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1991 Paula Mathias-Fryer and her husband, Stuart, live on California's central coast, near San Luis Obispo. Rob and Barbara Klava-Wilson live in beautiful Eagle, Colo., where Rob is the pastor at Eagle River Presbyterian Church. The couple have three boys, Gunnar (11), Garrett (9), and Luke (5), as well as "the most beautiful daughter," Lorien Ming Rose Wilson (2), adopted from China on April 4, 2005.

1993 Nathaniel David Lewis has worked in China for almost seven years; he resides with his wife, Zhulin, and their two children, Michael Anthony (9) and Jillian Christine (2). Sacha Davis works as a registered nurse in Seattle, Wash. Gabrielle Taylor received her doctorate in psychology from Fuller Theological Seminary in June. Julie Underwood married Bradley Maxham on June 2. Elizabeth Brodie was the maid of honor and Keri (Scott) Gnecco was in attendance. The Maxhams live in Sacramento, Calif., where Elizabeth is a specialist in workers' compensation and disability cases. Molly Jo Bessey is married to Chris Rivelli and living in the Boston area, where they own MJ's Music School. Chris is a drummer with several bands in the New England area, and Molly Jo is an opera singer with local opera companies and orchestras. Melissa McCabe Gombosky and her husband, Jeff, are living in Olympia, Wash., with their two boys, Devin (8) and Daniel (5).

1994 Rebecca Higgins lives in Spokane with her husband, Mike, and is at home with their three children. Brett and Wendy (McCaffree) Shoemaker live in Puyallup, Wash., where Brett is the youth director at Shepherd of the Hill Presbyterian Church and Wendy is a first-grade teacher in the Puyallup School District. They have two children, Emma and Ellie. Mark and Gretchen (Rose, '95) Wolf recently finished remodeling their home in Spokane's Manito Park area. Gretchen competed in this year's Boston Marathon and Coeur d'Alene Ironman Triathlon. Mark is a geriatric psychiatrist at Group Health Permanente, in Spokane.

1995 Loren Ayresman, who lives in Paia, Hawaii, received the 2005 Presidential Award of Excellence in Mathematics Teaching.

1996 Robyn Chambers graduated from Washington State University Intercollegiate College of Nursing and now lives in Boise, Idaho, where she works in the intensive-care unit at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center. Kevin Parker has opened several Dutch Brothers Coffee Shops in Oregon and Washington with his business partner, Bill Smith. A portion of an upcoming film, Home of the Brave, was filmed at one of their shops. Kevin and his wife, Kerry (Hultz, '95), have recently moved to Spokane. Ted Fedyk and his wife, Tara, have four-year-old twin boys, Dylan and Luke, and a daughter, Ella. They live in Belgrade, Mont. Nobuyuki and Ritsuko Suga were married in 2003 and are living in Vancouver, Wash. Heather Steckler-Parker and her husband, Derrick Parker, were joined in concert by other singers on Aug. 4 at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture through the Spokane-Coeur d'Alene Opera. Steckler-Parker holds a master's degree and a performer's certificate from the Eastman School of Music, in Rochester, N.Y. Sara Johnson lives in Ennis, Mont., and recently opened an athletic club and property-management company in addition to her real-estate company.

1997 Derek Smith is celebrating his fifth year as the owner of Edivise, a software consulting business. The company opened a new office in Durham, N.C., and continues to serve clients nationwide. Derek's wife, Janise (Matyas) Smith, graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary in May 2005, with master's degrees in divinity and Christian education. She is serving as an associate pastor for spiritual growth and discipleship at Triangle Presbyterian Church, in Durham, N.C. Jamie Friedman presented a paper at the International Medieval Congress at the University of Leeds, in England. She is currently attending Cornell University, where she is working on her Ph.D. in medieval studies. Aimee Moiso graduated from San Francisco Theological Seminary with an M.Div. degree. She is working on a master's in ecumenical studies through the Bossey Ecumenical Institute, a program of the World Council of Churches located outside Geneva, Switzerland. Erin (Cummings) Helbling is a school nurse in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Elizabeth (Bothwell) Henrikson and her husband, Mark, live in Elk Grove, Calif. Elizabeth is a junior-high language-arts and history teacher in Sacramento.

1998 Bree Davidson and Michelle Wills recently bought their first home, in Des Moines, Wash. They have a two-year-old daughter, Kyan. Melissa Dunn married Christian Cohea on Nov. 12, 2005. In attendance were Keith, '79, and Jenny (Shaver, '82) DeVries, Kristel (DeVries) Kays, '04, and Megan (Dunn) Shull, '01. Melissa is currently the assistant director for annual campaigns at California State University, Fullerton. Mikayla Paris works as an ELL teacher in Renton, Wash., and is a high-school youth volunteer at Antioch Bible Church. Hilary Grey is a middle-school counselor; she lives in Wilsonville, Ore. Jeremy Watson recently received his master of divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. Chad and Shayna Dahl bought a house in The Dalles, Ore., where Chad is in his second year of teaching. Carley Bush and Dustin Collins were married in a civil ceremony on July 13 and in a Christian service on Sept. 24. After her graduation from Whitworth, Bush received a graduate degree in electrical engineering from the University of Washington and is currently working in Saudi Arabia for Prince Alwaleed bin Talal. Elizabeth Vernon married Peter Kelley on Aug. 26, and is currently in the master's in teaching program at Seattle University. Erik Olson married Melissa May on May 17 in Port Gamble, Wash. Rebecca (Uejio) Schmidt is currently teaching fourth- and fifth-grade classroom music at Dena Boer Elementary School, in Salida, Calif. Joe Helbling is an advanced-learning teacher in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Kirsten Sabata and her husband, Doug, are living in Spokane with their three children, Jacob, Elizabeth and Eli. Kirsten teaches English and Spanish at Gonzaga Prep, and Doug is a school counselor at Post Falls High School, in Idaho.

1999 Andrew Lane works for Salem Leadership Foundation, a faith-based nonprofit organization serving the community of Salem, Ore. He manages a project that focuses on providing after-school opportunities for children. Tyler Jordan recently married Veronica Danielian. They live in North Bergen, N.J. Heather Smith received her master's degree in divinity from Regent College, in Vancouver, Canada, in May. She is currently pursuing ordination in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and working as an assistant pastor at Richmond Presbyterian Church, Richmond, British Columbia. Steve and Jorene (Riggins) Klopsch live in Spokane, where Steve teaches chemistry at Shadle Park High School and Jorene is a second-grade teacher at Regal Elementary. Sarah Pudlas and her daughter, Makenna, live in San Antonio, Texas, where Sarah works for Bulverde United Methodist Church. Angela Stark teaches elementary physical education in Lexington, Ky. Jason Durocher married Caroline DeVries, '03, on May 27 in Seattle. Jason is head athletic trainer at Hastings College and was recently selected 2006 National Athletic Trainer of the Year by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. Amanda Ayars is an associate pastor at the Presbyterian Church of Novato, in Novato, Calif. Michael and Amy (Ryan) Lawlor, '98, moved from Washington, D.C., to Missoula, Mont., where Michael has a private law practice. Jodi Carlson lives in Hillsboro, Ore., and works for the Luis Palau Association as an Internet content editor. Camille Cooke is the marketing manager for the Cato Institute, a nonprofit, public-policy think tank in Washington, D.C. Megan Banasek and her partner are living in Portland, Ore., with her son and a cat. She is working on her master's degree in library science.


1990 A girl, Sierra Chiyoko Kiyasu, to Emily (Kiyasu) and Matthew Jew,
July 28
1991 A boy, Charles, to Paula Mathias-Fryer and Stuart Fryer, May 16, 2004
1991 A girl, Estella Claire, to Brian and Diana (Bell, '95) Gage, Feb. 6
1991 A girl, Sophia, to Ronald and Valerie (Ganir) Knott, March 11
1991 A boy, Zachary, to Melody (Wapstra) and Thomas Leeker, Oct. 5, 2004
1991 A boy, Owen Alexander, to Kelley Strawn and Alejandra Reyes, June 26
1992 A boy, Oliver Reid, to Dianna (Cooke) and Greg Pategas, June 16
1992 A boy, Derek Lewis, to Beth (Knutson) and Danny Roe, June 19
1993 A girl, Brooke, to Stacy (Kramarz) and Wade Hammond, April 8,
1994 A girl, Rebekah Grace, to Michelle (Ryker) and Erik Batsford, Feb. 14
1994 A girl, Ellie Jane, to Brett and Wendy (McCaffree) Shoemaker, April 4, 1995 A boy, Calvin Jace, to Brandon and Kristina (Johnson, '96) Bailey, March 7
1995 A boy, Owen, to Amy (Roberts) and Billy Wark, '96, Nov. 4, 2005
1996 A girl, Ella, to Ted and Tara Fedyk, Sept. 10,
1996 A girl, Sarah Abigail, to Sheri (Schueler) and Jeffrey Childers, March 31
1996 A boy, Aaron Emmanuel Peter, to Douglas and Erika Haub, Jan. 1
1996 A boy, Ian, to Andrew and Wendi (Story) McFarland, Nov. 1,
1996 A girl, Chazelle, to Brandon and Arlianne (Low) Mokiao, Oct. 6,
1996 A boy, Akiya, to Nobuyuki and Ritsuko Suga, Oct. 10
1996 A girl, Zoe Rose, to Jeremy and Amy Varo-Haub, '98, May 27
1997 A boy, Andrew Charles, to John and Kelly (Rodimel) Rasmussen,
April 22
1998 A boy, Ben Padraig, to Amy (Torrell) and James Carter, March 17
1998 A girl, Madison Grace, to Jennifer (Parrish) and Scott Lunde, June 3
1998 A girl, Eve Violet, to Matty (Broker) and Frank Moore, '02, April 18
1998 A boy, Nathaniel John Sloan, to Beth (Robblee) and Aaron Soderlund, April 2
1999 A girl, Mackenzie, to Lori (Macduff) and Christopher Goodsel,
Jan. 29, 2005
1999 A boy, Noah Earl, to Steve and Jorene (Riggins) Klopsch, March 24, 1999 A girl, Analina, to Lukas and Gretchen (Fisher, '00) Naugle, Dec. 28,
1999 A girl, Makenna Lynn, to Sarah (Mellenberger) Pudlas, Dec. 29, 2005
1999 Twins, Mackenzie Kayte and Parker James, to Douglas and Kelly (Starkweather) Schulz, June 2
1999 A boy, Alexander, to Angela (Hoff) and Aaron Stark, June 21, 2005
1999 A girl, Ellie Grace, to Erin (Gauntlett) and Jason VanderMeide, April 27
1999 A boy, Daniel, to Amy (Ritter) and Shawn Williams, Feb. 9, 2005


Jane Newton, '97, died June 9. A 49-year Spokane resident, she was a champion for lifelong education. She retired from a 47-year career with the National Association of Credit Management in 2006. She is survived by her husband, two sons, six grandchildren, a sister, and her mother.

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