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Summer 2003 Rapport: Alumni News & Notes

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Class of 1975

Eldon and Sue Brown are directors of the Urban Bible Training Center and are planting a church, International Christian AG, in Tampa Bay, Fla.

Class of 1976

Paul Scholtz is a rodeo chaplain based out of Pueblo, Colo.

Class of 1977

Don and Debbie Smeeton live in Cleveland, Tenn., where he is the director of the Pentecostal Resource Center. This center consists of the Dixon Research Center, which contains the archives of the Church of God, and the William Squires Library.

Winston Croft, with his wife, Sharon, is the executive director of the Pinellas County School Readiness Coalition, Pinellas Park, Fla.

David Cameron, with his wife, Donna Jo, is retired and living in Moatsville, W.Va.

Class of 1978

Class of 1979

Roger Cotton, with his wife, Bonnie, is a professor of Old Testament at AGTS.  

Mike and Tillie Waldner were the missionaries in residence at Trinity Bible College in Ellendale, N.D., during the 2002-03 school term.

Class of 1980

George Dawe, with his wife, Laura, is the president of and a counselor for Family Enrichment Ministries in Canada. He speaks at family weekend retreats, conducts marriage seminars and writes for their magazine, Good Tidings.

Class of 1981

Tony Cervero is the pastor of First (AG) in Ventura, Calif. and is also the sectional presbyter of the Central Coast Region in Southern California.

Class of 1982

Joseph Ford is a professor at Zion Bible Institute, Barrington, R.I.

Gemma Reggimenti is an official at the European Parliament, Belgium.

Class of 1984

Donald L. Tucker is the Dean of Academic Assessment and Innovation and a professor of Christian Education and Preaching at Valley Forge Christian College, Phoenixville, Pa.

Class of 1985

Samuel Brown-Dawson is the Clinical Pastoral Education supervisor at Covenant Health System in Lubbock, Texas.

George Carson received his Ph.D. in American Studies with an emphasis in history and religion from St. Louis University. He is a history professor at Central Bible College in Springfield, Mo.

Class of 1986

Ewen and Donna Butler live in Oshawa, Ontario, where he is a teacher at Master's College and Seminary in Peterborough.

Galen Pearcy, with his wife, Davene, is the senior pastor of Radiant Life Church in Bentonville, Ark.

Paul Hughes ministers through songwriting, composing and arranging.

Class of 1987

Ken and Marianne Barickman live in Belgium and are involved in church planting, prison chaplaincy, and also head the ICI office for the distribution of Bible courses. Marianne is also involved in establishing ladies Bible studies and prayer groups. They have two children: Lucas (9) and Sarah (6).  

Class of 1988

Edith and Robert (Class of 1987) LaFon are missionaries to El Salvador. They have three daughters: Kara, Katie and Kelly.

Michael Frailey, with his wife, Donna, is a brigade chaplain in the U.S. Army at Fort Hood, Texas.

Class of 1989

Nancy and Bob Schaefer are missionaries with Wycliffe Bible Translators in Ghana.

Class of 1990

Gregory and Deirdre Cruell are based in West Point, N.Y., where he is a military chaplain.

R. Allen and Tiffany White live in Turlock, Calif., where he is the associate pastor at New Life Christian Center.

Karen (Wuertz) and Denis (Class of 1995) Cox live in Camp Lejeune, N.C., where he is the battalion chaplain of the 2nd Marine Division.

Class of 1991

Michael and Joyce Lynch live in Lynbrook, N.Y., where he is the assistant pastor/worship leader at Nassau International Assembly. He also works as the production editor at the American Institute of Physics.

Class of 1992

David Causey, with his wife, Diane, is a brigade chaplain at the Fort George G. Meade Army base in Maryland.

Kyung-sub Lee, with his wife, Emmie, teaches at Poole Gakuin University, Osaka, Japan.

Class of 1993

Max and Patricia Bishop are planting a church, St. Brendan Christian Fellowship, in Canandaigua, N.Y.

Donald and Mary Kay Glunt live in Springfield, Mo., where Don serves as pastor of Gibson Chapel Presbyterian Church. He also works at the regional presbytery office as the networking and resource director and as the director/registrar of the Lay Academy. Mary Kay is the associate pastor at Covenant Presbyterian church and is involved with youth, Christian education, and pastoral care.

Class of 1994

Andrea and Paul Valerius had a baby girl, Faith Marcella-Jean, last fall. She joins older siblings Micah, Josiah, and Grace.

David Tosten, with his wife, Victoria, is a hospital chaplain living in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Class of 1995

Mike and Melinda Pieart had a baby girl, Makaiah Danielle last fall. He is the youth and associate pastor at Valley Chapel in Clifton, N.J.  

Jill Holm wrote God’s Gift of Mr. Top Bars Twist: Slickers, Life Lessons and Horse Sense, a devotional book for horse lovers inspired by her quarterhorse, Mr. Top Bars Twist (a.k.a. Slickers).

Louis Del Tufo, with his wife, Nanse, is a chaplain in the U.S. Army assigned to Fort Gordon, Ga. He earned a doctor of ministry degree from Drew Theological Seminary, Madison, N.J., in May 2003.

Timothy Powell is a Navy chaplain aboard the USS BOXER LHD-14 in San Diego, Calif. He was promoted to Lieutenant Commander and has been approved for funded graduate education.  

Class of 1997

Pat Berkram, with husband, Elmer, is a professor at the Asia Theological Center of Evangelism in Singapore.

Richard and De'Dee Brown live in Vilseck, Germany, where he is a U.S. Army chaplain. His unit is currently deployed to Kosovo.

Ed Gitre is pursuing an M.A. in cultural history at the University of Manchester in England. He is also doing part-time missionary work with Christ for Ireland Bible College in Dublin, Ireland.

Class of 1998

Richard and Laura Smallie are missionaries in Curacao, Netherlands Antilles, and help with a Bible school there. They have a two-year old daughter, Alisa.

Kent Freeland, with his wife, Shari, provides counseling services for Teen Challenge Illinois (Chicago Center). Shari has started her own architecture and engineering firm, SAF Engineering. They have five children ages one through nine.

John VanderKaay, with his wife, Terri, is a chaplain at the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona. They had their second child, Lydia, last fall. She joins older sister, Danielle (3).  

Class of 1999

Dan and Diane Martin are itinerating to be missionaries to Portugal.

Steve and Trina Pennington, missionaries to Ethiopia, returned to the United States for furlough in June, 2003.

Riku and Anne Tuppurainen are appointed missionaries with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada (PAOC). They teach at Continental Theological Seminary, Belgium, and travel to West Africa to teach in PAOC training institutions.

Todd and Amanda Tyson are the proud parents of Sophia Joy, born last fall. They are the youth pastors at Lakeview Christian Center in Indianapolis, Ind.

Travis and Benita Wagner had a baby girl, Danielle Amylina, last August. They live in Altoona, Wis., and assist area churches in giving gospel presentations to their communities.

Class of 2000

Linda Seevers, with her husband, Charles, is the pastoral assistant at St. John's Episcopal Church in Neosho, Mo. She is also earning a counseling degree at AGTS.

Class of 2001

Mark and Brenda Maine have been appointed as home missionaries to Asian Indians in Chicago, Ill.

Jim Book is a missionary with ICI and Global University, Springfield, Mo.

Francis and Hwa Yong Friedrick live in San Antonio, Texas, where he is a testing specialist at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Ilona Hughes teaches general and child psychology at Crowder College, Webb City and Neosho, Mo. She is subcontracted through CARE Counseling to counsel at the Salvation Army.

Joe and Jeanne Sazyc live in Ann Arbor, Mich., where he is the senior pastor of Evangel Temple AG. He spent last November teaching at the Theological Institute of Belarus in Minsk. They have three children: Joey, Stephanie, and James.

Class of 2002

Kevin and Robin McGee were appointed AG missionaries last fall and are itinerating to teach at a Christian high school and serve the youth ministry in Kenya.

Eusebia Rios is an Air Force chaplain at the Lackland Air Force base in San Antonio, Texas.

Melody Smith lives in Orlando, Fla., and is involved with an intercessory prayer ministry, children’s church, a new believer’s Sunday school class, Jewish care group, and is a small group home leader.

Roman and Janice Stefaniw are translation consultants and trainers working in the Pacific area and Asia.

Dwight and Lizania Miranda are home missionaries in Puerto Rico where Dwight is the academic dean at Caribbean Theological College, Bayamon.  

Ludo and Hanna Vandendriessche are planting a church for American Indians in Mesa, Ariz.

Class of 2003

    Daniel Doty, with his wife, Katrina, is pastor of Caruthersville Church of God, Caruthersville, Mo.

Updated: Wednesday, November 12, 2003 2:24 PM


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