Share in the Joy
Volume 66, Issue 2 • Spring 2010
Former LBI professor completes missionary service in Africa
“Share in the joy and rejoice with us,” invites Jean Wahlstrom, former faculty (1972-98) and alumna of Lutheran Bible Institute of California, as she completes 12 years of missionary service. She and her husband, Marvin Kananen, also former faculty, served with the MaaSae Girls Lutheran Secondary School (MGLSS) in Tanzania, East Africa. Story continued on page 3
In This Issue:
Men’s Soccer (pg. 4) | January Term (pg. 8) | Honor Roll of Donors (pg. 10) | Alumni Class Notes (pg. 14)
Momentum: Tendency for a group or individuals to repeat recent success By John Reed
rinity is learning about momentum. Since the courageous decision by the board to move the campus to Everett and several months of a difficult transition, Trinity is on a roll. Creating a new LivingLearning Community model has brought new life to a dedicated faculty. Demand from interested students is on the rise. Fall enrollment was up significantly from the previous year and we just added the largest spring enrollment in 10 years. Thanks to many of you, fundraising is also significantly ahead of the past several years. More donors, giving more resources, is a meaningful blessing to the Trinity community. These small, repeated successes create energy, excitement, and a renewed belief in our important mission. The momentum has caused creativity and organization confidence to flourish: A new athletic program (see page 4) is attracting students who may have
never considered Trinity. A new garden on the top of our parking structure is beginning to take shape. The Dean’s Circle program, started last year, has attracted students with superior academic skills and hearts for ministry. Our Touring Ensemble is building partnerships in local high schools and a college-run childcare center has opened in the Campus Center. In April we will host our first Celebration of Service event, highlighting the college’s profound tradition of service learning. We will honor the late Rev. Charlie Mays, former board chair, as the first recipient of the Kairos Award. Positive momentum also helps us face challenges squarely. We are a tuition-driven college and meeting our enrollment objectives is essential. We continue to operate with a small staff who are asked daily to serve above and beyond what is expected at most colleges. So, your continued prayers and support are a great encouragement to us. Ultimately, our work and the results we achieve have a single focus: to bring glory to God. We hope that by teaching God’s Word and having conversations about its application to daily life we will powerfully equip our students for life and ministry. Thank you for your support and prayers as we continue to build on this momentum, serving Christ and His kingdom.
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Above: After worship at the MaaSae Girl’s Lutheran Secondary School (MGLSS), Jean Wahlstrom pronounces the benediction outside the chapel. (Photo by Beth Elness-Hanson); Inset: Marvin Kananen and Jean Wahlstrom (Photo by Beth Elness-Hanson); Front Cover: Jean Wahlstrom (right) with Neema, the first pastoralist Maasai woman clergy, an MGLSS graduate. (Submitted photo)
Share in the Joy continued from page 1
people group close to 300,000!
Joy, indeed, as Jean shared in God’s amazing work from the early beginnings of the school, where she served as Chaplain and taught courses called “Divinity” and “Bible Knowledge.” Seldom do teachers get to see so much fruit from their work, but the dramatic growth and holistic development which happens in the students’ lives has produced an abundance. “We were able to watch those timid little girls become women of hope,” shares Jean.
Now, Jean can tell stories of the 39 university graduates for whom she helped find sponsors, including the first Maasai female lawyers and pastor. Currently, three are in medical school, who will become the first Maasai women doctors. In addition, 137 have graduated from other programs, such as nursing and teacher training. Many MGLSS graduates are elementary school teachers, infusing hope in children from remote areas, as they see “education for liberation” modeled in their teachers. “These young women do make a difference in their country, town, and especially their families,” Jean says.
Girls about 14 or 15 years old would often come with just the clothes on their backs from traditional Maasai family settlements of stick, mud, and cow dung huts. Jean would help welcome them to the boarding school, ensure they all had supplies and a Bible, then strap on her guitar and sing with the students to help them learn English—their third language—which is crucial to pass their national exams. The Maasai love to sing, and the girls’ singing is music for the soul. She and Marvin have served at MGLSS as missionaries through the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Few places address faith formation, academic development, communal well-being, nutrition and health (including HIV prevention education) so intentionally at such a critical stage of development and for a fiercely traditional tribe, which just recently opened their hearts to educating girls. In fact, prior to the beginning of MGLSS in 1995, there were fewer than 24 Maasai girls in secondary education in the entire nation—out of a
Over the past dozen years, there have been challenges. Yet in spite of weeks on end without a drop of water in their pipes, heavy teaching and preaching loads, contracting malaria, and numerous other ordeals, Jean knows the joy of being part of God’s holistic work: “I’m glad the ELCA never figured out any earlier how much we loved our work because we’d have done what we did for free.” Article by Beth Elness-Hanson. Jean returned to Bellevue, WA, in March. She will enjoy retirement and has agreed to direct a choir at the All Class Alumni Reunion (June 18-19), which will sing for the June 19 Annual Corporation Meeting. To participate and secure a copy of the music, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
4 In Brief John Reed named Chief Executive Officer At their February 20 meeting, the board of directors named John Reed as the college’s Chief Executive Officer. Reed has served under the title Executive Director since September and is responsible for managing dayto-day operations and chairing the Administrative Council. The title change recognizes Reed’s work thus far and clarifies his executive leadership role, explained Ernie Fosse, board chair, in an e-mail to college employees announcing the decision. Trinity continues to seek a new college president (see story on page 7). Susan Dalgleish retires After 29 years, Susan Dalgleish has retired from her position as Director of Financial Aid. She joined the college in 1981, a year after it relocated to the Providence Heights campus in Issaquah, and held the position for nearly three decades. Coworkers and students bid Dalgleish a heartfelt “goodbye” at a reception in late February. Dr. Mark Mattes on campus Trinity was honored to host Dr. Mark Mattes (‘78) in November as both a chapel speaker and presenter at a pastoral lunch. A well-known theologian, teacher, and writer, Mattes is Professor of Religion at Grand View University. Trinity-sponsored concert raises $4,000 for world hunger More than 300 participants packed the Historic Everett Theatre for the Nov. 14 Jesus, Justice, Jazz Concert featuring Christian artists David Sherer (Agape) and Rachel Kurtz. Donations collected totaled $4,000, with all funds going to the ELCA World Hunger Program.
Leaders On The
New soccer team will focus on athletics, community service, leadership
or some students, soccer cleats now appear on a list of “things to bring to college.”
young men to campus. Ten students started in spring semester to launch the program.
In November, Trinity launched a men’s soccer program to attract students who are interested in both college-level study and athletic competition. “Soccer is a popular sport in the Pacific Northwest and prospective students are increasingly interested in playing sports while at college,” said John Reed, Chief Executive Officer. “We anticipate a larger pool of students will be interested in Trinity’s programs simply because we offer a competitive sports program.”
The team’s coach is A.J. Kurtz, an Everett native who once played for Everett High School, just blocks from campus. He later was starting goalkeeper and team captain for Colorado Christian University, Denver, and played internationally with pro clubs in Mexico and Costa Rica. In Denver, he was a high school and club coach, as well as a reserve player for the Colorado Rapids. His coaching experience includes assistant roles at both University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA, and the University of Great Falls (MT).
So far Reed has been right: An open tryout in December drew over 40 interested athletes and an invite-only event in January brought 30 more
Head Men’s Soccer Coach A.J. Kurtz wants the team to become servant leaders on campus and in the community.
Several fall 2010 games have already been scheduled, including matches with Western Washington University, George Fox University, Northwest University, and Simon Fraser University. The team intends to compete regionally and nationally in the National Christian College Athletic Association. Kurtz wants the team to become leaders in the community. “Our athletes will be servant leaders on campus and in the community. They will be active volunteers to demonstrate that service, leadership, and teamwork happen both on and off the soccer
Field... And Off
field.” Possibilities for the team include presentations on teamwork to local schools or hosting soccer workshops for area children. “We hope our soccer program will be an extension of our commitment to situated learning and community service,” said Dr. Jeff Mallinson, Academic Dean. “Our dream is that our students will be known for successful work as mentors and leaders in the community as much as great athletes.” While the men’s soccer program is just beginning, Trinity hopes to add other club and college association sports teams for both women and men. The college is currently recruiting a women’s soccer coach. Article by Mark Jackson. Photos by Clay Campbell.
Support the team! If someone you know might be interested in Trinity’s new soccer program, or you would like to support the team in some way, contact A.J. Kurtz, Head Men’s Soccer Coach, at 425.249.4791 or email@example.com.
5 Events Calendar Unless otherwise noted, events are held on Trinity’s campus, 2802 Wetmore Ave., Everett, WA 98201. Apocalypse and Ecology: Is This the End of the World? April 16-17, 2010 The Rev. Dr. Barbara Rossing will be the featured presenter of the 2010 Lavik Series, an annual lecture event highlighting topics related to global evangelism. Lectures and workshops will explore themes from the Book of Revelation and their relationship to current environmental concerns. See back cover for more information. Trinity Lutheran College Choir Concerts April 30-May 2, 2010 The Trinity Lutheran College Choir will join the Sacred Music Chorale to perform Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna, with instrumental ensemble. Translated “eternal light,” Lux Aeterna is a complex, melodic sacred work based on the ancient Latin mass. Other choral works for men’s and women’s choruses will be presented. For more information, call 425.249.4800 or 1.800.843.5659. Concert times and locations: •
April 30, 7:30 p.m. Trinity Parish Episcopal Church, 609 8th Ave., Seattle, WA 98104
May 1, 7:30 p.m. Trinity Lutheran Church, 6215 196th St. SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036
May 2, 3 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 1717 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004
66th Annual Commencement Saturday, May 22, 10 a.m. Everett Historic Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett, WA 98201 Trinity Lutheran College will hold its 66th Commencement ceremony to award degrees to graduating students. Parking is provided free of charge in the Trinity Lutheran College Parking Garage (1712 California St., Everett). For more information, contact Jeff Mallinson at 425.249.4766 or firstname.lastname@example.org. LBIS Annual Corporation Meeting Saturday, June 19, 2010, 11 a.m. The annual meeting of the Lutheran Bible Institute of Seattle corporation will meet to review reports, elect officers, and conduct college business. Voting membership is comprised of individuals and representatives of churches who have given financially in the past year. For more information, contact Deb Wendt at 425.249.4716 or email@example.com. See list of upcoming alumni events on page 14.
6 Beth ElnessHanson, Professor & Chair of Biblical Studies and Director of Alumni Relations, has been invited to present a paper at the Pacific Northwest Regional Conference of the American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature, held in May at the University of Victoria, B.C. The paper’s title is, “Daniel 3:52-90’s (LXX) echoes of Psalm 136 (MT): An indirect reference to liberation from oppression.” One of her students, Jonathan Wilhoft, a Biblical Studies major, was also selected to present at the conference on his paper examining whether the apostle Paul, in Romans 16:7, considered Junia/s to be an apostle and what gender is indicated by the name. Dr. Rachel Root, Professor & Chair of Music & Worship, will travel to Oxford, England, in March to present a paper, “Gender Versus Quantum Physics,” at the Oxford Roundtable. The presentation includes research on four women (Hildegard von Bingen, Teresa of Avilia, Mother Teresa, and Joan of Arc) and their cultural impact on the 21st century. Remy Leonard joined Trinity as an Affiliate Faculty in General Studies and teaches a course in political science. Leonard is a former Snohomish County deputy prosecutor, practicing attorney, and community college criminal justice instructor.
Faculty Highlights Gillian Marshall, Professor of Social Work, was recently awarded the prestigious Magnuson Scholar award through the University of Washington’s Health Sciences Department for her dissertation focusing on aging and mental health. She will also have an article, “Rural African American Clergy: An Exploration of Their Attitudes and Knowledge of Alzheimer’s Disease,” published in the Journal of Gerontological Social Work. Dr. Jeff Mallinson, Academic Dean and Professor of Biblical Studies, wrote an entry on “eucatastrophe” (a term coined by author J.R.R. Tolkien) for the Encyclopedia of Religion & Film (ABC-CLIO, forthcoming). Elizabeth Jenkins, Affiliate Faculty in Children, Youth & Family Studies, has taken a new position as North Islands Area Director for Young Life, a Christian teen outreach ministry. Doug Tolmie has joined the college as Affiliate Faculty in Communications to teach courses in storytelling and basic video production. Tolmie worked 25 years as a producer-writer and production executive at KOMO-TV in Seattle and for his work has earned more than 25 regional and national awards, including 10 Emmys®. Tolmie now lives in Everett and owns a communications training and video production firm.
Susan Houglum, Professor & Chair of Early Childhood Education, will present three workshops at the Evangelical Lutheran Education Association conference in March. In February, Houglum and several of her students launched the Acorn Learning Center, an onsite child care center for children of Trinity students and employees. The center will also be used as a practicum site for numerous class projects in the Early Childhood Education major. The Rev. Dr. David Ellingson, Professor of Children, Youth & Family Studies, has spearheaded an effort to create a rooftop garden on top of the college’s parking garage. Ellingson recently received a $6,000 grant from the ELCA World Hunger Program to purchase eco-friendly earth boxes to create a community garden and develop educational curriculum for children. Dr. Harvey Stalwick, Professor & Chair of Social Work, was recently elected as a board member for the Snohomish County Human Services Council. Annemarie Russell has joined Trinity as Affiliate Faculty in General Studies, teaching courses in English Composition and Creative Writing. She recently returned to Everett, her hometown, after teaching high school and college-level English and Writing in Oregon.
Presidential search process continues
rinity continues the search for a new president after Dr. John Stamm’s retirement last year. To date, the college has worked with a consulting firm, Growth Design Corporation, to define and prioritize the qualities needed in a president and to identify potential candidates. A Search Committee comprised of representatives of alumni, faculty, staff, students, administration, the board of directors, and the Trinity Education Foundation board has reviewed numerous applicants and recently concluded a first round of interviews.
the caliber of our candidates,” says Deborah Squires, board vice chair and chair of the Presidential Search Committee. “Each is highly successful in education and/or the church, and has a deeply faithful Christian intent on following God’s call.”
Four candidates are moving forward in the process. “The committee is very pleased with
For information about the presidential search process, visit www.tlc.edu/president.
Squires invites prayers for those involved in the search “and for Trinity as it seeks to be a college firmly grounded in the Word of God.” The board has set July 1, 2010, as the target date for having a candidate under contract.
Children, Youth & Family Ministry Certificate Program trains church leaders for faith formation ministry
he Children, Youth & Family Center will host a three-week intensive training event designed for youth and family ministry staff, volunteers, Christian educators, and pastors. Held Jan. 3-21, 2011, on Trinity’s campus, the program equips participants to lead effective ministry programs in their home churches. Topics include biblical foundations for faith formation, Bible study teaching methods, children’s and youth programming, human lifespan development, program administration, and long-range planning. Upon completion, students earn a Certificate in Children, Youth & Family Ministry. “Churches have the opportunity to send their staff and volunteers to this excellent training program,” said the Rev. Dr. David Ellingson, Professor of Children, Youth & Family Studies and Director of the Children, Youth & Family Center. Teaching faculty include Trinity professors, Ellingson said, providing certificate students with a college-like experience geared toward their role as professionals in congregational ministry. For more information, including a brochure and application materials, visit www.tlc.edu/cyfcenter, or contact Ellingson at 425.249.4722 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Brief Spring starts boosts total college enrollment Trinity welcomed 23 new students for classes in spring semester 2010. The new additions have boosted the college’s total enrollment to its highest level in nearly a decade. Over the past few years the college has normally enrolled just two to five new students for spring semester, so the recent increase is notable, with some faculty moving to larger classrooms and some courses boasting waitlists. Pamela Renn, Director of Enrollment Management, attributes the increase in students to her team’s success in promoting Trinity in Everett and surrounding communities. In addition, of the 23 new arrivals, 10 were drawn by Trinity’s new men’s soccer program (see page 4). Recruiting efforts for fall 2010 continue to be robust. As of mid-March, the number of both prospective student visits and applications for fall admission were running well ahead of last year. “EPIC” Package connects students to Seattle-area treasures New students in fall 2010 will be introduced to the EPIC Package (which stands for “Explore. Play. Imagine. Connect.”). The package will include a number of tickets to local and national sporting events, museums, concerts, and plays as a way to introduce students to the educational and entertainment opportunities offered by Everett, Seattle, and the greater Puget Sound region. The goal is to get students involved in a number of off-campus activities and to enjoy the uniqueness of the Pacific Northwest.
-Term (as it’s commonly known) provides a four-week interim between fall and spring semesters in which students enroll in just one class. The benefit of J-Term, says sophomore Evan Albright, is that students devote themselves to one topic and get the opportunity for a deepened focus in the subject. Classes are held on campus or involve study trips, or a combination of the two. The following eight courses were offered for 2010: • St. Paul: Roman Citizen and World Traveler, taught by Professor Bruce Grigsby, followed the steps of Paul using the New Testament and other scholarly works. • The smell of baking bread moved through the campus, thanks to Bread for the World, led by Professor Susan Houglum. The class prepared a variety of breads and learned about global baking traditions, nutrition, and food distribution. • A vanload of students traced, in reverse, the journey of immigrant families from Mexico to the Pacific Northwest, as part of Hearts That Yearn for Justice, led by Professor David Ellingson. The group also attended a “Justice for Women and Children” conference in Tijuana, Mexico. Just days into the trip, sophomore Leanne Elliott wrote on the trip’s blog: “We [students]
January Ter provide uniqu learning ex all come from very different backgrounds… However, every single one of us has been affected by the stories we have heard, or the things we have experienced.” • Two classes travelled to Bangalore, India: Culture and Language Immersion, led by Professor Stacy Kitahata, explored cultural appreciation, history, spirituality, and globalization. At the same time, Professor Betsi Little led Nutrition as Behavior, which studied the effects of nutrition on the body. • Professor Vicky Thomas taught World of Global Music, in which students explored a variety of global music traditions and spirituality.
rm classes ue “hands-on” xperiences • Professor Beth Elness-Hanson met with a group of students for Tanzanian Christianity, a preparatory course for a January 2011 study tour to Tanzania. • Lengthy source documents were among texts used in Readings in World Religious Literature, led by Professor Jeff Mallinson, to help students gain a deeper understanding of four world religions. Junior Rebecca Coffey said she enjoyed the class “because I was able to learn about the religions from documents that helped form them, giving me an ‘insider’s view.’” Article by Mark Jackson.
Photos Above: Lauren Padon (at left) and Yelena Guba kneeding dough during Breads of the World. (Photo by Anne Reinisch); The Hearts That Yearn for Justice class poses with their overnight hosts at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, Berkeley, CA, including Trinity alumnus Misael Fajardo-Perez (front row, third from right) (Submitted photo); Students from both India study tour courses with their hosts. (Photo submitted by Stina Lund); In India, Professor Stacy Kitahata (center) and senior Jason Clifton (right) riding an elephant with other students (Photo submitted by Stina Lund); Senior Michael Lyda holding a calzone he baked during Breads of the World (Photo by Anne Reinisch); Senior Melissa Daily playing drums in the World of Global Music course. (Photo by Anne Reinisch). Photos Below: Professor Vicky Thomas’ (at left) World of Global Music class begins the day with a drum circle. (Photo by Anne Reinisch); Children in India, pose for the camera during the India study tour. (Photo submitted by Stina Lund); In Tijuana, Mexico, students in Hearts That Yearn for Justice join in the home-building work of Esperanza, an organization dedicating to empowering the poor.
Follow their journey Students on both the India and Mexico study tours recorded their experiences on a blog. To read first-hand reports of their journeys, go to www.tlc.edu and under the Academics tab, select January Term.
Supporting the Mission
Honor Roll of Donors The community of Trinity/LBI has enjoyed a history of faithful, generous support from a number of individuals, congregations, businesses, and organizations. In making a financial gift, regardless of size, these donors have joined the college in its mission to prepare Christian leaders for lives of service to Jesus Christ in church and society. The students, faculty, and staff of Trinity extended gratitude to those listed here who have made a gift between January 1 and December 31, 2009. If we have omitted your name or made an error, please accept our apology and bring it to our attention by contacting Marilyn Grotzke, Development Assistant, at 425.249.4754, 1.800.843.5659, or email@example.com.
Gifts from Individuals Generous giving from individuals remains a significant source of support for maintaining and growing our collegeâ€™s mission. We thank the following alumni and friends who have made a contribution in the past year. Terry Abell Lynne and Craig Adair Dennis and Lorraine Adams Rosalyn and Jim Alaspa Bob and Ruth Alford Frances E. Allen Robert and Agnes Amberson Ruth E. Andersen Birger and Lillian Anderson Chris and Jeanne Anderson Dennis J. Anderson Don and Gail Anderson Faith and Philip Anderson Arlowyne Anderson Stan and Lola Anderson Valda Anderson Barbara Andrews and Greg Schieferstein LeRoy and Carole Anenson Carol Arends Estate of Walter H. Arp Ted and Marie Arthur Jens L. Astrup Tim and Roxanne Ault Bruce and Kathryn Bailey Allan Bakken Janice L. Bakken Arden and Carol Barden Grace Barlond Robert and Elinor Barnes Elaine D. Baron Rod and Mardean Bartleson Kevin and Marcia Bates Walter and Wanda Baumbach Tana and Gunther Baumler Robert Beard Louis and Agnes Becker Lucille Becker Millie Becker Leroy and Barbara Beers Wayne and Esther Beilman Chris and Doris Bemis Lucile Bennett Allen Benson Don and Janet Benson Buehl and Verna Berentson Jack and Inez Berkey Anna W. Bero Frank and Elizabeth Bestor Evangeline M. Billingsley Annabelle Birkestol Grace Birkestol Corey and Beverly Bjertness John and Gay Blackwood Roy Bloomquist Nancy Bockelie-Caddy Vivian and Howard Boerger
Wayne and Elaine Bohling Patricia A. Bottomley Bob and Shirley Bowen Al and Cindy Boyce Linda and Gary Branae Ben and Hildur Bretheim Audrey M. Bridgham Rebecca and Gale Britt Harold J. Brown Norm and Carlene Brown Ryan and Elizabeth Brown John and Debra Bruihler Louis and Glenna Brunner Carlyle and Janice Brye Virginia Buchfinck Wray and Dorothy Buck Andrew Burgess and Jan Schuetz Estate of Ethel and Bjarne Byberg Clayton J. Campbell Connie and Allen Campbell Tim and Monica Campbell Arthur R. Carlson Perdy Carlson Wayne and Mildred Carlson Mary E. Carter Barbara and Skip Chapin Scooter and Loretta Chapman David and Anita Christian Rhoda G. Christian Chauncey and Thelma Christofferson Dennis B. Clark, Jr. Laurie and Wayne Clark Rebecca and Ken Clegg Jason N. Clifton Raymond and Sally Collins M. Eileen Conces Stephanie and Michael Conroy Charlene and David Cook Jody and Melvin Cook John and Mary Cooley Linford and Rosemarie Cooper Ruth and Les Copenhagen John and Toni Corkran Gerald and Joanne Cornelius Fred and Lois Corwin Carol J. Cotton Betty and George Croft Stephen and Karen Crofton Paul and Rhonda Cross Diane E. Cullumber-Hernandez Debbie and Craig Cummings Margaret K. Dakan Susan and Steve Dalgleish Cecil and Helen Dammen Betty M. Danielson John R. Davidson Norman and Glenda Davis
Ruth De Lap Garrett and Evelyn DeCerce Georgia and Don Decker Karlene and Arthur Denny Roger and Marilyn DeVeer Bill and Beverly Dobler Marlayne and Roger Domyahn Harley and Pat Drollinger Jean Duffey Ruben and Jean Duran Trixy Dyas Rose Dycus Gorden and Virginia Dyrud Miwa and Mark Easton Kathryn and Herb Eckmann Jim and Thelma Eggleston Robert and Geneva Ellerby Esther Ellickson David and La Rae Ellingson Leila Ellingson Beth Elness-Hanson and Eric Hanson Harold and Joy Emerson Luther Engelbrecht Laurence and Margaret Ensor Henry and Jo Ericksen Sonje M. Ericksen Daniel and Karen Erlander Michael and Lois Esselstrom Shirley and Jerry Farris Almer and Corinne Fenner Bud Fenstermaker Margie Fiedler and Alan Riendeau Cecelia L. Fjellman Beatrice R. Flatness Christina Fong George and Betty Forell Cynthia F. Forfang Glen and Arline Fors Les and Connie Foss Carol and Donald Fossum Curtis and Doris Fox Gwen and Ron Fraase Freda Francis Wayne E. Franz Jon and Patty Fredrickson Stanley and Dennise Fredrickson Judy Fremouw and Robert Gorsuch Norma Fretheim Sue and Doug Friddell Mae M. Fritschel Karen and Spencer Fuentes Luther and Delores Gabrielsen Paul and Karen Gabrielsen Joyce Ganung Daniel Gard Grant and Phyllis Gard Bernell and Sharon Gardner
Patricia A. Gardner Maudie Gedstad Lance and Tina Georgeson Matthew S Gile Norma B Gillespie Pearl A. Ginther Paul and Kathryn Gjelten Don and Irma Goertzen Robert C. Gohl Gilbert and Yvonne Goodwater David and Terese Gordon Gary and Mim Gould Linda and Darryll Graber Kenneth and Gretchen Graybeal Lance Green Inge Gregg John and Clara Griffin Cindy and Luther Gronseth Kenneth and Molly Gross Beverly and David Gruber Art and Rachel Gunderson Mildred H. Gunderson Janet S. Gwin Judy E. Haakons Wayne and Tamara Haas Hazel Hagen Maxine A. Hagensen Norman and Evangeline Hagfors Jim and Joanne Hallett Milton D. Halvorsen Elling and Barbara Halvorson Don and Marlene Hamell Claire Hampton Phil and Janet Hamre E. Eunice Hansen Carolyn and Wayne Hansen Harold and Doris Hansen Marion and David Hansen Tim and Karen Hansen Lana and Larry Hanson Marilyn G. Hanson Signy V. Hanson Ray and Carol Harbolt Don and Ruth Hartman Wally and Kristin Haugan Douglas and Doris Haugen Estate of Fern I. Haugrud Estate of Ethel E. Hawkins Paul and Candy Hawkinson Ed and Nori Hawxhurst Genevieve Hedman Kay L. Hegland Elmer and Ethel Heider Chuck Heimbigner Dolores Heine Lois and Phil Heine Olga Helland
Supporting the Mission Beverly and Bob Heller Jennifer and Terrill Hendrickson Rev. and Mrs. Roy M. Hendrickson Tina Hendrix Ardell Henke Susan E. Henry Sarah J. Hester Bill and Irene Hodgson David and Elaine Hogan Beverly and Ron Hollenbeck Steve and Cynthia Holmberg Judy A. Holmen Walter Holmes James and Carolyn Holmlund Pam Holsinger-Fuchs and Tom Fuchs Beulah M. Holt Ev and Mary Jo Holum Richard F. Holy Ms. Holzinger Margaret Hopp Chuck and Annabelle Houglum Susan and Mark Houglum Judith and Dick Howard Anna Marie Huesers Sylvia and Laurin Huffman Natalie T. Humes Lois J. Huseby Raymond and Myrtle Hutter Ryan and Heather Ingersoll William R. Irgens Alice Jacobs Eileen and Charles Jacobson Judy and Harlan Jacobson Kaare P. Jacobson Lorraine Jacobson Gary and Ann Jensen Helen and Peter Jensen Gene R. Jerabek Sandra Jerke Einar and Anna-Marie Johanson Anton and Lyndall Johnson Becky and David Johnson Betty Johnson Caryl D. Johnson Darlene Johnson Dianne and Jeff Johnson Estelle Johnson Gloria B. Johnson Marian L. Johnson Marilyn and Dwight Johnson Vivian Johnson Victor and Ann Johnson Guy E. Jordan Josee A. Jordan Melanie S. Jordan Frieda and Paul Jordan Janet L. Jurgensen Jan and Van Kadiesky Tom and Jane Kangas James D. Kemp Keith and Tracy Kendall Steven and Linda Kent Clarence and Evelyn Kerlee Ernie Kersgaard Alvin Kessel Alan D. Kessler Tom and Brenda Kidd Brian and Kathy Killand Stacy Kitahata and Di Gurning Anna Marie and Don Klein Beverly R. Klein David and Keiko Knode Paul and Elma Knoph Paul and Mary Knutson Don and Ruth Koenig Herman and Solveig Kraakmo Eva Kragness Estate of Gladys Krah
Laura K. Kruse-Krueger Evelyn Kulm Mavis A. Kyllonen Paul and Janet Labes Karl and Inge Lamberg Don and Karen Lamprecht Jim and Helen Lancaster Evelyn L. Langhus Eugene and Lois Larsen Lois S. Larsen Tim and Cristy Larsen Tom and Anne Larsen Art and Judy Larson Maria K. Larson Norma and George Larson Palmer and Marion Larson Robert E. Larson Clarence and Elaine Laufmann Daniel and Joyce Lavik Ken and Mary Lawson Kristine Leander Donovan and Lois Lee Kangho and Sue Lee Karl and Donna Leggett Carolyn Leininger Lucille and Marvin Lemke David and Dianne Lenning Hans and Leona Lenschow June Leverson Harriet and William Lewis Cameron and Luella Liebenow Rachel L. Liebenow Margaret A. Lienemann Michael and Betty Lienweber Andy and Heidi Likins Ken and MarJean Lindahl Martin and Kathy Lindeke John and Lois Lindsay Betsi Little Sidney and Karin Loberg Dick and Helen Lodmill Mel and Dorothy Lofgren Nancy and Jim Loftis Dennis and Patricia Lokke Margaret R. Lowe Joyce S. Lucas Twyla and Tom Lucas Stan and Gailya Ludviksen Ellie Lunder Arthur Lundgren Nyla Lundgren Cordelia Lundquist Arnold and Lena Lunnum Cheryl A. MacDonald Edward and Marilyn Mack Paul and Sheryl Magelssen Raymond and Ardyce Mai Karl and Leni Maier Roger W. Mais Howard and Florence Maki Jeff and Stacie Mallinson Dick and Ruth Mandsager Ron and Marilyn Martinson Audine Massingill Keith and Cynthia Masterson Richard and Candace Mathes Howard and Laura Mathisen Jeff and Kris Matson Raymond and Marline Mattern Joan Mattes Leonard and Delores Matteson Doris K. Matthews Al Maxeiner Esther Mayes Sandy Mays Ben and Annie McCracken Bob and Anabell McFadden Brad and Sandy McNett
11 Paul and Jorun Meierding Loren and Karen Mellum Robert and Mary Ann Merrill Fred and Aini Messmer Trina and Darrell Miles Laura Miller Lyle and Sonja Miller Lynne and Kenneth Miller Suzie R. Minea Estate of Alema Minghetti Myrtle J. Mitchell Jane Mjolsnes Armin and Bev Mohr Peter and Sarah Mohr Jonathan and Sandra Mollerup Lorraine Molzahn Alan and Jane Monroe Bill and Bev Monroe Laura Morford Marilyn and Marcus Mork Marlys Morland Estelle B. Morley Victoria and Jack Morrison Walter and Wilma Mumm Paul and Mildred Myhre Harriet M. Myklebust Kenneth and Suzanne Myklebust Chuck and Mit Nelson Ethyl Mae Nelson Eunice O. Nelson Irene A. Nelson Iva J. Nelson Thelma Nelson Marian M. Nelson Nancy Nelson Steven Nelson and Colleen Walker-Nelson Violet M. Nelson Mae I. Nerison Estate of Irene Neseth Orma M. Nesheim Ronald and Nadean Newgard Colleen Nicholson Jack and Roseanna Nielsen Vernon E. Nielsen Eileen Nissen Jane R. Norberg Arlett Nordsletten Caroline F. Norelius Douglas and Shirley Norquist Susan Norvold Aho George and Phyllis Nowadnick James and Carolee Nyborg Nate and Jodi Ohman Richard L. Oleson Bruce and Pamela Olsen Clayton and Joann Olsen Craig Olsen Gladys and David Olsen Leontine E. Olsen Marian and Bob Olsen Stephen and Nancy Olsen Steve and Barbara Olsen May and Maurice Olsgaard Alden and Adella Olson Art Olson Edith G. Olson Charlotte Olson Jon and Carol Olson Marlin R. Olson Patricia and Lowell Olson Richard J.A. Olson Roselyn and Kenneth Olson Estate of Elin Olson Edna Mae Olufson-Smith and C. Harvey Smith Gordon and Arlene Omdal John and Margaret O'Neal
Paul and Carol Onerheim Clarice Onsager Estate of Esther M. Onstad Shirley Opsal Norm and Maizie Orth Dale and Jana Ostlund David and Carla Parks Roger and Arlette Patrow Erik Paulson Forest and Katie Paulson Viesturs and Arlene Pavasars Peter and Angela Pearson Tim and Julia Pearson Albert and Judith Peraino Dean and Elaine Peterson Kay and Kevin Peterson Larry and Wilma Peterson Lenore Peterson Linda and Steve Peterson Ralph G. Peterson Ted and Yvonne Phillips E. Holle and Carol Plaehn Phillip and Patti Pollard Don Post Josh D. Post Jane and Fergus Prestbye Leena and Douglas Prindle Tom and Linda Prior David D. Proctor Larry and Miriam Puffert Mona Quammen Jeffrey and Hildegard Radke Tom and Mary Ramsey Bill and Winnie Ramstad Ken and Carole Ramstad Richard N. Rasmussen Arthur Rathke Deanna Ray Torleif and Valborg Redal John Reed Jean D. Reese Doris Reese Doris Reichert Anne Reinisch Mark and Elaine Reitan Marie Reitz Mark and Pam Renn Charles and Patricia Rhoden Virginia E. Rice Bruce Richardson Mark and Elizabeth Rickertsen Wendy and Dale Ridenour Todd and Cheryl Riggs Jim and Carol Rismiller Jon and Tammy Rismiller Estate of Robert and Lucile Rismiller Armand L. Riveness Fred and Yvonne Robbins Ruth I. Roberts Ronald and Betty Robertson Joanne Roddis Dick and Elaine Rodning Robert and Rosemary Rognstad Ilean Rohe Doris Rolander Roni and Gerald Rose Virginia Rudge Phil and Mary Rue Jeff and Tammy Russell Curt and Vivian Ryden Alf and Mardelle Rygh Wes and Dorothy Sackmann Chuck and Karen Sagedahl Thomas and Sandra Sahl Mark and Ann Samuelson Myron Sandberg and Marva Dawn-Sandberg Al and Vivian Sauerbrey
12 Glenn and Clara Savage Helene J. Schaper Bea Scheele John Paul and Marlene Schiotz Alex and Stacey Schmidt Richard and Alice Schmidt Dorothy Schnaible Estate of Richard and Mildred Schneider Ev and Karen Schraan John and Katie Schraan Robert and Charlene Schultz David and Tisha Schulz Fred and Gloria Schulz Joseph and Barbara Schwanebeck Jacque and Solveig Schweiss Steven and Laurie Scott Borghild Selid Hannu and Leah Setala Orv and Bernice Severson Herb and Akiyo Shao Del and LaVonne Shelton Peter and Jane Shen Deborah Sherrock and Charles Allen Evonne F. Siguenza Ester Sihite Ed and Marie Silrum Valerie L. Silva Martin and Marilyn Sippy Caryn F. Skarsten Trygve and Ruth Skarsten Verlaine M. Skog Joyce and David Skotdal Ernie and Vivian Smith Neal and Judy Snider Dale Soden Judith Solberg Henry and Lillian Solbrack Stan and Dagny Sollie Herba Solstad Neil and Clarice Solvik Jean and Jack Sorensen Alan and Marilyn Sorenson Kenneth and Eunice Sorestad Arne and Ellen Sovik Robert and Sharon Sparling Warren C. Sparling Deborah and Daniel Squires Harvey and Juanita Stalwick Art and Janice Stamey John and Elaine Stamm Paul and Cheryl Staswick Mirth Stedje Bea and Orville Stenerson Mildred Stewart Lowell and Dianne Stime Randy and Christine Stime Phil Stoa Becky and Eric Stocker Jon and Janette Stoneman Bob and Joyce Strand Gene and Lillian Strinden Lillian Stromme Mert and Irene Strommen Helen L. Strusz Karla K. Strutzel Doris G. Stucke Laurel and Bruce Stumbo Andrew and Elizabeth Subcleff John and Constance Sullivan Nancy Sundby Edwin and Ruth Swanson Florence L. Swanson Laverne and Lois Swanson
Supporting the Mission Estate of Ernest Swenson Claris Syren Mark and Cara Tanis Letitia and Paul Tappa Dan and Doris Tchobanoff Jack and Mary Teeples Garry and Lois Telford Chester and Juanita Templin Megan and Daniel Tenbrink Arnie and Jennifer Teppo Bob and Ilene Thedens Ann and Larry Thomas Gary and Laurel Thompson Bill and Lois Thompson Gary and Kathy Thonvold Howard and Gayle Thronson Don and Jo Ann Thuring Estate of Orin and Jeanette Thykeson LaVerne A. Tiedeman Casey B. Tinnin Ross and Linda Toivonen Dale Tollefson Otto and Barbara Tollefson Hilja Torvik Loren and Linda Towe Margaret Towne Jerome and Mavis Trelstad Jack and Donna Trethewey Melinda and Richard Troberg Judy Troftgruben Donald and Ruth Trued Larry and Kathy Trulson Lisa and Brad Tuengel Dorothy Tuvey Cynthia J. Twite Morris and Grace Ulring Warren and Esther Unzelman Kirsten and Carl Vaagenes Viola M. Van Gilder Slade and Maggie Van Tine John and Audrey Varland William L. Vaswig Emerson and Marion Vedell Estate of Howard and Florence L. Vedell Logan and Delna Vermillion Sylvia M. Vigoren Judy and Ray Voeller Margaret E. Von Stein Howard and Rena Wagner Estate of Oletta Wald Joe and Belva Walla Joy and Jerry Watts Sherlyn and Willie Weatherford Stuart and Christine Webber Phillip L. Webster Cliff and Kaye Weimer Nora Weltzin Kristin Weswig Amy and J. David Whelan Mark and Helen Wikstrom Bruce and Judy Williams Ed and Arlouine Williams Thomas and Vivi Ann Williamsen Judy and Victor Wirkkala Patricia and Don Wodrich Beverly Wohlhueter Irma V. Woite Ruth and Robert Worley Bill and Sylvia Worth Betty Jo Wright Adam F. Ydstie Daren and Laura Ziehl Erisman
Gifts from Congregations A number of congregations have joined Trinity’s mission in training and equipping leaders for service in the Church and the World. We thank the following churches for their support of our educational ministry. Corporate Members Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Marysville, WA Central Lutheran Church, Anchorage, AK Christ Lutheran Church, Lakewood, WA ELCA Alaska Synod, Anchorage, AK Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Walla Walla, WA Gloria de Cristo, Yuma, AZ Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Olympia, WA Our Savior Lutheran Church, Issaquah, WA Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Bremerton, WA Peace Lutheran Church, Silvana, WA Peninsula Lutheran Church, Gig Harbor, WA Richland Lutheran Church, Richland, WA Saint Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Bellevue, WA Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Issaquah, WA St. Mark’s Lutheran Church by the Narrows, Tacoma, WA Trinity Lutheran Church, Lynnwood, WA Zion Lutheran Church, La Grande, OR Zion Lutheran Church, Kent, WA Non-Corporate Members
Bethany Lutheran Church, Longview, WA Bethel Lutheran Church Women, Shoreline, WA Bethesda Lutheran Church, Eugene, OR Central Lutheran Church Women, Everett, WA Community of Hope Lutheran Church, Wilsonville, OR Denny Park Lutheran Church Women, Seattle, WA Emanuel Lutheran Church, Ritzville, WA Faith Lutheran Church, Seattle, WA Faith Lutheran Church, Redmond, WA Finnish Lutheran Church, Seattle, WA First Baptist Church, Everett, WA First Presbyterian Church, Port Townsend, WA First Presbyterian Church, Everett, WA Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Seattle, WA Golden West Women of the ELCA, Brady, MT Kent Lutheran Church, Kent, WA Lord of Life Free Lutheran Church, Mount Vernon, WA Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Renton, WA Our Savior's WELCA, Chester, MT Our Saviour's - Esther Circle, Bremerton, WA Our Saviour's Evangelical Lutheran Women, Bremerton, WA Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Stanwood, WA Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Burien, WA Peace Lutheran Church Women, Silvana, WA Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, Seattle, WA Queen Anne Lutheran Church, Seattle, WA Trinity Lutheran Church Women, Tacoma, WA
Katie Kildare, Psychology Stephanie Jones, Music & Worship
Kelsie Children, & Family
Supporting the Mission Corporate Support Each year Trinity receives thousands of dollars because donors were able to match their financial gifts through their employers or fraternal benefits association. We thank the following organizations for matching donor gifts. The Boeing Company Duke Energy Foundation Ernst & Young Foundation Microsoft Corporation State Farm Companies The CIT Foundation, Inc. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans United Parcel Service
Memorial and Honor Gifts Gifts received in Honor of Eliot Morken’s 100th Birthday Betty and George Croft Clarence and Evelyn Kerlee Gifts received in Honor of Dr. John Stamm’s Retirement Edith G. Olson Richard L. Roddis Gifts received in Honor of Karen Swenson Nora Weltzin Gifts received in Memory of Lawrence D. Anderson Ted and Yvonne Phillips Gifts received in Memory of Michael J. Anderson Jodi and Nathan Ohman Gordon and Arlene Omdal Gifts received in Memory of Edith E. Baldwin Neal and Judy Snider Gifts received in Memory of Dean Bengtson Kathryn and Herbert Eckmann Gifts received in Memory of Marjorie Bloomquist Roy Bloomquist Gifts received in Memory of Naomi C. Blumanthal Community of Hope Lutheran Church, Wilsonville, OR Les and Connie Foss Estelle B. Morley Edna Mae Olufson-Smith and Harvey Smith Marie Reitz Dianne and Lowell Stime Gifts received in Memory of Signe Brunner Wendy and Dale Ridenour Gifts received in Memory of Albert E. Gregg Inge Gregg Raymond and Marline Mattern Myrtle J. Mitchell Gifts received in Memory of Ethel Hawkins Edith G. Olson Gifts received in Memory of Edith Jennestad Paul and Karen Gabrielsen
Franzel, Youth Studies
Justin Foltz, Business Management
Stina Lund, Children, Youth & Family Studies
13 Gifts received in Memory of Charles W. Mays Linda and Gary Branae Eileen Conces Stanley and Dennise Fredrickson David and Elaine Hogan Everett and Mary Jo Holum Paul and Mary Knutson Eugene and Lois Larsen George and Norma Larson Karl and Donna Leggett Michael and Betty Lienweber Sandy Mays Lyle and Sonja Miller Kenneth and Suzanne Myklebust James and Carolee Nyborg John and Margaret O’Neal John and Elaine Stamm Lowell and Dianne Stime Karla K. Strutzel Garry and Lois Telford Linda and Loren Towe Clifford and Kaye Weimer Richard Wight Ruth and Robert Worley Gifts received in Memory of Harriet M. Carlson Olson Art Olson Gifts received in Memory of Nancy C. Post Mark and Elizabeth Rickertsen Gifts received in Memory of Robert and Lucile Rismiller Arden and Carol Barden Carlyle and Janice Brye Gifts received in Memory of Lucile Rismiller Stanley and Dennise Fredrickson Eva Kragness Richard and Helen Lodmill Al Maxeiner Estelle B. Morley Arleth M. Rue Gifts received in Memory of Alice Rundstrom Luther and Delores Gabrielsen Don and Irma Goertzen Elling and Barbara Halvorson C. Elisabeth Johnson Edna Mae Olufson-Smith and Harvey Smith Gifts received in Memory of Sid and Marguerite Staswick Cheryl and Paul Staswick Gifts received in Memory of Norman Stedje Mirth Stedje Gifts received in Memory of Morris Stromme Lillian Stromme Gifts received in Memory of Orin Thykeson Paul and Mildred Myhre Gifts received in Memory of Howard Vedell Jean D. Reese
Peter Chase, Communications
Lauren Gray, Children, Youth & Family Studies
14 Alumni News Sign Up for the Alumni E-news Don’t miss monthly updates, breaking news, and interesting tidbits. Visit www.tlc.edu/alumni and click the update button or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Alumni Events June 18-19, 2010. Trinity/LBIS All Class Reunion at Trinity Lutheran College, Everett. Reconnect with old friends, see the new Everett campus, and spend time with current and former professors. Jean Wahlstrom, former faculty, will direct a reunion choir which will sing for the LBIS Annual Corporation Meeting on June 19. July 24-30, 2010. Trinity Week at Mount Carmel, Alexandria, MN. Dr. Jeff Mallinson, Academic Dean and Professor of Biblical Studies, will be a featured presenter under the theme “Living a Theology of the Cross.” Register at www.mountcarmelministries.com. July 25, 2010. Alumni Reunion at Mount Carmel for day visitors, held on the Sunday afternoon during Trinity Week (see above). Oct. 1-3, 2010. LBI All School Reunion at Mount Carmel, Alexandria, MN. Join with alumni and former students from all Lutheran Bible Institute campuses. Jan. 10-24, 2011. Holy Land Study Tour led by the Rev. Lowell Stime. Join college alumni and friends on a 15-day tour of the Holy Land. The cost is $2,898 from New York. For more information on any of these alumni events, contact Beth Elness-Hanson at 425.249.4768 or email@example.com.
Alumni Connections Class Notes
Year noted is graduation date or last year attended. State abbreviation indicates current residence.
1960s Fergus and Jane (Monson) Prestbye (’67 and ’77, WA) live in Kent. Fergus is an auctioneer and Jane is Pastor at Kent Lutheran Church, Kent.
1970s David Gustafson (’70, KS) lives in Phillipsburg. Though retired, he works three days a week at Ace Hardware. He and his wife, Vicki, have remodeled a coffee shop their daughter opened. Their sons and families live in other states. Rachel (Selid) Gunderson (’74, WA) still lives in Olympia. She is a nurse working part-time for an allergist and her husband, Art, has worked for an aviation company for 32 years. Their oldest son, Nate (31), had a heart transplant in July 2009. They praise God for this miracle and are so thankful for the donor and family. Nate is married and has a 20-month-old daughter; Rachel and Art have three other sons, one of whom has a daughter. Gary Jensen (’74, WA) is the interim pastor at Zion Lutheran Church, Snohomish. He and his wife, Ann, have four grown children. Catherine (Eubanks) Curtis (’79, WA) has lived in Lynden for eight years. Two of her children are grown and have families, and her youngest lives in Colorado where she is working. Christina Fong (’79, WA) is 91 years old and now retired. She worked with Child Evangelism Fellowship in Taiwan for 20 years, as well as two churches in the United States. She is still bringing good news to adults as well as children. Brad
Day (’79, CA) became the bishop’s assistant for the Orthodox Church in America’s Diocese of the West in December 2009 and has taken up residence in the rectory of Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, San Francisco.
1980s Elizabeth Young (’80, WA) had back surgery in August 2009, but three days after was able to be the missionary speaker at a church. She has served 45 years in varied mission enterprises and loves to preach, teach, plan events, sing, and spend time with her daughter and grandchildren. Kathy (Hagen) McReynolds (’84, MN) and husband, Lee, a software architect, have lived in Coon Rapids for 10 years. They home-school their three daughters, with their oldest daughter graduating from high school this spring. They are very active in their church, working in the nursery, volunteering for AWANA and very involved in their home school group at their church. Jeff and Alyson Beth (Johnson) Jacobson (’85 and ’87, MD) completed 10 years at the Union Church of San Salvador, El Salvador, where Jeff served as the pastor. They then moved to the Washington, D.C., area where Jeff is now serving as U.S. Navy Chaplain with the Joint Force Headquarters National Capitol Region at Fort McNair. Rich and Susan (Whitright) Fitzer (’86 and ’86, ND) live in Jamestown where Rich serves as Administrative Pastor for Trinity Lutheran Church. Susan is a nurse and does volunteer work. One daughter attends Concordia College; the other is in high school. Phil Webster (’88, CO) recently returned to the states from teaching high school English in Beirut, Lebanon.
Alumni Connections 1990s Karen (Wolden) Fuentes (’92, WA) and Spencer enjoyed the Alumni Banquet at Trinity’s Advent Concert in December 2009. They have three children. Debbie Blane (’97, Sudan) is a Theological Lecturer at the Nile Theological College in Khartoum, Sudan. She is a Mission Co-Worker with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Lisa (Roberts) Great (’97, Malaysia) now lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with her husband, Amos, and their son. They are both pastors and have pioneered an international church. Heather (Clauson) Sells (’98, WA) married James Sells in August and lives in Redmond. Heather is a faculty member at Bellevue College and Cascadia Community College and James works for Escapia in Seattle. Kara Redfield (’99, MN) returned three years ago from serving with the Peace Corps as an education volunteer in the country of South Africa. She is seeking God’s will as to what He would have her do next (possibly teaching or going to the mission field in a teaching capacity).
2000s Rebecca Lee (’00, OR) is teaching English at the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Hong Kong. Josh Graber (’01, ND) is the Pastor for Young Adults at Trinity Lutheran Church, Moorhead, MN. He is part of Lilly Foundation’s Transition into Ministry Program and is working on an ELCA mission start congregation for young adults using community organizing principles. He has visited Trinity’s new campus three times and “loves it.” Molly Callender (’02, WA) continues to teach elementary school in the Seattle area. She recently earned
15 her national board certification for teaching and participates regularly in local community theater, as well as enjoying some travel opportunities. Ben and Lena (Braafladt) Howden (’03 & ’05, OR) announce the birth of a daughter, Felicity Ann, born December 19, 2009. Tina (Conley) Hulslander (’03, WA) has enjoyed several mini-trips to visit family. Her husband, Dave, recently completed a counseling internship with Comprehensive Mental Health in Ellensburg. They have a daughter in 5th grade, a son in 7th grade, and a son in college. Amanda (Stehr) Didion (’04, MN) married Marcus Didion. Heather (Boerger) Ingersoll (’05, MN) recently finished an M.A. in Human Services-Family Life Education at Concordia University, St. Paul, and is working on becoming a Certified Family Life Educator. Jody Cook (’06, WA) will soon release a new CD. Stay tuned! Nick and Naomi (Gabrielson) Woodrum (’06 & ’04, OR) are in the process of adopting three children currently under their care: James (6), Jacob (3), and Joseph (1). They came to live with them December 19, 2009. Meghan Lauer (’08, CA) lives in Oxnard and is working as a substitute teacher. She is also finishing a master’s degree in teaching at California Lutheran University. Luis Ochoa (’08, AK) is Youth Minister at Central Lutheran Church, Anchorage. He and his wife, Begal, had a son, Eduardo Luis, in July 2009. Rebekah Mitchell (’08, IL) is Youth Director at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Villa Park, and recently started the pastoral counseling graduate program at Loyola University, Chicago. Kelly Stocker (’09, WA) is serving a two-year commitment with Youth for Christ as the Campus Life Director for Evergreen and
Centennial Middle Schools in Everett. Katie VanBeek (’09, WA) is serving as Coordinator of Youth and Children’s Ministries at Advent Lutheran Church, Mill Creek.
In Memoriam The Rev. Robert A. Anderson (’60), Sept. 27, 1940-Jan. 9, 2010, of Seattle, WA. He and his wife, Mary, served parishes in Tacoma, Centralia, Veradale, and Kennewick, WA, retiring in Seattle to be near their children. He leaves behind his wife, three children (Erik, Kjell, and Sonja), and five grandsons. Brent A. Bottjen (’85), Sept. 29, 1963-Jan. 13, 2010, of Tempe, AZ. Brent will be remembered for his beautiful voice and amazing laugh. He leaves behind his father, Leland (Debra), brothers Robin and Jeffery, and a sister, Joy. He is preceded in death by his loving mother, Darleen Bottjen. Leontine E. “Les” Olsen (’52), Jan. 18, 1926-Dec. 7, 2009, of Mercer, ND. Les retired in 1992, but did volunteer work in two senior centers and was active in her church. Her husband, Oren, preceded her in death in 1998. Adeline O. Sparling (’93), July 29, 1920-Dec. 27, 2009 of Kalispell, MT. Adeline was very involved with Trinity/LBI while it was located in Seattle and Issaquah, including service on the board of directors. She was employed as the office manager of the American Timber Co. and worked as the secretary for Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Kalispell, as well serving the church in many other ways. She leaves behind her husband, Warren, a son, Robert (Sharon), three grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
2802 Wetmore Ave. Everett, WA 98201
Apocalypse and Ecology: Is This the End of the World? April 16-17, 2010
Trinity Lutheran College 2802 Wetmore Ave., Everett, WA 98201 Featuring the Rev. Dr. Barbara Rossing Rossing, author of The Rapture Exposed (a critique of “Left Behind” theology) is a nationally-known scholar on the Book of Revelation. The event will explore themes from the Bible’s last book and the relationship to ecology and current environmental issues. A Friday evening welcome reception and lecture will be offered, followed by a lecture, workshops, and lunch on Saturday. There is no charge to attend. For more information, visit www.tlc.edu/lavik. To register, call 425.249.4800 or 1.800.843.5659.
The Lavik Series is an annual lecture event highlighting a current topic related to global evangelism, supported by the Lavik Endowment at Trinity Lutheran College.