Alumni Board of Directors
William “Bill” Link ’63 and his wife, Harolyn, have one son, Todd, who also attended Evangel. In 1994, Bill and his family moved back to Springfield and bought Christian Publishers Outlet, which they owned and operated for 10 years. He currently owns Redeemed Music and Books, and is also involved in real estate investments. Besides his voluntary activities in his local church and to Evangel University, Bill initiated the Trees of Honor Project, and his community leadership has won him many awards over the years. Bill is currently a volunteer for United Way of the Ozarks, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, The Messiah Project, Stained Glass Theater, Sports World International and The NOVA Center of the Ozarks.
Judy (Nicholson) Werner ’71 lives in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, with her husband Wayne. They have three children. Their children, Karl and Kiersten are 1998 and 2005 graduates. Judy earned her Master of Music in Piano Performance at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She taught at Broken Arrow Public Schools for 21 years. Now retired, she continues to give private piano lessons. Judy is the church accompanist, teaches the children’s choir and music to children in a community outreach program.
Rev. Bunny (Frost) Hartzler ’71 and Lloyd ’70, reside in Gladstone, Missouri, and they have three adult children. Their daughter, Joan Nelson, is a 1994 graduate of Evangel. Bunny is a pastor at the Rock Creek Church and executive director of a district camp at Lake Maurer in Excelsior Springs. She has served as district WM director and curriculum and video development director for Northern Missouri. Bunny has been a conference speaker for Gospel Publishing House and General Council of the A/G. Her community service includes director for the Upward Basketball Program and the Chamber of Commerce Excelsior Springs Easter Egg Hunt. Bunny is currently on the Alumni Board of Directors.
Ron Cunningham ’74 lives in Sagamore Hills, Ohio, with his wife, Joi (Mauer ’74). One of their two daughters, Angela, is a 2002 graduate of Evangel. Ron is vice president and CFO of Dougherty-Hanna Resources Co. in Cleveland. He has served his community on the hospital board of directors, commerce director, school board member, and board member of Teen Challenge. Ron is also the worship leader, finance committee member and a teacher in his church. Ron previously served one term with the alumni board (1985-1987).
Esther (Mayfield) Harper ’77 and her husband, John ’77, live in Tulsa, Oklahoma. They have four children; Justin is a 2007 Evangel grad. A retired nurse, Esther has been involved in church ministries as a Sunday school teacher, Missionettes coordinator, women’s ministry leader, and in her community, has helped with free health clinics and as a volunteer coordinator in the public schools. A heart for students, she and family members established a scholarship at Evangel to honor her parents.
Cary “Dutch” Van Kampen ’81 and his wife, Wanda (Hubbard ’80) reside in Pella, Iowa. Both of their children will be students at Evangel this year―Charlie will be a sophomore and Emily a freshman. Dutch’s career has been highlighted by blessing people as a teacher, principal and chaplain. He is currently the Network Administrator of the Iowa Ministry Network for the Iowa District Council of the A/G. He is a volunteer for outreach ministries and is a speaker for local nursing homes and assisted living facilities. He is also a member of a local high school athletic booster club and is a volunteer at the Sunstream Campground. Dutch sponsors and brings high school students to attend campus visit days at Evangel.
Dennis McDonald ’84 and his wife, Shannon (Swink) ’89, live in Frisco, Texas. They have two children, their daughter, Meghan, is a senior at Evangel. Dennis is the principal at Staley Middle School in Frisco. He earned his Master of Education Administration from Missouri State University in 1990. Dennis has been a youth coach in soccer, baseball, volleyball, basketball, and flag football. He has served his church as a board member, cell group leader, parking attendant, childcare worker and usher.
John Porter ’84 and his wife, Beverly ( Van Luven ’84), reside in Reeds Spring, Missouri. Their three children all chose Evangel. Brandon, their oldest son is a 2010 graduate, Brittany is currently a nursing student and Blake will be a sophomore this coming school year. John is the vice president of strategic outsourcing in Automotive Aerospace and Defense Industries for IBM Corporation in Springfield. He was recognized as the first certified mainframe specialist in IBM worldwide and the Gold Circle Awardee, being in the top 4% of sales rep, in the US. In his local church, John is a Bible quiz coordinator/coach and alter prayer team member. He is currently enrolled in the Executive MBA program at Washington University in St. Louis.
Cheryl (Minsky) Matejka ’86 is married to Terry ’83. They live in St. Charles, Missouri, with their two teenage children. Cheryl earned an MBA from Washington University and was awarded the Leadership and Bronze Folmer Awards. She is the CFO for East Communities of Mercy Health System in St. Louis. Cheryl is a small group leader, Junior Bible Quiz coach, runs the church library and is an usher in her church. In her community, she is on the Washington University alumni board, and the advisory board for Christian High School, in O’Fallon, Missouri.
David Bose ’87 is married to Suzanne (Richter ’87) and resides in Longwood, Florida. Joshua, one of their two sons, is a current student at Evangel. David is the purchasing commodity manager for Siemens Energy Inc., a role he also served for previous employers Rubbermaid and Cardone Industries. In his local church, he has been director of missions, deacon, finance committee member, couples small group leader, youth leader and usher. David is also a member of his local high school grid iron club that supports fundraising efforts for the football team.
Donnelle (Painter) Johnson ’88 and her husband, David, reside in Franktown, Colorado, with their three teenage children. Their daughter, Denae, will be playing volleyball for Evangel this year. Donnelle is a SEO real estate manager, co-owner of Colorado HuntData LLC, and a CPA. She is also on staff at Parker Christian Center where she oversees the worship ministry, sings, plays keyboard and acoustic guitar. She will be leading the 11th International Youth Camp Mission to Europe this summer (2012) in Budapest, Hungary.
Krista (Sederwall) Casey ’92 lives in Norfolk, Virginia, where she works for the Christian Broadcasting Network. Krista is the managing producer for TV programming for India. Her broadcasting expertise has afforded her the opportunity to teach in university settings. Krista has had some of her photography published in a book titled Sacred Encounters: from Rome to Jerusalem. She is a part of a life group in her local church. Krista has been a member of the Toastmasters Club.
Shane Cole ’93 resides in Norman, Oklahoma, with his wife, Ellen, and their two elementary age children. Shane is the vice president of institutional marketing for Covenant Financial Services in Oklahoma City. He has also owned and operated Kwik Kar of Norman since 2003. His career has earned him many business awards. Shane is a member of the Norman Chamber of Commerce, United Way, board member of Single Parents Support Network, and Toastmasters. A two-time Academic All-American at EU, he also coaches basketball, soccer and is involved in a life group ministry in his church.
Jay Hellwig ’95 resides in Lewisville, Texas, with his wife, Jill (Henning ’93), and their three young sons. He was formerly a personal assistant for motivational speaker Zig Ziglar, which opened the door to his present position. Jay is the director of life teams at the 12,000-member Covenant Church, where he oversees nearly 600 small groups. He was inducted into the Evangel Athletic Hall of Fame in 2008. Early in his career, he earned the Achievers Club and Millionaires Club awards as an account executive for Lucent Technologies and the Top Gun award as a trainee for Siebel Systems.
Dawn (Crader) Dauer ’97 and her husband, Lawrence, make their home in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Dawn is a senior vice president-loan officer for The Bank of Missouri. She is currently involved in the MBA’s Banking Leadership Class and is a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking, achieving one of the highest scores on the capstone project. She was recognized as one of Cape Girardeau’s 40 under 40. She is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Missouri Young Banker ‘s Association, Junior Achievement advisory board, and is a volunteer for an elementary school. In her church she has taught a Teen Challenge Sunday school, is a choir member and played keyboard for the worship team.
Steve Pryor ’99 and his wife, Amy (Bernard ’97) make their home in Lake St. Louis, Missouri, with their three young children. Steve earned his Master of Arts in Educational Administration from Lindenwood University. He is an assistant principal/A+ coordinator at Washington High School. He was selected to attend the Leadership Academy of Character Ed at UMSL. Steve speaks at educational conferences and coached track for several years. He is an HonorBound member and facilitator and has served in other leadership positions in the church. Steve is also a part of the community CARE TEAM, a Tech Prep coordinator, and a member of the Chamber of Commerce.
Sam Lupica ’99 and wife, Shanna (Baldree ’00), make their home in Broadview Heights, Ohio. He is an associate vice president of investments for Wachovia Securities in Akron. In his church, Sam is the co-director of the sports programs and is dean of men for the Royal Family Kids Camps. In his community, Sam volunteers with the American Red Cross and the Broadview Heights Emergency Response Team.
Kyle Dana ’00 and his wife, Kimberly (Visocan ’03), live in Battlefield, Missouri, with their infant twins. Kyle is a senior vice president of retirement solutions for Assemblies of God Financial Solutions. He participates in a life group in their local church.
Brett Bailey ’01 and his wife, Ashley (Ring ’01), make their home in St. James, Missouri, with their 4-month-old daughter. While serving in the U.S. Army, Brett was a distinguished honor graduate in the Infantry Officer Course and the Air Assault School and was awarded the Bronze Star. He serves as the program director for the Boys and Girls Town of Missouri in St. James and is a young adult Sunday school teacher in his local church.
Mark Jahnke ’01 resides in Chicago, Illinois, with his wife, Michelle (Myers) ’03. Mark is director of engineering for WYCC TV station in Chicago. He is a member of Society of Broadcast Engineers, Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, National Association of Broadcasters and 2010 City Colleges of Chicago Leadership Academy; he has served on the Multimedia Services and Broadcast Education Advisory Board for the City Colleges of Chicago. He was honored in the 2009 Cambridge “Who’s Who” and is Evangel University’s 2010 Young Alumnus of the Year. Mark is also involved in the media ministry in his local church.
Chase Tacker ’05 and his wife, Tara (Arsenault) ’01, live in Rogers, Arkansas. Chase is senior manager -corporate finance for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in Bentonville. He earned his Master of Business Administration with a concentration in international finance from Missouri State University in Springfield. While a student at Evangel, Chase was awarded the U.S. Presidential Student Service Award and the SIFE Leadership Award for 2002, 2003, and 2005. Chase is on the board of trustees for Valley Forge Christian College. He is a part of the men’s ministry program and a small group member for his church. He has also been helping with the disaster relief in Joplin.
Sarah (Anderson) Hanf ’06 makes her home in St. Peters, Missouri, with her husband, Michael ’05. Sarah works for Hazelwood School District as a kindergarten teacher. At her church, she is a nursery worker, member of the young married Sunday school and small group, Wednesday night dinner helper, children’s church helper and a member of the Crop & Craft Women’s Club. Sarah makes time to be an after-school MAP tutor for her community. She frequently attends Evangel’s homecoming and networks with area alumni.
Brittni Harris ’07 resides in Delray Beach, FL. She earned her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology at Evangel University. She was an NAIA all-American in volleyball and track, went to the NAIA track nationals, was a scholar and athlete and an award winner at the criminal justice nationals while a student at Evangel. Brittni is active in her church as a youth leader and small group co-leader.