This past month we said goodbye to the graduating class of 2013. This group marked some amazing turning points in the course of our ministry that will be forever remembered and I’d like to share some of the highlights with you:
They saw some of the first Husky athletes baptized into Christ, starting with our departed brother William Peter Allen, Allie Struzyna, and Andrew Hudson.
This group marked the first SPU brother baptized in over 12 years, Aaron Badilla, who helped pave the way for 14 other SPU students to get baptized into Christ and saw the first multi Bible Talk ministry at SPU.
They got to rush the field twice in one year, as we watched the Husky Football team beat two top ten teams in one season.
They were part of the infamous ICMC road trip to Estes Park Colorado.
But most importantly, they were part of a loving and talented collection of disciples who taught us a few things about loyalty, friendship and what it means to truly share your life with your friends. Some of my fondest memories of the class of 2013 will be how they bonded together in adversity and in loss. It will be the trips they took to Jens’ house to go tubing. It will be the Oregon Coast. It will be late night gigs and senior recitals. It will be love, respect, humility and loyalty. In a word, they are amazing. We look forward to seeing how God will use them as the next generation of servant leaders in his Kingdom. Thank you for all the unforgettable memories.
Jacob Tacher Cornish School of the Arts Music Performance
Drew Caraway Seattle University Business Finance
Aaron Badilla Seattle Pacific University Music Tech and Theater
Jens Brynestad Seattle Pacific University Business Accounting
Ian Curtiss Seattle Pacific University Economics and Business Finance
Brian Fisher Seattle Pacific University English and Creative Writing
Josh Heinke Seattle Pacific University Music Education
Riley Sanderson Seattle Pacific University Music Therapy
Juliet Crummey University of Washington Psychology
Caroline Gabriel University of Washington Journalism
Devin Erickson University of Washington Sociology
Devin Hackett University of Washington Geography and Geographic Information Systems
Allie Struzyna University of Washington Disability Studies
And congratulations to those who have received their AA’s and those transferring to 4 year schools in other cities and the singles ministry:
Curtiss Gehlhausen Western Washington University
Antionette Lindo Western Washington University
Cindy Sontani University of British Colombia
Elise Swanson Western Washington University