Physical Plant


Eldon Kurtz
Physical Plant Director
Shane Bieber
Henry Bowser
Fleet & Equipment Coord.
Audrey Davis
Arnold Driediger
David Emswiler
Campus Safety Coordinator

David has spent most of his adult life working in emergency services, he has a clear understanding of what is involved in that realm of operations. He brings to his role at EMU a genuine concern and interest in seeing that both those that use, and reside on campus are provided with a safe and secure environment. David has a diverse background in fire safety, emergency planning, employee safety and criminal justice.

Matthew Freed
Recycling Crew Leader
Lori Gant
Administrative Assistant

Lori graduated in 1981 from EMU with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She taught Kindergarten at Elkton Elementary School from 1981-1984. A move to Iowa City came in 1984 where her husband attended the University of Iowa for 4 years. They then moved to Decorah, IA, for an additional 14 years. By this time, they had 3 beautiful daughters! Lori stayed home raising them during most of those years. During the last four years in Decorah, Lori worked at Luther College with a program which came from a grant from the 3M Company. She and her family moved back to the Shenandoah Valley in 2002 and she began working at EMU with The Lilly Project in August of that year.

Vincena Good
Lowell Guengerich
Multitradesman - Painter
Will Hairston
Supervisor of Grounds
Diann Harman
Lead Custodian
Jeremy Hilliard
Custodial-Projects Team
Julia Hottinger
Matthew Hunsberger
Lehman Aud. Facility Tech

Hunsberger, a 2002 EMU graduate from Davidsville, Pa., fills many positions at EMU, held together by his work in Lehman Auditorium as Facilities Technician. He is the Residence Director for Parkwood Apartments where he has lived as Apartment Manager for several years. He serves as Seminary Music Coordinator, assisting with chapel and other worship services at Eastern Mennonite Seminary, and assists Dr. Ken J. Nafziger in directing the Chamber Singers. In the summers, he serves as Summer Programs Coordinator in the Auxiliary Services office.

During his student days at EMU, Hunsberger helped plan chapel worship experiences, led music, sang in choirs and in the ‘Full Table’ men’s a capella group that he co-founded, and assisted the campus pastors. From 2003-2011, he co-managed and directed a local independent male a capella ensemble, ‘Sons of the Day’.

Sheila Hupp
Evelyn King
Custodial Serv Supervisor
Jonathan Lantz-Trissel
Sustainability Coordinator

Jonathan graduated from EMU in 2000 with B.A. in Sociology and Justice, Peace & Conflict Studies. As a student he was an active leader and organizer on and off campus, including two years chairing both Peacefellowship and Earthkeepers student organizations.

Jonathan worked for a year as a mediator at Good Shepherd Mediation Center in Philadelphia and as a carpenter for six years. He became the EMU Recycling and Waste Reduction Manager in 2005. Under his leadership EMU Recycling became the first and only university recycling program in the U.S. to collect recycling using utility bicycle trailers rather than fossil-fueled trucks and vans.

In the fall of 2010 Jonathan took on the Sustainability Coordinator job at EMU. His work includes measuring and reducing the university’s carbon footprint, leading campus efforts to improve bicycle and pedestrian friendliness, speaking on and off campus on a variety of sustainability-related topics, and providing leadership for setting and attaining EMU’s long term sustainability goals.

Jonathan is an avid bicycle commuter and is happiest playing and working outdoors, with fresh baked bread in one hand, a book in the other and his two kids in between. He has recently finished designing and building a house for his family on their 11 acre farm near Harrisonburg.

Betty Lee
Lead Custodian

Betty and her team are responsible for the West side of campus. They clean the Seminary,Campus Center,Northlawn,Roselawn,Hillside and 3 houses on campus.

She is married to Steve and they live in Clover Hill. They enjoy music and gardening. They have one son, Alex and his wife Samantha and son Cash.

Ed Lehman
Asstant Director
Virginia Moyers
Sharon Norris
Lead Custodian
Mary Parakuo
Teresa Puckett
Lead Custodian
Gioconda Raso
Linden Rhodes
Greg Sachs
Building Automation Coord.
John Shepard
Multitradesman - Plumber
Multitradesman- HVAC
Annie Thompson
Kendall Wenger
Lance Wenger
Grounds Worker
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