James Edward Allen Cossel

James Edward Allen on January 31, 2016 to Rachel (Allen) 11 and Johnathon Cossel 11

Ella Grace O'Brien

Ella Grace on December 21, 2015 to Sara (Pickens) 05 and Timothy (TJ) O'Brien 13, joining siblings Molly

Jaxon Jeremiah Mangeac

Jaxon Jeremiah on November 24, 2015 to Kimberly (Slonaker) 11 and Jerry Mangeac 11, joining siblings Alan

Erica Paige Schlack

Erica Paige on October 26, 2015 to Alysha Vanhooser 00 and Tim Schlack 96, joining siblings Abby

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Kierra and Aaron Stuvland

Kierra Jackson and Aaron Stuvland 05 on September 7, 2015 in Washington DC

Jenna and Kevin Knutson

Jenna (Cypert) 08 and Kevin Knutson 07 on September 12, 2015 in Spokane Valley, Washington

Sydnee and Logan Freiburghaus

Sydnee Oord 15 and Logan Freiburghaus 15 on June 12, 2015 in Nampa, ID

Katie and Aaron Roberts

Katie Bower 07 and Aaron Roberts on June 13, 2015 in Vancouver, Washington

Kristin and Adam Phillips

Kristin (Refsland) 12 and Adam Phillips on October 17, 2015 in Beaverton, Oregon

Kendra and Kyle Miyauchi

Kendra Hughes 10 and Kyle Miyauchi 10 on December 28, 2015 in Nampa, Idaho

In Memory

David Ching -11-
on December 23, 2015 in Houston, Mississippi

Jodine Lowell -82-
on March 3, 2016 in Twin Falls, Idaho

Betty Canary -81-
on June 15, 2015 in Nampa, Idaho

Terry Gulley -72-
on January 13, 2016 in Caldwell, Idaho

Bruce Boyd -70-
on February 16, 2016 in Star, Idaho

Alvin Powers -69-
on January 17, 2016 in Mountain Home, Idaho

Ralph Palmen -66-
on May 11, 2016 in Shoreline, Washington

Paul Barber Sr. -65-
on March 27, 2016 in Post Falls, Idaho

Eloise Ward -65-
on January 11, 2016 in Kuna, Idaho

Myrna (Ogden) Anderson -62-
on July 17, 2014 in Poulsbo, Washington

Gordon Olsen -61-
on April 3, 2016 in Surprise, Arizona

Arvilla Katsel -60-
on April 15, 2015 in Walla Walla, Washington

Neale McKenzie -60-
on January 22, 2014 in Mount Juliet, Tenessee

John Finkbeiner -58-
on February 12, 2016 in Dallas, Oregon

Billie Marie Cote -55-
on March 1, 2016 in Missoula, Montana

Mary McKenzie -54-
on February 6, 2016 in Mount Juliet, Tenessee

Wilma Pochardt -54-
on May 30, 2015 in Lewiston, Idaho

Paul Anderson -52-
on March 26, 2016 in Portland, Oregon

John Flowers -52-
on January 22, 2016 in Boring, Oregon

Rev. Allan Miller Sr. -51-
on January 21, 2016 in Camas, Washington

Gwen Sells -50-
on August 28, 2015 in Nampa, Idaho

John Lenker -50-
on February 8, 2016 in Bonanza, Oregon

Kathryn (Helliwell) Furtwangler -49-
on April 2, 2016 in Albany, Oregon

Helen Jensen -49-
on June 22, 2015 in Nampa, Idaho

Lois Lindbloom -48-
on March 20, 2016 in Boise, Idaho

Eldon Snyder -48-
on March 2, 2016 in Nampa, Idaho

Liberty Ernest -46-
on March 30, 2016 in Othello, Washington

Ruth (Hardin) McConnell -38-
on November 10, 2015 in Enumclaw, Washinton


Antonio Plascencia -14- has joined the firm as an Architect-in-Training II. He will be involved with various commercial and retail projects for numerous clients including Lithia of Pocatello and Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center. Antonio recently worked at a local firm as an Architectural Designer where he collaborated with a team to design and coordinate construction documents for multi-million dollar commercial and public buildings from inception to completion. In 2014 he received his Masters of Business Administration from Northwest Nazarene University. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business, Language & Culture, Information Systems Minor from the College of Idaho in 2006 and his Associate of Applied Science in Drafting Technology from Boise State University in 1998. Antonio is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council Idaho Chapter and has spent time volunteering with the United Way of Treasure Valley and One Stone (helping to make students better leaders).

Eric Depew -00- Will begin to serve as the pastor at Othello Nazarene Church starting in July, 2016.

Toby Hazen -97- On May 1, Toby Hazen of the Boise office of Eide Bailly LLP, a regional certified public accounting and business advisory firm, was accepted into the firm’s partnership. This brings the total number of partners at Eide Bailly to 238. “Toby truly represents the Eide Bailly difference,” said Dave Stende, Eide Bailly managing partner/CEO. “He takes the time to understand our clients and connect them to the solutions and opportunities they need to make confident business decisions. I look forward to seeing his continued accomplishments as he deepens his industry knowledge and leadership skills.” Hazen is a CPA with more than 18 years of public accounting experience providing clients with income tax compliance and tax advisory services, as well as reviews and compilations of financial statements. He serves a variety of clients including closely-held businesses and their owners, family limited partnerships, small business corporations, consolidated corporations, multi-state corporations, estates, trusts and high net-worth individuals. Hazen has expertise in a variety of industries but specializes in manufacturing, dealerships, retail, health care and professional services. He also provides tax and consulting services to closely held businesses in the areas of business entity choice, passive activity issues, executive compensation, business succession planning and estate and gift tax planning. He has a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, Idaho.

Caroline (Veal) Lacitinola -96- and husband, Paul, fulfilled a dream five years ago by launching Vintage Camper Trailers Magazine, which now has subscribers in every state and a dozen different countries around the world. The couple's first book Vintage Camper Trailers is set to be released in May of 2016. Learn more on their website,

Dr. Deborah Berhó -88- has accepted the Council of Christian Colleges & Universities' offer to become the new Program Director of their Latin American Studies Program (LASP). Deborah has been professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies at George Fox University for nearly 20 years. Most recently, she has served as the Chair of the World Languages, Sociology & Cultural Studies Department at George Fox.

David Slamp -66- Kathy and I return to Africa this month to continue our 5 year commitment as Missions Corps volunteers. We will be training district superintendents, pastors, and lay leaders to start and develop healthy Discipleship Small Groups in the Africa Discipleship Initiative. To date I have trained 2,700 nationals in 11 countries and on 32 districts. What an adventure of a lifetime! We appreciate your prayers for safe travel and that the Holy Spirit will impact lives of hundreds of leaders across this remarkable Continent.

Kathy (Bunn) Beckwith -65- is a mediation trainer from Dayton, Oregon, working with schools and community mediation programs. Kathy is also the author of the picture book Playing War; a young adult novel, Critical Mass, dealing with sexual abuse in the lives of teens; and two books related to problem-solving, If You Choose Not to Hit, and Don’t Shoot! We May Both Be on the Same Side. Her latest book has just been released, A Mighty Case Against War: What America Missed in U.S. History Class and What We (All) Can Do Now. Kathy is a mom and grandma and has been a Peace Corps volunteer and a teacher at an international school in South India. Visit Kathy at