Tag Archives: Harrisonburg

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

Hospital nurse

Hadley Jenner, Grad. Cert. ’97 Harrisonburg, Virginia Long-time work with Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) seems to leave people with rich experiences and much wisdom, but not necessarily with credentials that translate into comparably responsible work in the US. Or so Hadley and Jan Jenner found after leaving their shared 7-year-long roles as MCC country representatives ...More

Hospital chaplain

Pat Hostetter Martin, ’64, MA ’98 Harrisonburg, Virginia Pat Hostetter Martin arrived at CTP at age 50, after serving for 16 years with her husband Earl in Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) programs in Southeast Asia (Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and the Philippines) and at MCC headquarters in Akron, Pennsylvania. “We knew we wanted to be ...More

Advocate for Burundian refugees

Jean Ndayizigiye, MA ’00 Harrisonburg, Virginia Since fleeing his native Burundi in 1996, Jean Ndayizigiye has been rebuilding his life in exile. He is on the board of directors of the United Burundian-American Community Association (http://ubaca.org), the largest organization of Burundians in the USA. His association launched an annual celebratory convention three years ago – ...More

Director, regional center for advancing dialogue & understanding

Timothy “Tim” Ruebke ’93, MA ’99 Harrisonburg, Virginia Given the worldwide reputation of EMU’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding, one might reasonably ask, “But what impact have its graduates had in EMU’s home community?” An observer might cite the work of CJP-linked people in churches, health-care centers, school systems, a transitional program for recently released ...More

Cherishing Community Mediation

The neighbor’s dog is keeping you awake with his barking. Or maybe you’re facing a divorce, and you would rather not hire a lawyer to slug it out with another lawyer in court. Or perhaps your son was caught putting graffiti on a school wall. Or you feel your business partner isn’t doing her fair ...More