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1936, 1950, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, In Memoriam

Gertrude (Brunner) Krause died on Aug. 19. She was 86. Gertrude was a teacher for 22 years, teaching in several different Tacoma schools. She was also actively involved as a member of Luther Memorial and later Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Tacoma. Gertrude lived in the north end of Tacoma for 57 years. She will be dearly missed by her daughter, Annette (Krause) Bisset '66; son, Richard Krause '68; and granddaughter, Coriander (Krause) Hunt '94.

Clarann (Otteson) Wilkins taught school for 31 years and retired in 1978. She was a kindergarten teacher at Wainwright Elementary School in the Tacoma School District for 23 years. Her husband, Ralph, passed away in 1989.

The Flora Lamson Hewlett Library at Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, Calif., recently exhibited a collection of paintings, sculpture, and old master prints to "Explore the representation of Christ's death and resurrection from European Renaissance to contemporary America." The exhibit included an oil of the crucifixion painted by John Philip (J.P.) Carlstrom (deceased), while a student of Professor George Roskos at Pacific Lutheran College. J.P. continued his art studies part-time in Munich while in the U.S. Army. He later obtained a master in arts degree in art education at Stanford University, which was followed by further work at the Ruskin School of Fine Art and Drawing at The Ashmolean, Oxford University. J.P. died in 1959.

Patricia (Soderman) Thompson died on Sept. 1. In 1954, before graduating from PLU, Patricia married her husband of 46 years, Duane Thompson '55. While Duane attended Luther Theological Seminary in St. Paul, Minn., Patricia helped support her family. In 1968, she earned graduate credits in education from Moorhead (Minn.) State University. This prepared her to return to work to help with her children's higher education. Patricia is survived by her husband; her children, Nora '77, Darin '81, Michael, Naomi '82, and Rachel '83; and four grandchildren.

Marilyn (Krug) Warsinske retired from nursing at Eastern State Hospital in Medical Lake, Wash. She is doing some traveling, enjoying her family and quilting.

Phyllis (Brandt) Babcock died on Aug. 21. She taught elementary school for 25 years in Spokane, Tacoma and Wenatchee, Wash., before retiring in 1993. For the past 44 years, about every six months, Phyllis received an envelope with pictures and a letter from each of her friends from the class of '56: Jan (Geldaker) Reierson, Myrna (Shelver) Heppe, Kathy (Gulhaugen) Clare, Thelma (Nygaard) Schwarz, Marlys (Solterbeck) Pfrimmer, Dee (Beck) Carstensen, and Ellen (Henry) Garrity, who she had lived with on the top floor of Old Main (Harstad Hall).They called the packet their "round robin." Phyllis is survived by her husband of 43 years, Ray '59; daughters, Ruth and Carolyn; son, Steve; four grandchildren; two sisters including Barbara (Brandt) Coltom '61 and two brothers.

Wesley ApkerWesley Apker agreed to serve as interim executive director of the California Psychological Association until a new executive director is named. He will then return to semi-retired status as supportive husband for his CEO wife, a doting grandfather to his 10 grandkids and his passion, writing. Wes continues as a part-time faculty member at California State University, Sacramento in the Department of Educational Administration and Policy Studies. He is also the president of Wescat Corp., a management consulting company.

The American Heart Association held the First American Heart Walk in Memory of Patti Bills, on Oct. 14, in Medford, Ore. The walk was held during the Medford Jazz Jubilee weekend, an event that Patti founded and served as the president for the first 10 years.

George Doebler and his wife, Nancy, live in Knoxville, Tenn., where George is director of pastoral care and counseling at the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

Peter and Karen (Shaner '61) Jordahl enjoy visiting with their daughter, Miriam, and her husband, Dan, in eastern Tennessee and with their son, Myron, and his wife, Terrie, and their family, in Austin, Texas. Peter and Karen remain active at St. Martin's Evangelical Lutheran Church. Peter uses an electric scooter to get around as post-polio syndrome has taken its toll. He continues to be an active radio amateur with call sign, K5GM. Both Peter and Karen still work full-time.

Carolyn (Ericksen) Swanson has four grandchildren, three from her son, Keith '89, and his wife, Clarice '89; and one from her daughter, Karen '87. Carolyn works in administrative support at the Food and Drug Administration in Seattle. Her husband, Donald, is retired.

John Wisen died on July 5 as the result of injuries received in an auto accident in January. He retired from Wenatchee Valley College in 1994 and became a CFP, working for Personal Investment Management. He is survived by his wife, Diana.

Bill Lennon was inducted into the Ocosta High School Hall of Fame in Westport, Wash., on Aug. 5, for coaching football from 1962 to 1966. The 1964 undefeated Class A football team was chosen as the school's all-time best.

Alan Brooks retired at the end of the year after 36 years of general dentistry in Tacoma. He looks forward to enjoying his many interests, weekly grandchild care and time on Vashon Island.

Gretta Merwin was elected by school administrators from around the state of Washington as the president-elect for the Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA). She will assume office in July 2001. She has been an administrator in both Washington and Oregon and is currently the superintendent of the Ellensburg School District. Gretta received her Ph.D. and master's degree from the University of Oregon.

Jim Widsteen retired from his position as assistant superintendent of the Port Angeles (Wash.) School District in June. Previously he was the director of human resources for four years. He also served as an assistant principal at Port Angeles High School, principal of Stevens Middle School and counselor at Roosevelt Middle School. Jim was a teacher in the Steilacoom School District for three years before going to Port Angeles.

Col. John Stevens retired from the U.S. Army on Aug. 4, after 32 years of duty, most recently as president of the Oregon Army National Guard Medical Duty Review Board. He continues private practice of orthopedic surgery in Salem, Ore.

Dick Nelson is the new athletic director at Issaquah (Wash.) High School. For 27 years he was at Redmond (Wash.) High School, where he was a physics teacher and coached boys basketball, girls basketball, football and baseball. He retired from teaching in 1996 and from coaching in 1998.

Mary (Griffiths) Wiltse graduated from Luther Seminary in May 1999 and was ordained in January 2000. She is now the pastor at Zion Lutheran Church in Saint Paul, Minn. She was previously in nursing education for 30 years.

Nancy (Jurgensen) Pearson and her husband, Bruce, are enjoying their retirement in their new home on Hood Canal, north of Poulsbo, Wash.. Their sons are both in college. Erik is a senior engineering student and Leif is a sophomore majoring in architecture.

Rick Rouse, Executive Director for Church Relations and Continuing Education at PLU received special recognition by the Lutheran Society for Missiology for his article in Lutheran Partners titled "Technology and a New Reformation." He was the first place winner in the professional category of their 2000 annual essay competition.

Catharyn Baird earned a law degree from the University of Puget Sound School of Law in 1975. She is currently a professor of business at Regis University where she has been a faculty member since 1985. Catharyn was named Regis University (Colo.) Faculty Lecturer of the Year and gave a campus-wide presentation, "Grumbling in the Desert: Ethics in a Post-Modern World," on Nov. 3. Catharyn is the daughter of Jeanne Baird '50 and Theodore Baird '49 (deceased).

Dave Richardt retired after 30 years of teaching drama and English at Rogers High School in Puyallup. He now lives near Palm Springs, Calif., and teaches senior humanities and upper school drama at a private college preparatory school in Rancho Mirage.

Farah (Peters) Fisher received the Outstanding Professor award from California State University, Domingo Hills, in May. She is a professor of graduate education.

Charles and Kathy (Harman '71) Vanderpool's daughter, Ruth '01, represented PLU at the St. Olaf/Carlton College women's math camp last summer. Ruth was one of 18 women nationwide chosen to attend the camp.

Sandy (Olsen) Sinnes has a new position as director of customer service at Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles, Wash.

Leroy Sinnes is in his 30th year of teaching freshman health and coaching basketball. He is also the director of the physical education department. Leroy has been coach of the year twice in the past three years as Port Angeles High School's head coach.

Joe Hustad is serving on the technical advisory committee in conjunction with the Oregon Department of Transportation for the complete restoration of the St. John's suspension bridge in Portland, Ore.. The designated historical bridge will be completed in 2004.

Carol Cozad was honored as one of eight recipients nationwide of the 2000 Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Achievement in the teaching of German. It was awarded by the American Association of Teachers of German and the Goethe-Institute of New York.

James and Kim (Lillegard) Helleson are excited that their daughter, Kirsten Grace, is a freshman at PLU.

Theresa Tilton and her husband, Abraham, live in Tacoma, where Theresa continues to practice law.

Holly Adams retired from the U.S. Navy as a lieutenant commander. She is now an investigator for the U.S. Department of Defense in Arlington, Va. Holly and her husband, Anthony, have two daughters, Leslie, 13, and Lisa, 12. Anthony is a budget analyst.

Jim Yockim is the director of Bethel Lutheran Foundation in Williston, N.D. Last summer he vacationed in Washington and Southern Oregon and visited PLU with his daughters, Jenna, 14 and Ericka, 11.

Curtis Egge is senior deputy for the Ada County Sheriff's Office in Boise, Idaho.

Cynthia (Jone) Gould became president of Employees Community Fund of Boeing Puget Sound in January 2000. The fund is the largest employee owned and operated charitable giving organization in the world.

Peggy Paugh-Leuzinger and her husband, Steve, recently accepted the call to serve as pastors of American Lutheran Church in Baker, Mont.; Peace Lutheran Church in Plevna, Mont.; and St. Elizabeth Lutheran Church in Ekalaka, Mont. They have two children, Trevor, 8, and Ethan, 3.

Kelly Henrickson is associate professor of pediatrics and microbiology at Medical College of Wisconsin. She has two daughters, Erin, 16, and Kristen, 14.

Gregory Hostetter and his wife, Jean, announce the birth of Gwendolyn Kai, on July 25. She joins Julie, 2. Greg continues to work for Matson Navigation Company in San Francisco. He and his family recently moved into their new home in the Hayward Highlands.

Linda (Keene) Suttie is at Harvard for one year with her husband, Richard, and their son, Kyle, 10. They recently returned from London, where they lived for three years while Richard, a captain in the Navy, was on assignment to the U.S. Embassy. navboswife@aol.com

Brian Tipple has a new position as principal/director of research at Sirach Capital Management in Seattle. He was previously a portfolio manager at the Frank Russell Company in Tacoma for 13 years. His wife, Traci (Wortley '82), is a full-time mom for their two girls and an active volunteer in their hometown of Gig Harbor, Wash.

Becky Babington and Ron Anderson announce the birth of Bryn Rebecca, on June 20. She joins Max, 11; Jake, 8; and Sammy, 2.

Roger Mallory and Marita Asheim were married on Oct. 14 at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church in Seattle. Roger is a project manager and systems administrator at Casey Family Programs. Marita is a teacher at Sunset Elementary School in Bellevue, Wash.

Carol Haugen recently joined the Spokane law firm of Paine, Hamblen, Coffin, Brooke & Miller LLP. Her practice will emphasize commercial and corporate finance and computer law. She was previously general counsel of Itronix Corp. Carol earned her law degree from Gonzaga University School of Law and a diploma in advanced international legal studies from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in Salzburg, Austria.

Rick Mattson and his wife, Vanita, announce the birth of their second daughter, Orlea Holly, on Aug. 24. Rick is serving as a lieutenant colonel in the Michigan Air National Guard. He is commander of the 107 Fighter Squadron, flying F-16s. As a hobby, he is an American Airlines captain, flying the S-80. Vanita is enjoying home life but will be returning to United Airlines as a B-777 first officer in March.

Charles Hoffman was named to the Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting list by Accounting Today magazine for his work in developing electronic business reporting language (XBRL). He is chief technology officer at XBRL Solutions, Inc.

Mike Larson and his wife, Beco, announce the birth of Charles Edgar Allen, on July 6. He joins Mack, 2. The proud grandparents are Ed '57 and Betty (Johnson) '58 Larson.

Matthew Johnson accepted a two-year internship in human resource management with the federal government in July 1999. He was previously a teacher on military bases in Japan for nine years. Matt lives in Alexandria, Va.

Tim and Lisa (Miles) Kittilsby announce the birth of Parker Miles, on Aug. 12. He joins Eric James, 6.

Carolyn (Crawford) Brooks and her husband, Ken, announce the birth of James, on Aug. 8. He joins Jake, 10, and Alec, 6.

Kristi (Larsen) Beebe is a pastor at Nativity Lutheran Church in Littleton, Colo. She and her husband, Scott, climbed all of Colorado's 54 "fourteeners," mountains that are 14,000 feet and above.

Linda Westpfahl, a school psychologist, is now working in the Puyallup School District. She was previously in the White River School District for five years.

Stacey (Davis) Nelson and her husband, Grant, announce the birth of Gunnar Davis, on March 2. He joins Garrett, 2. Stacey is a part-time P.E. teacher in the Griffin School District in Olympia.

Olivier and Jeanne (McDonnell '86, '91) Taupin announce the birth of Emma Claire, on Nov. 4, 1999.

Bryan and Lilli (Khatibi '86) Brenchley announce the birth of Kalina, on March 30, 1999. She joins Alayna, 10, Maleesa, 8, and Brandon, 5.

Karen (Quigg) Allyn and her husband, Gregg, announce the birth of Marisa Kathleen, on Aug. 2. Karen is happy to be staying home with the new addition to the family. The Allyns live in the newly incorporated city of Sammamish (formerly Redmond), Wash.

Mark Grambo and his wife, Gillian, announce the birth of Emily Joy, on Aug. 7. She joins Isaiah, 5, and Sophia, 2.

Kent and Lynnell (Haugen) Herzer announce the birth of Nickolas Marlin, on Aug. 18.

Kevin Johnson recently returned to Palouse, Wash., with his wife, Mary Ellen, and their daughter, Emma, 2. He has a new position at Palouse Surgical Clinic in Pullman. He is a general surgeon with special emphasis on vascular, thoracic and laparoscopic surgery. Kevin previously practiced in Seattle.

Ignacio Delgadillo and his wife, Michelle, announce the birth of Madilen Anjanette on May 19. She joins Leonard Miguel, 2. Ignacio is the senior product-marketing engineer at Cypress Semiconductor in Woodinville, Wash.

Patty Hansen and her husband, Gerry Judd, have two children, Audrey, 5, and Miles, 3. Patty is a school psychologist in the Fremont (Calif.) Unified School District and Gerry is a sales representative.

Paul and Laura (Whitworth '87) Berge announce the birth of Karoline, on Aug. 18. She joins Nicole, 5, and Michael, 3.

Karan (Olson) Stanford and her husband, Scott, moved to New Jersey. Karan is the media relations specialist at Global Communications in New York City and Scott is an Internet news producer.

Karen Olson recently joined the Office of the Defense Science Studies group within the Institute of Defense Analysis.

David and Nancy (Minnitti) Ericksen continue to reside in the San Francisco Bay Area. They welcomed Callie Marie on July 22, 1999. She joined Scott, 6 and twins, Ryan and Jared, 4. David is busy as a partner in a law firm. Nancy has run in three marathons including the Boston Marathon in 1998.

Carrie Tellefson Miller and her husband, Frank, announce the birth of Samuel Franklin, on April 15. Carrie is assistant director of the Washington Department of Information Services in Olympia.

Tim Rundquist and his wife, Heather, announce the birth of Rosemary Ingrid, on Aug. 1. Tim is an attorney for the state of Minnesota.

Laura (Robinson) Long and her husband, Mark, announce the birth of Nathan Paul, on Sept. 11. He joins Timothy, 2.

Heidi (Geldaker) Wilkerson and her husband, Jim, announce the birth of Amy Elise, on Aug. 11. She joins Nicholas, 3. Heidi is a stay at home mom and Jim is an Air Force pilot.

Rod Chiapusio was promoted to the rank of major in the Air Force Reserve and is still flying the C-5 Galaxy. He also upgraded to first officer on the Boeing 777 for United Airlines. He flies out of San Francisco.

Julianne (Larson) Fagerstrom and her husband, Tom, announce the birth of Erik Thomas, on June 28. The proud grandparents are Ed '57 and Betty (Johnson) '58 Larson.

Amy (Kott) Kennedy and her husband, Stephen, announce the birth of Adam Richard, on Aug. 24. He joins David, 5, and Jacob, 3. Amy is a dentist in Port Angeles, Wash.

Paul Sisco and his wife, Terraline, have two children, Tayler Jewel, 5, and Jacob Thomas, 3. disneykids@earthlink.net

Julie (Wood) Bickford and her husband, Gregory, announce the birth of John Waterbury, on Aug. 10. Julie is the director of catering and convention services at Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, Ore.

Christine Winkel and Michael Grienauer were married on Aug. 26 in Seattle. Christine is a marketing consultant for an independent business and Michael is a senior manager at Price Waterhouse Coopers.

Margy (Mueller) Schoenheit is in the graduate teacher education program at Portland (Ore.) State University. Tim Schoenheit is a product manager at Digimarc in Tualatin, Ore.

Dirk and Gena (Wadsworth '89) Vincent announce the birth of Ethan Vincent, on May 5. He joins Aaron, 2.

Carrie (Cowles) Dougan and her husband, Mike, announce the birth of Katie Lynn, on Sept. 26. She joins Sara Ann, 3. Carrie is a fourth-and fifth-grade teacher in the Meridian School District in Bellingham, Wash., and Mike is a sales representative at Diehl Ford.

Ann (Donaldson) Foster and her husband, Jeff, announce the birth of Maxwell, on July 19. Ann is a senior operations business manager at Boeing Commercial Airplane Programs. Jeff is an associate architect at GGLO Architecture in Seattle. They live on Queen Anne Hill.

Blaise and Karen (Brinkman) Hartman announce the birth of Christina, on June 16. She joins James, 6. Blaise is the chief financial officer at Bitterroot Restoration Inc. in Corvallis, Mont.

Minta Norton and Bryan Wulf '91 were married on June 17. Minta is a physical educator and Bryan is a teacher, both in the Bethel (Wash.) School District.

Scott, Christi (Kirkpatrick) and Maren Elizabeth GilletteScott and Christi (Kirkpatrick) Gillette announce their adoption of Maren Elizabeth, born on Dec. 21, 1999.

Stephanie (Roberts) Wasserman and her husband, Wyeth, announce the birth of Astrid, on May 21. She joins Walter, 5. Stephanie is a homemaker.

Wan Ahmad Wan Yusoff and his wife, Roziah Abu Hassan, have three sons, ages 7, 6, and 1-1/2, and a daughter, 4. Wan Ahmad is a credit manager at Affin Bank Berhad in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Lisa-Britt (Tonning) Davies and her husband, Rick, announce the birth of Jared Nilsen, on Sept. 11. Lisa-Britt is vice president of account services at Passage Marketing.

Amy (Lindlief) Marko and her husband, Gary, announce the birth of twin girls, Madison and Morgan, on Sept. 6.

Kristi (Carlile) Houle and her husband, Michael, announce the birth of Madeleine, on Sept. 19. Kristi is an experienced manager at Andersen Consulting and Michael is a lead engineer at Boeing.

Sonya Brandt Stewart and her husband, John, announce the birth of Rachel, on April 21. She joins Rebekah, 4. Sonya works for the State of Oregon employment department.

Becky Roose is the handbag and accessory buyer for Nordstrom.com.

Brian and Kayce (Wheeler '91) Gardner announce the birth of Nathaniel Grant, born on Brian's birthday, March 8. Brian is in his 10th year with Enterprise Rent-a-Car and Leasing. He is a district manager in Portland, Ore. Kayce is enjoying a year at home with Nate.

Sarah (Jeans) Agsten and her husband, Mark, announce the birth of Hunter LaRoy, on June 26. Sarah is a physician at Valley Medical Group in Roseburg, Ore.

Julie (Wilson) Spackman and her husband, Bob, announce the birth of Isaac Joseph, on April 26. He joins Lillian Joyce, 2.

Kristi Olsen and Norm Smith were married on July 9 at the Kiana Lodge in Poulsbo, Wash. Kristi's brother, Pastor Brian Olsen '89, officiated. Heidi Zech Olivadoti '90, Kristine Giles Lange '91, Beth Canton Nemeth '90 and Lise Hannon Olsen '90 were in the wedding. Kristi is a principal in the South Kitsap School District and Norm is a teacher at Olalla (Wash.) Elementary School.

Tracy (Colter) Carpenter and her husband, Rick, announce the birth of Ashley, on Sept. 8. She joins Austin, 2. Tracy is an operating room nurse at Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup.

Tina (Banning) Richardson and her husband, Geoff, announce the birth of Lauren Dana, on June 20. In September they moved to Leavenworth, Wash, where Geoff is a family physician. Tina is taking time off from teaching to stay at home with Lauren.

Don O'Donnell began a new position as executive vice president at AXA Advisors in Bellevue, Wash., in July. Jennifer (Hustad '91) is a stay-at-home mom with their son, Nicholas Edward, 1.

Marta (Swenson) Costanzo and her husband, Tom, announce the birth of Nicholas, on April 11. He joins Anthony, 3. Marta is a registered nurse in labor, delivery and postpartum care at Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup. Tom is in IS technologies at Continental Mills, Inc.

Janeen (Steves) Antonelli and her husband, Tony live in Houston, Texas. Tony was selected to NASA's astronaut candidate program, class of 2000. He began the two-year training program in August, and expects to receive a mission in five to ten years.

Mike and Joan (Hutchins '89) Friel announce the birth of Michael Charles, on Aug. 29. He joins Megan, 3. Mike is a computer programmer contracting with COMSYS, and is currently working with Boeing. Joan still loves being a stay-at-home mom, and is the newsletter editor for MOMS Club of Renton.

Teresa (Dunley) O'Donnell and her husband, Brian, announce the birth of Hayley Marie, on June 24.

Tyler Clement and his wife, Erin, recently moved with their children; Jacob, 6, Griffin, 3, and Sydney, 18 months, to Spokane, where Tyler grew up and Erin went to Gonzaga University. Tyler has a new position as a financial consultant at Merrill Lynch where he works with his father and brother. tclements@pclient.ml.com or pac5@email.msn.com

Del Lofton is a Lutheran Brotherhood district representative in Tacoma. He recently earned the Fraternal Insurance Counselor (FIC) designation from the National Fraternal Congress of America. Del also qualified for membership in the Million-Dollar Round Table, recognized internationally as the standard of excellence in the life insurance-based financial services business. Del is affiliated with the Great Northwest Agency in Seattle.

Ronald Crump has a new position as communications manager at Intel Corporation's Internet Media Services in Portland, Ore. He produces sells collateral materials promoting Intel's streaming media solutions.

Susan Kinoshita and Douglas Weber were married on Aug. 5 in Seattle.

Ron Wika owns and operates Maguire & Hester in Vallejo, Calif. He hopes to move back to Washington some day with his wife, Amanda, and two daughters, Marina Ann, 4, and Carley Renee, 2.

Jennifer Meyer Brown and her husband, Jeff, announce the birth of Rachel Sandra, on June 21, 1999. Rachel's sister, Makenna Lindlee is 4. Jennifer is a financial planner at Lutheran Brotherhood in Woodland Hills, Calif.

Timothy Hein and his wife recently moved back to the Northwest from Cincinnati, Ohio. Timothy is the regional business director for Johnson & Johnson. They have two children, Zach and Riley, both 4.

Craig Arthur and his wife, Courtney, announce the birth of their first child, Abigail Lorraine, on Sept. 9.

Martin and Kimberly (Ammon) Schaeferle announce the birth of Grant Henry, on Sept. 18. He joins Lauren, 5, and Gavin, 3.

Tracy (Rova) Craig and her husband, Michael, announce the birth of Rebecca, on March 12.

Steve and Jennifer (Pearson) Cooper announce the birth of Ryan Dean, on March 2.

Kate (Wheeler) Sheflo and her husband, Mark, announce the birth of twins, Allison and Alex, on June 16.

Loren and Jennie (Acker '91) Camp announce the birth of Miles Payton, on April 6. Loren is a financial adviser in Denver, and Jennie is completing a Ph.D. in American literature at the University of Denver.

Gail Ingram is the sales and marketing coordinator at Spencer Technologies in Seattle. She is back in Washington state after a long stint in Norway. gail4491@yahoo.com

Mark Matthes was selected to teach international business and law to third and fourth year Chinese students at the university in Bengbu, China.

Beth Jarrett and Eric Dull announce the birth of Joel Hixson, on June 16. He joins Naomi Sonia. Beth is the pastor at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Spokane.

Ken Steenis has worked as a probation counselor in the Snohomish County Juvenile Court since graduating from PLU. He loves working with the kids in the trenches.

Brett Hartvigson is a Lutheran Brotherhood district representative in San Diego. He qualified for membership in the Million Dollar Round Table, an independent association that is recognized internationally as the standard of excellence in the life insurance based financial services business. In July, he ranked first in the amount of life insurance products issued. Brett is affiliated with the Pacific Southwest Agency in Woodland Hills, Calif.

Eva-Liisa (Shilamba) Kafidi is a lecturer of integrated natural science and math at Ongwediva College of Education in Namibia, Africa. She is also studying long distance through the University of South Africa. Her husband, Petrus, is a lecturer of computer skills and math and will soon be leaving for Australia to study for a master's degree in computer science.

Karen (Hanson) Scott and her husband, Curtis, announce the birth of Leah Maile, on June 2. She joins Owen, 2.

Stephanie Krebs and Andrew Gomsrud were married on June 17 in Walla Walla, Wash. Stephanie teaches high school classes at Opportunity Center with the Walla Walla School District. Andrew is a teacher with the school district at Paine Campus.

Brian Riseland left Microsoft in May for a new position as director of marketing at CheckSpace, an Internet startup company that is an online payment network for small businesses.

Lane Kadel and his wife, Candi, announce the birth of Priya Jennifer, on April 10. Lane began working at Resource Management Associates, on Aug. 1, as the director of marketing. He is seeking partnership in the firm. Candi is a happy homemaker, keeping Priya active and Lane in check. lane.candi@gte.net

Leigh Ann Evanson returned to the Peace Corps to serve in the Crisis Corp for six months. She coordinates all non-governmental agencies concerning infectious diseases and public health education. She was previously in Gabon for 27 months.

Chizuko (Nishimoto) Suga and her husband, Goro, live in Kumamoto, Japan. Chizuko is the quality control system creator at Mitsubishi Electric Kumamoto Semiconductor Corporation and Goro is a semiconductor engineer.

Brian Aust recently graduated from Hamline Law School in St. Paul, Minn., and passed the Minnesota bar exam. He will be practicing immigration law.

Cheryl Green recently graduated from Harvard psychiatry residency and completed her medical training. She is now a practicing psychopharmacologist in Seattle. She will be married early next year.

Maria (Parfit) Pederson and her husband, Jonathan, are living in Wisconsin. Maria serves as pastor at Cross of Life Lutheran Church in Brookfield, and Jon serves as pastor at House of Prayer Lutheran Church in Mequon. After two years there, they are enjoying the Milwaukee area, a place full of tailgating and bratwurst.

Bobbi (Adams) Blankenship and her husband, Lindy had a daughter, Beth Ann, was born on April 16 with a congenital heart defect. She died on April 17.

Jacob Darin HowardJennifer (Haroldson) and Darin Howard '93 announce the birth of Jacob Darin, on March 15. They live in Newberg, Ore. Darin is employed by Bidtek Inc. in Portland, and Jennifer is a stay-at-home mom.

Anna (Klouda) Loomis and her husband, Geoff, announce the birth of Brynli, on May 12. Anna is chief financial officer at Physician Partners Inc., in Lake Oswego, Ore.

Jennifer Graham Hampton and her husband, David, bought a larger house with a huge yard for their two dogs. Jennifer has been at Atlanta (Ga.) Capital Management Co. for more than six years. They plan to remain in Atlanta.

Brian Rybloom is a Lutheran Brotherhood district representative in Portland, Ore. He recently attended Career I school for financial needs, relationship marketing, underwriting, and administrative practice in Minneapolis, Minn. Brian is affiliated with the Great Northwest Agency in Seattle.

Cathy (Corrie) Warner and her husband, David, announce the birth of Benjamin Cory, on March 16.

Terrance Peterson has spent six years at the University of Washington Medical Center conducting research in such areas as melanoma tumor suppression gene, epithelial eytokines and growth factors. His fiance, Jonna Alalem (University of Puget Sound '96), is a flight attendant at Alaska Airlines.

Kevin Winder is a Lutheran Brotherhood district representative in Salem, Ore. He qualified for membership in the Million Dollar Round Table, an independent association that is recognized internationally as the standard of excellence in the life insurance based financial services business. Kevin is affiliated with the Great Northwest Agency in Seattle.

Wendy Anneke Ernst and William Berry were married on April 8, at First Congregational Church in Tacoma. Wendy is an associate city attorney for the city of Lakewood Wash., and William is a mechanical engineer at Intel Corporation in Dupont. They went to Greece and France for the honeymoon.

Hilary Burtt is an opera singer in Seattle.

Nathan Shouse and Mari Hoseth '96 were married on July 23 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Tacoma.

Susan VanBeuge and her two children, Paul, 8, and Stephanie, 6, moved back from Okinawa, Japan where they lived for two years. Susan is in the master's degree in nursing program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She plans to be a family nurse practitioner.

Scott and Sarah (Colwell '94) Sypher announce the birth of Grace Elizabeth, on June 28.

Olivia Grace HurleyRich and Monica (Ricarte '94, '99) Hurley announce the birth of their first child, Olivia Grace, on Aug. 9. Rich is working as a customer integration consultant at FedEx and Monica will continue to work as a development director at PLU after some time at home with Olivia.

Jay and Robin (Buck '94) Evans moved into their first home in October. They live in Corvallis, Mont.

Kelly Hoeckelberg-Young and Jeff Young live in Oregon City, Ore. In June, Kelly was promoted to assistant manager of the check services department at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco in Portland, Ore. In July, Jeff began his third and final year of family practice residency and was appointed chief resident.

Janelle (Smith) Bersch received a master's degree in social work from the University of Texas, Arlington, in August 1999. She and her husband, Wayne, moved to Wenatchee, where Janelle is the director of children's services at Chelan Douglas Developmental Services. Wayne works in critical care as a registered nurse at Central Washington Hospital. They are expecting their first child in January.

Raylene (Mazat) Browne has a new position as corporate strategic planner and data analyst at Jewish Hospital Health Care Services in Louisville, Ky.

Jeff and Brittany (Lee) Brandt announce the birth of Carson Thomas, on June 18. Jeff is an adjunct faculty member in the music department at PLU and Brittany is a registered nurse in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Mary Bridge Children's Hospital in Tacoma.

Karl and Alison (Wigstrom '93) Hoseth announce the birth of Annaika Kailey, on Sept. 23. She was born on the two-month anniversary of her aunt and uncle, Mari (Hoseth '96) and Nate '93 Shouse. Her grandparents, Paul, the current dean of the School of Physical Education and Director of Athletics at PLU, and Jeanne Hoseth '80, are learning how to spoil her.

David Benson and Jenny Kooiker were married on Sept. 23 at Acme Presbyterian Church in Acme, Wash.

Janel (Nygren) Brock and her husband, Troy, announce the birth of Andrew, on Dec. 27, 1999. He joined Ethan, 2.

Sylvia Wesche and Jim Travis were married on July 22 in Colorado Springs. Sylvia is a captain and nurse in the U.S. Army. Jim is a pilot for United Airlines and a captain in the U.S. Air Force Reserve.

Michele Tomseth received a master of arts in education degree from Oregon State University on June 11. She has a new position as assistant director of international programs and study abroad coordinator in the office of international programs at Linfield College.

Rebecca Thompson has been teaching in the Bethel (Wash.) School District for five years. She also coaches two sports and is a diversity trainer for the district. Rebecca received a master's degree from the University of Washington in 1999.

Noelle (Weber) Harman joined the Seattle law firm of Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson as an associate in June. Her practice will emphasize business and tax law. Noelle was previously a tax associate with the accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche. Noelle graduated from Gonzaga University School of Law in 1998.

Christina (DeAustria) Branson and her husband, Calvin, live in Bakersfield, Calif., where Christina is teaching kindergarten special education.

Kirstin Hokanson and Alan Doud were married on Aug. 12. Kirstin is a high school and elementary music teacher and Alan is a high school physics teacher, both in the Bellingham (Wash.) School District.

James Marron has joined the law firm of Mautz, Baum & O'Hanlon in Pendleton, Ore., as an associate. He was previously the general counsel for Scholastic Fundraising Solutions of Portland, Ore. James received his law degree from Drake University Law School in Des Moines, Iowa.

Christina (DeAustria) Branson is teaching kindergarten special education.

Angela Otto graduated from the University of Oregon School of Law in 1999. She is now practicing construction and surety law at Stewart, Sokol & Gray Lee in Portland, Ore. She was admitted to both the Washington and Oregon bar associations.

Kaia Schubert is a new homeowner in Colorado. She is a family nurse practitioner in family practice and internal medicine. She earned a master's degree in nursing from PLU in 1999.

Robert Spencer and Amy Johnson '97 were married on July 29 in Anacortes, Wash. John Wick '96, Brad Parker '96, Jenny Griffith '97, and Dana Rasmussen '97 were attendants. Ingrid Ford '97, Karen (Schmidt) Wright '97, Erika (Olson) Mariani '97, and Crystal Aikin '97 also participated in the wedding.

Sarah JonesSarah Jones was a member of the 2000 U.S. Women's Olympic rowing team. She competed in Sydney, in the women's eight event, making the A final. Their strong and experienced crew achieved a sixth-place finish. For the past two years they placed second at the World Championships.

Christian Walker and Hannah Bradford were married on June 25 at Bozarth Mansion in Spokane, Wash. Christian is a marine electrician at Marine Electric, Inc., and Hannah is a sixth grade teacher.

John Wick received a Doctor of Medicine degree from Oregon Health Sciences University in June and is completing a family practice residency in Boise, Idaho. Sheri (Laverman) Wick is an oncology registered nurse at St. Luke's Medical Center.

Ben Vahl and his wife, Melissa, celebrated their first year of parenthood on Aug. 15 and joyously wait with their daughter, Sydney Paige, for the birth of their second child in May.

Tanya Wilson and Mark Leaf were married on Aug. 5, in Wenatchee, Wash. Mark is a middle school teacher and coach in the Mukilteo School District. Tanya is a vocational rehabilitation counselor and assistant branch manager at Whittal Management Company.

Andrew Dreyer is in his second year of dental school at Creighton University. His wife, Lori (Gustafson '96) is applying to physical therapy school.

Christian Marien was ordained into the ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America on July 15 after graduating from Luther Seminary in May. Kelly Crithfield '96, Kacey (Cockram) Hahn '96, Steve Leifsen '96, Kai Nelson '96, Kirsten (Lindquist) Lagomarsino '98, Phillip Johannessen '97, and PLU's campus pastors, Nancy Connor and Dennis Sepper, participated in the ordination.

Marneta Hoel and her husband, Steve, announce the birth of Kaci Ann, on May 13. She joins Tyler, 3.

John Vining is a critical care nurse in the U.S. Army. He recently obtained CCRN certification and was reassigned to Ft. Lewis, Wash. John and his wife, Angela, and daughter, Jennifer, live in Tacoma.

Jamie Burnett and Sari Kittelson were married on July 28 in Tacoma. Jamie is a fourth-grade teacher at Firgrove Elementary School in the Puyallup School District. Sari graduated from Western Washington University with a degree in elementary education.

Jana (Woodworth) Clevenger and her husband, Doug, announce the birth of Carsten Douglas, on Aug. 17. He joins Amanda Kirsten, 1.

Scott and Joy (Zumbrunnen) Ross announce the birth of Jessica Marie, on June 9. Scott was promoted to ALM project manager and assistant vice president at Washington Mutual Bank in April. He became a Chartered Financial Analyst member in August.

Sharon (Sinnes) Carrell is a teacher at Rocky Ridge Elementary School in Graham, Wash.

Kara (Holland) Hurst received a master of arts degree in museum science from Texas Tech University in August. She is currently working at the University of Oklahoma library. Kara and her husband, Stance, celebrated their second wedding anniversary in July. Stance is working on his graduate degree in archeology at the University of Oklahoma.

Christina Miethner finished her law studies at the University of Stockholm in 1997. She then earned a degree in international, European and human rights law at the University of Strasbourg in France. In 1999, she completed a master's degree in transnational business practice at McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, Calif. Christina now works for the Swedish migration board in Solna, Sweden.

Cara Hettich and Mike Haasl were married on July 8 in Madison, Wis. Cara is enrolled in the pharmaceutical graduate program at the University of Utah and Mike is a mechanical engineer at Kimberly Clark.

Tamara Bushek and Mike Sohl were married on Sept. 16 at Fort Sill, Okla. Tamara is a programmer at Telos Federal Systems and Mike is a retail manager and business partner at Sohl Paint.

Darren Kerbs and Carla WarrenDarren Kerbs and Carla Warren were married on Aug. 26 in Tacoma, Wash. Darren is the associate director of alumni and parent relations at PLU and Carla is the director of development at the YWCA in Tacoma.

Mari Hoseth '96,'97 and Nathan Shouse '93,'96 were married on July 23 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Tacoma. PLU Campus minister, Nancy Conner, officiated the ceremony.

David Nova and his wife, Jane, recently celebrated David's new position as regional human resource manager at Wizards of the Coast, the international developer and creator of Pokemon and Dungeons & Dragons intellectual and trading card games, based in Renton, Wash.. Jane is a registered diagnostic medical sonographer at Virginia Mason in Issaquah. They have one child, Alexa Jane, 2.

Charles Van Aken is in the Peace Corps in Ghana, West Africa. His tour will soon be completed and he will return to the U.S.

Faisal Alsabah is an economics researcher.

Leslie Baker and Daniel Kellin were married on Aug. 18 in Renton, Wash. Leslie is an elementary school teacher at Monroe (Wash.) Montessori School and Daniel is working in landscape construction for Teufel at Microsoft in Redmond.

Kim Creighton and Scott Cushing were married on Aug. 5, in Bellevue, Wash. Beth Frans '97, Laura (Fijalka) Kingston '96, Christina (Simpson) Perron '93, '95, Brian van Valey '97, Chris Peirce '97, and Jeff Bare '97 were in the wedding. Kim is a copy editor at The Wright Group and Scott is a producer at AtomFilms.

Martha Pleasance and Axel Koch were married on Aug. 6 in Maple Valley, Wash. Axel is from Leipzig, Germany. Rodney Swenson, professor emeritus of German at PLU, conducted portions of the ceremony in German. Dr. Swenson was instrumental in encouraging Martha to apply for the Fulbright Scholarship that took her to Germany. She met Axel while teaching there. Martha is seeking employment in human resources and Axel is a mechanical engineer.

Matt Shouse and Kim Brune '99 were married on Aug. 5 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Tacoma. Matt is a P.E. teacher and coach at Ford Middle School in the Franklin Pierce School District and Kim is a victim advocate for the Pierce County prosecutor.

Devra Sigle-Hermosilla received a juris doctorate from Seattle University School of Law on Dec. 16. She has accepted a position as an associate attorney in civil litigation at Paine Hamblen Coffin Brooke & Miller LLP, in Spokane.

Erin Mortensen and Josh Wyrick were married on Sept. 9 in Seattle. Brian Van Valey '97, Tracey Sund '97, Nikki Hedlund '97, Travis Hale '97, Jenni Krueger '97, David Roy '97, Erik Mortensen '01, Peter Finstuen '98, Travis Roy '98, Mark Givens '98, Kenny Frisch '97, and Richard Mortensen '67 were all a part of the wedding party. Erin is an account manager at Metro Cellular and Josh is an accountant at Voicestream.

Cindy (Sinnes) Caryl is the show manager at EMAP USA, a publishing company. In Dec. 1999 she was promoted to director of outdoor events.

Jesse Caryl graduated from Pepperdine Law School in May. He works at Stone & Hiles.

Jason Carrell is a teacher at Spanaway Lake High School. He is also the assistant varsity football and basketball coach.

Kevin Wiles and Jeanne Thompson were married on Aug. 19 in Flagstaff, Ariz. Peter Wiles '95, James Hayes '97, and Melissa Holcomb '99 were in the wedding. Kevin and Jeanne are stationed at Ft. Bragg, N.C.

Anthony Tin is a consultant at JT Dental in San Francisco.

Daemon and Kristin (Benson) Repp bought their first house in Renton, Wash., in July.

Ryan Chandlee and Kristin Phillipson were married on May 20 in Minneapolis. Brandon Hardenbrook '97 was in the wedding party. Ryan graduated from law school at the University of Minnesota and recently passed the Minnesota bar exam. He is practicing law at Fort Gordon, Georgia, for the U.S. Army JAG Corps. Kristin is a writer and marketing representative for an architecture firm.

Makyla (Miller) Moody began her first year of law school at the University of Denver (Colo.) College of Law in August. Her husband, Eric '98, is a research assistant at the National Jewish Medical and Research Center in Denver.

Stephanie Bean and Charles Nunley were married in April. Stephanie is a sixth-grade teacher in the Federal Way School District and Charles is a sergeant in the U.S. Army.

Mike Sandefur and his wife, Sara, announce the birth of Abigail Hope, on July 15. Mike is a campus minister for Baptist Collegiate Ministries. He also attends classes at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary.

Robert Haugen recently received a master's degree in teaching from Whitworth College in Spokane. The Puyallup School District offered him a position as a fifth-grade teacher in April.

Seth Albright is in the master's in education with initial certification program at PLU. He plans to teach high school science and coach basketball after graduating in August 2001. His wife, Christine (Axley) '00 is a registered nurse at the University of Washington Medical Center. She also coaches track at Emerald Ridge High School in Puyallup.

Aaron Lafferty has a new position producing the weekend 6:30 p.m. news at KGW-TV in Portland, Ore. He was previously at KMTR-TV in Eugene, Ore.

Andrea Bernhardsen and Anthony Filing were married on Aug. 16 in Hawaii. Andrea has applied to the 2001-2002 master of arts with initial certification program at PLU. Anthony is a Pierce County sheriff deputy.

Nate Ennen has a new position as a biologist at the Environmental Science and Research Foundation in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

Heidi Splittgerber received her master of arts degree from Colorado State University last summer.

Angela Kellogg and Britton Gunter were married on Sept. 2 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Los Gatos, Calif. Lisa Kellogg '01, Julie (Frye) Johnson '98, and Sarah (Abbey) Roraback '98 were in the wedding.

Joy Will passed the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) test and is now a recognized beer judge. The BJCP is a non profit membership organization of beer judges. She judged her first competition at the Southeast Autumn Pour Homebrew competition in Juneau, Alaska. She also took third place for her own homebrew, Rainwater Porter, in its category at the competition.

Kirsten Lindquist Lagomarsino is a pricing analyst at Micronpc.com in Nampa, Idaho.

Tamra Miller has a new position as weekend anchor and reporter at KTRV-TV in Nampa, Idaho.

Kari Stoll and Scott Barnes were married on July 21 in Redmond, Wash. Kari is a forecast analyst at PACCAR Parts and Scott is an EMT for American Medical Response.

Misty Banks and Matthew SmithMisty Banks and Matthew Smith were married on July 23 at Olson Mansion in Maple Valley, Wash. Tara Millet '00, Sally Cole '98, Janeen Fagan '00, Larissa Norris '98, and Paul Smith '01 were in the wedding. Misty is a teacher and track coach at Kalles Junior High School and is also the assistant basketball coach at Emerald Ridge High School, both in Puyallup. Matthew is a senior sales representative at Eschelon Telecom and also does financial services for WMA in Tacoma. They went to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for their honeymoon.

Erin O'Hagan is an environmental educator for Pierce County.

Andrea (Deaver) Clay and her husband, Koyi, announce the birth of Reilley Raelynn, on March 28.

Tara Nelson recently appeared in the Colorado Springs, Colo., premiere of William Shakespeare's, "The Tragedy of King Lear." She played the part of the Fool.

Jennifer McCann is a P.E. instructor at Santa Terisita School in Los Angeles.

Kathleen (Stevens) Jones and her husband, David, announce the birth of Annie, on Sept. 30. She joins Matthew, 5, and Christian, 2. Kathleen is a stay at home mom.


Phyllis Sophia Grande McManus died on Feb. 29.

Gertrude (Brunner) Krause died on Aug. 19.

Carl Erickson died on Aug. 28.

Neal Amend died on Aug. 18.

Patricia (Soderman) Thompson died on Sept. 1.

Phyllis (Brandt) Babcock died on Aug. 21.

John Wisen died on July 5.

Carol Gaffey died on July 7.

Stanley Pietras died in July.

Jeff Ruble died on July 24.


Faculty and Friends
Emmet Eklund, religion professor emeritus, died on Aug. 7. He began his 18-year tenure at PLU in 1964 when he came to serve as the chair of the religion department. During his time at PLU, Emmet had a deep commitment to teaching and enriching university life with strong Lutheran values. Emmet spent 37 years in the ministry and in retirement, and he and his wife, Marion, co-authored several books about leaders in the Swedish Lutheran Church. He is survived by his wife; two children, Kent and Joan; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Susan (Schillinger) Rouse ’71 passed away on October 8, 2000 after a long battle with cancer. Wife of Pastor Rick Rouse ’69, Sue had served the university as a member of the PLU Alumni Board and was Volunteer Director for Homecoming for two years running, served as Vice President of the PLU Women’s Organization, and was a member of the Choral Union.

Ryan Fletcher is in his first year at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, studying for a Master of Divinity degree. Last year, he and his wife, Natalie Francois, were in Cameroon, West Africa, with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America division for global mission. Natalie teaches first-grade at a private international school in Oakland, Calif. The school serves the Chinese American immigrant population in Oakland.

Sarah Abbey and Chad Roraback '99 were married on Aug. 19 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Tacoma. Julie (Frye) Johnson '98, Angela (Kellogg) Gunter '98, Heidi Ramseth '98, Carrie Rice '98, Amy Roraback '90, Jenny Roraback '00, and Brendan Selders '99 were attendants. Michael Strasburg '98, Shannon Herlocker '98, and Steve Alseth '99 also participated in the wedding. Nancy Connor, PLU campus pastor, officiated.

Donald Schlottmann plays the post position on a men's basketball team. He is living in Germany for the basketball season. Donald is also a youth basketball coach.

Bryce Nelson spent the summer working as a clerk in the tort claims division of the Washington State Attorney General's Office. He is in his second year at Seattle University School of Law. nelsonb2@seattleu.edu

Jessica Robinson and Paul Henderson were married on June 17 at First Lutheran Church in Poulsbo, Wash. Jessica is a graduate student and Paul is a special education teacher in the Central Kitsap School District. They are making their home in Bremerton, Wash.

Aaron Swenson and Erika Perkins were married on Aug. 26 in Colville, Wash. Chris Backman '99 and Lesley Hampton '99 were in the wedding. Aaron is in his second year of dental school at the University of Washington and Erika completed her student teaching in November. She plans to teach high school biology.

Denise Thompson is a teleservice representative for the Social Security Administration in Auburn, Wash.

Lena Tibbelin and Shaun Buhre '00 were married on Sept. 2 at the Buhre family beach house in Home, Wash. PLU religion professor Stewart Govig conducted the ceremony. Mia Forsberg, Shannon Spahr '02, Cole Willis and Kevin Hellyer were in the wedding party. Lena works as staff sports writer for the Eastside Journal and Shaun works for the Borders store in Puyallup.

Erika Bennett is a teacher at a parish school in East Los Angeles. She participates in the ministry of Servant Partners.

Sarah McCoy is teaching second grade in the Cheyenne Mountain School District in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Christine (Axley) Albright is a registered nurse at the University of Washington Medical Center. She also coaches track at Emerald Ridge High School in Puyallup. Her husband, Seth Albright '98 is in the master's in education with initial certification program at PLU. He plans to teach high school science and coach basketball after graduating in August 2001.

Laura Ritchie and Geoff Gifford '01 were married on Aug. 26 at Resurrection Lutheran Church in Portland, Ore. Laura works in the News and Information Services office at PLU, and Geoff will graduate from PLU in May.

Mindy Norris teaches third grade at McAlder Elementary School in the Sumner School District.

Shawn Myers and Melissa Soto were married on July 8 at Grace Brethren Church in Sunnyside, Wash. Shawn is a teacher at Toppenish (Wash.) Middle School and Melissa is a dental hygienist.

Douglas Prindle and Leena Heaton were married on Aug. 12 at Calvary Presbyterian Church in Enumclaw, Wash. Douglas is a structural engineer at JRR Engineering in Edmonds, Wash. Leena is a student at Trinity Lutheran College. She is majoring in youth and family ministry with a pre-counseling emphasis.

Heather Wendt is the community outreach coordinator at Snohomish County Federated Health and Safety Network.

Matt Crouthamel and Brenda Fitzer were married in June at Shoreline (Wash.) Community Church. Matt is a student at the University of Washington School of Medicine.


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