The Quarterly Magazine of Grace College and Seminary | Fall 2008
1 Praise God for the students He has brought to Grace this year.
2 Pray for alan Leinbach, General Maintenance Specialist.
3 Pray for nancy Dickerson, Administrative Assistant, Registrar’s Office.
4 Pray for the red & White athletic Department Visit Day, taking place today.
5 Pray for the Grace Conference on Mission, October 6-9.
6 Pray for the Campus Visit Day, being held today and tomorrow.
7 Pray for Carolyn rex, Housekeeping Service Partner.
8 Pray for the annual Taste of the World missions event, being held this evening.
9 Pray for Sharon Stallter, Administrative Assistant, Marketing and Communication.
10 Pray for Josh Bailey, Controller and Men’s Baseball Coach.
11 Pray for our admissions counselors as they travel and represent Grace.
12 Pray for Jessica Mikel, Advancement Assistant.
13 Pray for Christina Dulworth, Administrative Assistant, Graduate Department in
14 Pray for Laurie Owen, Associate Professor of Education.
15 Pray for Dr. Bill Katip, Provost.
16 Pray for Todd norris, Registrar.
17 Pray for Myra Taylor, Housekeeping Service Partner.
18 Pray for Dr. James Kraft, Assistant Chair, School of Music.
19 Pray for Jacqueline Schram, Chair, Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures.
20 Pray for rodney nissley, Construction Coordinator.
21 Pray for Lyle Hufford, Cook.
22 Pray for Dr. Patrick Kavanaugh, Chair, School of Music.
23 Pray for those who are planning the details of Homecoming 2008.
24 Pray for Dr. Carrie Yocum, Assistant Provost, Chair, Social Work Department, and
Study Abroad Coordinator.
25 Pray for travel safety and renewal during Fall Break, October 25-28.
26 Pray for students involved in the online courses.
27 Pray for John French, Coordinator, Prison Site.
28 Pray for the Faculty in-Service being held today.
29 Pray for arianna Green, Admissions Counselor and Head Cheerleading Coach.
30 Pray for students who are doing their student teaching this semester.
31 Pray for Dr. Marcia Lee, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences.
1 Pray for our students in the Prison extension Program.
2 Pray for rebecca Coleman, Coordinator of Social Work Field Experience.
3 Pray for Tyann Walker, Housekeeping Service Partner.
4 Pray for the national election today and its impact on our lives.
5 Pray for the Grace Board of Trustees as it meets november 6-8.
6 Pray for Melissa Chappell, Payroll Coordinator.
7 Pray for a great time at Homecoming, november 7-9.
8 Pray for Chad Briscoe, Athletic Director.
9 Pray for Matt Hotchkin, Head Men’s Soccer Coach and Assistant Director, Intramurals.
10 Pray for roger Stichter, Chair, Department of Business.
11 Pray for Wanda Bollman, Admissions Office Manager.
12 Pray for nancy Weimer, Executive Assistant to the President.
13 Pray for the impact of the Fall Day of Worship, being held today.
14 Pray for Dennis Blalock, Housekeeping Service Partner.
15 Pray for edna Kindig, Accounts Payable.
16 Pray for Scott Blum, Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Women’s Basketball
17 Pray for students who are studying abroad this semester.
18 Pray for Justin Hayes, Pressman, Printshop.
19 Pray for students and parents who are attending the Campus Visit Day today.
20 Pray for students as they register for spring semester classes.
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because of your partnership
in the gospel.”
21 Pray that there will be strong gift income in the final weeks of the year.
22 Pray for Jodi Schirtzinger, Sodexo Food Services.
23 Pray for Leana allison, Supervisor, Campus Post Office.
24 Pray for Dr. Dennis Gaerte, Professor of Education.
25 Pray for Mark Weinstein, Dean of Enrollment and Marketing.
26 Pray for students and employees who are traveling over the Thanksgiving holiday.
27 Praise God for His grace and faithfulness to us.
28 Pray for Dr. Mike Grill, Chair, Department of Behavioral Science.
29 Pray for emily Hoover, Academic Support Coordinator, The Learning Center.
30 Pray for students as they head into the final weeks of the fall semester.
1 Pray for students as they finish papers and projects for the end of the semester.
2 Pray for Karla ellis, Office Manager of The Learning Center.
3 Pray for John Tupps, Attendant, General Kitchen/Custodial.
4 Pray for Kelly Sharp, Office Manager, Athletics.
5 Pray for ruth Sanborn, Secretary, Student Health Center.
6 Pray for good health on campus through the winter months.
7 Pray for Dr. Matthew Miller, Director, Student Counseling Center.
8 Pray for Bill Darr, Director of Library Services.
9 Pray for Greta Knight, Coordinator of Student Activities.
10 Pray for Steve Wise, Associate Director, Technical Services.
11 Pray for Cara Mcnamara, Admissions Counselor.
12 Pray for two music concerts to be held on campus this weekend.
13 Pray for Don Bernardini, Director of Vocal Studies.
14 Pray for Tom Caron, HVAC Technician.
15 Pray for students as they take final exams, December 15-18.
16 Pray for many from campus who will be traveling during the holidays.
17 Pray for Gretchen Bailey, Senior Advisor, Financial Aid.
18 Pray that the holiday season will give good opportunities to share Christ.
19 Pray for Carol Vosberg, Director, Education Resource Center and Administrative
Assistant, Department of Teacher Education.
20 Pray for Dr. Jim Swanson, Vice President of Student Affairs and Academic Services.
21 Pray for Marie Sarber, Administrative Assistant, Auxiliary Services and Operations.
22 Pray for Jim Kessler, Associate Professor of Physical Education and Men’s Basketball
23 Pray for Karen Tew, Housekeeping Service Partner.
24 Pray for Clayton Shelburne, Carpenter.
25 “Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!” (i Cor. 9:15)
26 Pray for Benjamin navarro, Associate Professor of Spanish.
27 Pray for Cindy Sisson, Director of Graduate and Adult Education Enrollment.
28 Pray for Clint Johnson, Attendant, Gordon Recreation Center.
29 Pray for Dr. Paulette Sauders, Chair, Department of English and Journalism.
30 Pray for anita Targgart, Housekeeping Service Partner.
31 Pray for Jacob Barros, User Services Analyst.
1 Praise God for a new year of opportunities to serve Him.
2 Pray for Steven Gates, Cook.
3 Pray for our student athletes that they will represent Christ well.
4 Pray for students who are taking classes during J-Term (January 5-16).
5 Pray for Jo Helfrich, Secretary, Registrar’s Office.
6 Pray for our December graduates that they will seek God’s will for their lives.
7 Pray for new and transfer students who will begin their studies this semester.
8 Pray for students who need financial help.
9 Pray for high school students who are considering Grace.
10 Pray for J.D. Woods, Associate Professor of Art/Graphic Design.
Note: Employees are listed on or near their birthdays.
Volume 28 | Number 3
Published four times a year for alumni and
friends of Grace College and Seminary.
Grace is an evangelical Christian community
of higher education which applies biblical
values in strengthening character, sharpening
competence, and preparing for service.
ronald e. Manahan, MDiv 70, ThM 77, ThD 82
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ON THE cOVER
The Grace College
women’s soccer team
traveled to Peru, South
america, this past
summer for outreach
athletics. Pictured are
team members (left to
right) anne Janavich, Lindsay anderson,
rochelle Hall, Heidi Messer, Megan Okerson,
and amy Kuhl in a “tiki tiki” (large dugout
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FROM THE PRESIDENT
by Dr. Ronald E. Manahan
Each day brings more news about our
interaction with global realities. Energy,
politics, terror, and war are a few of the
global issues having local impact. It is hard
to imagine a place on the globe untouched
in some way by these realities. They are
touching individuals as well as nations
around the globe.
God, of course, makes clear that His work is
among the nations of the world, not simply
our family, our church, our city, our nation.
Those God gathers to Himself are “from
every tribe and language and people and
nation” (Revelation 5:9). Since God’s interest
is global, so should be our interest. His
followers are called to have a global vision,
seeing the world as God sees it.
The Grace educational experience requires intercultural experiences of its students
and provides them with numerous opportunities to engage the peoples of the world.
In any given semester both students and staff are involved in international learning
experiences. They position students next to others in whom God has a passionate
interest. Our intent is to nurture a spirit of concern and a disposition of engagement
Because of the inclusion of the annual report, this issue of Grace Magazine is shorter
in length, but it is long on telling stories of individuals and groups who traveled
internationally to be among people groups that God loves. I hope you are encouraged
as you read these stories. These few stories illustrate many, many similar campus
stories. This generation of current Grace students and staff continues learning to see
the world through God’s eyes. Pray for us all that our vision will be clear.
4 COnneCTinG CaMPuS
TO THe WOrLD
a snapshot of Grace’s global connections
8 FrOM THe aTHLeTiC DeParTMenT
The latest on the Lancers
9 CaMPuS neWS
items from the Grace campus
Latest updates on Grace alumni,
nostalgia Quiz, and other
bits of information
15 FrOM THe aLuMni DireCTOr
news from the alumni Services Office
Scene from Dr. Bill Katip
and Prof. Bill Gordon’s
Southeast Asia trip.
by Judy Daniels
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The answer may be surprising. Since the
seminary began in 1937, Grace has had
global ties of great significance. Many
of its alumni in the early years became
missionaries, going out from campus to
represent Christ and the school around
the world. College students caught
the vision for missions and went out
on teams or individually as short-term
workers. Studying overseas was also a
link from campus to the world.
In recent years, Grace’s global connections
have expanded as missions trips
have multiplied, studying abroad has
increased, and overseas internships have
become more commonplace. Recognizing
the importance of thinking globally,
the college added a cross-cultural field
experience requirement to its curriculum
in 2002. Grace’s Cultural Liaison Carlos
“Global Perspectives and the Cross-
Cultural Field Experience are required
of all Grace College students. It has two
parts, the classroom component (two
credits) and the experiential component
(one credit). In the class, students
discover a sense of God’s concern for the
nations with a special focus on Jesus as the
ultimate boundary crosser. In addition,
students examine culture…and discuss
ways in which we can cross cultural
boundaries in order to reach out to those
who need it.
“The CCFE component is an opportunity
for students to apply the information
learned in class. They are challenged
to interact with others from a different
ethnic and/or national heritage from their
own. This normally takes place through a
one to two-week trip overseas or in select
locations in the United States.
“As the world population becomes more
mobile, it becomes increasingly important
for all of us to get better prepared to inter-
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Many things can and should be learned through books and lectures,
but there are some things that need to be experienced.
you might think that Grace college and Seminary is somewhat isolated
from the outside world. after all, how many global connections could a
small-town, Midwestern school of 1,500 students have?
act with differing worldviews. It is also
important that, as Christians who take the
Great Commission seriously, we grapple
with what it means to ‘make disciples of
all nations’ and develop tools to do so
effectively. In other words, reaching out
to those of other cultures is not just a
matter of market-place preparation, but
also obedience to Christ.”
The challenge of taking the Great
Commission seriously and becoming
“boundary crossers” was evident as dozens
of Grace students and employees were
involved in cross-cultural experiences
during summer 2008. As you read
on, you’ll learn about several of these
experiences and catch a glimpse of how
people were affected. And you’ll discover
more about future plans as Grace seeks to
serve and educate beyond our campus.
“Many things can and should be learned
through books and lectures, but there are
some things that need to be experienced,”
says Scott Feather, dean of the chapel
and global ministries. “Learning to
cross boundaries, like Christ did in the
incarnation, is one of those.”
Left: Grace basketball player David Henry
(center) and other members of the Sports
Ambassadors team in the Philippines.
Below: Grace student Kyla Zenan (far right)
works with university students in Bangkok.
Scott and 13 Grace students experienced
boundary-crossing from June 15-29,
when they worked with university
students and missionaries in Bangkok,
Thailand. The group was a GO
Team, sponsored by Grace Brethren
International Missions, and included
Danae Beeler, Kayla Bilbrey, Caryn
Britton, Joshua Curtis, Valerie Embree,
Ashley House, Emily Hughes, Hannah
Marshall, Caleb Richardson, Natalie
Rummel, Amy Shain, Brice Williams, and
“My trip to Bangkok proved to me that
what I had been reading in books on
modern-day slavery is true,” says Ashley
House. “I saw people and places that will
be forever pictures in my mind of the
reality of the sex trade. The opportunity I
had to share with the international church
body was another aspect of the trip
that shaped and formed my new world
perspective. There are fewer things more
beautiful than worshipping our Lord in
different languages at the same time.”
Men’s Basketball Coach Jim Kessler has
a love of the game – and a heart for missions.
He has combined the two passions
and led basketball outreach trips to several
continents over the years of his ministry
at Grace. One such trip took place July
25-August 17. Coach Kessler and five of
his team members, Ryan Eakins, David
Henry, Steve Kauffman, Jacob Peattie,
and David Swanson, traveled with
Sports Ambassadors (formerly Venture
for Victory) and legendary coach Bud
Schaeffer to the Philippines.
The team played 25 basketball games in 18
days, giving testimonies at halftime, and
working with local pastors in outreach.
“The ministry opportunities are unbelievable,”
said Coach K. “The folks love
basketball and turn out to see the game at
which time we share the Gospel. The joy
on their faces obscure the conditions in
which they live and presses home the reality
that riches and the joy in one’s heart are
not in any way related. This gives playing
basketball new meaning to all of us.”
David Henry made this observation:
“I don’t have be a missions major to
participate in missions. I’ve always known
that, but never lived it. It’s a comfort to
know that the Lord does not ask me to
do something where I am not gifted.”
Regarding his own gifts, David adds, “In
this case it was basketball. In the future it
could be medicine since I am a pre-med
major. I’m excited to see where the Lord
Not only do undergraduates have a
cross-cultural field experience class, but
the Graduate Department of Counseling
and Interpersonal Relations does as
well. In connection with this class, Dr.
Tammy Schultz, department chair, led a
team of students from her department to
Ukraine (May 30-June 7). They worked
with ICF (International Charitable
Foundation) Mission to Ukraine, helping
children and youth with special needs and
working with underprivileged villagers.
Team members included Jennifer Orson,
Ra’Chelle Spearman, Darcy Koechel,
Ryan Kreider, Emily Myers, Bethany
Thornton, Crystal Gingerich, Schultz,
and Dave Olges (MA 97).
“We want the students to know firsthand,”
she said, “that there are differences
in counseling middle-class, Midwest,
Caucasian folks compared to journeying
with an impoverished Russian from the
Ukraine or a Latino adolescent living on a
dump in Mexico.”
“I was humbled to see the poverty,” said
Darcy Koechel. “At first, I considered
myself to be more blessed than they…
however, after spending time with these
people and seeing their genuine gratitude,
contentment, and undistracted love for
God, I realized that it is they who are truly
“It is a truly amazing experience to feel
connected with others who don’t even
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The beauty of seeing God at work
in the most unlikely of circumstances and people
speak the same language, simply because
we are believers,” added Jen Orson. “It
is impossible to come back from such a
trip unchanged,” concluded Ryan Kreider.
“The beauty of seeing God at work in
the most unlikely of circumstances and
people is astounding.”
Grace Theological Seminary has had a
strong connection with Korean missionaries
and pastors through the seminary’s
Center for Korean Studies. The program,
which began in 1997, is led by Dr. Tom
Stallter, who is professor of intercultural
studies at Grace.
“GTS continues to reach around the
world in an effort to train Korean missionaries
and pastors in intercultural studies
for their ministries,” said Dr. Stallter.
“Coordinators in 16 different countries
set up local extension classes, and Korean
professors go to those locations for the
first courses in the Doctor of Missiology
or M.A. in Intercultural Studies programs.
Then the students come to Grace campus
on two occasions in the summers to
complete intensive, translated courses at
Grace for their degrees.
“Few of the 20,000 Korean missionaries
around the world received intercultural
ministry training before going to the
fields, and their experience has given
them an appetite and enthusiasm for
intercultural understanding that will
enhance their ministries.”
Michael Voss, women’s soccer coach,
is a former missionary to Belize, South
America, where he taught discipleship and
evangelism through soccer. Now that he’s
at Grace, he wanted his team members
to experience a different culture. So he
and his wife, Summer, took the women’s
soccer team to Peru, South America,
from July 29-August 13. They traveled
under the auspices of Missionary Athletes
International (MAI) and the Southern
California Seahorse Soccer Club. They
participated in matches and clinics, shared
their testimonies, and partnered with local
churches in ministry.
The team included: Amy Abbitt, Kayla
Alcorn, Lindsay Anderson, Natalie
Anderson, Abby Birkey, Laura Burns,
Victoria Casey, Samantha Decker,
Rochelle Hall, Anne Janavich, Leslie
Jones, Amy Kuhl, Heidi Messer, Rebecca
Mondich, Sarah Morgan, Megan
Okerson, Jessie Roe, Rachel Roe, Katie
Snyder, Holly Tetro, and Danae Walker.
“Most of the world does not live the way
we do in the U.S., yet some believe in
the same Lord we do,” said Voss. “The
women saw this first-hand and now are
in the process of determining how that
affects their role and responsibility of
living their lives as an American within a
“It was an amazing experience getting to
meet other Christians who have such a
different lifestyle from me, but still have
the same beliefs, passion for God, and
love for soccer as I do,” said Amy Kuhl.
“The people of Peru had so little,”
commented Leslie Jones. “Yet they
seemed to be happier despite their lack
of material possessions.” Anne Janavich
added, “Seeing those that have less
materially and love God and really don’t
have any issues with what they have was
The Institute for Enterprise Development
(IED) is a new initiative at Grace with
potential for global opportunities. It is
directed by Professor Bill Gordon, who
led the college’s Business Department for
28 years. He explained that IED’s mission
is “to enable Grace College students,
faculty, employees, friends, and alumni
to creatively interact with enterprises
in the local, national, and international
community in order to develop
synergistic educational relationships and
Prof. Gordon’s vision for IED is that it
would allow student teams to engage
in unique applied learning projects,
exchange programs, internships, and
other opportunities. “We’re brokers of
matching Kingdom needs with Kingdom
resources,” he said.
Dr. Bill Katip, provost, says that the
program will help faculty as they seek
to connect students with learning
experiences beyond campus. “It’s to serve
and provide opportunities,” he said. The
addition of Grace’s new intercultural
studies major this fall also complements
the school’s global focus.
In March 2008, IED made it possible for
Dr. Katip to go to the Central African
Republic to explore the development of
Grace Seminary offering its Doctor of
Ministry program to key leaders there.
The program would be a joint venture
between the seminary and Grace Brethren
International Missions (GBIM).
In the spring, another continent was
considered for possible campus connections.
Dr. Katip and Prof. Gordon
went to Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia,
and Viet Nam (May 15-June 1) to
enhance the availability of international
opportunities for students. They traveled
with Wayne Hannah (BA 72, CBS 77)
from GBIM. Hannah has, for some time,
desired to get Grace students “thinking
Asia” and the venture accomplished much
for both Grace and GBIM.
The trip was underwritten by resources of
the IED in cooperation with GBIM. The
three men were joined by Stuart Hake
(S 07), GBIM missionary in Thailand
who specializes in business-as-mission.
“We were looking for cross-cultural
experiences, exchange opportunities for
both students and faculty, internship/
student teaching possibilities, and even
ultimately, employment opportunities,”
They visited schools in Jakarta (University
Pelita Harapan), Bangkok, and Ho Chi
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Top: Dr. Tammy Schultz (right) talks with a young boy from the Ukraine. Bottom left: Soccer
player Amy Abbitt makes some new friends in Peru. Bottom right: Representatives from
Grace and GBIM with Vietnamese business leaders. Left to right are: Stuart Hake, Wayne
Hannah, Prof. Gordon, Dang Ninh Phuong, Dr. Katip, Le Ngoc Cuong, and Kevin Black.
Minh City. They spent time with missionaries,
including Grace alumni Kent
(BA 74, MDiv 78) and Becky (Sheffer,
BA 75, S 78) Good, Christian (MA 05)
and Bonnie (Nissley, BS 86) Beuggert,
Dave (BS 02, S 05) and Trish (Wood, BS
01, MA 02) Holabeck, and Steve (MDiv
99) and Deb (Willis, BS 95) Wise. They
also found potential involvement with
small businesses in the region.
“We secured locations for at least eight to
10 good venues for short-term missions
and/or internship experiences and a
couple of overseas student teaching possibilities,”
said Katip. “There are definitely
opportunities for our students to do
short-term work [in businesses]. There’s
a leather factory, a furniture factory, a
coffeehouse, a rubber factory – where
Grace students could get connected. We
found a great opportunity in Viet Nam
where our students could teach English.”
Already Katip and Gordon are seeing
results of the venture to Asia. “The
headmaster [of the school in Bangkok] is
coming to Grace in October to talk about
overseas work and interview prospective
student teachers,” said Katip.
“Our goal was to find opportunities
and ways we could implement those
opportunities,” Gordon added.
As Grace continues to follow the Lord’s
leading around the globe, the Institute for
Enterprise Development will play a key
role in the connection between campus
and the world.
The Institute for Enterprise Development is funded by
an endowment that is open to all donors. Support
toward the endowment allows for expanded
From the athletic Department
Grace college to Host
the new site for the 2008-09 Women’s
Basketball National Championship
The Division I tournament will be hosted
by Grace College and the community of
Winona Lake, Ind., March 12-14, 2009.
The Orthopaedic Capital Center will be
the site of all 12 games. It will serve as
one of the finest arenas to ever house an
“From your first step into this facility, the
quality and the atmosphere that should
surround an NCCAA Championship
is evident,” stated NCCAA Executive
Director, Dan Wood.
Under the leadership of Athletic Director
Chad Briscoe, his staff, and various community
agencies, the support is present
for a long-term relationship for this
event, with Grace set to host through the
“We are extremely
excited about this
opportunity to host a
“The NCCAA is a
with a mission that
Chad Briscoe is right in line with
Grace’s mission. I
believe that this is going to be a great
partnership for years to come.”
Grace College President Ron Manahan
is excited about being involved with the
tradition of the NCCAA.
“During its four decades of history the
NCCAA has fostered a spirit of competition
in the context of seeing college
athletes grow in their faith,” Manahan
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said. “Grace College is delighted to
partner with the NCCAA in hosting the
2008-09 Women’s Division I National
Grace College Head Women’s Basketball
Coach Scott Blum shares his enthusiasm.
“I am very excited about the opportunity
to host this great basketball tournament,”
Blum said. “It was a big part of my life as
a player and coach, and I look forward to
how it will impact our players.”
The tournament will bring in seven other
Christian colleges from throughout the
United States to participate.
The Grace college lancers
This fall the Athletic
announced the start
of the new Grace
Athletic Club. The
Grace Athletic Club
is comprised of
individuals who have
a desire to help support and continue to
build the Athletic Department at Grace
The Lancers Athletic Club supports the
primary goal of the college, which is
the spiritual, intellectual, and physical
development of its students and alumni.
The Lancers Athletic Club provides its
members the opportunity to foster and
maintain relationships across different
sports, generations, and geographical
locations. In this way, the club aspires to
contribute, through the common bond
of sport, to the social and professional
enrichment of its members and provide
a means for ongoing association with the
college. As an integral part of the Grace
College family, the Lancers Athletic
Club endeavors to uphold and enrich
the great tradition of Grace College
For more information, visit the Grace
Web site at www.grace.edu/athletics
(Athletic Club link).
Grace college Hall of Fame
The Athletic Department will establish
the Grace College Athletic Hall of Fame
this fall. The Hall of Fame will serve as a
way of honoring both former and current
individuals who have impacted Grace
The Hall of Fame honor is given to
former players, coaches, or contributors
(meritorious service) that have made
a difference in 14 athletic programs at
the college. Presentation of the new
members will take place each year
during Homecoming, and a picture of
the members will be placed in the Hall
of Fame Hallway in the Orthopaedic
“The inductees have brought much distinction
and honor to Grace College and
have established a tradition of Christian
excellence which is incomparable,” said
Grace College Athletic Director Chad
Briscoe. “We look forward to honoring
their achievements which have touched
everyone associated with Grace College
both in and out of the arena of athletics.”
Members of the first induction class
Richard “Dick” Messner – Athletic
Director; Former Basketball and
Dr. yvonne Messner – Former Coach,
Women’s Basketball, Volleyball, Softball,
Tennis, and Track.
Doug Noll – Men’s Basketball
chet kammerer – Men’s Basketball
Jim kessler – Coach, Men’s Basketball
Melissa (Rants) Simfukwe – Volleyball
Heather (Johnson) Everhart – Softball
Paul Henning – Men’s Soccer
Dick and Ginny leaf – Meritorious Service
Ron clase – Men’s Tennis
Three Join Grace Faculty this Fall
Grace college is pleased to announce that three new professors have joined the faculty for fall 2008.
cheryl Bremer is the
professor in the
Bremer is a graduate
of Grace College (BS
92, Music Education
and Music Performance)
and Indiana University (Master’s
in Special Education). Bremer taught
special education for Wawasee Community
Schools (IN) for eight years and
taught for the Warsaw (IN) Community
Schools as an emotional disabilities
consultant. She also owned and operated
Kindermusic with Cheryl for eight years.
Bremer and her husband, Chris (BA 89),
have three children, Evan (10), Jenna
(8), and Landen (5).
news to Know
New Enrollment Record: Grace College
and Seminary recorded its third consecutive
record enrollment as 1,508 students
enrolled for the 2008-09 academic year.
The record includes a school-best 281
freshmen and 84 percent retention rate
for returning students.
The combination of new students and
the retention of upperclassmen are two
reasons why U.S. News and World Report
named Grace College to the top tier of its
“Best Baccalaureate Colleges in the Midwest.”
Grace’s previous best enrollment
was the 1,438 students in 2007.
Grace College is attracting the record
number of students because of new
academic programs, the development
of scholar and leadership programs, and
the college’s continued commitment to
Christian values. At the seminary level,
new master’s degree programs in local
church studies and intercultural studies
were introduced this year. Both programs
are offered through an online and
on-campus blended format.
In January 2009, a Bachelor of Science
degree in management through its newly
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Dr. Jared Burkholder
is the new assistant
professor of history.
came to Grace
College in South
Dakota. He has also
or as a teaching assistant at Kirkwood
Community College, the University
of Iowa, and Trinity College of Arts
and Sciences. Dr.
Burkholder is a graduate of Columbia
International University (BA), Trinity
Evangelical Divinity School (MA), and
the University of Iowa (PhD). He and
his wife, Connie, have three children,
Morgan (6), Miles (4), and Maggie (2).
Dr. Jeffrey Peck is the new associate pro-
formed degree completion undergraduate
program called GOAL (Grace
Opportunities for Adult Learners) will
begin. For information, contact Cindy
Sisson, director of graduate and adult
education enrollment, at sissoncn@
grace.edu or 574.372.5100, ext. 6397.
Department of Business Earns accreditation:
The International Assembly for
Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)
has awarded Grace College’s Department
of Business the maximum seven-year
accreditation. The accreditation is for
all undergraduate degree programs in
Grace College is one of only six IACBEaccredited
colleges and universities in
Indiana. IACBE accreditation involves
a self-evaluation process, with results
reviewed by IACBE, and an on-site visit
by a team of evaluators.
“The accreditation process is rigorous,”
said Roger Stichter, MBA, department
chair. “We are measured on achieving
the outcomes we establish for
our students. Accreditation holds us
accountable to achieve what we are com-
fessor in the Department
Education. He is a
graduate of Grace
College (BS 78, Elementary
MA 84, Christian
and The Ohio
State University (PhD). Dr. Peck came
to Grace from Bethel College, where
he had taught since 1998. His teaching
experience also includes Gardner-Webb
University (NC), The Ohio State University,
Otterbein College (OH), and Worthington
(OH) Christian Middle School.
He and his wife, Nancy, have three grown
children, Elisabeth Rutten, Emily Kish,
and David, and two grandsons.
mitted to achieve by forcing us to look
at ourselves and evaluate our quality.”
Stichter added the quality and depth of
education for business majors at Grace
is enhanced by internship experiences
they gain in local industries. The
Department of Business is Grace’s largest
department, with 210 majors.
Westminster Hall Guest Rooms available:
Grace announces that the guest
rooms in Westminster Hall once again
began accepting reservations as of October
1. The guest rooms may be rented by
anyone who has an affiliation with Grace:
graduates, students, parents of a student
or graduate, or people who are coming
to visit campus or do business with the
school. Five rooms are available to rent
and each has a queen-size bed, private
bath, cable TV, and Internet access. The
room rate is $58 per night including tax.
A continental breakfast is available upon
request for an additional $5 per person.
Rooms can be reserved by contacting
Kathy Gill, special events coordinator, at
574.372.5100, ext. 6501, or at gillkf@
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kaylor (BS 89):
May 31, 2008. 111
n Market St, Martinsburg
Christopher Brooks and Jennifer Wakeman (BS
02): June 7, 2008. 3287 S Kinnickinnic ave, apt
7, Milwaukee Wi 53207. jenbrooks79@yahoo.
(BS 05, Ma 07) and
Brianna Beach (BS
04): July 28, 2007.
112 13th St, apt
a, Winona Lake in
cavett (Ba 04):
august 17, 2007.
3006 Locke ave
SW, Grandville Mi
David Pollock and
(BS 02): august
5, 2008. 2400 S
8th ave, north
riverside iL 60546.
(BS 08) and Sara
Barzler (Ba 07):
June 14, 2008. 41 n
Orchard Dr, apt 1,
Warsaw in 46582.
FrOM Our aLuMni arOunD THe WOrLD
Huffman (BS 06):
July 7, 2007. 1416
Tall Grass Prairie
Dr, Mishawaka in
Jacob D. Wilkinson
(BS 02) and
Canaday: april 5,
2008. 918 W 19th
ave, Spokane Wa
april 1, 2008.
Caleb (8), erin (6) and Mary Grace (5) at 6155
W Whitetail Dr, edmond OK 73012. mdyer7@
lee (S 04) and Brooke
(Hannah Ba 98) Behar:
emelyn regina, april
4, 2008. emelyn joins
McKenna (5) and Knox
(2) at 921 Ladder Trail,
Signal Mountain Tn
Sean and Bridgette
(konopka BS 98)
Blake: Judith Josie,
May 30, 2008. Judith
joins Brian (23 mo) at
4045 Chevelle Dr Se,
Warren OH 44484.
Jon and Michelle
(Hertzog BS 91) Boser:
natalie Maria, September
19, 2007. natalie
joins nathan (4) at 2046
Hain rd, new Freedom
Joey (BS 97) and
karey (keller BS
98) Hall: Joseph
21, 2008. Brayden
joins Kelsey (4)
and allyson (2)
at 703 Deer Tail
Ct, Columbus OH
com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark (Ba 96, MDiv 99)
and Monica (Wilson
Ba 99) Williams: isaiah
andrew, October 10,
2007. isaiah joins Lily
(3) at 1535 Overlook Dr,
akron OH 44314. the_
Matt and carissa
Skyla rae, May
8, 2008. PO Box
Danny (Ba 97)
and charity (Miller Ba 97) Wright: Malachi
Karis (3) at
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark (Ba 04, MaSM 05) and kristin (Black BS
04) artrip: Malachi Joseph, February 9, 2008.
1961 Dina Ct, Powell
OH 43065. markartip.
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Thomas (BS 02) and
C 06) Boyd: Justin
Timothy, May 16, 2008.
1028 Country Club
rd, Warsaw in 46580.
David and Tracey
(Mantegna BS 00)
Grace, april 23, 2008.
Kendall joins Taylor rae (2) at 41 Burkholder
Lane, Waynesboro Va 22980.
Tobe (C 03) and Jaci (Dissinger BS 04) Forshtay:
Jacob Montana, February 9, 2008. Jacob
joins Leah (2) at 1104 e
Fort Wayne St, Warsaw
in 46580. email@example.com
David (BS 02) and
Sara (Weltz BS 02)
Foster: Victoria Grace,
September 25, 2007.
7222 Glen albin rd,
La Plata MD 20646.
abraham (Ba 06, S 07)
and Chandra Hepler:
abraham Joseph ii
and arielle Marie,
november 27, 2007.
3765 S Britney Dr, Warsaw in 46580. ahepler@
Ethan (BS 03) and Kindrea Hines: Kyrin Forest,
June 7, 2008. 217 neeley Pl, Blountville Tn
Dave (Ba 01, Ma 02)
and lindsay (Jackson
Ba 01) lewis: atreyu
Jack, august 20, 2008.
808 Chestnut ave,
Winona Lake in 46590.
Brad (MDiv 04) and
Joseph allan, born
February 21, 2007 and
Ben (10) and
Grace (7) at
in 46804. firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve (Ba 01) and loralee (cline aS 00) Muldoon:
Kelsie Lenae, December 1, 2007. Kelsie
joins Colin (2½) and
Dylan (2½) at 58160
Savage rd, Vandalia Mi
David (BS 01, MaSM 03)
and carly (Smoker BS
03) Nicodemus: Henry
ross, June 9, 2008.
Henry joins Jack (2)
at 1918 Fairhaven rd,
Columbus OH 43229.
John and Naomi (Soto
Ba 01) Olesen: Connor
James, June 13, 2008.
2876 n 1050 W, etna
Green in 46524.
Dave (BS 06) and
Mandy (Sharp Ba
06) Swain: noah Lee,
May 25, 2008. 2889 e
Church St, Warsaw in
Matt and amy (Smith
BS 04) Tenney: Grace
Jean, July 3, 2008.
3886 White Cliff Way,
C 07) Waithira:
april 4, 2008.
1206 Sunday Lane, Winona Lake in 46590.
Dr. Ed Blue (Ba 56) has
been named interim president of Greenville
College in Greenville iL. after graduating from
Grace, Dr. Blue earned his master’s and doctoral
degrees from indiana university. During his
career, he has served as a public school teacher
and administrator, consultant, college professor,
and as former president of asbury College,
Wilmore KY. He has served for the past 14 years
as head of the education Department and now
dean of the School of education at Greenville.
He and wife Judy have four children and five
Walt claeys (Ba 55, MDiv 60) is writing a book,
Differences Between Koran & Bible. which should
be available soon. Walt and wife Barbara reside
at 1804 Larkspur Ct, Mishawaka in 46545.
Roland (Ba 54, BD 56) and Marie (Foster BS
56) crosby are retired but still active in The
Church of Greenville (SC). Their oldest son is
pastor of the church, and 28 members of their
family of 36 worship together. roland helps
with mailing materials requested through the
church site, www.LetGodBeTrue.com. a popular
feature of the site is Proverbs@LetGodBeTrue.
com, a free Proverb and daily devotional
commentary. 12 Hazeltine Ct, Simpsonville SC
During WW ll, Richard D. Tevebaugh (MDiv
53) served with Co. “C,” 307 airborne engineers,
82nd airborne Division europe. Through the
years he has pastored four churches: West
Overland Bible (MO), West Chicago Bible (iL),
Faith Presbyterian Church (Charlotte nC) and
Hazelwood Presbyterian Church (MO). He also
served on staff at Christ Covenant Presbyterian
Church (Matthews nC). richard and wife ruby
nell have four children, nine grandchildren and
two great-grandchildren and live at 1330 india
Hook rd, # 207, rock Hill SC 29732.
Dr. Myron J. Houghton (ThM 68) is entering
his 25th year of teaching at Faith Baptist Theological
Seminary in ankeny ia. 1900 nW 4th St,
ankeny ia 50023.
Nancy McMunn (Ba 64) is traveling to China
for the eighth time. in her first six trips, she led
groups of north american teachers to teach
english for the english Language institute/
China. Her sixth trip was a tour with People to
People, a grassroots diplomatic organization.
Her current stay in China, teaching english to
adults, will last from one to two years. nancy
retired from public school teaching and then
taught for five years at Lakeland Christian
academy, Winona Lake in. She also served two
short-terms in the Central african republic.
Pastor Dave (Ba 65, MDiv 77) and Betty lou
(Engle C 64) Mitchell have moved to Warsaw
in from Hawaii, where Dave served as pastor of
the Waipio Grace Brethren Church in Mililani Hi
for 24 years. Their current address is 654 Buck
have made Dave’s ministry to be anything but
boring. Since recovering from heart surgery, he
hopes to find preaching opportunities wherever
the Lord leads. email@example.com
Mail for James and Beverly (Hein BS 69) Welborn
may be sent to PO Box 39532, ninilchik
aK 99639. firstname.lastname@example.org
Grace Brethren Fellowship Coordinator Tom
avey (C 75, S 06) was awarded the 2008
excellence in Ministry award on July 29 by the
association of Grace Brethren Ministers. Tom
has served the churches of the FGBC in pastoral
roles for more than 30 years. He became fellowship
coordinator in 1998. He was on the Grace
Board of Trustees from 1991-2006, serving as
chairman from 1996-2002. Tom and wife Sandi
(Moncrief C 75) reside at 100 4th St, Winona
Lake in 46590.
Jonathan Bosse (MDiv 78) serves as the associate
pastor of the Belcroft Bible Church in Bowie
MD. He lives with wife Connie Lee, nathaniel
(12) and amanda (8) at 2806 Birdseye Lane,
Bowie MD 20715. email@example.com
cH Mark awdykowyz (MDiv 87, ThM 88)
serves as a Family Life Chaplain in Wiesbaden,
Germany with the uS army. He received his MS
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in community counseling from Columbus State
university, Ga in august 2007. Mark and wife
Becky have three children, nate (22), Leslie (20)
and esther (17). Cmr 467 Box 3183, aPO, ae
chris (MaBC 86) and Helen cole reside at
43957 Bidwell Ct, ashburn Va 20147. cec58@
Dawn comstock (BS 88) lives at 2908 Hilltop
Circle, Winona Lake in 46590.
Dr. Tom Davis (MDiv 82) serves as the academic
Dean of Word of Life Bible institute. He
and wife Susan reside at 55 Hayes rd, Schroon
Lake nY 12870.
Mark and liz (Sleeper BS 87) Dyer have moved
to 6155 W Whitetail Dr, edmond OK 73012.
Mark is a CPa with a local firm and Liz has
homeschooled their children for the last three
years. The Dyers have six children: Stephen
(14), Josiah (10), Caleb (8), Mary Grace (4) and
Micah (5 mo). Liz plays the flute in the church
orchestra and has now been joined by Stephen
on trombone and Josiah on clarinet. mdyer7@
Darrell (Herb) king II (BS 85) teaches u.S.
history and economics and leads the choir at
rockville High School. as head football coach,
he led the team to the 2007 Class 1a state final
game. Herb was named both 2007 indiana 1a
Coach of the Year by Indiana Gridiron Digest
and indianapolis Colts/Motorola 1a 2007
Coach of the Year. He also is the lead singer
for The Woodsmen, a gospel singing group
(www.thewoodsmen.com). Herb and wife
nancy have two children, Matt (18) and Molly
(16). 418 n Oakwood Dr, rockville in 47872.
Julie (Owen BS 89) Pogue works at DePuy
Orthopaedics, inc. in Warsaw in. Julie, husband
Jason and family reside at 1437 S Wausau St,
Warsaw in 46580. firstname.lastname@example.org
Don (Ba 83) and karie (Barber Ba 83) Sailer
have relocated to 9641 e natal ave, Mesa az
85209. Don is teaching middle school social
studies at Grace Community Christian School,
Tempe az. He also teaches classes online for
Colorado Christian university and Liberty university.
Karie earned her aDn degree in May
from Colby Community College in Colby KS.
She is now a licensed rn and works at Trilluim
Specialty Hospital, Mesa az.
Todd (MDiv 87) and linda (Wedertz BS 85)
Scoles reside at 1472 Pepper Lane, Marysville
Vicky (Brouillard BS 86) Wofford graduated
in 1999 with an Ma in clinical psychology from
azusa Pacific university. She now owns Liberating
Hearts Counseling Center. She finds the
work challenging, but loves it! Vicky and hus-
band Gary, and children alicia (14) and Caleb
(11) live at 624½ Yuma St, Colorado Springs CO
Ben (BS 94) and Joelyn (Steiner BS 93)
allshouse reside at 5632 W easton rd, West
Salem OH 44287. Ben is the facility director at
Wooster Grace Brethren church where he oversees
the maintenance and custodial departments.
Ben continues his love for the outdoors
through his work at the church and creating
new landscapes for friends and family. Joelyn
works part-time at Kohl’s department store and
is a full-time mom to Jordan (6) and Shayna (4).
Dan (MaCSa 90) and Julie Berger have 13 children
ages 19 to two. Four of the children joined
their family through adoption from Liberia,
West africa. Dan continues to pastor at Calvary
evangelical Free Church in Lacombe, alberta,
Canada. The Berger family has produced a
second CD entitled “For the Children’s Sake.” For
information on the CD, e-mail email@example.com.
karen Birt (Ba 95) is beginning her 12th year
teaching high school english at Clinton Christian
School in Goshen in. PO Box 370, new
Paris in 46553.
kent (BS 90) and Penni Burckhart reside at
1808 Oak Dr n, rockledge FL 32955.
Jamie (Isaacson BS 98) Fenimore graduated
with a master’s degree in counseling psychology
in august 2008 from Mars Hill Graduate
School, Seattle Wa. She and husband Tim live
at 32523 1st Pl S, Federal Way Wa 98003. firstname.lastname@example.org
Jerry Francis (BS 94)
was ordained as minister
with the Missionary
Church on august 24,
2008. Jerry has served
as the worship and fine
arts pastor at Pleasant
View Missionary Church
since 2006 and was licensed through the Missionary
Church that year. Jerry and wife Tamra
(Moller Ba 89) serve in the church ministry
and continue to run their interactive theatre
company, Mayhem & Mystery. www.mayhemmystery.com
Five years ago in October, Paul Hatfield (BS
94) moved with his family to Boise iD to plant a
church. He began The Pursuit in December 2003
with 18 people in his home. The Pursuit is a thriving
church plant that has grown to 850 people.
94) shares, “it
to see what
God can do
is devoted to loving people and creating a safe
place for seekers and skeptics to meet Jesus. God
has blessed us with a great team of people on
staff. Paul is a devoted husband and amazing
dad to Meghan (7), Mallory (6) and Micah (2½).
Pray for us as the Pursuit continues.” The Hatfields
reside at 8834 W Desert edge Dr, Boise iD 83709.
after 13 years of teaching, Jennifer (Russell BS
94) Hock has resigned from teaching to be a
stay-at-home mom. Husband Tim drives a truck
locally. Jennifer, Tim, and children Kennedy (9)
and Kamdyn (2) live at 23625 Grove St, South
Bend in 46628. email@example.com
Tammie (Thiessen BS 91) Huntington was
Rev. Shimer E. Darr (C 58, DiPL 61) passed
away on July 14, 2008, at the age of 86. He
was preceded in death by Helen, his wife
of 58 years. Shimer served with the Civilian
Conservation Camps (CCC) and was a veteran
of WW ii. He was decorated with the american
Defense, Good Conduct, Victory, american
Campaign, african-Middle east and european
medals. after the war, he was employed by the
Pennsylvania Turnpike, Bethlehem Steel, C&G
Coal, Battery and electric Corp. and Sears. after
graduating from Grace, he served as pastor at
the Grace Brethren Church in Washington Pa
for more than 24 years and at Center independent
Church. He was also the caretaker at Camp
albryoca and continued to supply pulpits until
his death. Shimer is survived by son Bill (Ba 67,
S 87) and wife Joan (Herr BS 67) Darr; daughter
Doris Valentine (BS 69); grandchildren Michael
and David Darr (BS 92), Jason, Steven and Marc
Valentine; and great-grandchildren emily,
rachel, adam, Caleb and Catherine Darr, Ty and
Sam Prentice and Giovanni Valentine.
Dr. P. Fredrick Fogle (BTh 49, Ba 66, BD 66,
ThM 68), passed away on June 27, 2008, after
battling cancer. He was 83. a veteran of World
War ii, he taught missions and Bible courses at
Grace from 1968-73. Fred served three Brethren
churches, of which he pioneered two. The
Fogles served with Grace Brethren international
Missions as missionaries to France from 1951-
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hooded with a Doctor of arts degree in music performance,
with emphasis in voice and opera/opera
direction from Ball State university on July 19. Her
dissertation was titled, “Performance Practice of
Jody nagel’s Opera Fifty-Third Street, World Premiere
Performance at Ball State university.” She is
in her second year at indiana Wesleyan university
as assistant professor of music. Husband Ben (BS
90) teaches physics at Marion High School and
sons rett (14), austin (12) and Caleb (8) attend
Lakeview Christian School. The Huntingtons live
at 616 W 2nd St, Marion in 46952.
Matthew and Patti (castle BS 95) Maurer reside
at 207 edgewood Dr, Beaver Pa 15009 with
daughter Kaela (2). firstname.lastname@example.org
kary Oberbrunner (Ba 99, MDiv 01) will
release his third book in December 2008. The
Fine Line, published by zondervan, addresses a
believer’s role in culture. The book re-envisions
what it means to integrate Christianity with
Daniel Schlatter (BS 95)
recently earned the Certified
Design license of the national
Council of Building Design
Certification (nCBDC), the licensing council
of the american institute of Building Design
1965, starting the first
Brethren group in 1955.
He received his doctorate
from the university of
Strasbourg. in later years,
Fred was an adjunct
professor and a counselor
for e-mentoring pastors,
sponsored by aSK. He
wrote Bible studies for union Gospel Press and
also authored A Road Map to the Future. Dr.
Fogle is survived by wife Denise, 1963 Mallory
Sq, Tallahassee FL 32308. He is also survived by
his children Beckie Fogle Johnson and husband
nick, son Mark and daughter Celeste; 13 grandchildren
and 23 great-grandchildren.
Dr. Daniel Grabill (Ba 59,
BD 65) passed away on
May 19, 2008, after a twoyear
battle with cancer.
He was 72. Dr. Grabill was
a graduate of Philadelphia
Bible institute, Grace
College and Seminary and
Liberty Baptist Theological
Seminary. Ordained by the Fellowship of Grace
Brethren Churches, he pastored congregations
in Pennsylvania, indiana, Ohio, Maryland and
new Mexico. For more than 30 years, he served
Dayton Christian School in the roles of Bible
teacher, chaplain, principal and assistant principal.
Dr. Grabill’s positive outlook to his family
and friends was a testimony of his faith in the
(aiBD). He is owner of
inglenook LLC., a design/
build company, and vice
president of the Builders
association of Kosciusko-
Fulton County. He is
also a Certified Graduate
Builder and Certified
Green Professional with
the national association of Homebuilders
(naHB). He and wife Marla (Rueck Ba 95) live
in Warsaw in. email@example.com
Danny Wright (Ba 97) serves as the teaching
pastor at the Grace Brethren Church in Greenville
OH. Wife charity (Miller Ba 97) is a stayat-home
mom to rachel (6), ezekiel (4), Karis (3)
and Malachi (1). The Wright family lives at 808
Harrison ave, Greenville OH 45331. danny@
greenville.org or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark adams (MaTS 05) is now serving as the
pastor of the Federated Church of McDonald KS.
He and wife Marilyn receive mail at P.O. Box 96,
McDonald KS 67745. Markmarilyn5@yahoo.com
Mark (Ba 04, MaSM 05) artrip is the high
school pastor at the Grace Church in Powell OH.
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power of Jesus Christ and the Word of God. He
is survived by Joan, wife of 48 years, 1260 Crosby
Circle, Xenia OH 45385; son Stephen Grabill and
wife rebecca, Grand rapids Mi; son Douglas,
Dayton OH; and grandchildren austin, nicholas,
Sebastian and Magdalene, all of Grand rapids.
F. Thomas (Tom) Inman
(MDiv 53) passed away on
December 20, 2007, at the
age of 83. He graduated
from Tabor College in Hillsboro
KS, where he met the
love of his life, Geneva Heinrichs,
whom he married
in 1950. after graduating
from Grace Seminary summa cum laude, Tom and
Geneva moved to Denver CO where he served as
pastor of the Denver Grace Brethren Church from
1954-1970. During that time, he also planted a
Grace Brethren church in arvada CO. in 1970,
the family moved to Colorado Springs, where
he started the Colorado Springs Grace Brethren
Church and served until his retirement in 1994.
Tom continued to serve the church in many areas
including children’s ministries. He also worked
as a substitute teacher for 50 years. a talented
artist, he used his skills in numerous capacities.
Tom is survived by wife Geneva, brother Harold,
daughters Patty (C 72), Lyn nelle (C 73) and Laurel
(C 77), son Bryce (BMe 78) and seven grandchildren.
Having “run the good race,” Tom is dearly
missed by his family, friends and the people
whose lives he touched.
Wife kristin (Black BS 04) is stay-at-home mom
to Malachi (7 mo). 1961 Dina Ct, Powell OH
Matt (BS 07) and Becky (knepper Ba 07) Baldwin
have joined World impact, inc. as inner-city
missionaries in Chester Pa. Matt is assisting
with church planting and the youth ministry
aspects of the ministry in Chester. Becky
Name just one of these students
posing by the first Byers Music
Hall…and you could win!
Remember the first Byers Music Hall
at Grace? If you do, put your memory
to the test and name just one of the
music students in this photo and you
could be the winner of a great new
To be eligible to win, just call Judy
Daniels at 800.54.GRacE, ext. 6401
(local, 372-5100, ext. 6401) or e-mail
email@example.com. Be sure to give
your name and address with your
answer – and remember: you don’t
have to be first to win. When all of
our responses are in, we’ll draw four
winners, making sure they are from
four different states and/or countries.
As always, Grace employees and their
spouses can guess, but sorry, no great
Thanks to everyone who responded
to our summer quiz. It wasn’t hard to
recognize that the group was Sound
Investment from three decades: 1978,
1987, and 1996. It was especially fun
to hear from so many SI alumni.
Congratulations to our winners:
Dave (BS 85) and Dee (Dagwell, BS
87) Benson, Rhonda Cook (BS 02),
Angela Wymer Hatfield (C 95), and
Jill Troyer Tabiendo (BA 89).
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teaches third grade at the Frederick Douglas
Christian School. Matt is also is attending
graduate school at West Chester university.
The Baldwins live at 1004 Booth St, Chester Pa
aaron Davis (BS 01) resides at 22368 Fairlawn
Cir, apt 4, Fairview Park OH 44126. ajdavis912@
Jonathan and Marisa (christian BS 03) Foltz
live at 28 Terry St, Farmington ar 72730 with
Collin (3) and Summer (2). Jon and Marisa will
spend the next two years working with Campus
Crusade on the university of arkansas campus
Tobe (C 03)
Forshtay and their children Leah (2) and
Jacob (7 mo) live at 1104 e. Fort Wayne St,
Warsaw in 46580. Tobe and Jaci both work
for orthopaedic companies in Warsaw.
firstname.lastname@example.org and jkforshtay@
after completing two years in Jordan with the
Peace Corps, Michael Greer (BS 03) returned
to the united States last year. He has recently
moved to Washington DC, where he will begin
his master’s in international education at the
George Washington university. He works as a
research assistant at GWu on improving and
expanding the teaching of arabic in schools
K-12 across the u.S. 419 G St SW, Washington
DC 20024. email@example.com
Pete (BS 02) and Heather (Ross BS 01) Gross
have moved to 1973 Highlander Dr, Xenia OH
45385 with Jonathan (3) and Samuel (1).
robert and amber (Edwards BS 01) Hanshaw
live at 503 Conifer Pl, acworth Ga with amelia
(2½ and James (1½). chateauhanshaw@yahoo.
Tim Holman (BS 03) has graduated from the
St. Louis College of Pharmacy and is doing his
residency at Pharmacorr in St. Louis MO. Tim
and wife carolyn (lee Ba 03) reside at 4469
Barat Hall Dr, apt a1, Saint Louis MO 63108.
David Nicodemus (BS 01, MaSM 03) serves
as the youth pastor for the Columbus Grace
Brethren Church in Worthington OH. He and
wife carly (Smoker Ba 03) and sons Jack (2)
and Henry (4 mo) live at 1918 Fairhaven rd,
Columbus OH 43229. david.nicodemus@
in april 2008, candice (cavett BS 04) Petro-
vich graduated with her master’s degree in
counseling psychology from Western Michigan
university. She is employed at Family Outreach
Center, where she will be working with inmates
at the Kent County Jail as the Jail Mental Health
Therapist. Candace and husband Jordan reside
at 3006 Locke ave SW, Grandville Mi 49418.
Sarah (catalano BS 02) Pollock is beginning
her fifth year of teaching third grade at
Blythe Park elementary School in riverside
iL. Husband David is a technical architectural
draftsman. Sarah and David live at 2400 S 8th
ave, north riverside iL 60546. scatalano@
Tim (BS 00) and Erin (Pote BS 99) Pycraft
reside at 10131 Benton St, Crown Point in
casey Richey (BS 08) has joined Grace Brethren
international Missions as controller. Casey
and wife Sara (Barzler Ba 07) attend Christ’s
Covenant Church, Warsaw in and are active in
small groups and VBS. 41 n Orchard Dr, apt 1,
Warsaw in 46582. firstname.lastname@example.org
Heather (Huffman BS 06) Rokop is beginning
her third year with the South Bend (in) School
Corporation, teaching first grade at Kennedy
academy. She and husband Stephen live at
1516 Tall Grass Prairie Dr, Mishawaka in 46544.
David (BS 07) and kelly (Hoerr BS 07) Ritter
reside at 115 e Tioga St, Philadelphia Pa 19134.
Matt Simms (Ba 08) has joined the Overseas
Mobilization Team with Grace Brethren international
Missions. as a campus mobilizer, he
serves Grace College and other area campuses,
helping students discover where God can use
them in ministry locally or globally. PO Box 588,
Winona Lake in 46590 email@example.com
Michael and Darcy (Sackett BSW 04) Van
Nyhuis live in Philadelphia and are tent makers
at urban Hope (work jobs during the day
and volunteer at the church on nights and
weekends). They live at 254 e Ontario St, Philadelphia
Pa 19134 with daughter Jocelyn (4
(BS 07) resides
at 104 11th St,
Virginia alumni Reception
On July 19, alumni and guests gathered at the
Doubletree Hotel in Roanoke, VA. Alumni
Services Director Tim Ziebarth shared institutional
updates and answered questions. Afterward the
area alumni reconnected with each other and
reminisced about their Grace days. If you are
interested in having an alumni gathering near
you, please contact the Alumni Services Office at
866.448.3472 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pictured are, left to right: Dotty (Fisher, BS 70) and
James Smith; Kevin (BS 85) and Ruthann (Johnson,
BS 84) Smith; Bret (C 88) and Laura Kerns.
Teacher Education Brunch
The Alumni Department, in collaboration with the
Grace College Department of Teacher Education,
hosted the annual “Kick-off-the-School-Year”
Brunch on August 6. Area friends and family of
Grace gathered together to celebrate the ministry
and purpose of education. The theme this year
was “Bloom Where You’re Planted,” and the guest
speaker was Randy Dahms (BA ’99), pictured,
principal of Leesburg, Ind. Elementary School.
The event was held in the newly renovated Alpha
Dining Commons. A complimentary brunch was
provided. Be on the lookout for next year’s event!
cleveland Indians Baseball Game
Alumni and friends of Grace were treated to a
wonderful evening of baseball in Cleveland, Ohio,
on Friday, September 19. The evening started off
with the singing of the National Anthem by our
very own alumni Terra (Griffey, BS 03) Bury and
Bethany (Liston, BS 04) Solyntjes. (Log on to
www.grace.edu/alumni and click on “event photos”
to view their performance.) Alumni enjoyed the
Progressive Field’s Party Deck area where they
could interact and enjoy a wonderful buffet dinner.
The Indians were able to come back in the late
innings and even scored the winning run in the
bottom of the ninth inning. If that wasn’t enough
electricity in the area, there was more to experience
as the Cleveland Indians lit up the evening sky with
a fantastic fireworks show. Pictured are Jeanine
(Swetlic, BS 63) and Knute (BA 62, MDiv 66)
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recap of Summer alumni events
If you missed this year’s events, make a point to
join us for future alumni events in your area.
To see videos and pictures from the game
and other alumni events, visit our Web site at
www.grace.edu/alumni and click on “event photos.”
November 7, 8, and 9
Don’t miss Homecoming 2008 on the Grace campus.
it’s your opportunity to renew ties with friends, see what’s new
on campus, and celebrate the common bond of the Grace family.
Here’s what’s happening:
Friday, November 7
1-5 p.m. registration and Welcome reception,
Bill and Ella Male Alumni Suite
Orthopaedic Capital Center (OCC)
Tours of the OCC
5 p.m. Tailgate Party, OCC
Women’s Basketball Game, OCC
7 p.m. Men’s Basketball Game, OCC
9 p.m. Post Game Bonfire Party, OCC Parking Lot
with Stovepipe Holler in concert
(Dr. John Davis, J.D. Woods, Lowell Dobbs)
Saturday, November 8
8:30 a.m. Presidential Breakfast, Alpha Dining Commons
12-2 p.m. athletic Hall of Fame Luncheon, OCC
2-3 p.m. a Touch of Choral, School of Music Concert,
Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church
2-3 p.m. Open Dorms
2-6 p.m. Class-Sponsored events
6-9 p.m. Childcare
6 p.m. red Carpet Gala with Café Con Leche
(jazz trio—Dan zambrano, eric Squires, arturo Osorio)
and GC Live featuring comedian Jeff allen
Sunday, November 9
2 p.m. alpha Chi induction, McClain Auditorium
Class reunions will be held for years ending in 3s and 8s.
For more information on Homecoming events,
go to www.grace.edu or call 866.448.3472.