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Winter 2002 Rapport: Alumni Notes

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Class of 1974

Stanley Wayne, with his wife Suzanne, is a lawyer/missionary in Japan.

Class of 1978

Joe and Zelda Wilmoth pastor Calvary AG, Stillwater, Okla. Joe is getting his Ph.D. in family relations at Oklahoma State University.

Class of 1979

Sandra Clopine is an AG industrial chaplain, Springfield, Mo.

Ronald and Debbie Gavin, pastor All Nations Church in Hampton, Va.

Class of 1980

John Campbell, with his wife Marilyn, is a missionary to Togo, West Africa, and teaches at West Africa Advanced School of Theology. They returned to the States for deputation in June 2001.

Greg Johns is president of Cape Theological Seminary in Cape Town, South Africa.

Class of 1981

Stephen Bird, with his wife Christine, is a prison chaplain at Neuse Correctional Institution, a 600-man prison in N.C. As a Naval Reserve chaplain, Stephen was promoted to the rank of Captain and received a third Naval Commendation Medal. He serves as the 4th Marine Division Chaplain, New Orleans, La.

Class of 1982

David and Rosemarie DiTrolio are missionaries to Paraguay. David serves as MAPS construction coordinator and sectional presbyter.

Raymond Pfister, with his wife Brigitte, is the director of the Salvation Army Counseling Center, Hamburg, Germany. He is also an adjunct faculty member and program chair for Pentecostal Studies at the Academy of Mission, University of Hamburg.

John and Yvonne Wagner are evangelists and minister to the military in Virginia Beach, Va.

Class of 1983

Alton and Norma Smith, missionaries to Belize, Central America, are Missionaries-In-Residence at Trinity Bible College, Ellendale, N.D., teaching in the Missions department.

Class of 1984

Cherri Mormino and family

Cherri and Gary Mormino adopted four children: Natalie (9), Joshua (8), Chris (6), and Nathan (4) in March 2001. They now have five children with Holly (17).

Robert and Dana Ingram are children’s pastors at Marlton AG, Marlton, N.J. Robert is also an airline pilot.

Daniel West is the director of the Evangelical Spanish Seminary in Spain.

Class of 1985

Darrell and Sandy Blatchley are missionaries to the Philippines.

Bud Rupel, with his wife, Margaret, is the chaplain for the Daumerie military community, Belgium.

Class of 1986

Don and Melba Exley, missionaries to Argentina, pastor Christian Family Center in Buenos Aires. Don is the area director for the Southern Cone of South America.

Faiz Rahman is the academic dean at Phoenix First Pastors College, Phoenix, Ariz. He also ministers in India through orphanages, church planting, and a Bible school.

Class of 1987

Michael Nash and his wife Debrah pastor Pleasant Valley Church, Springfield, Mo.

Class of 1988

Ana Acosta is a third grade teacher at Wesleyan Academy, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico.

Jack and Ginny Cairns pastor Capital Assembly of God, Trenton, N.J. John also ministers in the state capital to the elected legislators and staff.

Jolene Clinton-Helms is working on her doctorate in health psychology at Walden University, Bonita Springs, Fla. She started a shelter for a company benefiting low income and homeless people in the U.S. and overseas.

Pete and Fran Hartwig pastor Charlottesville First Assembly, Charlottesville, Va.

Thomas Keinath, with his wife Kim, is assistant professor of church ministries at Central Bible College, Springfield, Mo.

James Meadows and family

James Meadows, with his wife Kathy, is an evangelist conducting revival services and leadership seminars for churches in the Midwest. James is also chaplain for the Civil Air Patrol (Frontier Squadron).

Bruce Mumm, with his wife Kay, is the founder and host of a nationwide TV program called “Priority One,” Perth, Australia.

Rick Olsen is retired from the U.S. Army as a Lt. Col. and is living in Leavenworth, Kan. Rick and his wife Vicky manage a speaking and counseling ministry.

Class of 1989

Jeffery Davis, with his wife Donna, pastors Willow Oak AG, Mullberry, Fla. He earned a D. Min. in church growth and ministry revitalization from Regent University, 1999.

Marilyn (Jefferson) Larry is an associate minister at New Covenant AG, Gary, Ind. Her husband Winston is senior pastor.

Bob and Nancy Schaefer are stationed in Ghana, Africa, working with Wycliffe Bible Translators.
Robert and Barbara Sheddan pastor Lakeport Christian Center, Lakeport, Calif.

Class of 1990

Karen (Wuertz) and Denis Cox live in England where Denis is an active-duty Navy chaplain. Karen is the spiritual life coordinator for the local Protestant women’s group.

Jonathan Logan, with his wife Jenelle, is a home missionary working with the School of Urban Missions, New Orleans, La.

Class of 1991

Michael Lynch and his wife Joyce, are assistant pastors at Hempstead International Assembly (nondenominational Pentecostal church) in Hempstead, N.Y.

Class of 1992

Brent and Rosemarie Hanson

Bruce Bandy was ordained by the Pentecostal FreeWill Baptist denomination, August 2000.

Brent Hanson and his wife Rosemarie are missionaries to East Africa, stationed in Nairobi, Kenya.

Randy and Lori Caswell pastor First AG, Kankakee, Ill.

Eric and Jacquelin Jenkins are missionaries in France.

Doug Loftis, with his wife Beth, pastors Lomontville AG, Kingston, N.Y.

Jack Nill and family

Jack Nill, with his wife Dena, is a missionary serving as dean of the School of Education at Global University, Springfield, Mo. Jack completed his Ph.D. in higher education from the University of North Texas, March 2001.

Shawn and Melanie Reidy pastor New Hope AG, Muskogee, Okla.

Class of 1993

Desmond Rose, with his wife Anne, has moved from pastoring to the ministry of evangelism.

Class of 1994

Evan and Suzanna Bell are missionaries to the Central Eurasia region.

Lisa Herrington is head teacher at Jr. Kidz Church, Oak Park Christian Center, Pleasant Hill, Calif., and a full-time mother of three children.

Class of 1995

Matthew Froman, with his wife Michelle, is registrar of Berean School of the Bible, Springfield, Mo. His first book, “An Owl on the Moon,” was published in June 2001.

Verlette (Huff) Berndt was married to Chris Berndt, June 1999. She is director of Counseling at Doulos Ministries, Branson, Mo.

Chuck Nichols, a clinical psychologist, and his wife DeAnna had their second baby, Alex, January 2001.
Doris Rodriguez is president of Caribbean Theological College, Puerto Rico.

Cartus Thornton, an AG Navy chaplain, was featured in the December 10, 2000, issue of the Pentecostal Evangel for ministering to the crew of the USS Cole after the ship was bombed in the port of Aden, Yemen, October 2000.

Class of 1996

Jon Davidson is director of services and supports for the Kershaw County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs. He and his staff provide supported employment, vocational rehabilitation, and community supports to over 200 developmentally disabled people in Kershaw County, S.C.

Steve Labocki, with his wife Grit, is working at the American Consulate in Frankfurt, Germany. They plan to go to Russia when Grit finishes her master’s degree in linguistic studies.

Steve Lingenfelter is a psychosocial rehabilitation supervisor at Ozark Center, Joplin, Mo., where he teaches skills to help mentally ill adults live as independently as possible.

Jerry G. Morris, with his wife Sherrie, plans to retire as the general supervisor of contract management at City Utilities in Springfield, Mo., in December 2002. He also participates in prison ministry.

Class of 1997

Richard Brown, with his wife De’Dee, is an active-duty military chaplain stationed at Fort Jackson, S.C.
Carrol and Gayle Deal are church planters in Equatorial Guinea, Africa.

José Estrella, with his wife Adelaida, is chaplain at Federal Correctional Institution, Danbury, Conn.
Ron Hittenberger, with his wife Carolyn, is the academic dean of the Caribbean School of Theology.

Kenneth Nolen is the pastoral care supervisor at Lucerne Orlando Regional Hospital, Orlando, Fla.

George and Sherry Rennau pastor Grace AG, Parker, Ariz.

Christopher and Pamela Ross, youth pastors at Bethel AG, Newark, N.J., had their second child, Nathan Christopher, June 2001.

Nola Warren, a missionary to Mexico, has written two books in Spanish, La Siguiente Generación and Lo Insensato de Dios, and one in English, The Foolishness of God, all published by Creation House.

Class of 1998

Rocky Burnette, with his wife Joanne, pastors Belleview AG, Belleview, Mo., and is also a case manager at Valley Springs Youth Ranch, Black, Mo.

David McCollough is training missionaries and pastors at Asia Theological Centre for Evangelism and Missions in Singapore.

Class of 1999

Corey Jewell married Andrea Vinley, May 2001. Andrea is the associate editor for Focus on the Family magazine and the editor of Pastor's Family Bulletin.

Margaret Mills is the academic dean at an AG Bible college in Jamaica and is actively involved in preaching all over the island.

Steven and Trina Pennington are missionaries to Ethiopia.

Tom and Jeni Ragsdell, missionaries to Ukraine, were blessed with a third child, Jessica Eden, July 2000. Tom teaches at Evangel Theological Seminary and Kiev Bible Institute.

Richard Roe, with his wife Karen, is a therapist at Therapeutic Foster Care Services, a counseling facility in Okla. He is also an adjunct professor in the psychology department at Cameron University, Lawton, Okla.

Linda Vermooten is a doctoral student at Forest Institute of Professional Psychology, Springfield, Mo. She was appointed president of the local chapter of PsiChi and student representative to the Missouri Psychological Association Committee.

Travis and Benita Wagner, associate pastors at Augusta AG in Augusta, Wis., use a hot air balloon for evangelism. Travis is an FAA certified hot air balloon pilot.

Class of 2000

Sherri (Wilson) Bent married her husband Stephen on July 21, 2001. Sherri works in Crisis Services with Burrell Behavior Health, Springfield, Mo.

Chris and Michele Emerick pastor Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Chesapeake, Va. They had their third child, Samuel Clark, in March 2001.

Darin Lenz received a full scholarship to Villanova University, Villanova, Penn. where he plans to earn an M.A. in history.

David and Angela Brumley

Linda Seevers is Alumni Director for Messenger College, Joplin, Mo. She also serves as pastoral assistant, Christian education director, director of Heartland Share, and liaison to the youth at St. John's Episcopal Church in Neosho, Mo.

Class of 2001
Angela Brumley, with her husband, David, is an adjunct professor at Southwestern AG University, Waxahachie, Texas.

Jeffrey and Wendy Garrett are itinerating, raising support for their first term as missionaries to Tanzania. They had their second child, Schuyler Brayton, September 2001.

Updated: Friday, January 30, 2004 1:10 PM


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