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Winter 2003 Rapport: Alumni Notes

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Class of 1975

Sid and Susan Griffith live in Springfield, Mo. where he is the campus pastor at Evangel University. He is in charge of coordinating all chapel services, student community service activities, and mission trips.

Class of 1977

Everett and Evelyn McKinney, missionaries based in Singapore, are involved with leadership training all around the world. They were involved in training for Bible schools in both Serbia and Ukraine.

Class of 1978

Jay and Cheryl (class of 2001 & 1991) Taylor live in Springfield, Mo., where Jay is the director of spiritual formation at AGTS. Cheryl is the Doctor of Ministry coordinator at AGTS and is also working on her D. Min. degree. They had a baby girl, Natalie Anne, born in August.

Jim Hernando, with his wife Moira, is professor of New Testament at AGTS. He is also on the pastoral advisory board of the Springfield Pregnancy Care Center.

Kenneth Draughon, with his wife Cyndi, lives in Montgomery, Ala. where he is the Alabama District World Missions Director.

Class of 1979

Jim Book is a missionary with ICI/Global University and is living in Oregon during his furlough. He plans to return to the mission field in January.

Kay Gross is the women’s ministries director for the Ohio District.

Barbara Klein is a missionary to the countries of Germany and Austria.

Rozella and Lloyd Marsh are missionaries to Bolivia. Rozella serves on an international Sunday school training committee created to give direction and guidance for Sunday school programs in South America.

Raymond Perkins, with his wife Donna, lives in Colorado Springs, Colo., where he is self-employed writing software technical training manuals.

Class of 1982

Mark and Paula Oberbeck are both involved with district leadership in Iowa. Mark is the Iowa District Youth and Education Director and Paula is the Iowa District Women’s Ministries Director.

Class of 1983

Sunday Aigbe, with his wife Doris, is a management analyst for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C. He is the founder and director of Global Cultures International, a nonprofit organization providing intercultural services to new immigrants in the U.S.

Class of 1984

Wayne and Janice Newcomb live in Englewood, Colo., where he is the dean of students and professor of biblical counseling at Word to the World College.

Class of 1985

Ilene Bosscher (class of 2002), with her husband James, lives in Springfield, Mo., where she counsels at the Pregnancy Care Center, Ozarks Counseling Center, and James River AG. She also teaches at Central Bible College and is working on her M. Div. at AGTS.

Liisa and James Kelly are home missionaries with the Native American Bible College in Shannon, N.C.

Class of 1986

Cynthia Burns, with her husband Terry, lives in Charlottesville, Va. where she is the assistant to the dean at the University of Virginia Law School. She has completed an Ed.D. in higher education at The College of William and Mary and is involved in ministry at Trinity Presbyterian Church.

David Reddout is the Louisiana District Secretary of Foreign Missions.

Class of 1987

Charles Clauser has been elected as the president of King’s Garden Children’s Home in Luzon, Philippines. The home cares for 84 children from infants to teenagers. He also works with the Bible Institute for the Deaf.

Derrell and Gayle Miles are the senior pastors of Lakeside Christian Church (AG) in Boynton Beach, Fla.

Brian and Jennifer Stiles live in West Fork, Ark. and focus their ministry on training indigenous Christian workers at a small mountain mission in the Boston Mountains.

Class of 1988

Melvin and Louise Ho are missionaries to the Netherlands and minister in various areas at the Azusa Theological College. Melvin works with the Dutch ICI/ Global University program while Louise serves as the director of Students' Practicum and Field Ministries.

Bill Kirsch is a missionary in Africa and works with Eleventh Hour Institute, a mobile missionary training institute that educates leaders in missions and trains African missionaries to reach the unreached people groups of Africa, the 10/40 window and beyond.

Class of 1989

DeLonn (class of 1983) and Valerie Rance, missionaries to El Salvador, have coordinated the Church Reconstruction Project after an earthquake destroyed 140 AG churches in January 2001. They have hosted 31 teams and rebuilt 57 churches since March 2001.

Donald Kammer is an Army chaplain in Fort Lewis, Wash.

Class of 1991

Daniel and Christina Stanley were married in the summer of 2001. He is an assistant professor of Christian education at Zion Bible Institute in Barrington, R.I.

David Baca is doing itinerant ministry in various churches in the United States. He focuses on raising awareness of the persecuted Church overseas and the need for missionaries to come to Indonesia.

David Mazzella pastors East Brunswick AG in East Brunswick, N.J.

Class of 1992

Blessed Agugua is the principal of Rivers Bible College in Rivers State, Nigeria.

Tom Cogle, with his wife Donnicia, pastors Calvary Grace AG in La Plata, Md. and has worked as a hospice chaplain for the past 4 years.

Keith and Esther Edwards moved to Virginia Beach, Va. where he is enrolled in the D. Min. program at Regent University. They have four daughters: Stephanie, Brittany, Kristi, and Melanie.

Daryel and Rachel Erickson, missionaries based in Belgium, travel to and teach at the different ICI campuses in Europe. They plan to return to the United States in January for furlough.

Daniel (class of 1991) and Christina Stanley were married in the summer of 2001. He is an assistant professor of Christian education at Zion Bible Institute in Barrington, R.I.

Brent and Rosemarie Hanson, missionaries to Nairobi, Kenya, are planting a church targeting Generation X in Nairobi. They are also teaching a college course on HIV/AIDS awareness.

Shawn Reidy, with his wife Melanie, pastors Norman First AG in Norman, Okla.

Class of 1993

Brent Nelson is an Army chaplain based at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

Chris and Marcia Rainey are new parents to a baby girl, Ava Caroline, born last spring.

Class of 1994

Gary and Sheryl Carlson, missionaries to the Central African Republic, train men to be involved with new church plants and teach women how to educate others to read the Bible in their own language.

Lee Dal and Soon Mi Park pastor in Vancouver, Wash.

Trudy Ruehmann, missionary and youth pastor in Pohnpei, Micronesia, started a discipleship program with her youth officers and developed a discipleship series geared for the youth services at Kolonia AG Youth Alive.

Class of 1995

Donald and Jean Brown live in Oakland, Calif., where he is working on his D. Min. degree at Bethel Seminary. He also works at the Oakland School of Urban Missions.

Franklyn Williams is in his second year of Ph.D. studies at the University of Central Florida. He is in the counselor education program and works on campus as a graduate assistant.

Class of 1996

Toshi Tsushima (class of 1996) has pastored Cherry Hills Christ Church in Kyoto, Japan, for the past 2 years and is getting married in the spring.

Boyd Powers is the secretary-treasurer of the Oregon District of the AG.

Mark Schaufler, with his wife Kristy, is an international evangelist based in Lacey, Wash.

Class of 1997

Bruce and June Rosdahl live in Glenn Heights, Texas, where he is an assistant professor of Bible and theology at Southwestern AG Univeristy. Bruce is also pursuing a Ph.D. in historical theology at Dallas Theological Seminary.

Christopher and Pamela Ross live in Newark, N.J. where he is the associate pastor of Youth and Christian Education at Bethel AG, and she is a physician assistant. Christopher is also on the New Jersey District Youth Committee and is the district Bible Quiz coordinator. They have two children: Heather and Nathan.

Kelly and Laura Sexton live in Ocala, Fla. where he is the chief administrator of First Assembly Christian School.

Class of 1998

Marcel Codreanu serves as director of studies at Elim Evangelical Theological Seminary in Timisoara, Romania and wrote the article on Romanian Pentecostalism in the New International Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements.

Lane Stockeland (class of 1991) is in the 6th Recruiting Brigade and has been promoted to major. He is the Army chaplain recruiter for the 15 western states.

David Fisher, with his wife Patricia, is a chaplain at Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center in Jamestown, N.D.

David and Kandra Millsaps, missionaries to Belgium, plan to return to the US for furlough in August. After furlough, they will return to the CIS/Baltic Republics and continue to be involved in theological education and leadership development.

Class of 1999

Lattis Campbell, with is wife Sharlotte, is the dean of higher education in the Alaska District and is in charge of the Leadership Development Network in Alaska. He works side-by-side with pastors in the areas of evangelism, discipleship, and leadership development.

Cosmo and Rivkah Panzetta are the youth pastors at Northland Cathedral AG in Kansas City, Mo. They have two sons, Giovanni and Antonio.

Glenn Reynolds is the HonorBound director for the Iowa District of the AG.

Class of 2000

Amy Cabal is a licensed minister living in Streator, Ill.

Class of 2001

Mike and Pam Berkowitz had a baby girl, Beth-El, in August.

Andy Ropp, with his wife Tandy, is an Army chaplain in the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas.

John and Barbara Wright are missionaries in Thailand.

 

 

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