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Summer 2006 Rapport: Alumni News & Notes

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Class if 1974

Chuck Lamson is executive director at Tudor Oaks Retirement Community,
Muskego, Wis.

Class of 1975

Lawson (Mike) Booth III is a lead management information analyst
for Total System Services, Inc. in Columbus, Ga.

Class of 1976

Kenneth Dignan published a book entitled Ryan’s Story about his son’s struggle with bipolar disorder, substance abuse, suicide and faith.

Class of 1977

Robert Carlson has been honored by the Southern California District Council of the AG for 50 years of ministry (40 years as a missionary in Africa and Europe).

Class of 1978

Terrance Lewis teaches full time at Valencia Community College in Orlando, Fla. He also teaches part time at Southeastern University, Lakeland, and Palm Beach University, Orlando.

Class of 1979


Dale Wolyniak completed a doctor of ministry with New Geneva Theological Seminary in 2005. His thesis focused on essential issues to longevity in ministry. He lives in Colorado Springs, Colo., and works with Morning Star Development, a ministry dedicated to establishing the church in Afghanistan. Dale also teaches biblical studies at Colorado Christian University.

Class of 1980

Keith Sorbo, missionary to Indonesia, is missionary in residence at Evangel University, Springfield, Mo.

Class of 1981

Robert Soderberg has been an ordained minister for 50 years. He is the missions director at Circle AG in Knoxville, Tenn.

Class of 1982

Dwayne (1978) and Gayle Turner have been approved for missions service to Korea.

Class of 1983

John York, missionary statesman to Africa and 2003 AGTS alumnus of the year, passed away on December 22, 2005.

Class of 1984

Doug and Raynan (2002) Jeter have been approved for missions service to the French-speaking countries of Europe, Africa and the Caribbean through Global University.

Tom Jewett published His Way: Twelve Studies for Spiritual Growth.

Class of 1985


Mark Bradford, adjunct professor at AGTS, and 15 counseling students are pictured above at a conference with renowned psychiatrist educator and author Dr. William Glasser, January 2006.




Liisa (Jailos) Kelly is earning a master of library science degree through East Carolina University. She and her husband, Jim, are U.S. missionaries working with Native American Bible College in Shannon, N.C.

Class of 1987


John Blondo married Rainy Dawn, August 2005.

Norried and Doris Chaisson, 14-year missionaries to the Solomon Islands, recently returned to the United States to prepare for their next missions assignment.


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Eddie and Maria Rivero are senior pastors of Centro Cristiano Casablanca.

Grace Salazar is pastor of Luz Para Las Naciones in Little Havana, Miami, Fla. Her church of 50 supports 200 children in a church in Nicaragua.


Class of 1988

Charles Goldberg is a part-time hospice chaplain in Layton, Utah. He wrote a book about the loss of his son in Iraq entitled Rest in Peace: How a Father of a Fallen Soldier Found Peace.

Lonnie and Iona Rutherford are senior pastors at Woodward First AG, Okla. Lonnie is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor, and the executive director of Overcoming Through the Crisis, Inc. a substance abuse recovery and counseling center in Perry.

Class of 1989

Paul Kaminer has been appointed interim president of Native American Bible College in Shannon, N.C.

Class of 1991

Russ Eggert, Ralph Adcock (2002) and Beth Grant (1979) taught during the December session at Cape Theological Seminary, South Africa.

Phil and Kim Rojak are missionaries to the islands of Vanuatu, Asia Pacific, where Phil teaches at the Joy Bible Institute.

Class of 1993

Norman Edwards is an AG missionary to the former Soviet Union. His primary responsibility is coordinating evangelism and church planting among more than 100 unreached people groups in the area.

Betty Lin is a pastor on staff at Grace AG, Singapore, and is responsible for their cell group ministry.

Chris Rainey is an associate pastor at Englewood AG, N.J.


Doug Wever is president of 2T31 World Ministries and executive vice-president of the East Africa Bible Institute.

Class of 1995

Denis Cox is the chaplain for Carrier Air Wing 17 at Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia Beach, Va.

Class of 1996


Glenn Harvison, with wife Denise (1995), pastors Harvest Time AG in Greenwich, Conn.

Class of 1997

Ruth and Steven Cochrun celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in November 2005.

Dennis Waldrop married Jennifer Hohimer in March 2006.

Class of 1999

Chad Burton is pastor of Living Word Global Church in Irving, Texas.

Class of 2000

Billie (Baldwin) Ferguson is working for Social Services in foster/adoptive parent training and licensing. Husband Ben (2001) is a therapist for the Catholic Charities Outpatient Group in Baltimore City, Md.

David and Kelly Godzwa are attending language school in Costa Rica in preparation for missions work in Mexico.

Darin and Rachael Lenz welcomed their second son, Braeden David in March 2006. Darin is an assistant professor of history at Northwest University.


Darryl and Janna Shaver welcomed their third child, Nathaniel Joel in November 2005.


Class of 2001


Gary Allen is the director of the national AG Ministerial Enrichment Office.
Alan Tofflemire, with wife Nancy (Creager, 1994), is a chaplain at the Indiana Department of Corrections, Indianapolis.

Class of 2003

Valerie Arguello is a higher education technology consultant for CDW-Government Inc. in Chicago.


Moon Chai and husband Dennis Thong, of Singapore, welcomed baby girl Thong See Wai in October 2005.



Brett and Joan Nelson completed their language study program in Albertville, France, and moved to Burundi, Africa, to serve as missionaries in April 2006.


Class of 2004


Heather-Gail and Kelvin Belfon live in Melrose, Mass., where she is working on her Th.M. at Gordon-Conwell.

Jackie and Bob Braswell teach at the AG Bible school in Tanzania where Bob is also academic dean.

Chris and Christina McGough welcomed Kyelah Mariee in June 2006.
Alan and Pat Pettenger are missionaries to Lesotho, Africa.

Class of 2005

Leila and Eric Ojala, newly appointed U.S. missionaries, plan to plant a church in Summit County, Colo.



Eddie Rubero is pastor of Fortaleza AG in Monett, Mo.

Updated: Wednesday, December 13, 2006 2:16 PM


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