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Summer 2009 Rapport: Alumni News & Notes

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Alumni News and Notes

Class of 1975

Sherman Shell is retired after 28 years in AG curriculum development, Springfield, Mo.

Class of 1977

Winston Croft is a retired deputy director of early learning with the state of Florida.

Class of 1979

AGTS Professors Beth Grant and Melody Palm (’96) are contributing authors to Hands That Heal: International Curriculum to Train Caregivers of Trafficking Survivors.

Class of 1980

Doug Oss, AGTS professor, served as a translation scholar for the English Standard Version Study Bible (Crossway Books), October 2008. He authored the study notes for 2 Peter and Jude

Class of 1981

Anthony Cervero pastors First AG, Ventura, Calif., and is an executive presbyter for the Southern California District.

Class of 1982

Don Barron is campus pastor and chair of the Missiology and Practical Theology Departments at Continental Theological Seminary, Belgium.

Ig Jin Kim is a missionary with the Korean AG to Europe and Africa.

James Kinyanjui pastors Open Hands Christian Fellowship, Monroe, N.C.

Class of 1983

Jerry Charles founded Peak Vista Press in Peyton, Colo.

Class of 1984

Nino Gonzalez, member AGTS Board of Directors, is national commissioner of the Hispanic Pentecostal Congress and the super­intendent of the Southeastern Spanish District.

Donald Tucker, missionary to Africa, is the interim pastor at Central AG, Springfield, Mo.

Class of 1986

Paul Hughes is senior pastor at the AG church in Cuero, Texas.

Mike Clarensau is senior pastor of Maranatha Worship Center in Wichita, Kan.

Class of 1988

Doyle Jones wrote Forever Relevant: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. He is planting a church in Berryville, Ark.

Mark Elliott published Confessions of an Insignificant Pastor: What Pastors Wish They Could Tell You (FaithWalk Publishing 2009).

Class of 1989

Mike Owen is director of New Initiatives for World Vision, Seattle, Wash.

Priscilla Mondt is the chief chaplain at Veterans Health Services of the Ozarks in Fayetteville, Ark.

Class of 1990

Elizabeth Robinson, former professor and counselor in Akron, Ohio, died in January 2009 after a long illness.

Class of 1991

Lane Stockeland, army chaplain at Fort McCoy, Wis., was selected to receive the Alliance for AG Higher Education’s Sigma Chi Pi Award by the Northwest University faculty, Kirkland, Wash.

Class of 1992

Daryel and Rachel Erickson are missionaries to the United Kingdom.

Brian Ross is pastor of Faith Chapel in Spring Valley, Calif.

Class of 1993

Thomas Vaughn died in May 2009 following knee replacement surgery.

Class of 1994

Alan (’01) and Nancy (Creager) Tofflemire welcomed Andrew Caleb in May 2009.

Class of 1995


Paul Alexander authored Peace to War: Shifting Allegiances in the Assemblies of God (Cascadia Publishing/Herald Press 2009) and Signs & Wonders: Why Pentecostalism Is the World’s Fastest Growing Faith (Jossey-Bass 2009).

Brian Crane is an army chaplain teaching world religions at Command and General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, Kan.


Lou DelTufo is an army chaplain stationed in Germany.

Mikeuel Peterson earned a doctor of missiology from Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, Ky., in May 2009. He is president of the Caribbean School of Theology.

Craig Tavani opened Facetime Performing Arts Studio, Phoenixville, Pa., and teaches theology at Immaculata University in Immaculata, Pa.

Class of 1996

Ronald E. Burnett died in May 2009 after a long illness.

Tommy Ellis is the supervisory chaplain at the Federal Detention Center in Seattle, Wash.

Class of 1997

James Baker pastors Zion Christian Fellowship in Powell, Ohio.

Ed Gitre completed his Ph.D. in history at Rutgers University and has started a postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

Bruce Rosdahl completed his Ph.D. in theological studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. His dissertation was titled “The Doctrine of Sanctification in the Assemblies of God.”

Dennis and Jennifer Waldrop planted Life Family Church in Clarksville, Tenn., 2008.

Class of 1999

Riku Tuppurainen is dean of graduate studies at Continental Theological Seminary (CTS) in Brussels, Belgium.

Todd and Amanda Tyson, missionaries to France, are planting a church in Paris.

Class of 2000


Jennifer (Strickland) and Hayward Hall welcomed Liam Cooper and Aedan Thatcher in February 2009.

Class of 2001


Scott and Lisa Dilley welcomed Jonathan Knowles in October 2008.

Class of 2002


Steve and Julie Kramer welcomed their son Kees in January 2009.

Tim Hager runs Field Operations in the AG U.S. Missions office, Springfield, Mo.

Class of 2003

Jay Newland is pastor of New Creation Community Church in Omaha, Neb.

Unyong Statwick is a hospital chaplain at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Mo.

Sarah (Herman) and Rob Malcolm welcomed Cameron Isaac in March 2009.

Sheryl Shearer contributed four entries to the devotional book Faith Deployed, which offers spiritual encouragement to military spouses.

Class of 2004

Heather-Gail Belfon is an assistant professor in the College of Christian Ministries and Religion at Southeastern University.

Matt and Tracy Herman adopted Nadya Grace, born in December 2008.

Christopher McGough is an assistant professor of youth ministries at Central Bible College, Springfield, Mo.

Troy Morken is a military chaplain deployed to Afghanistan.

Class of 2005

Larry and Arlene Dilley are pastors at First AG in Columbus, Miss.


Monty and Cara Galloway welcomed Darby Joy in February 2009.

Kyle and Eyvette Tardiff pastor Calvary Temple AG in Cotter, Ark.

Sarah Tarpley is a chaplain at the VA Medical Center in Alexandria, La., and a reserve chaplain at Barksdale Air Force Base.

Class of 2006

David Arnett is vice president for academic affairs at Central Bible College, Springfield, Mo.

Donnie Capps is community care director at Crossroads Community Cathedral in East Hartford, Conn.

Holly Carlson is an adjunct professor at the University of Houston, Texas.

Terry Carter is the senior pastor of Galena AG, Galena, Mo.

Ken Fornicola is a chaplain at Green Ridge Village, a retirement facility in Newville, Pa.

Tina Green is the children’s pastor at West County AG in Chesterfield, Mo.

Sam Gyermeh is the music minister at Renewal Christian Center in Mitchellville, Md.

Enson Lwesya is missions director for Africa AG Alliance and associate professor of intercultural leadership studies at All Nations Theological Seminary in Malawi.

Laird Thompson is an army chaplain stationed in Kosovo.

Michael J. Brown is the small-groups pastor at The Oaks Fellowship in Red Oak, Texas.

Class of 2007

Kevin Mucher is an army chaplain in Afghanistan.

Brent Fairchild is associate chaplain of pastoral services at St. Edward Mercy, Fort Smith, Ark.

Bill Kruger is a professor in Bible and theology at American Indian College in Phoenix, Ariz.

Brian Tung is an army chaplain deployed to Iraq.

Class of 2008

Nathan and Tausha Bacorn welcomed Benjamin Nathan in April 2009.

Cindy Kam directs visitor’s outreach/assimilation and is on the teaching team at New Horizons Christian Church, Las Vegas, Nev.

Mike McCrary is young life and family ministries pastor at Central AG, Springfield, Mo.

Terry Tramel is chair of the theology department at Southwestern Christian University in Bethany, Okla. In February 2009 he released his book The Beauty of the Balance: Toward an Evangelical-Pentecostal Theology.

Kenny Batson pastors the interdenominational/Pentecostal Grace Fellowship in El Dorado Springs, Mo.

Mike Burnette is the young adult pastor at Evangel Temple in Springfield, Mo.

Jeff Green is the senior pastor at Thomaston AG in Thomaston, Maine.

Michael McDonald was commissioned as an air force chaplain in January 2009. He is a hospital chaplain at St. Luke’s Hospital and an associate pastor at New Life Community Church, St. Louis, Mo.

Mike and Terry Washburn pastor Full Life AG in Fremont, Neb.

Gary Wornica is professor and administrator at the Latin America Theological Seminary.

Shannon Zabroski is the director of family life ministries at Christian Life Center in Dayton, Ohio.

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