KNIGHTS IN THE NEWS
The Rev. LLOYD ZIEBARTH, Millersburg, Mich., participated in the
Habitat for Humanity Jimmy Carter Blitz Build in Veracruz, Mexico
in October 2004. Volunteers built 150 houses in one week, using
only blocks, cement and metal and no hammers or nails.
The Rev. TED FRITSCHEL, Th.D. (ret.), Centennial, Colo., serves
on the State Central Committee of the Colorado Democratic Party.
He ran unsuccessfully for the State House of Representatives in
1998 and has served as Democratic chair of his House district. As
a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Denver, he has helped author
resolutions to the Rocky Mountain Synod Assembly, advocating the
ordination of partnered gays and lesbians and the blessing of gay
or lesbian unions. He also serves on the homeowners association
board of his residential development, a quasi-village of about 1,600
Dr. DON and Mary Ann JOHNSON, Davenport,
Fla., won the grand championship, Best of Show and Best of Florida
in the hobbyist category at the Florida International Wine contest.
Their peach wine was selected over 151 other entries.
Dr. WENDELL LIEMOHN, Louisville, Tenn., has retired from university
teaching in the field of exercise science. After earning his Ph.D.
degree, he taught at the Universities of Nebraska and Indiana before
completing a more than 26-year career at the University of Tennessee.
He remains involved in research, working with graduate students
on a study of core strength/stability in students, student-athletes
and clinical low-back patients.
JACQUIE BOWERS McTAGGART, Independence, was a featured speaker April
7 at the Iowa State Reading Conference in Des Moines and April 15
at the Beginning Reading Conference at the University of Northern
Iowa, Cedar Falls.
MARILYN RUESCH PILGRIM and Blair Lawson, Indianola, were married
The Rev. ROBERT ROSENBERG, Oshkosh,
Wis., retired on May 1 after 40 years in the ministry, including
the past 32 years as pastor at Calvary Lutheran Church.
The Rev. WENDELL DEBNER, Iowa Falls, is interim pastor at Emanuel
Lutheran Church, Dayton.
CAROL JENSEN HARRISON, Iringia, Tanzania,
teaches mathematics at Tumaini University as an Evangelical Lutheran
Church in America volunteer.
LUCILLE ZENKER ROSSBACH, St. Francis, Kan., received the 2004 Yuma
County Honored Teacher Award at Idalia High School, Idalia, Colo.
Her manuscript, Documenting History Enhances Literacy and Preserves
Community, appeared in the July 2004 issue of English Journal, published
by the National Council of the Teachers of English. It examines
the process and benefits of having her writing lab students record
and publish oral histories of their rural community in a three-volume
collection, Gusts of Dust, available at amazon.com.
DAVID FREDRICK, associate director for international admissions
at Wartburg, is president of Promote Iowa Education Internationally
(PIE). Comprised of 18 Iowa public and private post-secondary institutions,
PIE is a cooperative effort to promote Iowa as a premier destination
for education and training for students from all nations. Its Web
site is www.studyiowa.org.
JAMES A. ZELLER, Ph.D., Stockton,
Calif., retired in June 2004.
LOIS SCHRAGE CUSHNIE, Redding, Calif., wrote an article, “Devising
the Right Game Plan for College-Bound Athletes,” which was
published in the February 2005 UC Notes. She is a counselor for
intercollegiate athletes at Shasta College.
STEVE NICKEL, Estes Park, Colo.,
and his firm, The Portfolio Group, Inc., received the Pacesetter
2004 Award from the National Association of Home Builders and Custom
Home Magazine. The award honors the highest achievers in the custom
home building business.
The Rev. RACHEL THORSON MITHELMAN, Des Moines, is senior pastor
at St. John’s Lutheran Church.
SHARON HOFFMANN WAMBOLD, Reinbeck,
completed the massage therapy program at the College of Hair Design,
Waterloo, in February and was subsequently named the program’s
director of education. She also teaches anatomy and physiology for
massage therapy students.
SHARON BODECKER BRINER, Cedar Falls, was named Iowa State Public
Defender of the Year at the Iowa State Public Defenders’ annual
meeting in June 2004. She has been a juvenile public defender in
Black Hawk County since 1984. In nominating her for this recognition,
Sharon’s colleagues wrote, “Her client-centered focus
directs all of us to remember (that) in juvenile court, it is all
about the kids,” and, “She is an extremely fair office
administrator, as she doesn’t ask anyone to do things she
wouldn’t do herself.”
KARLA NORDMEYER TOWER, Sloan, is
St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center/St. Luke’s Health
System, Sioux City.
BRUCE IVERSEN, Lenexa, Kan., was appointed in March as John Deere’s
manager market research and analysis for the United States and Canada,
Australia and Asia.
ANNE MILLER KONEN, Bellevue, Neb., teaches Spanish and English-as-a-second
language at Omaha South High School.
Dr. ANTHONY FRANK, Loveland, Colo., was named interim provost, the
highest academic post at Colorado State University, Fort Collins,
in February. He continues to serve as senior vice president of the
university, overseeing student affairs, research and information
technology and multidisciplinary research units, including the public
policy institute and the Water Resources Research Institute.
KIMBERLY BENDER SCHWARTZ, APR, M.A.,
Galena, Ill., will move to full-time faculty status at the University
of Dubuque in August. She will teach courses in the undergraduate
and graduate communication program in addition to a required core
COZETTE PUTZIER DARBY, Moorpark, Calif., is vice president of operations
with Fulcrum Microsystems in Calabasas, which designs and sells
asynchronous semiconductor clock chips.
SHERRY KRONE DEWALT, Sterling, Ill.,
earned the Certified Insurance Counselor designation following successful
completion of an insurance education program sponsored by the Society
of Certified Insurance Counselors. She is with Smeltzer Insurance
in Rock Falls.
VAL KLINDT GREEN, Bellevue, Neb.,
is a lead copywriter in creative development with Physicians Mutual
Insurance Co., Omaha.
DONNA LINDEMAN HARVEY, Cedar Falls,
was named Iowa State Investigator of the Year at the Iowa State
Public Defenders’ annual meeting in June 2004.
BOB HUCHISON, Cedar Rapids, was promoted
to national sales manager for the Danaher Corporation in April.
He and his wife, Kristi, and their sons, Matthew, 8, and Cory, 10,
are relocating to the Baltimore, Md., area.
MARY KVITNE STOCKS, Grimes, is a
teacher at Iowa Christian Academy.
JANET RANS KNIGHT, Parker, Colo., is a software developer with Oracle
Corp. She previously was with JDEdwards, which was purchased by
Peoplesoft Corp. and then by Oracle. She has two children: Kirsten,
14, and Josh, 12.
BRIAN and Carmen PIECUCH, Arequipa,
Peru, announce the birth of Austin Richard, March 29. He joins Armand,
14, Sofia, 11, Cristina, 7, and Lucia, 3. Brian is international
director of Medical Ministry International.
Earl and ESTHER KORPORAL ROYER, Dallas
Center, were married July 21, 2004. Esther teaches fifth grade in
the Dallas Center-Grimes Community Schools.
NANCY DAVIS-URNES, Chesterfield, Mo., was named curriculum coordinator
for foreign languages and ESL in the Parkway School District. She
and her husband, Jim, have twin daughters, Abigail and Naomi, 7.
MARK and Jane JURGENSEN, Ames, announce
the birth of Ian Vail, March 23. He joins Atticus, 6, and Eliot,
2. Mark teaches mathematics and is mathematics department coordinator
at Ames High School.
LEE and Elizabeth KRUGER, Valley
City, N.D., announce the birth of Casey Jack, Jan. 12. Lee is an
assistant professor of English at Valley City State University.
RANDY RATEKIN, Johnston, earned the
professional designation of Certified Business Continuity Professional
for business and systems recovery from Disaster Recovery Institute
International. He also serves as scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop
Steve and SUSAN UHLENHOPP KNAPP, Ely, announce the birth of Micah
Samuel, Jan. 5. He joins Matthew, 15, and Mia, 5.
ROBERT NEWBROUGH and Amy Williams,
New Hampton, were married May 26, 2004. He teaches special education
at Sumner-Fredericksburg Middle School.
Rodney and DEANNA BAUMAN SAKO, Keaau,
Hawaii, announce the birth of Adam, Feb. 18, 2003. He joins Amanda,
GERARD SCHWICKERATH, Des Moines, was named worldwide internal auditor
for Kemin Industries, Inc.
RAY BLANK, Corvallis, Ore., serves as interim music director at
Grace Lutheran Church and is pursuing a graduate degree in music
with a conducting emphasis at Oregon State University.
TWILA RUD HENNING and JEFF HENNING
’92, Burnsville, Minn., announce the birth of Mackenzie, July
13, 2004. She joins Carter, 2. Twila is an ETL developer for Green
Tree Servicing Corp. Jeff is a project manager at Tapemark.
DEBBIE CROWLEY NOE, West Des Moines,
is a job market and human resources consultant with Career Resources
David and TERRY TOVAR PEÑA,
Minneapolis, Minn., announce the birth of Héctor Jesús,
Jan. 15, 2004.
GREG BLANK, Springfield, Ill., has worked since August 2003 as a
physician assistant with Prairie Cardiovascular Consultants. He
graduated in May 2003 from the interservice physician assistant
program at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas. Through this cooperative
education program, he also earned a Bachelor of Science degree from
the University of Nebraska, Omaha. Upon graduation, he was promoted
to the rank of 1st Lt. with the Iowa Army National Guard. His wife,
BOWDEN BLANK ’90, is the volunteer
library coordinator at Vachel Lindsay Elementary.
ANDREA WESTMEYER, Clive, was promoted
to president of Relationship Marketing, Inc. in March 2005 and moved
from the company’s New York City office to its headquarters
in Des Moines.
SONYA BARNETT, Warwickshire, England, and her daughter, Shannon,
6, are missionaries working with Youth with a Mission in reconciliation
BRANT BEMUS, Sergeant Bluff, is assistant
principal at Sioux City East High School.
KAREN STAHLHUT CHAPIN was appointed
manager, accounting at the John Deere Waterloo Works. She is responsible
for managing general accounting, payroll, capital expenditures,
departmental budgeting, PEC accounting and costing.
RANDY GOERNER, Covington, Ga., is
assistant principal of Memorial Middle School in Conyers, a suburb
of Atlanta. The school enrolls more than 1,400 students.
Kevin and BARBARA EPPS PENZATO, St. Charles, Ill., announce the
birth of Ethan Duane, Dec. 2, 2004. He joins Jake, 2.
ROSS ROLOFF and Tracey Nicastro,
Chicago, Ill., announce the birth of Henry Anders Nicastro Roloff,
Jan. 19. He joins Oliver, 2. Ross is an attorney with Merlo Kanofsky
Brinkmeier & Gregg Ltd.
Todd and YVETTE COOK SAEUGLING, Dubuque,
announce the birth of Ana Josephine, Jan. 18. She joins Mei, 2.
MICHAEL and Kristina CRAWFORD, Sycamore, Ill., announce the birth
of Zackary Shawn, Feb. 17. He joins Alex, 3.
WADE and MICHELLE NIEMAN ’92
EICHHORN, Walford, announce the birth of Asher Nieman, Feb. 25.
He joins Audi, 3 1/2.
KERRY KAHLER, Algona, is a student
services teacher, which involves counseling in grades K-5 and 9-12
in the Woden-Crystal Lake-Titonka Schools.
Dr. KYLE and Christina KREINBRING,
Coal Valley, Ill., announce the birth of Kaleb Ray, March 25. He
joins Kole, 4, and Kade, 3.
DEAN and HEIDI WARD ’92 LaBOUNTY,
West Des Moines, announce the birth of Georgia Rae, March 4. She
joins Chloe, 5.
Brian and AMY ALEXANDER RAMKER, Waverly,
announce the birth of Nicole Ruth, July 12, 2004. She joins Adam,
6, and Molly, 3. Amy is a special needs teacher with the Waterloo
Community School District.
Lindsay and LAURA OLSON WALLACE,
Pewaukee, Wis., announce the birth of Jensen Johl, Dec. 23. He joins
Redmon, 6, B.J., 4, and Valerie, 2.
Jeff and AMY MARSHALL BENN, Des Moines, announce the birth of Amanda
Feb. 18. She joins Ryan, 11, and Joshua, 7.
JAMES and AMY JOHANNSEN DENHOLM,
Waverly, announce the birth of Gavin Joseph Lee, April 11. He joins
Owen, 1 1/2.
DENISE LENNING HILL, Altoona, is
an attorney with the law firm of Davis, Brown, Koehn, Schors, &
Roberts, PC. She teaches health law and ethics and public health
law and ethics at the Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical
Center. She and her husband, Jeremy, have two sons, Johnathan, 5,
and Jackson, 2.
JOHN MOHAN and Stephanie Smith, Waverly,
were married Oct. 22. John is an actuarial associate with CUNA Mutual
Life Insurance Company.
Abe and TRICIA MEINDERS NAJERA, South
Elgin, Ill., welcomed Isabella to their family in February. She
joins Claudia, 4, and Alex, 2.
JEFF and CAROLYN McBRIDE OLLIE, Ankeny,
announce the birth of Benjamin Carl, April 22. He joins Isabel,
5 1/2, and David, 4.
Dave and JONI NORVIEL SHELLABARGER,
Appleton, Wis., announce the birth of Finley Rose, Nov. 9. Joni
is an accounting analyst with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.
ERIC and TRICIA DARBY STAFF, Monona,
announce the birth of Olivia Justine, April 29, 2004. She joins
Katie, 7, and Maggie, 6.
ORLANDO and Miriam VALLADARES, Miami,
Fla., announce the birth of Orlando Andrés in June 2004.
He joins Yeralmi, 7.
TOM BUCHHEIM, Coralville, received a silver “Addy” award
from the Advertising Federation of Cedar Rapids for his creative
excellence on “Changing Kids’ Lives,” a project
for University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics that developed a CD-ROM
announcing the opening of a new pediatric intensive care unit at
Children’s Hospital of Iowa, Iowa City. Tom is now a strategic
communications specialist in public relations at the national headquarters
of American Family Insurance, Madison, Wis.
Robert and MARIA DAVIDSON DOUGHERTY,
Randolph, Minn., announce the birth of Cole Thomas, Jan. 7.
Chris and ANGIE ZARS JOERGER, Readlyn,
announce the birth of Cannon August, Oct. 16. He joins Lakin, 5,
and Mikenna, 4. Angie is an office manager for Cardinal Construction,
John and JOLYN JOHNSTON MYERS, Aviano Air Force Base, Italy, announce
the birth of Sean-Peter Joseph, Nov. 29. He joins Conner, 9, and
ERIC STIEG, San Jose, Calif., operates
a marshal arts ministry. His first book, Fruit of the Spirit and
Marshal Arts, was published by Fifth Estate.
MICHELLE STURTZ and Kevin Bookmeier,
Vinton, were married Nov. 20.
Joe and BRIGITTE WOOD VAN NICE, Waterloo,
announce the birth of Josette Elaine, Oct. 27.
BRENDA BOWMAN and partner Kristi
Kavanaugh, Iowa City, announce the birth of twin girls, Ella Lynn
and Addison Kay, Dec. 3. They join Brayden, 2.
Tom and JANICE VAN WYK DAVIS, Monroe,
announce the birth of Eleigh Garnett, April 19. She joins Gunnar,
7, and Graham, 6. Janice is the class-size reduction teacher at
Monroe Elementary School.
SCOTT GLASER, Denver, Colo., completed
his master’s degree in leadership and human development from
Murray State University. He is the faith relations program manager
with Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver.
Bill and SHERYL SEEDEN HAVERMAN,
Des Moines, announce the birth of Cole William, Sept. 9.
KRISTA WENTZEL JOHNSON and AARON
JOHNSON ’95, Minneapolis, Minn., announce the birth of Elsa
Ann Wentzel Johnson, March 28. Krista teaches percussion and piano
and serves as administrative assistant with Children’s Yamaha
Music School. Aaron is a video editor at KSTP-TV.
DEAN and SARA ECKENROD ’01
KOESTER, Sumner, announce the birth of Emma Katherine, March 30.
STEPHANIE MARZAHL and Corey Schoenrock,
Woodbury, Minn., were married June 5, 2004, in Lake Geneva, Wis.
Stephanie is a territory manager for Implant Innovations of Palm
Beach Gardens, Fla.
LORI DICK SHELBY, Fort Collins, Colo.,
is pursuing a Ph.D. degree at Colorado State University.
ED VEASEY, Rock Island, Ill., is principal at Earl Hanson Elementary
and assistant basketball coach at Rock Island High School.
Steve and STACY SCHOEBERLEIN BARTLETT, Hudson, Wis., announce the
birth of Kadin Thomas, June 15, 2004. He joins Kiley, 3. Stacy teaches
biology at the Math and Science Academy, a charter school in Woodbury,
The Rev. KARN SEVERSON CARROLL, Blaine,
Minn., is youth pastor at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in
Kevin and SARA ADEN CORY, Thousand
Oaks, Calif., announce the birth of Mackenzie Aden, March 19.
Harry and STEPHANIE SCOTT FOWLER,
Denver, announce the birth of Dillon James, March 24. Stephanie
is the resource developer with the Northeast Iowa Food Bank, Waterloo.
Dr. Scott and Dr. MICHELLE THOMAN
FRIEDERSDORF, Hannibal, Mo., announce the birth of Jessica Anne,
March 22. She joins Zachary, 1.
CHAD JENNINGS and Heesoo Moon, San
Francisco, Calif., were married Sept. 25. Chad is a senior designer
with Smart Design.
CHAD KLUNDER, Mishawaka, Ind., is
director of football operations at Notre Dame University.
HEATHER PRATT MOUSER, Luxembourg,
Luxembourg, is manager of John Deere’s European Treasury Center.
Dr. RUDD NELSON and Leslie Weaver,
Lighthouse Point, Fla., were married Dec. 29. They own a veterinary
practice in Fort Lauderdale.
NATHAN PILLER, Bloomington Prairie,
Minn., is a graduate student in studio arts at Minnesota State University,
Mankato. He teaches 7-12 art and is the eighth-grade boys basketball
coach at Blooming Prairie High School. His wife, KATHY MILLER PILLER,
was promoted to senior team lead at Target, Owatonna. She coaches
ninth-grade volleyball and is a substitute teacher in the Blooming
Dr. Mark and KRISTINE ANDERSON REESE,
Nashville, Tenn., announce the birth of Caden Samuel, April 24.
He joins Zander, 1 1/2.
ERIC SHIFLEY, Joliet, Ill., was promoted
to director of the Newsome Physical Therapy Center at the LaSalle-Peru
Center. Eric and his wife, Kelli, are the parents of Brenna, 3 1/2,
and Amelia, 1 1/2.
Mike and GERALYN CAIN STONER, Fox
River Grove, Ill., announce the birth of Gavin Reid, Nov. 22.
JUSTIN and JAYNE MOLDE BOEDING, Dodge Center, Minn., announce the
birth of Eli Charles, Oct. 21.
Brian and SARA MAX CERESA, Edmond,
Okla., announce the birth of identical twins, Julia and Lauren,
Gerhardt and LISA OLSON GLIEGE, Sherman
Oaks, Calif., announce the birth of Mason Christopher, Dec. 9.
Scott and CARRIE HOCKENSON HANSON,
Lake Mills, announce the birth of Kinser David, Jan. 26. He joins
MaKenna, 2. Carrie teaches first grade at Lake Mills Elementary
MICHAEL and Brenda KOLES, Iola, Wis.,
announce the birth of Clara Mae, March 20. She joins Tanner, 2.
Mike is an associate professor of community development at the University
CARLA MANCERA and SFC Justin Strachan,
Vacaville, Calif., were married Dec. 28. She is a safety specialist
and contractor safety coordinator for Tesoro Golden Eagle Refinery,
SCOTT SCHROEDER and HEATHER CARLSON,
Chehalis, Wash., announce the birth of Claire Elyse, Jan. 10.
AMY BROWN WHITE and JACOB WHITE ’97,
Powell, Tenn., announce the birth of Elijah William, Dec. 1.
AMY BAKER ANDERSON, Shakopee, Minn., has earned the designation
of Project Management Professional from the Project Management Institute.
She is a project manager in the Project Management Office at Achieve
Healthcare Technologies, Eden Prairie.
HEIDI FRITCHER CHRISTENSEN and CASEY
CHRISTENSEN ’98, Parkersburg, announce the birth of Gabriel
William, Nov. 14. He joins Cecilia, 3.
Scott and SHERRI VEASMAN CLEWELL,
Avon Lake, Ohio, announce the birth of Nolan Charles, Jan. 17. He
joins Ethan, 3, and Austin, 2.
Mark and KRISTI HIMSTEDT HALEY, Oak
Grove, Mo., announce the birth of Cruz Antonio, June 24, 2004.
Dan and JENNIFER KEAT-BECK, Elida,
Ohio, announce the birth of Abigail Marie,
Jan. 25. She joins Grace, 2, and Hannah, 9. Jennifer serves as on-air
talent for television commercials in the Lima area. She is managing
editor for Good Living Magazine, a health and wellness publication
distributed in northwest Ohio. She teaches high school writing online
through Write At Home.Com.
George and EVELYN TSIAKLI KONTOS,
Valley Stream, N.Y., announce the birth of Florentinos, April 11.
He joins Olga, 2.
Dr. TRAVIS MONTGOMERY has joined
Achilles Podiatry Group, Indianapolis, Ind., after completing his
foot and ankle surgical residency.
ROB and Erin RINDELS, Iowa City,
announce the birth of Austin Robert, Dec. 8.
KERRY WRIGHT and Douglas Haag, Waukee,
were married May 21 at the Iowa State Capitol. Kerry is a research
analyst for the Iowa Senate Democratic Caucus.
JEREMY and Sara BRUMMOND, Valley Park, Mo., announce the birth of
Sophia Grace, Feb. 11.
JUSTIN and Marcia DeVORE, Charles
City, announce the birth of Hannah Raellen Caroline, March 16.
Lafayette and Dr. KRISTINA LANTZKY
EATON, East Rochester, N.Y., announce the birth of Madelin Deborah,
March 17. She joins Paige, 3.
BRENDA GEITZENAUER, Buffalo Center,
teaches biology at North Iowa High School. She completed her master’s
degree in educational leadership last December at Minnesota State
JONATHAN and SARAH SKALA GOETZ, White
Bear Lake, Minn., announce the birth of Ryan Edward, April 5, He
joins Brandon, 2.
CHRISTOPHER and ERIN KLINGBEIL JUDSON,
North Branch, Minn., announce the birth of Norah Ellen, Jan. 6.
Kari and LAURA KAIN, Ankeny, announce
the birth of Jamison Kaelee, Nov. 27.
KERRIE LARSON LIEDTKE and NATHAN
LIEDTKE ’00, Dundee, announce the birth of Benjamin John,
MATTHEW LONG, Castle Rock, Colo.,
is a lower elementary teacher at DCS Montessori Charter School,
SCOTT and KELLEY BURG MIKESH, Madison,
Wis., announce the birth of Josie Noelle, Feb. 25.
Jonathan and AMY SCHAFFNER POTTER,
Evanston, Ill., announce the birth of Isaac Michael, April 9. Amy
is an occupational therapist with Lutheran General Hospital, Park
Dr. JASON PUFFETT and Molly Phippen,
Independence, were married March 19. Jason owns Puffett Chiropractic.
BARBARA GAMEZ SIMS, Onalaska, Wis.,
is a licensing manager in the office of technology commercialization
at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. She works with Mayo Clinic
investigators to develop and protect their intellectual property
and to ultimately commercialize their discoveries.
Jason and AMY SILVER CHOPARD, Allison,
announce the birth of Genevieve Norah, Dec. 29.
ERICA BLOBAUM GALLANT, La Crosse,
Wis., is a mechanical engineer with The Trane Company.
ANDREW GREEN, Redlands, Calif., completed
his Ph.D. in political science at the University of California,
Riverside in March. His dissertation, “Life in the Fast Lane:
Transportation Finance and the Local Option Sales Tax,” was
funded by a research grant from the University of California Transportation
Brian and LAURA HOFER HINSPETER,
West Des Moines, announce the birth of Brody Alan, March 27. He
joins Brenden, 3. Laura is extending her private music studio, teaching
voice, flute and piano lessons out of their home and staying home
with the children.
CORRIE MAKI KNUDSON, Palatine, Ill.,
graduated in May with a Master of Management degree in nonprofit
administration from North Park University, Chicago.
AARON KOPEL and Kristen Rhodes, Indianapolis,
Ind., were married April 24, 2004. Aaron graduated from Indiana
University in 2002 with an M.B.A. degree.
CLAYTON and TAMMI ROBERTS ’00
LICHTY, Ankeny, announce the birth of twins, Nolan Kenneth and Hayden
Craig, Dec. 25. They join Madelynn, 3.
JOSH and JESSICA CHIDESTER MEIER,
Maquoketa, announce the birth of Brinley Jenkins, March 24. She
joins Jacey, 4, and Avery, 2. Josh completed a master’s degree
in teaching with technology in May.
Luke and TIFFANY ARENHOLZ MILLER,
Milford, announce the birth of Ian Charles, March 4. He joins Maxwell,
ANDY and ERIN RIES ’00 MOELLER,
Cedar Rapids, announce the birth of Ryne Andrew, Jan. 23. Erin is
a marketing director for Benchmark, Inc. Andy is a sales operations
manager with McLeodUSA.
SARA BAKER NETZLEY, Morton, Ill.,
is a Ph.D. candidate at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.
She is an assistant professor of communications at Bradley University,
RUTHIE SCHENTZEL SCHNEIDER, Cedar,
Minn., is a reptile, amphibian and invertebrate zookeeper with Como
Zoo, St. Paul.
Brian and LANA FUNK WRAGE, Waverly,
announce the birth of Abram James, April 8. He joins Avery, 2.
Chris and RACHEL SIMMER BIENEMANN, Readlyn, announces the birth
of Derek Anthony, March 10. He joins Jordan, 1.
JOHN BORLESKE and Amanda Janssen,
Madison, Wis., were married May 15, 2004. John is a project manager
with Epic Systems Corp.
BRETT EIDAHL, Appleton, Wis., is
a customer service professional in the mutual funds department with
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.
COLLEEN BEARBOWER FANGMAN, Rowley,
completed a master’s degree in elementary education in July
2004. She teaches kindergarten at Center Point-Urbana Elementary
TIM FLYNN and MOLLY MASON ’01,
Keota, were married March 12. Tim owns a contracting company. Molly
is enrolled in the Master of Business Administration/Master of Health
Administration dual degree program at the University of Iowa, Iowa
Ryan and TRACY HARTMAN KELLER, Waverly,
announce the birth of Jenna Jean, Dec. 31. Tracy is assistant director
of human resources at Eagle Ottawa LLC, Waterloo.
JASON KRAMER, Tulsa, Okla., is an
account executive with Learfield Sports at the University of Tulsa.
Sherwin and ANN REDDEL LANGHOLDT,
Rock Rapids, announce the birth of Matthew Thomas, March 26. He
joins Lauren, 2. Ann teaches music in the Central Lyon Community
Brent and AMY SULLIVAN LEISTIKOW,
Tripoli, announce the birth of Carsyn Robert, Jan. 29. He joins
Chad and BETH JOHNSON MARCHANT, Des
Moines, announce the birth of Christian Bennett, April 22.
ALBERT and JAYME O’ROURKE MEWS,
North English, announce the birth of Gwen Elizabeth, July 26, 2004.
She joins Clara, 2. Al teaches sixth grade and serves as assistant
high school football coach and seventh-grade boys basketball coach
in the English Valleys Community Schools. Jayme works part-time
as a behavior specialist at the Center for Disabilities and Development
through the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City.
James and STEPHANIE LADLIE MYERS,
Liberty, Mo., announce the birth of Carmen Elizabeth, April 23.
Stephanie is on a one-year leave of absence from the Liberty Public
and teaches private piano lessons in her home.
JOEL REICHERT and Lisa Ferrell, Gilbert,
Ariz., were married March 19. Joel is with Desert Ridge High School.
GRAHAM and MINDY VanCLEAVE SCHARDT,
Ankeny, announce the birth of Avryn Melita, Oct. 22, 2003. Graham
is the director of outreach and connection at Prairie Ridge Church.
Mindy works part-time for Hope Ministries, Des Moines.
SAMANTHA MONSON SOUHRADA, Waverly,
completed a Master of Business Administration degree at the University
of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls. She is with John Deere, Waterloo.
CHELSEY SPORE and Don G. McDill,
Cedar Rapids, were married May 14. They are joined by Don’s
two children, Zachary, 15, and Ashley, 13.
STEVEN and CARRIE LAWTON YOUDE, Amherst,
N.Y., announce the birth of Allyson Lynn, March 10.
NATHAN and MEREDITH HILL ZIETLOW,
LeClaire, announce the birth of Daniel Nathan, Dec. 26. Nathan is
an IT business analyst with John Deere, Moline, Ill.
JACKIE CHURCH and Nick Burgart, Cedar Rapids, were married April
Jason and JANEL RAY DEZARN, Hartford,
Wis., announce the birth of Hayden Charles, Jan. 20. Janel is the
director of volunteer services for Easter Seals Kindcare Southeastern
Wisconsin and a freelance writer for local newspapers in Milwaukee.
JENNI DONOHUE, Coralville, graduated
in December with M.B.A. and M.H.A. degrees from the University of
Iowa, Iowa City. She is with Advocate Health Care, Chicago, Ill.
KATHERINE DRISCOLL, Waverly, is an
account manager with Network Control.
JESSICA BRAITHWAITE FRANZEN, Miles,
is a social worker I with Genesis Medical Center, Davenport.
JOHN GIBBONS, Des Moines, is an account
executive with Storey Kenworthy.
Lance and SHELLIE LIENHARD KAMAUS,
Lisbon, announce the birth of Cohen Eugene, Nov. 15. Shellie is
a marketing director for Benchmark, Inc., Cedar Rapids.
DAVID LINDNER and Kelly Richer, Baldwin,
Wis., announce the birth of Ryan Ray, May 3.
JEANA LARSON, Swea City, is director
of bands in grades 5-12 and teaches group and individual brass,
woodwind and percussion lessons in the North Kossuth Community School
District. Under her direction, the Marching Cougars of North Kossuth
were chosen to represent Iowa in the National Memorial Day Parade
in Washington, D.C., May 30. She is also the fifth-grade band director
and general music teacher at St. John’s Catholic Elementary
CHRISTINE MEYER, Denver, Colo., teaches
second grade in the Denver Public Schools.
Dr. TYLER MOLSTRE, Pleasant Hill,
graduated in October from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport.
He has opened his own practice, True Life Chiropractic, in Waukee.
Dr. HALEY PLAUTZ OWEN, Milwaukee,
Wis., is completing her medical residency in anesthesia after graduating
from the University of Iowa College of Medicine in May 2004.
Michael and ANGELA SWINTON RICHMANN,
Middleton, Wis., announce the birth of Mayah Lois, Aug. 25, 2003.
CHRIS THOMAS and KRISTIN RIESTERER,
Lyons, Ill., were married Aug. 14, 2004.
MARK Van GORKOM, Lake Mills, teaches
fifth grade and is track and field coach in the Lake Mills Community
GRETCHEN BARTLETT, Knoxville, Tenn., is an on-air personality and
marketing director at 93.1 The Point, owned and operated by Journal
Broadcast Group. She was named to the board of directors of Saving
Little Hearts, a Knoxville area organization that assists families
whose children struggle with congenital heart defects.
SARAH GROH, Waverly, is a human resources
associate with Waverly Health Center.
KIMBERLY HANSON and Christopher Witt,
Mount Vernon, Mo., were married June 26, 2004.
ANUSH HARUTYUNYAN and Curtis Ricci,
Jamaica, N.Y., were married in Armenia on June 23, 2003, and again
in New York on Aug. 7, 2003. Anush is a full-time M.B.A. student
and works as an investment banking analyst at JPMorgan.
BRET HAUGHENBURY, Cedar Rapids, is
a sales and marketing manager with A-1 Rental West.
RYAN and LINDSAY OELKERS KUHL, Chiang
Mai, Thailand, work at the American Pacific International School,
where Ryan teaches high school mathematics and Lindsay teaches in
a combined third- and fourth-grade classroom.
KRISTIN NIEMAN, Ames, is pursuing
a Ph.D. in nutrition at Iowa State University after completing her
master’s degree at Iowa State in December.
NASRAT and Mitra RAHMAN, Maspeth,
N.Y., announce the birth of Sara, April 15.
RYAN ROST, Columbia, Md., graduated
in December with a Master of Science degree in information assurance.
He is in computer security with the U.S. Department of Defense.
His wife, CINNAMON ANSORGE ROST, is a graphic designer with Millennium
BROOKE BURRAGE TIMMER, West Des Moines,
was elected president of the Drake Law School Student Bar Association
for the 2005-06 academic year. She was also elected to serve as
governor for the Eighth Circuit of the American Bar Association
Law School Division.
JASON UHLENHAKE, West Des Moines,
is an assistant athletic trainer and lecturer in athletic training
at Simpson College. He earned a master’s degree in athletic
training from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, in May 2004.
COLLIN VOTROBECK and Sarah Morris,
Portland, Ore., were married July 30, 2004. Collin is a computer
graphic designer with Pacific Signs.
SARAH CAMPBELL, Sterling, Ill., teaches fifth grade at
St. Mary Elementary and Junior High School, Dixon.
TINA ELLINGSON and Brad Darling,
Mabel, Minn., were married April 2.
JOSEPH GATTO and Heather Kruse, Manchester,
were married Nov. 27. Joseph is a teacher and coach at North Linn
Schools, Troy Mills.
MICAH GEARHART and Alyssa Grell,
Estherville, were married June 7, 2003.
DAN HANSON and SALLY MITCHELL ’04,
Kansas City, Mo., were married April 23.
JOHANNA MADSEN and Scott Buchholz,
Lincoln, Neb., were married Feb. 5.
KATIE PERRINJAQUET and Adam Hageman,
Decorah, were married July 10, 2004. Katie is a preschool teacher
at Sunflower Childcare and Preschool.
SUZANNE PIEL, West Des Moines, is
youth services librarian at Clive Public Library after finishing
her M.L.S. degree at the University of Illinois.
KRISTEN POTRATZ and Matthew Strayer,
La Porte City, were married Jan. 1.
AUDRA RONSIEK, Fitchburg, Wis., is
a music therapist/early childhood music director at Music by Mickey
Center for Musical Arts, Verona.
ALISHA SASS, Davenport, graduated from St. Ambrose
ASHLEY CALDWELL, Waterloo, teaches at Logan Middle School.
CLINT FINLEY, Pella, is manager at
Harvey Products, Harvey.
ALAIN DJOUMESSI and ANGELA FOELSKE,
Waverly, were married April 23 in the Wartburg Chapel. Alain is
a youth counselor with Lutheran Services of Waverly. Angie teaches
4- to 5-year-olds at Grin and Grow Child Care.
TEMPA HAINES, Bloomington, Minn.,
is a full-time music therapist with Martin Luther Manor nursing
facility after receiving her board certification in music therapy.
Lt. GARY HESS, Belle Chasse, La.,
is an infantry platoon commander with the U.S. Marine Corps at Camp
JEREMY HOFFMAN, West Burlington,
is an information systems analyst with Winegard Co.
MARCUS KNECHT, Omaha, Neb., is a
technical support analyst with Peak Productions.
ANGELA CONNELL LAACK, Mason City,
is in inside sales with the Globe-Gazette.
CHRISTOPHER LEE and KIRSTEN BJORK,
Bloomington, Minn., were married Nov. 20.
RYAN SCHAEFER, Ames, is a student
in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University.
EMILY SEBOLDT, Denver, Colo., is
a leadership associate with Frederic Printing, a consolidated graphics
BRENT SHOWALTER and APRIL CHERRY,
Milwaukee, Wis., were married July 10, 2004, in the Wartburg Chapel.
April is with the Hamilton School District, Menomonee Falls. Brent
is a student at Marquette Law School.
MOLLY SLOAN, Emmetsburg, teaches
third grade in the West Bend-Mallard School System.
MATT TOWNSLEY and CASSY DEARBORN,
Cedar Rapids, were married
March 12. Matt is with the Solon Community School District. Cassy
is the Via Panera coordinator for Linn and Johnson counties.
LISA VATNSDAL, Denver, Colo., is
a traffic coordinator with McClain Finlon Advertising.
KRISTIN VORDERSTRASSE, Hastings,
Neb., is a graphic designer with Morris Press Cookbooks, Kearney.
NATALIE ANDERSON, Waverly, is a marketing specialist with Real Estate
MAGGIE ANGELL is a music performance
graduate student at the University of Iowa.
NICHOLAS BAKER and KELSEY PADDERUD,
Waverly, were married Aug. 21, 2004, in the Wartburg Chapel. Kelsey
is with Exceptional Persons, Waterloo. Nick is with Rubber Development
Co. and also operates his own DJ business, Twistin’ Entertainment.
KATHERINE BOLLENBACH, DeKalb, Ill.,
is a student at Wartburg Theological Seminary, Dubuque.
MICHELLE CRAIG is enrolled in the
osteopathic medicine program at Des Moines University, Des Moines.
STEPHANIE FRIEDERICH, Cedar Rapids,
is an account executive with Wells Fargo Financial.
KELLY GOSSLING, Waucoma, is with
the Northland Agency on Aging as a case manager for Fayette County,
JANNAE HOLUBAR, West Des Moines,
is a communications specialist with the West Des Moines School District.
JENNIFER OLTHOFF is a student at
Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport.
TERESE OTT, Cedar Rapids, is a credit
union examiner with Iowa Credit Union Division.
BRITTANY PETERSEN, Wilton, teaches
high school Spanish in the Durant Community Schools, Durant.
KAYE RASMUSSON, Ham Lake, Minn.,
is a staff auditor with KPMG, Minneapolis.
AMANDA SCHMIEDER, Green Bay, Wis.,
is a graduate student in early American
history at Marquette University, Milwaukee.
AMANDA SCHWANDT is a ministry intern
with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Pella.
KARI SCHWARTZ, Waverly, teaches art
at Independence High School.
ERIN SNITKEY, Clive, is a commercial
lines underwriter with Allied Insurance,
BETH THOMPSON and Brandon Zelle,
Sumner, were married May 30, 2004.
CHRISTINA UFER, Minneapolis, Minn.,
is a music therapist intern with Park Nicollet Health Services.
SARAH WALTERS is a food service sales
representative with Hormel Foods, Irvine, Calif.