Luther Alumni Magazine

Class Notes, 2000–2014

Class Notes as of March 13. The deadline for Class Notes for the fall 2015 issue is July 27, 2015; [email protected].

2000–2009 / 2010–2014


SUSAN (HOEPPNER) BAUS is campus office and community education supervisor, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Sturgeon Bay, Wis.

MATTHEW CHADWICK is chief technology officer for Scrimmage in Minneapolis.

KATIE (BRUNNER) ELLINGSON is library service associate at the Brown County Library in Green Bay, Wis.

MARK HADDINGER is an admissions counselor for Mercy College of Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa.

CHARLIE LEONARD was featured in the article “Wayzata Theater Company Helps Young Actors Reach for the Stars,” which appeared in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, for his work as founder and executive director and artistic director of the Blue Water Theatre Company. Since the theatre began in 2007, it has offered four main stage–type musicals a year, plus a handful of smaller productions, including a student-directed show. The theatre company caters mainly to students in grades 6 to 12 and has served more than 400 young aspiring actors and actresses.

CHINGWELL MUTOMBU is development director at Digital Divide Data in San Francisco.

KYM (WAKELAND) PARODO is partner relations consultant at Zywave in Milwaukee, a software solutions company for insurance brokers.

JASON RICHARD is accounting professor and CPA at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio.

MISSY (JOHNSON) SERWE earned a doctor of nursing practice degree from Concordia University Wisconsin. She is on the nursing program faculty at Madison Area Technical College in Reedsburg, Wis.

TIM STATON and his wife, Ryann, started the Cargo Bike Shop in Madison, Wis. They specialize in commuting bikes, work bikes, and cargo bikes. 


JEFF CURRY is a staffer for Wisconsin State Representative Travis Tranel, District 49 in Madison.

GREG FOSHEIM earned a juris doctorate from Georgia State University College of Law and an MPH degree in epidemiology from Emory University. He is an associate attorney and a member of the litigation practice group at McKenna Long and Aldridge LLP in Atlanta.

HILARY (TESLOW) GANSEN is senior pricing consultant for OptumInsight in Eden Prairie, Minn.

LAURA (CAULUM) GRATTON is a family physician and the medical director at Mosaic Medical Clinic in Prineville, Ore. She also serves as the public health officer of Crook County.

PAUL HOYEM was featured in the article “Financial Planners Help Take the Mystery out of Saving, Investing” that appeared in the business section of the Chicago Tribune in November 2014. He is a financial planner for Thrivent Financial in Downers Grove, Ill.

HOLLY MOREHEAD works in accounting at Target Corporation in Minneapolis.

KOFI ODOOM of St. Petersburg, Fla., is group chief financial officer for QUALMS Group Limited.

DANA SANDSTROM is senior manager, capacity building, in the Office of Business Strategy, Development, and Advocacy for Management Sciences for Health in Lusaka, Zambia.

GENE TESDAHL is assistant professor of history at the University of Wisconsin–Platteville and director of development for Leave No Veteran Behind. 


SARAH (ROOT) BENGTSON is senior pediatric physical therapist for the Witwer Children’s Therapy Center at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Her work was featured in a news story “Kids with Disabilities Get a Kick out of Aquatics” (, on KCRG-TV in March.

GREG BLOCK is a private banker for U.S. Bank Wealth Management in Milwaukee.

TIFFANY (SELLNER) ECKBERG is business process consultant, merchandising for Target Corporation in Minneapolis.

TY ESTER is director at JMP Securities in Minneapolis.

BARRETT GIPP is a partner at Anderson, Wilmarth, Van Der Maaten, Belay and Fretheim in Decorah, and he serves as assistant Winneshiek County attorney.

MOLLY GOODWIN is the production stage manager for the national tour of Sister Act by Troika Entertainment of Gaithersburg, Md.

NATHAN GUESS was named managing director, forage solutions, at Vermeer Corporation in Pella, Iowa.

JON HEEREN teaches mathematics and coaches football and wrestling at Farmington (Minn.) High School.

SARAH (CLARK) HUFFMAN is associate general counsel for the Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation in Columbus.

KATIE KRAMER was the top female finisher of the Route 66 Marathon in Tulsa, Okla., in 2013 and placed second in 2014. It was her 71st marathon in the past 11 years, and she has won 16 of them. She is a chiropractic assistant with Tensegrity Chiropractic in Tulsa.

JOAN LINDEMAN is the illustrator of the book When God was a Little Girl, written by David Weiss, former Luther religion faculty member. Lindeman provided the colorful oil illustrations complimenting the creation tale woven between father and daughter in the story by Weiss.

KATYA OUCHAKOF is pastor at Cooksville Lutheran Church in Evansville, Wis., and a contributor to the book There’s a Woman in the Pulpit, published by Cokesbury.

ALISON (DOUGHERTY) and ADAM PULS ’03 live in Cedar Falls, Iowa. She teaches Spanish and LIEP for the Hudson School District; he is in information technology for the University of Northern Iowa.   

ANDY WAGNER is vice president, compliance consultant for Wells Fargo Bank N.A. in Minneapolis. 


MATT BEATTY is director of international recruitment for Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn.

BJÖRN BERG is business development executive for ATW Training and Consulting Inc. in Des Moines, Iowa.

ANGIE (DEMMER) HIETALA teaches third grade for the Kodiak Island (Alaska) Borough School District.

KENDRA KORTE is requirements analyst for PARE XEL Informatics in Nottingham, England.

JIM KOWITZ is Entrepreneur of the Year program manager at EY in Minneapolis.

ARVID von TAUBE is an associate attorney at Ropes and Gray LLP in Boston. 


ERIK FERN was named a partner in the law firm of Putnam, Fern, and Thompson in Decorah. Fern earned a juris doctorate from Hamline University School of Law. His practice includes family law, civil litigation, juvenile law, workers’ compensation, real estate, personal injury, probate, and general trial practice.

KATIE KONRATH is content marketing lead for TopRank Online Marketing in Spring Park, Minn.

ANNE (PETERSON) MURPHY earned a master of arts degree in occupational therapy from St. Catherine University. She is an occupational therapist, OTRL, for the University of Minnesota Medical Center and Regions Hospital in Minneapolis.

DUSTIN NASH earned a Ph.D. in Near Eastern studies from Cornell University. He is visiting assistant professor of religious studies at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pa.

JOSHUA WROLSTAD is a graduate student in social work at Portland State University in Portland, Ore., and is U-10 boy’s soccer coach for the Eastside Timbers. 


JOY (STUBER) ALSOP is pastor at Faith Lutheran Church in Rochelle, Ill.

GABRIELLE ATWOOD is a board member of the Nash Foundation in Minneapolis.

JENNY BERKEDAL is new-employee onboarder and educational standards researcher and consultant at Rubicon International in Portland, Ore.

CRISTINA BRUSA earned a master’s degree in reading from Concordia University and is an ESL teacher for the School District of Waukesha, Wis.

NICOLE CAIN is a naturopathic physician at Natural Mental Health LLC in Scottsdale, Ariz.

LIBBY (NUSSDORFER) CHMIELEWSKI earned a master’s degree in education from the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse. She teaches sixth grade for the Oregon (Wis.) Community School District.

SARAH (GIBSON) ELLIOTT is senior finance analyst, supply chain, Quaker Oats Brands for PepsiCo in Chicago.

MICHAEL FERRIS is national account manager for Bosch Automotive Service Solutions in Owatonna, Minn.

KATIE (SCHAEFER) HOM of Berkeley, Calif., is assistant director of children’s choirs for Cantare Children’s Choirs of Oakland, Cantare Con Vivo.

KATELYN KLUG is inside sales representative for Computex Technology Solutions in Minnetonka, Minn.

TIM LUNDQUIST is director of government and public affairs for the Wisconsin Association of Health Plans in Madison.

SARAH (SAMUELSON) LUSSMAN is insurance accounting manager for John Deere Financial in Johnston, Iowa.

SCOTT MEYER was awarded the first Mayor’s Generational Leadership Award by Brookings, S.D., mayor Tim Reed, who created the award to recognize young leaders.

STEPHANIE MOCK and RYAN NILSESTUEN live in Madison, Wis. She is victim resource center coordinator for the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Office of Crime Victim Services. He earned a juris doctorate from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and is an attorney for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

MOLLY NESS is dermatology resident at the Medical College of Wisconsin Hospitals in Milwaukee.

RYAN PERSON was selected to direct an honor choir for the Iowa Opus Honor Choir 2014. He is director of choral activities at West High School in Iowa City, Iowa.

BRET POWELL graduated as chief resident in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Duke University. He has a fellowship in geriatric medicine at the university in Durham, N.C., starting this summer.

KRISTIN RICE is pastor of spiritual formation at Cross Lutheran Church in Burlington, Wis.

ANDY RUMP was named Naval Flight Officer of the Year for P3Cs—four-engine turboprop anti-submarine and maritime surveillance aircraft for the U.S. Navy. About 300 flight officers contend for the honor. Rump won “based on his success as mission commander and operational success.” He has had two seven-month deployments to the fourth, fifth, and sixth fleet area of operations in the Middle East. His 21-member crew had a primary mission in the P3 to hunt submarines. They also did intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance work. He recently graduated as a top gun from the navy’s maritime weapons school and is stationed with the VP47 Squadron at Kaneohe Bay in Hawaii, where he is an instructor. 


CLINT AMBROSON is associate dentist at West Union/Oelwein Dental Associates in West Union, Iowa.

JILL (DINKLA) BORRALL is director of Unity Point Clinic, Peoria, Ill.

KELSEY BOYCE is Farwell Hall area coordinator for the Student Life Office at Luther.

JACOB CHRISTOPHER is marketing associate in graphic design for Manhattan Concert Productions in New York City.

KATY (RECKNAGEL) COWDY is branch manager for Educators Credit Union in New Berlin, Wis.

AMY ELMORE is general manager of Colorado HorsePower Inc. in Castle Rock.

HANS FINANGER earned certification as a rolfer from the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration in Boulder, Colo. He is in practice with Rolf Midwest in Decorah.

LISSA FLAATEN is school counselor for Maranatha Christian Academy in Brooklyn Park, Minn.

NIKKI GAMEZ is volunteer coordinator for the Domestic Abuse Resource Center in Decorah.

RYAN HANKE is data warehouse analyst for 3M in Maplewood, Minn.

ALYSON (NIENHAUS) HAUGEN is adjunct instructor at the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse.

JAMIE SUE (SCHULTZ) KNIGHT is project manager for Safe Bridge Solutions in Middleton, Wis.

KATIE (YOUNG) LANE is disability specialist at Augsburg College in Minneapolis.

TIMO MECHLER is natural gas strategist for Susquehanna International Group LLP in Stamford, Conn. He is also owner of Mechler Enterprises LLC.

MAGGIE SCHNEIDER earned a master of fine arts degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art.

JOE SVENDSEN is an instructor and doctoral candidate in choral conducting at Texas Tech University in Lubbock.

ANNE (THIELKE) VELDHUISEN is pastor for Christ United Presbyterian Church in Marshall, Minn. 


NATHANIEL ANDERSON is priest-in-charge at the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany and pastor at Christ the King Lutheran Church, in Wilbraham, Mass. Each Sunday, Anderson serves as celebrant at the 9 a.m. worship service at Epiphany, greets parishioners as they leave, then drives three miles—in about eight minutes—to lead the 10:30 a.m. worship service at Christ the King.

CHRIS ANGELICA is business intelligence analyst for Allstate Insurance Company in Northbrook, Ill.

KELLY (THORSEN) ARRINGTON is a school social worker for the Minneapolis Public Schools.

HEIDI BOTHUN is nurse coordinator for blood and marrow transplant at the University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis.

LORI (WEBERG) BROWNLEE is social media director for the Republican National Committee in Washington, D.C.

ANNIE (HERRIG) and CARSON BRUNS ’08 live in Berkeley, Calif. Both earned  Ph.D. degrees from Northwestern University, Annie in molecular biology and Carson in organic chemistry. He is a Miller Fellow at the Miller Institute Department of Chemistry at the University of California–Berkeley.

TRACY (KOLSTAD) LARSON is performance engineer for UnitedHealth Group in Minnetonka, Minn.

KATE (REIMAN) LIPPITT is an administrator at Holland Center in Minnetonka, Minn.

MIKE LUDEKING is an agriculture and business banker for Decorah Bank and Trust Co. in Decorah.

AMANDA (ELLSON) and LEIF MADSEN ’08 live in Bloomington, Ind. She is a research assistant and athletic trainer for Indiana University; he is an assistant instructor and a Ph.D. candidate at the university.

ERIK MATTH is offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Concordia University, Ann Arbor, Mich.  

ANNA (AMUNDSON) OKSNEVAD earned a master of business administration degree from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn.

AMY (GMINSKI) SCHULTZ is program manager for DRS Technologies Inc. in Milwaukee.

ADAM STANGE is senior general accountant at Hormel Foods Corporation in Austin, Minn. 


BRITTA ANDERSON earned a Ph.D. in molecular cell biology from Washington University in St. Louis, where she is a postdoctoral research scholar in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

BRIDGET (OELRICH) CAMP is administrative assistant for the Clayton County Attorney’s Office and co-owns with her husband, Drew, Camp Powersports and NAPA Auto Parts in Elkader, Iowa.

MICHAEL FEDOTOVSKIKH of Decorah is unit administrator for the Department of Defense.
JACKSON FELDE is a chef at CULINAIRE in Minneapolis.

BETH GOSKESEN is area manager for Workforce Development Inc. in Austin, Minn.

KATIE (CURRAN) HALLMAN is managing director at Le Petit Theatre in New Orleans and also serves as associate producer with Manhattan Concert Productions for the Broadway Series in New York City.

JULIE JEFFERSON is women’s program coordinator for Volunteers of America in Eden Prairie, Minn.

JORDAN JENSEN is sales account executive and client development manager for Pictura Graphics in Minneapolis.

KRIS KLEIN earned a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Iowa. He is a National Science Foundation Atmospheric and Geo Space Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of New Hampshire in Durham.

JANA (SMITH) and NICK LARSON live in Edina, Minn. She is utilization management specialist for Blue Cross-Blue Shield; he is territory manager for Mohawk Industries.

CHARLIE MOE teaches vocal music at Hutchinson (Minn.) High School.

CALE NELSON of St. Paul, Minn., was named an associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society. He is senior actuarial analyst with Travelers Inc.

LEAH (SIKORA) and JUSTIN PATNODE ’05 live in Eagan, Minn. She is manager, business development for Securian Financial Group; he is territory sales manager–Menards Division for JELD-WEN in Eagan, Minn.

BECKY STIGER, deaf and youth services manager at the Whole Person in Kansas City,  wrote the article “Tie Together in a Single Garment: Stemming the Epidemic of Community Violence” for Caring Connections: An Inter-Lutheran Journal for Practitioners and Teachers of Pastoral Care and Counseling.

BRITA (GALL) STRUB teaches preschool in the Fisher Early Learning Center at the University of Denver.

BETH (ELLINGSON) WALDRON is a nurse clinician at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center in Madison.

ANDY WILHELM is information technology services manager for Cinch Connectivity Solutions in Waseca, Minn.

DEREK ZIESMER is success coordinator for the Forest City (Iowa) Community School District, where he also coaches freshman football and seventh-grade basketball and track. 


SARAH COWING is assistant stage manager for the Pittsburgh Opera.

LIZ (HANSEN) and STEVE COX ’08 live in Charlotte, N.C. She is assistant director of annual giving at Davidson College; he is business development executive at SystemTec.

HOLLI (MCCLURE) and CHRIS HUUS live in Woodbury, Minn. She is special education teacher EBD at North St. Paul, Maplewood, and Oakdale ISD 622. He is in background studies research for the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

STEFANIE (BOREN) KAYLOR is a language arts/at-risk teacher for Valley High School in West Des Moines, Iowa.

BEN MATHESON is news reporter for KYUK Radio in Bethel, Alaska.

BAILEY MILLER is digital content strategist and assistant digital brand manager for TN Marketing in Wayzata, Minn.

ANDREA SCHIEFELBEIN is project manager for Pettelaarpark 63 in The Netherlands.

EMILY SPICE is a registered nurse on the cardiology and thoracic medical and surgical unit at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

KRISTIN SWEDLUND is development coordinator for Gathering Waters Conservancy: Wisconsin’s Alliance for Land Trusts in Madison.

KATE THOMSON is senior client account manager for KTI Inc. in Minnetonka, Minn.

CAMERON WEBB is iOS engineer for Bawte in Des Moines, Iowa.

JILL (SUNDBY) YORDY is clean water and mining program director for the Northern Alaska Environmental Center in Fairbanks. 


PHUONG DAU earned a Ph.D. from the University of California–San Diego. He is a postdoctoral fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab in Berkeley, Calif.

SARAH (BOUSSELOT) DOPSON is a registered nurse at the VA Medical Center in San Francisco.

NICOLE GESCH earned an Alternative Education License from the University of Milwaukee School of Education. She is secondary Title I math, alternative education teacher for the Manitowoc (Wis.) Public Schools.

LAURA (MOHS) HESSE teaches social studies for the Bettendorf (Iowa) Community School District.

CASSIE JENSEN is personal banker, marketing committee for First State Bank and Trust in Bayport, Minn.

ANNE LITSEY KERHOULAS is ministry fellow at Christian Union, Harvard Faith and Action in Cambridge, Mass.

ADAM KOBLER is the owner and president of Kataku Technology LLC, an in-home computer repair business in Eden Prairie, Minn.

ERIC KRUEGER is senior account executive, mid-market for SPS Commerce in Minneapolis.

BOBBY KUENNEN is project coordinator for the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship in Des Moines.

SARAH LULOFF teaches kindergarten at Dayton’s Bluff Achievement Plus Elementary School in St. Paul, Minn.

SCOTT MARTIN is staffing manager for Robert Half Finance and Accounting in Minneapolis.

DANIEL MOSS is lodge coordinator and chef for a gourmet bushwalking company, Freycinet Experience, on the east coast of Tasmania. He is also in training for an upcoming Ironman competition.

DEBORA MUKAZ earned a master of science degree in biology from the University of Delaware in Newark. She is a doctoral student and a researcher in the interdisciplinary program in medical sciences at the university. Her current research focuses on diabetes and obesity in African immigrant populations in the United States.

JACOB REITZ is manager of payer relations for Fresenius Medical Care in Nashville, Tenn.

MITCH SCHABEN is on the policy and budget staff for the Illinois senate president, Senator John J. Cullerton, in Springfield.

KIRSTEN (JENSSON) SCHOLZ is office manager and accounts manager for SouthWest Chiropractic in Eden Prairie, Minn.

AARON SHATZER is data analytics specialist for PacificSource Health Plans in Springfield, Ore.

JEREMY SMITH is a network technician assistant specialist for Popp Communications in Golden Valley, Minn.

MARIA WOO CHING works for Mono Advertising in Minneapolis. 


KAT ALBERTS teaches kindergarten English classes, including phonics, yoga, music, and reading, at JM Story School in Busan, South Korea, and volunteers at an orphanage outside the city.

KELSEY ANDERSON is an admissions counselor for the University of Iowa in Iowa City.

KELLY BANDMAN is program and supply intern for Group Mission Trips in Loveland, Colo.

RACHEL BARCLAY is development associate for Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

ANNA ESSENDRUP is a board-certified genetic counselor at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

SARA (WALSTON) FELDKAMP is lead teacher discovery preschool for Knowledge Beginnings in Eagan, Minn.

KATE FREUND earned a master of science degree in ecology, evolution, and behavior from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

RACHEL GABBERT earned a master of science degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

DANA (SONNICKSEN) GEARING is an elementary EL teacher for the Northfield (Minn.) Public Schools.

COURTNEY GREENLEY earned a master of arts degree in global environmental policy from American University. She is a water resource management fellow at the Institute of Water Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in Washington, D.C.

SAMANTHA JEWELL and TYLER WEDEMEIER ’13 live in Hanlontown, Iowa. She earned a doctor of physical therapy degree from Des Moines University and is a physical therapist at Mitchell County Regional Health Center. He is a teacher for the Forest City Schools.

RACHEL LOEFFLER-KEMP is program manager for the American Lung Association in Duluth, Minn. She received the 2014 Past Governors Award from Soroptimist International-Midwest, the 2014 Annual University Award from the American Association of University Women, and the 2013 Volunteer of the Year Award from Duluth Area Family YMCA.

PETER MAGNUSON is a clinician providing in-home mental health care for at-risk youth for Catholic Community Services of Western Washington in Tacoma.

TYLER MCCUBBIN is a substitute teacher in Des Moines, Iowa.

ERIN (GILBERTSON) andWILLIAM MONTOYA live in Des Moines, Iowa. She is a doctoral student in physical therapy at Des Moines University. He earned a master’s degree from the United Nations University for Peace in Costa Rica and is working with Wells Fargo and developing businesses in Colombia and Des Moines.

ANGIE PIDDE is product manager for When I Work in St. Paul, Minn.

ANNA RICK is intake specialist for Johnson Becker in Minneapolis.

MELISSA (LARSON) and BENJAMIN SCHORI ’10 live in Hibbing, Minn. She is a self-employed graphic designer; he is pastor at First Lutheran Church.

STEVEN THAI is lead communications consultant for Deloitte Service LP in Arlington, Va.

KELSEY (VAALER) and JAKE VAITH ’10 live in Rochester, Minn. She is a nurse on the cardiovascular surgery/cardiovascular transplant progressive care unit at the Mayo Clinic. He is senior information technology systems analyst at Mayo.

LISA (HIEB) WADDELL received certification as a registered genetic technologist from the Society of Commercial Seed Technologists. She is a DNA/protein lab technologist at SGS North America Inc. in Brookings, S.D.

WHITNEY (KELTNER) and JAKE WESSELS live in St. Paul, Minn. She is senior social worker at Hennepin County Medical Center; he is a medical student at the University of Minnesota.

JOE WHEELOCK earned a master of science degree in sustainable agriculture and a master of science degree in entomology, both from Iowa State University in Ames.

ANDREW WHITE is assistant public affairs officer at Grand Teton National Park in Moose, Wyo.

ALICIA WOODHOUSE is health and wellness coach for CarePro Health Services, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 


ALEESE (KENITZER) and DAN BALDWIN live in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She is vicar at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church. He is a pastoral intern at First Lutheran Church.

LIZ BOUMA is a quality assurance coordinator for Pearson Government Solutions in Lincoln, Neb.

KATIE CARNES is a trainer at Epic Systems in Verona, Wis.

ALEX CLARK is a graduate student in divinity and works on the grounds crew at the Lutheran School of Theology–Chicago.

MARGARET DARLING conducts health policy research through case studies on clinical leaders who are innovating heath care delivery. She is coauthor of a recent study, “Transforming Rural Health Care: High-Quality, Sustainable Access to Specialty Care,” and is a research assistant at the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform, Merkin Initiative on Payment Reform and Clinical Leadership, at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.

ALYSE EGGEBRECHT is associate director, alumni engagement and annual giving for Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa.

ANDREW FINANGER is residential solar consultant and sales associate for Sunrun in Westminster, Colo.

DANIEL FLUCKE is a pastoral intern at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Dubuque, Iowa.

CARLY (BLAZING) and ROSS FREI live in West Des Moines, Iowa. She teaches art for the Ankeny School District; he is senior associate for OutcomesMTM.

TAYLOR FROEHLE is client service associate for Pratt, Kutzke and Associates LLP in North Mankato, Minn.

VALARIE FYFE earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, Ill.

LAUREN GRIFFIN is a graduate student and teaching and research assistant at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y.

ALYSSA (HENDERSON) JACKSON teaches early childhood special education at Fairview Elementary School in Mora, Minn.

SAM LIBRA earned a master of music degree in organ performance from the University of Washington. He is assistant organist and administrative director of youth music for St. James Cathedral in Seattle.

AUGIE LINDMARK was a recipient of the Dr. George and Emma J. Torrison Scholarship at the University of Minnesota Medical School–Duluth. He won the media company Mic’s Making Health Care Work for Our Generation competition. His idea to engage the millennial generation to sign up for health insurance received a response from the White House.

MAGGIE MICHENFELDER is a certified nuclear medicine technologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

KELSEY (KITTLESON) MILLONIG of Des Moines, Iowa, was selected for a Global Health Pathways Distinction eight-week research internship at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. She is the first podiatric medical student at Des Moines University (DMU) to be selected for an internship with WHO. At DMU she leads the Global Health Student club, traveled to Honduras on a health service trip, and co-led a health service trip to the Dominican Republic. She is also president of the student chapter of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and president and cofounder of Podiatric Medicine Advocacy.

LETA OELRICH is health market clerk for HyVee in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

ALLISON (CROAT) ROE is special sections editor for the Rochester Post-Bulletin in Rochester, Minn.

SHANE STEELE is a naturalist at Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center in Finland, Minn.

MARCUS TUREN is cash control operations manager at U.S. Bank in St. Paul, Minn.

JAKE WITTMAN is an educator for DREAM Technical Academy in Waldorf, Minn.

DI YIN is a wedding photographer for George Street Photo and Video in Chicago.


THOMAS BANSEN is a corn processing plant grain inspector for Cargill Inc. in Blair, Minn. In his spare time he is developing his skills as a blacksmith.

CLARA BERGAN is a development associate for the Minnesota Children’s Museum in St. Paul, Minn.

GRANT BURKE is transfer and external credit specialist for Upper Iowa University in Fayette.

JESSIE CLINE teaches third grade for the Chariton (Iowa) Community School District.

ANNA DICECCO is a graduate student in sports administration at Northwestern University and a seasonal sales representative for the Chicago White Sox in Chicago.

ALEX FORBES is registration coordinator for Nystrom and Associates Ltd. in Apple Valley, Minn.

MICHELLE GOHMAN is a tax accountant for Ernst & Young LLP.

JUSTIN RATZLAFF of Mayer, Minn., and David Dudek (father of JORDYN DUDEK ’14 and KILEIGH DUDEK ’17) of Chatfield, Minn., were section chiefs for the 2015 International Ski Federation Alpine World Championships in Beaver Creek, Colo.

MATT RUBINS is software developer for the Rock Island Arsenal in Rock Island, Ill.

EMILY SCHNEIDER is tax credit intern at Honkamp Krueger in Dubuque, Iowa, and a student in radiology/CT at Northeast Iowa Community College. She is also the assistant swim coach for Wahlert High School.

MARA (WARNBERG) SORENSON teaches K–6 music for the Owatonna (Minn.) Public School District.

NATHAN STEELE is music director for Immanuel Lutheran Church in Perryville, Mo.

TINA YATES is operations manager for Greenability magazine in Kansas City, Mo.


CATE ANDERSON is congregational relations associate for Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota in Minneapolis. 

INGRID BAUDLER is administrative assistant for CliftonLarsonAllen LLP in Austin, Minn.

DAN BLATTNER is associate real estate accountant for CB Richard Ellis in Minneapolis.

MARTHA CRIPPEN teaches sixth-grade language arts for Oak Grove Middle School in Bloomington, Minn.

MICHAEL CROCKER is a freelance videographer in Decorah.

KAREN DAVISON is service member for FoodCorps, Washington, D.C.

ISAAC DONTJE LINDELL is a software developer for Epic Systems Corporation in Madison, Wis.

HANNAH FISHER is lead cook at Holden Village in Chelan, Wash.

KAITLIN HEIKKINEN is application developer for Securian Financial Group in St. Paul, Minn.

ANT HOWARD is shift coordinator for 180 Degrees Inc. in Minneapolis.

MICAYLA IRMITER is an art specialist for Hiawatha Leadership Academy—Northrop in Minneapolis.

TAYLOR JOHNSON works in human resources for Mathy Construction Company in Onalaska, Wis.

SAM JONES is instructor of voice for Mount Calvary Academy of Music in Excelsior, Minn. 

EMMA LOFTHUS is lectrice d’anglais (English teaching assistant) at the Universite de Bretagne Occidentale in Brest, France.

JENNA MCGEE is digital marketing communications specialist for Honeywell Aerospace in Phoenix, Ariz.

SAMUEL MOLZAHN is an elementary literacy tutor with the Minnesota Reading Corps at Brimhall Elementary School in Roseville, Minn.

BRITA MOORE is digital editor for Ashdown Broadcasting, Kasson, Minn.

TED OLSEN of St. Paul, Minn., earned a bachelor of music degree from the University of Northern Colorado. He plays bass in the jazz group Miguel Hurtado and Friends.

CALLA OLSON is a graduate student and teaching assistant at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill.

KELSI RILEY is a registered nurse in the NICU at Sutter Memorial Hospital in Sacramento, Calif.

JENNY RUSTAD is a graduate student and teaching assistant in Mathematics at the University of Maryland in College Park.

ERIN SCHMIDT is a staff nurse for Nebraska Medicine in Omaha.

MARISSA SCHUH is a graduate student in entomology and a teaching assistant at Michigan State University in East Lansing.

MARY (MAIDEN MUELLER) SCHULTZ works at Yinghua Academy in Minneapolis.

MATT YAN is assistant editor for the Glenview Lantern and the Northbrook Tower newspapers in Northbrook, Ill.