Margaret Spellings

Margaret Spellings

Former Secretary of US Department of Education

At all relevant times, Margaret Spellings was an individual employed by and associated with the United States Department of Education. Margaret Spellings has a B.A. from the University of Houston, class 1979. She was aide to the Texas legislature; director of select committee on education for Texas Gov. William P. Clements Jr.; associate executive director, Texas Association of School Boards; political director, George W. Bush's campaign for governor, 1994; senior advisor to Texas Governor George W. Bush, 1995-2000; assistant to the president for domestic policy, 2001-04, U.S. Secretary of Education, 2005-2008. She is not an educator and has the moral bankruptcy of a political hack.

After leaving the appointment of U.S. Secretary of Education, Spellings started her own consulting firm and worked as a lobbyist at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Margaret Spellings was president of the George W. Bush Presidential Center from 2013 through 2016, and she is currently the President of the University of North Carolina, as of March 2016.

After Margaret Spellings became the Secretary of Education in January of 2005, she immediately threw herself into the country's culture wars by pressuring public television not to broadcast an episode of a children's program that included a segment with unseen lesbian mothers (Postcards from Buster). In the episode, the word lesbian or homosexual is never said, and the episode — like all Postcards episodes — has no sexual content. Buster meets the children and comments, "Boy, that's a lot of moms!" one girl mentions her "mom and stepmom," adding that she loves her stepmother very much. No other comments are made about the couple. PBS vice president of media relations, Lea Sloan, said at the time, "The fact that there is a family structure that is objectionable to the Department of Education is not at all the focus of the show, nor is it addressed in the show."[1]

In the case of Postcards from Buster, Margaret Spellings demanded that PBS return all federal funding that had been used in the production of the episode, claiming, "many parents would not want their young children exposed to the lifestyles portrayed in this episode."[2]

In light of this case, Margaret Spellings first came into contact with the issues of this case in the March/April 2007 time frame, when Randy directly wrote to her for help. While she publically proclaimed a plan for accountable through accreditation and oversight in May 2007 (xxxx), her administration of the Department was actually mismanaged. By later 2007 it was understood that accreditation agencies such as ATS and NWCCU were not in compliance with 34 CFR § 602. ATS had been deeply involved in the fraud and misrepresentations being perpetrated by Western Seminary against Randy Chapel and his mother. Margaret Spellings chose to cover for ATS and NWCCU who were not compliant with 34 CFR § 602, because her own Department was negligent in its' oversight functions on accreditors in the first instance. In doing so, the Department keep the two accreditation agencies out of court and directly interfered in two civil cases, and further the Department's non-legal supported agenda. Further, during that same time, Margaret Spellings and Department became aware of the corruption and child molestation activities of Steve Korch, as well as the cover up. Margaret Spellings and Department did nothing, but to support, defend and perpetuate the corruption and child molestation cover up using the Department as a basis. For Spellings, federal money associated with purported lesbian or homosexual content is wrong; education designed to cover up child molestation and fraud against the government is not only acceptable, but schools should continue to receive Title IV money.

After the Nancy C. Regan and Cheryl Oldham letters were written, letters from Randy Chapel, Carol Nye-Wilson and their attorney John Hannon were sent and directed to Margaret Spellings, Kent Talbert, Arne Duncan and others. Communications were ignored. Margaret Spellings and other employees committed negligent torts for failing to intervene to prevent further damage and injury to Randy Chapel and his family. Instead, these follow up employees acts were even crueler torts; having set Randy and his family up for even greater damage and injury, which came and cannot be undone at this point.

Arne Duncan

Arne Duncan

Former Secretary of US Department of Education

Arne Duncan was Secretary of Education during the first term of the Barack H. Obama administration. Unlike Spellings, Duncan comes from a family that is involved in education from a college professor to elementary and himself involved in education since his days in college and spending his afternoons in his mother's tutoring program learning first hand the challenges of urban education.

Secretary Duncan has been left a mess by the Spellings administration. First, material evidence shows that Western Seminary was repeatedly making misrepresentations to the agency and the Spellings administration was repeatedly negligent with their involvements with the school over a period of several years. Second, two accreditors were known to be in non-compliance with 34 CFR § 602, which at the heart was also due to the Spellings administration being repeatedly negligent with their oversight with the accreditors over a period of several years. Third, the Spellings administration sought to cover up its' own ongoing negligence by using the requirements of an unlawful agreement gained by coercion onto Randy and his family to Spellings' advantage, while doing this with public funds. Fourth, Spellings overstepped her authority, by directing Cheryl Oldham and Nancy C. Regan, with the involvement of the Office of General counsel to support the fraud and educational misrepresentations being perpetrated by Western Seminary and ATS against Randy and his family.

Secretary Duncan and his staff are now faced with various dilemmas both ethically and legally, which were brought on due directly to the negligence and compromising of the agency by the Spellings administration.

John King

John King

Former Secretary of US Department of Education

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Betsy DeVos

Betsy DeVos

Secretary of US Department of Education

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Barack Obama

Barack Obama

Former President

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Donald Trump

Donald Trump

President

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Eric Holder

Eric Holder

Former U.S. Attorney General

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Loretta Lynch

Loretta Lynch

Former U.S. Attorney General

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JeffSessions

Jeff Sessions

U.S. Attorney General

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RobertMueller

Robert Mueller

Former Director of the FBI

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JamesComey

James Comey

Former Director of the FBI

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ChrisWray

Chris Wray

Director of the FBI

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KentTalbert

Kent Talbert

Former General Counsel of US Department of Ed

Kent Talbert was the General Counsel for Margaret Spellings. Various communications, which were directed to Margaret Spellings, were also directed to Kent Talbert. As of this writing, the Department has not turned over any communications written to Kent Talbert or Margaret Spellings during various FOIA requests, and in spite of President Obama's and Mr. Eric Holder's written directions on the matter.

It should also be noted that Kent Talbert is also an attorney and thus had a much better understanding of the law than others in the administration. Failing to intervene to prevent further damage and injury to Randy Chapel and his family are even crueler torts; having set Randy up for even greater damage and injury, which came and cannot be undone at this point.

CharlesRose

Charles Rose

Former General Counsel of US Department of Ed (last day July 8, 2011)

Charles Rose was the General Counsel under Arne Duncan. Randy intentionally sent communications to Charles Rose that he also sent to Arne Duncan. These communications for a reason, have been sent mostly via certified letter, return receipt. Just as in the case of Cheryl Oldham and Kent Talbert, Charles Rose is an attorney and thus has a much fuller understanding of the law. To this end, while others committed intentional torts, Charles Rose could be seen as committing negligent torts if shown he failed to intervene to prevent further damage and injury to Randy and his family.

JamesCole

James Cole

Former General Counsel of US Department of Education

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PhilRosenfelt

Phil Rosenfelt

Acting General Counsel of US Department of Education

Mr. Rosenfelt has been left a mess and faces a further problem now as Acting General Counsel. Failing to intervene to prevent further damage and injury to Randy Chapel and his family are even crueler torts, which he as Acting General Counsel would be overseeing for the Department - since such failures will have set Randy up for even greater damage and injury. Thus, Mr. Rosenfelt leadership and action within the Department is very important to review concerning this case and is something to watch very carefully.

CherylOldham

Cheryl Oldham

Former Acting Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education

Ms. Oldham replaced Diane Auer Jones and was the former Acting Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education while also serving as the Chief of Staff to the Under Secretary of Education. Current consultant at the Margaret Spellings & Company. Vice President, Institute for a Competitive Workforce at U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which is sponsored in part by Corinthian Colleges, Inc. It was Corinthian that was hit with a judgment of 6.5 million dollars by the State of California for civil wrongs against students and family members.

Cheryl Oldham is infamous for having sent out a letter at the direction of Margaret Spellings to Representative Mazie Hirono (D-HI) attempting to buttress the actions and determinations of the ASL as well as the letter written by Nancy C. Regan at the direction of Margaret Spellings (civil conspiracy and obstruction of justice). Unlike Margaret Spellings or Nancy C. Regan, Cheryl Oldham has a law degree. She of all people knew that the actions being taken were contrary to Federal and State laws, as well as decisional cases. To this end, while others committed intentional torts, Cheryl Oldham committed negligent torts as she failed to intervene to prevent further damage and injury to Randy Chapel and his family.

DianeAuerJones

Diane Auer Jones

Former Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education

Diane Auer Jones wrote the May citations to ATS and NWCCU, as well as a letter to Randy. She is a witness for several reasons. For example, while the Department was well aware that both ATS and NWCCU were not in compliance with 34 CFR 602.22, she did not note this in her May 2008 letters. This was covered up by the Spellings administration for the benefit of both the accredited agency and the administration itself.

Another point of interest is found in her citation letters, where she notes that, "litigation can be prolonged." The litigation had by that time being on going on and off since 2003, with the final so-called arbitration award on May 10, 2010. This cost Randy and his family hundreds of thousands of dollars, which could have been mitigated at any time by the Department. But due to the obstruction of justice and negligent torts of the Spellings administration, Randy has been left in a state that can never be fixed. Failing to intervene to prevent further damage and injury to Randy Chapel and his family are even crueler torts; having set Randy up for even greater damage and injury, which came and cannot be undone at this point.

Nancy C. Regan

Nancy C. Regan

Former ASL Director

Nancy C. Regan is infamous for having used ATS and NWCCU letters as a basis to claim that the ThM and for that matter the Settlement Agreement was valid. In spite of being confronted as to various problems she, and for that matter the Department were claiming were true – most of all given the false and misrepresentations by Sandra Elman's letter, Nancy C. Regan ignored Randy, his family and John Hannon's communications. Instead of preventing further damage and injury to Randy Chapel and his family, she and the Spellings administration stuck to their unsupportable positions. Her acts are even crueler torts; having set Randy up for even greater damage and injury, which came and cannot be undone at this point.

Chuck Mula

Chuck Mula

Investigator

Chuck Mula is an investigator within the ASL. He was assigned the case. He and others are withholding materials of their actions against Randy Chapel and his family. Evidence already suggests an involvement in the obstruction of justice and torts acts against Randy Chapel and his family. While repeated requests for materials have been requested through the FOIA process, materials have not been produced one way or the other. He is known to work with others to manufacture documents. An issue concerning 34 CFR § 73 has already been noted concerning him.

Sally Warner

Sally Warner

Attorney in the Office of General Counsel

Apparently Sally Warner was an attorney out of the Office of General Counsel working with Chuck Mula concerning the NWCCU letters in the summer of 2008. Due to the FOIA case Carol Nye-Wilson brought against the Department in 2008 and to which settled in 2009, evidence shows that Chuck Mula was actively engaged in leading the outcome of the NWCCU letter, which was later referenced by Nancy C. Regan. Sally Warner did not interven to stop such actions.

Harry Yee

Harry Yee

Assistant U.S. Attorney

Harry Yee was assigned to the FOIA case Carol Nye-Wilson brought in 2008 to force the Department to answer her FOIA. She continued her case and it was later settled. Harry Yee has direct knowledge that when settlement talks started with Carol, the Department refused to rescind the Nancy C, Regan and Cheryl Oldham letters as requested by Carol – having set Randy up for even greater damage and injury, which came and cannot be undone at this point.

To the extent that Harry Yee became knowledgeable of the acts, omissions, and injury that the Department was undertaken against Randy and his mother, he should have intervened to prevent further damage and injury to Randy Chapel and his family. He failed to and represented to Carol Nye-Wilson and her attorney at the time, that the Department would not rescind those letters, and simply furthered the tortuous acts by the Department.

Michael Albanese

Michael Albanese

Assistant U.S. Attorney

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Michael Albanese

Michael Pyle

Assistant U.S. Attorney

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James Scharf

James A. Scharf

Assistant U.S. Attorney

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Other Government Employees worth noting.

  • John Barth, Former ASL Director. John Barth preceded Nancy C. Regan as director of the ASL. Randy wrote to John Barth and never got a response from him. This is what led Randy to write Margaret Spellings in March 2007. It is now known that there was a lot of turmoil within the ASL at that time. 3rd party sources report that he was replaced as a political move in late 2006/2007 time frame.
  • Carol Griffiths, Former AAEU Chief. Carol Griffiths works within the ASL. Her actions also dovetailed with Nancy C. Regan, Chuck Mula, Cheryl Oldham, Kent Talbert, Margaret Spellings, Sally Warner and others.
  • Donna Wittman, FSA. Donna Wittman had various communications noting that the program was offered in California and that the program was actually different than the one offered from Portland. The Department has produced no Donna Wittman communications to date, as the program offered to Randy was substantively different than the one, which is accredited and approved out of Portland. The Donna Wittman communications contradict the Department's position since 2008 against Randy and thus, are a known hazard to the Department's defense, just like the DeNise L. Hill communications.
  • DeNise Hill, FSA. DeNise L. Hill and Carol Nye-Wilson had various communications under various emails addresses of Carol. The Department has produced none of them to date. Headers clearly indicate communications originate from Dept mail servers and shall be used as proof. The DeNise L. Hill emails are of interest as they note that no school can cause a student not to complain. While DeNise L. Hill and California Attorney General Jerry Brown on behalf of the people of the state understand this point, the Spellings administration has no problem with schools writing clauses into contracts that bar students and family members from going to the government with complaints about civil wrongs..
  • Regina Miles, FERPA Inspector. Ms. Miles is from the Family Compliance Office. She became involved in 2011 when Randy proceeded to note the FERPA violations and actions by Western Seminary and in the Award, which are contrary to the law. Ms. Miles asked if Randy wanted to file a complaint and was going to check if the 180-day limit could be waived. Randy informed Ms. Miles (and Secretary Duncan) that it was actually Spellings in 2008 that agreed that Randy was barred from filing complaints as a matter of earning an education. Western was given full rein to violate the federal law, due to Spellings directly.
  • Kay Gilcher, Former Director Accreditation Division. She took over when Nancy C. Regan was removed as director.
  • Linda Paulding, OCR-SF. Part of the failed OCR investigation in 2005, which failed to uncover that Western Seminarty lied, made misrepresentations and backdated documents sent to the OCR during an investigation, which Randy Chapel noted Western Seminary does in his complaint. Backdating documents is a felony. No known actions have been taken against Western Seminary by the Department.
  • Stella Klugman, OCR-SF. Part of the failed OCR investigation in 2005.
  • Susan Spelletich, OCR-SF (Attorney). Part of the failed OCR investigation in 2005.
  • David Rolandelli, OCR-SF. Part of the failed OCR investigation in 2005.
  • Charles Love, OCR-SF. Part of the failed OCR investigation in 2005.
  • Shane Dunne, OCR-SF. Part of the failed OCR investigation in 2005.

Western Seminary

ATS School

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Steve Korch

Steve Korch

Child Molester & Instructor

Many are well aware of the sexual misconduct cover up of Steve Korch and his threats towards others who know. Because of the actions by the Spellings administration, Korch has now "earned" a Doctorate of Ministry, which likely would not have been possible. He has also been able to gain $25,000 under the table without paying taxes. He also proceeds to write up articles talking up how spiritual he is and so on, in order to counter and detract what people have really learned about him. He refuses to offer any help to his victim and continues to threaten anyone with knowledge of his background.

Lynn Ruark

Lynn Ruark

Former Employee

Because of the actions by Spellings, et al., Lynn Ruark (with others) has completely destroyed students and their families. Lynn Ruark is now retired from Western Seminary. No statement has been made regarding taking action against him (or others) for the false and misleading statements to the Department.

Gary Tuck

Gary Tuck

Instructor

Because of the actions by Spellings, et al., Gary Tuck (with others) has completely destroyed students and their families. Tuck continues on as if nothing happen. M. Tuck apparently is the only student in the country who is not required to follow Section 504 requirements in order to receive "accommodations." While G. Tuck is fully aware of Section 504, he and his son are above the law and expect that the Department to treat them as such. No statement has been made regarding taking action against him by the Department.

Matt Tuck

Matt Tuck

Former Student

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Randal Roberts

Randal Roberts

President, Former Academic Dean

Because of the actions by Spellings, et al., Randy Roberts (with others) has completely destroyed students and their families. Roberts with others worked with ATS to make up the various unsupportable claims regarding the Settlement Agreement and education for Randy Chapel. Roberts was also part of the ATS cover up with Wiggins and Downs. Roberts was also part of the false and misleading statements to the Department. No statement has been made regarding taking action against him.

Rob Wiggins

Rob Wiggins

Vice President, Former Registrar

Because of the actions by Spellings, et al., Rob Wiggins (with others) has completely destroyed students and their families. Wiggins is the poster child of what can go wrong when schools have full rein to destroy students. Wiggins with others worked with ATS to make up the various unsupportable claims regarding the Settlement Agreement and education for Randy Chapel. Wiggins was also part of the ATS cover up with Roberts and Downs. Wiggins was also part of the false and misleading statements to the Department. Wiggins was a part of many of the issues that have damaged Randy to the point of no return since 2002. No statement has been made regarding taking action against him.

Bert Downs

Bert Downs

Chancellor, Former President

Because of the actions by Spellings, et al., Bert Downs (with others) has completely destroyed students and their families. Downs with others worked with ATS to make up the various unsupportable claims regarding the Settlement Agreement and education for Randy Chapel. Downs was also part of the ATS cover up with Roberts and Wiggins. Downs was also part of the false and misleading statements to the Department. Downs was a part of many of the issues that have damaged Randy to the point of no return since 2002. Downs was part of the cover up for Steve Korch. No statement has been made regarding taking action against him.

Dave Fredrickson

Dave Fredrickson

Instructor

Dave Fredrickson is here as a reference to Kevin Ford.

Dan Britts

Dan Britts

Instructor

Dan Britts was the person who violated FERPA and spoke to Andy Lewis on the pretexts that he was 'checking to see how Randy was doing.' Dan Britts was also involved in the Kevin Ford scandal. After the Randy and Kevin issues, Britts went off to "serve God somewhere else."

Sandy Wilson

Sandy Wilson

Instructor

Sandy Wilson, D. Min was part of the so-called "Student Development Committee" meeting. She was left in the dark as to what was really going on and was shocked to learn information that had been kept from her by Lynn Ruark, Rob Wiggins and others.

She is also known for writing a book with her husband Earl about him having affairs and using a "spiritual care team" to "restore Earl." This same care team approach was used on Kevin Ford, which nearly killed him. Kevin Ford ended up going to a cult-deprogramming center. Unlike Ford, Randy who knew about this, refused to take part in the spiritual abuse that Western is known for.

Roy Low

Roy Low

Instructor

Rev. Roy Low, PhD. was Randy's professor for Hebrew and OT. It was Steve Korch, who violated FERPA and the school's privacy policy who talked to Gary Tuck. Gary Tuck had no administrative need to be told anything. Subsequently, Gary Tuck then proceeded to tell Roy Low what Steve Korch had told him. Randy complained noting that this was a violation of FERPA and Portland contacted Korch, Tuck and Low to stop.

Tom McEnroe

Tom McEnroe

Instructor

Tom McEnroe was Randy's Greek teacher in the winter of 2002. There were various conversations between Randy and Tom concerning Debbie. There were also conversations between his wife and Randy. There was no doubt that Debbie was not the type of person Randy should be with.

Tom McEnroe also spoke to Carol Nye-Wilson after she had protested at the school concerning Steve Korch. Calvary Church in Los Gatos was stunned when Carol protested in from of the church were the school was located. The pastoral staff was told to provide any information they received to Western's attorneys. Tom McEnroe was the only one who would speak to Carol.

Jan Verbruggen

Jan Verbruggen

Instructor

Jan Verbruggen, Phd. Verbruggen was the Director of Master of Theology studies.

Once Randy and Bill Dresser started in on asking more questions regarding the ThM, this caused problems with Western Seminary – because they had no answers: "At some point soon, we'll need to have a plan for how to respond to these ThM communications. But that will be part of the larger response."

Verbruggen broke rank when Justin Nye emailed him a question and he answered it truthfully.

"Nobody that I remember has ever substituted the Th.M. only classes with individualized studies. Individualized studies are not considered Th.M. only classes."

Verbruggen was not in on the scam being played out by Ruark, Wiggins, Roberts and Downs.

David Eckman

David Eckman

Instructor

Rev. David Eckman, PhD. Randy had him for several classes. He was an Administrative Dean prior to Steve Korch. What is interesting about him is that he fully admits to the fact that the school administration knew that the students (a number of them) were having sex outside of marriage – the so-called "moral-code" was actually non-existent. That is because Western Seminary as a business practice repeatedly graduated students. When Western acted against Randy that was an arbitrary and capricious exercise of authority, which often nails schools in the court. This arbitrary and capricious act has been treated by the courts routinely as a violation of the due process and rights of the student.

This plays into a major point, as Randy has become the student in the history of the school that the so-called "moral-code" applied

James Sawyer

James Sawyer

Instructor

Rev. M. James Sawyer, PhD. Sawyer was the person who stuck up for Randy and the one that Randy expressed his remorse too. Western and their attorneys proceeded to harass and intimidate Sawyer because he was being helpful and against what Western et al was doing. This caused a rift between him and G. Tuck, a friend of his. Western got rid of him after the agreement was signed (summer 2006), even though he was contracted to provide instruction to Randy as a term of the agreement. Instead of making an issue of what they were doing to him, he went "quietly" because Western had threatened to not give him a good reference.

Andrew Adler

Andrew Adler

Attorney

(SB No. 56415) of Boornazian, Jensen & Garthe was Tudor Insurance Co's law firm representation. Andrew Adler represented Western Seminary in the underlying case. Adler is the one who threaten Randy with criminal trespass, a violation of CA State Bar Code R5-100 and threaten Randy that even if Randy won, that Western Seminary would never let Randy be a student again.

Ellen Hung

Ellen Hung

Attorney

(SB No. 216821) was at Lauria Tokunaga Gates & Linn LLP at the time. Ellen Hung represented Western Seminary in the underlying case and was the Guide One insurance's attorney.

Linda McPharlin

Linda McPharlin

Attorney

(SB No. 71917) of McPharlin Sprinkles et al. Linda McPharlin was Steve Korch's and for a time Western Seminary's attorney. She was involved in the Settlement Agreement. At one point in 2006 she was also hired to represent Western Seminary.

Jonathan Radmacher

Jonathan Radmacher

Attorney

(Oregon Bar No. 924314) of McEwen Gisvold LLP. Jonathan Radmacher is the school's attorney in Oregon and has been involved since 2002, including in the Settlement Agreement.

Thomas Hadley

Thomas Hadley

Attorney

(SB No. 102716) Law Offices of Thomas Hadley. Tom Hadley was Western Seminary's corporate attorney in the Randy's second lawsuit and Carol's case in CA. At one point he was hired by Brotherhood Mutual.

Anthony Lauria

Anthony Lauria

Attorney

(SB No. 125367) of Lauria Tokunaga Gates & Linn LLP was Guide One's law firm representation.

David Trent

David Trent

Attorney

(SB No. 238856) of Lauria Tokunaga Gates & Linn LLP was Guide One's law firm representation.

Mark Shem

Mark Shem

Attorney

(SB No. 152860) of Borton Petrini, LLP was Brotherhood Mutual's law firm representation. Mark is villainous for his work with Sam Phillips when both attempted to claim that Steve Korch, who was 25 years old, married, attending "Bible school" and a youth pastor was committing sexual misconduct acts with Jane Doe, that are accepted in other countries. Western et al, and their attorneys were hit with a $1925 (CCP §128.7) fine. Mark advocates and teaches seminars concerning using "pleadings as a weapon in litigation."

Anthony Zand

Anthony Zand

Attorney

(SB No. 264939) of Borton Petrini, LLP was Brotherhood Mutual's law firm representation. Anthony attended the arbitration. It is unknown what other roles he took part in.

Sam Phillips

Sam Phillips

Attorney

(SB No. 127793) of Borton Petrini, LLP was Brotherhood Mutual's law firm representation. Sam Phillips represented Western Seminary in the Carol Nye-Wilson case, Randy's second case

The Association of Theological Schools in America and Canada

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Daniel Aleshire

Daniel Aleshire

Former Executive Director

Daniel Aleshire was involved in and out over a period of several years. He is infamous for noting to Dale Wilson that ATS was not interested about Steve Korch's sexual misconduct being covered up by the school, the tax evasion by Korch and so on. Daniel Aleshire is a Baptist.

Jeremiah McCarthy

Jeremiah McCarthy

Director

Jeremiah McCarthy was involved in and out over a period of several years on both Randy and Kevin's cases. Jeremiah McCarthy was going to be used by Western as an expert witness for the school. Famously, Jeremiah would waffle to Chuck Mula regarding the validity of the ThM.

Charles Willard

Charles Willard

Director

Charles Willard was involved in 2005-2006 regarding the Settlement Agreement. Bert Downs noted ATS liaison involvement in 2008, but then said that ATS was not involved. Rob Wiggins and Randy Roberts also took part in this cover up.

Tisa Lewis

Tisa Lewis

Director

Tisa Lewis is a witness because she had various email conversations with Charles Willard regarding the so-called ThM program to Carol.

Tom Johnson

Tom Johnson

Attorney for ATS

K & L Gates in Pittsburgh. Claimed that ATS and Western Seminary did not have an incestuous relationship.

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Attorney for ATS

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Attorney for ATS

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Attorney for ATS

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The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

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Sandra Elman

Sandra Elman

Executive Director

Made false and misleading statements during federal investigation, which were later used by the Department to claim the degree and Settlement Agreement were valid. She also covered for Western Seminary.

Michael Madden

Michael Madden

Attorney

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Attorneys (Legal Suport for Randy Chapel and Carol Nye-Wilson)

William Dresser

William Dresser

Attorney

Law Offices of William Dresser, he handled the underlying case and the 1st year of the second case.

John Hannon

John Hannon

Attorney

Law Offices of John Hannon, he handled part of the second case until he went on a vacation with Sam Phillips.

James Cai

James Cai

Attorney

of Schein & Cai LLP handled both Carol's and Randy's cases.

Seth Wiener

Seth Wiener

Attorney

of Schein & Cai LLP handled both Carol's and Randy's cases.

Steve Baker

Steve Baker

Expert Witness

Steve Baker was a Senior Education Specialist with the Degree Program of the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education (BPPVE) and was an expert during the arbitration. Matthew Geyer completely ignored what Baker said, unless he could twist it into something else, and Geyer also ignored the State's own documents concerning how Western Seminary could operate in California.

Insurance Companies

Brotherhood Mutual

Insurance company

GuideOne

Insurance company

Tudor Insurance

Insurance company

3rd Parties

Gregory Katz

Gregory Katz

Psychologist

Gregory L Katz saw Randy in 2005 and was the expert witness in the underlying case. In 2005/2006 Randy was psychological turmoil in the severely depressed range. This is how Randy signed the March 14, 2006 Settlement Agreement and everyone knew it. In 2011, Katz provided a second review to show the long-term damage and injury Randy has suffered. Of interest, Katz is the Santa Cruz county psychologist who provides assessment and treatment of sex offenders in the country. Katz was not surprised at the demands and threats of Steve Korch to cover up his 1975 sexual misconduct. Korch's actions betray Korch has never been treated.

Kevin Ford

Kevin Ford

Former student

Kevin Ford is another student who was eviscerated by Western Seminary's business practices against anyone who gets in their way. He found Randy and Carol via the Portland Alliance newspaper article.

One of Kevin's 2003 winter term courses required each student to do a project with a real ministry problem and present it in class, and then to work under the course instructor and a mentor to resolve the problem. Kevin's course project was financial malfeasance by Kevin's first mentor. The course instructor and Kevin's peers suggested Kevin should leave that ministry. Kevin left, and Kevin's course instructor approved his replacement mentor. When Kevin's first mentor discovered Kevin's course project was his malfeasance, he retaliated against Kevin by colluding with his friends at Western with an academic coordinator, the instructor, and others to demand Kevin be immediately dismissed from his studies and forced to return to the church with malfeasance under the authority of the mentor Kevin reported in his project. There is no Western Seminary policy that prohibits students from changing their mentor or their recommending church. Western Seminary violated Kevin's First Amendment rights of freedom of religion and the right to pick his own church.

Western Seminary's Student Development Committee included the two disgruntled academic coordinators, Lynn Ruark who had 3 roles (Financial Aid Director, Dean of Men, Director of Student Development Committee), and others who patronized the retaliatory leader. Kevin's two minutes of defense was interrupted by Ruark and Tuck. Tuck told the retaliatory leader Kevin was insubordinate. The financial malfeasance of the ministry leader was concealed from Kevin's parents who were used by the retaliatory leader and his friends on the Committee. Lynn Ruark threatened Kevin if he appealed the suspension he would be dismissed and the retaliatory leader would ex-communicate Kevin. Western Seminary sentenced Kevin to counseling, suspension, and demanded he return to the church under the dishonest and retaliatory leader. Kevin attended nine months of counseling brainwash that he was wicked and evil. Kevin became suicidal.

Others were abused by the retaliatory leader and reported him for his malfeasance and abuses for which he was fired. Kevin was asked to testify, and the ministry national headquarters wrote Western Seminary's President, Bert Downs, that the retaliatory leader had no justified authority over Kevin during that Committee meeting and afterwards, since Kevin had moved on. Kevin appealed to Downs who refused to admit they misjudged Kevin on the word of a false leader and/or the school should not have denied Kevin his right to appeal that is required by DOE financial aid, federal regulations, State laws, school policies, and accreditation policies. Kevin complained to ATS and NWCCU. ATS quickly dismissed Kevin's complaint when Western Seminary hired an attorney, and retracted that. ATS dismissed Kevin's complaint and did not investigate his evidences. Kevin admitted himself into a hospital the next day for a suicide watch.

"Lynn Ruark concealed favorable evidences when he hand selected a jury called a Student Development Committee to judge me in a matter of a few minutes. Mr. Ruark defrauded me into believing he would provide the committee a summary of my evidences, but he omitted them. Mr. Ruark threatened me if I appealed, Western Seminary would dismiss me. Together with the Registrar, Mr. Ruark withheld my student records from me for over four years, and only recently was I given the very brief statement by which I was judged over four years ago. Even though I chose a new church based on recommendations of Dan Britts and a fellow student, Western forced me to return to the malfeasant church I left as my instructor had recommended and approved. My First Amendments rights were extorted from me as well as my $15,000 academic investment and future. My family and I were damaged by Western Seminary's unfair business practices." (from June 11, 2008)

"The injustice that was carried out by the staff of Western Seminary and Westside Covenant Church against Kevin was merciless and treacherous given the level of trust he had for you. I disagree with the choices, actions, and excuses that were made by Western Seminary in conjunction with Westside Covenant Church . The "disciplinary" actions were forced upon Kevin by a variety of spiritual abuse tactics. Kevin's reputation and schooling was attacked and injured by false and malicious statements from Clark Crebar in conjunction with Sacramento and San Jose Western Seminary staff. I am extremely disappointed in your working to control illegally and withhold unethically Kevin's seminary units. You have tampered with Kevin's education goals and have not kept his best interest in mind." (Jill Ford March 16, 2008)

We are prepared to testify on behalf of our brother Kevin whom we believe was wrongly accused and victimized by an over zealous religious dictator. We hope that with us coming before you to testify to the innocence of our brother, you will see the errors of your ways and the wrongs you have done to him and will repent and restore Kevin's units and remove any derogatory or inflammatory marks on his transcripts." (March 14, 2008 Brian and Karen Fitzgerald)

Clark Crebar

Clark Crebar

Pastor

Clark Crebar is a former pastor at a church called Grace Church, Eden Prairie, MN and is now the senior pastor at Community Bible Church, Folsom, CA. He is formally from Westside Covenant Church, West Sacramento, CA.

Crebar is the guy that went out of his way to damage Kevin and to which Western Seminary/ Gary Tuck used. This is for reference as to the business practices of Western Seminary involving anyone that gets in their way.

GladstoneStevens

Father Gladstone Stevens

Instructor

Rev. Gladstone H. Stevens, S.S. from St. Patrick's Seminary and University (ATS accreditation). He came to testify at the arbitration and had serious issues and problems with what Western Seminary was doing. His testimony is part of day one. Western claims through Rob Wiggins that any other ATS school agrees with what Western was doing.

Rob Bryceson

Rob Bryceson

Pastor & former Western Seminary Student

Pastor Rob Bryceson is one of many students at Western Seminary who have sex outside of marriage. Rob is a pastor and the woman he had sex with got pregnant outside of wedlock. In spite of this, he graduated with no problems in 1993 with a MDiv - just like all other students at the school.

This means that not only can you break the so-called "moral code" that only applies to Randy Chapel, but also you can get your partner pregnant outside of wedlock and Western STILL will not do anything.

Holly Vance

Holly Vance

Witness

Holly Vance was one of several good friends Randy had prior to 2001. Debbie Brumbaugh called her and others up to defame Randy. In the case of Holly Vance Brumbaugh stated, "Randy was a sex addict."

According to Western's portrayal, Debbie Brumbaugh was never being vindictive; Brumbaugh was a "victim."

Shana C.

former fiancé of Randy

Randy met Shana during the underlying lawsuit. She waited for him until the lawsuit was over and they got engaged shortly after settlement. As they prepared to get married, Western Seminary proceeded in on screwing Randy over again. This directly led to the failure of the relationship and breaking off of the wedding to be held in Aug 2006. After Randy and Shana had already broken up Shana wrote to Bert Downs and stated the following.

Bert Downs, and the Board of Western Seminary,

My name is Shana. I was scheduled to be married to Randy Chapel on August 20th of this year in a beautiful ceremony in Napa.

I have known, and loved Randy for many years, and I have seen first hand the trail of devastation that this battle with Western has left in his life. It is devastating for me to see someone that I love suffer all over again as a new battle begins.

Western Seminary is supposed to be a place where people come to learn to be pastors and teachers of God's Word. In addition to learning tangible material, seminary should be a place where students are encouraged, guided, and a place where they feel safe. For my family, my friends, and me who have watched all of this unfold over the years, Western has become a place of deceit, lies and cover-ups, and far from a place of safety. This deception has infiltrated all ranks of the school from the very top, to professors, and administrators. It is very sad to think that students at the school could learn this behavior as they attempt to follow your poor "example".

Reading the letters that you all have written to Randy, makes me want to scream from the rooftops about how Western does not represent a place where God is working. Instead, Western is a place where the staff and board are more interested in keeping face, than honoring God. In Proverbs 8:13 (and countless other verses), God states that He hates pride and arrogance. You may not realize now, but your actions are doing more to push people from God, than they are to drive them on to dependence and trust in God. For a Seminary, that is an appalling reality.

At this point, many people already know the truth, and have downloaded materials. This continued harassment will cause even more people to know the truth behind what is really happening at the school and in the administration. Believing that you are above the law simply because you are a Seminary does not excuse this behavior.

Please know that this is no longer just about Randy, as the effects of your choices are rippling through me, and our families. As teachers and examples of God, own that responsibility by making steps towards a resolution.

This pissed off Western to no end because they had been confronted for their wrongdoing. Western demanded this to be removed from the public viewing.

MatthewGeyer

Matthew Geyer

Arbitrator

Matthew Geyer was arbitrator. His award violates Federal and State laws, as well as various decisional laws to claim that the agreement and degrees are valid. Basically the award is a work of fiction. The Department has learnt part of the problems Matthew Geyer has created as they relate to FERPA.

Ted Slaeker

Ted Slaeker

Pastor & Witness

Ted Slaeker is the pastor at First Baptist Church of Junction City ("We Exist to Honor and Glorify God"). He was holding a retreat where Steve Korch was speaking. Gary Correll and Grant Smith performed a search and found out what kind of guy Steve Korch really was and they started asking questions. Western would attempt to block any testimony from the Oregon witnesses claiming that it was a religious event and covered under penitent-clergy privilege. Western, the defendants and the attorneys got hit with a $1925 (CCP §128.7) fine by the court over this.

Michael Hoch

Michael Hoch

Pastor & Witness

Michael Hoch was the associate pastor who was handling the event. At first he was willing to talk, but then refused to say any more. That is how things work as we found out. Korch and his attorneys threaten and intimidate people and everyone clams up. On the direction of Western/Phillips, the church refused to turn over materials being subpoenaed until the court intervened.

Grant Smith

Grant Smith

Witness

Grant Smith and Gary Correll had a lot of questions about why Steve Korch, a man they did not think should be speaking was speaking at the retreat. This carried over into several emails, which Ted Slaeker failed to produce, but these guys did. Again, those in the church all stuck together to keep the truth about Korch from getting out. Grant Smith was the more talkative and helpful to let us know what was going on behind the scenes. Since Western has won, Grant Smith has not answered anything further.

Gary Correll

Gary Correll

Witness

Grant Smith and Gary Correll had a lot of questions about why Steve Korch, a man they did not think should be speaking was speaking at the retreat. This carried over into several emails, which Ted Slaeker failed to produce, but these guys did. Again, those in the church all stuck together to keep the truth about Korch from getting out. Grant Smith was the more talkative and helpful to let us know what was going on behind the scenes. Since Western has won, Grant Smith has not answered anything further.

Bard Marshall

Bard Marshall

Pastor & Witness

In 2006 Bard Marshall was approached about Steve Korch being ordained in the church at Lincoln City. The church was never made aware of what Korch had done and sent an open letter to Steve Korch and others asking for Korch to step down due to the public sin of Steve Korch's actions.

Korch refused, and instead proceeded to threaten anyone with knowledge.

After the settlement and gagging of Randy and Carol things changed. After that Bard Marshall was telling churches to have Steve Korch speak at their events. Once Randy and Carol were silenced, people went about covering up what Steve Korch had done and pushing him forward as the "Spiritual Leader" of the Baptist church.

Deb Godbey

Deb Godbey

Defendant

(aka Debbie Brumbaugh, Debra Brumbaugh, Deb Brumbaugh, Deb Godbey).

She is the woman who believed that Randy was God's will for her life, claimed God said that Randy had to marry her and so on. She is now married to Paul Godbey. She was previously involved with other men, including Pastor Steven Stone (below). She would target men who were somehow involved in the church/ministry. She has now gone to the effort of removing any information she can about herself and her whereabouts from databases and the internet.

Paul Godbey

Paul Godbey

Debbie's husband

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StevenStone

Steven Stone

Pastor

Pastor Steven Stone was sexually involved with a 20-year-old Debbie Brumbaugh when he was her youth pastor. Debbie Brumbaugh has made various statements as to the nature of how sexually involved she was depending on who she was talking to. Western played down Debbie Brumbaugh targeting men in church leadership and her involvement with Pastor Steven Stone, because they used Debbie to get at Randy.

Steven died on December 5, 2016

JaneDoe

Jane Doe

child molested by Steve Korch

Jane Doe is the girl who was molested by Steve Korch in 1975 when she was 16 years old.

There is no dispute to this.

Family

Justin Nye

Justin Nye

Brother & Witness

Justin Nye is Randy's brother. He wrote to Jan Verbruggen, Director of ThM studies at Western Seminary about the ThM course work.

"Nobody that I remember has ever substituted the Th.M. only classes with individualized studies. Individualized studies are not considered Th.M. only classes."

Dale Wilson

Dale Wilson

Father to Randy & Witness

Dale Wilson is a retired, U.S. Army Major who taught "military history" at West Point and honorably served America for 22 years. He is the National Historian for the Military Order of the Purple Heart, and has served as Commander of the local Purple Heart chapter in Hilo, Hawaii.

As a Christian and father, Dale has been exceedingly supportive of Randy and his pursuit for justice regarding the unscriptural and unethical demands by Steve Korch, Gary Tuck, Lynn Ruark, Bert Downs and Western Seminary concerning Randy's two master degree programs. Dale surveyed accreditation agencies asking if it is OK for a school to require cover up of child molestations with its enrollment contract for education. Not surprising, the respondents replied, "NO!"

Dale also queried Dr. Lloyd Hartley, Professor of Theology at the Lancaster Theological Seminary who directed the 1999 ATS Visiting Team interviews at Western Seminary before ATS approved its accreditation. Dale asked Dr. Hartley, "Is it OK for a youth pastor who molested a child to continue in ministry and to conceal his molestations from employers?" Dr. Hartley replied, "As for the kinds of moral failure you mention, I would say that all of them are flatly disqualifying for anyone who practices ministry, certainly from a theological/moral standpoint and also from an insurance standpoint. In the denominations with which I work most closely (Episcopal, United Church of Christ, United Methodist, Presbyterian), a person who molests a child would be dismissed and would not be allowed to apply elsewhere. If deception or misrepresentation of the facts occurs, they would also be dismissed."

Dale filed complaints to ATS about Steve Korch molesting a child and concealed his molestations from employers for over 30 years and from ATS in order for Western to become accredited by ATS. ATS' response quoted a letter from Randal Roberts, claiming Bert Downs said it had all been dealt with at the time (‘code of silence’).

Carol NyeWilson

Carol NyeWilson

Mother to Randy & Witness

In 2002, when Randy failed to respond to Carol's messages, she became worried about Randy’s safety. After learning of Western Seminary’s nefarious actions determined to damage and destroy Randy’s life, she was filled with righteous indignation, both as a mother and as a Christian, she first acted to secure Randy, and then she began seeking justice about the dishonest and ungodly acts by Western Seminary, et al.

Carol is appalled by the unethical, unlawful, and ungodly acts against her son by Steve Korch, Gary Tuck, Lynn Ruark, Rob Wiggins, Bert Downs, and Randal Roberts for Western Seminary. She sought legal counsel, because the abuse by Western Seminary, et al., had spiritually, psychologically, and emotionally damaged Randy. A lawsuit was filed, while Carol gathered facts needed for his justice. She soon learned about Matt Tuck being cheated through school by his father, Gary Tuck, who verbally, emotionally, and socially abused Randy.

In 2005, Carol became aware of the child molestations by Steve Korch. She picketed in front of the Seminary asking people in cars to "honk" if they agreed child molestation is horrible. She surveyed churches asking if they would hire a youth pastor who told them he molested a child in his youth group. Churches where Steve Korch had worked, and over 150 other churches replied, "No," to her survey, indicating Korch concealed his child molestations for over 30 years from his employers, including Pastor Flohr at Southwood Park Church, Faith Baptist Church, and Western Seminary. Pastor Flohr stated Steve Korch never told him in 1975 he had any sex problems in any church, or that he worked at Covenant Presbyterian Church (CPC) where he molested his victim for weeks, and Pastor Didier's family told Carol no one asked CPC for a reference about Korch.

In 2006, Carol asked Faith Baptist Church to terminate Steve Korch's ordination for his criminal sexual abuse of a child AND over 30 years of ungodly deception in violation of I Tim 3 and Titus 1:5-9. Instead, Pastor Marshall and his Deacons suggested Steve Korch "voluntarily step down." By pacifying Steve Korch, and a fraternal code of silence, Faith Baptist allowed Steve Korch's ungodly deceptive acts to continue harming himself and others, including his victim, Randy Chapel and his family, Carol and her husband, Dale Wilson, Pastor Kumlin and his family, Bethel Church, students, readers, donors, and churches. Steve Korch heretically defames "God's Grace" as the reason for his continued profession.

Carol, as a retired teacher with over 30 years of teaching experience and two life-time teaching credentials, was sickened by Gary Tuck's pressure for special treatment for Matt with no medical validation or Section 504 program at Western. She edited Randy’s complaint to the Office for Civil Rights in 2005 about Western Seminary having no Section 504 program and the biased favors for Matt Tuck. She found Title IV and Section 504 regulations and case law protecting whistleblowers who report violations. She discovered defamation of Randy and many lies by Randal Roberts to ATS, and Bert Downs to NWCCU. She discovered Lynn Ruark's lies that Randal Roberts aided to federal investigators, and Randy included them in his January 2011 "OCR Review" exposing Western Seminary’s misrepresentations.

Western Seminary, and most certainly Steve Korch, wanted to injure Randy for life, and they sought to do the same to Carol. Due to Carol's support for Randy, and for acting within her legal rights to picket, to survey, and to report their dishonest practices, in March 2006 Western Seminary, et al., demanded Carol be silenced for life. Western Seminary, et al., demanded Carol destroy all her survey and research materials showing Korch's ongoing deception for over 30 years about his child molestations, the lies by the Seminary's administrators, and she could not file complaints to the government. Ruark, Korch, Roberts, Tuck, Downs, and Wiggins, et al wanted their lies and deception forever concealed from the Government, students, donors, Christian church and public. They demanded she not help any 3rd parties, including Randy, the U.S. or state Attorney General (or staff) against Western Seminary, et al. They demanded selected speech benefiting Western Seminary, et al., and she could say nothing to the Christian Church about immoral, unethical, ungodly, and criminal activities by Western Seminary, et al. Western Seminary, et al., demanded by extortion threats Carol must cover it all up, and if she refused, Randy would not get his education back. They also demanded if Carol exposes their corruption, she must pay $10,000 each to Steve Korch, Gary Tuck, Lynn Ruark, and Western Seminary each time she says or writes.

Carol, with her husband, continue to stand by their son through everything, while Western Seminary, et al. set out a morbidly hateful mission to destroy everything their son had hoped for and worked very hard to achieve.

Susan Allister

Susan Allister

Ex-wife to Randy

Susan now goes by her former surname (Susan Allister).

Susan and Randy met on September 11, 2007 in Edinburgh. They were engaged and married by April 5, 2008. Susan divorced Randy using the actions of a corrupt U.S. Government and religious in America against him.

Dale, Carol, Justin, Randy's sister Cindy, Kevin Ford and Carol's friend attempted to speak with Susan in order to cause her to not do this. Susan never responded. Carol spoke to Kevin Ford who was also going through a divorce as a direct result of Western Seminary screwing with his life and he wrote. Susan never responded. After Randy was served the divorce papers, Randy called the Allisters and left a message (because no one answered) crying for Susan to not do this to him. Again, Susan never responded.

Susan has been encouraged by her family and friends to divorce. While Donald has been recently involved in services where people were renewing their marriage vows, Susan and the Allisters saw no reason to encourage Susan to work on her marriage, be faithful to her marriage and vows, and for months she and the Allisters made no effort to contact Randy - even when they knew that Randy was in pain; even when they knew Randy had cried out for Susan to not do this.

Randy has pleaded with Susan to not go through with the divorce - not to do this. Randy does not know when or if he will ever see Joel again. Susan has now gone off with someone else to “create” a new family with a new potential husband and father for Joel. Until the unjust award of May 10, 2010, Susan praised the relationship and marriage (see her own words on the family blog).

John Allister

John Allister

Ex-brother-in-law to Randy

At the time, John was working on become a vicar in the Church of England, when he badgered Susan regarding divorcing Randy. He is the one that came up with, and used the phrase “the marriage is dead.” Susan was at first angry with John and expressed such in an email back to Randy. Instead of using his training for Godly counsel, he acted to divide a marriage and make things worse. Currently, he is a vicar at St. Jude’s Church in Mapperley, Nottinghamshire.

Janice Allister

Janice Allister

Ex-mother-in-law to Randy

Janice is noted in Susan’s divorce documents as a person she intended to use to take care of Joel, which goes to the argument that the family knew and was behind Susan’s actions to abduct and retain Joel.

Donald Allister

Donald Allister

Ex-father-in-law to Randy

Donald, like John, proceeded to encourage Susan to divorce Randy and discouraged Randy in an email from taking any legal action to seek to retain Randy’s father-son relationship with Joel. At the time he was a Bishop and of all things “remains a strong believer in the importance of marriage.” The palace (Church Building) is noted in Susan’s divorce documents as a place Susan intended to use to take care of Joel, which goes to the argument that the family knew and was behind Susan’s actions to abduct and retain Joel.

Joel Chapel

Joel Chapel

Randy's son

Joel is Randy's son. He was born on Feb 7, 2009. Randy has not been with Joel since May 2010. He currently lives with his mother Susan who divorced Randy in 2011. Susan with the help of her father and mother schemed to keep Joel from Randy until Joel becomes an adult, using the litigation against Randy as a means to first abduct and then retain Joel indefinitely.

Randy Chapel

Randy Chapel

Former student, spouse and father