Class Notes General Announcements
Lloyd Svendsbye, St. Louis Park, Minn., is the author of "I Paid All My Debts: A Norwegian-American Family on the Prairie of North Dakota in the Twentieth Century," published by Lutheran University Press.
Fern (Florey) Page, Wichita Falls, Texas, published her memoir, "God in the Valleys."
Norman Holen, Minneapolis, had a one-person exhibition of his recent clay figures at Augsburg College.
Leonard Jepson and his wife, Linda, Mishawaka, Ind., took a three-month sabbatical focused on the emerging church; locations included Kentucky, Finland and Hong Kong.
Peg Christensen, De Pere, Wis., is the executive director of learning for the Green Bay Public School District.
James Splitt, Adrian, Mich., is co-pastor at First Presbyterian Church.
Mary Knatterud, St. Paul, Minn., edited and wrote the foreword to "The Miracle of Transplantations: The Unique Odyssey of a Pioneer Transplant Surgeon" by Dr. John S. Najarian; the book was published by Phoenix Books, Beverly Hills, Calif.
Mary (Ressler) Mueller, Moorestown, N.J., earned a graduate certificate in online learning and teaching from Thomas Edison State College, Trenton; her writing appeared in "Stories from the Heart," published by Church Women United of Moorestown.
Sherri Mortensen Brown, St. Paul, Minn., earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the U of St. Thomas.
Randi (Nelson) Rokke, LaPorte City, Iowa, is a solo piano recording artist with Catamount Studio.
Nancy (Wolf) Johnson, Phoenix, earned a master's degree in special education and educational leadership from Minnesota State U Moorhead; she is an educator at Phoenix Union High School.
Kjell (Berge) Granrud, Manukau, New Zealand, is a consultant psychiatrist for Counties Manukau District Health Board.
Mark Baumgartner, Minneapolis, is associate vice president of development for the U of Minnesota Foundation.
Lynn (Fragale) Foulke, Eden Prairie, Minn., is chief executive officer of RE/MAX Results and Home Title Inc.
John Rieke, Fargo, N.D., is vice president of operations for Innovis Health.
Pete Seljevold, Moorhead, is the worksite wellness director for Healthy North Dakota, Fargo.
Paul Nicholson, Laurel, Md., was appointed chairman of the board of trustees for Montgomery Hospice.
Bob Alsop, Forest City, Iowa, is vice president for academic affairs and dean of Waldorf College.
Jill (Otterson) Maurer, Chippewa Falls, Wis., is a small groups minister at Central Lutheran Church.
Kari (Olsen) Pancoast, Minot, N.D., is associate pastor at First Lutheran Church.
Linda (Hoag) Dorn, Webster, Minn., earned a Master of Arts degree in learning technology and a certificate in e-learning from the U of St. Thomas, St. Paul.
Deb McGregor-Pfleger, Bemidji, Minn., earned a Professional Co-Active Coach certificate from the Coaches Training Institute, San Rafael, Calif.
Amy (Larsen) Christianson, Northfield, Minn., earned an additional ESL K-12 licensure from Hamline U, St. Paul; she is an ESL teacher for Faribault Public Schools.
Andrea Jones, Shanghai, China, is a first-grade teacher at Shanghai American School.
Michael Rhyn, Fayetteville, N.C., earned an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery degree at Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg.
Holly Dippold, San Diego, earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in biological sciences from the U of California San Diego, La Jolla.
Mikey (Rutledge) Carter, Fairmont, Minn., is a pastor for the Salvation Army.
Shantel Cronk, Santa Barbara, Calif., is a product line manager for Deckers Outdoor Corp.
Cara Schagunn-Lere, Jamestown, N.D., earned a master's degree in counseling education from North Dakota State U, Fargo; she is a licensed professional clinical counselor at South Central Human Service Center.
Bhavneet Bajwa, Brussels, Belgium, was selected for a two-year global exchange assignment with Ernst & Young.
Lee Nelson, Waverly, Iowa, is director of choral activities at Wartburg College.
Christine (Ward) Peterson, Broken Arrow, Okla., passed the certified medical transcriptionist exam through the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity.
Joan (Urbaniak) Wodiska, Falls Church, Va., was elected vice chairman of the school board.
Kristin (Fox) Broderius, Hector, Minn., earned an infant mental health certificate from the U of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
Jennifer (Brule) Martin, Fargo, N.D., earned a Master of Arts degree in pastoral ministries from Mount Marty College, Yankton, S.D.; she received chaplaincy certification through the National Association of Catholic Chaplains, Milwaukee.
Timothy Olsen, Winston-Salem, N.C., is the Kenan Professor of Organ at the U of North Carolina School of Fine Arts.
Shane Lynch, Lexington, Va., is director of choral activities at Washington and Lee U.
Rachel McDougall, Baxter, Minn., is the marketing director for Lakewood Health System.
Jason Asmus, Shoreview, Minn., is a shareholder at Briggs and Morgan, Minneapolis.
Heidi Farner, Minneapolis, earned a Master of Arts degree in education with an emphasis in differentiated instruction from Concordia U, St. Paul, Minn.
Carlee McLeod, Bismarck, N.D., is deputy state treasurer.
Carmen (Davidson) Burleigh, West Fargo, N.D., is a consultant for FOX Systems Inc., Scottsdale, Ariz.
Kristen Hetland, Fargo, N.D., earned a doctorate in human development with an emphasis in wellness from North Dakota State U; she is assistant professor of physical education pedagogy at NDSU.
Christy Hudson Myers, Portland, Ore., earned a master's degree in social work from Washington U's Brown School of Social Work, St. Louis; she is a grants coordinator for the Oregon Department of Human Services.
Celeste Morse, Cold Lake, Alberta, earned CrossFit barbell certification and was featured in the Oct. 20 issue of 4 Wing Base's Courier Newspaper.
Sherry (Milbright) Steenwyk, West Lafayette, Ind., earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in clinical psychology from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, Calif.
Lindsey Arnold, Maplewood, Minn., is a life coach.
Bonnie (Dahl) Fast, Minneapolis, is a development researcher for the U of Minnesota Foundation.
Katherine Endres, Anchorage, Alaska, is a mathematics teacher for the Anchorage School District.
Karie (Pallansch) Geyer, Sioux Falls, S.D., is the communications director for Lutheran Outdoors in South Dakota.
Jeffrey Knight, Minneapolis, earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in graphic design from Savannah (Ga.) College of Art and Design.
Emily (Chrissis) Myallis, Jonestown, Pa., was consecrated as a diaconal minister in the ELCA; she received a call to the Eldercare day program, Palmyra, and Zion's Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Shannon (Barnick) Olson, Hawley, Minn., is a clinical dietitian at Bethany Retirement Living, Fargo, N.D.
Alexis Read, Rochester, N.Y., earned a master's degree in vision rehabilitation therapy from Western Michigan U; she is an adaptive technology instructor for ABVI-Goodwill.
Amber (Rybakowski) Bergeron, Drayton, N.D., is an intern at Heart of the Valley Parish.
Jessica (Walden) Heckman, Portland, Ore., earned a Doctor of Optometry degree from Pacific U College of Optometry, Forest Grove.
Jonathan Kauffman, Casper, Wyo., is an elementary physical education teacher for the Natrona County School District.
Daren Sullivan, Fargo, N.D., earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the U of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Minneapolis; he is a dentist with Paul J. Tronsgard, DDS.
Sara (Lindquist) Barber, New London, Minn., earned a Master of Arts degree in community counseling from Denver Seminary.
Erika Bjerketvedt, Dilworth, Minn., earned a Master of Management degree in human resources from the U of Mary, Bismarck, N.D.
Mark Dixon, Anchorage, Alaska, is serving a one-year internship as a pastor in the ELCA at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.
Kristin Fernholz, Minneapolis, is governmental affairs manager for the Southern Twin Cities Association of Realtors.
Samantha Matthys, Hendricks, Minn., is an elementary band teacher for Lincoln HI School District.
Taryn O'Connell Johnson, Erie, Colo., earned a Master of Arts degree in Hebrew Bible from Iliff School of Theology, Denver.
Amy Urberg, Minneapolis, earned a Juris Doctor degree from the U of Minnesota Law School; she is an attorney with Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis.
Erin (Anderson) Aulik, Golden Valley, Minn., is an elementary media teacher at FAIR School Downtown, Minneapolis.
Matthew Benson and Stanley Rothrock celebrated their commitment at a ceremony in September; they live in Minneapolis.
Joshua Pederson, Iowa City, Iowa, earned a Master of Arts degree in communication from the U of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Tasha (Dunn) Rennels, Clarksville, Tenn., earned a Master of Arts degree in communication studies from Eastern Illinois U, Charleston; she is the promotions director for 5 Star Radio.
Bess (Moravitz) Yunek, Baton Rouge, La., is a first-grade teacher at Forest Heights Academy of Excellence
Christine (Tudehope) Freundschuh, Virginia, Minn., is director of bands at Virginia High School.
Ryan Rubek, Astoria, N.Y., plays Link Larkin in the National Broadway Tour of "Hairspray."
Ellen (Kramer) Bruggeman, Basehor, Kan., is a ninth-grade mathematics teacher at Lansing High School.
Kaley Hanson, Minneapolis, is an outbound marketing specialist with United Health Group, Minnetonka, Minn.
Asha (Saari) Hertler, Fargo, N.D., is director of technology for Hope Lutheran Church.
Megan Luebke, Montevideo, Minn., completed a five-month world tour as a 2009 Up With People performer.
Paul Miller, Fargo, N.D., is a credit analyst with First International Bank & Trust.
Anna (Overson) Salo, Crookston, Minn., is a third-grade teacher for Crookston Public Schools.
Jessica Schmitz, Fargo, N.D., is an audit associate with Eide Bailly.
Lindsay (Huwe) Varns, Odessa, Texas, is assistant choir director for the Ector County School District.