About the Contributors

Tim Baer

Tim Baer grew up in Baltimore where he spent much of his time playing drums in punk bands and trying to quit smoking. He now resides in Syracuse where he successfully quit smoking because it’s too cold to go outside. Mennonite Churches, being geographically lacking in the area, has led him to a Methodist congregation which he attends with his wife, Liz, and his four children.

Patrick Nafziger

Patrick Nafziger was a 2006 graduate of Eastern Mennonite Seminary.  He and his wife Christine share a pastorate at Millersburg Mennonite Church in Millersburg Ohio.  They share life in Millersburg with a dog named Simba and two cats named Fritz and Orla.  You can read more of his thoughts and ruminations at www.patnaff.wordpress.com

Maggie Page

Maggie Page, originally from Washington, DC, now resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota after brief stops in Baltimore, Maryland and Belgrade, Serbia. She has a bachelor’s degree in art from St. Olaf College and is currently working towards a master’s degree in early childhood special education at the University of St. Thomas.  Right now she teaches kindergarten full time, but if she ever grows up she would like to be an artist, farmer, or travel writer. If you want to be friends you should email her at arrmagp@gmail.com or visit her website at maggiepageonline.com.

Brian Gumm

Brian GummBrian Gumm is a licensed minister in the Church of the Brethren and is currently working toward dual degrees at EMU (MDiv, MA in Conflict Transformation). Weaving theology and peacebuilding in study, Brian hopes to continue that synthesis after grad school in rural communities with diverse people and needs, as well as continuing scholarly work, writing, and teaching. Brian works with digital social media and currently blogs at Feetwashing & Four Square, a collaborative blog for young Brethren, and his personal blog, Restorative Theology.

Laura Church

Laura Church currently lives in West Baltimore City with her husband Asa. She teaches elementary school in the Baltimore City Schools system and attends New Song Community Church, an inner-city Presbyterian congregation in Baltimore’s Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood.

Sherah-Leigh Gerber

Sherah-Leigh GerberSherah-Leigh Gerber currently serves half-time as Resource Team Coordinator for the Ohio Conference of the Mennonite Church.  She holds a Master of Divinity degree from Eastern Mennonite Seminary.  Sherah-Leigh and her husband, BJ, live in Kidron, Ohio and attend Kidron Mennonite Church.

Adam M. L. Tice

Adam M. L. TiceAdam Tice is Associate Pastor at Hyattsville Mennonite Church, just outside of Washington, DC. His collection of hymn texts, Woven Into Harmony, is available from GIA Publications, Inc.

Maegan Yoder

Maegan YoderMaegan Yoder is a graduate of Goshen College and lives in Baltimore, Maryland. She divides her time between exploring the city of Baltimore, chasing her crazy toddler, and consuming vast amounts of pop culture. Maegan is the administrative assistant for North Baltimore Mennonite Church.