CJP - STAR Program
Hannah joined the STAR team in the fall of 2016. Currently serving as Associate Director, Hannah oversees all things administrative for STAR. Prior to working at CJP, Hannah worked at Fuller Theological Seminary in a variety of roles, including providing a wide range of administrative support to faculty and administrators in the School of Theology.
Hannah earned a Master of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary and uses it to answer (or attempt) the hard theological questions posited by small children. “What kind of shoes does Jesus wear?” and “Do we really have to love the bad guys?” Learning to love the bad guys drew her to work alongside those at CJP who seek to transform conflict and engage the pain in the world. When not asking small children what sort of shoes they think Jesus wears, Hannah enjoys a good novel, a dark cup of coffee, and her nephews.
Katie Mansfield is the Director of the Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience (STAR) program within Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding.
Before joining STAR, Katie worked with Mennonite Central Committee Kenya for three years as peacebuilding coordinator. Previously she was an apprentice with John Paul Lederach at Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute, researching, writing, planning and network building with initiatives in Colombia, Argentina, Thailand and Nepal and linking Kroc’s alumni network. She also worked with CDA Collaborative Learning Projects’ Listening Project and engaged in peace education work in Davao (Mindanao), Boston, and Delhi. Prior to working in peacebuilding, she worked for eight years with a major multi-national bank in New York and London.
Katie is a PhD candidate in Expressive Arts and Conflict Transformation with the European Graduate School in Switzerland. She completed her M.A. in International Peace Studies (Kroc Institute) in 2008 and her AB in History at Harvard University in 1996. She has also completed teacher trainings in yoga and healing dance.