The Online Bridge: Spring 2006
Issue 13, April 2006

making a difference through obedience, faith, and love

       

Alumni Updates

The alumni online directory is starting to get rather large and tough to browse, so any new updates that come in between issues of the Online Bridge will be highlighted here (in addition to being posted in the directory). However, e-mail addresses will remain in the directory only so as to maintain the anti-spammer password protection. Please continue to send in your updates and e-mail us a picture to include as well (hopefully we’ll soon implement the ability to upload a picture along with the update form).

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Grad Class:  1960s | 1970s | 1980s | 1990s | 2000s

1960s  

Bert Harsch, ETTA Cert,1960-1962
My wife, Myrna, and I just returned from a missions trip to Guadeloupe,French West Indies with Campus Crusade For Christ presenting the Jesus Film in the French Creole language (Oct. 14 - 29/2005). Great results!! We will spend Jan., Feb. & Mar. in Mesa, Arizona snow-birding! God has been good to us.

Jackie Moser (MacDonald), Cert Christ. Ed., 1967-1968
Spouse, Dr. LeRoy Moser - attended CTI/NABC 1965 - 1970 - graduated in 1970 with Bachelor of Theology; Bachelor of Religious Education - deceased - August 05, 2005

Peggy Meisch, BRE, 1966-1968
This summer I became a miracle! I suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage (brain aneurysm burst). The doctors had pretty much declared me dead when my wonderful husband called my name and I opened my eyes. I was in a coma for 5 weeks, during which time I also suffered 3 strokes and had two serious staph infections. Although they didn't expect me to recover more than 70% of my faculties, I am now already over 90%, with a personal goal of 100. People all over the world were praying for me, and I use every opportunity to let people know that's the reason for my recovery. I don't know what God has in store for my future, but it's gotta be good!

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1970s

Wendy Amy, BRE, 1978-1979
Currently working as a teacher-librarian at Byrne Creek Secondary School in Burnaby.

Gregg Donaldson, BA Religion, 1976-1979
Rita (Furhmann) and I moved to Sioux Falls in the spring of 2003 when I assumed the position of Regional Minister for the Central Plains Region. All three of our children (Rebekah, Geoff, and Mark) are married and have blessed us with three grand children. Rita is a full time home maker and travels with me on my trips throughout the Central Plains Region (South Dakota through Texas).

Joy Trieglaff (Foster), Music, 1976-1978
Currently working as Assistant to the Director of the Ethics Center at Wheaton College. Married to Mark for 20 years and live in Wheaton, IL with 2 children, Josh 19 and Janell 17.

George Hahn, Dip Bib. Studies, 1976-1977
Attended University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon - 1977-1981. Worked as an accountant/credit manager in the Saskatoon area - 1981 to 1984. Short-term missionary to Cameroon, working at the Central Treasury in Kumba - 1984 to 1986. Then worked in Saskatoon as a computer programmer until 2000. Married Janet Schaffer from Carrington, ND in 1988. Three kids - born 1992 (Diane), 1994 (Erich) and 1998 (Julie). Moved to West Fargo, North Dakota in 2000 where I started work with the company now known as Harland Financial Solutions, as a computer programmer, specializing in software dealing with loans and escrow administration.

Beth Latshaw (Hunter), BS, 1979-1983
I’m married to Larry Latshaw. We have 1 son,11 yrs old, named Hunter. I am an international pilot for United Airlines.

Sharon Dickau (Kublick), Dip Mus, 1971-1973
Dale and I have been married now for 32 years. We have lived in Red Deer now for 19 years (yikes!). Our kids, Joel and Cariann are grown, of course. Cariann is married. Dale is the Director of Music at the First Christian Reformed Church (now for 10 years) and I will start a new position this November at the Hospital - not a nurse, doctor or opera singer...(so sad) - just office worker...I play the piano for the 55 voice choir and I sing in one of the worship teams...oh yeah, I now wear glasses...(sigh)..that's it

Dorothy Trost (Lehmann), Dip CE, 1973-1975
The two years I spent at NABC were two of the best years of my life! I matured in many areas and made some lifelong friends. Currently, I live near Burlington, Ontario with my husband, Dave, and our two sons. Our oldest son, Eric, spent one year at Taylor and is now working in the heating/air conditioning field. Philip is in Grade 12. We attend an Associated Gospel church, so have lost contact with the NAB, but would love to hear from former classmates!

David & Kathy Rapske (Malcolm), BAR, 1968-1970, 1972-1975
I am the Senior Pastor at First Baptist Church, Kent WA since 2003. Back in the Pacific Northwest, surrounded by family, friends, and a wonderful, growing, caring church fellowship - Lord can it get better than this! We'd love to hear from "old" friends like you.

Ken Walker, B.Th, M.Div, 1969-1973, 1980-1982
Enjoying 32 years in ministry and start of eleventh year pioneering at New Hope Community Church! Fay (nee Shatz, July 5, 1969) is teaching Junior High School French and Language Arts. We enjoy our two children Jaylene and Kent and their families and Jay & Gilles three children and Kent and Larissa. As of this fall all of our immediate family have become teachers, Fay, Jaylene voice and piano, Gilles manager with a computer company, Larissa Grade 8 in Montreal, son Kent is a Ph. D. candidate at McGill University and teaching in Sound Engineering Dept at McGill, Montreal and myself in God's Church! I'd love to hear from past students of Taylor!

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1980s

Lana Hohn-Martens, AAR, 1984-1986
Still hanging out with my hubby and kids in Calgary! I work for the Calgary Police Service in R and D and my husband teaches in an elementary school. Our son Reese is 6 and our daughter Emma is 4. We are surrounded by extended family and are blessed to have a great church family at Foothills Alliance.

Rhonda Adrian (Sailer), 1986-1988
I have been married for 15 years to Terry Adrian. God has blessed up with 4 children, Karleigh(12) Jayden(11) Tristan (7) and Hunter (3). We have been living in Caroline for the past 4 years and raise Siberian Huskies. As of right now, we have 12 adult dogs and a couple of pups. We have started echinacea farming, so we are very busy in the summer out in the fields. In the winter we are busy running with our children with all the sports and activities they are involved with. We are attending CrossRoads Church in Red Deer and have been part of the church for 13 years. I've been out of touch with everyone for a very long time, so I look forward to hearing from everyone that I had gone to school with many years ago :)

Ryan Stein, Certificate, 1989
Ryan and Honor (Kargas) Stein have 4 children, new addition Adli born July 2005 and live in Craven, Sask.

Ken Walker, B.Th, M.Div, 1969-1973, 1980-1982
Enjoying 32 years in ministry and start of eleventh year pioneering at New Hope Community Church! Fay (nee Shatz, July 5, 1969) is teaching Junior High School French and Language Arts. We enjoy our two children Jaylene and Kent and their families and Jay & Gilles three children and Kent and Larissa. As of this fall all of our immediate family have become teachers, Fay, Jaylene voice and piano, Gilles manager with a computer company, Larissa Grade 8 in Montreal, son Kent is a Ph. D. candidate at McGill University and teaching in Sound Engineering Dept at McGill, Montreal and myself in God's Church! I'd love to hear from past students of Taylor!

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1990s

Mark Aaldyk, BAR, 1987-1991
New Birth: Ellie Shea Aaldyk October 8th 2005 sister to Ashely and Benjamin.

Jeff Artiss, B.Ed, 1992-1994
Jeff & Joanna Artiss (Frost) have one daughter Madelyn Ashleigh (11/25/00). Enjoying life in Kelowna - drop us an email sometime.

Lauren Berg, Rel Ed, 1988-1991
Lauren finished an MDiv in '04 and is pastoring in Parksville, BC. He is loving the church and Island life. He and Denise have 4 children: Joshua and Indianna (6), Noah (4), and Micah (8 mo's).

Stephen & Lisa Carleton (Lapointe), Bib.Studies, 1989-1991
Lisa and I have just made a major transition after living in Winnipeg for 9 1/2yrs. The Lord called us back to Calgary were I am the Associated Pastor at Hawkwood Baptist Fellowship. Lisa is working as a community Health nurse and enjoys every moment. Our 3 children Alexa 5, Kendra 3 1/2, and Aaron who is new (17months) keeps us very busy. God continues to use us in amazing ways and we are thankful for His provision and blessings. Many blessings to all.

Charisse Easter, AA, 1995-1997
I finished my BComm at the U of C in 2001. I married Shawn (a chef from the Calgary Tower) in 2003. I am the sales manager of tourism at the Calgary Tower where I book all the tour groups and school groups etc. No kids - but we do have a pug and fluffy cat.

Coleen Richard (Gabert), AAR Education, 1996-1997
Married René Richard on July 30, 2005 in Springside, SK.

Jolene Bond (Gabert), AAR, 1994
Married Dallas Bond of Kindersley SK on October 15, 2000 in Saskatoon SK.
Gave birth to a son, Ayden Ellis Bond on March 28, 2004 weighing 9 lbs, 21.5 inches long.

Joshua Goetz, CBS, BART, 1993-1994, 2000-2002
Josh is currently the Associate Pastor at First Baptist in Ponoka, Alberta. Sandra stays home with our 4 children. Benjamin (4/2/99), Nathan (7/11/01), Samuel (11/9/03) and Rebekah (8/22/05)

Merlin Grabia, Discovery, 1995-1999
Amy Mahe and I were married August 28th, 1999. We live in Leduc, and I am a welder in Nisku. On July 3, 2003 we had a baby boy Steven Joseph. Drop us a line, we'd love to hear from you.

Nathan Hiller, AAR, 1992-1994
I recently finished my Ph.D. in organizational psychology at Penn State University and am now dodging hurricanes as an assistant professor in Miami!

Christine Langevin (Laird), BAR with Tech Studies, 1997-1999
I married my sweetheart of over 3 years on September 17, 2005. (Finally!) We live in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta. I work in the Training Department at the Shell Canada Products Scotford Complex. I would love to hear from all those I went to NABC with.

Ajit Perera, BCS, 1993-1996
I am now one of the Pastor's at The Grace Evangelical Church (Reformed Baptist) in Colombo, Sri Lanka. I have been in the pastorate here for the last 9 years. I am married to Trudy, and have two daughters Nadheesha (which means "River") and Suasha ("Clean Desires/Aspirations").

Kim Ordaz (Pierce), AA Edu, 1995-1997
My husband, John, and I have been married for 4 years and are actively volunteering on the high school staff at church. I am the payroll manager for a huge restaurant chain called Claim Jumper Restaurants. I love my job and the different people I interact with.

Sharla Hubbard (Quantz), General, 1993-1994
Jason and I now have 3 girls aged 7, 4 and 2. We have recently purchased a house in Edmonton. I continue to teach music and home school my eldest, Brooklyn. Jason and I will be celebrating our 10th anniversary this month.

Christine Dell (Rainer), Dip. Music, 1991-1993
Kevin and I have been married since 1997 and we have two wonderful children, Geoffrey (October 2000) and Jonah (June 2003). My husband works for the City of Edmonton as Investment Manager while I am a stay-at-home mom. We live in Sherwood Park and attend Millwoods Evangelical Free Church. I am involved in music at the church and Kevin just took over the church finances.

Suzanne Kirsch (Raymer), BCM,1995
Married Henry Kirsch and had 2 beautiful children: Sarai born in 2000 and Caleb in 2002. Moved from the Ronald McDonald House and Henry's is finishing his M.Div at Taylor to pastor full-time. In addition to parenting, I'm doing accounting and IT work.

Leanne White (Scheel), AAR Music, 1989-1991
Steve and I (married in 1993) are now living in the greater Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area. We have two children, Nicole (1999) and Jared (2002) who keep me busy at home. Steve is the pastor of Community Life at South Hills Bible Chapel, an interdenominational church in McMurray, PA.

Patrick Schoenberger, M.Div., 1996-1999
Our second daughter arrived, her name in Jalina Grace and she joins Rachel Joy who is almost two! We are still in Stettler!

Kerri Danielson (Stein), Certificate, 1992-1993
Kerri and husband Nevin Danielson had baby girl July 2003 and now a baby boy Aug 2005.

Dan Sudfeld, BAR Ed., 1987-1991
Just took a look at the alumni page and realized we haven't updated for awhile. Marlene and I now have two boys - Mac (5) and Dawson (2). I've been serving as Associate Pastor at Okotoks E. Free Church since 1998.

Michael Tkachuk, M.Div., 1996-1999
Hi from Mike, Meghan and Sydney!!!!

Stefan Ulrich, BAR, MDiv, 1984-1991
I am the Chaplain for the Claresholm Health Region since 2002. I still work for my Uncle on the Farm in the afternoon. Still only have the two wonderful children.

Melanie Ziebart (Wieler), Arts, 1994-1995
Travis and I are proud to announce the arrival of our second daughter-Jacey Brooke-on Nov. 17, of this year.

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2000s

Tawa Anderson, M.Div., 1997-2000
Vanessa & I have three beautiful children - one son, Mataeo (born Aug 2000) and two daughters, Alethea (born July 2003) and Keilani (born April 2005). I am serving as English Pastor at Edmonton Chinese Baptist Church.

Trent Derrick, BAR, 1999-2002, 2005
I am currently a youth leader at St Giles' Presbyterian Church.

Debbie Enslen, Discovery, 2000-2001
I'm still in Edmonton and working for APEGGA

Joshua Goetz, CBS, BART, 1993-1994, 2000-2002
Josh is currently the Associate Pastor at First Baptist in Ponoka, Alberta. Sandra stays home with our 4 children. Benjamin (4/2/99), Nathan (7/11/01), Samuel (11/9/03) and Rebekah (8/22/05)

Elizabeth Guillaume-Koene, M.Div., 2003-2005
I am working half-time for Classis Toronto of the Christian Reformed Church and I'm looking for another half-time job.

Dana James (Keay), BAR, 1992-1993, 1997-2001
Married Damian James(NABC 95-2000) Dec 27 2004. We are currently residing in South Korea teaching English.

Colette Landry, BAR ET, 2002
I am still in Edmonton and have been since I have graduated from Taylor. I am working at the General Hospital it is continuing care center and I am nursing there. the Church that I call home in Central Baptist and I have been attending it for three years. I working with there youth ministry team last year and will be joining them again for the fall. The Lord has blessed me with wonderful friends and a great community of believers here in Edmonton. However my future plans in the next few years is that I am hoping to do missions and Lord willing my first stop will be India (Calcutta).

Colin Montgomery, BR CM, 1998-2001
Since I graduated from NABC I moved to Victoria to be a Youth Pastor of Friendship Baptist. I got married to an amazing woman, my best friend Marla Margetts. She is a middle school teacher as well as a huge volunteer in our church.

Jon & Jill Putz, MDiv, 1997-2000
Jill and I are still living in the Portland area. I'm the associate pastor at Bethany Baptist Church. On April 14, 2004, we were blessed with a beautiful daughter, Raegan Grace. God has been so good to us!

Dylan & Bonnie Richards (Neufeld), BA Rel/Theo, 1999-2002
We are back in Alberta with our two awesome twin daughters Autumn & Emily (b. 2003). Bonnie teaches piano almost full time, and Dylan is starting a YFC chapter / planting a church (busy busy).

Monique Smith, BAR, 1998-2000
After traveling the world and living overseas in South Korea as an ESL teacher, I have decided to hang my boots and settle down in Calgary for a while. Come visit!

Nicole den Ouden (Stienley), Sociology, 2003
Well I me and my husband Andrew are now living in Swift Current, SK! We are expecting a baby in March!

Kristen Heatley (Zimmerman), BA Rel/Theo, 2000-2003
I graduated from TUC in 2003, got married in 2004 to Shawn Heatley who also attended TUC, then went on to work for a while as an accounting clerk in Edmonton, and now we have a 3 month old son named Kaleb! The Lord has been good :) Family life is good, and there's nothing like it... but I still say College Life Rocks!!

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