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
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
Class of 1982
Kenneth Bates is president of Weatherwise
Roofing, Garland, Texas.
Class of 1983
Mark Hausfeld is AG missions area director for Central
Class of 1984
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
Class of 1985
Liisa and James Kelly are
home missionaries teaching at Native American Bible College,
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
Randy Rich is vice president of Convoy of Hope, Springfield,
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
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
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
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.
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.
Rogers is a crisis
hotline worker and counselor for Moncher and Associates
in Springfield, Mo. He married Debbie Beers on February
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
Kramer has been
approved as a missionary to the Netherlands. He will be
planting churches and pioneering Chi Alpha groups, beginning
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
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.
Hasselgren, with wife Ruth, is a pastor of small group ministry
in Vienna, Austria.
(Marshall) Bellmore is the research and projects coordinator for the Commission
on Discipleship at AG headquarters.
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.
(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.
Wednesday, September 8, 2004 4:29 PM