Class reunions will be held for 1951, 1956, 1961, 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, and 1996 during Homecoming 2001, October 12-14. If you would like to serve on your class reunion committee or would like information about your reunion please contact your reunion class representative(s).
1932, 1941, 1942,
1947, 1950, 1951,
1952, 1954, 1956,
1957, 1958, 1959,
1962, 1966, 1968,
1969, 1970, 1971,
1972, 1973, 1975,
1976, 1977, 1978,
1980, 1982, 1983,
1984, 1985, 1986,
1987, 1988, 1989,
1990, 1991, 1992,
1993, 1994, 1995,
1996, 1997, 1998,
1999, 2000, 2001,
Grace (Holte) Olson died on Jan.
26. Grace was married to Emil
Olson in 1933. They had three children.
She enjoyed many activities
and loved reading. She was an accomplished
pianist and played the
chapel pipe organ while at PLU. She
was a member of First Evangelical
Lutheran Church in Mount Vernon
and volunteered her sewing skills to
the church quilting circle. She also
volunteered nearly 14,000 hours
making baby quilts and embroidered
pillowcases for the hospital guild.
She was preceded in death by her
husband; and survived by her
daughter, Arlene; sons, Ernie and
Peter; eight grandchildren and five
Hazel (Roti) Johnson died on May
3. She taught in the Tacoma School
District for 27 years. She also attended
Multnomah Bible School,
sang in the choir and taught the
Women’s Bible Guild at First Presbyterian
Church in Tacoma. She is
survived by her husband of 58
years, Carl; two sons, Paul and
Lloyd; two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren;
and her brother,
Lloyd Roti ’35.
Alice (Ford) Pflueger Tingstrom
died on May 25 after battling cancer.
She taught school for nine years
in Tacoma before marrying Dr.
Jesse P. Pflueger ’37, in 1948.
They moved to Ephrata, Wash.,
where they lived until 1979, when
they retired to Grayland, Wash.
Following Jesse’s death in 1982,
Alice married Harold Tingstrom in
1984 and moved to Tacoma. After
Harold’s death in 1994, Alice
moved near her daughters in Moses
Lake and Spokane, Wash. Alice was
a member of the Ephrata School
Board and an avid gardener. She
also enjoyed sewing quilts for
Lutheran World Relief, entertaining
friends and traveling. She is survived
by her daughters, Priscilla (Kevan)
Smith and Naomi (Jon) Lungstrom;
and six grandchildren.
Karl and Lois (Robertson ’46)
Olsen celebrated their 55th wedding
anniversary on Aug. 17.
Calvin and Julie (Johnson ‘52)
Watness celebrated their golden
wedding anniversary on Nov. 18.
They spent February and March in
Indio, Calif. They also visited PLU
roommates, Ed “Speed”
Kenworthy ‘51, in Tucson, Ariz.;
and Pete ‘50 and Beth (Gottwald
’50) Peterson in San Luis Obispo,
Ernest Randolph died on June 20.
Before attending PLU, Ernie served in
the South Pacific during WWII. After
graduating from PLU, he attended
the University of Washington School
of Medicine, graduating in 1956,
and served with the U.S. Public
Health Service in Norfolk, Va. When
he returned to Washington, he entered
private practice at the Parkland
Clinic and Spanaway offices. During his 37 years of practice, he served
on several hospital boards in
Tacoma, including a term as president
of staff at the former Doctor’s
Hospital. Ernie was a longtime member
of Trinity Lutheran Church in
Parkland. He is survived by his wife
of 48 years, Charlotte; daughter,
Paula; sons, Philip and Tim; and two
Dolores (Johnson) Lobeda died on
April 13. Her many interests included
the family beach place on
Fox Island, volunteering at Evergreen
Elementary in University Place,
Wash., involvement in her church
and improving her ability to speak
Swedish with a group of friends. She
is survived by her husband, Kenneth
’50; daughters, Lynn Swanson
and LeAnn Peterson; and five grandchildren.
Gloria Keller retired from nursing in
1995. She has 14 grandchildren.
Gloria still stays in contact with Lu
Vig Edwards ‘54, Delora Johnson
Olivers ’54 and Charky Brandt
Jeanette Howe retired after 44
years in the medical technology field
in September 2000. She was most
recently at Cedar Medical Lab, associated
with Multicare, in Tacoma.
Yvonne Deitz tutors high school
students and gives violin lessons
while enjoying her retirement.
Louis Spry was inducted into the
Amateur Baseball Umpires Association
Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tenn.,
on Jan. 6. He was on the NCAA
national office staff for 32 years
before retiring in 1999. He began
his work with college baseball in
1967 as media coordinator for the
College World Series (CWA). From
1972-79, he was the staff administrator
in charge of the CWA for the
NCAA and since 1981 has been the
official scorer. He also served as a
Division I regional tournament manager
since 1992, the position that
put him in charge of umpires.
Betty (Toepke) Keller was named
Teacher of the Year
for the Spokane,
shortly before her
and her husband,
Bob ’55, moved to
Gig Harbor, Wash.,
following his retire-ment
three terms as bishop of the Eastern
Washington-Idaho ELCA Synod. They
are enjoying being closer to their
children and grandchildren, and
having time to travel together. Recent
trips include Africa, China, and
Al and Hildred (Hansen ‘60)
Dungan moved to Eden Prairie,
Minn., where Hildred was transferred
to the Lutheran Brotherhood
Chris Halvorson retired from his
career as a urologist in 1995. After
PLU, he attended the University of
Washington where he received his
medical degree and the University of
Oklahoma where he served his residency
in urology. Chris was also a
flight surgeon with the U.S. Navy.
Christie Miller has a new grandchild,
Jackson Paul Scott, born on
May 26 to Jeff ’93 and Britt ’95
Margie (Quick) Stensen retired
after 11 years as a paraeducator at
Collins High School in the White
River School District in Buckley,
Linda Salatiello serves on the board
of directors of the New Hampshire
Council of Churches, representing the
ELCA-NES. Her husband, Tom, is
serving his fifth term in the New
Hampshire House of Representatives.
In May, their son, Christopher, graduated
with honors from Clark University,
Worchester, Mass., with a
degree in philosophy.
Steven Ufer, a chemistry teacher
and department chair at Washington
High School in Tacoma, was honored
June 26 with the Northwestern Regional
High School Chemistry Teach-ing
Award from the American
Steve Wright retired from his position
as associate superintendent of
the Hockinson School District in
Battleground, Wash., in June. He
began his career in 1968, teaching
seventh and eighth grade at
Hockinson Middle School.
Cheryl (Remley) Mogensen and
her husband, Ronald, recently moved
to Manchester, Wash. They are seeking
intentional simplicity in their lives.
During the summer, they joined the
Peace Lutheran Gospel Choir on a
mission trip to Alaska aboard the
ship, The Christian, to bring the gospel
through word and song to villages
along the coast.
Dennis Flath and his wife, Helen,
are proud grandparents to four
grandchildren, Nicholas, 10,
Marissa, 4, Erika, 3, and Michael, 1.
Paul Dessen retired in July 2000
after 31 years of teaching. He continues
to coach and volunteer in the
schools and his church community.
Ronald C. Johnson died on April
29. After PLU Ronald went to Brooks
Army Medical Center in San Antonio,
Texas. He served his family practice
residency in Galveston, Texas and
then went into private family practice
in Puyallup. Ron contributed to his
community and supported Helping
Hand House in Puyallup. He was a
member of Immanuel Lutheran Church
in Puyallup. He is survived by his
wife, Susan (Richards) ‘68; daughter,
Sasha; and sons, Samuel and
Julie (Taylor) Aageson has a new
position as coordinator of Lutheran
resource centers for the Evangelical
Lutheran Church in America. She
works with the Department for Synodical
Relations and the Division for
Congregational Ministries in Chicago
to help support the work of 71
Lutheran resource centers across the
ELCA. Julie and her husband, Jim
’70, live in Moorhead, Minn., where
Jim is a professor of religion at
In April, Pattie Cowell was appointed
Teaching Scholar for her innovative
teaching and research projects at
Colorado State University. Pattie is
professor and chairwoman of the
English department, and has been at
CSU since 1977. She has served as
chairwoman of the Women’s Studies
program, acting assistant dean of the
Graduate School and acting associate
dean of the College of Liberal
Arts. As part of the Scholars program,
Pattie is working with the Of-fice
for Service-Learning and
Volunteer Programs to coordinate
teams of students who will experience
real-world literary endeavors in
Donald Monta is the director of the
Bureau of Legal Affairs, Family Independence
Agency for the State of
Michigan. The agency has 12,000
Michael Neils was elected Bishop
of the Grand Canyon Synod of the
ELCA in June. He and his wife,
Cheryl (Frydenlund) ’71, live in
Phoenix with their two children,
Mary and Matthew.
Marcia Anderson is the head of
museum collections and chief curator
for the Minnesota Historical Society,
Minnesota’s oldest institution and
one of the largest state historical
societies in the country. It operates at
18 sites throughout the state. The
collection includes 1.4 million archaeological
items; 250,000 arti-facts;
550,000 books; 250,000
photographs; 37,000 maps; 5,500
paintings, prints, and drawings;
38,000 cubic feet of manuscripts;
and 45,000 cubic feet of governmental
records. She is also the curator
of the American Indian and Arts
& Crafts material culture collections.
Marcia received the Lifetime
Achievement Award from the Minnesota
Crafts Council and was a con-tributing
author to “Minnesota 1900:
Art and Life on the Upper Mississippi,
1890-1915,” (1994). The
book included the essay, “Art for
Life’s Sake: The Handicraft Guild of
Minneapolis.” In 1994, Marcia received
the Decorative Arts Society’s
Charles F. Montgomery Award for
the most outstanding first major publication
by a scholar in the field of
American decorative arts.
James and Linda (Gray) Puttler’s
oldest daughter, Krista, graduated
with honors in English writing from
Northwestern University in June.
Their youngest daughter, Mai-Britt, is
a freshman at the University of
Gerd-Inger (Gigi Gregersen) and
Mark ’75 McDougall moved to
Taipei, Taiwan to work at the Taipei
American School. Mark is the elementary
principal and Gerd-Inger
teaches high school. They have been
working in international schools for
20 years, including Nigeria, Saudi
Arabia, Italy, and Indonesia. Their
older daughter, Heather Liv ’97,
worked as a social worker for two
years and then as an admissions
counselor at PLU for two years. She
is now pursuing her master’s degree
at Columbia University in New York
City. Their younger daughter,
Annelise, is a sophomore at PLU.
Mark and Gerd-Inger welcome visits
from PLU alumni who are traveling
through or living in the Taipei area.
After PLU, Ivy Schwartz earned a
master of science degree in education
and taught high school for four
years. She then went to dental school
and specialized in prosthodontics.
She has been on the dental school
faculty at the University of Texas
Health Science Center in San Antonio
for 17 years.
Doug Robinson was unanimously
appointed district court judge by
Whitman County (Wash.) commissioners
in January. He previously
served as a superior court defense
attorney and as judge of the Colfax
Municipal Court. After PLU, Doug
attended law school at Gonzaga
University, and then served five years
in the Judge Advocate General Office
of the Air Force.
Mimi (Mogck) Tiderman earned
certification as an early adolescence
generalist, and became one of only
66 teachers in Washington State to
gain national board certification.
She lives in Port Angeles with her
husband, Bill, and two sons, Bret
Larry Walsh completed his school
administrator certification and is
employed as an assistant principal at
Hoquiam (Wash.) High School. His
wife, Gail, is a self-employed journalist
and public relations specialist,
and recently published her first
Steven Dornfeld has a new position
as pastor at Trinity Lutheran
Church in Bonners Ferry, Idaho. He
moved to Bonners Ferry on Oct. 1,
2000, after serving 15 years as
pastor of Good Shepherd Lutheran
Church in Casper, Wyo.
Katherine (Johnson) Mattingly
received the Disney American
Teacher Award for the year 2000.
She was one of 33 recipients in the
Betty Lott recently celebrated 25
years of service as a state worker,
which has included the State Library,
Department of Licensing, Department
of Transportation, Gambling Commission
and the Department of Labor
where she is currently a worker’s
compensation claim manager. She
lives in Tumwater, Wash., with her
son, James, 17. In 2000, they enjoyed
the opportunity to travel to
England and Ireland. She enjoys
skiing, bowling, hiking and Mariners
baseball. She recently began studying
Martha (Miller) Ward now leads
the Wells Fargo Corporate Municipal
Trust area. Steve Ward ’76 continues
to teach fourth grade at Breck
School. Their son, Nick, is a freshman
at Swarthmore College in Penn-sylvania,
and their daughter, Joanna,
celebrates getting her driver’s license.
Cindy Klettke traveled to Moldova
with Northwest Medical Team International
for two weeks in May. The
team set up a family practice clinic in
the capital city and Cindy was the
Paul Olsen accepted a call as pastor-
developer at Tree of Life Lutheran
Church in the Provo/Orem area of
Utah, a mission congregation of the
ELCA. He previously worked in interim
pastoral ministry in the Rocky
Mountain Synod for six years.
Bruce Neswick recently played
organ recitals in Los Angeles, Akron,
Ohio (at Trinity Lutheran Church),
Madison, Wis., and Roanoke, Va. In
March, he was the guest organist for
a service celebrating the closer communion
of the Lutheran Episcopal
churches held at Trinity Cathedral in
Columbia, S.C. In addition, he conducted
the recent annual Boy Choir
Festival at St. Paul’s Cathedral in
Buffalo, N.Y., as well as two March
performances of Britten’s chancel
opera, “Noye’s Fluke,” at Washington
Cathedral, where Bruce serves as
the assistant organist-choirmaster of
the Girl Choristers. The Girl Choristers
recently released their second
CD on the Pro Organo label, and
Bruce has had several organ and
choral works recently published by
Paracalete and Selah presses. Bruce
is now at the Cathedral of St. Philip
in Atlanta, Ga.
Robert Rodgers, senior executive
officer at St. James Healthcare in
Butte, Mont., advanced to fellow
status in the American College of
Healthcare Executives, an international
professional society represent-ing
nearly 30,000 health care
executives. To obtain fellow status,
affiliates must demonstrate their education,
experience and leadership in
the healthcare field over a period of
years. Only 3,000 healthcare executives
in the country have earned the
Gary Wilson ’80, ’84, has a new
position as principal at Lochburn
Middle School in the Clover Park
School District in Lakewood, Wash.
Gary has been in the Clover Park
School District for many years and
has served as principal at Park
Lodge, Oakwood, Tillicum, Heartwood
and Parkway elementary
Debra (Eastman) Hudson completed
a master’s degree in early
childhood special education at PLU
in 1998. She is in the process of
applying to a university with a doctorate
program in educational psy-chology.
Linda (Erickson) Hagge and her
husband, Mel, announce their adoption
of Max Linden, from Tambov,
Russia. He was born on Oct. 16,
1999, and joined the Hagge family
including Mark, 10, and Laurel, 4,
on June 14.
Joanna Robinson Neuberger is
the pastoral counselor in residence
for the Southwestern Washington
Synod of the ELCA. She gives counsel
and spiritual direction to individuals,
couples, and families out of her
office at United Lutheran Church in
Kris Geldaker died suddenly on
March 20 of an aortic dissection. He
is survived by his wife of 17 years,
Sharon (Hansen ’84), and daughters,
Katie Hope, 14 and Marta
Grace, 11. They continue to reside
in Ketchikan, Alaska, where Kris was
vice president of Cruise Line Agencies
of Alaska and they are members
of First Lutheran Church. Memories of
Kris are being collected for his
daughters at AKGeldaker@aol.com.
Scott Herfindahl was promoted to
senior vice president of sales and
marketing for the Serta Mattress
Company. Scott lives in Fairfield,
Calif., with his wife, Teresa, and
their daughter, Lauren, 5.
John Neeb and his wife, Michelle,
announce the birth of Emma Louise,
on April 26.
Michael Ronning is the pastor of St.
Luke Lutheran Church in Willingboro,
N.J. His wife, Christy, is a liturgical
dance teacher. Their daughter, Marit
Eric Rizer announces the birth of his
daughter, Rebekah Nairn, on Sept.
Randy Olson and
his wife, Barbara,
announce the birth
of David, on Dec.
20. He joins Angela,
2. The family
now lives in Bend,
Ore., and is enjoying
the exploration of their new surroundings.
Maria (Schweizer) Duffus and her
husband, Joseph, announce the birth
of Adam, on April 18. He joins
Connie (Eliason ’85, ’88) Miller
died on June 4 after a six-week
battle with leukemia. Connie grew
up in Parkland and graduated from
Washington High School. After PLU,
she began a 16-year career in education,
as a sixth grade teacher, in
the Puyallup School District. She
returned to PLU in 1988 to complete
a master’s degree in administration.
Most recently, she served as the
principal of Firgrove Elementary.
Connie was diagnosed with breast
cancer in 1999 but remained active
in the community, her church, and as
an administrator throughout her treatment.
She also became active in the
American Cancer Society Relay for
Life and the Susan B. Komen Race
for the Cure. Connie is survived by
her husband of 12 years, Mark ’88;
two children, Bryce and Marissa; her
parents, Iver ’55 and Camille ’59
(Emerson) Eliason; brother, Kevin
Eliason ’89; Mark’s parents,
Marlen (faculty) and Ann ’86
(Larson) Miller; and Mark’s brother,
Brent Miller ’90.
Todd Kinkel, his wife, Kim, and
their four children, Kailan, 12,
Makena, 9, Hayden, 7, and Reid, 4,
are moving to Haymarket, Va. Todd
is a U.S. Secret Service (USSS) agent
and was transferred to Washington
D.C. He will be there for the next
seven years working at the USSS
headquarters and on a permanent
USSS protection detail.
Sandra (Ruch) Holahan is a pediatric
nurse practitioner at Brandywine
Pediatrics in Wilmington, Del.
She and her husband, Stephen, have
three children, Julia, 7, Scott, 6, and
John Scheibe began a new position
as chief information officer at The
Staubach Company in April. He lives
in Plano, Texas, with his wife, Chris,
and son, Matthew, 4.
David and Kendra (Ruud) Mills
have two children, Dallas, 6 and
Haley, 3. David is a lead tech writer
Erika Paduano-Karch opened a
counseling service in Raymond,
Wash., in November. She is a certified
marriage and family therapist
and a clinical member of the American
Association of Marriage and
LeAnne (Williamson) Kolb and her
husband, Todd, announce the birth
of Katherine Grace, on Jan. 29. She
joins Caroline Renee, 3.
Monica (Hruschka) Harcken and
her husband, Christian, announce
the birth of Elena Elisabeth, on Jan.
29. She joins Maren, 4 and Bettina,
2. Monica is a homemaker.
Crystal (Woods) Tully and her
husband, Mark, announce the birth
of Andrea Katharine, on Nov. 11.
She joins Brendan, 7 and Ronan, 4.
Crystal is a stay-at-home mom and
Mark works in property investment.
Carrie Benson is the executive administrator
and office manager at
Benson Associates, LLC, in Portland,
Ore. She was previously an investment
liaison and mutual fund trader
at US Bank from 1992-1997. Carrie
is also working on a master’s degree
in organizational management that
will be completed in May 2002.
Carol (Zitzewitz) Lidberg has won
an eight-month battle with breast
cancer that included chemotherapy
and radiation treatments. Her current
good health is proof positive that
early detection is critical to fighting
this disease. She has been supported
by her husband of two years, Steve,
a research analyst at Pacific Crest
Securities. Steve and Carol live in
Portland, Ore., where Carol is a
sales consultant for Ford Graphics.
Richard and Ashlyn (Flanders)
Arnold moved back to Tacoma after
Rich completed a master’s of divinity
degree at Multnomah Bible Seminary
in Portland, Ore. Rich is now the
manager of messaging and collaboration
for Illuminet in Lacey.
Rita (Picinich) Stene and her husband,
Dan, announce the birth of
Dani Olivia, on June 7.
Steve and Lisa (Grass ’89)
McCullough announce the birth of
Anna, on Jan. 14. She joins Ellie, 6,
Aaron, 4, and Emily, 2. Lisa is helping
to develop a new MOPS (Mothers
of Preschoolers) program in the
Republic/Curlew (Wash.) area and
is home-schooling the children. Steve
finished his program for administration
certification and accepted a job
as principal in the Curlew School
Darrell and Amy (Little) Besel
announce the birth of Roslynn
Gerene, on Feb. 20. She joins
Marlee Jay, 4. Both of the girls were
home births. Darrell and Amy also
celebrated their 13 th wedding anniversary
in June. Amy is a clinical
supervisor and has been with
Greater Lakes Mental Healthcare in
Olympia, serving the chronically
mentally ill, for 10 years.
Greg (’88) and Jennifer (Ander-son
’90) Hermsmeyer announce
the birth of Nathan William, on
March 6. He joins Katherine Grace,
4. Greg is a major in the USAF. In
July, they moved to Newport, R.I.,
where Greg attends the Naval War
College. He was previously at the
Air Mobility Warfare Center in Fort
Dix, N.J., where they moved after
living in Europe for five years. Jennifer
is a homemaker.
Debbie McLeod was named executive
vice president and retail banking
executive for Cascade Bank in
Everett, Wash. Before joining Cascade
Bank, she was a regional vice
president and manager at Bank of
Paul and Ann (Garrity) Tracey
announce the birth of their daughter,
Fiona Rose, on March 15.
Edwin Dierdorff graduated with an
associate’s degree in information
technology, technical support and
received a certificate of achievement
as a microcomputer specialist from
Bellevue Community College in
Karen (Auestad) Keenan and her
husband, Eric, announce the birth of
Jenna Christine, on Feb. 13. She
joins Bethany, 2.
Marty Murray is the sole proprietor
of Murray Medical-Legal. A RN and
BSN, she is nationally certified as a
CPHQ (Certified Professional in
Healthcare Quality) and LNCC (Legal
Nurse Consultant, Certified). She
works as a legal nurse consultant for
attorneys and risk management consultant
to hospitals and physician
Beth Vorderstrasse received a
Ph.D. in toxicology from Oregon
State University in June 2000. Beth
has a post-doctoral assistantship in
the Department of Pharmaceutical
Sciences and Eric works for the Institute
of Biological Chemistry, both at
Washington State University. They
live in Pullman.
Bart Tilly and his wife, Coreen,
have moved back to Wenatchee,
Wash., with their three native California
sons. With both of their fami-lies
in Wenatchee, they credit the
lure of free babysitting. They were
previously in the Los Angeles area
for 12 years. Bart is building the
Pacific Northwest practice for
CollabNet while Coreen is a full time
mother. They look forward to rekindling
their Washington friendships.
Darin and Shannon (Roberts)
Dollemore announce the birth of
Shayla Lee, on March 13. She joins
Maria (Knapton) Oehling and her
husband, Eric, recently adopted
Neiko Dominic, born on March 5.
Brandi (Larson) Waters and her
husband, Eric, announce the birth of
Grace Anne, on June 12. She joins
Emily Gerard, 3. Brandi is a homemaker.
She worked for the Washington State Department of Corrections
until the birth of Emily in 1998. Eric
is a lieutenant firefighter and emergency
Brendan and Kelly (Mickelsen
’89, ‘91) Rorem announce the birth
of Annelise Kristine, on Feb. 7. She
joins Kathryn, 5, and Alison, 3.
Brendan has a new position as director
of business and technology development
at Western Wireless
Corporation in Bellevue.
Steve and Kim (Berg) Maxwell
announce the birth
of twins, Nathan
and Brynna, on Aug.
Kimberly (Labes) and Joseph ’92
King announce the birth of James Joseph,
on Jan. 30. He joins Katrina, 2.
Dave Berg and his wife, Stephanie,
announce the birth of Haley, on
March 28. She joins Nicholas, 2.
Dave also has a new job as director
of on-air promotion for E! Entertainment
TV in Los Angeles. He was
previously the senior writer-producer
at Cartoon Network in Atlanta for
John Hatley has a new position as
a loan officer at First Horizon Home
Loans in Lynnwood, Wash. He was
previously at Ameriquest Mortgage
Company for five years. He and his
wife, Francine, recently bought a
new home in Marysville, Wash.
Nikki Poppen-Eagan spent the fall
semester in Florence, Italy teaching
two courses: Intercultural Communications
and Florence the City, for 60
Washington State Community College
students. Her husband, Scott
Eagan ’95, and son, Rowan, accompanied
her on the trip. Scott
recently had his first book, “Pulpit to
Poem, Grandfather to Grandson,”
Kim (Mangold ’90, ‘94) Townley
and her husband, Bryan, announce
the birth of Hannah Renee, on April
Robert Vogelsang accepted a
promotion with Washington Mutual
Business Banking and moved to the
Seattle office. On April 1, he became
a vice president and certified
cash manager in Treasury Management
Services. He and his wife,
Teresa, live in Snohomish, Wash.
They were previously in Portland,
Tom and Karen
(Erickson ’91) Taylor
announce the birth of
Alec Thomas, on April
Gallaher and her husband, Chad,
announce the birth of Alexandra, on
Feb. 19, 2000. Teresa is a mortgage
broker at Residential Mortgage Concepts
in Seattle and Chad is a credit
Joy (Nickel) Gehlen and her husband,
Steven, announce the birth of
Julia Marie, on April 29. She joins
April Overstreet has a new position
as assistant professor of Spanish
at Willamette University in Salem,
Ore. She was previously in Massachusetts.
John Hatley is a loan officer at First
Horizon Home Loans in Lynnwood,
Wash. He lives in Marysville with his
wife, Francine, and three sons, John,
10, James, 8, and David, 4.
Holly Thorpe and Derek Sontz were
married on May 26 at Six Cone
Farm, owned by Derek’s sister, in
Darnestown, Md. Holly and Derek
met at the Lazy Lizard Hostel in
Moab, Utah where they were both
traveling. Holly is a social worker in
the Head Start program in the
Loudoun County Public School system
and Derek teaches Cisco networking.
They live at Six Cone Farm.
Kristi Gorud and Ken Waldal were
married on Dec. 30 at First Lutheran
Church in Seattle. Kristi is a registered
nurse and Ken is a student in
the landscape architecture program
at Washington State University.
John and Angie
the birth of Olivia
Rose, on April 6.
She joins Madison
Ashley, 5, and
Danielle Marie, 3.
John continues to practice dentistry
in the Mill Creek, Wash., area and
enjoys having PLU alumni and Lute
football friends as patients.
Michael Welk and some colleagues
from Key Asset Management started
a Tacoma office for the Seattle based
Laird Norton Financial Group. They
will provide trust and investment
management services for high net
worth individuals in the South Puget
Sound area. Michael was at Key
Asset Management for 10 years.
Karen (Atkin) Vaver received a
master’s degree in education from
the University of Washington on June
8. She is a teacher in the University
Place (Wash.) School District.
Sieg and Kelly Johnson announce
the birth of twins, Annaliese Grace
and Sven Eric, on Nov. 17. They join
Siri, 5 and Gunnar, 2.
Scott and Julie (Vraspir) Sager
announce the birth of Madeline
Nicole, on Nov. 5. She joins
Nathaniel Douglas, 4. Julie teaches
Kindermusik classes for young children,
part time out of their home.
The rest of the time she is a full-time
mother. Scott is the regional manager
of Western Montana for Enterprise
Tiffany (Heidt) Huffine and her
husband, Cory, are in the Master’s in
nursing program at the University of
Southern Maine. They will graduate
in May 2003 as family nurse practitioners.
Eric Olson and his wife, Anne, have
one child, Mari Ruth, 1. Eric works
Eric Knutsen was promoted to department
coordinator at Hope Valley
College in Derbyshire, England,
where he has been teaching for one-and-
a-half years. He is also studying
toward an MSc in Multimedia Education
at Sheffield Hallam University.
Tara Shadduck ‘91 is the antique
print director at Davidson Galleries
in Pioneer Square, Seattle. Her husband,
Steve Wangen ’90, is a
naturopathic doctor in Bothell, Wash.
Gina (Grass ’91, ‘96) and Kevin
’90 Weberg announce the birth of
Trevor Patrick, on May 18. He joins
Jordi Yokers was working in Switzerland
until June. She now lives in
the Pacific Northwest. She received
a master’s of divinity degree from
Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
in June 2000.
Carmen Hauck received a master’s
of education degree with certification
to teach high school biology in
May. She plans to stay in the
Missoula, Mont., area and is working
as a tutor for the school district.
Amy Meyer were
married on Dec.
16 at University
Church in Seattle.
works for the Ackerley Group as
morning show co-host at KUBE-FM.
Jan (Korver) Wolsleben and her
husband, Bill, announce the birth of
Fianna Ruth, on Dec. 6. Jan ended
her six-year term of service in the
U.S. Army Military Police Corps in
Kaylea (Kersten) Gardner teaches
at Trillium Family Services in a therapeutic
school for emotionally disturbed
girls and boys. She lives in
Portland, Ore., with her husband,
Susie (Graybeal) Burns and her
husband, Marc, announce the birth
of Amanda, on Aug. 21, 2000.
Susie is the marketing programs
manager at Cisco Systems.
Timmothy Stephan and his wife,
Jennifer, announce the birth of
Annika, on May 24. In August,
Timmothy began a new position as
an agent with State Farm Insurance
Brian Aust and his wife, announce
the birth of Eliot, on May 5. Brian is
an attorney at Guyton Law Office in
St. Paul, Minn.
Bill ’90 and Kaaren (Goeller)
Bloom announce the birth of Ava,
on March 29.
Bill and Sheri
announce the birth
of Emma Lee, on
May 24. She joins
Claire, 3, and
Isaac, 2. Bill is a
production underwriter for Philadelphia
Insurance Company in Seattle
and Sheri is a homemaker.
Krista Busenius and Gregg Beavers
were married on June 24, 2000
at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in
Walnut Creek, Calif. Kelly
(Hoeckleburg ’93) Young and
Jayne (McNutt ’93) Leighty read
the lessons. Krista is the senior loan
adviser for Western Bank in Tacoma
and Gregg is the regional vice president
for auditing with Key Bank in
Tacoma. They live in Puyallup.
Cheryl Brost is the new girls’ head
soccer coach at Sheldon High
School in Eugene, Ore.
Wendy Kritsky is a physical therapist
for stroke patients at Rehab Hospital
in Pittsburgh, Penn.
William Kiser, captain in the U.S.
Navy, assumed command of the
Naval Hospital in Guam last February.
Before PLU, William earned a
bachelor of science degree from
Abilene Christian University in 1975
and a medical doctorate from the
University of South Florida College of
Medicine in 1978.
Amy Nance Cebull
and her husband,
Brian, announce the
birth of Dana Louise,
on April 27.
Hengmo McCall is
serving in the U.S.
Army at the Vilseck Health Clinic at
Vilseck-Grafenwoehr Military Community
in Germany. She has been on
active duty for one year.
Brian and Erika (Evans) Flattum
announce the birth of Ally Nicole, on
May 22. She joins Jared Tyler, 3.
Brian is the senior director of youth
programs at the Mel Korum YMCA in
Puyallup, and Erika is a distribution
channel analyst at Western Wireless
Corporation in Bellevue.
Kari Anderson is the new executive
director for the American Heart Association
Catherine (Johnson) Mulhall
graduated from Catholic University’s
Master of Social Work program with
honors in May. She is a psychotherapist
affiliated with the Santé Group
in Silver Spring, Md.
Brad and Molly (Tvedt) Uhlenhoff
adopted Sophia Grace, 3, and
Elisabeth Annaliese, 2, in January.
They join Madison, 9, and Alaina,
2. Brad is employed at Hewlett
Packard and Molly stays busy at
home with the girls.
Jeff and Britt
(Miller ’95) Scott
announce the birth of
Jackson Paul, on May
26. Jackson was
baptized on June 17
at Mountain View Lutheran Church in
Tacoma. Pastor John Vaswig ’80
officiated. His Godparents are Toby
’93 and Kirstan (Leatha ’94)
Tobin and Mark ’88 and Lori
(Scott ’90) Schmidt.
Gina (Procopio) Remington graduated
from Creighton University
School of Medicine in May. She is in
the accelerated family practice residency
program at Creighton University.
She looks forward to completing
her residency in two years.
Allison (Svingen) Connor and her
husband, Sean, announce the birth
of Emma, on March 6. She joins
Jackson, 3. Allison is a freelance
Anjanette (Knapp) Steer and her
husband, Zach, are the new owners
of the Sheep Mountain Lodge in
Palmer, Alaska. The lodge has 10
guest cabins and offers hiking and
wildlife viewing. Maggie spends
time doing natural history interpretation.
Jimmy Grierson graduated from
the University of Washington School
of Medicine in June. He is working
at the Southwest Washington Medical
Center in Vancouver.
Cathy Farmer received an MBA
from the University of Notre Dame in
1999. She recently accepted the
position of director of planning and
analysis in the pulp, paper and packaging
division at Weyerhaeuser.
Mike and Erin
the birth of
Zachary Austin, on
Kurt and Stacia (Gaston)
Wallitner announce the birth of
Carson Scott, on April 12. He joins
Keegan Jon, 2. Kurt is a graphic
designer at Deloitte & Touche LLP in
Seattle and Stacia owns back2back
design studio in Port Orchard.
Robert Church is attending the
University of Arizona Medical School
in Tucson, where he lives with his
wife, Jana, a pharmacist.
Scott Eagan recently had his first
book, “Pulpit to Poem, Grandfather
to Grandson,” published.
the birth of Madison
on Nov. 6.
Melanie is a
teacher at Hilltop
Elementary School in Puyallup and
Chris is a sports reporter, producer
and anchor at Northwest Cable
News in Seattle.
Brett Stevenson and his wife, Elizabeth,
announce the birth of Ashley
Marie, on April 14.
Bethany Graham and Christopher
Laws were married on May 29 in
Seeley Lake, Mont. Michelle
(Osborn ’95) Neeb was a bridesmaid.
They moved to San Francisco
where Bethany is a judicial law clerk
for Judge James Browning in the
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and
Christopher is a representative for
Pyramid Brewing. Next year, they
plan to move to Portland, Ore.,
where Bethany will be working as a
litigation associate at the law firm of
Erin Deegan is a short-term mission
coordinator at Operation Mobilization,
an international, non-denominational,
organization. She serves in the USA
office in Atlanta, Ga.
Heather Overman died on June 5
of gastric cancer. Heather graduated
from PLU with degrees in pre-law
and history but decided to start her
own business, Lawn Ladies, instead
of going to law school. She was also
the assistant coach for women’s
fastpitch at Highline Community
College. In 1999 she applied and
was accepted for a job as a
firefighter in the Tacoma Fire Department.
She was assigned to fire station
No. 15 where she worked to
become a full-fledged firefighter,
completing her probation on March
1, despite her illness. Heather is
survived by her mother and father, a
sister, a stepbrother and a stepsister.
Esther Chon received a master of
nursing degree in the family nurse
practitioners program at the University
of Washington in June. She accepted
a part-time teaching position
with North Seattle Community College
as a clinical faculty instructor.
Esther continues to work in the emergency
department as a registered
Scott Jensen and Jill Janke ‘99
were married on July 7. They live in
Arizona where Scott is a financial
Rodney Van Andel and Mindy
Franklin were married on July 7.
They met in Milwaukee, Wis., where
Rodney is a resident physician at St.
Michael Hospital and Mindy is a
social worker at Evangelical Child
and Family Agency. Mindy is from
Brian Pochert and Mary Zylstra
’98 announce the birth of Meghan
Grace, on March 26. She joins
Gavin, 3. Brian is a police officer in
AnneMarie Sorenson and Yoel
Santos were married on July 22,
2000 in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
AnneMarie is an ESL teacher and
migrant home visitor for the
Ellensburg (Wash.) School District
and Yoel is an interpreter. They
mourn the loss of their first child,
Soren Yoel, who died on Jan. 4.
In February, Rod Nash and his wife,
Mindy, bought a home in the Hilltop
neighborhood of Tacoma, where Rod
is the area director for Young Life.
Margaret (Core) Ryan
and her husband, Ryan,
announce the birth of
Nathan Thomas, on April
Ben Vahl and his wife, Melissa, announce
the birth of Eliot Benjamin, on
April 2. He joins Sydney Paige, 2.
Jenna Edlund is a product-marketing
manager at Intel in Parsippany, N.J.
Michelle Ritter and Jeffrey Church
were married on Sept. 30, 2000 at
Lord of Life Lutheran Church in
Kennewick, Wash. Michelle is a
credit analyst at First Bank of Arizona
in Scottsdale and Jeffrey is a
project manager at BOC Edwards in
Erin Williams and Jon Conine were
married on Sept. 3, 2000 in Olympia.
Erin works for the City of Olympia
and Jon works at Masterly Corp.
Seth Spidahl was recently hired as
an assistant coach on the University
of Washington men’s soccer staff.
After PLU, Seth played three seasons
with the Seattle SeaDogs, helping the
team win the Continental Indoor
Soccer League title in 1997. For the
past two years, he has been coaching
director for F.C. United, a boys
premier club team in Tacoma and an
assistant soccer coach at the University
of Puget Sound.
John Gumprecht graduated with a
juris doctorate from Seattle University
School of Law in May.
Chris Freudenreich is an audit
manager at the national office of
Deloitte & Touche in Wilton, Conn.
He is also in their two-year management
development program working
with the firm’s leaders to develop
new business processes for the audit
Edmond Hrivnak and his wife,
Jennifer, returned to the Northwest
after living in Mississippi for more
than two years. Jennifer transferred
to the Air Force Reserves at
McChord Air Force Base in Tacoma.
They are both taking a break from
emergency nursing and looking for
something new to do.
Gregory DeJardin and Kelly
Fredrickson were married on May
12, 2000. Rod Nash ’96, Ryan
McDonald ’95, and Tracy
DeJardin McDonald ’92 were in
the wedding. Greg and Kelly are
living in Tacoma’s Hilltop neighborhood,
where Greg is an Upward
Julie Nordstrom graduated from
Idaho State University on May 19.
She received a master’s degree in
occupational therapy and a master’s
degree in early childhood special
Rebecca (Bjork) Hillman is a
singer/voice teacher. She lives in
Lake Forest Park, Wash., with her
husband, Chris, and son, Quinn, 1.
Daniel Sparrell and Lisa
McDaniel ’91 were married on May
12, on the Long Beach (Wash.) peninsula.
Stacey (Heller ’90),
Weeks, Amy Bockelman ’93, and
Bret Bockelman ’90 were in the
wedding. The ceremony was performed
by John Hanby ’92. Danny
and Lisa live in Seattle with their two
dogs and two cats.
Karlynn Swanson graduated with
a master’s degree in physical
therapy from the College of St.
Catherine, Minneapolis, on May 19.
She works in the physical therapy
department at Legacy Emanuel Hospital
in Portland, Ore.
Erik Ryan and Turi Widsteen were
married on Sept. 30, 2000 at the
Chapel at Mountain View Lutheran
Church in Edgewood, Wash. The
bride is the daughter of Kristi
(Hildahl ’71) and Jim ‘69
Widsteen. Lisa Erickson ’95, Amy
Saathoff ’95, Jennifer
(MacDougal ’95) Fulfs, Karl Ryan
’01, Erik Widsteen ’01, Kari
Nelson ’96, and Joelle Berry ’00
were in the wedding. Turi and Erik
are both product managers at
Microsoft. After a honeymoon in
Kauai, they have settled into their
new home in Bellevue.
Young Kim and Patricia Sanders
were married on Feb. 23 in Tacoma.
Young is an administrative supervisor
at Valley Medical Center and
Patricia is a registered nurse.
George Owings is a senior developer
at Aegis Group, Inc., a software
consulting firm. He scuba dives
frequently with his fiancée.
Ryan Alexander and Jennifer Licht
were married on July 22, 2000 at
First Presbyterian Church in Yakima,
Wash. Jennifer attended PLU and
graduated from St. Olaf College,
Minn., with a degree in music education.
Ryan is attending Luther Seminary
in St. Paul, Minn., and works in
youth ministry at St. Andrews
Patrick Butler assumed directorship
of the evening newscasts at KLTV
Channel 7, an ABC affiliate, in Tyler,
Texas, on April 1.
Aaron Stewart and Jenny Gotter
’99 were married on April 15, 2000
in Beaverton, Ore. Ross Stewart
’98, Tad Monroe ’97, Chris
Reinmuth ’98, Rod Nash ’96,
Greg Dejardin ’96, Ryan
Alexander ’97, April (Kludt ’99)
Williams, Erin Alexander ’99,
Leslie Hampton ’99, and Jennifer
(Smith ’99) Henning were in the
wedding. Aaron is a youth pastor at
University Place Presbyterian Church
in Tacoma and Jenny is a corporate
trainer at World Vision in Federal
Amy (Cram) Gillespie and her
husband, Patrick, announce the birth
of their daughter, Shannon, on
Devra Sigle-Hermosilla has a
new position as an
associate at the law
firm of Paine,
Brooke & Miller LLP,
in Spokane, Wash.
She received her
J.D. from Seattle University, where
she was on the Dean’s List, and a
member of the Commercial Law
League of America, and the Executive
Committee of the Alternative
Dispute Resolution Board. During law
school, Devra was a Rule 9 Public
Defender Intern at Kameron C.
Cayce & Associates in Renton,
Wash., and an intern at Paine,
Hamblen during the summer of
2000. Before law school, Devra was
a personnel specialist at Boeing. At
Paine, Hamblen, Devra will emphasize
civil litigation and family law.
married on May
5 in Seattle.
Susan Wagener ’97
were in the wedding. Noelle is a
training consultant with Onyx Software
and Christopher is the assistant
to the president, Pacific division, at
BMC West Corporation.
Keleigh Burkholder and David
Allen ’01 were married on Oct. 7,
2000, at Trinity Lutheran Church in
Parkland. PLU Campus Minister,
Nancy Connor, officiated.
Susannah Barber ’96, Christine
Bumpous ’00, Heather Sewell
’00, Sarah Allen ’01 (David’s sis-ter),
Andrew Grimberg ’99, Keith
Folsom ’85 and Nathan Berg ’01
were in the wedding. Keleigh works
in the development office and David
is the network manager in the computing
and telecommunications department,
both at PLU.
Janet Broyles and Destry
Johnson were married June 30,
2000 at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in
Puyallup. Janet is a registered nurse
in Puyallup and Destry is an engineer
Chyl Helms is a registered nurse for
the Tobago Regional Health Authority
in Trinidad and Tobago in the
Matt Torfin recently moved back to
Washington after working in Europe
for the international organization,
“Up with People,” as an event manager.
Wendy Kennedy is living in Wash.,
D.C. and studying interior design.
Signe Baumann is a research assistant
for a staff scientist, in the field of
oceanography and fish ecology, at
the Prince William Sound Science
Center in Cordova, Alaska.
Wendy Henderson and George
Nuxoll were married on Sept. 30,
2000 at St. George Byzantine
Catholic Church – Our Lady of Perpetual
Help Shrine in Kennewick,
Wash. Wendy works part-time at St.
Joseph Catholic School in Kennewick
and George works at United Western
Technologies, in Pasco.
Eric Moody is in the Ph.D. experimental
social psychology program at
the University of Denver, Colo. He
was previously a psychology researcher
at the National Jewish
Medical and Research Center in
Stacie Pinkney announces the birth
of her daughter, Tori Calkins, on
Kelle Nelson-Bunkers and her
husband, Shawn, announce the birth
of their son, Tristen, on Jan. 17. Kelle
is pursuing a master of divinity degree
at Luther Seminary. They live in
Heidi Stout began working at the
Portland Business Journal in February
as a health care and real estate
Mike James completed his second
year of teaching band at Totem Junior
High School in Federal Way,
Jennifer Johnson is teaching English
as a second language to children
and adults at an English First
school in Malang, East Java, Indonesia.
Andrew Ecklund was promoted to
first lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He
also earned his ranger tab, expert
infantryman’s badge and served as
Infantry Rifle Platoon leader and
Mortar Platoon leader. He is currently
stationed in Schweinfurt, Germany
for three years.
Kirby and her husband,
the birth of their son,
Kian, on Dec. 6.
Tammy is a second
grade teacher in the
School District. She
teaches reading and writing in Spanish.
Kyle is a firefighter.
Debra Potocny is a sales representative
at Ray Arndt Optical Supplies
in Portland, Ore.
Kristy Halverson has a new position
as a reporter for The Northwest
Florida Daily News. She was previously
a reporter for The Puyallup
Erika Bennett and Benjamin Lucas
were married on June 23. Erika is a
computer teacher at Santa Teresita
School and Benjamin is a web developer,
both in Los Angeles.
Lesley Pettigrew returned to the
U.S. after living in Japan for 10
years. She lives in La Jolla, Calif.,
with her husband, Takato, and their
daughter, Elen. Lesley is a full-time
mom and Takato is a biologist at the
Scripps Research Institute.
Sara Reibel and Aaron Locke were
married on Sept. 2. Sara is a special
education teacher in the Puyallup
School District and Aaron is a software
Grace (Holte) Olson died on Jan. 26.
Lorraine (Thoren) Forsberg died on May 18.
Amelia (Holmquist) Wright died on June 11.
Hazel (Roti) Johnson died on May 3.
Alice (Ford) Pflueger Tingstrom died on May 25.
Don Kreick died on March 19.
Wendell Lile died on April 5.
Ernest Randolph died on June 20.
Dolores (Johnson) Lobeda died on April 13.
Jack Proud died on March 29.
Ronald Johnson died on April 29.
Ronald Turley died on April 11.
Henry Nyirenda died in April. He
was chosen by PLU’s Alumni Association
to be honored during the PLU
1990 Centennial celebration where
100 persons were recognized for
their achievements, leadership, and
involvement in their communities.
After receiving a Bachelor’s of Business
Administration degree from PLU,
Henry was a consultant to the government
of Botswana and was responsible
for all aspects of the
building of the city of Jwaneng,
Botswana including highways,
streets, homes, businesses, agencies,
banks, churches, and community
centers. He was also a former Tanzanian
governmental official and re-ceived
the PLU Distinguished Service
Award in 1984.
Kris Geldaker died on March 20.
Connie (Eliason) Miller ’85,’88, died on June 4.
Heather Overman died on June 5.
FACULTY AND FRIENDS
Dr. Patsy Hegstad died on
April 19. She was an active
volunteer at PLU’s Women’s Center
and an adjunct faculty member.
She is survived by her husband,
Toby and daughter, Maria.
Kelmer Roe died on May 18.
Kelmer was the fourth child born
to Ingeborg and Nels Nelson-Roe
in Canton, S.D., on Aug. 31,
1900. He went to Luther College
in Decorah, Iowa, where he
played clarinet in the college
band and symphony orchestra
and was on the debate team.
Kelmer graduated with honors in
1925 and then went to Luther
Seminary in St. Paul, Minn.,
before pursuing a master’s degree
in history at Princeton. Kelmer
married Hannah Quien in 1930.
He taught history and religion at
Luther College before moving to
Gig Harbor, Wash., in 1933
where he was pastor to the
Lutheran Church. Kelmer and
Hannah then moved to Bethel
Lutheran Church in Sacramento,
Calif., where they stayed for 14
years before Kelmer accepted a
professorship in Greek and
religion at PLU. Kelmer retired
from PLU in 1968 but they
continued to live in Parkland and
remained active at Trinity Lutheran
Church and PLU until 1997.
Kelmer and Hannah were married
for 69 years when Hannah died in
1999. Kelmer is survived by his
two children, Naomi and David,
five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Dan Claridge is working in sales
and marketing at Thompson River
Lumber in Thompson Falls, Mont.
Trevin Carlson was promoted to
senior flight instructor at Wings Aloft
at Boeing Field in Seattle. He also
flies for KOMO News during the
morning Traffic Watch broadcast.
Jennifer (Smith) Henning and her
husband, Chris, are living in Winter
Elsa Carlisle completed her first
year in the master’s program at the
School of Marine Affairs at the University
Melissa Zook and Thomas Boyer
were married on June 20 in Seattle.
Melissa is a registered nurse at
Overlake Hospital in Bellevue and
Thomas is an emergency room physician.
Jonathan Kullnat is attending Oregon
Health Sciences University in Portland.
Katrina Johnson and Craig
Coovert ’00 were married on July
21 at St. Patrick’s Church in Tacoma.
Chris Coovert ’97, Christian
Anderson ’98, David Sutherland
’01, Micah Shea ’98, and Jennifer
Whitlock ’99 were in the wedding.
Craig is the web developer at KPLU
and Katrina is a Spanish teacher at
Bellarmine Preparatory School in
Jenny Roraback works at
ZymoGenetics in Seattle doing laboratory
research. In May, she traveled
with Katie Mininger ‘00 to
Barcelona, Spain, to visit Tiana
Harper ’00 who is living there.
Gwendolyn Paillette, serving with
the Peace Corps, arrived in Benin,
West Africa, in September 2000.
After completing her training, she
moved to the village, Athieme, where
she is working with infant malnutrition,
AIDS education and programs
for HIV positive individuals.
Gwendolyn also works with a
“women in development” program
that provides scholarships to girls so
they can complete high school. She
loves living in Athieme and getting
mail from home.
Wai Man and Cecily Chan announce
the birth of Nicole, on Dec.
2. Wai Man is a manager at
PacificNet.com Ltd., in Hong Kong.
Brian Vertrees accepted a position
as a high technology project manager
at Market Trends Research in
Kari Nyman and Jay Chennault
were married on Dec. 17 in Tacoma.
Tad Monroe ’97 officiated. Stacy
Catterall ’97, Chris Catterall ’97,
and Paul Baurichter ’00 were in
the wedding. The couple honeymooned
in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
Crystal Landers and Philip Burman
were married on Dec. 30. Philip and
Crystal met in South Africa where
Crystal was working at his sister’s
safari company, Mafigeni. They
continue to live and work at
Mafigeni as photographic safari
guides. They have also started their
own business breeding Nyala antelope.
Sarah Groesch and Jeff Chandler
were married on April 21 at Chapel
Hill Presbyterian Church in Gig Harbor,
Karin Berglund ’99,
Katie Yocum ’00, and Mark
Groesch ’03 were in the wedding.
Sarah and Jeff honeymooned on
Kauai. They live in Vancouver,
Wash., where Jeff is a mechanical
Audra Buckley is teaching fourth
grade at an international Christian
school in Suriname, South America,
for the 2001-2002 school year.
Suzanne Sampson is in the U.S.
Naval Reserves. She lives in Seffner,
Leah Arnold and Kevin Wilson
were married on May 22. Leah is a
nurse at St. Joseph’s Medical Surgical
Center in Tacoma and Kevin is a
sergeant in the U.S. Army. They live
Jessica Allen and Greg Pickett
’00 were married on Feb. 24 in
Sedona, Ariz. Greg received a Rotary
scholarship and they moved to
Ecuador for seven months where
Greg is studying and Jessica is
teaching. When they return they plan
to live in the Tacoma area where
Greg will work at Alaska Airlines
and Jessica will teach at a high
Jennifer Hiatt is in the master’s
program for anesthesiology at Case
Western Reserve University in Cleveland,
Kristin Olson is a second grade
teacher at Kent-Prairie Elementary
School in the Arlington (Wash.)
Erik Mortensen went to Europe
over the summer.
Annalee Nelson and Carl Tobey
were married on June 30.
Teralyn Colbert is the director of
youth ministries at King of Glory
Lutheran Church in Fountain Valley,