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JULIE SCHULTZ and Clayton Naillon, Colorado Springs, Colo., were married Jan. 15, 2010.

United States Army Reserve and is assigned to the 108th Chaplain Detachment, Southfield.

HEATHER SCHUTTE and Steve Fred, Waterloo, were married Sept. 4.

The Rev. ELIZABETH BURNS LEE, Waupun, Wis., was ordained Sept. 26 with Bishop Bruce Burnside officiating and Bishop Jim Justman preaching. Elizabeth is pastor at Immanuel Lutheran Church.

AMY SERFLATEN and Brent Wagner, Lincoln, Neb., were married Aug. 14.

Joey and JENNA KINTZLE LUECK, Sherrill, announce the birth of twins, Kierra Lynn and Clayton James, Sept. 6.

Christine Eige, Marshalltown, is serving a second three-year term with ELCA Global Mission in Japan. She spent three years there following graduation, then returned to teach in the United States until accepting her current assignment.

Brian and MISTY ONKEN PROSSER, Fredericksburg, announce the birth of Natalie Dawn, June 3.

BRENT and APRIL CHERRY SHOWALTER, Indianapolis, Ind., announce the birth of Kasen David, June 3. He joins Cade, 2.

KARI TINDALL, Urbandale, is marketing and partners manager for Downtown Community Alliance, Des Moines.

ERIN SUTER and Jacob Thorius, Washington, were married Sept. 18.


KIRK ARTIST, Clear Lake, is the head men’s soccer coach at Wartburg College.

ELIZABETH CARR and Derek Wild, Cedar Falls, were married July 24.

AIMEE BIGGS and Eric Sagan, Woodland Park, Colo., were married Sept. 19, 2009.

EMILY CRAWFORD and RANDON RUGGLES ’09, Burnsville, Minn., were married Oct. 16 in the Wartburg Chapel.

TOM BREKHUS, Dallas, Texas, is production coordinator with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

ERIN NORTHUP DRAHOTA and ANDREW DRAHOTA ’06, Washington, announce the birth of Lauren Cady, Aug. 9.

JOEL FORMANEK and Lindsay Beran, Lenexa, Kan., were married Aug. 7.

Nick and LAURA MRACEK HEIMS, Pella, announce the birth of Sydni Lynn, July 9.

ALAINA GOOS and Michael Uribe, Woodridge, Ill., announce the birth of Brett Michael Uribe, Nov. 25.

JOSH HURTADO and Alisa Crowl, Huxley, were married May 15, 2010.

KIMBERLY MACKEY GRAVEN, Boone, is principal at Sacred Heart School.

ALEXANDER KANACK and Danielle Myers were married May 22, 2010.

JILL HACKMAN, West Des Moines, teaches at Des Moines Area Community College and remains employed with Nationwide Insurance.

TYLER and LISA JEBSEN KETELSEN, Mason City, announce the birth of Cooper Ray, Nov. 9, 2009.

While talking with customers at trade shows, Golden said she was often asked for a book to help teach children to understand the importance of finances. Golden couldn’t find such a book, so she wrote one. She said children receive money literally from birth in forms of gifts and savings bonds. “Kids have money,” said Golden. “They need guidance as to what to do with it.” The book, which was published in November, is the first in a series.

LISA JESTRAB and Jordan Collins, Webster City, were married July 31.

STEPHANIE LARSEN and Justin Parsley, Elkridge, Md., were married June 5. The Rev. CHRISTOPHER LAUGHLIN, Bridgeport, Mich., was ordained in the Wartburg Chapel on June 24 by Bishop John David Schleiecher of the North/West Lower Michigan Synod. He accepted a call and is serving Hope Lutheran Church, Marlette. Christopher was also accessioned as a chaplain in the


Golden, who runs Wasendorf & Associates, a Cedar Falls-based international company that produces financial trading and investing resources, found an unmet need to educate children about money.

MATT HOODJER and MEGAN BENNING ’08, Waverly, were married Aug. 14.

BENJAMIN and ANGELA ALTHOFF KRUEGER, Aurora, Ill., announce the birth of Gabriel Bennett, April 10, 2010. He joins Caleb, 4, and Elliott, 2.


It is an interactive tool with pages to fill in information along with drawings, while teaching youngsters how to manage their money.

ANDREW EBERLINE, Muncie, Ind., completed his master’s degree in physical education: Teaching with Technology at the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls. He is a physical education technology coordinator with Ball State University.

DEANNA HARTMAN, Kansas City, Mo., works in international marketing with Annan Marketing, Overland Park, Kan.


Karris Golden ’98 has written a children’s book, My Money Journal: A Safe Place for Tracking Earning, Spending and Saving, with advice for the pre-kindergarten to third-grade set.


BEAU BUCHHOLZ, Waverly, is an associate attorney with Engelbrecht Law Office.


by Hannah Cox ’11

CHRIS and ERIN MEYER TRIPOLINO, Cedar Falls, announce the birth of Avdon Christopher, Aug. 20. He joins Shiloh, 2.

SARAH LEARN BRINCKS and JUSTIN BRINCKS ’06, Manilla, announce the birth of Isaac Howard, May 26, 2010.


Kids and cash: Wartburg alumna publishes book

MATTHEW PUTZ, Hoover, Minn., is assistant general manager of the Holiday Inn and Super 8, Fairmont.


The book is available at or on

MELISSA JOHNSON is a part-time guidance counselor in the Riceville Community School District, Riceville.

Golden received a B.A. degree in communication arts from Wartburg with an emphasis in print and electronic media. She has a master’s degree in English from the University of Northern Iowa.

JOSH KARSJENS and ALYCIA HENEKE ’08, North Liberty, were married Oct. 9. MATTHEW LAMOS and Adrienne Solo, Las Vegas, Nev., were married July 3.













Wartburg College Winter Magazine 2011  

This magazine focuses on Wartburg's successful pre-medicine program.

Wartburg College Winter Magazine 2011  

This magazine focuses on Wartburg's successful pre-medicine program.