Spring 2014 Mileposts

May 1st, 2014

Faculty & Staff

Sandra (Sandy) Brownscombe, professor of education, Harrisonbrug, Va., attended the Virginia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (VAHPERD) annual convention in November. She was elected chair-elect of the VAHPERD college/university section there.

Emily Peck-McClain, Cornwall, N.Y., an ordained Methodist minister, has been hired at our Seminary as assistant professor of Christian formation, preaching and worship. She will begin January 2015. She holds a BA in religion from Washington & Lee University and a master of divinity from Union Theological Seminary in New York City. She is finishing her ThD through Duke Divinity School.

Laura Yoder, assistant professor of nursing, Harrisonburg, Va., successfully defended her PhD dissertation from the University of Virginia titled “Multilevel contextual influences and nonuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs: A latent class analysis of substance-free youth.”

Matthew Siderhurst, associate professor of chemistry, Harrisonburg, Va., has recently been working with the coconut rhinoceros beetle eradication team on the island of Guam to determine what attracts that beetle. Decoding the chemical cues that attract rhino beetles may unlock the secret to saving the island’s palm trees. Matt has been conducting electrophysiology tests to find out which chemicals excite the beetle. He attaches electrodes to the antennae and their equipment records the beetles’ reaction to the plant volatiles they pass over them. The team’s hope is to isolate the chemical in coconut trees that attracts the adult beetles to feed or aggregate, and use it as an improved lure to attract them to traps in order to suppress the population.

Lareta (Reta) Halteman ’62 Finger, professor emerita of the New Testament, Harrisonburg, Va., recently published a book in tandem with George D. McClain titled Creating a Scene in Corinth: a Simulation. It uses group simulation to explore an early Christian church in Corinth and brings life to scholarly research on how the gospel penetrated the Roman Empire.

Jessica (Jess) Kraybill, assistant professor of psychology, Harrisonburg, Va., successfully defended her PhD dissertation titled “A Latent Factor Analysis of Preschool Executive Functions: Investigations of Antecedents and Outcomes” at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg.

Muhammad Afdillah, visiting scholar in CJP, Bojonegoro, Indonesia, is a lecturer and researcher at the department of religious studies at the Islamic State University of Sunan Ampel in Surabaya, Indonesia. His research interests are in the intersection of politics and religion, especially religious violence against minority religious groups, including traditional faith believers. He joins CJP this spring with the support of the Henry Luce Foundation.


Daniel Hertzler ’51, Scottdale, Pa., has written a memoir titled On My Way: The View from the Ninth Decade. It is one part theological reflection, one part memoir, one part critique of American transportation, and contains various other “pithy and witty” observations on this and that. Daniel served as editor at both Mennonite Publishing House and Gospel Herald and is currently an instructor of pastoral studies distance education at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary.


Arnold ’60 and Maietta Moshier, Sarasota, Fla., celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on June 29, 2013, in Lancaster, Pa., surrounded by their family.

Harold Kraybill ’61, Lebanon, Pa., though semi-retired, continues to work as a psychiatrist in the Amish and Conservative Mennonite mental health program at Philhaven.

E. James Witmer ’64, Alliance, Ohio, has retired from pediatric medicine after 41 years. As a young man, James wasn’t convinced his father’s farming profession fit him, so he volunteered for church mission work and was sent to Kathmandu, Nepal. The majority of his work was spent in a hospital, which got him interested in medicine and eventually led him to the University of Virginia. He spent the bulk of his career at the Children’s Clinic in Alliance. In retirement, he and his wife Rachel, class of ’62, plan to travel abroad and in the United States and spend some much desired time with their 12 grandchildren.

Carl Rutt ’66, Goshen, Ind., a senior psychiatrist at Oaklawn Psychiatric Center, is retiring after 31 years of service. He has led Oaklawn as the medical director and was instrumental in the building of the Goshen campus. He’s quoted as frequently saying “there is a pill for every ill…but hope can change the world.”

Milton (Milt) Loyer ’67, Mechanicsburg, Pa., has been preaching each Sunday as a lay pastor at two rural United Methodist congregations in York County, Pa., since January 2012. In addition to his work as a statistician, he continues to serve as the archivist for the Susquehanna Conference of the United Methodist Church.


Bernie Bowman ’72, Maryville, Tenn., recently gave a Suter Science Seminar talk, “Forty Years Post-EMU: Reflections on an Unexpected Career.” It covered lessons from his life starting on a family farm near EMU, to pre-med major, to history major, to a career with retirement communities and nursing homes. His last 14 years of full-time leadership were as President/CEO of Asbury, Inc., overseeing six retirement communities affiliated with the United Methodist Church in east Tennessee and southwest Virginia.

William (Bill) Yoder ’73, Orsha, Belarus, Russia, has been working as a writer on church affairs, relating primarily to the Russian Baptist Union and the Russian Evangelical Alliance in Moscow since 2002. Bill had previously spent nearly 30 years in Germany, where earned his doctorate in political science from the Free University of West Berlin in 1991. He continues to edit Wort und Werk, a regional Baptist paper for Berlin and Brandenburg which served as the official East German Baptist paper until 1991.

David Kraybill ’75 and Mary Hershberger ’75 have been living and working in Tanzania since 2011. Dave directs the Innovative Agricultural Research Initiative which provides scholarships, research support and leadership development for the next generation of agricultural and nutrition scientists in Tanzania. The project is funded by USAID and managed by Ohio State University where Dave is professor of agricultural, environmental and development economics. Mary is an historian with several published books and is working to provide material support and leadership development to secondary school students. She is working on a new book on the anti-slavery movement in the United States. Their daughter, Jessica (Jess) Kraybill, recently became a faculty member in EMU’s psychology department.

J. David (Dave) Risser ’75, Orrville, Ohio, is the new varsity soccer coach for Central Christian School, bringing vast experience coaching soccer at both the varsity and junior varsity levels. He coached Central’s varsity soccer team during the 1982-83 season as well as 1999-06. During his coaching tenure, Dave had a record of 110-71-19 and two OHSAA state final four appearances, six district championships, and two regional final wins.


Cheryl Weber ’81, Lancaster, Pa., is an accomplished magazine editor, journalist, and communications expert who works in a variety of fields. Over the years, she has interviewed dozens of entrepreneurs about their ideas, inspirations, and best practices, and through her writing, helped advance their mission and helped clients communicate competitively in today’s fast-paced business environment.

Thomas (Tom) Garlitz ’82, Joliet, Ill., was honored by the Joliet Franciscan Sisters with the Mother Alfred Moes Award. The award honors the spirit that exists in someone who has a vision and determination that emulates that of the congregation’s foundress. Like Mother Alfred, honorees are individuals who saw a need and responded to it by using their gifts of time, talent, or treasure to transfrom that vision into service. Tom serves the Catholic Diocese of Joliet as director of the office for human dignity.

Harry Kraus ’82, Williamsburg, Va., has resettled in Virginia after years of practicing medicine in Africa. He is on the staff of the new Riverside Doctors Hospital in Williamsburg. He is also the author of several novels.

James Wheeler ’86, Akron, Pa., is the new Ephrata material resources manager with MCC East Coast. He brings a wealth of knowledge working as a manager within and outside of MCC, as general manager at MTS Travel and as the MCC Egypt representative. Until recently, James occupied the role of donor relations – global family coordinator.


Jeffrey (Jeff) Gingerich ’90, Norristown, Pa., vice provost and dean for academic affairs and associate professor of sociology at Cabrini College, has been appointed interim provost and vice president of academic affairs.

Pamela (Pam) Harnish ’90 Clemmer, Hagerstown, Md., is president of Cumberland Valley Insurance in Hagerstown, Md.

Jean-Paul Benowitz ’91, Harrisburg, Pa., an American history and religious studies professor, director of student transition programs, and assistant director of academic advising at Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, Pa., has written a book on the history of the college titled Elizabethtown College: The Campus History Series. The book chronicles its establishment in 1899 as an academy for high school students of the Church of the Brethren to the fully accredited, four-year, private liberal arts institution it is today.

Rodney (Rod) Martin ’94, Bechtelsville, Pa., was named AggMan of the Year 2013 by Aggregates Manager, the leading industry publication for North America. He runs family-owned Martin Stone Quarries in his hometown.

Robert (Bob) Yoder ’94, Goshen, Ind., served as editor on a newly released book from the Institute of Mennonite Studies titled A History of Mennonite Youth Ministry, 1885-2005. The book documents efforts to nurture faith in Mennonite young people in North America. It describes tensions between people committed to retaining a strong community characterized by long-standing traditions and people concerned with responding to the distinctive needs of the community’s young people amid societal change.

James Kraybill ’95, Lebanon, Pa., is a pilot with Samaritan’s Purse, flying medical supplies into the Sudan. He is currently on a two-year assignment, working from Kenya.

Daryl Bert ’97, Harrisonburg, Va., was recognized by Business Journal as one of 10 local, rising leaders who are under age 40. Bert is EMU’s vp of finance. He is on board of The United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County.

Jeremiah Zook ’97, Chambersburg, Pa., was elected judge of the Court of Common Pleas for the 39th Judicial District of Pennsylvania (Franklin/Fulton counties). He began a 10-year term in January.

Jeff Barbour ’99, Winchester, Va., is the newly elected treasurer of Winchester – a city of 27,000 with a 300-year history in northwest Virginia.

Kimberly (Kim) Stauffer ’99, Austerlitz, N.Y., has stepped back from professional acting to become the director of the Playwright Mentoring Project in the Bershires. It is a theater program for under-served teens that brings professional playwrights, therapists, theater artists, and teens together to create a play that is eventually performed in their communities.


Emily Huffman ’03, Genoa, Italy, is in her second of a five-year term with Avant Ministries as part of a church-planting team. She also completed a master’s in human services from Liberty University in 2012 and is engaged to be married to a Genoese man.

Ted Erickson ’05, Harrisonburg, Va., is EMU’s new head women’s soccer coach.  A health and physical education major, Ted has had teaching experiences at Pleasant Valley Elementary, Thomas Harrison Middle and Skyline Middle Schools, and was athletic director at the latter two. He has been head coach of the boys soccer team at Harrisonburg High School since 2007 and has been an assistant coach for the EMU men’s team for three years and for the women’s team two years.

Aaron Green ’05, Harrisonburg, Va., was recently promoted to vice president of Farmers and Merchants Bank. He has more than 15 years of experience in the banking and financial industries and was a financial advisor at the Timberville-based branch.

Jonalyn Denlinger ’06, Baltimore, Md., is program manager at the Baltimore Community Foundation, a philanthropic organization created by and for the people of Greater Baltimore, where many donors join together to make the region they love a better place, today and for future generations.

Theda Good, MDiv ’06, Denver, Colo., was recently ordained to serve as pastor of nurture and fellowship at First Mennonite Church of Denver. Theda has previous experience as a spiritual director and pastoral care provider, along with serving on various church committees.

Sheila Higdon ’06, New Market, Va., is a family nurse practicitioner with New Market Family Health Center.

Sumanto, MA ’07 (conflict transformation), Notre Dame, Ind., recently was appointed assistant professor of anthropology at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

Nilofar Sakhi, MA ’07 (conflict transformation), Harrsionburg, Va., is now the executive director of the International Center for Afghan Women’s Economic Development at the American University of Afghanistan. The center is a pioneering institution dedicated to advancing the role of women in Afghanistan’s economy and serves to incubate female-led small- and medium-sized businesses, provide business training to female entrepreneurs, funnel investment capital to promising women-run businesses, and provide access to all the business and information technology assests at the university.

Lisa King ’08, Lancaster, Pa., is a nurse manager at Lancaster General Hospital (LGH). She oversees a 20-bed cardiac arrhythmia unit, specializing in electrophysiology. Lisa accepted this position after a year in the Nurse Manager Residency Program through LGH.

Julie Stauffer ’08, Salem, Ore., was honored with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Registered Nurses from Salem Health where she has worked as a registered nurse in the intermediate medical care unit. Nurses are nominated by their peers for their excellence in four key areas: clinical skills, compassionate care, exemplary service, and continued commitment to excellence.


Rachel Mast ’10 Reesor, Harrisonburg, Va., works at DePaul Community Resources as a foster care specialist.

Justin Reesor ’10, Harrisonburg, Va., works in business operations at Rosetta Stone Language Technologies in Harrisonburg, Va.

Brian Gumm, MA ’11 (conflict transformation), MDiv ’12, Toledo, Iowa, is trying his hand at roasting coffee beans. Exiled to his garage because his wife, Erin Thiessen, MA ’12 (counseling), does not like the smell, Brian has adopted the name Ross Street Roasting Company for this new enterprise. Armed only with a bread maker, popcorn popper, and a sincere love for coffee, he declares his cup of coffee “is better than anything you can get at Starbucks.”

Adam Houser, MDiv ’11, Elyria, Ohio, is pastor of Peace Mennonite Church in Elyria, Ohio. Adam has served in this role since January 2012.

Lisa Knick, MA ’12 (education), Stephens City, Va., an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher at Robert E. Aylor Middle School in the Frederick County school division, was instrumental in organizing an ESL family night in the fall. The event, which is in its second year, offered pizza, free books and clothing, gift cards, and library cards to the approximately 30 people in attendance. “We want to promote acceptance and tolerance and make families feel welcome in school,” she said about the event.

Mitchell Stutzman ’11, Hesston, Kan., former resident director of Hesston College, has moved to be a development officer in the college’s advancement office.

Michael Swartzendruber ’11, Elkhart, Ind., completed a year-long term with MCC’s SALT program in Egypt, working in irrigation. He currently is attending Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary to complete his master’s of divinity in theological studies, with a major in history, theology and ethics.

Philip (Phil) Tieszen ’11, Harrisonburg, Va., former EMU admissions counselor, is now assistant director of student programs and orientation, and recreational sports coordinator in the student life department.

Heidi Bauman ’12 King, Harrisonburg, Va., is teaching music at Stonewall Jackson High School and North Fork Middle School in Quicksburg, Va.

Justin King ’12, Harrisonburg, Va., is teaching history at East Rockingham High School in Elkton, Va., and Broadway High School in Broadway, Va.

Jennifer Blankenship ’13, Harrisonburg, Va., teaches physical education and health at Charterhouse School in Edinburg, Va.

Rachel Kelly ’13, Archbold, Ohio, accepted an 11-month term with MCC SALT in Jos, Nigeria, working as a hospital assistant at the Faith Alive Hospital, primarily aiding the HIV/AIDS population. Laura also intends to work as a nurse in the operating room, wards, and follow-up care.

Asli Ahmed Mohamoud, Grad. Cert. ’13 (conflict transformation), Richmond, Va., is area manager for CARE International in Somalia. His primary interests include supporting destitute households and displaced women, youth and children. Over the last 15 years, Asli has held several positions within CARE, including program officer, manager, and area operations oversight.

Laci Gautsche ’13 Tieszen, Harrisonburg, Va., teaches art at J. Frank Hillyard Middle School in Broadway, Va.


Herbert L. Hoover ’75 to Pam Craddock, May 18, 2013.

Kristin Moyer ’04 to Scott Vasey, Feb. 1, 2014.

Adam Chupp ’06 to Anita Hoover ’11, Oct. 12, 2013.

Adam Houser, MDiv ’11, to Nicole Porter, May 18, 2013.

Monica Root ’13 to Ryan Fisher, Dec. 28, 2013.


Justin, assistant professor of theater, and Amanda Poole, Harrisonburg, Va., Felicity Paris, Mar. 3, 2014.

Benjamin (Ben), head baseball coach, and Angie Spotts, Verona, Va., Rylan Benjamin, Mar. 11, 2014.

Jeffrey (Jeff), head women’s volleyball coach, and Ruth Tyson, accounts receivable assistant, Harrisonburg, Va., Jenna Grace, Feb. 11, 2014.

Paul ’90 and Pamela (Pam) Mosemann ’92 Groff, Harrisonburg, Va., adopted David Josue, Nov. 2, 2013.

Colette Sharp ’98 and Jason Stetler, Lancaster, Pa., Catherine Gracen, Oct. 14, 2013.

Jason Alderfer ’00, network systems administrator, and Kirsten Beachy ’02, assistant professor in visual & communication arts and language & literature, Dayton, Va., twins Irene Beachy Alderfer and Sallie Beachy Alderfer, Mar. 13, 2014.

Sherri Zook ’00 and Aaron Gagne, Lancaster, Pa., Clayton Marcel, Nov. 13, 2013.

Micah ’00, intensive English program instructor, and Charlotte Shristi, Rockingham, Va., Clay Waltner, Jan. 29, 2014.

Angela Kratzer ’01 and Todd Zuercher, Apple Creek, Ohio, Isaac Andrew, Mar. 19, 2014.

Adena See ’01 and Jared Hickman, Staunton, Va., Audrey Ty, Oct. 26, 2013.

Nicole (Nicki) Oswald ’02 and Joshua McLaughlin, Williamsburg, Va., Ruth Marie, Jan. 16, 2014.

Mary Ann Martin ’02 and Edgar Ramirez, Ephrata, Pa., Kendra Lynelle, April 12, 2013.

Ellen Miller ’03 and Steve Rohrer, Orrville, Ohio, Alexander Shane, Dec. 2, 2013.

Michael ’04 and Amanda Oder ’04 Swartley, Harrisonburg, Va., Adelyn Joy, Sept. 12, 2013.

Andrew ’04 and Rachel Swartzendruber ’06, MA ’12 (education), Jenner, Harrisonburg, Va., Alexander Quinn, Dec. 20, 2013.

Kevin ’05 and Rachel Weaver ’03 Docherty, Baltimore, Md., Ian Louis, Mar. 18, 2014.

Michael ’05 and Lindsay Kisamore ’09 Horst, Harrisonburg, Va., Josiah David, Aug. 31, 2013.

Andrew ’05 and Christy Yohn ’03 Michaels, Orrville, Ohio, Caleb David, Dec. 14, 2013.

Daniel (Dan) ’05, user service hardware support, and Cara Salmon ’05 Risser, Broadway, Va., Benjamin Joseph, Jan. 30, 2014.

Jared ’05 and Traci Yoder ’05 Stoltzfus, Phoenix, Ariz., Dahlia Ruth, Sept. 26, 2013.

Andrew ’09 and Erika Martin ’10 Gascho, Harrisonburg, Va., Forrest Jay, Dec. 11, 2013.

David (Dave) ’08 and Rebecca Souder ’09 Gish, Philadelphia, Pa., Samuel Oliver, Feb. 18, 2014.

Katharine (Katie) Lown ’13 and Brenan Gray, Harrisonburg, Va., Adeline Ruth, Feb. 27, 2014.


David M. Hess, class of ’37, Lititz, Pa., died Dec. 27, 2013, at age 95. He was a hosiery knitter and later employed at Victor Weaver as a supervisor in the cut-up department. David repaired and refinished furniture and was well known for his excellent work. He enjoyed music, singing, and playing the harmonica. Above all he loved his family and was always available to help them in time of need.

Pauline Stutzman Oswald, class of ’38, Mantua, Ohio, died March 2, 2013, at age 91. She was a member of the Aurora Mennonite Church and had worked in the cafeteria for Aurora City Schools. She enjoyed reading, traveling, quiltings, and gardening.

Sadie Heishman Stuckey, class of ’40, Archbold, Ohio, died Dec. 7, 2013, at age 92. She was a registered nurse, working in private duty at area hospitals and homes. She volunteered with Red Cross for over 30 years and at Care & Share. Sadie was an active member of the Lockport Mennonite Church in Stryker, Ohio.

Mary Frey Ritchie, class of ’42, Criders, Va., died on February 14, 2014, at age 95. Mary was a lifelong learner, beginning as the first of her family to graduate high school. She taught first and second grades at Bergton Elementary school for 12 years and served 12 more as custodian. She taught Sunday school and was an active member of Valley View Mennonite Church. At age 85, she took a class in disaster preparation to be ready to help her community during emergencies and sat on the advisory council for the Bergton branch library. Mary was a good seamstress, an excellent cook, and an avid gardener.

Lucy Vance, class of ’54, Harrisonburg, Va., died on February 28, 2014, at age 87. After graduating from Columbia University Teachers College with a master’s degree in early childhood education, Lucy petitioned the government to open a Head Start program in New York City, N.Y., where she had been living at the time. Eventually, she became the founder and executive director of two Head Start programs. The first at her church on Seventh Avenue and another in the Bronx. She felt that helping underprivileged childen receive a good start in learning was her calling in life and provided oversight to both programs until her retirement. She was an active member of Emmanuel Mennonite Church in Harrisonburg.

Homer Myers, class of ’56, Harrisonburg, Va., died Jan. 18, 2014, at age 80. Before retirement, Homer enjoyed a 40-year career in bank management in upstate New York and was an active community member. He was instrumental in founding Beaver Camp in the Adirondacks, Brookside Senior Living Community in Lowville, N.Y., and the New York Mennonite Mutual Aid Plan. Among various hobbies, he enjoyed collecting coins, stamps, and model trains which he passed onto his children and grandchildren. He and his wife, Pauline Zehr ’59, loved to travel and visted Europe, Vietnam, Egypt, Israel, Mexico, Costa Rica, and Canada. Their home was never without laughter, conversation, and ample amounts of johnny cake.

Doris Shenk ’56, Harrisonburg, Va., died Jan. 9, 2014, at age 87. She taught school for 14 years before quitting teaching to care for her aging parents. At that time, she was invited to write the primary Sunday school lessons for Christian Light Publications, which she gladly accepted. Among other activities, Doris showed her artistic ability in flower arrangements, gift wrapping, room decorations, and beautiful wedding cakes.

John L. Myers, class of ’62, Lancaster, Pa., died Aug. 11, 2013, at age 73. From 1961-1986, John worked in office and home furniture sales. He spent the rest of his working years in the cabinetry business, retiring in 2005. He enjoyed traveling, reading, bowling, spending time with his children and grandchildren, and was an active member at West Willow Methodist Church.

Grace Halteman Guntz ’71, Harrisonburg, Va., died Feb. 8, 2014, at age 66. She worked as a school teacher in Front Royal, Va., and Lancaster, Pa., before later moving to Kenya, Africa, to become a librarian at Rosslyn Academy for almost 17 years. After returning stateside in 2007, Grace was employed as a fourth grade teacher at Warwick River Christian School in Newport News, Va., until her retirement.

James (Jim) Mullet, class of ’73, Rosthern, Saskatchewan, Canada, died Oct. 31, 2013, at age 88. He was a pastor most of his life, preaching at many congregations, including Sharon Mennonite Church, Bethany Mennonite Church, and New Hope Community Church. He was also a farmer, construction worker, drywall expert, telephone lineman, hatchery worker, and poet. Jim also served as chairman of MCC Saskatchewan, chairman of Northwest Conference Mission Board, chairman of Mennonite Church Canada Region One, member of MCC Canada directors, member of Mennonite Board of Missions, and as camp director at Christopher Lake.

Sharon Lehman ’81, Harrisonburg, Va., died May 20, 2013, at age 54. She was a stay-at-home mother who homeschooled her children for part of their school years and drove a school bus for Rockingham County. Sharon loved to travel with her family and was an active member of Harrisonburg Mennonite Church where she was later employed as church secretary.

Christopher (Chris) Mast ’89, died Jan. 23, 2014, at age 47. He was a founding partner and owner of Mast & Brunk, Inc., and was known throughout the region as a fair, visionary and hardworking business man. He and his wife, Lynette Good ’88, were instrumental in founding Eastern Mennonite Elementary School and volunteered countless hours there to help create a safe and beautiful learning environment. Chris was a devoted father who coached soccer, loved a campfire on a starry night, and sang silly songs with the passengers in his carpool runs. People of all ages enjoyed his eye for beauty and his playful and mischevious spirit.

Victoria (Tori) Morris ’08, Penn Laird, Va., died July 28, 2013, at age 53. Tori was employed at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, Va., since 1986, both in the Ambulatory Surgery Center and most recently as the patient safety and accreditation consultant. She enjoyed spending most of her time with her grandchildren.

Lynda Krobath, MA ’09 (education), New Market, Va., died Jan. 20, 2014, at age 60. Her professional life began at Mary Kay Cosmetics, but she transitioned to teaching English at Massanutten Military Academy. Lynda’s lifelong passions included helping others, her family, teaching not only her students but everyone who crossed her path, learning from history, and serving her community.


CLASS OF – attended as part of the class of a given graduation year.
HS – high school degree from era when high school and college were one
MA – master of arts
MDiv – master of divinity
SEM – attended the seminary

Mileposts is compiled by Braydon Hoover ’11, who may be reached at braydon.hoover@emu.edu or at 540-432-4294. send news directly to braydon or to alumni@emu.edu.

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