Alumni News: 1970s.

We've received tons of responses from alumni who want to let us know what they're up to, so we're going to roll out some info on this blog as well as in the Victory Journal. Let us know what you're doing at alumni@wol.org.

Michael Jessee (’71) and his wife, Carrie, have three children: Rachel, Matthew, and Robin. He loves golf, ministers through financial counseling, and is self-employed.

Ann (Mound) Wood (’72) has been a Hudson Falls (New York) school bus attendant for 13 years. She makes wordless books, wordless bracelets, cross stitch bookmarks, and wordless cross pins for missionaries. She is involved with Gideon’s International.

Ginny Newton (’73) is working in the academics department at the Bible Institute’s Florida campus. She is excited to meet alumni when they come through.

Carla Gray (’74) is the assistant dean of women at the Bible Institute’s New York campus. She is thankful the Bible Institute taught her to schedule her Quiet Time each day, which has changed her life.

Hal J. Russell (’74) is a pastor at Fellowship Bible Church in Sewell, New Jersey. He and his wife, Cindy, have one daughter, Shawna (27).

Marshall Wicks (’74) is a resident professor at the Bible Institute’s Florida campus. He encourages alumni to send students.

Rick (’74) and Linda (Bollback) Warken (’75) have served with Word of Life for 37 years. Their recent interests involve grandchildren and family!

Nathan Myers (’75) is retired and working in the sound room at church. He is married to Joyce.

Dave Rich (’75) is a part-time staff member with Missions International, a missions agency that focuses on Eastern Europe and Central Asia. He partners with a church in Nadvira, Ukraine, and helps with summer camp, remodeling the church, and assisting in evangelism with their church plant. He is also an investor and an adult Sunday School teacher at his local church. He and his wife, Cheryl, have two children: Jennifer Clark (28) and Jonathan Rich (25).

David King (’76) works at Walmart. He and his wife, Cyndi, have three children: Elizabeth (24), Stephen (22), and Phillip (20).

Joanne (Chamberlain) Carver (’76) and her husband, David, have three children: David, Daniel, and Debra. Joanne, a retired school nurse teacher, has been a hospice volunteer for 10 years, sings in a community chorus, and teaches ladies Bible study at Grace Bible Fellowship.

Caroline (Sims) Jones (’76) is married to David, and she just finished 17 years of homeschooling their four daughters. Their third daughter, Olivia, graduated from the Bible Institute in 2012. Daughter No. 4, Caroline, will attend the Bible Institute this fall. David is a Navy psychologist and became the executive officer of the James Lovell Federal Health Care Center in Chicago this summer.

Dana Towle (‘78) is a youth pastor at Midway Bible Church.

Sharon (Ulrich) Avila (’78) is working part time in food services at a retirement community and is active in her local church. She and her husband, Jorge, have one child, Daniel (21).

Christian Kendig (’78) graduated from Capital Bible Seminary in 1996 with a masters of divinity. He is now retired after working 25 years at a retirement community. He is a chaplain for Campsite Evangelism and is a Lancaster County Aquarium Club member.

Glenda Martin (’78) is a wife, mom, grandmother, and registered nurse. She is involved in women’s ministry. She and her husband, Wayne, have two grown daughters: Stephanie Orlowski and Kristin Buird.

Tamera (Champlin) Buffington (’79) works in accounts receivable at the Step Lively Foot and Ankle Center. She and her husband, Scott, have two children: Levi (14) and Jesse (10).

Linda (Miller) Davenport (’79) and her husband, David, a pastor, have three children: Amber (28), Craig (27), and Ryan (25). She teaches children’s church and serves with AWANA. The Lord laid on her heart to organize outreach at the fair, where they have seen many come to Christ.

Mark Trostle (’79) is a missionary with Wycliffe Bible Translators in Papua New Guinea. He and his wife, Estella, have two children: Tim (16) and Micah (13).

Dennis Ulrich (’79) and his wife, Joyce, have three children: Brian (25), Lynne (24), and Emily (21).

Linda (Ramsey) Wollbrink (’79) and her husband, Larry, have two children: Joseph (20) and Chris (18). She is an instructor at Centra College of Nursing.

Diane (Boyer) Dorman (’80) and her husband, David (’78, ’80), have three children: Katie, Laura, and Andrew. Diane works in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and for United Road Services and Insagenix. She volunteers in her community.

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