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Alumni News

Read of life changes of fellow alumni and faculty/staff including marriages & anniversaries, birth of children, changes in ministry or work, and interesting facts. Besides getting caught up on the latest news, you might be motivated to share some of your blessings with your fellow classmates. Do so at Submit News.

Marriages & Anniversaries

  • Katie Altman ('14) and Cole Waters on January 17, 2015
  • Roger Sabatini ('13) and Sarah Borenstein ('13) on August 2, 2013
  • Sharon Rose Enterline ('07) and James Patrick Williams on April 23, 2012
  • Joel Felten ('14) and Abigail Mauck on May 26, 2014
  • Matt Auchtung ('13) and Lydia Twigg ('13) on March 23, 2014
  • Jessica Wiedeman ('06) to John Graham on March 8, 2014
  • Joel and Rachel Fuller Good celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary on February 2, 2014
  • Jennifer Bolan ('08) to Ean Ulrich on November 30, 2013
  • Michael Hoeft and Kendall McGuire ('09) on October 12, 2013
  • Sara Brod ('09) and Michael Bettinger on July 29, 2013
  • Todd Wahlberg ('12) to Jenae Almas on July 19, 2013
  • Leah Patterson ('07) to Nathan Howard on July 13, 2013

Future Alumni

  • Neal Abram to Jared ('07) and Kati ('08) Linebach on March 3, 2015.
  • Cassidy Joy to Jason ('06) and Michelle (Polanycia) Herr ('05) on February 7, 2014.
  • Clayton Ray to Bob ('94) and Christine (Simmons) Rossiter ('94) on January 19, 2015.
  • Levi to Bryan ('03) and Amy ('02) Goebert on January 19, 2015.
  • Makenna Brielle to Dale ('04) and Audrey (Frost) Brister ('09) on April 10, 2014.
  • Saydie Quinn to Chad ('05) and Dayna (Jessup) Goebert ('05) on August 12, 2014.
  • Annika Rose to Sharon Rose (Enterline) Williams ('07) and her husband James Patrick Williams on March 14, 2013
  • Jonathan Robert to Jonathan ('02) and Hope Doughty on June 13, 2014
  • Harper Ruth to Robert ('06) and Mallory (Bortz) Koechig on February 28, 2014
  • Zeke to Phil ('06) and Charity (Kneblik) Knight ('06) on February 21, 2014
  • Keegan Patrick to Dustin ('05) and Shannon (Hitchcock) Black ('05) on February 10, 2014
  • Johnathan James Dallas to Anthony ('04) and Jennifer (Groschel) Wilson ('04) on September 27, 2013
  • Cora to Philip ('06) and Jaimie (Robinson) Bowen ('09) on September 26, 2013



Arthur Lawson is employed in the area of technology for Answers in Genesis in Petersburg, KY.

Colin DeHate was accepted into the Masters of Public Health program at USF.

Ashley Carpenter has joined New York Life Insurance Company in Tampa as a medical underwriter.

Brennen Wede has been hired as a deputy recruit for the Pinellas County Sherriff’s Office and will be entering their police academy training in the near future.

Matt Ferguson was hired to work on the lead origination team with Benchmark International, an international merger and acquisition brokerage firm headquartered in Tampa.


Roger and Sarah (Borenstein) Sabatini live in Greenville, SC. Sarah is a private tutor and independent advisor. She requests prayer for her consideration of getting her masters in counseling at Liberty University. Her husband Roger is a shift lead at Walgreens in Greenville, SC.

Samantha Tierney has taken a position as 2nd Grade teacher with the International Christian Academy in Nagoya Japan for the 2014-15 school year.


Andrea Dobbs was recently hired as a Research Associate for Novavax, one of the nation's leading producers of vaccines for treating a wide range of infectious diseases. She will be working on their RSV vaccine project.


Lance Wild serves as pastor of outreach and youth at Coastal Community Church in Port Saint John, FL.


Justin Wiedeman began a PhD in Cell Biology at the University of Georgia in August 2014.


Leah (Patterson) Howard is a kindergarten teacher for the Polk County School Board in Lakeland, FL.


Marta Galdamez now has a new position and responsibilities with the International Partnership Ministries, Inc. mission board, as an International Deaf Ministry Assistant and Instructor as well as Office Coordinator.


Glenn and Pue (Sysoumang) Fisher live in Eddington, ME. Glenn is the headmaster of Penobscot Christian School in Bangor, ME.

Jonathan Parron is a major in the United States Army and is currently stationed in England where he works in the area of intelligence with the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM).


Bryan Goebert was ordained by Sun Coast Baptist Church in New Port Richey, FL on November 30, 2014. He began serving at Sun Coast as the Youth Pastor in 2002. In 2005, Sun Coast Baptist called him to serve as their Senior Pastor. He and his wife Amy ('02) have ministered at Sun Coast Baptist for just over 12 years. They have 3 children and one on the way (due in January 2015).


Jerry Schwenke was named Department Administrator (Assistant to the Chair) in Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Minnesota.


Kevin Schafer is the youth pastor at Sanibel Community Church in Sanibel, FL. He and wife Stephanie have four children.

Amanda Allington was recently promoted to Legal Entity Staff Accountant supporting Caterpillar Paving Products in Illinois. She is also currently pursuing the master's of Accountancy and Financial Management with a CPA concentration with Keller Graduate School of Management.

Joe Gilliam earned the Doctor of Ministry from Ligonier Academy in 2014. Joe serves as pastor of Grace Covenant Church of Virginia Beach, VA.


Shane Smith is a franchise owner of JumpBunch of South Nashville, TN.


Jody Dorris was named Teacher of the Year at the Hendersonville Christian Academy in Tennessee. Jody has been at the school since 2011 and teaches upper level English and Language Arts.


James Hunt is the senior pastor at the First Southern Baptist Church in Guthrie, OK, just north of Oklahoma City.


Sandi (Neuman) Butler is the lead respiratory therapist at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, GA.


After many years of service, Bobby and Karen Williams have resigned their position at Camp Grace in Fairmont, NC and will assume a ministry in June at Camp Ta-Pa-Win-Go in Watauga, TN.

Stephen Carlson moved to the Suncoast in May 2014 and started work in August as a math teacher at Imagine Schools North Port. He is also spending a lot of time in 12-step ministry through his church.


After 29 years as Assistant Pastor at Delaware Bible Church in Delaware, OH, Jeff Slider resigned to train for and pursue clinical chaplaincy. After 15 months of training, he took a position as the chaplain for the Hospice of Morrow County in Ohio.


Willie and Sally Means have relocated to Naples, FL. Willie is now a residential sales associate with Coldwell Banker.

With the Lord

  • Dr. Norman Spotts on April 7, 2015 (former dean of students; chair, division of biblical studies; associate professor of Bible:
  • Barbara Wasem ('82) on March 31, 2015
  • Pam Woolfrey Rock on January 1, 2015 (former resident advisor/nurse)
  • James K. Roeder on June 3, 2014 (psychology professor)
  • Robert 'Bob' Hagberg ('75) on December 5, 2013
  • Dr. William Hopewell on March 19, 2010 (development)
  • Mrs. Catherine "Kitty" Anthony on February 23, 2014 (faculty 1995-2012)
  • Dr. James W. Munro on February 13, 2014 (senior vice president)
  • Dr. B. Robert Biscoe on February 12, 2014 (vice president for development)
  • Dr. Walter D. Grubbs on December 21, 2013 (vice president for student affairs)
  • Theo 'Pat' Shafer ('87) on November 18, 2013
  • Jaime Elizabeth (Taylor) Harper ('99) on December 8, 2013
  • Dr. Edward T. Oliver on March 18, 2013 (faculty 1977-2002)
  • Dr. Walter Dillard on January 6, 2013 (faculty)
  • 'Aunt Bea' Sawyer on January 4, 2013 (staff 1974-1996)
  • Dr. Duane White on August 22, 2012 (music professor)
  • Lila Hicks ('82) on March 30, 2012
  • Clem Boatright on October 23, 2011 (first choral director)
  • Kenneth L. Cooper ('83) on September 17, 2011
  • Dr. Lowell Easter on August 27, 2011 (board member)
  • Wilbur Eifert on July 9, 2011 (Bible faculty)
  • Don Lovegrove on May 16, 2011 (student services staff member)
  • Cliff Jenkin ('01) on April 1, 2011
  • Vicki Landis ('96) on March 19, 2011
  • Dr. Arthur E. Steele on March 2, 2011 (Founder)
  • Marlene Spotts on December 23, 2010 (wife of Dr. Norman Spotts)
  • Richard Farley ('98) on August 24, 2010
  • Gloria Kaser Olson on June 10, 2010 (former secretary to Dr. Steele)
  • Thomas O. Jones ('89) on May 30, 2010
  • Dr. Howard Mattice on January 17, 2010 (faculty)
  • Dr. Esther Oliver on January 8, 2010 (faculty)

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