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NES Alumni News

Steve Dunmire (C7) was recently named director of church relations at Houghton College. Beginning his responsibilities on August 1, Steve will foster the development of sustained relationships between Houghton College and church communities.


Elizabeth Guckenbiehl (C18) will begin a two-year master’s program in historical theology with a concentration in Early Christian studies at Wheaton College. She has received a full scholarship for this program and will be working on languages and specialized courses in patristics. Elizabeth also joyfully wed Joseph Herman Lang on August 2.


Michele Miner (C20) was a guest on the Mars Hill Network program, Open Mic Night, on July 26. She discussed the importance of imprinting God’s Word in your heart and mind.


Vern Saile (C1) has been appointed lead pastor of Northgate Free Methodist Church in Batavia, N.Y., beginning in September. He has served as lead pastor at Gowanda Free Methodist Church for the past six years.


Jack Staversky (C18) serves as belong coordinator for Browncroft Community Church in Rochester, N.Y. In this role, which he started in June, he works with all the ministries that nurture spiritual growth for adults.


Traci Birge (C17) was awarded the 2013 Association of Christian Librarians Research Award for Roberts Wesleyan College for her research project, “The Open Vocation of Humanity as Established in the Genesis Cosmogonies and Its Implication on Scripture.” She has also been accepted as a Ph.D. student at McMaster University for fall 2013.


Glen Dornsife (C23) wrote a blog article titled “Top 3 Things I Learned at Seminary.” Read the article at blog.nes.edu. He started a new career at Messiah College in August as a resident director.


Wilfredo Irizarry (C14) was named senior pastor at Adonai Assembly of God in Rochester, N.Y., last fall. He also serves on the chaplaincy team for Millwood Corporation, a packaging systems, materials and services company based in Ohio.


Bridgit Marable (C20) is president and founder of Daughters of Zion House of Restoring Lives, a Christian-based transitional home assisting residents in transitioning back into society from a correctional facility, homelessness or drug rehabilitation. The house opened June 15.


Starting in June, Suzanne Pearson (C18) is affiliated with the Mercy Prayer Center and will serve as a prayer guide for retreatants desiring to practice the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola at the Mercy Prayer Center.


Bill Rabjohn (C10) was ordained on June 1 at Sacred Heart Cathedral.