.

Marjorie (Delin) Fallstrom died on May 16. After PLU, Marjorie married Charles Fallstrom '39, and they resided in Issaquah until 1994 where she taught fifth grade and was a founding member of the Clark Elementary School PTSA. They had two children, David and Carole. Marjorie was a volunteer with the Camp Fire Girls which earned her many awards including the Ernest Thompson Seton National Camp Fire Award in 1961. She volunteered with the Seattle-King County chapter of the American Red Cross for more than 20 years and earned the Retired Senior Volunteer Program award in 1988. She also served on many committees with United Way and was a founding member of St. Andrew's Lutheran Church in Bellevue. Marjorie is survived by her two children and five grandchildren. Her husband preceded her in death.

Harry Lang retired from the Clover Park School District after 52 years of service, the final year as president of the school board.

Dorothy (Rasmussen) Sandvig died on June 28. She was born in Ansirabe, Madagascar, and raised in St. Paul, Minn. After PLU she completed nurses training at Swedish Hospital in Seattle and married her husband, Edwin, in 1948. Dorothy worked as a registered nurse for several years before moving to Portland in 1977 where she and Edwin founded Luke-Dorf Inc. Luke-Dorf is a residential facility for young adults with serious mental illness. Dorothy managed the facility until her retirement in 1990. She is survived by her husband; sons, Stephen, Peter and Timothy; daughters, Heidi and Kari; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

In June, Wilbert Ericson traveled to Japan to join in the celebration of the 80th anniversary of the social welfare work of the Japan Lutheran Church. He was a missionary in Japan for 35 years, which included 2 years as the director of Powlas Nursing Home in Kumamoto.

Chauncey and Nellie (Risa '46) Christofferson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 5 in Marysville, Wash. They met and were married while Chauncey was a student at PLC. Many friends and alumni of PLU attended the open house that was hosted by their son, Mark '84.

Phil Vorvick '52 died on Feb. 20, 1998. His wife, Bonnie, introduced a videotaped series of interviews with Phil as he was in the last months of dying from cancer, at the fifth annual Health Ministry Workshop in Sequim, Wash., on March 13.

Jim Jaeger retired last year after 38 years of chaplaincy and parish ministry in the ELCA. He retired as a full colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves after having been recalled during Desert Storm. Jim and his wife, Connie (Hanson '55), live in Federal Way, Wash.

Paul Running died in December. He married Marilyn Loucks in 1957. Paul attended Luther Theological Seminary in St. Paul, Minn., was ordained in 1958 and served at First Lutheran Church of Manitowoc, Wis., from 1960 to 1962. In 1962 he re-enlisted in the military and served with the 1st Marine Division at Camp Pendleton. He was one of the first chaplains ashore with infantry units in Vietnam. His military awards included the National Defense Medal before retiring with 30 years of service in 1984. Paul is survived by his wife, four children and six grandchildren.

Otto and Barbara (Johansen) Tollefson spent June and July in Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia with East European Missions Network. They conducted marriage and family seminars, evangelism workshops and English Bible camps.

David Wold, Bishop of the SW Washington Synod, recently participated in a Habitat for Humanity project with six congregations from the Olympia area. The entire staff of the synod office turned out to lend a hand.

Lori Steen recently participated in a Habitat for Humanity project with six congregations from the Olympia area. Lori attends Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Olympia.

Al Dungan is a part-time counselor in the drug and alcohol program at the Allentown Rescue Mission in Allentown, Pa. This is a state-licensed drug and alcohol, in-patient, long-term care program that helps men who are trying to get back on its feet and become responsible members of society. Al is impressed with the Christian emphasis at the mission and adds, "They really live what they preach and it's extremely well-run."

Hildred (Hansen) Dungan Hildred (Hansen) Dungan's Lutheran Brotherhood Agency in Allentown, Pa., was named the 1998 Agency of the Year. H.L. Dungan and Associates was selected to receive the award based on its exceptional agency growth, agency culture, fraternal outreach effectiveness, quality service to members, and the personal development and performance of all agency representatives. Hildred was inducted into the organization's Hall of Fame in the spring as the recipient of the award. The Hall of Fame is the highest honor that Lutheran Brotherhood pays to members of its sales force. Hildred received a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Muhlenberg College in May 1998.

Richard Peterson and Muriel Swenson '73 recently developed a new ELCA congregation, Abundant Life Lutheran Church, in McDonough, Ga. In May, they moved to Hot Springs Village, Ark., where Muriel is developing a new congregation, Community of Joy Lutheran Church, and Richard is associate pastor of Christ Lutheran Church.

Annette (Foege) Stixrud, director of Northwest Parish Nurse Ministries in Portland, Ore., led sessions about "The Art of Wellness," at the fifth annual Health Ministry Workshop on March 13 in Sequim, Wash.

Anna Israelson died on April 16. Anna was born on Jan. 30, 1907, in Franklin, Minn. She graduated from Northern State Teachers College in Marquette, Mich., in 1929. She taught in Michigan before her marriage in 1938 to Silas Israelson. They moved to Randle, Wash., in 1947. Anna taught second and fourth grade in Randle before retiring in 1971. While teaching, she returned to school and earned a bachelor of education degree from PLU in 1961. After her husband died in 1972, she moved to Seattle to live with her daughter, Cynthia Matson. She is survived by her daughter, grandson, Jon Matson '88; granddaughter, Liisa Peterson '93 grandson-in-law, Jon Peterson '94; and great- grandson, Shane Peterson.

Dong Kim owns Continental Sales Co. of Santa Cruz, Calif. It is one of the top optical labs in the country. After PLU, he joined Continental as an investor with three others in 1967. Eventually Dong quit his job and took over ownership of Continental. With a sample case of frames, he set out in his Volkswagen Beetle and began selling eyeglass frames. He traveled 80,000 miles that year going from one doctor's office to another. The company now employs 300 people, has five optical labs and customers in 31 countries.

Inabelle June (Larson) Otwell and her husband, Wilbur, participated in a church mission project in the Philippines in November. In April, they traveled to Italy on an art tour with Edgemont Junior High School in Puyallup.

Ret. Lt. Col. Donald Stegmann died in April at the age of 84. He retired from the U.S. Army in 1962 after 21 years of service. He enlisted as a private after the Pearl Harbor attack in World War II. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in 1943 and served in combat with the Third Infantry Division during WWII in France, Germany and Austria; at the Japan Logistical Center during the Korean War; at the United Nations in Palestine in 1949; and on general staff at Fort Lewis, Wash. He was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart, and many other decorations and service awards. After Donald's service in the Army, he earned degrees in business administration and education from PLU and taught in Olympia for 10 years, before retiring in 1975. He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Donald is survived by his wife, Helene, and a sister, Gloria. His parents, a brother and a sister preceded him in death.

Mary Jane Isensee Mary Jane Isensee, retired administrative director of the Oregon Institute of Technology Student Health Services, received administrator emeritus status from OIT in June. She worked at OIT for 14 years and was recognized for setting campus health services standards. She implemented seminars and wellness clinics, coordinated response to health-related campus emergencies and prepared and distributed educational literature. Before OIT, she worked as a school nurse, a staff and head hospital nurse and a public health nurse.

Robert Sanders' daughter, Summer, 1992 Olympic gold medallist, has written a book titled, "Champions Are Raised Not Born How my parents made me a success." She is also the co-host of "NBA's Inside Stuff" and host of Nickelodeon's "Figure It Out."

Brent Olsen's daughter, Sanna Liv '99, graduated from PLU in May, with a bachelor of arts degree in sociology. Brent is a public information officer for the Washington State Department of Transportation.

Bill and Carolyn (Malde '66) Kees live in Park Ridge, Ill. Carolyn was certified as a spiritual director in 1998 and works as a parish nurse. Bill is the director of ELCA Youth Gathering and is currently focused on the ELCA Gathering June 28-July 2 and July 5-9, 2000, in St. Louis.

Connie Kravas was named Major Gift Laureate by the Institute for Charitable Giving in March. The award was given for her lifetime achievement in the field. She accepted the honor in Kansas City. Connie has started a new position as vice chancellor for university advancement at the University of California, Riverside, where she oversees development, alumni relations, communications, legislative relations, new initiatives and economic development.

Jack Kintner was featured in the May 10 edition of People magazine. He is a Lutheran pastor and for 14 years he has flown his own plane around the San Juan Islands ministering to Lutheran congregations on Orcas, Lopez, and San Juan Islands, about 90 miles north of Seattle. He also transports elderly parishioners to medical appointments in mainland Bellingham, Wash., site of the closest hospital. The church is planning to transfer him soon to a parish in British Columbia, where he won't need to fly. Before the San Juan Islands, he was a pastor at Western Washington University in Bellingham.

Lynne Nelson Cleland died on April 18. Lynne earned a master's degree and Ph.D. from the University of Washington. She was an educational psychologist at ABCD Associates and a member of Seattle Tashkent Sister City committee. She was also a citizen-diplomat for Earthstewards Network, visiting Russia several times. She is survived by her husband, Bob Cleland; her mother and a sister; and Bob's son and daughter.

Miriam Kirkwood and her husband, Don, have been volunteering at Washington tate parks, most recently, Fort Canby State Park. They lead tours of North Head Lighthouse but they have also painted restrooms, cleaned up garbage, and worked at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center. Besides their state park involvement, they have also helped their church organization convert a large storage building in Oakland, Calif., into low- income housing, painted a child-care home in New Orleans, and helped to build a home in Florida for a woman whose mobile home was riddled with holes in the floor and roof, and had no running water.

Jim Girvan was named a 1999 Master Teacher at Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho. He was one of five professors at the university chosen for this award, the oldest of the three outstanding faculty awards given each spring at ISU. Master Teachers are chosen for their teaching expertise and are nominated by students, alumni and colleagues. Jim is the chair of ISU's department of health and nutrition sciences. He has been at ISU since 1986. He has a bachelor of science degree in chemistry, bachelor of arts degree in art and master of arts degree in science education from PLU. He has a doctorate in health education from the University of Oregon and a master's degree in public health from the University of Washington in health services/community health.

Judy (Read) Jeffery received the 1999 British Petroleum Company Teacher of Excellence Award. She previously received the 1997 Presidential Award for teaching excellence in secondary mathematics, sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Judy teaches math for gifted students at Goldenview Middle School in Anchorage.

Jeanne Landdeck-Sisco is the executive director of Casa de los Ninos Crisis Care Center for children in Tucson, Ariz. In December she received an honorary doctor of humanities degree from International Seminary in Plymouth, Fla. Accompanying the degree was a letter of congratulations from Daniel J. Tyler, president of International Seminary, which included these comments: "As executive director of Casa de los Ninos since 1987, you have exemplified the kind of spiritual leadership needed in today's world." Jeanne holds a master of social work degree from the University of Washington.

Stephen Johnston died on April 11. He served four years in the Navy before attending PLU. He began his career at the Pierce County Juvenile Court in 1970 and served as the administrator for 17 years, remaining an advocate for youth. He enjoyed being with his family, camping, golfing, fishing and bird hunting with friends. He also had a passion for classical music and history. Stephen is survived by his wife, Betty '69; sons, Chris and Brian; and mother, Jessie.

Linda Jensen died on Dec. 3. She had lived in Sacramento since 1986 and was an accounting supervisor at Rayley's/Bel Air Foods. She is survived by her daughter, Erika; her parents, Clarence and Thelma Jensen; and a sister, Pam Jensen.

Steve Mangelsen continues as executive vice president and chief financial officer at Raytek Corporation in Santa Cruz, Calif. The corporation has expanded into eight countries over the past six years with the most successful being in China, where it has four offices including manufacturing. The company is headquartered in Santa Cruz with an additional manufacturing facility in Berlin.

Steven Wall Steven Wall was named district president and Puyallup campus president by the Pierce College Board of Trustees in June. He has held leadership posts at the college for more than 15 years and most recently was executive dean of the Puyallup campus. He began at the college in 1978 as associate dean for student development.

Joseph Feth was named chief executive officer by the Provena Health board of directors effective July 1. Provena Health has 11,000 employees and is part of the nonprofit Catholic healthcare system. The integrated health care delivery network includes seven hospitals, 13 long-term and residential facilities and more than 40 clinics in Illinois and Indiana. Joseph is also a diplomat in the American College of Healthcare Executives and a past board member of the Illinois State Chamber of Commerce. He was previously the president and chief operating officer at Provena.

Karl Nelson has assumed responsibilities as director of research for Aultman Health Foundation in Canton, Ohio. Aultman Hospital has been recognized by William Mercer, Inc., and HCIA as one of the top 100 hospitals in the United States.

Alma Schamber Shea is building a new home on Anderson Island, Wash. She retired from the IRS in February 1995 and is currently waging her second breast cancer battle in the last four years.

Daniel Tutt and Diane Gormley Tutt '74 announce the graduation of their daughter, 2nd Lt. Danielle M. Tutt, on June 2 from the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.

Claudia (Barnes) Pierson earned a master of science degree in education from Western Oregon University, Fairbanks, Alaska campus, in August. She is a first-grade teacher at Joy Elementary School in Fairbanks.

Dana Walk died on July 24 after a five-year battle with breast cancer. Dana was an instructor at the University of Idaho. She earned her master's degree in English as a Second Language from UI in 1991 where she was pursuing her doctorate degree in teacher education. She also served as organist and choir director at Grace Lutheran and Trinity Lutheran churches in Lewiston. She is survived by her daughter, Libby; mother; and two brothers.

Kristine (Rebholz) Uhlman Kristine (Rebholz) Uhlman is writing a publication for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that will provide guidance to parents who find themselves at risk of abduction or the victim of an abduction. Her son, Hani, who was kidnapped with his sister at the age of 2, was returned to Kristine at the age of 19.

Gene Sharratt was selected by Washington State University president Samuel Smith as an example of the successful mentor-student relationship that exists at WSU. He was honored at the 103rd commencement on May 8 at WSU. His career in education spans 24 years, including the last eight as superintendent of the North Central Educational Service District in Wenatchee. He and his team of colleagues work with 29 school districts and serve more than 40,000 students.

Peg Zander is the coordinator at the Harold Oliver Community School for Portland Parks and Recreation in Portland, Ore. On July 1, she assumed the duties of president- elect for the Oregon Community Education Association.

David Johnson celebrates 17 years at Cal Poly Pomona in October. He is currently in judicial affairs, his 12th job assignment, and deals with all areas of student conduct. He also enjoys serving as the 1974 PLU Class Representative and encourages all Lutes from the class of '74 to send him their email addresses to join the class listserve at dejohnson@csupomona.edu or luteman74@hotmail.com

Adrian Kalil returned from the Games in Amsterdam in August 1998 with three bronze medals in swimming. Two of the medals were for individual events, and one was for a relay, that came in third by 1/100 of a second. He was one of 1,130 swimmers from 35 countries. Adrian lives in Oregon and swims for San Diego. He is in his 19th year as a nurse-anesthetist for Kaiser Health Plan of Oregon and lives in a house he built about 20 miles from Portland. This year he will act as interim medical director for the Portland Marathon and although retired from triathlon competition, he still happily devotes his time as a finish-line medical volunteer at Ironman events around the world including Germany, Canada and Hawaii. kalilad@kpnw.org

Robert Hulshouser was confirmed as an officer on the international board of directors of the American Society for Industrial Security. He was presenter and guest at the fifth anniversary celebration of the Estonian Security Association in Tallinn.

Debra Miles is in the bachelor of science in nursing, residency program at Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland, Wash.

Jon Lackey is active in the Washington, D.C., area as a concert artist. He also heads an artist management company, Black Tie Arts Management, and a record company, Water's Edge Records. www.erols.com/btam or www.watersedgerecords.com

Doug Ely accepted a position as sales manager for Manna Freight System, based in Minneapolis. He will be opening a new sales service center at the Los Angeles International Airport.

Matthew Mattila is a lecturer at Eastern Washington University in the School of Social Work. He also directs a child welfare training program for the Idaho Bureau of Family and Children's Services. Matt lives in Hayden, Idaho, with his wife, Rebecca; daughter, Ellen; and son, Mason. mmattila@nidlink.com

Bruce Neswick was inducted into the 1999 Pasco High School Hall of Fame for his work as an organist. After PLU, Bruce studied at Yale University, has won international awards for organ improvisation, is a fellow of the American Guild of Organists and has studied, performed and taught in Europe. He is currently assistant organist and choirmaster at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., and head choirmaster at the National Cathedral School for Girls and St. Alban's School for Boys. School and city officials hope that future graduates will see the inductees as role models. Nominations for this honor are received from the Pasco High School leadership class, faculty members and community members.

Roger Reed accepted a new position as a research technician in the institutional research office at California State University, Dominguez Hills.

Jill (Himlie) Barnard is a new board member for the Olde Towne Shelton Association. She and her husband, Scott, are restoring an old building that will become home to their 1912 Investment Company when it is completed.

Jon Overvold is the new director of pastoral care at Florence Nightingale Health Center in Manhattan, which is part of The Health-Care Chaplaincy in New York City. He had been the director of pastoral care at Franklin Hospital Medical Center on Long Island, N.Y., since 1994.

Becky (Hucko) Fontaine was the recent recipient of the Voice for Children Award by the Washington State Children's Alliance, for her advocacy for children's issues. She is executive director of First Place for Children, a therapeutic day care center with five sites in Tacoma, including one on East Campus at PLU.

Deyonne Lehman and her husband of 16 years, Ted, built their modest dream home on 23 acres west of Yakima, Wash., three years ago. Deyonne has been at Yakima Memorial Hospital for 19 years and is currently the senior computer analyst. Ted has been an extrusion operator for 16 years. Fourteen-year-old Brianna and 12-year-old Kyle are the joy of their lives and keep them on the run with their many sports and activities.

Mary Ann (Faunce) Nielson '80, '87 and Clyde Simmons were married on June 5 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Mary Ann retired in June from school administration. She was also a teacher for 19 years, which included teaching at PLU in the School of Education and the School of the Arts. Most recently she was the principal at Lutacaga Elementary School in Othello, Wash. The highlight of Mary Ann's last year of teaching was Washington Gov. Gary Locke's visit to Lutacaga. In retirement she will be doing contract work with colleges and school districts. Clyde is an orchardist and wheat farmer. They will make their home in Wenatchee, Wash.

Joye Redfield is a public information manager for the Washington State Department of Ecology after working 10 years at the Yakima Herald-Republic.

John Swanson, a Navy lieutenant commander, recently completed a six-month deployment to the Western Pacific and Indian oceans and Arabian Gulf, while assigned to the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit aboard the ships of the U.S.S. Boxer Amphibious Ready Group. He was also involved in multiple community relations projects during port visits in Australia, Hawaii, Hong Kong, Kenya, Singapore and Thailand.

Jenna Lynn Muller Craig Muller and his wife, Janet, announce the birth of Jenna Lynn on March 2. She joins 5-year-old Erica.

In May, Mark Pederson performed as a tenor soloist with the Glacier Orchestra and Chorale in Whitefish and Kalispell, Mont. The season finale featured the music of Mozart's "Requiem in D Minor" and 20th-century composer Alan Hovhannes.

David Perry was appointed director of ethics programs at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, Santa Clara University in California. Previously he taught ethics at Seattle University from 1993 to 1999.

Jan Ellertson and her partner, Diane, announce the birth of Kendra Bessmarie on May 3. Jan is a police officer with the city of Portland, Ore.

Karin Rose and Daniel Bly were married July 10 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Marysville, Wash. Karin's nieces, 9-year-old Kiersten Sahlberg and 6-year-old Marja Ritchie, and nephew, 9-year-old Aidan Ritchie, all of whose parents are PLU alumni, provided special music. Karin is a teacher in the Monroe School District, and Daniel is a custody officer with the Snohomish County Department of Corrections.

Peter Schurch and Barbara Buhler were married May 21 in Zurich, Switzerland. Peter is controller at Kieser Training, and Barbara is a personnel manager.

Bill Trueit recently accepted a position at Cascade High School in Everett, Wash., as a sophomore English teacher and yearbook advisor. He is also a professor at City University in Seattle, teaching master's level computer technology to educators.

John and Carissa (Schuetze '87) Lewis announce the birth of Rachel Grace on Nov. 4, 19989. She joins 5-year-old Jonathan and 3-year-old Elizabeth. John is the director of Tacoma College Ministry, and Carissa is a stay-at-home mom.

Kevin Skogen is the pastor of Reformed Presbyterian Church on Lookout Mountain, Ga. He and his wife, Dana, have ministered there for the last six years. They enjoy living in Dixieland with their six children, 14-year-old Jacob, 12-year-old Caleb, 10-year-old Seth, 8-year-old Joey, 6-year-old Annie and 4-year-old Bonnie.

Karen Weathermon and Paul Smith were married Aug. 15, 1998, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Parkland. Karen completed a Ph.D. in English at Washington State University in May. She is the assistant editor of "Frontiers: A Journal of Women's Studies." Paul is on the music faculty at Washington State University.

Mariko Nishida is a manager for bids and proposals at Lucent Technologies Japan Ltd. She lives in Tokyo.

David Coltom, a district representative at Lutheran Brotherhood, has earned membership in the fraternal benefit society's prestigious President's Club. Only nine percent of representatives nationwide qualify for this club.

Ivan Gruhl and his wife, Kathleen, announce the birth of Ivan II, in March. He joins 6- year-old Marcus and 2-year-old twins, Jacqueline and John.

Kathleen Sanford was selected by Working Mother magazine and the Kellogg Company as Busiest Working Mother. Her family was also featured in the magazine in 1998 as a family that works together. Kathleen is the vice president of nursing and the administrator of the Silverdale campus for Harrison Memorial Hospital in Bremerton, Wash.

Bradley Tilden Bradley Tilden was named vice president/finance and chief financial officer of Alaska Airlines and Alaska Air Group by its board of trustees, effective Feb. 12. He is currently vice president/finance and controller. Bradley joined Alaska in 1991 and has since held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility in the finance department. Previously he worked for the public accounting firm of Price Waterhouse in the company's Melbourne, Australia, and Seattle offices. Besides a bachelor's degree in business administration from PLU, Bradley has a MBA from the University of Washington.

Ken McElroy is the president and CEO of McElroy Management in Fountain Hills, Ariz. His wife, Laura Melane, is a registered nurse. They have a 2-year-old son, Kyle.

Joe Breeze recently left his position as assistant sports editor of the Pierce County Herald newspaper. He will be pursuing his own motorsports magazine.

Marianne (Dubs) Clark and her husband, David, announce the birth of Alexandria on Feb. 27. She joins 2-year-old Victoria. They recently moved to Mississippi, where David is a plant manager for a printing company and Marianne is a stay-at-home mom.

Gary Dahl and his wife, Tineke, have moved to Silverdale, Wash., with their two children, 6-year-old Oliver and 2-year-old Solveig. Gary assumed a new position as vocal music teacher in the Central Kitsap School District. Both Gary and Tineke are members of the Bremerton Symphony, and Gary is chorusmaster for Kitsap Opera.

Arild Barrett and his wife, Lora, announce the birth of Amelia on June 10. She joins 5- year-old Benjamin and 2-year-old Nicholas. Arild is an aerospace engineer at McClellan Air Force Base.

Douglas Goodart earned a master of science degree in organizational business management from the University of LaVerne in Los Angeles. He is a lieutenant in the U.S. Naval Reserves and works as a supply officer.

Kristine (Kvale) Hoskins and her husband, Glenn, announce the birth of Sara Annika in April. She joins 2-year-old Samantha Kristine.

Robert Stone has been appointed vice president for financial planning and analysis at The Boeing Co. He was most recently assistant treasurer. His job will be to create "a company wide framework to set financial targets, measure progress and evaluate strategic alternatives."

Melissa Ibanez was recently promoted to director of financial aid at Syracuse University College of Law in Syracuse, N.Y. She was previously the associate director of financial aid.

Kristi Running Chiaravallotti and her husband, Joe, announce the birth of Nelson Paul on March 30. He joins 7-year-old Adrianne and 3-year-old Nathan. Kristi is a lieutenant commander in the Navy Reserves as a nurse corps officer. She is also a civilian nurse at Naval Medical Center San Diego. Joe is the executive officer, second in command, on board the U.S.S. Jarrett in San Diego. They host an Officer Christian Fellowship group in their home.

Chris Hinds has a new position as elementary principal in the Clover Park School District. She was previously the principal at Chautauqua Elementary in the Vashon Island School District.

Nora (Myhre) Woodward has a new position as competence manager at LM Ericsson Data AB in Stockholm, Sweden. She oversees 16 people working with application support, training, implementation support, and marketing in the area of product data management for Ericsson worldwide.

Nancy Wendland Feehrer and her husband, John, announce the birth of twins, Timothy Reid and Isabelle Ann on May 19. They join 3-year-old Derek and 1-year-old Nathan.

Major Jon Tigges assumed command at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls, Mont., on June 30. He was previously at Randolph Air Force Base in Texas.

Andrew James Kwekel Barbara (DenHoed) Kwekel and her husband, Tim, announce the birth of Andrew James on July 21, 1998. He joins 8-year-old Nicholas, 5-year-old Hannah, and 3-year-old Emily.

Ken Swanson and Suzanne Arter '92 were married May 29 at Kennewick First United Methodist Church in Kennewick, Wash. PLU alumni in the wedding party included bridesmaid Susan Swanson '92 and groomsmen Chris Swanson '84 and Paul Grigsby '86. Ken is a computer scientist at Battelle Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Wash., and Suzanne completed a bachelor of science degree in May. (see class of '92)

Scott and Kristin (Ball '88) Sears announce the birth of Josiah Stephen on Jan. 18. He joins 5-year-old Karissa and 3-year-old Jonathan. Scott is a youth pastor at Bethany Baptist Church in Puyallup, Wash.

Heather-Lynn Faith Kirk Renee-Michelle Charboneau Kirk and her husband, Barry, announce the birth of Heather-Lynn Faith, on June 30. She joins 15-year-old Daniel, 6-year-old Taylor, and 2- year-old Spencer.

Eric Anderson is assistant professor of molecular biology, biochemistry, and microbiology at the University of Maine. He earned his Ph.D. in genetics from Oregon State University in 1995 and was a postdoctoral fellow in the department of pathobiology at the University of Washington from 1995-98. Eric makes vaccines and gives exams when he's not freezing, remodeling, swatting blackflies, running from mosquitoes or eating lobster.

David and Nancy (Minetti '87) Ericksen announce the birth of Callie Marie on July 22. She joins Scott, Ryan and Jared.

Elke (Griessmeyer) Major and her husband, Michael, announce the birth of Annika Robin on July 6. She joins 3-year-old Joya Elisabeth and 18-month-old Alexander Michael. Elke is a homemaker and Pampered Chef consultant.

Laura (Robinson) Long and her husband, Mark, announce the birth of Timothy on July 29, 1998. Laura has taken a long hiatus from her graphic design business to be a stay-at- home mom.

Kevin and Elizabeth (Graham '86) Walczyk live in Monmouth, Ore., where Kevin is professor of music at Western Oregon State College, and Elizabeth has a piano studio with 40 students. Kevin's Incantations for Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Piano and MIDI Tape was presented by colleagues in the Lagerquist Concert Hall at PLU as part of a Northwest tour in February.

Linda Hagen-Smith, director of the Third North nursing unit at Good Samaritan Hospital, was named February's Samaritan of the Month.

Shawna McLaughlin is hosting "Around the Sound" on KSTW-TV in Tacoma. Topics have ranged from ballot measures to health and fitness. A show that first aired in March featured "ER" star Eriq La Salle, Lakers basketball player Kobe Bryant, and members of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Shelly Cano '98 is co-producer of the show. "Around the Sound" is expected to begin airing weekly in September.

Colleen Kelley Heyer and her husband, Karl, announce the birth of Maile (rhymes with smiley and is the name of the fragrant vine that grows in the mountains of Hawaii) on May 10. She joins 5-year-old Karl and 3-year-old Kelley.

John Shoup is in his second year as principal of Woodland High School in Woodland, Wash., and Debbie (Mortensen) Shoup is a pediatric home care registered nurse in Portland, Ore.

Eric Olson is the new head of Peace Health Medical Clinic in Mossyrock, Wash. He also works in the on-call rotation for family practitioners at Peace Health's central facility, St. John Medical Center in Longview, Wash. He looks forward to spending more time with his wife, Kimberly (Wilson '89), their 4-year-old son, Joshua, and 10-month-old twins, Matthew and Katrina. Before Peace Health, he was one of only two physicians doing obstetrics in Quincy, Wash. His three-year internship at Swedish Hospital and Medical Center in Seattle included a rotation in the emergency and trauma center at Harborview Medical Center.

Charles Bryan Colson started a new job as travel manager at Nextlink in Bellevue, Wash., on March 29.

Patrick and Jenae (Boyd) Kirby announce the birth of Alea Kari on April 15.

Carol Cubbage and Ben LePage were married April 24 in Gandy's Beach, N.J. Carol is an associate scientist at SmithKline Beecham and Ben is a senior research scientist in the State Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences.

Kim McLean Fowler and her husband, Richard, announce the birth of Robert David on May 10. He joins 3-year-old Jim. Kim is a senior research engineer at Battelle's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Wash. She also works as an adjunct faculty member at Washington State University, Tri-Cities, teaching pollution prevention for the environmental science/engineering department.

Mary Anne Hatch and Donald Van Doornik were married July 11, 1998, at Summit Avenue Presbyterian Church in Bremerton, Wash. Mary Anne is a teacher and counselor in the South Kitsap School District and Donald is a fishery biologist.

Michelle (Clark) and Chris '89 Molyneux announce the birth of Sarah Alexandra, on May 3. She joins 3-year-old Katie. www.worldaccessnet.com/~cmolyneux

Allison Hoffman and Gary Nelson were married March 20. Sandi Vono '88 was the matron of honor. Allison is a teacher at Mountain View Elementary School and Gary is a teacher at Shelton High School.

Tim and Lisa (De Bell '89) Spangler announce the birth of Annelise Claire on Dec. 22. She joins 2-year-old Andrew Timothy. Tim is a store manager for REI, in Spokane, Wash.

Jackson Chase Oehling Judy (Slater) and Greg '91 Oehling announce the birth of Jackson Chase on Feb. 8. Greg is a superintendent in international shipping at Husky Terminal in Tacoma, and Judy is taking a break from TV news to enjoy her new baby.

Cheryl (Gadeken) Cuillier and her husband, David, announce the birth of Lauren on April 15. She joins 2-year-old Paul. Cheryl and David have moved to Everett, Wash., where David is an editor at the Everett Herald, and Cheryl is a full-time mom.

Kimberly Andrews and Michael Showalter were married Sept. 11, 1998, at First United Methodist Church in Olympia. Kimberly is employed by Gemini Corporation, and Michael is employed by Falls Terrance Restaurant.

Steven Wreggit has a new position as human factors engineer at Daimler Chrysler. He and his wife, Katrina (Neely '89), have moved to Portland, Ore.

Scott and Jennifer (Witter) Lerch announce the birth of Nicole on March 20. She joins 2-year-old Kyle.

Robert Ristow transferred from Columbus, Ohio, to Wilmington, Del., to work exclusively on Dupont Corporation projects.

Nate and Barb (Davis '90) Thoreson announce the birth of Kiana Leigh on Aug. 10. She joins 5-year-old Luke. They recently moved to Post Falls, Idaho, where Nate is a physical therapist with fellow Lute David Hillman '89. David started a large physical therapy and sports medicine outpatient clinic in Post Falls in 1995. He earned a master of science degree in physical therapy from the University of Puget Sound in 1992. Nate joined the clinic after earning a master of science degree in physical therapy from the University of the Pacific in 1998. David and his wife, Cathy (Renz '88,'91), have three sons, 5-year-old Michael, 3-year-old Matthew, and 1-year-old Zachary. Both families feel blessed to be together.

Fred Brader and his wife, Shayne, announce the birth of Davis Riley, on May 14. He joins 5-year-old Chase and 2-year-old twins, Cameron and Devan. Fred is general manager at Fiber Reclaim, Inc., in Spokane, Wash.

Jon Edmonds earned membership in Lutheran Brotherhood's Million-Dollar Round Table (MDRT). Membership is attained by meeting or exceeding the annual production requirement and becoming a member of the local life underwriters association. MDRT is an international, independent association of leading sales professionals in the life- insurance-based financial services business.

Lisle (Tonnesen) Slichko and her husband, Matthew, announce the birth of Lance Evan on June 4. Lisle is a staff nurse in the women and newborn center at Tacoma General Hospital.

Kristen Carter was promoted to account manager for major strategic accounts at GTE Corporation in June. She also received the 1998 GTE Circle of Success Silver Award National Recognition.

Susan (Andrews) Spengler and her husband, John, announce the birth of Grant William on March 2. Grant already loves camping in the Colorado mountains. Sue returned to teaching sixth grade on a half-time basis in September.

Doug Galloway has a new position as head boy's basketball coach at Kentwood High School. He was previously the head boy's basketball coach at White River High School for nine years with a record of 139-72.

Kelly (Barber) Lam and her husband, Danny, announce the birth of Tyler Loren on June 5. Kelly and Danny live in Hong Kong where Kelly is a stay-at-home mom, and Danny is the director of Censydiam Asia market research and consulting firm.

Jean (Larson) Knight and her husband, Jeff, announce the birth of Adam Larson, on March 3. He joins 3-year-old Michael. Jean is a substitute teacher in the Bethel School District.

Darice (Bales) McGrath is the new assistant principal at AG Black Hills West High School in Tumwater, Wash. Her husband, Rick, has a new position as teacher and coach at Tumwater High School. They have a new home on Scott Lake.

Ken Gibson is the visitor services manager and his wife, Aimee Collins, is a major gifts coordinator, both at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle.

Greg Carter was promoted to respiratory specialist at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. He works with several well-known physicians on research projects dealing with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome.

David Berg and his wife, Stephanie, announce the birth of Nicholas on March 17. David is a senior writer and producer at the Cartoon Network in Atlanta, Ga., and Stephanie is a graphics producer at TBS Superstation.

Arthur Martinez has worked for Microsoft for six years. In April he was promoted from the Redmond, Wash., headquarters to the Washington, D.C., federal office as the federal marketing coordinator. In July, Arthur was in Pamplona, Spain, running with the bulls for the second year in a row.

Greg Barrett-Wilt is a graduate student in chemistry at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He and his wife, Karen, have a son, 1-year-old Elias Alan.

Jeffrey Phillips died on Jan. 1 from injuries suffered in an auto accident in Spokane, Wash. He worked for the Department of Ecology for more than eight years, most recently in the hazardous waste and toxic reduction program in Spokane. He enjoyed the outdoors, athletic competition and gardening. He is survived by his parents, Donald and Kristina Phillips; a sister, grandfather, and grandmother.

Oystein Hagen married Wenche Bragstad three years ago. They began dating at PLU in 1987 when Wenche was an exchange student. They have two children, 5-year-old Elias and 3-year-old Eline. Oystein was promoted to purchasing director of Hakon Gruppen last year after seven years with the company. Hakon Gruppen is Norway's largest food retailer with a total annual turnover of approximately $3 billion.

Elizabeth Jacobson Kammers announces the birth of Todd on Dec. 11. Elizabeth is the manager at Garden Botanika at the Tacoma Mall.

April Overstreet earned a Ph.D. in romance languages (Spanish) from the University of Michigan in April. She is a visiting assistant professor at the University of Iowa.

Robert Vogelsang and his wife, Teresa, are happy to be back in the Northwest after living in Minneapolis for 11 months, where he worked for U.S. Bank. Robert is now a treasury management officer and assistant vice president for Western Bank, the commercial division of Washington Mutual Bank. He is a certified cash manager and continues to enjoy doing occasional performances with the Portland Opera.

Karen Gadde '90, '95 is a teacher at Nisqually Middle School in Olympia. She is hoping to contact John Rousselle. k.gadde@worldnet.att.net

Michael and Lisette (Gonter '93) Welk announce the birth of Natalie Elizabeth on June 2. She joins 4-year-old Jacob. Michael is a vice president of Key Trust Company in Tacoma, and Lisette is a registered nurse at Mary Bridge Children's Hospital.

Arne Solli and Sarah Gborie '92 were married June 19 in Federal Way, Wash. Sarah is a geriatric mental health counselor, and Arne is manager of Freight Forwarding and Customs Brokerage for Norwegian SFOR/NATO, Bosnia.

Elizabeth (Pearson) Helt and her husband, Dale, announce the birth of Lydia on May 14. Elizabeth is a teacher at Brookdale Elementary in the Franklin Pierce School District, and Dale is a campus minister with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at PLU.

Knut Olson, a Lutheran Brotherhood district representative in Tacoma, qualified for membership in the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT). Membership is attained by meeting or exceeding the annual production requirement and becoming a member of the local life underwriters association.

Daniel Wiersma, a Lutheran Brotherhood district representative in Federal Way, Wash., qualified for membership in the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT). (See previous listing)

Sue Dahl is the community relations coordinator for the Thurston-Mason county Chapter of the American Red Cross. She spent three months in Albania and Macedonia providing tracing and family reunification services for the Kosovo refugees while working with the International Committee of the Red Cross. www.redcross.org

Nikki Poppen-Eagan and Scott Eagan '95 announce the birth of Rowan on Aug. 1.

Mark and Valeri (Simmons '91) Hodson announce the birth of Sarah Alyse on Feb. 12. She joins 3-year-old Abby. Mark is the new assistant football coach at the University of South Dakota.

Jon Funfar started his new position as producer at ProVideo Productions in Seattle in January. Julie (Birdsell) Funfar was promoted to assistant director at La Petite Academy in Redmond, Wash., where she has worked for two years.

Del Lofton Del Lofton is a district representative for Lutheran Brotherhood in Tacoma. He recently ranked fourth among more than 1,200 Lutheran Brotherhood field force representatives nationwide in the amount of life insurance, health insurance, annuities and investment products issued in March.

Harald Buset and his wife, Anne Lise, were married July 25, 1998, in Aalesund, Norway. Harald is an account manager for international key accounts for Telenor 4tel, a software company providing software products and services to the telecom industry. Anne Lise is an interior architect. Harald completed an international MBA at IESE in Barcelona, Spain. He spent the first six months of 1998 traveling around the world.

David "Beek" Hanson has spent the last two summers apprenticing and working on organic farms in Oregon and Washington. He entered a master's degree in teaching program at Seattle University in September.

Jeremy Desel began a new position as a reporter at KHOU-TV in Houston in April. Before leaving Oregon, Jeremy won 10 1998 Oregon Associated Press Awards including five first-place awards for investigative reporting, sports reporting, documentary, and spot news contests.

Anjanette Knapp and Zachary Steer were married Sept. 19, 1998, at Big Lake, Alaska. Anjanette is an environmental scientist for HDR Alaska and is also completing a master's degree in environmental science at Alaska Pacific University. Zack is owner and head guide for Alaska Trail and Sail Adventures.

Robert Rapp and Amy LeFor were married Sept. 27, 1998, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Salem, Ore. Robert is self-employed, and Amy works for Richard Lefor.

Wendy (Heavilon) Harman and her husband, Derek, announce the birth of Richie on May 20.

Tyler Clements and his wife, Erin, announce the birth of Sydney Shea on March 22. She joins 4-year-old Jacob and 2-year-old Griffin. Tyler recently accepted a new position as sales manager for national accounts at Brennan Tours, which operates luxury motorcoach tours throughout Canada, the United States, Mexico and Ireland.

Jana (Town) Ostlund and her husband, Dale, announce the birth of Sonja on Oct. 22.

Susan (Witter) O'Leary and her husband, Mike, announce the birth of Conor James on Oct. 21.

Laura (Rush) Arthur and her husband, Jonathan, announce the birth of Ian Stanley on April 11, 1998.

Michael and Amy (Ledgerwood '92) Kim announce the birth of Naomi Carolyn on Oct. 9, 1998. She joins 3-year-old Noah.

Gary Haslerud joined the law firm of Maire, Mansell & Beasley in Redding, Calif., in April. He practices business and civil litigation.

Teri Nealis and Christian Loepp were married Sept. 11, 1998. Christian is an e- commerce developer. They have moved back to Boise, Idaho.

Erika Somm and Peter Davis were married May 29 at the Seattle Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park. Erika is a technical writing lead at Microsoft, and Peter is a program manager at Microsoft.

Elizabeth (Appel) Burgess and her husband, John, announce the birth of John Casey on June 3.

Christian Gerling Christian Gerling recently secured The Seattle Aquarium as the first client of his company, West Coast Entertainment Marketing. The company provides marketing campaigns for local entertainment events and attractions. He was the media coordinator for the Tacoma Dome from 1991-1996, where he created an in-house advertising agency to assist in promoting such events as Garth Brooks and The Eagles Reunion Tour. In 1996 he went to Olympia Entertainment in Detroit, Mich. Other events that Christian has promoted include The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Sesame Street Live and the World Wrestling Federation.

Tim Stein and Jana Schwartz were married in November 1998. In June Tim became a licensed marriage and family therapist and currently practices in Santa Rosa, Calif.

Suzanne Arter earned a bachelor of science degree in chemistry and the College of Sciences Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award from Washington State University in May. She spent summers doing research at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, and served as an undergraduate teaching assistant. Suzanne holds a bachelor's degree in music education from PLU. (see Class of '86)

Joseph Durkee has a new position as an associate at the law offices of Dutli and Wilson, Llp., in Prineville, Ore. He earned his law degree from Willamette College of Law in 1996.

Kevin Engman and Jennifer Lencioni were married on Aug. 1, 1998. Kevin is a field- marketing manager for 10 West Coast offices of Verio, an Internet provider. Jennifer, a Montana State University graduate, is the facilities coordinator at the law firm of Bullivant, Houser and Bailey. Greg Goodman '92 and Shawn Sanford '92 were in the wedding party.

Kristina (Price) Humphreys regretfully announces her divorce. Her name will be changing back to her maiden name of Price. She continues to work as a speech-language pathologist at the San Antonio State School in Texas, where she has been for five years. krislp@flash.net

Jennifer Swenson completed a master of science degree in 1994 and a Ph.D. in 1999 in geophysics at the University of Arizona. She is currently a post-doctoral research seismologist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, working in the geophysics and global security division on issues related to monitoring the Comprehensive Nuclear Test- Ban Treaty. swenson6@llnl.gov

Jennifer Hallman began a new position as unit manager for Safeco Surety in Redmond, Wash., on June 1. Jennifer has been with Safeco since March 1996, most recently as a technical analyst on the Willow Creek S.T.A.R.T. team.

Nelson Hamre has a new position as computer coordinator for the American School of Barcelona in Spain. The two-year contract includes integrating computers into the curriculum for grades K-12 and coordinating computers. Prior to working in Barcelona, Nelson taught summer school in the Swiss Alps. nhamre@hotmail.com

Shane Longmire has a new position as music and band teacher for grades one to eight in the College Place School District near Walla Walla, Wash.

Brent Anderson and Valerie Nicolet were married Aug. 12 in Valerie's hometown of Bien, Switzerland. Valerie is a student at Neuchatel Theological Seminary in Switzerland. Brent earned a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, N.J., on May 17. In July he assumed a new position as director of youth ministries at First Presbyterian Church in San Luis Obispo, Calif. He served a one- year internship at Goleta Presbyterian Church in Goleta, Calif.

Brenda Boxx attended physical therapy school in the Netherlands for two years and graduated in June 1998. She accepted a position at Sebby Physical Therapy in Edmonds, Wash., in March.

Karen (Stark) Dixon earned a master of theological Studies degree from Duke University School of Divinity in May.

Brody and Shanelle (Dohner) Loy announce the birth of Sydney Ellen on Jan. 12. She joins two sisters, 4-year-old Morgan and 2-year-old Hannah.

Melinda (Wilson) Rumage and her husband, Steve, announce the birth of Seth William on June 26. He joins 2-year-old Sean.

Karen Berndt and John Swenson were married July 31. Karen is an urban planner at Bucher, Willis and Ratliff, a private consulting firm in Seattle. John is a Web site manager at Microsoft.

On June 10, Brian Watson and seven other antinuclear activists were acquitted of disorderly conduct charges stemming from an Aug. 9, 1998, protest at the Bangor Trident Submarine Base in Bangor, Wash. brian@gzcenter.org or www.gzcenter.org

Calvin Hermanson recently earned a master's degree in social work from the University of Washington.

Karin Stangland traveled with Missionary Athletes International to France, Czech Republic, England and Wales in June. She played soccer with the Charlotte, N.C., Eagles women's soccer team. The tour gave them the opportunity to play matches, conduct soccer clinics, and share their faith in Christ with other clubs, spectators, in a women's prison in England, in a shelter for abused families in Wales and with English students in Prague, Czech Republic.

Kate (Hoover) Holmes and her husband, Kirk, were married August 1995 in Portland, Ore. They have two boys, 4-year-old Torin and 1-year-old Aidan. Kirk is the owner of Kirk's Chop Shop hair salon.

Gregory Houfek and Yu Hyoung-sun were married in April. They moved to the U.S. in June and live in Portland, Ore. gregorydj@hotmail.com

In April, Eric Schuck completed a Ph.D. in agricultural economics at Washington State University in Pullman.

Lt. Cmdr. Debra Pennington recently reported for duty at Naval Hospital, Great Lakes, Ill. She joined the Navy in 1986

Kevin Bateman and Amy Tollman were married July 3. Kevin is a K-9 handler and police officer for the city of Kent, Wash., and Amy is a first-grade teacher.

Kari Olson and Christopher Hall were married Oct. 17, 1998, at St. Mary Parish Church in Wycliffe, County Durham, England. A reception followed at Morritt Arms Hotel Greta Bridge, County Durham. Kari is a graphic artist at The Leonhardt Group in Seattle, and Christopher is a communications manager at Apropos Retail Management Systems in Lynnwood.

Molly (Benson) Mayes and her husband, Chris, announce the birth of Andrew Spencer on March 31.

Danelle Holliday and Michael Mathews were married April 17 at the Rainier Club in Seattle. Tara (Holliday) Balderson '94, Stacey (Brown) Andersen '93, Julie Dietderich '93 and Laura (Manderscheid) Davis '93 were in the wedding party. Danelle is the office manager at Cambridge Technology Partners, and Michael is the chief technology officer at InfoMove.com.

Chad and Carolyn (Garrison '92) Barnett announce the birth of Cody James on Feb. 26. He joins 2-year-old Carson David. Chad is a senior sales representative at Glaxo- Wellcome Pharmaceutical and was the 1999 Presidents Club winner. They live in Olympia.

Sam and Teresa Cook celebrated their seventh wedding anniversary on May 30. Sam has been teaching math and coaching cross country, track, wrestling and the math team at Washington High School in Tacoma since 1994. Teresa has been teaching second grade at Evergreen Primary School in University Place since 1994. Sam and Teresa will be taking a one-year leave of absence to teach fifth grade and second grade in Shanghai, China, for the 1999-2000 school year.

Suzie Keller Weathermon earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Idaho College of Law on May 15. She sat for the Idaho bar exam in July.

Paul and Linda (Renz '92) Schroeder announce the birth of Jacob Charles on June 9. They recently moved back to Gig Harbor, Wash., after Paul earned his Master of Divinity degree from a seminary in St. Paul, Minn. He is the associate pastor in youth and family at Peninsula Lutheran Church. Linda, a registered nurse, is taking time off to stay home with Jacob.

Jeff Perry earned a medical doctorate degree from Tulane Medical School and a master's degree in public health and tropical medicine from Tulane School of Public Health in June. His wife, Elizabeth, earned a master's degree in health education from Southeastern Louisiana University in May. In August she presented findings from her thesis at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, Ga. Jeff is a family practice resident physician at In His I.M.A.G.E., a Christian family practice. They live in Tulsa, Okla. perryclan@pol.net.

Cris and Michele (Dorn) Turner announce the birth of Bailey Cristopher on July 7.

Eric Schuck and Cally Turner '92 announce the birth of Skyler Christian on May 29. In August, Eric assumed the position of assistant professor of resource economics in the department of agricultural economics at North Dakota State University. Cally is looking forward to staying at home with Sky and their dog, Ole.

Jodi Lewison and Scott Swigart were married July 11, 1998, in Portland, Ore. Heidi Schilling '93 and Bonnie Block '93 were in the wedding.

Dan and Jeanne (Sanford) Blair Dan and Jeanne (Sanford) Blair are sailing the Pacific on "Ocean Magic," a Sparkman and Stephen-designed 44-foot Swan. They began planning the trip over two years ago that will include Hawaii, American Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, New Zealand, French Polynesia, Hawaii again, and the return to the Pacific Northwest in July 2000. They left Seattle on May 15 arriving at their first stop in Hilo, Hawaii, on June 6 after 22 days at sea and more than 2,700 miles. See their trip journal at www.ocean-magic.com or jeanne_dan@hotmail.com

Gudrun Denton and Todd Oliver were married Oct. 3 at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Puyallup, Wash., where Todd's father, Terry Oliver '67, officiated. Gudrun is systems administrator assistant at Pacific Coast Publishing in Tacoma, and Todd is director of sales.

Amy (Jolliff) Murphy and her husband, Brian, recently returned from Dehli, India, where they spent a week visiting the Taj Mahal as well as the cities of Dehli, Agra and Jaipur. They were there during the 6.8 earthquake centered in Chamoli, India, 150 miles north of Dehli. Amy met Brian in Dehli after he took a business trip to Hong Kong and Mainland China.

Matt Hummel and Julie Priest Hummel '92 are both teachers and live with their 1- year-old son, Dominic, in Lodi, Calif.

Patricia Cyr accepted a position as director of patient care services for Maxim Healthcare in St. Louis and recently contributed questions for the National Licensure Nursing Exam. Her husband, Mark, received an award for teaching excellence at Washington University, where he is pursuing a Ph.D. in history.

Blake Boling earned a master's degree in environmental science, with a double major in water resources and hazardous materials management from Indiana University in December. He is currently a scientist at Engineering and Testing Services/Professional Service Industries, Inc., a national engineering, geotechnical and environmental consulting firm in Indianapolis. Blake plans to return to the Northwest in the future.

Opal Preston is a hemapheresis specialist at Blood Marrow Transplant Group of Georgia.

Susanna Flodin earned a master of science degree in library and information studies from the University of British Columbia in April. She is looking for work in the Pacific Northwest or Alaska.

Mai Yang Mai Yang and her husband, Ger Moua, announce the birth of Maylea Heaven, on May 4. She joins 4-year-old Yah-Tsheng. Mai earned a master of social work degree and Ger earned a master of science degree in clinical psychology, both from Eastern Washington University in June 1998.

Jerilyn Dunlap earned a master of arts degree with emphasis in youth and family ministry from Luther Seminary on May 23. She serves as co-director of youth and family ministries at All Saint's Lutheran Church in Minnetonka, Minn.

Ryan Brown and Liesl Floor were married June 12 in Salem, Ore. Derek '92 and Robyn (Pickett '93) Floor, Kristine Brown '91, Robin Phillips '94, Dave Ophus '94 and Mark Davis '91 were in the wedding. Ryan is a sales representative at Tharco Container and Liesl works at Anderson Chamberlin, Costco's in-house broker.

Liz Tunnell left Oct. 2 to travel throughout Southeast Asia for six months. Her solo- backpacking trip will include diving in Indonesia and the Great Barrier Reef; New Year's in Sydney, Australia; the hill country in Thailand; and hiking through Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. liztunnell@hotmail.com

Caleb Aron Watts Aron and Julie (Buckingham) Watts announce the birth of Caleb Aron on May 28. Aron continues to teach fifth grade at Life Christian School in Tacoma. Julie is staying at home with Caleb and will teach piano lessons. They bought a home in Puyallup, Wash., in January.

Coriander Krause and Alan Hunt were married March 27 in Montgomery Ala. Coriander is a captain and Alan is a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force.

Theresa Lyso and her husband, Tom, moved to Seattle in June, where Theresa attends graduate school at the University of Washington.

Lisa Kupka was promoted to national sales manager with Made In Nature Co., and transferred to the Boston area in February.

Katy McCallum graduated from Luther Seminary in May and was ordained as an ELCA pastor on June 20. She has accepted a call as associate pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

Betty Miller is taking a two-year leave of absence from her teaching job in the Evergreen School District in Vancouver, Wash., to teach at Saipan International School on the island of Saipan. She'll return to Vancouver for the 2001-02 school year.

Todd Jones and Stephanie Chance were married June 26 in Bellevue, Wash. MaShelle Atherton '93 was in the wedding. Todd works at Group Health, and Stephanie is an oracle contractor at Courtlink Inc.

Trent Erickson and Kim Carl '97 were married July 10 at Steel Lake Presbyterian Church in Federal Way, Wash. Kim is an English teacher at Totem Junior High School in Federal Way, and is studying for her master's degree in education at the University of Washington. Trent is a student at the University of Washington, where he is working toward a juris doctorate at the law school, and completing an MBA. He is employed by the UW Athletic Department.

Dawn Collins and Phillip Vitale were married July 24 at St. Patrick's Church in Tacoma.

Carol Tobian recently joined Salem Sound 2000, Salem Mass., as its first outreach coordinator. Carol pursued her graduate studies at Harvard University and prior to joining Salem Sound 2000 she interned with the Environmental League of Massachusetts where she worked with the legislative director, lobbying for the Beaches Bill.

Peter Wilburn is the resident stage manager for the Performance Network of Ann Arbor, Mich.

Shawna Rowe earned a master's degree in education from Chaminade University in May. After graduation she traveled to Europe and North Africa. Shawna continues to teach kindergarten at St. Andrew's Priory School in downtown Honolulu. She participated in the Honolulu Marathon and plays with the Oahu Civic Orchestra. She is also a member of the Ski Association of Hawaii and takes ski trips to the mainland and Europe. Shawna recently applied to teach in the Department of Defense Schools.

Kristin Phillipe and Mark Lodmill were married Dec. 27, 1998, in Evergreen Colo. Kristin is a certified nurse assistant at Sunrise Bearcreek in Morrison, Colo., and Mark is a commercial real estate appraiser. They moved from Boston to the Denver area, where they are building a new home. Kristin plans to attend nursing school this fall.

Matthew DesVoigne Matthew DesVoigne earned a master of science degree in computational physics from Oregon State University in June. He is a web developer at APEX in Bellevue, Wash., which develops online course materials for teachers and students.

Michelle Horan and Shawn Wiley were married Jan. 14 in Leavenworth, Wash. Michelle is a teacher in Tacoma Public Schools, and Shawn is a sergeant in the U.S. Army.

Erik Peterson is a broker services representative at Headlands Mortgage. He lives in Redmond, Wash.

Thomas Brown is the director of corporate relations and special projects for Ufly.net in Tacoma, a local information provider and meta-search engine. www.ufly.net

Edmond Hrivnak and Jennifer Rakowicz Edmond Hrivnak and Jennifer Rakowicz were married May 15 at Gulf Shores Islands National Park in Ocean Springs, Miss. Edmond is a flight and critical care nurse in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. Jennifer is an emergency room nurse on active duty at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Miss. They plan to move back to Washington when her tour is completed.

Allyson Werre and Robert Moore were married Aug. 28. Allyson works at Alpacas of America in Arlington, Wash., and Robert is in the U.S. Navy.

Patrick Reid is an aviator and warrant officer in the U.S. Army. He will begin flying UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters at Fort Campbell, Ky., at the end of the year. Prece Fountain-Reid '97 is a research technician in psychology at the U.S. Army Aero Medical Research Laboratory at Fort Rucker, Ala.

John Gumprecht is attending Seattle University School of Law.

Emily Fisher and Thomas Falleur were married Nov. 28, 1998. Emily is employed at Ag Bag International in Warrenton, Ore., and Thomas is employed at F&B Logging in Warrenton. Amy Mustain '96 and Kim Leifsen '96 were in the wedding.

Maureen Jones and Corey McDougall were married March 6 in Leavenworth, Wash.

Caleb Theodore Giesbrecht Taj and Andrea (Smedes) Giesbrecht announce the birth of Caleb Theodore on Dec. 1. Taj is a nuclear engineer at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard.

Tim O'Dell was promoted to senior account executive at GTE Internetworking in June. Heather (Kegley '97) O'Dell is teaching second grade at Westlake Montessori School.

Tamara Bushek is a programmer at Telos Federal Systems in Lawton, Okla.

Sonjia Rainsberry began her new position as youth and education director at Northlake Lutheran Church in Kenmore, Wash., in December. She was previously a development specialist at Valley Cities Counseling and Consultation in Auburn, Wash.

Brian Walker and Sara Elizabeth Barnes were married Nov. 14 in Boise, Idaho. Brian is a teacher at Boise High School and Sara is a second-grade teacher.

Claire Fedoruk is completing a master's degree in vocal performance at the Eastman School. In 1998 she participated in the Oberlin in Italy opera program where she studied Italian, coached with Ublado Fabbri, and performed. In March, Claire was featured on "Robert Schuller's Hour of Power" in Garden Grove, Calif., singing Handel's "Rejoice Greatly." She is also applying to the doctoral program in early music performance at the University of Southern California.

Heidi Vanderford has a graduate assistantship at Indiana University. Last spring she played the role of the fortuneteller in Indiana University's opera production of Strauss' Arabella. She also sang in the Bernstein ("Songfest for 6 solo voices and orchestra") as part of a two-week tribute to the composer. Heidi was in the St. Louis Opera apprentice program over the summer.

Betty Hall was selected to coordinate the adult outpatient treatment program at Kitsap Mental Health Services.

Mary Forsythe and Curtis Fenimore were married Oct. 10 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mount Vernon, Wash. Brenda Morrissey '97, Elizabeth Frans '97, Rachel Krebs '97, Jeff Meissner '98 and Mario Brown '97 were in the wedding. The couple took a wedding trip to Disney World and a Caribbean cruise.

Stacy Nyman and Christopher Catterall were married Sept. 26, 1998, in Arlington, Wash. Stacy works at Mary Bridge Children's Hospital in Tacoma and Christopher works at Starbucks Coffee Co. in Tacoma. The couple took a wedding trip to Maui, Hawaii.

Gregory Ennis has been accepted to the Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Neb. He is considering a career in family practice or emergency medicine.

Jeff Thompson and Shannon Robinson '98 were married Aug. 1, 1998, in Steilacoom, Wash. Tanya (Robinson) Pearson '98, Cambrian Gawaloski '97 and Allyson Weld '98 were in the wedding. Shannon is teaching in the Lake Washington School District and is the girls head track coach at Juanita High School in Kirkland, Wash. Jeff is a business and marketing instructor, and head wrestling coach at Lake Washington High School in Kirkland. They make their home in Redmond.

Scott Cushing is an assistant producer at ESPN Internet Ventures in Redmond, Wash. www.theslice.com

Aron Johnson is a crime analyst with the Pierce County Sheriff's Department in Puyallup, Wash.

Eric Montague is a contract administrator at Infoseek Corporation in Bellevue, Wash.

Lisa Meierotto has completed one year of service as a VISTA volunteer for the Corporation for National Service in Seattle. She is moving to New York City for a second year of service and will be a VISTA leader in community development with the Enterprise Foundation, providing support to 25 local volunteers.

Heather McDougall has a new position as an admissions counselor at PLU. She was previously at Faith Homes, a local non-profit organization serving at-risk teenage girls. She is thrilled to return to the PLU community.

Gretchen Lervold and Aron Beauchamp were married on July 25, 1998, in Monroe, Wash. Gretchen is an office manager at Belmark Industries, and Aron is a journeyman carpenter.

Patrick Butler and his wife, Janet, moved to Tyler, Texas, to attend a video and print production school with Youth with a Mission. Patrick recently received an award of excellence for the video program "Mission Adventure," as a producer for YWAM TV.

Karen Ray and Rodney Martinson were married Jan. 23 at Holy Names Academy Chapel in Seattle. Nichelle LaBarge '97 was in the wedding party. Karen is a registered nurse at Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup, Wash., and Rodney is a firefighter for Central Pierce Fire and Rescue.

Casey Feskens has a new position as system administrator/network services consultant at Willamette University in Salem, Ore.

In Memoriam

Hulda (Simonson) Jessen died on April 10.

Nordis (Arneson) Torvend died on March 17.

Edward Svinth died on Jan. 31.

Carl Faulk died on June 8.

Marjorie Fallstrom died on May 16.

Dorothy (Rasmussen) Sandvig died on June 28.

Anna (Ohrstrom) Dunagan died on April 25.
Patti Fin-Gange died on May 24.

Anna Israelson died on April 16.

Russel Tweed died on May 4.

Donald Stegmann died in April.

Milton (Ed) Ruth died on March 26.

Lynne Nelson Cleland died on April 18.

Stephen Johnston died on April 11.
Linda Jensen died on Dec. 3.

Lewis Ryan died on April 23.

Donald Cammack died on Feb. 17.

Alex Constantine died on July 24.
Dana Walk died on July 24.

Susan (Lauritzen) Jondal died on June 4.
Elbert Barnes died on June 15.

Cheryl Fingarson died on June 5.

Mary Rogersv died on June 20.

Jeffrey Phillips died on Jan. 1

Friends and Faculty
Douglas Gonyea died on May 4 at the age of 82. As a prominent businessman, corporation director and philanthropist, he spent a lifetime helping children. His name familiarity at PLU and to the Tacoma area can be attributed to the gift of the Gonyea House, home of PLU's president, by Gonyea and his family after the death of his father. Douglas also lent his name to the Gonyea Boys and Girls Club in Tacoma's North End; and the gym at the Eastside Boys and Girls Club. He began his lumberman's career at Northwest Door while still in high school. He became owner and manager of Service Tobacco Co. in 1949, president and owner of Eatonville Lumber Co. in 1953, and owner and president of Northern Studs Ltd., a lumber company out of British Columbia, in 1955; and he developed Canterwood, a residential and golf property in Gig Harbor, Wash. Douglas gave himself to the community in numerous ways, including serving as one of only six emeritus trustees of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, he was the only Tacoma-area resident ever to serve on the organization's national board of directors; and as a past member of the PLU Board of Regents.

Paul Lloyd Porter, PLU employee for more than 25 years, died on Aug. 13. Click here for more information.

Erin Romine and Andrew Arbaugh (former PLU student) were married May 31 at Puyallup United Methodist Church. Natalie Francois '98, Christian Anderson '98, Craig Coovert, Brian Powell, Ryan Hanley and Dave Sutherland were in the wedding.

Megan Turnock received a fellowship for graduate study in environmental biology at American University in Washington, D.C. Before graduating, she was one of the winners in the PLU Student Soloist competition. She went on to play the "Elgar Concerto" with the USO and last spring she won the American University Concerto Competition. For the competition she played a Haydn concerto with the American University Symphony.

Shelly Cano is co-producing "Around the Sound," on KSTW-TV in Tacoma. Topics have ranged from ballot measures to health and fitness. A show that first aired in March featured "ER" star Eriq La Salle, Lakers basketball player Kobe Bryant and members of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Shawna McLaughlin '87 is host of the show. "Around the Sound" is expected to begin airing weekly in September. Shelly is also in charge of public service announcements, keeping the station compliant with FCC regulations, station tours, charitable projects and interns.

Jason Breitenbucher has joined the sports staff at the Daily Courier newspaper in Grants Pass, Ore.

Erin Hungerford and John Swedberg were married Sept. 26, 1998, at Hope Lutheran Church in Lynden, Wash. Erin is an advertising assistant at the Bellingham Herald newspaper, and John is employed by Wight Corporation of Bellingham, Wash.

Kim Corbray was recently featured in The News Tribune as one of 10 Amateur Athletes of the Year for 1998. Kim, the second-team All-America guard, has been working with the needy since she graduated from PLU. She works at a family advocate clinic in Tillicum, Wash., and at Our Sister's House, a home for girls in Tacoma.

Jen Tinker received a Fulbright Scholarship to teach English as a Second Language in Seoul, South Korea. She left on July 7 and began her stay with a six-week intensive language and cultural orientation before being assigned to a secondary school outside of Seoul. Besides working with a Korean teacher to teach conversational English she is also serving as a cultural ambassador to Korean students. The Fulbright program was established in 1946 under congressional legislation introduced by the late Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas with the purpose of facilitating cultural awareness and increase mutual understanding between people of the United States and people of other countries.

Teal Rainwater and Jason Morse were married Jan. 2 in Marysville, Wash. They are making their first home in Federal Way, Wash., where they are both teachers.

Dustyn Fuller is a marketing specialist at State Farm Insurance in Dupont, Wash.

Matt Hoffman is attending Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Mo.

Kelly Smith works in development and public relations for Washington Women's Employment and Education, a nonprofit organization that works to help give low-income individuals courage, job training, and work experience to become self-sufficient.

Amy Pardini and Aaron Sonnichsen were married July 10 at the NW Baptist Seminary in Tacoma. They will be moving to Bellingham, Wash., where Aaron will attend Western Washington University to pursue a master's degree in secondary education, and Amy will work and later pursue a master's degree in English writing.

Allison Smith and Jason Lehner were married July 24.

Sarah Whitford began her position as program manager at the Bureau of Education and Research on Oct. 5.

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