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Thomas and Jenni Cannariato

Thomas Cannariato fs08 is asking for prayer for his wife, Jenni (Ritschard g10), who has been diagnosed with a mass in her brain that has been causing numbness and ringing in her right ear. Thomas and Jenni married on June 9, 2012, and then they welcomed Judah on June 15, 2017. Thomas works for Apple and Jenni works for Westside: A Jesus Church. The couple lives in Tigard, OR.

Suzanne "Sue" Belknap

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Sue Belknap, wife of former TUFW Director of Financial Aid, Chuck Belknap, passed away on September 28 after battling a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Sue had been a teacher at Fort Wayne Christian School. The Belknaps have the Charles & Suzanne Belknap Endowed Scholarship at Taylor University.

Eileen Warner (Lageer)

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EILEEN LAGEER WARNER, 93, wife of Dr. Timothy Warner, President of Fort Wayne Bible College from 1971 to 1980, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. Born in Owen Sound, Ontario Canada, Eileen was the daughter of the late Wilmot and Winnifred Lageer. Eileen lived her life for God. She was a missionary, teacher, writer and author. Service is 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, at Fellowship Missionary Church. Her full obituary can be found at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/fortwayne/obituary.aspx?n=eileen-lageer-warner&pid=186555452&fhid=6181

Willodean Klopfenstein (Ehresman)

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Mrs. Willodean Klopfenstein passed away August 27. She is survived by her children and grandchildren including Sandy Klopfenstein Jones g71. She and her husband were wonderful supporters of Fort Wayne Bible College. Calling and services are at Grabill Missionary Church with the service on Sept. 2. View Mrs. Klopfenstein's obiturary


g2012

Caitlin Israel (Wilson)

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Caitlin Wilson g12 married Brian Israel in Kansas City, MO, on October 14, 2017. The Israels will live in Hastings, NE, where Caitlin works as the director of operations for a book publicity group based in Seattle and where Brian serves as a public defender for the county.


g2010

Laurie Terpstra (Filson)

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Laurie Filson g10 married Jacob Terpstra on Saturday, October 14, 2017 in Indianapolis, IN. The couple will continue to reside in Indianapolis.

Hilary Fleischmann

Hilary Fleischmann g10 was promoted by Benchmark Human Services in Marion, where she serves as an Employment Consultant.


g2007

Amy Boeke (Badowski)

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Amy (Badowski g07) and Matt Boeke welcomed their second set of twin girls on April 18, 2017. Meredith Quinlyn, who was 7 lb. 2 oz., and Rachel Tamsyn, who was 6 lb. 9 oz., join four-year old twin daughters, Amelia and Heather.


g2006

Kim Esquivel (Manon)

Kim (Manon g06) and Ramon Esquivel finalized the adoptions of our two foster sons of two years: Tristan and Bentlee on January 23, 2017. The Esquivel family lives in Defiance, OH.


g2005

Patrick Jessup

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Patrick Jessup g05 married Jessica Yoder on September 9, 2017 at the Huber Opera House in Hicksville, OH. Patrick practices law at Yoder & Kraus, P.C. in Kendallville, IN.


g2004

Nancy Watta

Nancy Watta g04 is leading a Relation­ships of the Heart Conference / Workshop for men and women in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The link: https://www.relationshipswithn.wixsite.com/conferences


g2002

Paul and Ashley Kellogg

Paul g02 and Ashley (Brandy g03) Kellogg adopted four-year old Frances Joy YuTang from Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, China and three-year old Finton Scott KangTe from Taiyuan City, Shanxi, China in July 2015. Then, the welcomed Trixie Darlene Diane born on January 28, 2016 who weighed 9 lbs, 2oz, and was 21.5 in long. The Kellogg family moved from Fort Wayne to Columbia City in February 2017. Other children at home include Kyler (14), Gracelyn (13), Brynnan (11), Ezekiel (9), and Myra (8).

Justin Spurlock

Justin Spurlock g02 recently accepted the call by Grace Presbyterian Church in Highlands Ranch, CO to serve as their Senior Pastor beginning October 16, 2017. Justin and Sarah (Vestal g02), who owns Denver Counseling Solutions, have one son, Case.


g2000

Rick Henderson

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Rick Henderson g00 has moved with his wife and children to Woodland Park, CO to attend Charis Bible College in the evenings.

Cliff Pappe

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Cliff Pappe g00 was promoted to Major in the Army National Guard in July 2017. Serving in the 135th Chaplain Detachment, based out of Terre Haute, IN Major Pappe will deploy again in March 2018.


g1997

Gary Rowland

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The Fort Wayne Newspapers selected Gary Rowland g97 as their Sales Representative of the month for August, 2017. Gary and his wife, Kelly, and their two boys, are in the process of raising support to serve in New York City with International Project.


g1986

Tim Yazel

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After serving 42 years in pastoral ministry, the Rev. Tim g86 and Becky Yazel have been accepted as full-time missionaries with SonSet Solutions. Tim will be meeting with radio stations and churches to create partnerships. They're looking to speak at churches, Sunday school classes and Bible studies to spread the word about the ministry at SonSet Solutions, as well as to gain financial and prayer support. To contact the Yazels, go here: https://sonsetsolutions.org/staff/tim-becky-yazel/.


g1985

Allen and Rebecca Rassi (Sprow)

Allen Rassi g85 was awarded the President’s Award by the St. Marys’ Kiwanis Club for his outstanding leadership and service. Allen and his wife, Rebecca Sprow-Rassi fs85 live in St. Marys, GA


g1981

Allen Shaw

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Allen Shaw g81 has just published his second children’s book, entitled, Brainstorms! A Big Hole and the North Pole. The book is available on Amazon by clicking here.


g1976

George Cecil

George g76 and Twane Cecil have retired after 47 years of ministry in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Florida - the last 24 years at Cornerstone Wesleyan Church in Merriam, IN where they served as pastor and school administrator. The Cecils have moved to Fort Wayne.

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