Julia Allison Mayer

Julia Allison on August 1, 2015 to Rev. Kristen (Parke) 11 and Kyle Mayer 08

Jacob Canary

Jacob on June 15, 2015 to Charlotte Maggard 07 and Steven Canary 08, joining siblings Kaleb

Andrew Jeremiah Cannon

Andrew Jeremiah on April 17, 2015 to Helen (Warriner) 97 and Robert Cannon

Oliver Harvest Fisk

Oliver Harvest on April 2, 2015 to Amanda (Sugden) 09 and Forest Fisk 06, joining siblings Annabelle

Paige Leora Hunter

Paige Leora on February 23, 2015 to Kendra (Little) and Nathanael Hunter 14

Aleyah Elaine Depew

Aleyah Elaine on February 22, 2015 to Nicole and Eric Depew 00, joining siblings Stella, Kristen, and Celeste

Hazel Elizabeth Robertson

Hazel Elizabeth on January 2, 2015 to Charlene Williams 13 and Cory Robertson , joining siblings Lena

Emma Janae Fleming

Emma Janae on December 19, 2014 to Molly (Bales) 04 and Robert Fleming 99

Emsley E Hunter

Emsley E on December 15, 2014 to Heidi Zimmerman 03 and John Hunter 94

Jessenia Mae Siordia

Jessenia Mae on November 20, 2014 to Jennifer (Martin) 08 and Joshua Siordia , joining siblings Jamie

Barrington Bruce Somers

Barrington Bruce on November 19, 2014 to Ashley Bruce 05 and Chad Somers

Samuel Copeland Chambers

Samuel Copeland on August 29, 2014 to Robyn (Evens) 01 and Ryan Chambers , joining siblings Grace Noelle & Liana Joy (2) who are with Jesus.

Jackson Daniel Walters

Jackson Daniel on June 5, 2014 to Denae Propeck 10 and Daniel Walters

Payton Michelle Skipworth

Payton Michelle on May 20, 2014 to Michelle 12 and Benjamin Skipworth

Adalynn Jane Van Stone

Adalynn Jane on April 1, 2014 to Megan (Yergenson) 10 and Chris Van Stone 10

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Dorthyann and Todd Johnson

Dorthyann (Isackson) 05 and Todd Johnson on July 6, 2012 in Lewistown, MT

Miranda and Douglas Waterman

Miranda (Bollinger) 15 and Douglas Waterman 15 on June 27, 2015 in Boise, Idaho

Elisa and Brandt Bullock

Elisa (Rau) 15 and Brandt Bullock 15 on January 7, 2015 in Portland, OR

Lauren and Oscar Diaz

Lauren Davis and Oscar Diaz 15 on August 1, 2015 in Colorado spring, Colorado

Alanna and Alex Lilly

Alanna Robinson 12 and Alex Lilly on June 20, 2015 in Eagle Idaho

Ashley and Chad Somers

Ashley Bruce 05 and Chad Somers on October 11, 2013 in Philadelphia, PA

Heather and David Pillers

Heather (Miller) 09 and David Pillers 03 on January 4, 2015 in Issaquah, Washington

Autumn and Andy Zane

Autumn Tustin 13 and Andy Zane 15 on August 30, 2014 in Seabrook, Washington

Jennifer and Stephen Huff

Jennifer Kruse 10 and Stephen Huff 10 on June 16, 2014 in Nampa, Idaho

Michelle and Benjamin Skipworth

Michelle Cunningham 12 and Benjamin Skipworth on July 26, 2014 in Buckley, Washington

Arielle and Patrick Marston

Arielle Askren 11 and Patrick Marston on August 2, 2014 in Bend, Oregon

In Memory

Marion Anderson Peterson -15-
on June 3, 2015 in Klamath Falls, Oregon

Mark Kessler -15-
on August 4, 2015 in Pocatello, Idaho

Rev. Fred Laeger -73- MA -06-
on May 2, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri

Rodney Robert Thomson -00-
on February 16, 2015 in Caldwell, Idaho

Alicia Wungwattana -00-
on September 4, 2014 in Boise, Idaho

Joseph Hassis -89-
on December 14, 2014 in Nampa, Idaho

Cinda Kammerman -88-
on August 16, 2015 in Sumter, SC

Addie Woodcook (Former Faculty Member) -86-
on August 23, 2015 in Boise, Idaho

Kelly (Cobb) Millar -85-
on September 18, 2015 in Burbank, Washington

Debbie (Ryan) Campbell -85-
on June 5, 2015 in Yukon, Okla.

Rev. Ted Holmquist -70-
on August 28, 2015 in Kalispell, Montana

Dorothy Palmer Grasmick -70-
on September 18, 2015 in Nampa, Idaho

Rev. Michael Allen -70-
on May 21, 2015 in Medford, Ore.

Theodore "Ted" Doramus -69-
on December 17, 2014 in Caldwell, Idaho

Lenore Hughes Smitherman Knight -68-
on October 27, 2014 in Caldwell, Idaho

Loretta Nettleton -68-
on February 5, 2015 in Boise, Idaho

Saundra Jakola Running -66-
on December 9, 2014 in Bremerton, Washington

Rev. Kenn Coil -66-
on June 20, 2015 in Oceanside, California

Fredric Lewis Dautermann II -66-
on March 31, 2015 in New Cambria, Kansas

G. Van Lybyer -63-
on March 21, 2015 in Caldwell, Idaho

Ruth Hartley Beeson -62-
on March 2, 2015 in Nampa, Idaho

Dan Hudson -60-
on December 15, 2014 in Boise, Idaho

Donna Neth -59-
on October 18, 2014 in Nampa, Idaho

Garroll Gary Lund -57-
on January 3, 2015 in Kinnear, Wyoming

Gayle Yvonne Stroup -57-
on March 18, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah

Jean Boyd -55-
on May 31, 2015 in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada

Joyce (Harper) Thompson -55-
on January 13, 2015 in Tumwater, Washington

Marjorie James -54-
on December 19, 2014 in Nampa, Idaho

William "Bill" Richards -54-
on January 3, 2015 in Portland, Oregon

Dr. Ruth Knight Laws -54-
on June 14, 2015 in Nampa, Idaho

Rev. Joseph Wright -52-
on May 24, 2015 in Shawnee, Kansas

Jodi (Sanders) Hovee -51-
on April 5, 2015 in Tucson, Arizona

Merlin Housen -50-
on March 6, 2013 in Nampa, Idaho

Adell Vauthier -50-
on January 8, 2015 in Nampa, Idaho

Ina Smith -50-
on June 27, 2014 in Tualatin, Oregon

Opal Powell -50-
on January 29, 2015 in Nampa, Idaho

Glenn Ludlow -49-
on May 12, 2015 in Portland, Oregon

Ralph Shoemaker -49-
on February 13, 2015 in Nampa, Idaho

Rev. Willis Walker -48- -49-
on June 4, 2015 in Yakima, Wash.

Mary Bellamy -48-
on February 14, 2015 in Nampa, Idaho

Ramon Vanderpool -48-
on September 1, 2015 in Nampa, Idaho

Harold M. Daniels -48-
on February 5, 2015 in Albequerque, New Mexico

Willis Walker -48-
on June 6, 2015 in Yakima, Wa

Rodney Smith -46-
on December 17, 2014 in Tualatin, Oregon

Geraldine "Gerrie" Gaines -46-
on May 24, 2015 in Hunters, Wash.

Frances Mangum -45-
on September 29, 2015 in Nampa, Idaho

Ruth Speer Skagerberg -45-
on February 4, 2015 in Nampa, Idaho

Charlotte Edgar -45-
on March 4, 2015 in Scottsdale, Arizona

Frances Mangum -45-
on September 29, 2015 in Nampa, Idaho

Laura Mangum -43-
on April 27, 2015 in Nampa, Idaho

Mildred Gish -43-
on January 30, 2015 in Norman, Oklahoma

Elizabeth Gunter Rimbey -42-
on April 11, 2015 in West Linn, Oregon

Fern Lammers -42-
on August 8, 2015 in Glendora, California

Evelyn Wing -42-
on December 25, 2014 in Nampa, Idaho

Mildred Vanderpool -42-
on April 2, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona

Elizabeth "Betty" Jane Bell -41-
on April 24, 2015 in Nampa, Idaho

Esther True -41-
on March 27, 2015 in Ventura, California

Rev. Earl Hunter -41-
on April 8, 2015 in Coeur D Alene, Idaho

Ailee Thiessen -38-
on December 3, 2014 in Sidney, Montana


Amanda Winn -14- has joined the accounting team at Silver Bridge CPAs as client services accountant.

Travis Keller -13- has been named Mount Vernon Nazarene University's Director of Alumni Relations. Keller has previous served as Director of Student Life since 2011. In addition to his MVNU undergraduate degree, Keller has also received an M.A. in Missional Leadership from NNU.

Johnny VanDerschaaf -13- started a new company called GeekDients, LLC which is a merge between film and food.

Gabriella Homan -12- joined Leavitt Group in Boise as a commercial account specialist.

Jordy Turner -11- joined Nichols Accounting Group as a staff accountant

Isaac Barrett -11- was selected for Idaho Business Review's Accomplished Under 40 program, which finds accomplished professionals who are building their companies and the regional marketplace.

Steve Lynch -MEd- -08- is the new head girls soccer coach at Clackamas High School. Steve is in his seventeenth season of coaching and has coached soccer at the club, Olympic Development, high school and collegiate levels. Lynch played soccer in Boise and at NNU as an undergrad. He earned a degree in elementary education from BSU and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from NNU.

Dorthyann (Isackson) Johnson -05- - Received Ph.D. in Bioengineering at the University of Utah in 2012 - Joined the medical device division of W. L. Gore & Associates in Flagstaff, AZ in 2012; have a position as a Product Specialist focusing on new product development in the cardiovascular medical device field

Jill Deakins -04- was selected for Idaho Business Review's Accomplished Under 40 program, which finds accomplished professionals who are building their companies and the regional marketplace.

Kenneth Tennyson -03- got promoted at iDirect to Director of Quality & Reliability Engineering

Lauri Tolmie -03- has joined Bank of the Cascades as vice president, professional banking officer for the Treasure Valley region. She is located at the Commercial Banking Center in Nampa. Lauri has more than 25 years of banking experience and is a past board member for College of Western Idaho Foundation, Nampa Business Improvement District, Nampa Library Foundation and Commissioner of the City of Nampa Development.

Kara Lyons-Pardue -02- defended her dissertation at Princeton Theological Seminary in December 2014. The doctoral research is entitled "A Later Ending Reclaims Mark's Faithful Women," discussing the varying depictions of faith and disbelief among Jesus' followers in Mark 16:9-20.

Dee Carter -02- has joined Icon Credit Union as a mortgage sales manager. Dee lives in Meridian, Idaho, and has more than 27 years of mortgage experience. Dee earned a marketing degree at BSU and his MBA from NNU

Dr. Ryan Danker -01- is the visiting Assistant Professor of Church History and Theology at Greensboro College, Greensboro, NC. Danker has a few short articles upcoming in the "The Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United States" (Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2015). One of the articles is about Dr. H. Orton Wiley, first president of NNC(U) and a major theologian in the Church of the Nazarene.

Ryan Danker -01- Appointed as Assistant Professor of the History of Christianity and Methodist Studies at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. New book coming in 2016 from IVP Academic, John Wesley and the Anglicans: Political Division in Early Evangelicalism

Jeff Turner -MEd- -00- has been named superintendent of the Mesa Union School District in Ventura County, California, moving from the assistant superintendent of educational services role at the Rio School District in Oxnard. Jeff earned his bachelor’s degree at Idaho State University and master’s degree in educational leadership at NNU.

Jason Steiner -97- is now the IT Infrastructure Engineering Area Lead at POWER Engineers.

Kevin Kehus -93- moved to Maryland after having lived in Mozambique and other countries of Africa for 18 years, doing things like refugee relief, low cost housing, and ultimately coffee importing and roasting. Kevin and wife, Cathrien, have three children, Tomas (15), Lucas (13), and Zahra (12).

Matt Gehrett -91- is now executive director of the Office of Continuing Education at Fresno Pacific University

Norman Parish -89- has been chosen by Westminster College to lead the men's basketball program.

Robert Stevens -83- was appointed as Senior Warden of the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Spokane, Wash.

Frances Huffman -76- has made a career of advocating for children with challenges and is now the CEO of Tesh, a Coeur d'Alene nonprofit that offers life and job skills training, counseling and child development services to residents with disabilities.

Daniel and Carol Ketchum -72- have been called across the years into Kingdom convergence among Nazarenes, Wesleyans, and the people of Israel. They moved to Jerusalem in October 2014 for many years. They are serving Skyline Wesleyan in community development across Israel, a new global initiative FIRM: Fellowship of Israel-Related Ministries, and global intercession from the Jerusalem Prayer Tower, a ministry of King of Kings Community Jerusalem.

Carol (Yeend) Calbom -71- of Seattle has retired after 44 years as a classroom teacher in the Kent school district. Read story here:

Allen Johnson, PHD -68- teaches psychology and communications at Wash. State Univ. and is a speaker, consultant, and author as well. His latest book "The Awakening" is available through Aamzon and Barnes and Noble. Allen and his wife Nita divide their time between their home in Richland, Wash. and their adopted home in Pérols, France

Earl and Gladys Mosteller -41- recently celebrated their 74th wedding anniversary with a quiet celebration dinner at Callahan Village in Roseburg, Oregon where they reside.