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Summer 2004 Rapport: Alumni News & Notes

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Class of 1976

Dan Saglimbeni and his wife, Candace, have been appointed as missionary candidates to Rwanda, Africa. Dan will teach in the only Pentecostal Bible school in Rwanda and Candace will work with orphans and children with AIDS.  

Class of 1977

Paul Hutsell conducts missions conventions in churches in West Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. He lives in Ruidoso, N.M., with his wife, Dreta, of 55 years. They served as missionaries from 1956 until 1998, and Paul recently received his 50-year ordination pin from the AG.

David Revell is senior pastor at First AG, Dundee, Fla., and an adjunct professor at Southeastern College.

Class of 1978

James Hernando, AGTS professor of 14 years, and his family spent the summer of 2003 in Costa Rica attending an intensive Spanish language school.

Frank Klapach is currently serving as the coordinator for the Northwest College adult degree completion program’s off-campus site. He also serves as a part-time Bible and theology instructor.

Class of 1980

Wayne Craft is pastor of Living Waters Worship Center, Selma, Ala.

Class of 1981

Gene Kummerer and his wife, Norma, are AG missionaries in Belgium. Through a men’s ministry program they established seven years ago, they have organized four national and regional events every year in three major languages and published a four-page quarterly newsletter, also in three languages.

Class of 1982

Kenneth Bates is president of Weatherwise Roofing, Garland, Texas.

Class of 1983

Mark Hausfeld is AG missions area director for Central Eurasia.

Class of 1984

Carolyn Baker is pursuing an M.A. in English and teaching at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.  

Keith Jones and his family serve in the Middle East where they have lived since 1985. Keith is the regional director for Global University in the Middle East and North Africa.

Class of 1985

Liisa and James Kelly are home missionaries teaching at Native American Bible College, Shannon, N.C.

Class of 1986

Eugene and Carolyn Hunt serve as AG missionaries based in Costa Rica. Eugene is a board member and full-time professor with Latin America Theological Seminary (Facultad).

Class of 1987

Norried and Doris Chaisson, missionaries to the Solomon Islands, began two new ministries, Word and Spirit Leadership School (a night school for pastors and lay workers) and Central Youth Fires (monthly youth conferences) in January 2004.

Glenn McClure is the chairman of Bible and theology at Kansas City College and Bible School. He received his Ph.D. from Pensacola Theological Seminary in December 2000.

Randy Rich is vice president of Convoy of Hope, Springfield, Mo.

Class of 1988

Gerald and Donna Johnson, missionaries to the Philippines, are codirectors of Evangelist Training Center of the AG. During a three-month period, they led over 2,500 people to Christ and gave out over 30,000 pieces of Light for the Lost literature.  

Jack Klugh is a motivational speaker through Compass Seminars, Fargo N.D. He spoke at each of the North Dakota Sectional Councils in 2003.

Class of 1989

Hal Corbett is pastor of Tuba City AG, a Navajo church in Tuba City, Ariz.

Kenneth Landry has been a part-time pastor for several churches in the San Jose, Calif., area. He has been married for 21 years and has four biological children and has had three foster children.

Class of 1990

Steve Maglio is an army chaplain stationed at Fort Hood, Texas. He spent time serving in Iraq this past year and was awarded the Bronze Star for his “Clothes for Kids” program, which put over 2,000 lbs. of clothes in the hands of needy orphans and children in Iraq.

Tom and Nancy Wespetal, missionaries to the former Soviet Union, work with the Evangel Theological Seminary in Kiev, Ukraine. They are also involved in a medical trailer ministry which has served over 3,000 patients in the last year, many of whom received Christ.

Class of 1991

Tom and Carolyn McFarland have been missionaries to the unreached tribal groups of Mexico since 1998. Tom makes recordings of the Bible in the many languages of Mexico. Carolyn works in a school for missionary children.

Class of 1992

Daryel Erickson is Global University’s regional director for Europe, where he oversees work in 34 European countries.

Carol Feigleson moved to Thailand in January 2004 to work with children who have been orphaned by HIV/AIDS.

Ray Miller is the dean of men and a professor at Evangel Bible College, Philippines.

Class of 1993

Terry and Marsha Peretti are missionaries to Italy. Terry ministers through evangelistic crusades and youth meetings throughout the country. They also direct Global University’s branch in Italy.  

Class of 1994

Gary Carlson is the director of Africa Library Services. His wife, Sheryl, is the bookeeper. They were able to help rebuild a library at the AG Bible college in Liberia after the books were stolen during civil war fighting. They are also supplying thousands of Full Life Study Bibles and reference materials to Bible school libraries in Nigeria.

Class of 1995

Denis Cox was deployed for eight months in 2003-04 to Iraq and Liberia as a Navy chaplain.

Garry Menke recently completed a four-year missionary term in Moldova and has settled in Springfield, Mo., to be a missionary-in-residence at Evangel University.

Laura (Somoskey) Brown is an instructor at Montreat College, Montreat, N.C., where she teaches social science and college study skills.

Cartus Thornton is currently serving as a United States Navy chaplain, stationed at Marine Corps Base Hawaii.  

Class of 1996

Tom and Oksu Ellis are expecting their third child in August 2004.

Class of 1997

Ed Gitre completed an M.A. in cultural history at the University of Manchester, England. Ed’s dissertation was entitled, “The 1904-05 Welsh Revival: Modernization, Technologies, and Techniques of the Self.” He is now a Fellow at Rutgers University working toward a Ph.D. in history.

Ken Nolen is spiritual care supervisor and department educator at Orlando Regional Healthcare, Orlando, Fla. He is also senior pastor at Church of the Well (Foursquare) and a D.Min. student at AGTS.

Class of 1998

David and Kandra Millsaps, former missionaries to Belgium, have begun serving in Lithuania.

Class of 1999

Glen and Paula Davis welcomed their first child, Dana Marie, on March 25, 2004.  

Yoriko (Funatsu) Yabuki, with her husband, Daisuke, works at Kanazawa Christ Church, Yokohoma, Japan. Their second child is due in September 2004.

Class of 2000

David and Kelly Godzwa have been approved as AG missionaries to Mexico.  

Mark and Shelley Hollis are candidate missionaries in Southern Eurasia who will attempt to bring encouragement, teaching and resources to national pastors. They will be partnering with persecuted pastors in a Buddhist country, teaching in Bible schools and village churches, and holding prayer conferences for pastors and their leaders.

Casey Rogers is a crisis hotline worker and counselor for Moncher and Associates in Springfield, Mo. He married Debbie Beers on February 14, 2004.  

Class of 2001

Michael and Pamela Berkowitz moved to Montana in August 2003, as home missionaries, for a one-year internship with Chi Alpha at Montana State University, Bozeman.

Michael Martin reported to Rhein Main AFB in Frankfurt, Germany, in August 2003 for six months. In August 2004 he will be deployed to another AFB in the U.S.

Andrew Ropp is an army chaplain deployed to Iraq since January 2004.  

Class of 2002

Steve Kramer has been approved as a missionary to the Netherlands. He will be planting churches and pioneering Chi Alpha groups, beginning in Amsterdam.  

Dwight Miranda is the president of Colegio Teologico del Caribe, a Bible school in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.

Stephen and Denise Pratel live in Fort Campbell, Ky., where he serves as an army chaplain of the 101st Airborne Division. He recently returned from service in Iraq.

Mark Stewart became an army chaplain in February 2003 and moved to Fort Drum, N.Y., with his wife, Laurie. Their third child, Audrey Nicole, was born May 12, 2003. Mark’s battalion deployed to Afghanistan in August 2003 for nine months.

Ludo (Lee) and Hanna Vandendriessche are starting a new church called Native Christian Community, in Mesa, Arizona, to reach 15,000 Native Americans in the area. Hanna is working as a case manager for Value Options, a managed behavioral health care organization, and is taking the necessary steps to become a licensed professional counselor.

Class of 2003

    Mark and Michelle Atterson welcomed Miracle Dawn Elisabeth on February 18, 2004.

    Judith Ballweber has been appointed as a missionary to Ukraine. She will work with a mobile medical clinic and other venues of compassionate care.

    Bob Caldwell presented a paper entitled, “Were There Early Alternatives to Initial Evidence?” at the Society for Pentecostal Studies, March 13, 2004, in Milwaukee, Wis. He is currently a Ph.D. student at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Mo.

    Carl-Vilhelm Hasselgren, with wife Ruth, is a pastor of small group ministry in Vienna, Austria.

    Natalie (Marshall) Bellmore is the research and projects coordinator for the Commission on Discipleship at AG headquarters.  


    Frank Luke is assistant editor at Radiant Life Resources, Springfield, Mo. His wife, Sandy, is working in the AGTS library as the cataloging coordinator.  

    Matthew Hernando is working toward an M.A. in history at Louisiana Tech University, Ruston. He has written a paper that will be published in the Journal of North Louisiana Historical Association.

    Brett and Joan Nelson are missionaries to Burundi, Africa.

    Samuel (PJ) Preylo is a counselor in the Shelterwood Residential Program at Doulos Ministries, Branson, Mo.

    Brian and Sheryl Shearer welcomed baby Hadassah Hope on April 3, 2004. Brian is a U.S. Navy chaplain aboard the USS Sacramento stationed in Bremerton, Wash.

Class of 2004

    Angela McHugh is pioneering an international student ministry at Central Michigan University with Chi Alpha Campus Ministries.

    Kevin Pearl is a licensed AG minister and a substance abuse counselor in a methadone clinic in Springfield, Mo.

    Paul and Rhonda Martinez had their second child, Madelyn, on February 6, 2004. She joins big brother Max.


Updated: Wednesday, September 8, 2004 4:29 PM


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