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Byron Peachey

POSITION: Assistant Professor

Provost's Office
EMU Core Curriculum

LOCATION: Main Campus, Harrisonburg | CC 307

PHONE: (540) 432-4132


Byron Peachey has had a variety of roles at EMU since 2002.  He currently teaches and advises students for College Success, Senior Seminars, and has led multiple cross-cultural semesters to Guatemala & US/Mexico border, as well as Cuba.  He has taught May-term Local Context cross-cultural, which includes immersion in Washington D.C., where he previously lived for 17 years.  At EMU he previously served as an Associate Campus Pastor from 2002-2012 while teaching first year courses and Bible classes. He has a Master's degree in Theology from Washington Theological Union, and a Master's in Counseling from EMU.  He previously served four years as co-director of Mennonite Central Committee’s work in El Salvador. For 10 years, Peachey was involved in an inner-city mission congregation, Community of Hope in Washington, D.C., where he was a social worker and development director. He manages a small farm and attends Community Mennonite Church.  He is married to EMU professor Deanna Durham and has two college age sons.


MAT, Washington Theological Union (Mission and Cross Cultural Studies)
BA, Catholic University of America (Social Work)

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