Class Notes

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Class Notes

1953 | 1954 | 1956 | 1957 | 1961 | 1962 | 1966 | 1968 | 1969 | 1970 | 1971 | 1972 | 1973 | 1978 | 1980 | 1982 1984 | 1985 | 1989 | 1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 2003 | 2004 | 2004 | School of Theology

Class of 1953       Top of page

Charles N. Moore Sr. BA, MDiv ’73 — see The School of Theology, 1973.

Class of 1954       Top of page

Nancy (Polglaze) Asher BS — see The College, 1957.

Janie Elizabeth (Germany) Moore — see The School of Theology, 1973.

Class of 1956       Top of page

Ruth (Kilpatrick) Morton BS — see The College, 1961.

Ruby Pearl (Taylor) Spaar and her husband, Richard, retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company and moved from their farm to a duplex in Holton, Kan. They are active in their local church and with nursing home services. They celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary on July 2.

Class of 1957       Top of page

Raymond Asher BS and Nancy (Polglaze) Asher BS ’54 celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 11. They marked the occasion with a trip to Hawaii.

Class of 1961       Top of page

S. Gene Morton BS and Ruth (Kilpatrick) Morton BS ’56 celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 6. Their children, Bob and Linda (Morton) O’Dell BA, AA ’80, Ron and Connie (Morton) Moening AA ’82, and Garrett and Carol (Morton) Lee BA ’88 wish them 50 more and thank them for their love and example. Gene and Ruth have five grandchildren.

Class of 1962       Top of page

Gloria (Thompson) Forrester was honored as a top sales performer for Home Interiors and Gifts. She was awarded the title of “National Royalty.” She was recognized for sales in excess of $100,000 and was presented with a sash and jewel-studded tiara, a trademark award for Home Interiors and Gifts. She and her husband, Royce, will also enjoy a cruise to the coast of Mexico. Gloria joined Home Interiors and Gifts in 1981.

Class of 1966       Top of page

Janet (Hull) Nealeigh retired from teaching at Princeton City Schools in Cincinnati after having taught for more than 30 years in Iowa, Indiana, and Ohio. Her husband, Robert W. Nealeigh BA ’84, has been employed with Warner Faith, a division of Warner Books (Time Warner), for the past two years as director of CBA sales. Warner Faith is a new Christian publishing company, publishing The New York Times best-seller by Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Ever.

Class of 1968       Top of page

Frederick Clemens BA, MDiv ’72 — see The School of Theology, 1972.

Class of 1969       Top of page

Barbara Ann West retired from Delta Airlines after 35 1/2 years as a flight attendant. She writes, “I sold my house in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and moved to the Berkshires in western Massachusetts, where I am building an environmentally friendly home for myself, three parrots, and one very big dog. I invite any of my old friends to stop by for a visit!”

Class of 1970       Top of page

Connie (Foster) Shank BA retired from 35 1/2 years in education on Feb. 1. Since then she has been working part time as a tech prep project manager for Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio, and part time as the Ohio customer representative for National Career Assessment Services Inc. Since she was an Ohio career development coordinator for 23 years, this type of part-time work is right up her alley. She loves working with teachers and administrators and planning special events for students. One of her favorite pastimes is playing with her two grandchildren, Tyler, 2, and infant Mason.

Class of 1971       Top of page

Linda (Hilyard) Fasel BA was named the Warner Southern College Professor of the Year. She is an associate professor of teacher education and fine arts.

Class of 1972       Top of page

Carol (Pistole) Greenwalt BA was honored as one of the Anderson Community School Teachers of the Year for the 2004-05 school year. She teaches fifth grade at Forest Hills Elementary School.

Beverly Borden Quinlan BA retired after 34 years of teaching in Washington, Ill.

Kathleen (Cripps) Vangel BA writes, “Since leaving AU, I have raised two wonderful daughters, Jen and Nicole. I am now the proud ‘Nina’ of a 2-year-old grandson, Isaiah. I continue to work at Montgomery County Juvenile Court, where I have been for 24 years, starting as a volunteer, then a probation officer, and now an assessment specialist. I look forward to a few more years, then retirement, and lots of years of travel and volunteering.”

Class of 1973       Top of page

Karen (Ingram) Ball BA was nominated for “International Poet of Merit” by She is a semi-finalist in the International Open Poetry Contest. Her poems were published this fall and recorded on a CD. She was also recognized for the third time in “Who’s Who in American Teachers.”

Phyllis (Shelton) Boling BA received her Doctor of Psychology degree in July from the Center for Humanistic Studies Graduate School in Farmington Hills, Mich.

Class of 1978       Top of page

Linda Jerrils Bostwick BA works in child protective services at Oconee County DSS in Walhalla, S.C. William Bostwick teaches biology at Walhalla High School. They have four daughters: Karen studied computer science and is working in Chicago. Angela graduated with a degree in marine biology in May. Rachel is an emergency room nurse in Seneca, S.C. Kathleen is currently enrolled in nursing school.

Class of 1980       Top of page

Donald A. Noffsinger LLD has written a new book titled Forward Ever. The book covers some of the life story of Dr. Noffsinger, intertwined with Warner Press events, with the second half of the book devoted to the topic “What Happened to Warner Press?” The book is written from the perspective of a person who spent 28 years on the management staff of the publishing house of the Church of God, with his last 14 years serving as president of Warner Press, Inc. The book is available at or or by calling Xlibris Publishing at (888) 795-4274.

Class of 1982       Top of page

Daniel Ebai BA has become a legal resident of the United States. He is a financial analyst for Fidelity Investments in Boston. He invites classmates to write at ebainso

Class of 1984       Top of page

Teah Moore BA is pursuing a Ph.D. in counselor education and counseling at Idaho State University. She will complete the degree in May. Afterwards she plans to become an academician.

Robert W. Nealeigh BA — see The College, 1966.

Jim Smatlak married Brenda Lockard on Feb. 28, 2004. Jim is a math teacher at Punxsutawney Middle School. Brenda is a registered nurse for Family Hospice of Punxsutawney.

Class of 1985       Top of page

After 18 years in Washington, D.C., Kristi (Stone) Hamrick BA ’85, her husband, Michael, and four children have relocated to Nashville, Tenn., where Michael is divisional vice president of AXA Financial Planning. Kristi will continue her political media consulting work for groups like American Values and Focus on the Family from the Music City and would love to say hello to friends from her new e-mail address,

Class of 1989       Top of page

Stephen Kizito BA received his Ph.D. from Auburn University in Alabama in 1998. He served as a visiting assistant professor at California Polytechnical State University in San Luis Obispo from 2002–2005. He is now an analytical chemist at West Coast Analytical Service in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., and he lives in Whittier. He can be reached at

Class of 1990       Top of page

Jonathan Stewart — see The College, 1994.

Class of 1991       Top of page

Scott Fridley BA ’91 and his wife, Wendy, announce the birth of their fifth child and first daughter, Madison Lucy-Marie, on Dec. 20, 2004. She was welcomed home by siblings Casey, 18, Aaron and Austin, 15, and Mason, 4. Scott is the head men’s and women’s soccer coach at AU, and Wendy works at the front desk of the Registrar’s Office.

Class of 1992       Top of page

Cathy (Martin) Davison has been named the new manager for the Franklin Business Incubator, a program where new and small businesses can obtain services and business coaching while growing their businesses for a period of three to five years. She, her husband, and two sons live in Franklin, Va., close to the ocean. She would love to hear from AU alumni and friends at

Dwayne Goldman is starting his eighth year as a youth and college minister at South Lake Wales Church of God. In the past year, he has started working on his master’s degree at Fuller Theological Seminary in youth and family culture. Since completing a year of service in Russia as SAMs in 1997, Dwayne and his family have been living in Florida. He and Kara (Weaver) Goldman BA ’93 have three children — Manning, 7, Brennan, 4, and Abigail, 2. The Lake Wales area suffered three direct hits from hurricanes during 2004. Dwayne writes, “Although property damage was high, we are very thankful for God’s protection and continuing provision.” They would love to hear from friends at

Class of 1993       Top of page

Brad Anthony BA and Amy (Mackness) Anthony BA ’94 moved to Lafayette in June 2004. Brad works for the newspaper in Lafayette, and Amy is busy being a stay-at-home mom. They have two children — Ben, 6, and Sophie, 3. They would love to hear from friends at

Beth (Stewart) Etchison BA and Marc Etchison BA welcomed their second son, Connor Marc, on May 24, 2004. He joins brother Evan Theodore, 3. Marc is a systems analyst in the AU ITS department and assistant football coach at Anderson High School. Beth is a special education teacher at Anderson High School.

Kara (Weaver) Goldman BA — see The College, 1992.

Matt Lersch BA and Allison Zentz-Lersch BA relocated to the greater Charlotte, N.C., area in 2003. Matt has been promoted to night manager at BP Fuel and Wash and heads up the frozen liquid fullment department.

Class of 1994       Top of page

Amy (Mackness) Anthony BA — see The College, 1993.

Susan (Price) Besaw BA and her husband, Robert, announce the birth of William Rhys on April 20, 2005.

Terry Rolen Jr. BA, DMin ’05 — see The College, 1994.

Racquel (Stephens) Stewart BA and Jonathan Stewart ’90 announce the birth of their first child, Landon Edward, on Nov. 1, 2004. He arrived after a very long wait and “has been a blessing since the day he was born and before.”

Greg Thorne BA and Angela Thomas Thorne BA ’95 would like to say hello to all their friends from college. They are now at Hilltop Church of God in Columbus, Ohio, and they invite friends to e-mail them at

Janet (Umbstead) Utech and her husband, Michael, welcomed their fourth child, Joah Timothy, on March 11, 2005. Janet writes, “His siblings — Kyra, Zoe, and Evan — are excited he’s with us.” Janet and Michael celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary on Aug. 1. This is Janet’s final year as an undergraduate student. She will have a bachelor’s degree in psychology in the spring and plans to pursue a doctorate in clinical psychology.

Class of 1995       Top of page

Tracey (Stohler) Pitchford BA and Matthew Pitchford MBA ’05 have three children — Jake, 6, Mackenzie, 4, and Sydney, 1. Tracey writes, “We are loving family life and would love to hear from old friends at”

Angela Thomas Thorne BA — see The College, 1994.

Micah Lambert BA and Jen (Saddington) Lambert BA ’97 welcomed their first child, Wyatt James, into the world on March 20, 2005. Micah teaches fourth and fifth grade in Plainfield, Ind., while finishing his master’s degree in special education. He will complete it in December. Jen is back to work part time as a high school English teacher at Lawrence North. They would love to share pictures. Friends may e-mail them at

Class of 1996       Top of page

Amy (Conner) Allison BA and her husband, Greg, announce the birth of a son, Ryan David, on May 26, 2005. Ryan was welcomed home by a brother, Nathan Riley.

Dean Butterfield BA and his wife, Lori, announce the birth of their third child, Talitha Elizabeth, on May 16, 2005. Dean works in children’s ministry in Colorado.

Class of 1997       Top of page

Christopher Koscica BA married Sarah Beirise on May 15, 2005. Alumni in the wedding included Kyle Brinkman BA ’94, Todd Wetherbee BA ’96, Michael Johnson BA ’96, Kirk Kuroiwa BA, Dana Wetherbee BA ’98, Jon Hooten BA ’96, Joe Snyder BA ’96, and Adam Wickline BA. Christopher will graduate with his doctorate in child, youth, and family studies this winter.

Jen (Saddington) Lambert BA — see The College, 1995.

Teri (Wilson) Smith BA and Aaron Smith BA announce the birth of a son, Colin, on Jan. 12, 2005. He was welcomed home by a brother, Caleb, 5, and a sister, Maryann, 4. Teri is a stay-at-home mom, and Aaron teaches in the Kettering City School District. They would love to hear from friends at

Randy Wolgast BA graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in software engineering from the University of Advancing Technology in Phoenix.

Class of 1998       Top of page

Matt Anderson BA — see The College, 1999.

Jennifer (Pierce) Denton BA and her husband, Fred, announce the birth of a daughter, Gracen Augusta, on Jan. 26, 2005, her daddy’s birthday. Jennifer writes, “She is just the most amazing blessing and is already a cross-country traveler.” The family recently moved from California to South Carolina to pursue new opportunities and to be closer to friends and family.

Geoffrey Rothman BA worked for more than four years at Lexmark International in Lexington, Ky., as an information technology architect. He has started a new job with in Lexington as a senior solutions consultant. Friends may e-mail Geoffrey at

Becca (White) Rutherford BA and her husband, Toby, announce the birth of their first child, Hannah Rae, on May 24, 2005. He is the first grandchild of the Rev. Dr. James R. White MA ’79. Friends may contact Becca at Jeremy Schwarz BA and his wife, Rachel, announce the birth of Derick Lee on March 27, 2005. The family lives in the Geist area of Indianapolis. Friends may contact Jeremy at

Scott Shankland BA moved to San Francisco in 2000. He married Shelby Fisher on April 24, 2004. He is currently the sole distributor for a coffee and tea company and singing in the San Francisco Choral Society. Friends may reach him at

Celeste (Sutton) Stanley — see The College, 2000.

Ebony (Roballo) Taylor and her husband, John, announce the birth of their first child, Brendan Christopher, on March 26, 2004. Ebony writes, “I am a stay-at-home mom, which is the best job I’ve ever had.”

Jessica Unger BA married Larry Saunders on May 28, 2005. They honeymooned in Canada. Larry was ordained as an elder in the United Methodist Church. They live in DeMotte, Ind., where Larry pastors at the Demotte United Methodist Church. Jessica spent the summer looking for a teaching job and adjusting to being a pastor’s wife.

Class of 1999       Top of page

Jon Ackerman married Chaeli on May 22, 2004. They live in Lansing, Mich. Jon is the director of media for Trinity Church.

Robin (Vader) Anderson and Matt Anderson BA ’98 announce the birth of Calvin Matthew on Sept. 1, 2004. His brother, Connor, turned 4 in April.

Paul Daniels BA — see The College, 2000.

Jim Feirtag BA, MDiv ’03 — see The School of Theology, 2003.

Greta (Garretson) Knight BA and Rob Knight ’00 have been living in California for the last two years. Greta received her Master of Education degree in college student affairs from Azusa Pacific University.

Class of 2000       Top of page

Heather Broadwater married Todd Hogsed on March 15, 2003. They bought their first home in Massillon, Ohio. Heather is a contract administrator of Top Echelon Contracting in Canton, Ohio. Todd is a store manager with TransWorld Entertainment.

Janelle (Lucas) Daniels BA and Paul Daniels BA ’99 announce the birth of their first child, Lucas Mason, on Jan 21, 2005. “He is an amazing blessing in our lives,” Janelle writes.

Julia (Madeja) Feirtag BA — see The School of Theology, 2003.

Holly (Aaron) Joplin BA and her husband, Joe, announce the birth of Luke Ryan on May 6, 2005. He was welcomed home by a brother, Clay, 1. Holly writes, “I would love to hear from any of the old Myers Hall gang and other AU friends!” Her e-mail address is hjoplin@

Rob Knight — see The College, 1999.

Lisa Redd MBA and her husband, Guy, celebrated the birth of twins Alexander Guy and Alexandria Madison in April.

Jason Stanley BA and a partner launched a Web-based business that is “going gangbusters.” In April 2004, he quit his full-time job to run the business SFP, which is on its way to becoming a multi-million dollar business. In October 2004, Jason was a finalist for Indy’s Best and Brightest. Celeste (Sutton) Stanley ’98 received the One America Eagle Award at her company, where she manages promotions and events. She enjoys being a Big Sister to an inner-city girl. She began graduate study for an MBA at the Kelley School of Business this fall.

Class of 2001       Top of page

Angela Chappell BA married Steven Maxwell on May 16, 2005, in Maui, Hawaii. Steven has a 5-year-old daughter, Britni. Angela and Steven work at Sallie Mae and live in Fishers, Ind.

John Davis BA — see The College, 2004.

Tamara Dreger BA married Matt Shelton on Feb. 12, 2005. She met him at Cedar Creek Church of God in Greeneville, Tenn., where she is associate pastor of youth. Alumni in the wedding included James BA ’99 and Gretchen Hume BA ’99, Paul Dreger BA ’75, MMin ’79, Steve ’78 and Jill (Renner) Miller BA, Kristin (Jaracz) Steier BA, Drayton Callison, Cory Hooley BA ’02, Miriam Workman BA ’02, Hank Workman BA ’86, Lisa (Fauntleroy) Dawson BA ’87, Jennifer Snyder BA ’03, David Konstantopolous BA ’93, and Shane ’85 and Jackie Love AA ’86, and AU students Michele Dreger and Michael Snyder. Tamara received her master’s degree in pastoral counseling from Asbury Seminary. Friends may e-mail her at tam

Tim Frank BA is a production manager for EMI Christian Music Group in Nashville, Tenn. He received a Dove Award for Recorded Album Packaging of the Year for his contribution to Matthew West’s album Happy.

Matt Johnson BA married Kimberly Olson on Dec. 30, 2004. They met working in the Ohio General Assembly — for opposing parties. Matt graduated in May with a Master of Arts degree in Middle Eastern studies from the University of Texas at Austin. He entered a Ph.D. program in government at the same university in August.

Jill Noel BA married Jeremy Williams on April 9, 2005, in Noblesville, Ind. Alumni in the wedding included Derek Combs BA ’99, Ryan Noel BA ’99, Sarah (Lewis) Noel BA and Molly (Burke) Mattocks BA. Jeremy and Jill live in San Diego, Calif. Friends may e-mail them at

Class of 2002       Top of page

Deborah Amick BA is a licensed real estate agent in Florida, as well as a business analyst for a top marketing research firm. She writes, “I guess I am lucky that I get to use the degree I earned at AU every day.” Deborah bought her first home in Pensacola near the water.

Jake Brothers BA is the worship director at Faith Missionary Church in Indianapolis.

Astra Eatmon BA married Erik C. Morris on May 19, 2005. Jaime (Dykstra) Stahnke BA was part of the wedding party. The couple married in Negril, Jamaica, at the Beaches resort. They were accompanied by their families and close friends.

Kelly Hawkins graduated from Ball State University in 2003 with an associate’s degree in religious studies and educational psychology. She works for a small civil engineering firm, Floyd Burroughs & Associates Inc., in Noblesville, Ind.

Rebecca Heisinger BA married David Johnson on April 30, 2005, in Toledo, Ohio. She works at the Free Methodist Church headquarters in the missions department. Rebecca and David live in Indianapolis.

Lerone A. Martin BA received a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary on May 14.

Millie Michael BA graduated from Wheaton College’s graduate school in May. She has been called to serve in Japan for a three-year term with Asian Access as a church-planting associate. She hopes to leave in March 2006. She writes, “If anyone wishes to join me in this ministry through prayer support or financial support, please contact me.” She can be reached at

Melanie “Big Mama” Porter BA writes, “As many of you may remember, my father passed away in 2000. God also saw fit to take my mother in 2004. I have in my charge three adopted siblings to raise as well as support other siblings in college and through the course of their lives. Nothing in any textbook could have prepared me for this journey I am on. But God has left his Word that is my guide and constant reference. I find myself and he helps me right where I am. Please pray with me for continual strength.”

Jaime (Hudson) Sandefur BSN and her husband, Jeff, announce the birth of Hudson Jeffrey on May 20, 2005. Jaime is a registered nurse in OB/GYN at Community Hospital in Anderson, Ind. She invites friends to e-mail her at jaime

Dan Taylor BA and Erin (Moss) Taylor BA ’04 finished building their new home. Their new address is 8288 South Firefly Dr., Pendleton, IN 46064.

Class of 2003       Top of page

Kristy Hadfield BA graduated in May from Indiana University with a master’s degree in social work. She is employed at Family Service Society Inc. in Marion, Ind., as a family preservation therapist.

Kim Hall BA and Ryan Foust BA were married June 12, 2004. Alumni in the wedding included Nicole (Bielecki) Wallace BA, Daniel Kihm BA, Bryan Baker BA, and Nikki Foust BA ’05.

Ryan McGee is the communications and programming coordinator at Heartland Church. He lives in Indianapolis.

Curtis Trent BA married Elizabeth Chapman BSN on Oct. 9, 2004. They live in Anderson, Ind.

Class of 2004       Top of page

Jennifer “Jag” Carpenter BA accepted the position of family teacher at Moosheart in May 2004. Moosheart is a child city of 30 residences on campus for children from infancy through high school. It is a place for children who may not be getting the type of care they need in their current family situations. Jennifer works with girls ages 4 through 12. She writes, “It is a position that has nothing to do with my English major. My minor was writing, and I recently sent out a manuscript to a publishing company. After being rejected numerous times, maybe I’ll be published.”

Laura Hart BA married Aaron Day on May 21, 2005. Laura is in her second year of physician assistant school at the University of Findlay. Aaron is a mason. He was honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps in 2004. They live in Millersburg, Ohio.

Adam Kirkpatrick is living and working in downtown Indianapolis. He works for Northwestern Mutual Financial Network doing insurance and investment planning for individuals and small businesses.

Jessica Mast BA married John Davis BA ’01 on April 2, 2005. Alumni in the wedding included John Mattern BA ’00, Spencer Blunden BA ’01, Tara (Sherck) Watts BSN, Alicia Grear BSN, and Rachael Shannon ’05. Jessica is a second-grade teacher at Woodview Elementary in Nappanee, Ind. John is a sales representative for Gordon Food Service. They live in Granger, Ind.

Erin (Moss) Taylor BA — see The College, 2002.

Class of 2005       Top of page

Stefanie Kinstle BA was hired as the Web editor at Anderson University.

Matthew Pitchford MBA — see The College, 1995.

School of Theology       Top of page

72 - Frederick Clemens BA ’68, MDiv and his wife, Becky, flew to Nevada in early June for 11 days in Nevada, Arizona, and Utah. They report that the Grand Canyon was cool and Las Vegas was hot.

Dale Marsh MDiv celebrated his 35th year of ordination on July 24, 2005. He served as chaplain for the United States Army and VA medical centers in Tennessee and Michigan.

73 - Charles N. Moore Sr. BA ’53, MDiv and Janie Elizabeth (Germany) Moore ’54 retired from their careers on Aug. 29, 1994. During his career, Charles pastored five churches and was a parole agent for the Department of Corrections in Indiana from 1967–1973. Since his retirement he has served as interim pastor in St. Petersburg, Fla., and pulpit minister for one year in New Port Richey, Fla. Elizabeth received a degree as a registered nurse from Mississippi Baptist Hospital in 1951. She was a teacher in the Practical School at Ball Memorial Hospital and a pastoral assistant from 1984–1994. Charles and Elizabeth have three children and seven grandchildren. They are active members of Bayside Community Church of God in Safety Harbor, Fla.

85 - Charles Underhill MDiv has been deployed to Iraq as an Army chaplain. David Hale MDiv is a clinical chaplain at a state mental hospital in Kansas in a state sexual predator unit and med/max state junvenile corrections facility. He is a regular speaker on mental health issues at Larned State Hospital and a pulpit fill in for various churches in the Larned area. He also assists in crisis-counseling situations with various organizations in the central Kansas area.

03 - Jim Feirtag BA ’99, MDiv and Julia (Madeja) Feirtag BA ’00 announce the birth of a healthy baby girl, Katelyn Anne, on June 7, 2005. She was welcomed home by her sister, Abby, 3.

05 - Terry Rolen Jr. BA ’94, DMin and his wife, Kristy, announce the birth of James Terry (J.T.) III on March 3, 2005. In May of this year, Terry earned his Doctor of Ministry degree from the AU School of Theology.