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Summer 2002 Rapport: Alumni Notes

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Class of 1975

Lawson (Mike) Booth, III is an associate professor of computer applications at Southwestern AG University, Waxahachie, Texas.

John and Jan Maempa live in Springfield, Mo., where he is the editor-in-chief of the Radiant Life Resources for the AG.

Class of 1978

Chuck Kurth, with his wife Marsha, is the administrative pastor of Moline Gospel Temple in Moline, Ill.

Deborah Gill was unanimously selected by the AG Executive Presbytery to be the new national director of the Division of Christian Education and the commissioner for the Commission on Discipleship.

Class of 1979

Steve and Linda Knoll pastor Victory AG in Adrian, Mo., and are expecting their second grandchild this July.

Ron Newberry works at First United Methodist in Walnut Ridge, Ark.

Stephen Tourville, with his wife Marjorie, became the superintendent of the Pennsylvania-Delaware District of the AG in June.

Tom and Laura York live in Hamilton, Ohio, where he is the superintendent of Edgewood City Schools.

Class of 1980

George and Laura Dawe reside in Manuels, New Foundland, Canada, where he is a counselor at Family Enrichment Ministries.

Mark and Patricia Kinney, missionaries to Argentina, came back to the U.S.A. in July for furlough. They will be in the Midwest from July-December and in California from January-August (2003).

Class of 1981

John Knoles and family.

John Knoles, with his wife Doris, is a Biblical Studies instructor at American Indian College in Phoenix, Ariz.

R.W. Sanders is the Native American Ministry Projects Director in the Arizona District.

Class of 1983

Felicito Bagunu is the senior associate pastor of Sheffield Family Life Center in Kansas City, Mo.

Brian Snider and his wife Sally are missionaries to Japan.

Class of 1984

Sarah Blackstone, missionary to Japan, has been preaching in three to four churches a week while itinerating in the U.S.A. She plans to go back to Japan in February 2003.

Class of 1985

James O. and Sheri Renee’ Davis adopted Olivia, a baby girl from China, this past February. James is the national evangelists representative for the AG and is president of Cutting Edge International.

Paul and Jocelyn Gracza, missionaries to Hungary, focus their ministerial efforts on the Pentecostal Theological College in Budapest.

Victor and Janet Hedman planted a church in Madrid, Spain, last fall. They have three home cell groups and meet on Sundays in a rented space at a hotel.

Warren and Annette (1996) Newberry live in Springfield, Mo., where he serves as a Missionary-in-Residence at AGTS.

Joanne Oftedahl, missionary to the Philippines, returned to the United States for furlough in June, 2002.

Class of 1986

John and Angela Gaston live in Huntsville, Texas where he pastors First AG. The church dedicated its new 1,000-seat sanctuary in June 2002.

Eugene and Carolyn Hunt, itinerating missionaries located in Costa Rica, work with Royal Rangers and Missionettes in Latin America and the Caribbean. They plan to return to the field in July.

Glen and Karen Smith, missionaries to Senegal, West Africa, returned to the States for deputation in June 2002.

Class of 1987

Fogafanua Joe and Milika Amosa pastor Iva AG in Samoa and also pioneered Ierusalema Fou Bible College in 1996.

Norried Chaisson and his wife Doris returned to the Solomon Islands in July 2002 for their fifth term as missionaries.

Norried Chaisson and family.

Dean and Robin Gardner are newly appointed missionaries to Wuerzburg, Germany. They plan to build a church and focus their ministry on American military personnel and their families.

Dave and Debbie Johnson, missionaries to the Bicol region of the Philippines, prayed with over 6,000 people to receive Jesus and also gave over 1,500 Bibles through their Bible study program during the past year.

Everett Ward

Everett Ward, with his wife Carolyn, is the director of Latin America/ Caribbean Library Services. He travels throughout Latin America developing and expanding the libraries of AG Bible schools.

Class of 1988

Kwon and Cindy Pyo live in Bamberg, Germany, where he is a chaplain in the brigade level of an artillery division in the U.S. Army.

Class of 1989

Nancy and Bob Schaefer were in the United States from January to March 2002 working on Micah 6:1-8 for a translation journal. They are also preparing to lead a workshop for Wycliffe Bible Translators on Leviticus July 22-August 10 for 12 language groups.

Class of 1990

Steve Maglio, with his wife Jackie, is an Army chaplain pastor for the Benjamin Franklin Village Chapel Protestant Congregation in Mannheim, Germany.

Mack and Teresa Praytor live in Lumberton, Texas where he is a supervisory chaplain at the United States Penitentiary.

Tom and Nancy Wespetal, missionaries to the Ukraine, work with the Evangel Theological Seminary in Kiev.

Class of 1991

Dr. Johnson serves as the program director for the Institute of Buddhist Studies and is a member of the Committee on 2/3 World Mission. He is working on a Ph.D. program in anthropology on the study of Thai leadership at the University of Wales through the Oxford Centre for Missions Studies. He and his wife Lynette, have two daughters, Laura and Rebecca.

Robert Leathers is an Army brigade chaplain formerly based in Babenhausen, Germany. He, and his wife Cristi, returned to the Washington, D.C., area in May to begin working on a doctoral degree.

Class of 1992

Sam and Shellie Bowdoin finished their first missionary term in Laos and came back to the United States in April for furlough.

Carol Feigleson is a missionary to Cambodia and works in the health district of Ponhea Kriek/Dambe’. She works with the district hospital, a national prison, a community health project, and several house church plants.

John Maracle serves as Chief of the Native American Fellowship and as the American Indian representative of the AG. He is also on the General Presbytery of the AG.

Ray and Deborah Miller are in language school in Manila, Philippines, for the next six months. They will be moving to the Bicol region for two years. Ray will teach in the Bible school and Deborah will focus on developing children’s ministries.

Class of 1993

Mickey Best and his wife Diane are church planters living in Madison, Wis. They founded a seeker-targeted church, Point of Grace Community Church, in 1998. In addition to senior pastor, Mickey works full time in the computer business.

Class of 1994

Andrea and Paul Valerius pastor Central Assembly of God in Newark, N.J. They began seven Urban Bible Training Centers in northern New Jersey. Over 100 students from 10 ethnic groups trained in these centers last year.

Class of 1995

Brian Crane, with his wife Karen, is a U.S. Army chaplain and ministers to soldiers and families in Seoul, Korea.

Garry and Sheryl Menke, missionaries to Moldova, teach at Moldova Theological Seminary. They hosted a Book of Hope team this past January that went into many schools and also distributed books in Perececina.

Randy and Missy Pogue are missionaries to Chad, Africa. Their second daughter, Samantha Grace, was born last December in Farmington, Mo.

Class of 1996

Tom and Oksu Ellis live in Seattle, Wash., area where he is a supervisory correctional chaplain.

Philip Foster, with his wife Julie, is senior pastor at New Life AG, Athens, Ohio.

Class of 1997

Donna Bustos was recently named director of Anna Sanders Bible Institute in Mexico City, Mexico. She is also active in the interdenominational revival network in Mexico.

Brad Lewis is an Army chaplain at the Joint Readiness Training Center.

Sonya Whitemountain works part time in her brother's church, Good News AG, and also teaches extension classes for Black Hills Indian Bible College located in Rapid City, S.D.

Class of 1998

Greg Austin, with his wife Dale, is establishing a street outreach in Mexico City, Mexico.

Marc and Crystal Cauthon are youth pastors at First AG in Colleyville, Texas.

Paul and Lisa Ebisch had a baby boy, Blaise Winston Ebisch, last October.

Marshall Price completed his Ph.D. in Theology at the University of Wales in Lampeter in Great Britain last summer.

Class of 1999

Glen and Paula Davis are moving to the San Francisco Bay area this summer to develop a Chi Alpha group at Stanford University.

Neil Hamilton serves as the academic dean of Pneuma Bible College AG and educational director of Grand Bahamas District of the AG.

Tracey and Alison Lane had twin girls, Katherine and Megan, last winter. Tracey is working on his Master of Library and Information Science degree at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee through Online courses.

Daisuke and Yoriko Funatsu

Yoriko (Funatsu) Yabuki, with her husband Daisuke, works with youth and campus ministry in Yokoma, Japan.

Class of 2000

David Epps and his wife, Cynthia, pastor at Christ the King Church in Peachtree City, Ga. He is currently a D.Min. student at Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry.

David Godzwa is the CAMS Manager at AGTS. He ran a marathon in March 2002 in Washington, D.C., with his twin brother Mike.

Jennifer (Strickland) Hall married Hayward G. Hall, II April 2002. Jennifer is the public relations assistant at AGTS.

Mark Maine, with his wife Brenda, works at General Mills, Inc., in Aurora, Ill.

David Robbins is a Bible instructor at Trinity Bible College in Ellendale, N.D.

Class of 2001

Jonathan and Monica Gannon live in Kansas City, Mo., where he is the singles pastor at Northland Cathedral AG. They started Crossroads in March geared to reach the unchurched of the community.

Randy and Heidi Jumper had a baby girl, Morganne Jane, in March.

Travis and Joy Spencer are the youth pastors at First AG in Mattoon, Ill.

Updated: Wednesday, April 2, 2008 1:54 PM


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