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Fall 2014: Alumni News


Alumni News

Dec. 5, 2014


Dr. David (’75) and Lisa (Jacobson ’78) Frisbie have written Managing Stress in Ministry, published by Beacon Hill Press. The Frisbies have published more than 20 books on the topics of marriage and family life.

 Rev. Tom Taylor (’75) was elected superintendent of the Southern California District of the Church of the Nazarene. 

 Dr. Larry McKain (’78) was appointed superintendent of the Chicago Central District of the Church of the Nazarene. 

 Dr. David D. Durey (’79) is now the director of worship ministries at Trinity Evangelical Free Church in Lakeville, Minnesota.  He also serves as vice president for administration at T-NET International, an international training network devoted to coaching and training pastors and church leaders.  

 Michael Barton (’81) serves as a board certified hospice chaplain for St. Joseph Health System in Southern California. 

Rev. Don (’83) and Diann (Sullivan fs ’83) Diehl accepted the assignment to pastor Marion (Ohio) First Church of the Nazarene. 

Rev. David (’84) and Carol (McCollough ’84) Sharpes have relocated to Olathe, Kansas where he is now senior pastor at College Church of the Nazarene.

 Rev. Steven Hoffman (’85) was elected superintendent of the Prairie Lakes District Church of the Nazarene. 

 Michele (Knoblich ’88) Stroh was awarded Sanford Health Employee of the Year from Sanford South University.

 Paul Young (’88) was featured in a Kansas City Star article titled, “The teachers we look up to.” Young teaches history in Spring Hill, Kansas. He was one of six teachers from the Kansas City metro featured. 

 Doug Smith (’90) accepted a pastoral assignment at Hope Point Nazarene Church in Yuba City, California. 

 Dr. Barbara Moore (’91) pastor of global outreach at Bethany (Oklahoma) First Church of the Nazarene, received the Doctor of Humane Letters from Southern Nazarene University at its 2014 commencement. 

 Bryan Porter (’96) was appointed chief technology officer at DataBank Holding, Ltd. 

 Alicia Hilton (’98) is serving as missionary in Zambia. Read her blog at 

 Stephanie (Tayloe ’99) Dulin published a children’s picture book titled Fearful Frannie. 

 John Booth (’04) is now head football coach at Manatee High School in Bradenton, Florida. 

 Christopher Paul Manbeck, MD, (’04) graduated from the University of Kansas Medical School. He and his wife, Heather Bullard-Manbeck, DO, are in residency in Little Rock, Arkansas. Paul is the son of the late Rev. Chris Manbeck (‘72).  

  Philip White (’04) tells the unlikely tale of how Harry Truman overcame a double split in his party, a Republican "dream ticket" and the Berlin Blockade to win the 1948 campaign in his latest book Whistle Stop: How 31,000 Miles of Train Travel, 352 Speeches, and a Little Midwest Gumption Saved the Presidency of Harry Truman

 Aaron Bennett (’05) is now public relations and special events manager at SAFEHOME, an organization for survivors of domestic violence in the Kansas City area.  

 Beau Carlson (’05), owner of Honest Carry Goods, was recently featured in Capital Style, an Ohio women's fashion magazine, and on Good Day Columbus, the Fox affiliate's local morning show. Beau designs and handcrafts his leather goods and many are made to order. He and his wife Suzie (Moessner ’07), live in Columbus, Ohio, with their two daughters. 

 Rachel Hindman, RN, BSN, (’06) won the Clinical Excellence Award for Nurse as Teacher from Children’s Mercy Hospital. 

 Josh Klekamp (’10) is completing a Master of Design at University of Washington where he is also a teaching assistant. He was one of seven accepted to the program this year. Jordan (Hobson ’11) Klekamp is a youth and family counselor at Friends of Youth.  

 Amber Rhoades (’10) was promoted to the position of recruiter for the University of Kansas School of Business.

 Britt Dowd (’11) is now owner of Green Again Lawn, a lawn service in the Greater Kansas City area 

 Megan Roberts, RN, BSN, (’11) recently joined the U.S. Navy Reserves as a critical care nurse.  

 Brian Huther (’12) performed in Kansas City Repertory Theatre’s production of “Our Town.”

 Andrew Yates (’12) is now manager of public affairs for Bott Radio Network. 

 Angie Groff (’14) was promoted to Wellness Coordinator at Quest Diagnostics.  

 David Nelson, RN, BSN, (’14) won the PREMIER Nurse of the Year award from Miami County Medical Center.


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