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Advance Trinity Lutheran College

VOLUME 69 | ISSUE 2 | Spring 2013

Making Everett Home Looking back, looking ahead

Trinity reflects on five years in Everett PAGE 10

Student profile: Sam Smith Service can change lives forever PAGE 7

Katrina Koontz Assistant Director of Community Relations connects the college to Everett


Giving thanks for faithful support

2012 Donor Honor Roll PAGE 17



Advance Trinity Lutheran College

The Advance is a publication for alumni, donors and friends of Trinity Lutheran College. The Trinity Lutheran College Advance is printed three times per year. To subscribe or update your contact information, please contact Marilyn Grotzke, Development Assistant, at 425.249.4754.

Editorial Team Editor: Annemarie Russell Creative Director: Tucker FitzGerald Lead DESIGNER: Anne Reinisch

Contributors Lance Georgeson Associate Director of Development Mark Jackson Professor & Chair of Children, Youth & Family Studies Linda Kent Alumni Relations Coordinator Stephen Marshall-Ward Professor & Chair of Music Anne Reinisch Graphic Designer & Web Manager Annemarie Russell Director of Communications Erik Samuelson Campus Pastor

Cover photo by Heather Bravine

Contents Spring 2013 Editorial Message from the President 3 14 Good News for the entire neighborhood Features 4 The advantages of Everett 7 Student profile: Sam Smith 8 Faculty highlight: Stephen Marshall-Ward 9 Creating community: Katrina Koontz introduces Trinity 10 Looking back, looking ahead: five years in Everett 12 Profile in stewardship: Pearl Thorson Rose 13 Alumni spotlight: Tana Baumler (‘76) News 14 Faculty news 15 Alumni class notes 17 Donor Honor Roll 20 January term: China, Italy and Greece 2013 Lavik Lecture

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Message from

the President When I look out the windows of my office on the fifth floor of Trinity’s Campus Center, I see signs of life and vitality all around. Inside the walls of Trinity’s campus, our students have the same lightness of step—the same energy and enthusiasm. Graduation is just around the corner. Students are planning their schedules for next fall, securing internships and practicums at local community organizations, finding summer jobs with businesses here in Everett or back home. This issue of The Advance highlights the city of Everett, Trinity’s home. A smaller, urban-ish city north of Seattle, this community has welcomed the college since we arrived here in 2008. When we first landed in Everett, we felt the warmth and welcome from the city. We were the first four-year college to make a home here, and city officials and local businesses welcomed us with open arms. Now, we have become part of this community. Instead of being welcomed, we are welcoming others into the life of learning and faith that we are creating here for our students, sharing our Christian hospitality with the city. We’ve hosted events, like Socktoberfest and the Rides of March,

that help support the low-income and homeless population in the city. Last December, the college recorded and produced a Christmas album, of which 100% of the sales went to benefit Everett’s Interfaith Family Shelter. On Friday, March 29, we hosted the YMCA Good Friday Prayer Breakfast, an annual gathering of around 500 attendees including city officials, pastors and leaders from local churches, and other community members and leaders. These are just some examples of the many ways Trinity strives to be the “light on a hill” by investing and partnering with our local community. We believe these partnerships are not just good for the city, they are also

good for our students. We are modeling the values of Christian hospitality, teaching our students how to be leaders and care for their own communities. This is making a difference in the lives of our students. Take, for example, Sam Smith, a senior psychology major, who is our featured student on page 7. This young man, as his career goal, desires to work with people in our communities who are marginalized and hopes to serve his hometown of Tacoma, contributing his time “to youth development programs and initiatives throughout Western Washington.” Sam is just one example of a student who has been impacted by Trinity’s commitment to serving our neighbors.

But the list could go on and on, believe me. I hope you enjoy this issue of the Advance. As you read through the pages and get to know Trinity even more than you do already, please keep the college and our students in your prayers. We are buoyed by the support of our Trinity/LBI family—alumni, parents, former students and donors who share in our ministry and mission, and who join us in offering Christian hospitality to our city and our world. In Christ,

John W. Reed



The Advantages of

Everett For students and the college, opportunities and partnerships abound in this vibrant city Written by Annemarie Russell, Director of Communications

Nestled near the shores of Port Gardner Bay and just footsteps from the Cascade mountain range, the city of Everett, Wash., offers residents whatever the heart might desire. From nearby ski resorts to baying seals playing on the shore, Everett is a fine example of Pacific Northwest beauty and accessibility to the great outdoors. It is here, in this thriving 21st century city, that Trinity has found itself a home. The insightful decision to move the college from Issaquah to Everett five years ago wasn’t just a random choice from a map. Board and committee members thoughtfully examined possible urban locations in the greater Seattle area and settled on Everett because of its size, opportunities and accessibility. Looking to return the campus to an urban setting, which had been the college’s first identity when it was located in Seattle’s Greenwood neighborhood, Everett offered the potential

of community partnerships, internship opportunities and a thriving urban culture that would attract students. As the seat of Snohomish County, Everett was first established as a mill town in 1893. Now a quickly-growing city of over 100,000 people, Everett is home to small startups thinking big, Fortune 500 companies delivering larger-than-life innovations, the largest public marina on the West Coast, and some of the best salmon and steelhead fishing in the world. It is also home to the Everett Silvertips ice hockey team and the AquaSox minor league baseball team. Today’s labor force is predominantly employed in aerospace, technology, and service-based industries. Also thriving are the local school district, various church denominations, and nonprofit organizations. All of this means many opportunities for students at Trinity, whose campus center is now housed in the historic Port Gardner Building right in the center of the city. Students who come to Trinity for its small size, intimate faculty mentoring, and high placement rate are also pleasantly surprised by the livability of Everett.



The students and the administration of Trinity Lutheran Photo courtesy of Kirtley-Cole Associates

College have brought new vitality to downtown Everett Lanie McMullin, Executive Director of Economic Development



“The students and the administration of Trinity Lutheran College have brought new vitality to downtown Everett,” said Lanie McMullin, Executive Director of Economic Development in Everett. “The goals of the city of Everett and Trinity Lutheran College enjoy common nexus points in that they both seek to build community, strive for excellence, and provide leadership,” McMullin said. Students also enjoy the partnerships and mentoring opportunities that a city like Everett offers. Communications majors are one group of students who have found real-world internships with a variety of respected businesses and organizations in the city. “Several of our students have benefitted from Everett’s many opportunities, from working to start a new radio station to visually capturing Everett’s professional sports teams,” said David Schulz, Professor & Chair of Communications. Schulz reports that students have also found paid internships working for companies such as Sierra Media, United Way and the YMCA. And in addition to preparing them for life after college, Everett also offers students opportunities for recreation and leisure. Trinity students kayak in Port Gardner Bay, hike on nearby Whidbey Island, ski at Steven’s Pass, ice skate at Comcast Arena’s Community Ice Rink, attend rock concerts in Seattle,

ride the Washington State Ferries, see the Seattle Opera, and watch the Pacific Northwest Ballet. They attend art gallery openings, poetry readings, and watch the sun set over the Puget Sound. “Everything you would need is close to the school—recreational things like rock climbing, the beach, trails, and parks are within reach,” said Mallayana Bradley, a sophomore from Tacoma, Wash. The livability of Everett is one of the things students like Bradley appreciate most about Trinity’s location. And in return, members of Everett have graciously embraced the college and its students. “As a member of the community and a local pastor, I’ve been glad to see young people from Trinity here in the city of Everett. They not only find their way to restaurants, shopping, and entertainment, they share their compassion with hurting people and have become invested in the city of Everett,” said the Rev. David Parks (’79), pastor at Our Savior’s Lutheran, Everett, and member of Trinity’s board of directors. As Trinity’s enrollment continues to grow and its academic and extra-curricular offerings expand as well, the college digs even deeper into the Everett community, continuing to form partnerships with the city and local organizations. Everett continues to feel more and more like home, and students knit themselves into the fabric of city life. One thing hasn’t changed, though: this little Lutheran college continues to take its Christian mission from the classroom into local neighborhoods and communities. “Trinity students are a reflection of the character and mission of the college. Everyone I talk to is glad they are here,” Parks said.

Photo by Heather Bravine

Not surprisingly, Everett is also glad to list Trinity as one of its star attractions. As the college is establishing itself in Everett, it is also working to build key community partnerships with local city government, schools and community organizations. The city enjoys the energy and life that college students bring to its downtown, and Trinity is enriched by partnerships with local companies and non-profits.



Sam Smith Service to others can change lives forever

Photo by Heather Bravine

Student Profile

Written by Annemarie Russell, Director of Communications

Senior Sam Smith, a psychology major who will graduate this spring, has taken full advantage of the opportunities Trinity has provided him during his four years as a student. Smith has already received an offer of admission to George Fox University’s APA-accredited Doctor of Psychology program, and he’s still waiting to hear back about applications to five other Psy.D. and master of Social Work programs. Here Smith shares about his experiences as a student at Trinity as he anticipates a new season of life in his near future. What is your career goal? To provide psychotherapeutic services to groups and individuals. I am particularly interested in working with racial and ethnic minorities considered to be marginalized in American society. After graduate school, I hope to use my expertise to serve Pierce County, specifically in the Lakewood and Tacoma areas. Aside from being a practicing psychologist, I desire to contribute my time to youth development programs and initiatives throughout western Washington. What have you liked most about Trinity? The attention and encouragement I have received from my faculty advisor. I strongly believe if it were not for Betsi Little and the psychology department at Trinity, I wouldn’t have been intellectually challenged and may not have had the courage or determination to apply for graduate programs. How have you changed since being at Trinity? Trinity opened my eyes to what God has in store for my future. My experiences here helped direct me to my vocation: human

services. There is no greater joy for me than serving others. Trinity helped show me that while achieving career goals are important, service to others can change lives forever. That is what really matters. Why did you consider leaving after your freshman year? What brought you back to the college? I left Trinity because the social work program was postponed. I saw the major as essential to my future, though at the core of that decision, I was being selfish. The situation was something that I had no control over but I thought it would dramatically affect my future. In an attempt to feel like I was in control, I left Trinity. But from the moment I decided to leave, I felt Christ calling me back. God had something else planned for me. The decision to come back to Trinity may have changed my life forever. The experience taught me two very important lessons: there is no such thing as total control, and no matter how much I think I know about life, there is always more knowledge and wisdom to be gained; learning must be forever. What hats have you worn while at Trinity? Resident Assistant, Writing Tutor, Psychology Department Teaching Assistant and Guest Lecturer in Psychology 101 classes. What’s your advice for a prospective student? Life is a balance. But once you decide to attend college, make a commitment to your education. Do you feel that Trinity prepared you for graduate school? I do. I know I can do all things as long as I keep the faith. Graduate school will be a rigorous challenge. But be assured, I am a determined and resilient individual. I would not be here if I wasn’t ready.



Faculty Highlight Written by Stephen Marshall-Ward, Professor & Chair of Music

Music has historically played a vital role in the life of Trinity Lutheran College. Appointed to lead Trinity’s Music Department less than two years ago, I have enjoyed acquainting myself with the history of Trinity’s music program going back to some of the greatest golden years of LBI. Alumni have been wonderful in sharing fond memories and experiences of how important music has always been in this living-learning spiritual community. These stories have stirred my heart, greatly inspiring me in the work and ministry that is ours to accomplish. As we live into the next chapter of this unique institution, I am constantly reminded of several essential words: opportunity, potential, possibilities, and collaboration. Living into Trinity’s vision within the urban core of downtown Everett offers tremendous opportunities. The overwhelming sense of potential and possibilities face me every day as I work for the development and growth of Trinity’s music program. Everett is enthusiastically open to development in the arts. The entire Puget Sound Region offers endless opportunities in the arts, but all I need to do is look out Trinity’s fifth-floor windows to the north to see two very exciting opportunities: Village Theater’s Kidstage building and Everett’s Performing Arts Center—both just across the street.

Amidst seemingly endless opportunities and potential, our strongest operative word is collaboration. Within the past eighteen months, we have collaborated with area theater companies, with area alumni and area choirs, with the Cascade Youth Symphony Orchestra, with high schools, and, of course, with many area churches to create worship experiences, Advent and Spring concerts, and symposiums–all encouraging the life of faith within our students and our community. Internships and senior projects have generated concerts, special experiential programs, and innovative use of technology in worship. Recently, we collaborated with the choir of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Port Angeles in a hymn festival, celebrating the completion of their new pipe organ that incorporates many of the organ pipes from Trinity’s Issaquah Chapel. As we enthusiastically build Trinity’s music department, the music faculty and students demonstrate spiritual depth and exciting vision—realizing opportunity, potential and possibilities through collaboration—bringing meaningful musical offerings to the Trinity community in downtown Everett. Find out more at

Photo by Heather Bravine

Potential and possibilities are all around us. I am constantly reminded of the opportunities that are literally within walking distance of Trinity. We continue to nurture the forward motion and momentum that is created by our very existence in downtown Everett. Current plans include possibilities that

would greatly benefit the college, our students, the Everett community (possibly even the world), and most-importantly, the spiritual realm of Jesus Christ. Music students and faculty are now working to develop the potential of summer music camps and even state-of-the-art technological resources—all in downtown Everett.

Stephen Marshall-Ward conducts the Cascade Youth Symphony Orchestra and Trinity Lutheran College Invitational Chorus at Benaroya Hall, Nov. 17, 2012.



Katrina Koontz, Assistant Director of Community Relations and Events Written by Anne Reinisch, Graphic Designer

For Katrina Koontz, Everett has always been home. She was born at Providence Hospital and graduated from Everett High School. Her first job was at Ray’s Drive-In. As a teen she dreamed of moving to New York, but after college she returned to Everett, drawn back by family, friends and a community that had become home. Koontz’s bubbly personality makes her a natural networker. She pursued a career in human resources and as she connected people to jobs, she began to connect the elements of the Everett community. Discovering the networks and personalities within downtown, Koontz found old family friends, high school acquaintances and talented businesspeople. When a friend told her about Trinity’s opening in community relations, she was the perfect fit for the job. At Trinity she saw an opportunity to do what she loved: network. “I love what I’m doing now,” said Koontz. “In Everett, no matter where I go, I’m going to run into someone I know—and I like that.” Thrilled to be the one to introduce Trinity to Everett, Koontz feels it is important that the community sees and knows what the college is doing. “We’re their customers, neighbors, and our students will be their new employees,” Koontz said. Koontz is passionate about telling Trinity’s story because of the value she sees in having the college in Everett. Trinity students have such a well-rounded educational experience that they have the skills to do good in the community. She is working with local businesses and nonprofits to set up service

learning and internship opportunities as well as jobs for work-study students. Trinity’s athletic events are another win for the Everett community, according to Koontz. As Trinity is the only four-year college in town, the Eagles provide entertainment through competitive soccer, golf, track and field, and cross-country. Any time an athletic event is held, the community is strengthened, as family, friends and competitors come to Everett and patronize local businesses. Campus events such as the upcoming Lavik Lecture, Early Childhood Education conferences and Leadership Lecture Series bring high quality speakers to Everett. These events provide one more path for people to be introduced to Trinity and its mission. “Not everyone attends a church connected to Trinity or has college-aged kids. Quite a few people came to hear Rick Steves speak at the last Leadership Lecture who would never have heard of Trinity any other way,” Koontz said. As Koontz works to build relationships between the college and the surrounding community, more people are beginning to recognize Trinity’s name and the high quality, service-oriented education provided. Her involvement with Rotary, Economic Alliance Snohomish County and numerous community events open doors for students to interact with community business leaders and for the community to invest in the college. “The college made a great decision coming here. It’s a tremendous opportunity. This is an absolute win for both Trinity and Everett,” said Koontz.

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Creating Community



Looking back, looking

Five years in Written by Mark Jackson, Professor & Chair of Children, Youth & Family Studies and Director, Center for Community Engagement

“We’re so glad you’re here.” This is perhaps the most common phrase I hear from Everett’s community leaders and residents when I introduce myself as a professor at Trinity Lutheran College. As we near the end of our fifth academic year in Everett, our reception in the community, indeed, continues to be warm and inviting. We are becoming known as our students live downtown, volunteer in local nonprofits and churches, shop in stores, eat in restaurants and get hired as employees in local businesses. We frequently appear among the pages of the Daily Herald (Everett’s newspaper), including a May 2011 editorial about Trinity’s positive impact in downtown Everett. Mayor Ray Stephanson graciously welcomed Trinity to his city at the October 2008 campus dedication and returned in 2010 to welcome President John Reed at his inauguration. It’s great to be known as we continue to make our home here. Our welcome, in part, might be attributed to Trinity’s posture for relating to our new neighbors. One danger of a collegecommunity partnership is that a college can drive the agenda. It’s not uncommon for communities to hear from a college “We need business internships … We will provide this training … We want that grant ... Here’s what we expect.” Instead, Trinity’s approach has been to listen to the expressed priorities, needs, concerns and opportunities of our community partners and discover what it is we might do together. This approach takes time. There are two community coalitions I have met with regularly for two years where my involvement has largely been to understand what’s happening in local

neighborhoods and how Trinity might become involved (or not) in the future. I’ve found that agency leaders find this a refreshing approach, as we come to the table with open ears and open minds, not with an agenda or an ill-conceived list of assumptions about what the community needs. At one particular meeting, I shared that after several years we (meaning Trinity) were still trying to find our role within the community, to which an established nonprofit agency leader replied, “So are we, and we’ve been here for decades!” We’re evidently among good company when it comes to determining how we might best serve our community.

Connections become contributions Many professors and administrators have made connections in their respective circles and slowly, but surely, relationships have developed, partnerships have formed, and we’ve started making contributions to Snohomish County: •

Students in Service Learning Practicum courses last year completed over 1,700 hours of community service through local churches, agencies, schools and other nonprofits. The Everett YMCA, just a block from campus, hosts about six students working in their child and youth programs and Volunteers of America’s most recent newsletter featured a “volunteer spotlight” on a senior business major.



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Our Concert Choir has performed at a number of community events, including the Thanksgiving service at the Snohomish County Courthouse and the city’s holiday festival.

Service learning projects in various courses get our students into the community to both hone skills for professional careers and benefit our neighbors, such as a 2011 Thanksgiving food drive organized by a Communications senior to support the local food bank.

“How does it compare?”

Psychology students, through a partnership with the Snohomish School District, provide mentoring support to middle school students who struggle with their academic studies or deal with tragic conditions outside the classroom.

Our rooftop garden is not only producing items for our own food service, but several students are now working through local agencies to teach families the basics of proper nutrition and how to grow their own food.

We’ve hosted a senior citizens seating area for the Fourth of July parade (in the shade and near bathrooms) and opened our parking garage, free of charge, for this community celebration.

Village Theater’s new Youth Education Center, which opened last year right across the street from the Campus Center, promises to be a new venue for students interested in youth development through drama, music, and creative expression.

Trinity faculty have been invited as guest teachers and workshop leaders at a number of local churches and nonprofit organizations. A group of local Lutheran pastors meets weekly on our campus.

Local business and community leaders call on President Reed for conversations to discuss potential partnerships, including, most recently, the superintendent of Everett Public Schools.

As I meet Trinity/LBI alumni and long-time supporters, I’m often asked, “Was the move to Everett a good decision?” It’s probably not a surprise, but with little hesitation, my response is “Yes, absolutely!” It’s honest to say there are aspects of the Issaquah campus I (like many others) certainly miss: The beautiful pine trees, the cloistered walkways and courtyards, the calming effect of a quiet walk around “The Loop” (the paved road encircling the campus) and, of course, the magnificent chapel with its soaring ceiling and stained glass windows. A true comparison between the campuses is difficult to make, as Everett’s energetic urban environment bears little resemblance to suburban Issaquah’s forested campus. My guess is that most Trinity staff who transitioned to our new home in Everett haven’t looked back. We realize we are writing a new chapter in the history of Trinity/LBI as we have grown enrollment, added new programs, improved our financial position, and engaged with our community in ways that weren’t previously possible—such as those described above. In many ways, we have returned to our roots as an urban college, as our first home in 1944 was in downtown Seattle, followed by three decades in Seattle’s Greenwood neighborhood. While we continue to settle into our new home in Everett, it’s hard to predict what the future will hold for Trinity, as we’ve always been a college on the move. But, for now, it’s safe to say, “It’s good to be here!”



Profiles in Stewardship

Pearl Thorson Rose Written by Lance Georgeson, Associate Director of Development

It is fitting that the picture on the memorial booklet for Pearl is a rose, partly because of the name she took on when she married, but just as importantly for a motto she lived by: bloom where you are planted. This former student and teacher of Trinity/LBI had the gift of connecting to people and in many ways allowed them to blossom, to grow in their faith as well as in their fellowship in the churches she served here, Phinney Ridge and Our Savior’s Lutheran. Pearl was a true parish worker—one of those committed women who attended this school and went on to play an important role in the growth of Lutheran churches in the years after World War II. She brought to her work and to her life a genuine interest in others of all ages. Whether teaching confirmation class or singing in the choir, cooking or quilting, Pearl would draw others into an activity. How fitting that in one of her last volunteer roles at church she served as Greeter with her husband Bert, whom she had married later in life. In the congregations she served, Pearl truly reflected her love of Christ and her love for her fellow human beings. Yet Pearl’s deep commitment and hospitable ways did not by any means end at the church door. Hers was a whole-hearted faith that extended even to what she believed in through her stewardship. Before she died in December at age 97, she had thoughtfully, and with love, included Trinity Lutheran College in her will and as a beneficiary of her life insurance policy. Through these gifts more and more students will be able to enjoy the education that Pearl valued. One of her early confirmands suggested that the hymn most appropriate for this woman is “They Will Know We are Christians By Our Love.” What a wonderful legacy that someone should leave others with such a picture. God bless the memory of Pearl Rose.



Alumni Spotlight

Tana Baumler

Written by Linda Kent (‘81), Alumni Relations Coordinator

For weeks I’ve been hearing about the renowned Maltby Café. “Tell me again, where is this café?” “Well in Maltby, of course.” Funny, I’ve never heard of that Seattle suburb. As I wind my way through Mill Creek and Woodinville, the trees grow dense, prompting an unconscious sigh—a little bit of country. And then there it is, the quaint village of Maltby. I spot a modest building, built in 1937 as a gym and cafeteria for the schoolhouse next door. The café is located in the lower level, and I’m quickly drawn into the beautifully warm space by Tana Baumler, a woman with an even warmer smile and eyes that say, welcome. We sit at a corner table as employees go through their closing ritual. One stops by to give Baumler a hug before she leaves. Tana Lawson Baumler (’76) has never been one to sit on the sidelines. Nor has she been one to walk by someone in need. Baumler grew up in the hard living mining town of Butte, Montana. Her pastor encouraged her to attend the Lutheran Bible Institute of Seattle. “I arrived with some rough edges that needed to be smoothed out,” she says with a chuckle. The deep love and care of the staff and teachers at LBI made a tremendous impact on Baumler’s life, as did the ministries she was involved in, including the Seamen’s Center and other shelters. “I felt like I was in this warm nurturing hand, which was teaching me as well,” she said. Upon graduation, Baumler and classmate Artha Shaw Petermann (’76) traveled through Europe for a year. Looking back through her travel journal, Baumler was surprised to see she had unconsciously written “when I have a restaurant someday” again and again in its pages. She now realizes that she shouldn’t have been so surprised—Baumler has always worked in the food industry. When she arrived at LBI with no money, she pestered the owner of The Turkey House restaurant for two weeks until he gave her a job. It proved to be a wonderful place to work, laying the foundation for her philosophy of service at the award-winning Maltby Café. When Baumler married German-born soccer-playing Gunther Baumler, she got her foot on the ball. Before long she was on

a women’s team. Often she and a few fellow players would go out for coffee at a cafe that was clearly going nowhere. When someone suggested the group of friends purchase the restaurant, Baumler said “Sure.” “I don’t think any of us really thought we were serious about it,” she said. The next thing she knew, she was knee deep in a kitchen makeover to suit the cooking style of their newly imagined Maltby Café. Baumler’s heart of service touches many corners of life. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, she went to cook and care for countless in need. When asked to join the Trinity Board of Directors at the critical time of discerning a move from the Issaquah campus, Baumler was all in. “The move had me on my knees in prayer more than any time in my life,” she said. An elderly friend, in need and largely abandoned by her family, spurred Baumler into action—driving regularly out of town to be her friend’s caregiving advocate. When a café employee landed in jail, Baumler was there with care and no nonsense guidance to help him find his way. Her passionate volunteerism, in tandem with her fellow Rotarians, serves the community in substantial ways. In June, Baumler and her two original partners will celebrate 25 years of wowing their customers with service and consistency, not to mention amazing food—garnering numerous impressive awards. Some recipes are inspired by her journey through Europe, like her Mediterranean dressing from a roadside café in Portugal. It’s a family affair as well, with daughters Tessa and Keesha being part of the café team, as well as her six-year-old granddaughter who already has “a volunteer’s heart.” Many employees have been with her for 25 years—a testament to her ethic of care and respect. Baumler and her partners provide benefits for their staff beyond industry standards. Some years ago, a Trinity colleague asked Baumler what she thought she would do after LBI. She paused and said, “I really don’t think I knew ... perhaps a teacher ... well, I guess I am a teacher.” Yes, a teacher indeed, as well as a person not content to stand on the side of the road, but like the Good Samaritan enters into the brokenness of others to offer the love of God in the most tangible ways.




Compiled by Mark Jackson, Professor & Chair of Children, Youth & Family Studies

News Norma Aamodt-Nelson, Affiliate Faculty in Music, was the featured organist for a Feb. 24 Hymn Festival at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Port Angeles, Wash. She was joined by the church’s choir, as well as Trinity’s Concert Choir (under the direction of Michael Miller) and Chamber Ensemble (under the direction of Stephen Marshall-Ward). A unique part of the evening was celebrating the church’s newly rebuilt pipe organ, which includes pipework from Trinity’s former campus chapel in Issaquah. Tucker FitzGerald, Professor of Visual Communications, partnered with Tumble Me Productions, a Seattle arts organization, to provide pro bono branding and design for

their latest show, “New.” He’s also provided no-cost branding and design services to The Christian Closet, a counseling service in California. The Rev. Erik Samuelson, Campus Pastor and Director for Spiritual and Vocational Formation, has been invited to serve on the advisory board for the Fund for Theological Education, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting future Christian leaders, pastors, and theological educators. He will also serve as co-chair for the May 2013 biennial gathering of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s Organizing for Mission Cohort. Beth Elness-Hanson, Professor & Chair of Biblical Studies and Intercultural

Studies Program Director, will present a paper at the May 2013 Regional American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature conference at Seattle University. Her piece is titled “A Safari (Journey) Toward a Fusion of Horizons: The Generational Curse of the Decalogue Through a Maasai Conceptual Paradigm Lens.” Stephen Marshall-Ward, Professor & Chair of Music, spent much of January at San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral with his doctorate in sacred music supervisor, Bishop David Stancliffe, former Anglican bishop of Salisbury, England. His doctoral project was approved and he plans to complete the program through the Graduate

Theological Foundation this summer. Tom Johnson, Interim Academic Dean, serves on the board for Whidbey Island Theological Studies, which provides quarterly programs on biblical and theological topics. In addition to Johnson, seminar leaders have included two Trinity affiliate faculty, Jan Fekkes and Marty Folsom. Karen Buehlmaier, Affiliate Faculty in Business, was recognized with a Lifetime Membership Award by the FBI Seattle Citizens Academy Alumni Association in recognition of exemplary service to the FBI, Seattle communities and our nation. Buehlmaier will receive the award in Washington D.C. in April.

Good news for the entire neighborhood Written by Rev. Erik Samuelson, Campus Pastor

I’ve considered Everett to be “home” since I was five years old, and I have a deep love for this community. So being called as Campus Pastor at Trinity has been a bit of a homecoming for me. Everett, as a city, has been in transition for most of my life. The downtown was transformed decades ago (and not for the better) when the new suburban mall drew much of the business and culture away from downtown. In the past 15 years that has been changing and an urban renewal is taking place. It’s exciting to know that Trinity Lutheran College—and our location right in the heart of the city—is part of this rebirth of art, culture and community. There is also a sense of spiritual re-awakening being felt across Christian denominations here. God is up to something in Everett, and we get to be a part of it. I’m filled with joy as I see the students of Trinity slowly working their way into the culture and fabric of my hometown. The

YMCA, just a block from campus, might as well be Trinity’s own gym, with a constant stream of students working, volunteering and exercising there. The public library, Schack Art Center, sporting events and concerts at the Comcast Arena, parks, coffee shops, and other various places that the people of Everett gather always seem to include members of the Trinity community. And it’s exciting to see our students rolling up their sleeves to give socks or bus tickets to the homeless, serve in churches, work in non-profits, volunteer in local schools, and the countless ways that Trinity students give back to this community that has become our home. I once heard someone say that when a person receives the Good News of Jesus and becomes a Christian, that new reality should be Good News not just for their family, but for their neighbors—and in fact their entire neighborhood, whether there be any other Christians there or not. That is certainly true for our Christian college. Like leaven in a loaf, this college community is responding to the call of God and finding ways to participate in and be a blessing to the Everett community. Through word and deed the Good News of Jesus is spreading through our students to our community in concrete ways that make a difference. I can’t wait to see what God has in store for us next!



Alumni Class Notes 1960s Al (’70) and Cheryl (Stromberg) Jensen (’66) recently returned to Brazil as they near completion and production of the translation of the New Testament into a new dialect. They have been working with Wycliffe Bible Translators and Lutheran Bible Translators in Brazil for 37 years. Your continued prayers are appreciated.  Fergus Prestbye (’67) is an auctioneer for his business Benefit Auction Specialties. His wife, Jane (Monson) Prestbye (’77) is the pastor at Kent Lutheran Church and they reside in Kent, Wash. Fergus recalls an LBI highlight from 1965 where he and classmate, John Rebuck (’67, Wash.) performed a song which is on YouTube, “Fergus on Banjo.”

1970s Mark Mattes (’78), gave a keynote address at the Luther Congress at the University of Helsinki in Finland in August 2012. He was also elected to be on the continuation committee for the Luther Congress. In September 2012 he was a keynoter at the LutherAkademie Ratzeburg in Germany. His translation of Oswald Bayer’s A Contemporary in Dissent was published by Eerdmans in 2012 as well as his translation of the late Klaus Schwarzwäller’s Cross and Resurrection by Fortress. He is in his 17th year of teaching philosophy and religion at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa. He and his wife, Carol, are delighted to welcome grandson Liam Gabriel into the family.  Joel Lund (’79), after 14 years in the corporate world, went solopreneur in late 2012. Together with his singer/songwriter wife, Janet, he is developing Prepare for Rain (www.prepareforrain. com), a company dedicated to nurturing people to achieve their dreams. Joel, named a “Top Ten

Idaho Author” in 2012, has two non-fiction books published, and a novel debuting in Spring 2013. They have a daughter, Jessica, and live in Boise, Idaho, where they attend Trinity Presbyterian Church. Joel recalls that while at LBI his father, former LBIS President Conrad Lund, shared a contagious sense of vision and enthusiasm.

1980s Elizabeth LaQua Young (’80) continues to write a book based on her years of mission work. She delights in her two grandchildren: Paige in junior high, and Jacob, who is serving the U.S. Army in Afghanistan.  Cathy Nelson (‘81) served three parishes (Fairbanks Lutheran in Fairbanks, Alaska; Oak Harbor Lutheran in Oak Harbor, Wash.; Faith Lutheran in Redmond, Wash.) as an ELCA Associate in Ministry through 1991. She received her elementary education certification from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks in ’93, and in 2010 completed a Master in Education from California State University, San Bernardino. She is completing her 15th year of teaching elementary school in Twentynine Palms, Calif. This year after 14 years with grades 2-6, she was promoted to teach Kindergarten and loves the change of pace!  Brad and Kirsten (Heng) Hutchison (’83) live in Faribault, Minn., where Brad is the youth director at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. Kirsten is the principal at Comfrey Public School, a small school in rural Minnesota with about 170 students, where she will also be taking on the role of superintendent. They will be moving to Comfrey later this year and have three daughters, the youngest a senior in high school.  Brad (‘84) and Sandi (Broen) Miller (‘82) have been living and serving cross-culturally in

Ecuador for the past twelve years with Youth World, with a ministry focus of youth and leadership development. In spring 2013, they will be returning to North America for a new season of ministry and are seeking God as to where and what that might be. They have two daughters, Hannah and Sarah.  Greta (Johnson) Sines (’83) and her husband, Dan, live in Goldendale, Wash., where Greta has been very involved in their Nazarene church as a board member and church leader. She is also taking classes through the Northwest District of the Church of the Nazarene.  Richard Ross (’84) lives in Santa Ana, Calif. He has a travel organization, Educon Travel, which specializes in educational and economical Christian travel tours.  Maria and Carlos Paiva (’85) attended the California LBI, where Dr. Luverne Tengbom had a significant impact on their lives. Maria is an ordained Lutheran minister and currently serves as the Director for Evangelical Mission, for the ELCA’s Southwest California Synod, and Carlos is the pastor of Angelica Lutheran Church in Los Angeles. Maria is also a member of the Trinity Board of Directors. They reside in Gardena, Calif., and have three adult children: Pablo, Betsy and David.  Christine Lawton Ross (’86), is professor of Christian education and director of the Christian education program at Concordia University in Irvine, as well as the author of several Bible studies and Sunday school curriculum resources. Her book, Intergenerational Christian Formation, was recently named a Best Book of 2012 by Hearts.  Charles and Anita Jackson (’89) are on leave from their ministry in Mongolia as they care for Charles’ aging parents in Sherwood Park. They enjoy speaking in churches, and Charles continues to do some mission work remotely via e-mail

and Skype. Anita is preparing ELS teaching materials for when she returns to her Mongolian English classes. Prayers for his parents, and for discernment as to when to return to Mongolia are appreciated.

1990s Carmen Gronewold (‘84 & ‘93), lives in Minneapolis, Minn. She is a USA Representative for Peace Rehabilitation Center in Kathmandu, Nepal. The Center rescues trafficked girls from prostitution, teaching them a trade such as jewelry making, in order to support themselves.  Rev. Kathy (Disbro) Morris (’96) and her husband, Jeffrey, celebrate the birth of their daughter, Abigail. Kathy is currently on leave from call. She notes that Dr. Lowell Stime and Dr. Mark Gravrock were particularly significant in her LBI education, as well as the experience of being an RA.  Darla-rae Amundson (’99), ordained in 2012, is now the Assistant Executive Director for Foundations for Living, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides homes for people in transition from difficult life situations such as prison release, domestic abuse, and foster care. She lives in Waupaca, Wis., and attends First Assembly of God.

2000s Candace McGowan (’03) resides in Anchorage, Alaska, working as a Global Risk Specialist for Pinkerton Corporate Risk Management. She has a son, Spencer (3), and attends Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.  Jenna Gilbertson (’04) is the Lead Optician at McCulley Optiz Gallery in Fargo, N.D., with American Board of Opticianry and National Contact Lens Examiners certification, and lives in Detroit Lakes, Minn.  Trista Wynne (’08) wears many hats as a full-time



nanny, as well as part-time youth advisor and worship leader. She and her husband, Matthew, live in Beaverton, Ore., where they worship at Murrayhills Christian Church. Trista recalls Dr. Mark Gravrock as being especially influential during her time at Trinity, and wishes to share this prayer with fellow alumni: “Remember, dear ones, there is room for all in the shadow of our Beloved’s wings. Remember, too, that our Beloved is working through us to bring about the dawning of the New Day. May we all work, pray, and rest in the deep awareness of the Beloved’s presence among us. May our Beloved bless you all and bring you peace through the Holy Spirit, in Jesus’ name. Amen.”

2010s Lance Green (’11), after starting his graduate degree at Regent College in Vancouver, BC, transferred to Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minn., to complete an M.A. in Systematic Theology. He is focused on technology, creation and hermeneutics as found within the Lutheran dialogues with postmodern philosophy. In April he will present a paper at the American Academy of Religion Mid-West Conference entitled “Cross-Appropriation: Martin Luther’s influence on Martin Heidegger and a Heideggerian Theology of the Cross.”  Clifford and Jennifer (Hendrix) Luebben (’11) celebrate the birth of their first child, Galadriel Lily, born Jan. 23, 2013. Clifford currently works with Amazon, and both are very involved with South Hills Church in Kennewick. They are discerning a call to overseas intercultural ministry.  Timothy Olson (’12) is working on his ethnomusicology graduate degree while living in his hometown of Strongfield, Saskatchewan. He is also applying to begin overseas ministry with the World Mission Prayer League.

In Memoriam Vivian B. Boerger (Former Student), March 11, 1928 - Dec. 5, 2012 of Port Orchard, Wash., was born in Westerville, Ohio, to Arthur and Ethyl (Hursey) Bishop. On Jan. 25, 1948 she married Howard E. Boerger in Columbus, Ohio. Vivian loved genealogy, teaching bible study classes and was currently a member of King of Glory Lutheran Church in Purdy. Survivors include two sons, Wm. Chris (DeDe) Boerger and Ron (Sue) Boerger; daughter, Cindi (Bill) Irish; five grandchildren: John (Marlie) Boerger, Mary (Paul) Casley, Sarah, Evan and Emily Boerger; and five great-grandchildren.  Gladys Elaine Gerstmann (‘48), Jan. 31, 1921 - Dec. 15, 2012 of Puyallup, Wash., was born and lived in Troy, Idaho. She moved to Portland, Ore. in 1940 where she enrolled in nurse’s training and later worked at Emmanual Hospital where she provided training to student nurses regarding patient care. It was there, in 1953, she met Albert Gerstmann who she married in 1954. Until his retirement in 1987, she was Al’s partner in his Lutheran parish ministries in Arizona, Iowa and Washington. Gladys is survived by her husband Albert, her sons Steve (Lorraine) and Tim (Kimberlee), five grand-children and two great grandchildren. Gladys will be remembered for her deep and abiding faith, her kindness and love for others.  Arthur Frederick Matthias (former board member), Sept. 30, 1920 - Jan. 19, 2013 of Bellevue, Wash., was born in Westgate, Iowa, to Rev. August and Ottilie Fikenscher Matthias. He lived in Iowa as a child and graduated from Anamosa H.S., Wartburg College and Iowa State University. He was an engineer at Boeing Aircraft Company from 1943 until his retirement in 1987. Art and Betty (Andersen) were

united in marriage on April 15, 1950. Art served on the LBI Board of Directors from 1959 to 1964. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Betty, and son, Fredrik. He is survived by three children: Martin Matthias, Jana Wheeler, and Kristi Matthias and one granddaughter, Erika Matthias.  Pearl G. Rose (former student), Aug. 30, 1915- Dec. 12, 2012 of Mukilteo, Wash., was born in Badger, Iowa, the daughter of Will and Myrtle (Folvag) Thorson. She was united in marriage to Burton Rose who preceded her in death. Pearl enjoyed singing and arranging music. She created art from nature and made many Kranse Kake cakes over the years. She also enjoyed dressing Norwegian dolls. Pearl attended LBI in 1958 and later taught classes at the Greenwood campus. Those left to honor her memory include a nephew; several nieces; and a daughter-in-law.  Phyllis Mae Smith (‘56), May 2, 1935 - Oct. 25, 2012 of Lewiston, Idaho, was born in Couer d’ Alene, Idaho, on May 2, 1935. She graduated from high school with honors and then attended LBI. Following LBI, she graduated from nursing school at Emanuel Hospital in Portland, Ore. While a nurse, she developed The National Certification Course for Central Service Technicians for which she received a Lifetime Achievement Award. She taught the course in almost all of the US states and 14 other countries. In July 2006 she suffered a massive brain stroke and resided in home care until her death. She stated in a short biography that anything she was she attributed to God giving her worth by His love and because of her time at LBI.  Christine Stime, (Former Student), April 22, 1913 - Feb. 8, 2013, was born to Lutheran missionary parents, as one of nine children. She and her husband, Jewell Stime, farmed

near Randolph, Minn., from 1939 to 1968 where they raised a family of five children. After they sold the farm, they were both employed at Northfield Retirement Community. The family grew up as members of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Northfield. Christine was preceded in death by her husband in 1986; her daughter, Naomi Blumanthal in 2009; and her infant son, Philip, in 1939. She is survived by a large family in whom she leaves a legacy of deep faith in Jesus Christ. She is survived by her children, Ruth (David Erickson), Daniel (Lynette), Lowell (Dianne), Amber; a son in law, Gary Blumanthal; a loving family that includes 17 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and her great-great granddaughter.  Eugene Alton David Strinden (Former Student), Feb. 21, 1921 - Nov. 24, 2012 of Salem, Ore., was born in Hastings, ND, to Peder and Aggie Strinden. Eugene graduated from Jamestown ND High School, LBI, Gustavus Adolphus College, and the Rock Island Theological Seminary. He received his hospital chaplaincy training in Chicago. Eugene married Lillian Jeanette Nelson on June 8, 1946. He served Lutheran parishes as a pastor in Minnisota, Washington, and Oregon. After retiring, he was volunteer projects coordinator for the Oregon Department of Corrections for 25 years, and the visitation pastor at Holy Cross for 10 years. He was preceded in death by his wife of more than 65 years. He is survived by two children: Judith Lea and Timothy E. Strinden. His deceased children are Miriam Strinden and Cheryl Beth Vehrencamp for whom he set up a memorial scholarship fund at Trinity. He enjoyed three grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. To submit an update please e-mail

Annual Corporation Meeting Notification The Annual Meeting of the Trinity Lutheran College/LBIS Corporation will be held June 15, 2013 at the Campus Center. This will be an opportunity to hear some interesting and exciting news about both the College and the state of higher education in general. Please be aware that the Board of Directors recently voted on a change in the Bylaws regarding who is qualified to vote at these meetings. These Bylaws now state: “qualifying individuals must have made a contribution of $25 or more sixty (60) days before

the Annual Meeting. Qualifying congregations include those who have made gifts totaling $500 within this same time period.” If you would like to know the agenda or review the bylaws, please visit If you have not yet made a gift and would like to do so in order that you may participate, simply go to Questions? Please call or e-mail Deb Wendt, 425.249.4716 or



Donor Honor Roll Trinity/LBI has enjoyed a history of faithful, generous support from individuals, congregations, organizations, and businesses. In making financial gifts, regardless of size, these donors demonstrate their support of Trinity’s mission to prepare Christian leaders for lives of service in the church and the world. The students, faculty, and staff of Trinity extended gratitude to those listed here who have made a gift between January 1 and December 31, 2012. If we have omitted your name or made an error, please accept our sincere apology and bring it to our attention by contacting Marilyn Grotzke, Development Assistant, at 425.249.4754, 1.800.843.5659, or Generous giving from individuals is a significant source of support for maintaining and growing our college’s mission. We thank the following individuals who have made a contribution of record in the past year.

$5,000 and above Estate of Ted Arthur George and Jackie Brammer Ruth and Les Copenhagen Ernest Fosse and Linda Staswick Marlice and John Gilmore Elling and Barbara Halvorson Edwin and Noriyo Hawxhurst Estate of Margaret and Harold Johnson Estate of Evelyn L. Langhus Estate of Claire Lunn Marian Olsen Matthew and Brittney Post Mona Quammen Estate of Doris Reese Ernest and Vivian Smith Stanley and Dagny Sollie Deborah and Daniel Squires Estate of Lillian and Eugene Strinden Sue and Mario Taylor David Thomsen Estate of Alice T. Tobiason Estate of Howard and Florence Vedell Nora Weltzin Trust Estate of Rey Wicklund Estate of Helen A. Wilson

$1,000 to $4,999 Ruth E. Andersen Anonymous Tana and Gunther Baumler Donald and Janet Benson Charles Brodahl John and Debra Bruihler Virginia Buchfinck Estate of Ethel and Bjarne Byberg David and Anita Christian Steve and Karen Crofton Kathryn and Herbert Eckmann Leila Ellingson

Beth Elness-Hanson David and Heidi Francis Estate of Dorothy I. & Nils I. Fredrickson Dan Gard Jim and Joanne Hallett Estate of Dolores Heine Kathleen Henning Steve and Cynthia Holmberg Richard F. Holy Lois J. Huseby Ryan and Heather Ingersoll William R. Irgens Sandra Jerke Guy E. Jordan Josee A. Jordan Frieda and Paul Jordan Linda Kent Anna Marie and Donald Klein Peggy and David Kurtz Mavis A. Kyllonen Steven Lansing and Bonnie Valiton Joel and Margaret Ley Richard and Helen Lodmill Mel and Dorothy Lofgren Twyla and Tom Lucas Dick and Ruth Mandsager Ronald and Marilyn Martinson May and Maurice Olsgaard Timothy and Julia Pearson Wilma J. Pierson Donald Post Joshua D. Post Tom and Mary Ramsey John Reed Armand L. Riveness Estate of Richard and Mildred Schneider Jacque E. Schweiss Bernice Severson Neal and Judy Snider Dale Soden Robert and Sharon Sparling Arthur and Janice Stamey John and Elaine Stamm Lowell and Dianne Stime Nancy Sundby Daniel and Doris Tchobanoff Phyllis T. Turner-Brim Estate of Oletta Wald John and Eleanor Yackel

$500 to $999 Terry Abell Barbara Andrews and Greg Schieferstein Carol Arends Wayne and Jacqueline Bacus Kevin and Marcia Bates Warner and Sally Blyckert Jason and Julia Corbett David and LaRae Ellingson Les and Connie Foss Curtis and Doris Fox Glen Gabrielson Miriam and Patrick Gill Janet S. Gwin Lana and Larry Hanson Genevieve Hedman Charles L. Heimbigner James and Carolyn Holmlund Susan and Mark Houglum C. Elisabeth Johnson Dianne and Jeff Johnson Becky and David Johnson Marilyn and Dwight Johnson C. Thomas and Jane Kangas Hilmer and Laura Krause Paul and Janet Labes Sean and Kim Lacy Kangho and Sue Lee Martin and Kathy Lindeke Clifford and Jennifer Luebben John and Louise Maakestad Jeff and Stacie Mallinson Sandy Mays Richard and Judith Moisant Jonathan and Sandra Mollerup Walter Mumm Shannon and Mary Murray Charles and Lois Nelson Thelma Nelson Vernon E. Nielsen Eileen Nissen James and Carolee Nyborg Linda and Mark Nygard Paul and Carol Onerheim David and Carla Parks Merlin and Denice Peterson Deanna Ray Beatrice L. Scheele John Paul and Marlene Schiotz John and Katie Schraan

Joyce and David Skotdal Neil and Clarice Solvik Mark and Cara Tanis Ann and Larry Thomas Warren and Esther Unzelman Clifford and Kaye Weimer Mark and Helen Wikstrom William and Sylvia Worth

Up to $499 Rosalyn and James Alaspa Robert C. Amberson Rita Anderson Don and Gail Anderson Faith and Philip Anderson Stanley and Lola Anderson LeRoy and Carole Anenson Jodi and Mike Ankrom Sharmayne Arrington and Roy Dilley Susan and Kjell Askevold Jens L. Astrup Dorothy Austad Janice L. Bakken Ronald and Jill Bakken Robert and Elinor Barnes Carol J. Barnes LaDonna F. Barnwell Rod and Mardean Bartleson Louis and Agnes Becker Wayne and Esther Beilman Sara and Joe Bender Allen Benson Jack and Inez Berkey Frank and Elizabeth Bestor Evangeline M. Billingsley Annabelle Birkestol Grace Birkestol Carolyn Bliss Henrik and Alma Bockelie Joanne L. Boeger Wayne Bohling Pamela and Jim Boston Wayne and Elaine Bouzek Bob and Shirley Bowen Hildur M. Bretheim Rebecca and Gale Britt Norman and Carlene Brown Louis Brunner Wray and Dorothy Buck Kara and Dennis Butkowski Jeffrey and Karen Camp Connie and Allen Campbell Elsa L. Carlisle Perdy Carlson Wayne and Mildred Carlson Janice and Ronald Carpenter Mary E. Carter Scooter and Loretta Chapman David and Dagney Christenson Rhoda G. Christian Mark and Carol Churchill Laurie and Wayne Clark Jason N. Clifton John and Mary Cooley John and Toni Corkran Jeff and Monica Cornish Fred and Lois Corwin Gloria and Bob Coulter Elizabeth Cronin Larry and Wendy Cudmore



Susan and Steve Dalgleish Cecil and Helen Dammen Norman and Glenda Davis Ruth De Lap Karlene and Arthur Denny Mark and Corinne Dexter Sharon and Dale Dillinger Janice C. Dinges William and Beverly Dobler Marlayne and Roger Domyahn Harley and Patricia Drollinger Jean Duffey Ruben and Jean Duran Ryan and Heather Dye Gorden and Virginia Dyrud Miwa and Mark Easton Ryan and Kari Edmondson C. Jack and Judy Eichhorst Bruce and Barbara Eklund Kaare and Orvetta Elde Elaine and S. Jerome Elness Joyce Emilson C. John Eng Luther Engelbrecht Daniel and Karen Erlander Gale Estergreen Elna Evans Robert and Lola Fedde Dorothy and Carl Fehring Jan and Lori Fekkes Almer and Corinne Fenner M. H. Fenstermaker Cecelia L. Fjellman Douglas and Sharon Flaten Beatrice R. Flatness Christina Fong Donald and Carol Fossum Freda Francis Jon and Patty Fredrickson Kimberly and Keith Freeman Norma Fretheim Mae M. Fritschel Karen and Spencer Fuentes John and Sara Galt Patricia A. Gardner Lance and Tina Georgeson Norma B Gillespie Caryn F. Ginter Judy and John Glenn Shirley Gompf Pamela and Lee Gompf Jorge and Esther Gonzalez Gilbert and Yvonne Goodwater Linda and Darryll Graber John and Elise Graber John and Eunice Graham Rosamaria Graziani Inge Gregg Bruce and Anne Marie Grigsby Verdis J. Grinols Kenneth and Molly Gross Hazel R. Hagen Maxine A. Hagensen Claire Hampton Phil and Janet Hamre Tim and Karen Hansen Marilyn D. Hansen Signy V. Hanson Robert and Peggy Hards Olive Harris Phillip and Carolyn Hatlestad Jennifer and Hank Hauge Torval and Marilyn Haugen Renee Haugland Alma E. Hauschildt Ruth Hendrickson Rev. and Mrs. Roy M. Hendrickson Gina and Jeremy Herman

Sarah J. Hester Edward and Lois Hiller Julie and Bill Hockett David and Elaine Hogan Chris and Cathie Hoiby Beverly and Ron Hollenbeck Cynthia and Steve Holmberg Judy A. Holmen Walter Holmes Beulah M. Holt Avis Howe Bruce and Wava Howe Brian K. Hyllengren Mark and Colette Jackson Lorraine Jacobson Kaare P. Jacobson Gary and Ann Jensen Murial Jensen Mary Jensen-Koch and Ed Goldsmith Einar and Anna-Marie Johanson Anton and Lyndall Johnson Estelle Johnson Marcy and Frank Johnson Eileen M. Johnson Paul and Vivian Johnson Thomas and Michelle Johnson Janet L. Jurgensen Patricia and Paul Kaald Jan and Van Kadiesky James and Patricia Kemp Alvin Kessel Ruth Knutson John and Marion Korpi Beverly and Jan Kotzian Glenn and Viola Kraft Gerald and Bonnie Kragt Laura K. Krueger Evelyn Kulm Karl and Inge Lamberg James and Helen Lancaster Timothy and Cristy Larsen Thomas and Anne Larsen Maria K. Larson Arthur and Judy Larson Eileen Larson Robert E. Larson Kendall and Mary Lawson Richard and Avona Lehmann Patricia Lelvis Hans and Leona Lenschow Rachel L. Liebenow Ron and Sally Linebarger Arnold and Norma Link Sidney and Karin Loberg Nancy and Jim Loftis Violet M. Lowther Stanley and Gailya Ludviksen Anne M. Lund Karl and Diane Lunder Cordelia Lundquist Karl and Magdalena Maier William and Penelope Mans Delores and Dennie Marston Laura Sanders Martin Elaine Maskenthine Michael and Elizabeth Mates Jeff and Kris Matson Joan Mattes Leonard and Delores Matteson Phil and Marilyn McDonald Paul and Jorun Meierding Linda and Bob Meisch Lyle and Sonja Miller Carol D. Mitchell Armin and Bev Mohr Lorraine Molzahn Patrick and Erika Monan

Alan and Jane Monroe Karoline Monroe Marilyn and Marcus Mork Estelle B. Morley George Muedeking Catherine R. Mutschler Mark D. Myers Roger and Almira Myhre Paul and Mildred Myhre Irene A. Nelson Violet M. Nelson John and Lynn Nelson Ethyl Mae Nelson Patricia and Thomas Nichols Arlett Nordsletten Linda Nou George and Phyllis Nowadnick Rodney Odegaard Steve and Nancy Olsen Gladys and David Olsen Alf Olsen Clayton and Joann Olsen Robert and Kaye Olsen Patricia and Lowell Olson Jon and Carol Olson Roselyn Olson Charlotte Olson Edna Mae Olufson-Smith and C. Harvey Smith Roger and Janet Ose David and Beth Owen Maria and Carlos Paiva Katie Paulson Gaylord and Beva Paulson Robert and Marjorie Paulson Dean and Elaine Peterson Karen Peterson E. Holle and Carol Plaehn Thomas and Linda Prior David D. Proctor Lawrence and Miriam Puffert Richard N. Rasmussen Dennis and Virginia Rehder Caroline L. Reid Mark and Elaine Reitan Marie Reitz Harriet and Sheridan Rhiner Connie H. Richardson Mark and Elizabeth Rickertsen Todd and Cheryl Riggs James and Carol Rismiller Jon and Tammy Rismiller Ruth I. Roberts Ronald and Betty Robertson Georganne W. Robertson Arleth M. Rue Philip and Mary Rue Curt and Vivian Ryden Alf and Mardelle Rygh Wesley and Dorothy Sackmann Chuck and Karen Sagedahl Erik and Tauni Samuelson Mark and Ann Samuelson David M. Sasaki Sonja S. Scarseth Dorothy Schnaible Alfred and Esther Schulz David and Tisha Schulz James and Donna Schwandt Joseph and Barbara Schwanebeck Steven and Laurie Scott Phyllis and James Scott Shanna L. Seeber Borghild Selid Carolynne D. Selzer Cheryl Severson Kristine Severson Allan and Jeanette Severson

Herb and Akiyo Shao Peter and Jane Shen Deborah Sherrock and Charles Allen Evonne F. Siguenza Martin and Marilyn Sippy Tracy Sisk Trygve and Ruth Skarsten Jennifer C. Sluke Lynn and Tim Smythe Henry and Lillian Solbrack Alan and Marilyn Sorenson Kenneth Sorestad Arne Sovik Gloria and Evan Spanier Mirth Stedje Randy and Christine Stime Hal and Virginia Stoa Estate of Norris W. Stoa Scott and Nancy Stokes Jon and Janette Stoneman Lucy A. Stoyke Randi Strom Lillian Stromme Karla K. Strutzel John and Constance Sullivan Ruth Swanson Hazel B. Swenson Claris Syren John and Renne Tarabochia Nell and Bill Taylor Chester and Juanita Templin Glory Lo Thomas Don and Jo Ann Thuring LaVerne A. Tiedeman Jacquelyn L. K. Todd Barbara Tollefson Grant and Lila Trask Jack and Donna Trethewey Roy and Edith Tribe Christy Ulleland Morris and Grace Ulring Sylvia and Billy Urhausen Lisa and Paul Van Horne Betsi and Brian VanFossen John and Audrey Varland C. Emerson and Marion Vedell Sylvia M. Vigoren Judy and Ray Voeller Margaret E. Von Stein Colleen Walker-Nelson and Steven Nelson Robert and Jeanne Ward Stuart and Christine Webber Eleanor K Weisenbach Deb and Dave Wendt Betty L. White Zelpha Wilhelm Mark and Kathi Williams John and Cathy Williams Hyojeong Williams William and Elaine Wilson Judy and Victor Wirkkala Patricia and Don Wodrich Irma V. Woite

In Honor In Honor of Deborah L. Boyce Christy Ulleland In Honor of Susan Dalgleish Jason N. Clifton In Honor of Alana Glimsdahl McCafferty Gardner Wayne and Esther Beilman In Honor of Lance Georgeson Anonymous John and Toni Corkran



In Honor of John and Marie Heintz Marilyn and Dwight Johnson In Honor of Orville and Ede Lee Linda Kent In Honor of Larry Lenning Beverly and Jan Kotzian In Honor of Jeffrey C. Mallinson Anonymous In Honor of Jim and Elizabeth Markus Linda Kent In Honor of Melody Glimsdahl Mayfield Wayne and Esther Beilman In Honor of Marian Olsen Steve and Nancy Olsen In Honor of Jane E. Prestbye Christy Ulleland In Honor of John W. Reed Anonymous In Honor of Arlie Rue Karen and Spencer Fuentes In Honor of the Grandchildren of Patricia and Don Wodrich Patricia and Don Wodrich

In Memory In Memory of Erik Bartleson Anonymous In Memory of Linda Benson Allen Benson In Memory of Madison Berggren Karen and Spencer Fuentes In Memory of Erdie P. Brodahl Anonymous Joanne L. Boeger Wayne and Elaine Bouzek Charles Brodahl Gloria and Bob Coulter Elizabeth Cronin Kathryn and Herbert Eckmann Kaare and Orvetta Elde C. John Eng Elna Evans Marilyn D. Hansen Alma E. Hauschildt Avis Howe Bruce and Wava Howe Murial Jensen Ruth Knutson Gerald and Bonnie Kragt Arnold and Norma Link Violet M. Lowther William and Penelope Mans Karoline Monroe Roger and Almira Myhre Gaylord and Beva Paulson Robert and Marjorie Paulson Dennis and Virginia Rehder Curt and Vivian Ryden Allan and Jeanette Severson Lowell and Dianne Stime Claris Syren Betty L. White Zelpha Wilhelm William and Elaine Wilson In Memory of Donald L. Carlson Linda and Bob Meisch In Memory of Janice Bredberg Check Jan and Van Kadiesky In Memory of Janice Repp Christensen Sylvia and Billy Urhausen In Memory of Elsie Dyrud Connie H. Richardson In Memory of Helen L. Estergreen Sylvia M. Vigoren

In Memory of Loren Fevig C. Jack and Judy Eichhorst In Memory of Donald J. Fladland Todd and Cheryl Riggs Deborah Sherrock and Charles Allen In Memory of Karen A. Gabrielson Glen Gabrielson In Memory of Gladys E. Gerstmann Robert and Kaye Olsen In Memory of Allan Harrison Lowell and Dianne Stime In Memory of Lois and Warren Jaech John and Eunice Graham In Memory of Marvin C. Knutzen Sylvia M. Vigoren In Memory of Gilbert M. Lee Linda Kent In Memory of Violet Lovcik Deb and Dave Wendt In Memory of Erman Lunder Lance and Tina Georgeson In Memory of Karel Anne Meierding Paul and Jorun Meierding In Memory of Laura Morford Steve and Cynthia Holmberg In Memory of Robert L. Moylan Carolyn Bliss C. Jack and Judy Eichhorst Rodney Odegaard In Memory of Milton W. Nesse Henrik and Alma Bockelie In Memory of Ervin K. Overlund Ryan and Kari Edmondson Carol D. Mitchell Caroline L. Reid Jennifer C. Sluke Hal and Virginia Stoa In Memory of Forest Paulson Barbara Andrews and Greg Schieferstein John and Elaine Stamm In Memory of Nancy Post Mark and Elizabeth Rickertsen In Memory of H. William and Shirley S. Prinkey Kimberly and Keith Freeman In Memory of Morris Rice Jan and Van Kadiesky In Memory of Solveig M. Schweiss Estelle B. Morley Jacque E. Schweiss In Memory of Ned and Irene Springs Nancy and Jim Loftis In Memory of Lars Steinnes Estelle B. Morley In Memory of Eugene V. Stime David D. Proctor In Memory of Eugene Strinden Joyce Emilson Roy and Edith Tribe In Memory of Lillian J. Strinden Dorothy Austad Kara and Dennis Butkowski Brian K. Hyllengren Glenn and Viola Kraft Robert E. Larson John and Lynn Nelson Harriet and Sheridan Rhiner In Memory of Morris Stromme Lillian Stromme In Memory of David L. Thoreson Estelle B. Morley In Memory of Henry Ullman Lynn and Tim Smythe In Memory of Louis and Meta Unzelman Warren and Esther Unzelman In Memory of Wilma C. Walker Colleen Walker-Nelson and Steven Nelson

Congregations, Businesses, and Organizations A number of congregations, church-affiliated organizations, and businesses have joined Trinity’s educational ministry by providing financial support. In addition, Trinity receives matching gifts because donors were able to match gifts through their employer or fraternal benefits association. We thank the following organizations for their financial gift in the past year.

$500 and above Agron, Inc., Los Angeles, CA Bellevue Chamber of Commerce, Bellevue, WA Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Marysville, WA Boeing Company, Princeton, NJ Central Lutheran Church, Anchorage, AK ELCA Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod, Houston, TX ELCA Alaska Synod, Anchorage, AK Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Walla Walla, WA Ernst & Young Foundation, New York, NY Faith Lutheran Church, Redmond, WA First Lutheran Church, Bothell, WA Glendale Evangelical Lutheran Church, Burien, WA Gloria de Cristo, Yuma, AZ Immanuel Lutheran Church, Seattle, WA Intermec Foundation, Everett, WA Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Bremerton, WA Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Stanwood, WA Peninsula Lutheran Church, Gig Harbor, WA Saint Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Bellevue, WA Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran, Issaquah, WA Sons of Norway - Normanna Lodge #3, Everett, WA St. Mark’s Lutheran Church by the Narrows, Tacoma, WA Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Appleton, WI Total Health Events, Seattle, WA Trinity Lutheran Church, Lynnwood, WA Trinity Lutheran College Student Council, Everett, WA Tulalip Tribes Charitable Foundation, Tulalip, WA Wheat Ridge Ministries, Itasca, IL Zion Lutheran Church, Kent, WA

Up to $499 Best Auto Parts, Inc., Lynnwood, WA Bethel Lutheran Church Women, Shoreline, WA Christ Lutheran Church, Yakima, Washington Christ Lutheran Church Women, Odessa, WA Denny Park Lutheran Church, Seattle, WA Denny Park Lutheran Church Women, Seattle, WA Duke Energy Foundation, Charlotte, N.C. Emanuel Lutheran Church, Ritzville, WA Faith Lutheran Church, Seattle, WA Faith Lutheran Church Women, Seattle, WA Griffith Insurance Group, Inc., Seattle, WA Our Savior Lutheran Church, Issaquah, WA Our Saviour’s - Esther Circle, Bremerton, WA Our Saviour’s Evangelical Lutheran Women, Bremerton, WA Peace Lutheran Church, Silvana, WA Peace Lutheran Church Women, Silvana, WA Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, Seattle, WA Screen Printing Northwest, Inc., Everett, WA St. Paul Lutheran Church, Ontario, OR Universal Mechanical Service Co., Inc., Redmond, WA Waterworks - HD Supply, Seattle, WA

January Term 2013: China, Italy and Greece

Photo submitted by Rebekah Chaney

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Twelve Trinity students traveled to Italy and Greece with David Schulz, Professor & Chair of Communications, in a study abroad experience that opened their eyes to the history and culture of Europe. The group retraced the steps of thinkers from Aristotle to Cicero while reconstructing the Golden Age of rhetoric from archaeological sites and artifacts. To view more images of January Term, visit

Photo submitted by David Schulz

Stuart Webber, Professor & Chair of Business, led seven Trinity students to China to study intercultural business. The group, pictured above after a hike along the Great Wall of China, examined the cultural variety and economic effects throughout the country. They studied finance in Shanghai, government in Beijing and business in Hong Kong.

Spring 2013 Advance  

The Advance is a publication for alumni, donors and friends of Trinity Lutheran College.

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