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Carolina Coline McConnel
Carolina Coline on Oct. 2, 2011, to Jessica (Knight) -04- and Todd McConnel -03-
Harley Joseph Yake
Harley Joseph on Sept. 18, 2012, to Kendall (Yoder) -04- and Kyle Yake -04-, joining brother Ryan
Jonathon Philip Howard Hoyt
Jonathon Philip Howard on May 3, 2012, to Kaylene (Kinzler) -05- and Jason Hoyt -01-
Eloise Marie Lawrence
Eloise Marie on Feb. 4, 2013, to Jenica (Salisbury) -04- and Eric Lawrence -04-, joining sisters Madelyn and Abigail
Ruby Tyler Hill
Ruby Tyler on Feb. 8, 2013 to Amy (Carner) -04- and Tyler Hill -04-
Levi William Stark
Levi William on Mar. 20, 2012, to Brittany (Lawrence) Stark -11- and David Stark
Thaddeus James Stanley Samuel
Thaddeus James Stanley on July 26, 2012, to Kristina Scharfenberg -02- and Prem George Samuel
Clayton Mark Dwello
Clayton Mark on Sept. 12, 2012, to Danielle (Pridgen) -07- and Zachary Dwello -04-, joining sister Jordyn
Ashlyn Rae and Sierra Mae Comingdeer
Ashlyn Rae and Sierra Mae on April 13, 2012, to Tara (Poole) -01- and Ryan Comingdeer -00-, joining, sisters Alexa, Morgan, and Hadley
Elizabeth Suzanne Fleming
Elizabeth Suzanne on May 4, 2012 to Molly (Bales) -04- and Robert Fleming (99)
Nikki and Kenton Lee
Nikki Bodenstab -06- and Kenton Lee -07- on June 24, 2012, Nampa, Idaho.
Sarah and Austin Dean
Sarah Pence -09- and Austin Dean on Dec. 10, 2011, in Shoreline, Wash. The couple resides in Redmond, Wash.
Sara and Jarek Szymanski
Sara (Sohriakoff) -05- and Jarek Szymanski on Aug. 18, 2012, in Hood River, Ore.
Shanna and Mark Teeter
Shanna Bunn -98- and Mark Teeter -98- on August 25, 2012. The couple resides in Dayton, Ore.
Heather and AJ Sevier
Heather Pence (09) and AJ Sevier (11) on July 16, 2011, in Shoreline, Wash. The couple resides in Bradley, Illinois.
Amanda and Marty Luttrell
Amanda (Snyder) Luttrell -12- and Marty Luttrell (11) on Aug. 4, 2012. The couple resides in Nampa, Idaho.
Alexandra and Renatto Brito
Alexandra (Rus) and Renatto Brito -11-on June 11, 2011 in Portland, Ore. The couple resides in Vancouver, Wash.
Kelly and Filon Moroshan
Kelly Sandlin -10- and Filon Moroshan -10- on November 10, 2012. The couple resides in San Diego, Cali.
News by Decade
Carol (Alyea) Barrera -68- and her husband, Rodrigo, have served with Wycliffe Bible Translators in Guatemala since 1975. In 2010, a translation of the New Testament in the Achí language was made available to the Mayan ethnic group that lives in the department of Baja Verapaz. Currently the Barreras are cooperating with a Guatemalan organization AECM that is working in a number of Mayan languages, translating the Old Testament into those languages. The Barreras' daughter and family live in the Middle East, and their son and family in Wyoming. They have four grandchildren, one born in Morocco.
Rolynd Puckett (67) was recognized in February by Portland, Ore. TriMet public transit agency as a “Gold Master Operator,” part of its Master Operator Program. The designation recognizes bus and rail operators who achieve “overall excellence in their duties as professional drivers.” Grand Master level is achieved after 30 performance awards. Puckett joins only two other TriMet drivers to achieve the level. In Puckett’s 38 year career with TriMet, he has logged 58,000 hours of driving.
Dennis Johnson -76- has been elected to the IDACORP and Idaho Power Company boards of directors. Johnson has been President and CEO of United Heritage Mutual Holding Company since 2001; he has also held the positions of President and CEO of United Heritage Life Insurance Company and United Heritage Financial Group since 1999.
Dr. Dale Brueggemann -79- Eurasia missionary with Assemblies of God Missions along with his wife Janice has been appointed by Tyndale House in Cambridge, England, as Director of Distance Research for their STEP Project (Scripture Tools for Every Person).
Mark Collins -71- has taken a position as principal and middle school teacher at Foothills Christian School in Mount Vernon, Washington. Previously, he was a teacher and principal for 33 years in the public schools in Grandview, Sedro Woolley, and Burnington, Washington, and seven years as pastor of Christ The King Community Church in Sedro-Woolley, Washington.
Erwin L Sonnenberg -76- was elected President of the Idaho Association of Counties in September. Erwin has the distinction of being the first coroner in Idaho to be elected President in the Association, which involves representing Idaho with the National Association of Counties (NaCo) and will include trips to Washington D. C. for conferences and legislative meetings among various other places of travel within the United States. It is a one year commitment with another year as Past President. Erwin is coroner of Ada County.
Dr. Reg Finger -76- has accepted appointment to the faculty of Indiana Wesleyan University, where he will teach epidemiology, biostatistics, and research methods for the new Master of Public Health program beginning in the fall of 2013, and for the IWU School of Nursing beginning in the summer. Reg and Annette will be moving to IN after 16 years in Colorado. Reg's son and daughter-in-law Dawson and Lydia Finger (both NNU '10) continue to live and work in the Nampa area.
Dean Carlson -83- has been selected as the next president of OC (One Challenge) International effective January 1, 2015. As part of the transition, effectively immediately, Dean will become president-elect. Dean most recently served as Vice President Global Ministries at OC International.
Lisa (Hoyle) -86- and Brain Haley -83- recently transitioned to Hawaii. Brian is currently assigned as Chaplain, USCG District 14, Honolulu, Hi. He is one of 40 active duty Navy Chaplains serving with the U.S. Coast Guard. Lisa continues to homeschool their son Patrick who is now a High School Sophomore.
Brian Westcott -97- was awarded the Red Bastien Award from the Cauliflower Alley Club on April 17, 2012 in Las Vegas. The Cauliflower Alley Club is a professional wrestler group.
Randy Brothers -93- has been hired as Nampa Christian High School’s new Athletic Director.
Jeff Kinneeveauk -96-, president and CEO of ASRC Energy Services, was named 2012 Professional of the Year by the American Indian Science and Engineering Society. The award was presented during the 34th AISES Annual National Conference, held in November in Anchorage, Alaska.
La Dawn (Ames) Anderst -90- is the new CEO of the Idaho Association of REALTORS, Boise. She has worked for IAR for 22 years in such roles as education director, membership services director, convention coordinator, director of operations, and the interim CEO.
Kristin (Bruening) Bjorkman -98- was selected as an honoree at the 2012 Women of Today and Tomorrow luncheon, an annual community event supporting the Girl Scouts. Women who earn the award are honored for being community-centered and demonstrating extraordinary vision, achievement and leadership. The focus of the 2012 event was preparing girls for leaderships in fields not previously accessible to them, such as science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Kristin is a partner at Hawley Troxell in Boise, focusing on commercial and real estate financing. Following her BA from NNU, she completed a law degree from the University of Idaho College of Law. She was recognized in Idaho Business Review’s Accomplished Under 40 in 2012 and earned the Women’s and Children’s Alliance TWIN award in 2011. She is a member of Leadership Boise class of 2011-2013, serves on the Boise Young Professionals membership committee and the Commercial Real Estate Women Idaho membership committee, and served for four years on the Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity Board of Trustees.
Edward Miles -93- has been appointed chief executive officer of Medford Medical Clinic. Most recently, Miles served as senior vice president/chief operating officer of Memorial Physicians at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital. In addition to his duties as chief operating officer, he also was an assistant vice president of the Physician Practice Division of Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital and has been an active member in the Medical Group Management Association for several years.
Jeff Poe -99- has accepted the manager position of the Integrated Access Team, Children and Young People Services for Cambridgeshire County Council in the United Kingdom.
Fernando Almeida –MBA-09- a Nazarene missionary from Portugal, was elected the new rector of Nazarene Seminary of South America in March. Fernando and his wife, Liliana, have served as global missionaries in the Church of the Nazarene since 2004. He graduated with an associate’s degree in Bible and theology from the Portuguese Bible Institute in 1991. Later, he completed a MA in theology from Nazarene Theological College, Manchester, England (2000) and an MBA in church administration from NNU.
Bobby Kizer -02- received his full licensure as a Counseling Psychologist in Louisiana after completing his PhD in Counseling Psychology in 2011. He has opened a private practice doing individual, couples, and group therapy in Metairie, Louisiana and is teaching part-time at Xavier University New Orleans.
Bethany (Dwello) Mello -03- completed her Doctorate in Nursing Practice in December 2011 and became a certified Nurse Practitioner in February 2012. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nursing at Jamestown College and recently started working at Anne Carlsen Center (ACC) as a Nurse Practitioner. ACC is a residential facility for severely mentally and physically handicapped children, along with a unit for children with severe behavioral issues. The Mellos have recently adopted their second child. His name is Briarus Kurtis James Mello and his big sister Maddy just adores him.
David Hille -03- and his family have relocated to Norman, Oklahoma, where David is studying in the Department of Biology’s graduate program. The Hille's three year old Adele is doing great and they have a new addition, Henry, who is now eight months old.
Brendan Blowers -06- is in Nampa on furlough after four years of missionary work in Costa Rica with MAF (Mission Aviation Fellowship). He is raising support to return in January 2013. Visit maf.org/blowers for more information.
Andy Johnson –MS-08- is joining Price Associates as a team dynamics specialist. Johnson works with groups to prevent, reduce, manage, and eliminate conflict and its detrimental effect on the workplace and the bottom line. He will be based in the Treasure Valley and will serve Price Associates' clients throughout the US. Andy is a licensed professional counselor and an ordained minister in the Evangelical Methodist Church, and author of the soon-to-be-released "The End of Conflict: Wisdom on the Journey Until Then."
Mark Wade -11- is in the United States Coast Guard and will be in the Ceremonial Honor Guard for the next two years.
Shelby Lindley -12- is Central Wyoming College's new men's basketball coach and will lead the Rustlers for the 2012-13 season. Lindley spent the past season at Idaho State University where he was the graduate assistant/director of basketball operations. Before joining the staff at ISU, Lindley spent two years at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho, and the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls, Idaho, where he worked under hall of fame coach Tim Hills, Brandon Rinta and Steve Gosar.
Ruth (Herron) Cook -51- on April 18, 2013, Denver, Colo.
Betty Jean (Stinnette) Heimgartner (58) on Oct. 2, 2012, Nampa, Idaho
Gordon Stewardson (02) on Mar. 29, 2013, Mission, BC.
Elaine (Newton) Slonaker -51- on April 10, 2013, Meridian, Idaho
Mark Emerson, former professor, April 9, 2013, Nampa, Idaho
Glen Wardlaw -56- on March 24, 2013, Nampa, Idaho
Mary (Moore) Wardlaw -53- on March 10, 2013, Nampa, Idaho
Rev. Herb Ketterling -51- on March 11, 2013, Greeley, Colo.
Betty (Williams) Satchell Clearman (52) on Feb. 9, 2013, Lincoln, Mont.
Tina (Patterson) Knight -45- on Jan. 23, 2013, Newberg, Ore.
Lynn Hills (68) on Feb. 18, 2013, Nampa, Idaho
Lois (Snyder) Sullivan (33) on Feb. 8, 2013, Jacksonville, Ore.
Lorene (Flynn) Cameron -46- on Feb. 23, 2013, Meridian, Idaho
Robert Tolbert -45- on Jan. 31, 2013, Canby, Ore.
Dolores (Mickelberry) Harper (50) on Feb.11, 2013, Nampa, Idaho
Hugh D. Schmelzenbach -70- on Feb. 8, 2013, Portland, Ore.
Virginia (Likins ) Mottram (41) on Jan. 31, 2013, Nampa, Idaho
Robert Tolbert -45- on Jan.31, 2013, Canby, Ore.
Matthew Blalock, Sr. -70- on Dec. 12, 2012, Nampa, Idaho
Hazel (Edgar) Blum (49) on Jan. 2, 2013, Tillamook, Ore.
Mabel (Allen) Hunter -41- on Dec. 5, 2012, Hayden, Idaho
Dorothy Long -46- on Jan. 14, 2013, Nampa, Idaho
Terrence Thompson -69- on Jan. 20, 2013, Anchorage, Alaska
Dr. John Luik -71- Dec. 16, 2012, St. Catherines, Ontario
Paul Snyder (39) on Sept. 27, 2012, Bellevue, Wash.
Merle Wright (41) on June 21, 2012, Lynden, Wash.
Joseph Yoder -43- on July 8, 2012, Vancouver, Wash.
Harold Willis (43) on Sept. 26, 2012, Hermitage, Tenn.
David Carter -45- on July 23, 2011, Council, Idaho
Lona (Kaylor) Pointer -45- on Oct. 16, 2012, Meridian, Idaho
Charlotte (Clark) Helliwell -47- on Oct. 25, 2012, Kirkland, Wash.
Barbara (Anderson) -48- Durbin on Oct. 19, 2012, McMinnville, Ore.
Lois (Scholten) Neubaur -49- on Oct. 1, 2012, Yakima, Wash.
A. Glee (Barnett) Smith-Maier (53) on Sept. 6, 2012, Spokane Valley, Wash.
Ray Hendrix (56) on Nov. 6, 2012, Stilwell, Kan.
Betty Waller -59- on Oct. 8, 2012, Boise, Idaho
Robert Pauley -59- Oct. 21, 2011, Hastings, Neb.
Margaret (Snarr) Murray -60- on Dec. 13, 2011, Grangeville, Idaho
Bonnie (Hine) Swaim -64- on June 29, 2012, LaCanada, Calif.
Richard Schrader -84- on May 27, 2012, Weimar, Calif.
Mike Lyons -83- on Dec. 3, 2011 in Soldotna, Alaska
Tim Shea -88- on Sept.10, 2012, Meridian, Idaho
Lisa Worthington-Brown -98- on Aug. 1, 2012, Kirkland, Wash.