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Dennis Hall, ’69, and his wife, Joy, celebrated 60 years of marriage in June 2021. He will never forget being thrown in the Fortuna Fountain when they announced their engagement!
Benjamin Sparks, ’69, published his third book, Strength for Today and Bright Hope for Tomorrow: A Pastor’s Memoirs.
David Ajeigbe, Ph.D, ’78, retired in 2016 after having worked in various roles in healthcare. From a Pediatric Intensive Care RN to a hospital department administrator to a Nurse Manager in various hospitals throughout the Inland Empire and surrounding areas. He has also published in the Journal of Nursing Administration and the Journal of Nursing & Care. David and his wife are both Nigerian immigrants and have been married since 1984. They have three grown sons.
Cindy (Gibson) Cunningham, ’82, was recently ordained as an elder in the Church of Nazarene by General Superintendent, Gustavo Crocker. She and her husband, James, live in Sedona, Arizona.
Ricardo Gomez, ’95, and his wife, Amanda (Barton) Gomez, ’97, recently celebrated 25 years of marriage. Ricardo says that the fundamentals of
faith and leadership he learned while attending CBC have impacted the way he lives
his life, leads his marriage and the work ethic he has for his position as a supervising
special agent for the California Franchise Tax Board Criminal Investigation Bureau.
Randall Robinson, ’02, is graduating in October 2021 with a Master of Divinity from Northwest Baptist Seminary in Vancouver, BC. He recently took a position as Director of Worship and Operations at RiverPark Church in Parkville, MO. H and his wife Meghan (Overlien) Robinson, ’03, have two sons.
Adam Christman, ’06 accepted a position as senior pastor at First Baptist Church Clairemont in San Diego.
Ryan Rindels, ’08 and his wife, Janai, welcomed a daugther, Scarlett Camille Rindels on September 8, 2021. Scarlett joins siblings Josiah (6), Stella (5) and Sophia (3). Ryan is a pastor at First Baptist Church of Sonoma, he received his Ph.D. from Gateway Seminary where he is also an adjunct professor.
Ryan Fuller, ’14, and his wife, Jessica (Olson) Fuller, ’14, announce the birth of their first child, Brooklyn Jane Fuller on August 11, 2021.
Dr. Julie Stokes-Thomas, ’18, went to be with the Lord, July 27, 2021.
Flor (Valente) Castillo, ’19, announces the birth of her second child, Manuel Levi Castillo on August 8, 2021.
Lucas Haines, ’19, is a supply chain planner at Ashley Furniture Homestores.
Jazmin Paz, ’20, welcomed a son, Johnny, in March 2021.
Brandon Steppe, ’20, and his wife, Crystal, welcomed a baby boy on June 4, 2020. Brandon started a position as the clinical research coordinator for Velocity Clinical Research. His position is responsible for early detection of cancerous cells.
Jenna Van Mourik, ’20, has been promoted to social media assistant at Sunrise Community Church in Fair Oaks, CA.
Megan Lee, ’21, was accepted into the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angeles. She shares that the CBU physical therapy program prepared her very well and she is confident she will find success in this new program. This is a dream come true for Megan and she expresses her gratitude that CBU helped her on this journey to achieving her goal.
Desiree Osebuera, ’21 is an early infant interventionalist at Thrive Pediatrics. During her time at CBU, she and her husband, Noe, welcomed their third child who is now two years old. She credits CBU with helping her meet God and feels her faith has opened a new and exciting doors for her in every aspect of her life.
Yina Sibrian, ’21, is a staffing manager at Randstad. She feels blessed to have been given the opportunity to work for this company as it is one of the largest HR service providers in the country.
Dr. Nelson Samuel was the chair of the CBU Science Department for over twenty year. He had a genuine
passion for biology and he loved his job. After battling dementia for the past decade,
Dr. Samuel suffered stroke and subsequently made the transition to Heaven on August
Ted Campbell, ’62 and his wife Betty, ’63, are proud grandparents to grandson, Casey Reid, ’16. Casey, after graduating CBU summa cum laude and valedictorian, went on to graduate medical school and is now a resident in surgery at Loma Linda University Hospital. Casey has accompanied his grandparents on may overseas mission trips and they couldn’t be happier with his accomplishments.
Gailya Brown, ’66, has been selected as a 2021 Outstanding Fundraising Professional by the Association of Fundraising Professionals CA, Desert Communities Chapter. The awards event is November 5, 2021.
Miriam (Montgomery) Callahan, ’73, and her husband, Ray, just celebrated 50 years of marriage. They met at CBC in 1969 and married two years later. Miriam pondered the question, just how many romances marriages have happened because of CBU? Send us your story at email@example.com!
Mike Procter, ’74, is pictured with CBU Students Josh Shuler, ’22, and Elise Windward, ’23, at the Solid Rock Bible Camp in Soldotna, Alaska where they served this summer. Dr. Greg Cochran was a speaker at the camp’s 4th of July Family Camp.
Russell Martin, ’76, announces the graduation of his granddaughter, Summer. She now has a Bachelors of Science in Nursing and only six months to go before getting her RN pin.
Linda (Foster) Hagen, ’80, has been teaching since 1980 and is ready to start the next school year on August 16, which happens to be her birthday!
Carol (Skinner) Headen, ’82, moved back to Australia to be near her son, his wife and new grandbaby.
Max Herr, ’85, celebrated his fifth anniversary as an elected staff member of the California Southern Baptist Convention (CSBC). As the Ministry Specialist for Human Resources & Church Compliance, Max serves the nearly 2400 churches of the Convention by providing assistance with all manner of human resource issues. As well as, working with churches to maintain their corporate compliance requirements.
As a licensed insurance agent, he also created and manages CSBC's in-house insurance agency assisting churches and their members with various forms of group and individual insurance products.
In 2020, after having been an active member of First Baptist Church of Walnut Valley for 22 years, Max moved his church membership to Los Angeles City Baptist Church in East Los Angeles, where he is mentoring Pastor Min Lee.
Jon Bratta, ’88, was recently hired at BevMo as the Senior Vice-President of Merchandising. BevMo is a multi-state chain of beverage retail store.
Robert Newton, ’88 and his wife Karen (Thompson) Newton, ’87 moved from Alaska to Oklahoma to be near family. Karen is now working for a tax law firm, which is quite different than her past career in corrections. Robert was blessed to keep his job in Alaska and is working via telehealth. Robert and Karen are enjoying being a part of their three grandchildren's lives.
Maribeth (Pofahl) Myers, ’94 is thrilled to not only be a graduate of CBU, but to be the mother of two CBU grads, Keri Myers Murcray, ’01, and Kelly Myers Marley, ’02; the mother-in-law to Joshua Murcray, ’20 and David Marley, ’04 and the grandmother of four future CBU grads, Katelyn Rose, 16; Jonathan David, 13 1/2; Jayne Iris, 3 and Caleb Joshua, 1.
Jill (Cullison) Burke, ’99, started her own real estate transaction company after working in real estate for the past 10 years. Despite the struggles of the pandemic, God has blessed her business to the point that she can now support multiple real estate teams and represent over 40 agents and she recently hired her first employee. God is Good!
Sandra (Bennett) Hughes, ’05, and her husband, Anthony, were blessed with their fourth child, Randall David Hughes, on June 25, 2021.
Bobbi Blasjo, ’09, recently moved to Fruitland Park Florida after retiring from Riverside Unified School District.
Peter Ignatius, ’10 and Jamie Fischer, ’13, were married on
May 28, 2021 in Rancho Cucamonga, California.
Mikayla (Lammons) Long, ’14/’16, and her husband, Allen, welcomed a son, Jaylen, on July 31, 2021. Jaylen is the first child for the couple.
Beatriz Delgado, ’17 passed her clinical exam and is officially a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist at West End Family Counseling Services.
Rose Navarrete, ’19 started a new position as a Language Proficiency Assessment Committee (LPAC) clerk with Clint Independent School District in El Paso, TX.
Monique Garcia, ’19 has been selected by NASA to participate in the upcoming Human Spaceflight Research program at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. She will be trained as an Analog Astronaut to perform a simulated mission to Mars with three additional crew members in a capsule environment for 45 days.
Jean de Dieu Athanga, ’20 and his wife, Esther, welcomed a baby boy to their family. Aser (Asher), which means ‘a blessed man’ joins two sisters. Jean comments that Aser has brought great joy to their family circle and they bless the Lord for the new member among them.
Koryna Barrozo, ’20, was recently hired as a special education teacher for California Virtual Schools.
Karla Daniela Facio, ’20 was hired at Enterprise Rent-a-Car as a management trainee where she gained extensive skills during her six month tenure. However, as luck would have it, while working for Enterprise she received a phone call from the Navy asking her to interview a position specifically designed for new graduates. Karla had first been in contact with the Navy at CBU's Career Fair in the Fall of 2019. She was hired for the position and has been happily working for the Navy since May of 2021.
Kasaan Hammon, ’20, was recently promoted to Assistant Chair of the Music Department at Idyllwild Arts, a residential high school for the performing arts in SoCal. She has been a member of the part-time music faculty for 10 years with hopes of becoming a full-time teacher. Praise God! Since completing her B.A. in Liberal Studies at CBU, she has been working on a Master of Arts in Teaching Writing at Johns Hopkins University. She currently teaches voice, songwriting, and humanities classes. Additionally, a song that she wrote last year is currently in the finals for two different international songwriting competitions. The song is called "Elephant Rope," and it was written for her son. See the video here: https://youtu.be/xNEjGn6vb8k.
Amanda Heck, ’20 graduated from CBU with her Masters in Education and a California teaching credential. Finishing her Masters during the pandemic deeply impacted her. She saw how desperate everyone was to return to school and normal teaching and how stressed out those around her were, it made her question her calling. But, as He always has, God reassured her and brought her through. She is now thrilled to announce she will start her first year of teaching at Western Christian High School. She and her fiancé met at Western Christian High School and will be getting married on October 21, 2021.
Jordan Luck, ’20 and Shayla Duncan, ’20 were united in marriage on March 27, 2021 after waiting six years to finish school and through the postponement of their May 2020 wedding due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They have started their own wedding venue as a business and Jordan is also currently in the Clinical Psychology, PsyD program at CBU.
Nicolas Vander Weide, ’20 and Elizabeth (Pollock) Vander Weide, ’20 were married on June 26, 2021.
Walt and Marilyn Crabtree, both class of ’62 celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on June 10, 2021.
Dawn Morgan, ’94, authored the book 52-Card Pickup: How COVID Made Magic Disappear. The book details the journey of magician Anthony the Magic and Dawn, his assistant, as they dealt with the effects of the pandemic.
Melanie (Villarreal) Bonilla, ’15/’20, is the Public Health Board Liaison for the Riverside University Health System. She is responsible for coordination and communication between Operation RivCo Shield and the Board of Supervisors staff and much more in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Julio Solano, ’14 and Sarah (Murguia), ’17, were married June 5, 2021 at the home of Sarah’s late grandmother. Julio works as an accountant at Tawnia’s Accounting Services and Sarah was recently hired as an artist at Family Custom Design Labels in Redlands, California.
Carol Hoover, ’08/’11, welcomed a grandson, Noah Robert on March 9, 2021. Noah is the child of Carol’s son Jonathan and his wife.
Chris Barrows, ’99/’04, was announced as Principal of Aquinas High School. In 2017 he was named Distinguished Principal of the Year and in 2019 he completed his Ed.D. at USC.
Reyna (Fujii) Kam, ’10, and her husband, Alvin, welcomed their first child, Rylen on March 24, 2021. They reside in Hawaii where Reyna is a fifth grade teacher.
Bryan Butler, ’14, and Emily (Jenkins) Butler, ’15, were married in August 2020.
Jason Butryn, ’20, was appointed Manager of IT Infrastructure and Operations for the Town of Gilbert, Arizona. He manages a high-performing team of ten that is responsible for all of the back end information systems for the town.
Michael Gonzalez, ’20, is a graduate student at Keck Graduate Institute where he is using his foundational knowledge gained while in the CBU Biomedical Engineering program to help in designing medical devices. Michael is working toward a career in orthotics.
Roger Ramos, ’20, and Chloe (Winter) Ramos, ’20, were married in November 2020.
Jenna Van Mourik, ’20, recently accepted a job as Communication Assistant at Sunrise Community Church in Fair Oaks, CA.
Kaylyn (Garcia) Nipales, ’20, accepted her first job as a Behavior Therapist at Behavioral Health Works.
Vi Estel, ’64, is retiring from her position as the Director of Senior Adult Ministries at Magnolia Church after 15 years of service. As the director, she implemented programs and ministries for over 600 seniors. Vi plans to continue as a volunteer with the Senior Adult Choir, a program started by her husband Curt, who went home in 2006.
Bill Bathe, ’77, spent 31 years in law enforcement with the LA County Sheriff’s Department, the Huntington Beach Police Department and the California Highway Patrol. Former Dean of Students, Gary Collins gave Bill a job developing a Department of Security for the CBU campus because of this, he was able to earn a salary and complete his degree all while supporting and raising his young family. He graduated with a 4.0 and was hired by the University of California Riverside as a police officer and then went on to work for the University of California Davis police department until his retirement in 1992. He then opened a private investigating business that he maintained until he officially retired in 2007. He and his wife reside in North Texas.
Bryant Sinkler, ’79, is celebrating 35 years of charity and leadership with the West Coast Club. He founded the civil/social organization to bring together collegians and young professionals. The organization also works with many charities including the John Wayne Cancer Center, Scott Newman Foundation, and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. Bryant is also the author of the book The “A” Cartel. Bryant is pictured here at an event for the Princess Grace Foundation in New York City. Included in the group are Prince Albert and model, Kim Alexis.
Heidi Lamprecht, ’81, taught both elementary and secondary for ten years. After receiving a Master of Arts in Christian Ministries she worked in ministry for six years. Over the past 26 years, Heidi has worked in the travel and cruise ship industry which has given her the opportunity to travel to all seven continents. Heidi credits her excellent education at CBU for furthering her Christian walk, which started in childhood, and for giving her tools, skills, and confidence for life.
Timothy Bender, ’82, retired after 45 years as a pastor to the deaf. He served as a missionary to the deaf and consultant on deaf ministries for the Kentucky Baptist Convention. He and his wife, Lindy, live in Taylorsville, Kentucky.
Nathan Browne, ’00, and his wife, Celene, welcomed their second daughter, Eliana Maxine Browne, on December 14, 2020.
Angela Rayfield, ’09, recently relocated to central California after accepting the Vice President of Human Resources position at RPS Holdings. She and her husband reside in Paso Robles.
Linda Bramel, ’11, and her husband are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary in July. Linda is a licensed marriage and family therapist and has her own practice.
Amber Marie Boetger, ’16/’19, represented her Ph.D. program at the 2021 South Central Renaissance Conference (SCRC) where she presented her paper, “Linguistic Deposition in Shakespeare's Richard II,” where she was the only student on the panel.
Mitchell Peters, ’19, is graduating from Talbot School of Theology in May and will begin his PhD in Christian Ethics and Public Policy this fall at Southern Baptist Technological Seminary.
Nathaniel Gibson, ’20, is engaged to Nicholle Baron, ’19, they are set to wed June 12, 2021.
Jenna Van Mourik, ’20, self-published her debut Christian fiction novel, “Jerusalem’s Daughter” under her own imprint, NowGo Publishing.
Benjamin Woost, ’20, recently started a position as a research technician at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital where he is on a team investigating the abnormalities in neurovasulature and its correspondence to Tau pathology in Alzheimer’s disease.
Joy (Hough) Hernandez ’05 just launched a mediation services business, JH ADR Services. She provides mediation for small businesses, families, and tenants, and landlord disputes. Mediation has been her passion for over a decade and she finds great purpose in helping individuals in conflict work collaboratively so they can identify options and create a lasting resolution. She credits the support of her husband Chad and her two children, Sebastian and McKenna in helping her realize this goal.
Jacob Graff, ’16 married Emily (Weller) Graff, ’20 in November 2020. Jacob works as a mechanical engineer and Emily recently completed her Master of Science in early childhood studies from CBU Online.
Charlene (Chun) Moody, ’70, has retired from teaching in the North Carolina school system. She was blessed to have lived near her grandchildren for five years but is now back in her home state of Oahu, Hawaii.
John R. Welch, ’69, passed away December 24, 2019. John served many churches in California starting with First Baptist Church of Yucaipa while he was a student at CBC. Over the years, God led him on a beautiful journey down many paths such as a music minister, youth pastor, choir director, and administrator. His last full-time ministry was with Immanuel Baptist Church in Highland, CA. Here he worked with the North American Mission Board in the church loan department. After his retirement, he served several churches as an interim pastor. John leaves behind his loving wife Nelda, daughter Julia, son James, daughter-in-law Korie, brother Troy, and sister-in-law Minnie.
Corrine (Rios) Gonzalez, ’54 was one of seven students when she graduated CBC in 1954. Corrine and her husband, Jonathan, were married for 70 years until he recently went home to the Lord. Corrine is 91 years old and living in San Jose.
Ted Campbell, ’62, and Betty (Akins) Campbell ’63 celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in August 2020. They met while students at CBC, were married and graduated with degrees and two children. CBC had a nursery at that time where married students could leave their babies while in class. Ted was on the track and was vice president of ASB. Betty was a song leader, who performed during basketball games. She also played basketball her freshman year. They look back fondly on their wonderful time at CBC.
Warren Campbell, ’62 passed away in late 2020. During his time at CBC, he was Mr. CBC, part of the Drama Trio, on the track team, and also one of CBC’s three cheerleaders. His photo hangs on the wall in the James Building. Warren had been living in Hawaii for the last 20 years when he passed.
Robert “Bob” Signs, ’63, and his wife Glenda (Moore) Signs, ’63, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in January 2021. They met while students at CBC. Bob has recently retired from Southwestern Seminary.
Jerry Baker, ’68, and his wife Brigitte moved to Colorado Springs in May 2020 just in time for the birth of their first grandson, Auron Scott Baker. They are working to open a satellite office of Immigrant Hope, a non-profit immigration processing office.
Tom Stringfellow, ’70, and his wife, Riett, celebrated 57 years of marriage on Valentine’s Day. After 50 years he has retired from his role as pastor.
Timothy J. Larson, ’79 passed away on December 23, 2020. Timothy was living in the Philippines with his wife Bernadette at the time of his passing.
Rebecca (Yarbrough) Pellegrini, ’95, works from home as a technical writer for a computer software company. She teaches piano and voice and also directs two Acappella singing groups. She and her husband reside in Vancouver, WA.
Daniel Moss, ’05, and his wife, Kharvena Moss, ’05, welcomed a son, Ransom Nash Moss on January 8, 2021. Ransom joins brother Parker (11) and sister Charlee (8).
Doug Rominger, ’10, has accepted the position as Area Pastor at the Church of the City Downtown in Nashville, TN.
Brennan Teehan, '10, and Lindsay (Wright) Teehan, '10 have been married for nine years. They have two children, Colton, 5yrs., and Peyton, 2.5ys., Brennan works at UCR as the Marketing and Development Coordinator for Gift Planning and Lindsay works part-time as an Executive Assistant at Fullmer Construction. They reside in North Fontana.
Michael and Kayla (Stephens) Welton, ’16, celebrate the life of their son Wesley Crew Welton born July 3, 2020. They also announce the adoption of their children Ronnie and Kel, both 3 years old.
Annabel (Zandi) Koher, ’16, along with her husband, Ryan, are serving with the Mission Aviation Fellowship. They spent most of 2020 in Portugal and they will soon be traveling to Mozambique. They have two sons, Elias (almost 2) and Hezekiah who was born in December 2020.
Riley Evans, ’20, married Lexi Ramos, '20, on June 25, 2020. Lexi works at the Boise Rescue Mission while Riley is an independent Insurance agent and is coaching club volleyball. They reside in Boise, Idaho.
Shayna (Moreno) Thompson, ’12/’14, is the Vice President of Corporate Communications at Trosper Public Relations. She will oversee and manage the execution of client-based communication strategies.
Morris Vickers, ’64, has retired after 34 years of full-time ministry and owner of Financial Security Advisors, Inc. He resides in Rogers, Arkansas with his wife of 43 years, Twyla.
Joyce Evans, ’72, and her husband, Coach Floyd Evans now live in Georgetown, Texas. Say hello at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Raymond “Frank” Capiaux, ’77, is a cardiovascular sonographer at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital and just celebrated five years of service in that role.
Bryant Sinkler, ’79, was named the Top Salesman in the Keystone Region achieving the Director’s Cut Level in his position as a sales representative for the Comcast Corporation.
Carol Headen, ’82, has moved to Sydney, Australia to live closer to his son and his wife.
Kristina Burris, ’08, is the General Manager for CC Growth LLC. She lives in Sandy, Utah with her husband and three sons.
Jonathan McCormick, ’08, completed his Ph.D. in Theology from Gateway Seminary in 2018 and went on to receive his Master of Library and Information Science from San Jose State University in 2020. His wife, Amanda (Sheridan), ’09, completed her Master of Art in Educational Leadership from Gateway Seminary in 2018 and was honored with giving an address at the commencement ceremony. Jonathan works as the Campus Librarian for Gateway’s San Francisco campus while Amanda stays home with their sons, Alexander William born September 2020, and Calvin Samuel, 4yrs.
Jon O’Neill, ’08, recently accepted a new position as Director of Sales at Critical Project Services which is headquartered in Dallas, TX, though he resides in Irvine, California.
Roland Cabrera, ’18, is a chaplain resident at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, CA. He has spent the last couple of years traveling with his wife, Anna Cabrera, ’18, to Panama, Iceland, and Mexico. Roland recently completed his Master’s Degree with a focus in Islamic Studies and hopes to do a long-term mission in the Middle East someday. Roland and Anna have one daughter, Ember Mae, and are expecting a new baby any day now!
Richard Whorton, Jr., ’70, and his wife, Marilyn (Beaird) Whorton, ’69, celebrated their 50th anniversary in May 2020.
Bruce Swetnam, ’75 is now retired and living in New Castle, Pennsylvania.
Linda (Foster) Hagen, ’80 has been a teacher for 40 years and has been teaching at Van Buren Freshman Academy for the last 28 years.
Nate Ingle, ’00, was recently name Lead Pastor at FBC Karnes City in Austin, Texas. Nate previously worked as an account for 20 years before being called to the ministry. He is thankful for his degree and opportunity at CBU, it helped tremendously in his ministry work.
Angela Rayfield, ’09 recently passed the California Bar Exam and was sworn in as a licensed California attorney.
Megan Lindsay, ’20 was recently hired as an exercise physiologist at Southwest Age Intervention Institute in Texas. She is working toward earning her paramedic license. In her spare time she competes in power lifting.
Walt Crabtree, ’62 and his wife Marilyn, ’62, have left their mountain retirement home after 23 years and moved to Escondido, California where they purchased a mobile home and they are excited closer to their daughter Melodee (Crabtree) Rupe, ’86 and her husband Larry, who live in San Diego.
Blanton (Gene) Jackson, ’64 after retiring from the ministry, Gene went on to write and publish several books that can be found on Amazon. He currently resides in North Carolina.
Oili Lawrence, ’69 retried from teaching high school Spanish after almost 25 years. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, she decided to come out of retirement and teach Spanish to her two grandchildren ages 5 and 7.
Michael Lynch, ’75 is a member Reserve Joint Forces and Command Chaplain for State of Emergency Command (SOECOM) and was recently promoted to the rank of Major General (2 stars). Mike is proud to still be serving our great country and the men and women of the armed services.
Barbara (Smith) Logan, ’77, and her husband Don reside in Fairbanks, Alaska and will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on December 12. Barbara, after experiencing a heart attack, retired from her position at a small credit union after 20 years of service, as well as her volunteer positions at the Bird Lab at the University of Alaska Museum of the North and Friends of Creamer’s Field. She enjoys singing in the Fairbanks Symphony Chorus and helping to homeschool her grandchildren. She feels truly blessed and shares “Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say, Rejoice!” - Philippians 4:4.
Melinda (Phillips) Russell, ’79, lives in the city of Haikou, on the island of Hainan, China. She recently published a book called Life in a Box: The Ins and Outs of Maneuvering Through the Boxes of Our Lives. She and her husband have three grown sons, who have blessed them with five precious grand blessings.
Deb Duckett-Morris, ’81 was married on Oct. 9, 2016 after dating her hubby for 19 years! They have five grandchildren whom they love and spoil! In December she will celebrate 32 years of federal government service and hopes to retire May 2021.
Kristina (Becker) Stracke, ’06 is the Director of Ambulatory Quality/Complete Care for Kaiser Permanente in San Bernardino County. She and her husband have five children ages 5-11, three boys and two girls.
Adam Christman, ’06 finished his Ph.D. in New Testament Studies with Gateway Seminary of the Southern Baptist Convention in May 2020.
George Elerick, ’09 is a behavioral scientist, social psychologist, and author. He recently spoke at
TedxCSULB and is working on a new book on human behavior. In his spare time he does standup, rock-climbing and is an avid outdoorsman.
Evan Forte, ’11 and his wife Emily (Green) Forte, ’13, ’18 recently welcomed their second son Wyatt Connelly in September 2020. He joins his brother Carter Douglass Harris (4yrs).
Andrew Twitty, ’11 went home to be with the Lord. He is remembered as a man of incredible faith. He leaves behind a young son, Liam.
Brian Barnes, ’13, ’20 recently started a new position at the Pacifica School District as an elementary school psychologist.
Roger Bond, ’13 returned home September 17 after a month-long deployment with the California Army National Guard to the LNU lightning complex fire in Northern California. He is a Captain in the Army National Guard and a full-time commander of the Counter Drug Task force in San Diego.
Lucia Jarrell, ’13 was recently promoted to Lead Clinical Supervisor for the Suicide Prevention Center Survivors Support Service at Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services.
Kenneth Wible, ’14 was recently hired as a customer service representative at Ethika Inc. in Lake Forest, California.
Lauren (Minnick) Hoyt, ’16, and her husband Tyler Hoyt, ’16, welcomed a baby girl, Dayton Larissa Hoyt, to the world on May 15, 2020. Lauren and Tyler married in 2017, after meeting while in graduate school at CBU. Both are currently working as athletic trainers.
Alyssa Cabrera, ’20 passed the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) on the first attempt and started a nursing position at Riverside Community Hospital.
Elizabeth (King) Kumamoto, ’20, married Thomas Kumamoto, ’20, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Aaron Daffern, ’99 was recently promoted to manager in the Early Learning Department of the Dallas Independent School District. The Early Learning Department leads the way in advocating and supporting PK through 2nd-grade instructional programs in one of the country's largest school districts.
Phyllis (Paulson) Heinze, ’11, and her husband Clint Heinze, ’12, welcomed their second child, daughter Evelynn Lydia-Jean on May 14, 2020.
Mark Norton, ’13 and his wife Christine Norton, ’15, have been living in South Korea for the last three years where they both work as middle school teachers.
Julio Solano, ’14, proposed to Sarah Murguia, ’17. The two are set to wed in the spring of 2021. Julio is working as an accounting assistant at Tawnia’s Accounting Services in Victorville, CA.
Samantha (Squires) Freeman, ’17, is working at her dream job as a registered nurse in pediatrics at the Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital. She and her husband, Ron recently welcomed their first child, a daughter named Isla Irene, in July 2020.
Justina Dreschler, ’19 is blessed to have received a position as a registered nurse at Desert Regional Medical Center, which happens to be the hospital where she did her last rotation as a student. Justina states that she loves her job and that “God is so good!”
Kristin (Rego) Huneau, ’19, is celebrating some big milestones this year. First is her 10-year anniversary with her husband Jason, she also celebrated her thirtieth birthday, and finally, she will hopefully be gaining her clinical license for her career as a Clinician with the Telecare Mental Health Urgent Care. She has just 600 clinical hours to complete and hopes to accomplish this by the end of the year.
Mike Vanta, ’75 and his wife Ellen celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on August 2, 2020.
Emily (Cummins) Day, ’11, and her husband Jason welcomed their first child, a son, Jack in April 2019.
Judy Lynn (Chambers) Hillhouse, ’68 has left this earthly life to be with her heavenly father. She lost her battle with colorectal cancer on September 17, 2019. She is survived by her husband Edward Hillhouse, ’68.
Mike Gee, ’81 and his wife Gayle (Travis) Gee, ’80, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on June 23, 2020. They are both retired and enjoying life in Glendale, Arizona.
Richard Bruce Jarvis, ’60, and his wife Mildred (Wier) Jarvis, ’55, celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary on June 2, 2020. They fondly remember CBU as CBC and were part of the first group of students to attend the Riverside campus.
Craig Haxel, ’12, and his wife welcomed their third son on August 14, 2020.
Tracy (Rutledge) Marrs, ’04 married her husband Duane Gallagher on August 8, 2020. She also recently started a position as an adjunct professor in education at the University of Redlands.
Melissa (Meador) Runnells, ’14, and her husband Adam welcomed a daughter, Brooke, on August 26, 2019.
Mike Vanta, ’75 and his wife Ellen celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on August 2, 2020.
David Leonard, ’73, recently closed his land use planning consulting business, David Leonard Associates, after 24 years and has now formed Advance Planning LLC. He represents the Second Supervisorial District on the Riverside County Planning Commission.
Judy Bowman, ’79 started WHEEL POWER Christian Cyclists after being laid-off from Liberty University in 1990. She has been pedaling her bike across the United States sharing the word of Christ.
Janet Perkins, ’91 was promoted to House Information Resources Senior Technology Solutions engineer in September for the Chief Administrative Office US House of Representatives.
Dr. John Paul Husko, ’99, died unexpectedly on February 6, 2020. John graduated from CBU with a Master of Business Administration in 1999, he then went on to earn his Ph.D. in philosophy with a specialization in International Business from North Central University. John leaves behind his wife Kathleen and two grown children, Allison Marie Husko and John Peter Husko.
Andrew Tufano, ’00, has published his second book, The Violence-Free Workplace.
David Marley, ’01/’04 and his wife, Kelly (Myers) Marley, ’02 welcomed a son, Caleb Joshua on June 16, 2020. Caleb joins his older siblings, Katelyn (15), Jonathan (12 ½), and Jayne (2).
Adam Christman, ’06 graduated from Gateway Seminary of the Southern Baptist Convention with a Ph.D. in New Testament studies in May 2020.
Brittany (Sparkman) Fruh, ’11, and her husband Steven Fruh, ’12 welcomed a son, Keaton Jones Fruh on March 1, 2020. Keaton joins brother, Jaxon (3). The family resides in Timnath, Colorado.
Methode Maniraguha, ’13, was selected as the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce’s 2020 Emerging Entrepreneur Award winner. Methode is a licensed professional electrical engineer and owner of Current Renewables Engineering, Inc.
Anastasia Aguas, ’18, recently accepted a position with the Department of Defense and will be moving to Virginia. She received a Masters in Public Policy from Pepperdine University in 2020 where she was also selected as a Presidential Management Fellow Finalist, a program developed in 1977 by former President Carter that focuses on leadership development for those pursuing careers in government.
Sara Rockvam, ’19 accepted a position at Loma Linda University Medical Center as an ICU nurse.
Blanton E. Jackson, ’64 is the author of four books. His latest, The Killing of the Christian Church in America is now on Amazon under his pen name Gene Jackson.
Tara (Sparks) Falsetti, ’86 retired from the County of Riverside in 2018. She worked as an Appeals Specialist for 28 years. She is now caretaker for her parents Walter, ’79, and Ramona, ’67 Sparks. Tara serves on the CBU Alumni Board.
Karen (Thompson) Newton, ’87 was promoted to Probation/Parole Officer III in March 2019 and now supervises a team at a women’s prison in Eagle River, Alaska. Her husband Robert Newton, ’88 is now a Clinical Therapist at the Cohen Clinic, which serves those in the military, their families, and veterans.
Mr. Dana Bratton ’94 is a retired Missionary, pastor, and chaplain. Dana recalls wonderful memories at CBU in Dr. Mobley’s New Testament courses. He has authored many books including 18 books on the New Testament and two on the Old Testament. He has recently recovered from an extended illness with his wife Cindy of 45 years by his side the whole way.
Elvira Ilmer Nilsson ’02 was working as a Peace Corps Volunteer with the Community Economic Development in an agricultural town in Peru but unfortunately was evacuated due to the Coronavirus.
Megan (Van Dyk) Graham, ’11 welcomed a son, Sage Quigley Graham on October 20, 2019. Megan and her family reside in Salem, OR.
Christine Osborne, ’12 has accepted a position as an assistant professor of mathematics at Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio.
Jesus Alex Felix, ’17 works for the County of San Bernardino where he manages the Human Services Closed Files Operations and the Warehouse & Distribution Center. He credits his faith for guiding him through his leadership responsibilities and helping him set an example for all those he works with and supports.
London (Colbert) Edwards, ’19 married Johnathan Edwards in August 2019 and is now expecting a baby girl in August 2020. London says the Lord has led her back to CBU where she will be part of the Master of Science in Education program.
Alan Young (’69) and three generations of Lancers with his ’73 VW Super Beetle. Pictured: Alan, Alison Young (’94), Bailee Young (current CBU student in chemical engineering), Laurie Williams (’98), and Sandy Young (’69).
Susan Carol (Parks) Buchanan (’70) was an elementary school teacher in the San Jacinto Unified School District for 29 years where she was honored to have taught 1,000 wonderful kids over her years there. She credits God with blessing her the opportunity to share her faith and love with all these children.
Charlene (Chun) Moody (’70) has retired from teaching and would like to connect with classmates. Her email is email@example.com. Charlene enjoys spending time with her granddaughter, Zoey.
Carla (Lupkey) Gain (’72) retired from teaching after 12 years and she and her husband, Ken moved to San Antonio. They are enjoying the retired life and their grandchildren Kendall (14), Connor (10), and Gracie (15).
Rev. Russell Edwards (’80) is a Senior Pastor at the Reformed Congregational Church in Marshall Islands where he sings as part of his sermon. He credits Dr. Helen Walker with teaching him to use his voice to praise the Lord.
Margaret Myers (’80) was looking forward to her retirement from teaching in June 2020, when things took a turn due to COVID-19. However, the joys have outweighed the challenges, and teaching via Zoom has been fun! Margaret also works as a coach for Weight Watchers and is a worship leader alongside her husband, pastor Douglas Myers (’82).
Laurie (MacArthur) Cook (’83) retired from her position of Regulatory Compliance manager from Riverside Community Hospital in April 2020 after 43 years as a Registered Nurse. Laurie’s son is currently a senior at CBU.
Jonathan W. Jarboe (’86) became the President of the Baptist Foundation of California on
March 1, 2020.
Jennifer (Perzinski) Ingram (’95) just released her first book, Adulting for Christians: An Interactive Guide to Keeping the Faith While Learning the Ropes, in March 2020.
Analydia (Bracamonte) Garcia (’97) lives in Topeka, KS with her husband Jonathan where she homeschools her children.
Brenda (Stark) Santos (’98) became licensed as a professional tax preparer and specializes in helping pastors and churches and non-profit start-ups. Her son, Timothy, is continuing the legacy at CBU as he started his freshman year in the Fall of 2019.
Priscilla Grijalva (’01/’03) is a school counselor at Norte Vista High School and she recently received National College Board School Counselor Recognition for 2020.
Clara Lee Barnes (’02) retired from nursing and went on to earn her Ph.D. in psychology from Walden University. She is currently writing a book and is involved in community volunteer services.
Erika (Keith) Travis (’02/’06) and her husband Jeffrey Travis (’03) welcomed their second son, Luke Cornelius on May 2, 2019. This is the fourth child for Erika and Jeffrey he joins siblings Anna (13), Adam (10) and Elizabeth (7).
Elizabeth (Meadows) Juneau (’06) and her husband, Travis, welcomed their daughter Olivia on June 26, 2019. She joined big sister, Ellie Kate (4). The family makes their home in Northport, Alabama where Elizabeth was nominated for Alabama State Teacher of the Year in 2016 and Jacksonville State Teacher Hall of Fame in 2017.
Monty Stayner (’07) works for the Arlington Fire Department. He resides in Burleson, TX with his wife Ashlee (Brandt) Stayner (’08) and their three daughters, Brooklyn (6), Savannah (4), and Charlotte born April 2018.
Kylee (Magby) Jones (’12) started a new position working as a Social Worker-MSW for Loma Linda University Medical Center in January 2020. She is working toward full licensure to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
Stephen (’14) and Alyssa (’15) Rolle welcomed their first child, daughter Olivia Mae Rolle on October 6, 2019. The family resides in San Diego.
Dakota McMahand (’15) started the nonprofit, Budding Artists, in 2018. During the COVID-19 pandemic, her organization provided process-based art kits to children in the city of Lynwood. They hope to continue providing these kits to children in other areas of South East Los Angeles.
Jordan Singer (’15) and his wife Jessicah (Chappell) Singer (’16) welcomed their daughter Adeline Grace in December 2018. Jordan works as a designer for Crossway Publishing. Jordan received an ECPA Top Shelf design award at the annual PubU conference in 2019.
Brittany (Throne) Arambula (’16) and Nathan Arambula (’16) were married on June 8, 2019. They live in Florida where Brittany works as the Head Athletic Trainer for Polk State College and Nathan is the Head Athletic Trainer at Warner University.
Sabrina Renteria (’17) received her Master of Public Administration degree from CBU and now works as a Chief Operations Officer for her tribal government. She began the Doctor of Public Administration program at CBU in January 2020.
Denis Vega (’17) is part of the executive team for Community Health Systems a not-for-profit, federally-qualified, health center that does not turn away anyone, regardless of ability to pay. They are meeting the challenges of COVID-19 and Denis states, “I am very glad I obtained my MBA from CBU. The faith-based focus helps leaders like me not only guide effectively but to do so with a good heart.”
Erin Fletcher (’18) and Alexander Soto celebrated the birth of Hendrix Lee Soto on June 18, 2019. The family currently resides in Perris, California where Erin is a middle school science teacher and Alex runs an automotive performance business, SheepeyRace.
Allisson Silveira (’18) was married to Salvador Camberos on March 17, 2020. Their wedding was moved up due to the COVID-19 pandemic and they were only able to have 10 family members present and their reception was canceled. They plan to renew their vows and host a reception at a later date.
Jeff King (’19) and his wife Kelly welcomed Nolan David on February 28, 2020. Nolan joins older brother Emmett.
Michelle Christine Urrutia (’19) is currently enrolled in a doctoral program for organizational structure with an emphasis in Christian ministry at GCU. She is currently a third-grade teacher and enjoys teaching her students about God’s love and they too can live their purpose!
Jess Remp (’19) husband of Elizabeth Remp (’05) graduated with a degree in Kinesiology and hopes to use his degree to help with training programs and implementation of fitness testing at the Corona Fire Department, where he has worked for the last 15 years.
Jayvelyn Wilczek (’19) and her husband, Sebastian, welcomed their daughter, Josephine (1), two days after commencement last May! Jayvelyn is also mom to Jonathan (3) and Jolienne (9). The family lives in California where Jayvelyn works as a school psychologist.