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Lindsay Stump (Thompson)

Lindsay (Thompson) Stump g09, owner of Organized to Save on YouTube, was featured in the March 2020 issue of Glo Magazine. The issue featured “mompreneurs” who have found a way to balance their family life while running successful businesses.


Courtney Bilbrey (Stoppenhagen)

Courtney (Stoppenhagen) Bilbrey g07 has started a new Psychotherapist-Counselor practice in Rogers Park, IL, a Chicago neighborhood. She and Jason g07 live in Evanston with Norah, 11, Augie, 5, and a new Golden Doodle, which Courtney is training as a therapy dog.


Rick Fortier Jr.

Rick Fortier Jr. g04 passed April 14. He had been living in Indianapolis, IN.


Erin Haywood (Green)

Erin (Green) Haywood g03 serves as a clinical social worker at the Cleveland VA Medical Center, one of the largest and most complex VA hospitals in the country.


Joe Boway

Joe Boway g95 continues his service with The Liberian Children’s Ministry. The ministry’s goal for 2020 is to reach 2020 new students and families with the gospel. They ask for your prayers as they work toward this goal and as he travels back and forth between Liberia and his home in Fort Wayne.


Patricia Vincent (Teall-Brinkman))

Patricia (Teall-Brinkman) Vincent g88 has started offering life coaching services to those who might be facing difficult choices, new challenges, transitions, or any other difficulty being faced in life.  Set up by phoning or requesting an outline of coaching by emailing her at, or by calling (208) 514-4813.


Gary Carlyle

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Gary Carlyle, 55, g86 passed away on May 9, 2020. Gary was a financial planner in Fort Wayne. Gary is survived by his wife, Tamie, a daughter and two sons, along with his brother, Greg g92 and sister-in-law, Tami (Miller) g96. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a private service will be held at a later date.


Joan Smith (Ronde)

Joan (Ronde) Smith g85 completed her recertification as a Project Management Professional (PMP) with the Project Management Institute. Joan and her husband, Tim g86, live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.


Allen Sudmann

Rev. Allen Sudmann g83 concluded an interim pastorate at Berne Evangelical Church, where he had served since September 2019. He now serves as the interim pastor of the Grace Missionary Church, Celina OH. 


Glenn Tamagawa

Glenn Tamagawa g80 married Daezsa Tomas on the signature 16th-hole tee box at the Ocean Course at Hokuala, which features the longest stretch of ocean-front golf in Kawai, Hawaii. The nuptials took place on February 22. Glenn now works for Costco, when not golfing, and the newlyweds live in Kapaa, Hawaii.

Skip and Rosie Kite

Skip g80 and Rosie Kite continue to serve with Fellowship International Mission and have reached over 800 people with the Gospel so far, this past year. They ask for your continued prayers as they continue to pursue God's calling in their lives. They live in Salem, NJ.


Bruce Rocke

Bruce Rocke g79 began ministering at Berne Evangelical Church on April 1 as Senior Pastor. He and his wife Dianne (Yerke fs79) now reside in Berne, IN.


Bill Shoemaker

Bill Shoemaker g76 suffered a fatal heart-attack on Friday, May 30. Survivors include his wife, Candice (Gibson) g77, and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Brad g80 and Karol Gibson.


Carolynne Kay Foust (Clappe)




Carolynne Kay (Clappe) Foust g65 passed away on June 22, 2020 in her home in Bryan, OH. Carolynne was a teacher at Central Local Schools. She was active at Christian & Missionary Alliance Church and Calvary UMC in Williams Center. Carolynne also hosted the local Prayer Breakfast in her community. Here is a link to her obituary:

Martin David "Dave" Berggren




Martin David "Dave" Berggren g65, age 77, of Phoenix, AZ passed away May 14, 2020. Viewing will be held on Thursday, May 21, from 6 to 8 PM at Hansen Mortuary Chapel, 8314 N. 7th Street, Phoenix. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. (1 p.m. EST), Friday, May 22, at Hansen Mortuary Chapel. Follow this link to watch the service: A private burial will follow the service at Paradise Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Dave is survived by his wife, Carolyn (Mitchell) g66. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to GLOBAL TRAINING NETWORK at Please visit to offer a condolence to the family or to share a memory of Dave.


Sharon Hastings (Steiner)

Sharon (Steiner) Hastings fs63 was received by her Lord April 22, 2020 after fighting a blood disease for multiple years. While a student Sharon sang with the S.M.F. Trio. Her husband, the Rev. J. Edward Hastings fs63 still survives.


Rev. Ron Mayforth

Rev. Ron Mayforth g60 was called home on December 28, 2019. Surviving is his wife, Sharon (Yntema) g60, whom he met at Fort Wayne Bible College—they were married 60 years. He served as a pastor in three states and two countries, and later he served as a professor.

TA Strader

TA Strader g60 married Kathie Strader on November 8, 2019. The Straders reside in San Antonio, TX, and Kathie serves as a hospice nurse in Houston, TX, on weekends.


Mary Weidner (Fultz)

Mary (Fultz) Weidner g59, 83, went home to be with the Lord on March 5. Mary volunteered for multiple years for your Fort Wayne Alumni Center, among other organizations, churches, and groups.

John Wommer

Rev. John Wommer g59 passed away on January 3, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Wommer g60 and daughter Jenifer Hirschy fs85.

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