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Jim Hershberger

Jim Hershberger

Director of Refugee Resettlement Program 2010: Following nine years of being a pastor of a small Mennonite church in a rural area outside of Harrisonburg, VA, I returned to the Refugee Resettlement Program as director. When I was with the refugee program in the late 1990′s the clients were mostly Christians from Eastern Europe and ...More

Earliest CJP Students Prize the ‘Lens’ They Acquired

Who would come from half-way around the world to enroll in a program at Eastern Mennonite University that was so new, no college catalog listed it? Sam Gbaydee Doe did. From Liberia. Initially, the plump squirrels running around campus dismayed him: They could be food for very hungry people in his war-torn homeland. He himself ...More

Director, refugee resettlement program

Jim Hershberger ’82, MA ’97 Harrisonburg, Virginia As Jeff Heie is doing now (in 2010), Jim Hershberger defied gender stereotyping from 1990 to 1996, when he was the main caregiver for the three Hershberger children as they grew from preschool to upper-elementary ages. Jim’s wife, Ann, was then a nurse with a master’s degree (she ...More

From Self And Community To Systems

Mental health worker – Professor – Schoolteacher – Full-time parent – Mediator – Lawyer – PhD student Administrator – Writer – Consultant – Newspaper editor – Hospital staffer – UN official – Computer engineer – Grandmother – Priest The post-EMU paths followed by CJP’s 36 earliest graduates are as diverse as the 10 countries in ...More