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Winter 2006 Rapport: Alumni News & Notes

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Class of 1975


Eldon Brown, with wife Sue, is an honorary missionary serving as a consultant and teacher at the Urban Bible Training Center, Tampa Bay, Fla.

Class of 1976

Kenneth Dignan published a book entitled Ryan’s Story.

Class of 1978

Wayne Mancari is the senior pastor at Cornerstone AG in Richmond, Va.

Class of 1980

Robert Jeyaraj is the superintendent of the Northwest District Council of North India.

Class of 1981

David Penchansky is a professor of Old Testament theology at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn.

Class of 1982

Raymond Pfister is the pastor of the Englise Baptiste Charismatique La Colombe in Castres, France.

Class of 1983

Howard and Jerry (1977) Nutt, missionaries to Bolivia for 37 years, are on furlough through December 2005.

Class of 1984

Carolyn Baker earned an M.A. in English, University of North Dakota.

Michael Girolimon died of complications from leukemia, May 6 in Lakeland, Fla. Mr. Girolimon is survived by his wife, Rachel; son, John; daughter, Kimberly; and parents, Mark and Sarah.

Class of 1985

Darrell and Sandy Blatchley, missionaries to the Philippines, are preparing to build the Family Circus Castle Church for kids and their families.

Owen and Beverly Wilkie returned from a two-week vacation to find that 80 volunteers from their church (Park Crest AG, Springfield, Mo.), with help from 17 local businesses, had remodeled their home to honor their years of service as Sunday school teachers, Royal Ranger leaders and their involvement in other church programs. Owen is the editor and promotions coordinator of the national AG Benevolence Department.

Class of 1987

Mike Dugal has served as an active duty Army chaplain for 18 years through the Open Bible Standard Churches. He was recently endorsed by the AG and will continue to serve in the U.S. Army.

Dave Johnson, missionary to the Philippines, is the country moderator for the Philippine field.

Class of 1988

Perry LaHaie resides in Midland, Mich., and has released his fifth CD of original songs, Vision.

Class of 1989


Nancy and Bob Schaefer are in the final stages of publishing the New Testament in the African language of Birifor through Wycliffe’s International Linguistic Center in Dallas.

Class of 1990


Billy and Valerie Thomas are lead pastors at The Refuge in Perry, Ga., an AG U.S. missions church with an emphasis on young people.

Class of 1994

Trudy Ruehmann is the senior pastor at International Christian Fellowship in Micronesia.

Nancy (Creager) and Alan (2001) Tofflemire welcomed Joshua in July 2004.

Class of 1996

Larry Rose is staff chaplain for the AG National Center for the Blind.

Class of 1997

Nora (Latimer) and Titus (2002) Benny are involved in family life and prayer ministry at Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. Nora is a clinical psychologist and Titus is an insurance agent.

Class of 1998

Paul Ebisch is the vice president and chief financial officer for the General Council Credit Union in Springfield, Mo.

David McCollough, after teaching Bible and theology in Singapore for over three years, is now working on a Ph.D. at the Universität Rostock, Germany. He teaches English at a Berlitz school and volunteers at a local Pentecostal church.

Richard and Laura Smallie, missionaries to the Netherlands welcomed Scott Alexander on April 25.

Class of 1999


Cosmo and Rivkah Panzetta welcomed their third child, Kassiani Sophia, on October 25.

Todd and Amanda Tyson are missionary associates to the Netherlands. Their church will have their first public service on Easter Sunday 2006.

Class of 2000

Dallas McKinley’s church plant in Pierre, S.D., has mothered James River Church in Huron, S.D.


Angela and Ray (2005) Reid welcomed Lake Duncan on August 30.

Class of 2001

Richard Kowalczyk is a chaplain at a U.S. federal prison in Hazelton, West Virginia.

Stephanie Thomas Liu married Masaki Liu on January 3, 2004. She is currently pursuing an M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy at Western Seminary in Sacramento, Calif.

Class of 2002


Kimberly (Fredricks) and Jaime (2003) Villacorta welcomed baby Seth Ruben on September 26.

Class of 2003

Judy Ballweber is in Krasnodar, Russia, for full-time Russian language studies. After a year of study, she will help countries in Eastern Europe respond to the HIV crisis.

Daniel and Rhonda Davis are planting Imago Dei Community of Faith in Seattle, Wash.


Carl-Vilhelm and Ruth Hasselgren welcomed Leonora-Ellen Otilie Vilhelmina on September 18.


Matt Hernando is pursuing a Ph.D. in history at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge.

John Ikoni is general secretary and chair of the board of education for the Nigeria AG and the newly elected president of Pan-Africa Theological Seminary.


Troy and Dawn Mini welcomed baby Alyssa Faith on August 30.

Samuel Preylo is pursuing a doctorate in clinical psychology at Forest Institute of Professional Psychology, Springfield, Mo.


Anna and William Ramos welcomed Caleb William on December 21, 2004.

Class of 2004

Charles Scrivener has entered a hospital chaplaincy training program at Wesleyan Hospital in Wichita, Kan.

Class of 2005

Richard Caswell is a missionary to Mali, Africa, serving the people in youth discipleship, leadership development, evangelization, Bible

Updated: Friday, December 2, 2005 5:04 PM


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