James Stanley Christen

James Stanley on July 7, 2016 to Kim (Berberick) ('08) and Sean Christen

Ava Mae Knutson

Ava Mae on April 6, 2018 to Jenna (Cypert) ('08) and Kevin Knutson ('07)

Leeland Kekoa Nelson

Leeland Kekoa on May 3, 2018 to Jordan (Hazen) ('16) and Lani Nelson ('14)

Taiya Marie Alexandria Lubiens

Taiya Marie Alexandria on May 5, 2018 to Jamie (Campbell) Lubiens ('05) and Trevor Lubiens , joining Kellom

Emily Irene Snell

Emily Irene on May 26, 2018 to Karen (Faucette) Snell ('07) and Jason Snell , joining Abigail

Canyon Mae Ballard

Canyon Mae on May 30, 2018 to Stacie (Martin) ('11) and Brad Ballard

Reese Olivia Reimers

Reese Olivia on June 8, 2018 to Libby (Wensel) and Aaron Reimers ('07)

Hansen Hardy

Hansen on July 17, 2018 to Reisa (Fessler) ('12) and Nick Hardy ('13)

William Xander Costello

William Xander on August 3, 2018 to Amy Parsons ('00) and Alex Costello ('00), joining Jameson

McKinley Anne Phillips

McKinley Anne on August 9, 2018 to Kristin Refsland ('12) and Adam Phillips

Jeremiah James Wunder

Jeremiah James on September 12, 2018 to Lacey (Bruner) ('11) and Jeren Wunder , joining Josiah

Melia Marie Merizema

Melia Marie on October 31, 2018 to Christina (Smith) ('09) and Schadrac Merizema

Hazel Claire Gould

Hazel Claire on November 17, 2018 to Courtney and Anthony Gould ('05), joining Jackson and Isaiah

Luke Wayne Mangeac

Luke Wayne on February 5, 2019 to Kimi Slonaker ('11) and Jerry Mangeac ('11), joining Alan and Jaxon

Piper Ann Roberts

Piper Ann on April 17, 2019 to Katie Bower ('07) and Aaron Roberts

Malachi Jesse Hendrie Samuel

Malachi Jesse Hendrie on April 23, 2019 to Kristina (Scharfenberg) ('02) and Prem George Samuel , joining Thaddeus, Gideon, Aurellia

Finley Everett Van Stone

Finley Everett on May 3, 2019 to Megan (Yergenson) ('10) and Chris Van Stone ('10), joining Adalynn and Avery

Jace Janae Oliver

Jace Janae on June 13, 2019 to Tyler and Joel Oliver ('10), joining Carter

Bennett Daniel Lloyd

Bennett Daniel on June 29, 2019 to Shanae Galloway ('11) and Christopher Lloyd

Weston Laird

Weston on July 3, 2019 to Kaitlin (Mansuetti) ('13) and Jeff Laird ('10), joining Kendal and Emmett

Hannah Lynn Boeckel

Hannah Lynn on July 14, 2019 to Lynsey ('10) and Ben Boeckel ('07)

Elizabeth Rose Goudy

Elizabeth Rose on October 29, 2019 to Kori (Rayborn) ('13) and Myles Goudy

Emerson David Godfrey

Emerson David on November 17, 2019 to Emily (Ellis) ('15) and Josh Godfrey ('14)

Daniel Gregory Black

Daniel Gregory on January 6, 2020 to Joanna (Vanderpool) and Jeremy Black , joining Elizabeth and Emma

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Jenna and Cole Logemann

Jenna (Smith) ('18) and Cole Logemann ('18) on June 2, 2018 in Ashland, Oregon

Lindsey and Cody Pyell

Lindsey (Mason) ('17) and Cody Pyell (') on June 16, 2018 in Nampa, ID

Esther and William Mills

Esther (Heath) ('02) and William Mills (') on July 28, 2018 in Hoonah, AK

Calli and Greg Smith

Calli (Knight) ('18) and Greg Smith ('18) on July 2, 2018 in Nampa, Idaho

Jordan and Lani Nelson

Jordan (Hazen) ('16) and Lani Nelson ('14) on August 1, 2015 in Star, Idaho

Ashley Little and Jonathan Little

Ashley Little (Egger) ('11) and Jonathan Little (') on July 30, 2017 in Puyallup, WA

Angela and Scott Pence

Angela (Babbitt) (') and Scott Pence ('13) on August 5, 2017 in Shoreline, Washington

Christina and Jordan Dyk

Christina (Ciampi) ('15) and Jordan Dyk ('15) on July 28, 2018 in Salem, OR

Mandi and Herb Partsch

Mandi (Dick) ('10) and Herb Partsch (') on June 30, 2018 in Tacoma, WA

Dorothy and Ed Butler

Dorothy (Ackerman) ('13) and Ed Butler (') on October 26, 2018 in Arlington, VA

Jenna and Andrew Fillmore

Jenna (Whitney) ('17) and Andrew Fillmore ('17) on May 12, 2017 in Meridian, ID

Kristin and Andrew Constantinescu

Kristin (Gould) ('09) and Andrew Constantinescu (') on June 29, 2018 in Portland, OR

Jacquelyn and Nathan Capen

Jacquelyn (Vanderpool) ('06) and Nathan Capen (') on October 27, 2018 in Emmett, ID

Brittany and Erik Valenti

Brittany (Wenger) (') and Erik Valenti ('08) on July 2, 2016 in Irvine, CA

Amy and Mark Caven

Amy (Wheeler) ('18) and Mark Caven ('15) on March 23, 2019 in Nampa, ID

Kelsey and Ryan Winningham

Kelsey (Nails) ('16) and Ryan Winningham (') on June 13, 2020 in Boise, Idaho

Lawanna and Rob Pierce

Lawanna (Lancaster) ('99) and Rob Pierce (') on November 9, 2019 in Nampa, ID

In Memory

Robert Anderson ('50)
on December 31, 2018 in Beaverton, OR

Wendell Bartlow ('46)
on September 16, 2018 in Nampa, ID

Pearl (Wilcox) Bellamy ('57)
on May 20, 2018 in Goldendale, Washington

Peter Burkhart ('50)
on August 1, 2018 in Nampa, ID

John Cantrell ('56)
on September 19, 2018 in Oregon

Leland Carter ('61)
on January 30, 2020 in Keizer, OR

Donald Crawford ('58)
on February 15, 2019 in Bonney Lake, WA

Donald Crawford ('59)
on January 1, 2019 in Bonney lake, WA

Janette (Pease) Dean ('60)
on February 3, 2018 in Chandler, Arizona

Brian Fitch ('79)
on October 12, 2018 in Eugene, Oregon

Erlene Fivecoat ('52)
on November 4, 2019 in Newberg, OR

John Harris ('49)
on April 15, 2019 in Nampa, ID

Larry Hawn ('83)
on November 7, 2018 in Anchorage, AK

Jack Clayton Hawthorne ('49)
on April 22, 2019 in Knoxville, Tennesse

Dr. Martha Hopkins ('59)
on June 26, 2019 in Nampa, Idaho

Denton Jakobitz ('68)
on May 16, 2018 in Bellevue, WA

Rev Volney Johnson ('51)
on October 18, 2018 in Meridian, Idaho

Pauline (Rinehart) Kunkel ('51)
on May 5, 2018 in Urbana, IL

Kathy (Mosteller) Loeber ('65)
on February 17, 2019 in Richland, Washington

Barbara (Seibel) Martell ('72)
on March 4, 2018 in Nampa, ID

Nancy Mars Miller ('61)
on January 31, 2019 in Buckeye, Arizona

Nancy Mars Miller ('61)
on January 31, 2019 in Buckeye, AZ

Esther (Cockerham) Muffet ('49)
on March 12, 2019 in Parma, ID

Ralph Nichols II ('66)
on April 28, 2019 in Seatac, Washington

W. Warren Patterson
on September 16, 2018 in Salem, OR

Kristina (Dickinson) Quevedo
on January 23, 2019 in Joshua, Texas

Janet (Kiemel) Ream
on January 20, 2020 in Olathe, KS

Donald Rosenbaum
on March 9, 2019 in College Place, WA

Thelma (Waller) Thompson
on February 14, 2020 in Nampa, ID

Linda (Jacobson) Thompson ('65)
on March 11, 2019 in Tacoma

Eleanor M. (Ernest) Vance ('44)
on January 14, 2019 in Cherokee, Iowa

Lowell Welker ('62)
on June 27, 2018 in Renton

Ida (Beeman) Westland ('50)
on May 30, 2018 in Colorado Springs

Megan (Renton) Wiedmeier ('89)
on January 20, 2018 in Meridian

Cecil Wilson ('68)
on December 5, 2018 in Caldwell, ID

Wesley Woolbright Sr. ('64)
on December 28, 2018 in Kennewick, Washington


Amy Hagemeier Ackley ('96) Amy completed her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership at Northwest Nazarene University in May of 2019. Amy will continue her position as an assistant professor in NNU's Graduate Education Department.

Nick Aldinger ('13) Nick Aldinger, an NNU MBA Grad, is the owner of IBL Events Expositions & Tradeshows located in Meridian, ID.

Kim (Corbett) Andersen ('82) Kim (Corbett) Andersen -82- was presented Boise School District's Red Apple Award, April 2018, for outstanding service to education. Kim currently teaches third grade and recently completed her 36th year of teaching. During her career, she has taught kindergarten through third grade. In addition to her B.A., Kim holds a master's degree in curriculum and instruction.

Paul Beals ('50) Paul W. Beals, NNC Class of 1950. Traveled to Nepal twice in 2019, to teach graduate classes in a Nondenominational Christian College.

Jubilee Bales Carr ('00) After joining Wycliffe Bible Translators in 2016, Jason and Jubilee Carr (Bales) along with their six children are serving in support roles to Bible translation in Ukarumpa, Papua New Guinea. Jubilee is currently teaching grade one students of five different nationalities at the Ukarumpa International School.

Teresa Brackett Carroll ('81) Teresa Brackett ('81) took a position at Christian Copyright Licensing International as their Global Customer Service and Sales Manager.

Matthew Chitwood ('04) Matt Chitwood ‘04 began a two-year fellowship with the Institute of Current World Affairs in December 2017. He lives in a remote village (350 people!) in the tea mountains of Yunnan, China and is writing about the transformation of Yunnan Province.

David Christofferson ('78) David recently retired from AXA Life Insurance in NY City, and moved full time to Cairo, NY at the base of the Catskil mountains. He's working on a new drone photography business, and continuing video editing projects for real estate, construction markets. He's also writing some comedy and just started my first screenplay. He's never married, however he has been with a domestic partner, Ava, for 19 years. He spent 32 years at AXA, and now he enjoys golf, driving his truck and tractor on their 17 acres on Catskill creek in the town of Cairo, NY.

John Eaton ('16) John has a planned DPT graduation May, 2020 from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

Richard Etulain ('59) Dick Etulain's recent book "Ernest Haycox and the Western" has just been named the book of the year 2017-18) by the Western Literature Association. Etulain is the author or editor of more than 50 books, with two volumes on Billy the Kid forthcoming and another book on Abraham Lincoln and Mount Rushmore in the works.

Raulin Feria ('16) I was the first male graduate of the MSN Leadership and Education program in 2016. I recently got appointed by the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and the California State University Los Angeles (CSULA) School of Nursing as one of their Clinical Faculty. I am involved in Clinical teaching, preceptorship, and mentoring of BSN and Masters entry-level nursing students. I am also currently one of the Certified Pediatric Nurse Champion for the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB). I am actively involved in item test writing, exam development, and promotion of certification for this national certifying board for Pediatric Nursing Specialty.

Melissa (Prather) Gentry ('05) Melissa was recently named CEO of the Nampa Boys & Girls Club. Melissa has been serving at the BGC for more than thirteen years. In 2018 the BGC served 1323 youth.

Lisa (Hoyle) Haley ('86) Graduated Summa Cum Laude with a MS in Family & Consumer Sciences at The University of Tennessee Martin in May 2019. The College of Agriculture & Applied Sciences and UTM selected Lisa as the recipient of the Outstanding Graduate FCS Student. Lisa was also elected to Phi Kappa Phi and Sigma Alpha Pi Honor Societies.

Jason Hoyt ('01) Was awarded NNU Counselor Education Department Supervisor of the Year at the Idaho Counseling Association Annual Conference 2018.

Terry Irish ('74) Carol Helliwell Irish -74- continues to serve as the Administrative Assistant to the Assistant Superintendent of Personnel in the Covina-Valley Unified School District, Los Angeles County, California where she has worked for the past eight years. Rev. Dr. Terry Irish -74- retired in 2019 after more than 40 years of full-time pastoral ministry in the Church of the Nazarene, the final 10 years as a chaplain at City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, California.

Jas Krdzalic ('03) Jas Krdzalic is the President of Vitalize, LLC and leader of its three subsidiary companies:, Verity Brands, and WeMotivate. During the last 20 years of his professional career, Jas has established his expertise in strategic planning, corporate development, and operational execution. He has spent a better portion of his career in the technology sector leading teams in development and implementation of new business models. As an amateur bodybuilder, Jas has been a part of the health and fitness industry for many years. It was only natural for him to couple a professional career with his passion for fitness by joining the Vitalize team. Jas holds a Bachelor’s degree in business from University of Idaho and an MBA from NNU.

Jedediah Kuhn ('05) Completed his Ph.D. in American Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington in June 2018. He will join the Department of Historical Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2018.

Kenton Lee ('07) Kenton released his book "The Power of Small Things," coauthored by Holly Beech ('11), at the October ten year anniversary celebration of his non-profit organization Because International. The book shares the inside story of the creation of The Shoe That Grows. Because International has distributed over 290,000 pairs of shoes around the world and has a mission to use products as solutions to alleviate poverty by meeting immediate needs and creating opportunities for empowerment.

Jessica Marley ('12) Jessica Marley was named as Lieutenant in the Patrol Bureau. She is the first female Lieutenant in the Idaho Falls Police Department. Marley has been with the police department since 2001, serving as a Patrol Officer, Detective, Neighborhood Police Officer, and Patrol Sergeant. She served on the SWAT team for 9 years. She has a degree from ISU and Masters of Social Work from Northwest Nazarene University.

Onjoli Martelly ('14) Onjoli Martelly has started a new position as the Associate Producer Rights and Clearances at Desus & Mero.

Tamara (McCoy) Moore ('99) Tamara (McCoy) Anderson is now the lead Pastoral family for Pleasent View Church of the Nazarene in Ridgefield, WA. She has her own private practice, More & Moore Communicating, LLC & is in the process of expanding it to include a non-profit therapy center. Until the new company is up & running she is providing online speech therapy services to schools in Idaho through Presence Learning.

Scott Nelson Foster ('05) Scott Nelson Foster, M.F.A., has been elected Chair of the Department of Creative Arts at Siena College. Professor Foster previously earned tenure in 2016. He recently completed a portrait of abolitionist and publisher Stephen H. Meyer for the Underground Railroad History Project, and co-authored an article on community engaged scholarship in the visual arts in the 2017 edition of the Journal of the Association of Franciscan Colleges and Universities. He lives in Albany, NY with his wife Katria and son Ethan.

S. Michael Nishimura ('82) S. Michael completed 20 years of Active Duty service as an Army Chaplain this year. Currently serving at Ft. Bliss, TX with the largest maneuver area in the US Army as the Senior Community Chaplain charged with oversight responsibility for all religious support activities to include 27 weekly worship services, religious education and auxiliary groups activities. This Installation Chaplain's Office serves over 178,000 Service Members, Dept. of Defense Civilians, their Family members and retirees.

Justin Reynolds ('13) After working with agriculture for 15 years, Wilcox Fresh has recently appointed Justin Reynolds as the company's new CEO. As the CEO, Justin will be working with the owners and executive team to build synegy across the departments and divisions of the family business. He will be responsible for finding new opportunities for growth as the company pushes forward.

Derek Sepe ('12) Derek is a sound designer and re-recording mixer of Academy nominated short film, Lalo's House. He is an active union member of the Motion Picture Sound Editors, Audio Engineering Society, and IATSE.He also was nominated for a Golden Reel (MPSE) for achievement in sound design.

Lee Thomas Thomas ('96) On June 13, 2019 Lee Ann Thomas was elected as Idaho State President of the Idaho State Organization of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. This is an organization of Key Women Educators that have members and chapters in 17 countries.