Since its founding in 1983, many have earned degrees from Western Reformed Seminary. Since that time, some have gone on to their “graduation” to heaven. Others have been serving the Lord in various ways.
Please pray for our graduates, as they labor in the Lord’s harvest fields.
Graduates by Year
Chun S. Won (M.B.S.)
James D. Saxman (M.R.S.)
Matthew Piatt (M.Div.)
Judith Collins (M.B.S.)
John Theodore Dyck (M.Div.)
John Edward Galle (M.R.S.)
Michael Paul Herdle (M.R.S.)
Craig Gilliam Morse (M.R.S.)
Michael Joseph Campese (Cert.B.S.)
Donald Rodger Bell, Jr. (M.Div.)
Philip Irwin Resnick (M.R.S.)
Samuel David Taylor (Dipl.R.S. → M.R.S. 2004)
Leonard William Pine (M.Div.)
Geoffrey Muvengie Muthangya (M.T.S.)
Philip Irwin Resnick (M.Div.)
Eric James Frank (Dipl.Div.)
Allister Gorden Christian Stone (Dipl.Div. → M.Div. 1998)
Johnnie Philip McCurley (Dipl.R.S.)
Tito deSigueira Lyro (Dipl.Div. → M.Div. 2000)
M. Lynn Doty (M.R.S.)
Leldon Partain (M.R.S.)
Mark Baldwin (M.Div.)
Joshua Musyoka (M.Div.)
Andrew J. Phipps (Cert.R.S.)
Larry A. Carlson (M.Div.)
Melvin F. Koski (Cert.R.S.)
William Eric Duble (M.R.S.)
Dennis F. Piwowarczyk (M.Div.)
Linda J. Wier (M.R.E.)
Se Woo Park (M.C.M.)
David A. Watzek (M.Div.)
Larry W. Wofford (M.Div.)
Michael McMillan (Cert.Div. → M.Div. 2009)
Kent Hakola (Cert.R.S.)
Eric S. Lasch (M.C.M.)
Timothy R. Prussic (M.T.S., M.Div.)
Steven E. Brinegar (M.Div.)
John K. Han (M.Div.)
Laurie Ann Popich Copeland (M.R.S.)
Roland Leigh Porter (Cert.C.M.)
Benjamin Michael Dally (M.Div.)
Douglas E. Leaman (M.Div.)
Jason Robert Anspach (M.Div.)
Leldon Partain (M.Div.)
MyungJoon (Andy) Yong (M.Div.)
Pui Meng Chan (M.T.S.)
Christian Comis (M.Div.)
Jarrod Harmaning (M.Div.)
David Maleke (M.Div.)
Seung Berm “Ezra” Moon (M.Div.)
Il Won (M.T.S.)
Myungjoon “Andy” Yong (M.T.S.)
Junho Song (M.B.S.)
Bendick Ong (M.C.M.)
Yong Chu Kim (M.R.S.)
Luuk Vandeweghe (M.Div. & M.B.S.)
Chee Cheong Mok (M.Div.)
Christopher Owen Stanley (M.Div.)
Estevao B. Battistin (Cert.Div.)
W. Scott Hollander III (M.Div. & M.B.S.)
Bendick Ong (M.Div.)
Jason Ansbach (M.Div. 2012)
Mark Baldwin (M.Div. 1997)
Mark served for many years as a missionary to Cambodia under the Presbyterian Missionary Union. He is now pastoring the Reformed Bible Presbyterian Church, Weed, CA. Mark also prepared our Harmony of the Westminster Standards.
Estevao B. Battistin (Cert.Div. 2020)
Steve is currently exploring new options for Christian service, as well as determining how best to complete his undergraduate studies. He is Under Care of the Great Western Presbytery of the BPC.
Don Bell (M.Div. 1992)
Don is a CPA in Sequim, Washington, where he owns his own accounting business. He applies Christian principles to his business, and also prepares the annual financial review of WRS. Before coming to WRS he served as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. See his website. His son, Eric “Bucky” Bell is currently a second generation part-time student.
Steven E. Brinegar (M.Div. 2006)
Steve is an ordained minister of the Florida Presbytery of the Bible Presbyterian Church, and also serves as the General Synod’s stated clerk. He is the pastor of the Grace Bible Presbyterian Church of Cape Canaveral, Florida. You can listen to Pastor Steve’s sermons, or even live stream the church services.
Mike Campese (Cert.B.S. 1990)
Mike hails from the Buffalo, NY, area. He plays the guitar and has many opportunities to use his musical talents in churches in the area. He manages a very active and widely-read website: Spread the Word Ministries.
Larry Carlson (M.Div. 1998)
Larry was ordained a minister of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church and served as a pastor for several years after his graduation from WRS. He is now retired but continues to preach and lead Bible studies in the region.
Pui Meng Chan (M.T.S., 2013)
Pui Meng is a member of the Life Bible-Presbyterian Church in Singapore, and is preparing to serve as a fully supported missionary for her church in neighboring countries.
Judith Collins (M.B.S. 1988)
Judith serves as a missionary to Kenya under the Independent Board for Presbyterian Missions. There she teaches at the Bible College of East Africa in Nairobi, and has pioneered an evangelistic and educational work among the Rendille tribe in northern Kenya.
Christian Comis (M.Div., 2015)
Chris and his wife enjoy homeschooling their five (soon to be six!) children. He currently pastors a CREC church in Texas. Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches
Laurie A. P. Copeland (M.R.S. 2008)
Laurie lives with her husband in Seattle; they belong to the Emmanuel Orthodox Presbyterian Church of Kent, WA. She also teaches and ministers at various missions in the area.
Benjamin M. Dally (M.Div. 2009)
Ben, his wife, Shelly, and four boys live near Wheaton, Ill. Ben completed advanced studies, including a Ph.D. in NT Exegesis (2018) at Wheaton College Graduate School. Ben currently is a licensed clinical professional counselor at the Mansio Center.
Lynn Doty (M.R.S. 1996)
Lynn was the director of Ministry to Military Personnel, a witness to our military off base. He is now with the Lord.
Eric Duble (M.R.S. 1999)
Eric worked for many years with Youth for Christ in Tacoma, reaching troubled young people in the juvenile detention system. He is now an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church of America and is the former pastor of the Bible Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Walker, Iowa, where he also taught at Cono Christian School. Currently, Eric pastors Red Bank Presbyterian Church in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
John Dyck (M.Div. 1990)
Since his graduation from WRS John was ordained as a minister in the Bible Presbyterian Church and has served as pastor of the Bible Presbyterian Church of Edmonton, Alberta. In addition, he served many years as the stated clerk of the Bible Presbyterian Church, General Synod, and is the Synod's webmaster.
Eric Frank (Dipl.Div. 1994)
For several years, Eric served as an adjunct instructor at WRS. He currently lives in the Tacoma area. You can read several articles he wrote on the WRS website.
John Galle (M.R.S. 1990)
John for many years taught and worked in the administration of Tacoma Baptist High School. He currently is a police chief in Sumner, Washington. John is an active lay leader in the Valley Bible Church of Sumner.
Kent Hakola (Cert.R.S. 2004)
Kent works as an estimator and project manager for a construction business in Snohomish, Washington and is active in his home church.
John K. Han (M.Div. 2006)
John is an ordained minister of the Western Presbytery of the Hapdong Presbyterian Church in America, and is currently serving as an Active Duty Chaplain in the US Army.
Jarrod Harmaning (M.Div. 2015)
Jarrod served as an Elder at Gateway Chapel before he, his wife Katerina, along with his two children, became missionaries to the Czeck Republic under Resourcing Christian Education International (RCE). Jarrod is currently an instructor at the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Prague.
Mike Herdle (M.R.S. 1990)
Mike currently serves as a L.P.N. in Colville, WA.
W. Scott Hollander III (M.Div. & M.B.S. 2020)
Scott serves as the full-time administrator for WRS, and is a PhD Candidate in Biblical Studies with Capital Seminary and Graduate School in Greenbelt, MD. Capital Seminary is a fully accredited institution and falls under the leadership and administration of Lancaster Bible College of PA. Scott is Under Care of the Great Western Presbytery of the BPC and is undergoing Licensure examinations. He also serves as a Ruling Elder at the Bible Presbyterian Church of Olympia, Washington. His thesis on "The Prayers of Daniel" and other articles can be found on Academia.edu.
Yong Chu Kim (M.R.S. 2016)
Mrs. Yong Chu Kim is a secretary and a pianist at her church in Tacoma; she uses her training from WRS at her home church and on occasional, short-term mission trips.
Melvin Koski (Cert.R.S. 1998)
Melvin is an active officer of his church in Tacoma.
Eric S. Lasch (M.C.M. 2005)
Eric is an active elder in the Bible Presbyterian Church of Grand Island, NY. He is a Certified Public Accountant, holding a leadership position in a major accounting firm in Amherst, NY. As a Certified Member of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors, Eric assists his church counseling ministry. He also serves on the board of Presbyterian Missionary Union.
Tito Lyro (M.Div. 1996)
In addition to serving as President of WRS, Tito is an ordained minister in the Great Western Presbytery of the Bible Presbyterian Church, and is the pastor of the Bible Presbyterian Church of Olympia, Washington. Rev. Lyro is the second president of Western Reformed Seminary.
John McCurley (Dipl.R.S. 1995)
John lives in Tacoma and directs Shiloh International Missions, sponsored by the Pyung Kang Che-il Presbyterian Church. He ministers especially to military personnel and families stationed in Korea. John broadcasts weekly services, Bible studies, and lectures over the Internet via Video On Demand, especially throughout Asia.
Mike McMillan (M.Div. 2004)
Mike served for a number of years in leading the English-speaking body of a Korean Presbyterian Church in Tacoma.
David Maleke (M.Div. 2015)
David, his wife Ayin, and their two sons live in Canada where he is pastoring an Indonesian church congregation near Vancouver, BC.
Chee Cheong Mok (M.Div., 2018)
Mr. Mok has served in several short-term mission projects with his wife, Carol. Since graduating, he has been recalled to fill the pulpit in London, England. He intends to pursue ordination to the gospel ministry.
Craig Morse (M.R.S. 1990)
Seung Berm “Ezra” Moon (M.Div. 2015)
Since graduating from WRS, Ezra has pursued further theological studies in the Boston area. He recently completed a Th.M. degree in OT. He married Veronica in August of 2020.
Joshua Musyoka (M.Div. 1997)
Joshua is a minister in the Independent Presbyterian Church of Kenya, and now is serving as Principal of the Faith College of the Bible in western Kenya.
Geoffrey Muthangya (M.T.S. 1993)
Geoffrey is a minister in the Independent Presbyterian Church of Kenya, is the stated clerk of the IPC denomination, and directs the Mwingi Bible College in Mwingi, Kenya.
Bendick Ong (M.C.M. 2016, M.Div. 2022)
Dr. Bendick Ong (Ph.D. in 2010 from the National University of Singapore) serves on the church staff at Calvary Bible Presbyterian Church in Singapore. He married Emily Ho in late 2017; they enjoyed a Christian tour of Israel in early 2018.
Se Woo Park (M.C.M. 2002)
Upon completing his degree at WRS, Se Woo pursued a successful career in the U.S. Army as an active duty Chaplain. He is now retired from the military and pastors a church in Missouri.
Leldon Partain (M.R.S. 1996, M.Div. 2012)
Leldon is the pastor of the Rosedale Reformed Bible Church in Gig Harbor, Washington. You can listen to some of his sermons.
Andy Phipps (Cert.R.S. 1997)
Matt Piatt (M.Div. 1988)
Matt has served on the pastoral staff of an independent church in Coatesville, Pennsylvania.
Len Pine (M.Div. 1993)
For several years Len was a resident member of the WRS faculty and edited the WRS Journal. He continues to be an adjunct professor of WRS. Len is an ordained minister of the Bible Presbyterian Church and now serves as the pastor of the Providence Bible Presbyterian Church in Bonners Ferry, Idaho.
Dennis Piwowarczyk (M.Div. 2001)
Dennis is a deacon in the Armor Bible Church in Orchard Park, New York, where he is engaged in teaching and evangelism work.
Roland L. Porter (Cert.C.M. 2008)
Roland for many years was the visitation pastor for the Historic Vaughn Bay Church in Vaughn, Washington. He now is retired.
Timothy R. Prussic (M.T.S., M.Div. 2005)
Tim is an ordained minister in the Bible Presbyterian Church. He currently is pastor of Columbia Bible Presbyterian Church of Scappoose, Oregon.
Phil Resnick (M.R.S. 1992; M.Div. 1994)
Phil is an elder in the Grace Bible Presbyterian Church of Sharonville, Ohio, and also is an elder in Beth Messiah, a Messianic Jewish congregation near his home in Covington, Kentucky. He teaches full-time at North Kentucky University in political science, history, and religion. In 2004 Phil was elected Moderator of the Bible Presbyterian General Synod. Phil also is the president of our WRS Alumni Association!
Jim Saxman (M.R.S. 1986)
Jim is the senior pastor at Southside Baptist Church, Tacoma, WA. He is a published author having written a Christian clergy manual on officiating funerals entitled “Memorializing the Dead – Preaching to the Living”. As a funeral officiant, Jim has ministered to many grieving families over the years. You can obtain this book directly from Jim. He also provides seminars and symposiums advising Christians and ministers about issues related to death, dying, funerals, and grief counseling. Contact Jim by phone at (253) 964-5939.
Junho Song (M.B.S. 2015)
Christopher O. Stanley (M.Div. 2018)
Chris is currently serving at the McKenna Community Church as the course leader for their Contenders Bible School as well as leading the weekly jail ministry team for the Nisqually Corrections center in the Yelm area.
Allister Stone (M.Div. 1995)
Allister is an M.D. serving as ER Administrator of 14 regional hospitals in the Franciscan Health Care System. He is a ruling elder in the Tacoma Bible Presbyterian Church, and is licensed to preach by the Great Western Presbytery of the Bible Presbyterian Church.
Dave Taylor (M.R.S. 1992)
Dave serves as Pastor Emeritus at St. John’s Lutheran Church near Buffalo, Minnesota.
Luuk Vandeweghe (M.Div. & M.B.S. 2018)
Dr. Vandeweghe serves as an elder and occasional preacher at his home church near Quilcene, WA. Luuk earned his Ph.D. at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. He is a published author in New Testament studies. More information on his writing can be found here.
Dave Watzek (M.Div. 2004)
Dave currently is a flight instructor in Alamogordo, NM. He previously pastored in Puyallup, WA.
Linda Wier (M.R.E., 2001)
Linda is a registered nurse, and an active biblical counselor in Tacoma. She also has been active at the Crisis Pregnancy Center of Pierce County.
Larry Wofford (M.Div. 2004)
Larry has served as a chaplain's assistant in the U.S. Army Reserve, and the pastor of a church in Brooklyn, New York.
Chun S. Won (M.B.S. 1986)
Pastor at Church of Joy, Edgewood, WA
Il Won (M.T.S., 2015)
Myungjoong “Andy” Yong (M.Div. 2012, M.T.S. 2015)
Myungjoon now is an ordained minister of the Bible Presbyterian Church, serving as a home missionary for the Great Western Presbytery. He is pastoring a Korean congregation, Covenant BPC in Tacoma, Washington.