David Donaldson (B.D., 1957)
David celebrated a big milestone by turning 80 on February 5th! He graduated from Denver Seminary in 1957 and went on to get his Ph.D. in Psychology from the Graduate School of Psychology at Fuller Seminary in 1969. He is still active in private practice in the west Denver metro area, with 45 years of very satisfying and meaningful work as a "doctor of the soul."
William (Bill) Simons (D.D., 1959)
William (Bill) Simons of Doylestown died March 13, 2012 at the age of 92. He was married to the late Florence Crowell Simons. Bill was born May 29, 1919 in Port Chester, NY. His family moved to Doylestown when he was six. He graduated from Doylestown High School in 1937, Bob Jones University in 1941, and Eastern Theological Seminary in 1944 (MDiv) and 1947 (MTh). He received a DD from Denver Theological Seminary. Bill served as a Navy Chaplain 1944-46 at the Great Lakes Training Center and in the Philippines. Bill, with his wife, served in China 1948-1951 and in the Philippines until 1984 as a church planter and seminary educator. Bill retired to Buckingham, PA, and in 2004 moved to the Pine Run Retirement Community in Doylestown.
After retirement Bill remained active as interim president at Asian Theological Seminary in Manila for three years. He impacted many through his home church, First Baptist of Doylestown, and at the Pine Run Community. He was a growth group leader, church elder, and mentored young ministers in the area. His children and grandchildren serve the Lord and the church around the world.
Ed Richardson (M.Div. 1965)
Ed and Barbara celebrated their 75th year on the planet in February and March, marking their 56th year of marriage in August and their 39th year of ministry in the canyons of Southern Colorado. Beginning as a house church in the 70s, Christ in the Canyons Fellowship flourishes as a most lovely community church, with many kids, young couples, and a scattering of elders. After 20 years in the making, their retreat center - The Refuge - hosts pastors, missionaries, and regulars through most of the year. Open to any needing some authentic R & R, The Refuge can be visited at www.therefugecolorado.com.
Dave Asp (M.Div. 1977)
After 17 years as pastor and 12.5 years in prison ministry(as a College Coordinator), Dave has now joined Pastor Assist Ministries (pastorassist.org) to mentor pastors--especially those who are struggling for one reason or another.
Michael Rossmann (M.Div., 1983)
This summer will be the 8th year he offers "The Stone Basketball Camp" for beginner and intermediate skill levels. (He started this camp after retiring from coaching soccer for 14 years, the last seven years of which were traveling state competitive teams.)
In May, Michael completed his 12th year as pastor of Valley Bible Church in Grand Junction CO. In February, he celebrated 34 years of marriage with his wife Kathy. Recently he entered the next phase of life as a grandfather with two lovely 1+ year old granddaughters and a grandson on the way in June. As for community outreach. he is on the steering committees of our local Ministerial Alliance, which sponsors the National Day of Prayer & a community Resurrection Sunday Sunrise service, and the ShareFest outreach, which brings the Love of Jesus to his community through various service projects.
Myrna Pugh (M.A., Counseling, 1996)
Myrna Pugh, a resident of Tucson, AZ, passed away on on March 23, 2012. Born Sept. 9, 1938 in Pitcher, OK, she traveled all around the United States when she was younger but spent the most time in Oklahoma and Colorado before settling in Tucson where she had a very active counseling practice. She is survived by her husband, Pat.
Ben Knox (M.Div., Intercultural Ministy, 2009)
Ben and his wife Meggan are serving with WorldVenture as full-time missionaries. They now serve in Madrid, Spain, reaching high school students with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Read more about Ben and his ministry.
Joe Seredinski (M.Div., 2001)
In September 2011, Joe launched a ministry website called A Pastor's Thoughts at www.seredinski.blogspot.com. It is a weekly blog centered on Christian theology, soul (pastoral) care and spiritual formation. The vision of the ministry is derived from 2 Timothy 3:16-17 using Scripture to help others grow in their faith and Christian walk. The mission of the ministry is derived from Jesus' Great Commission in Matthew 28:18-20. A new teaching is posted weekly on Wednesdays. Originally, the ministry was developed for the benefit of friends and family. However, it very quickly became much more--as of March, 2012 the website has been accessed in 16 different countries!
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