In Memory: John Ruhlman MA '68
John Rulhman MA ’68 died Aug. 9, 2018, at age 77. After graduating from Western Baptist College in Salem, Ore., he attended Pacific and received a master’s degree in sociology. He married Nancy Mehner in 1962, which was the start of their 56-year adventure, traveling the world including Israel, Egypt, Europe, and China. He founded Calvary Baptist Church of Hillsboro (Ore.) in 1963 and remained there until 1968 when he and his family moved to Everson, Wash., to serve the Nooksack Valley Baptist Church. Overall, he was a pastor and teacher for 55 years. He served as chairman of the board of trustees of Western Baptist College (Ore.), president of the Mount Vernon (Wash.) Chamber of Commerce, and president of the Kiwanis Club of Mount Vernon. He also wrote A History of Northwest Regular Baptists which was published in 1976. He is survived by his wife; children, Sheryl (and Eric) Rasmussen, John, and Bob (and Lee Anne); eight grandchildren; and an extended family.