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Janelle Myers-Benner

DEPARTMENT: CJP - Center for Justice & Peacebuilding

POSITION: Academic Program Coordinator

LOCATION: Main Campus, Harrisonburg | MS 103

PHONE: (540) 432-4986

EMAIL: bennerj@emu.edu

Janelle Myers-Benner completed undergraduate studies in justice, peace and conflict studies, with minors in Spanish and psychology, at EMU in April 2001. She began working part-time at CJP in 1999 while finishing her B.A. degree. Prior to that she spent time in Immokalee, Florida and Santa Cruz, Bolivia serving as a volunteer.

She lives with her husband and three daughters on their 6 acre homestead (Tangly Woods) in Keezletown, where they are focused on learning to gain their dietary needs from their own soil and selecting animal and plant strains that are well suited to those needs in that place. This is very connected with their desire to find a more just way of living. When she is not in the office, she can probably be found in one of their gardens or in the kitchen working on some food preparation/preservation project. 


BA, Eastern Mennonite University