Employment

Peacemaker-in-Residence at Elizabethtown College

In July 2012 I began working half time as Global Peacemaker Scholar-in-Residence at Elizabethtown College, teaching courses in the Peace and Conflict Studies minor as well as prmoting restorative practices on campus. A title change in 2013 to Peacemaker in Residence, honed in on my strengths of teaching and research. I received a grant for supporting my travel and research in 2014 and moved to 90% time.


PeaceBuilding Global: Peacebuilding Mentor and Nonviolent Social Change Strategist (2007-Present)

  • Clients include; CDA Collaborative Learning Projects, Catholic Relief Service, Eastern Mennonite Seminary, Interfaith Center for Conciliation and Nonviolence, Ka-ili-Yan Peacebuilding Institute, Lingana Foundation, Mennonite Central Committee, Mennonite Disaster Service, Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute, Nonviolent Peaceforce, Pennsylvania Council of Professional Geologists, On Earth Peace, Oxfam GB, Oxfam Novib, United States Institute of Peace, VS Networks
  • African experience in the following countries: Botswana, Burkina Faso, Djibouti, Gambia, Kenya, Mozambique, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • Central and Southeast Asia experience in the following countries: Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Indonesia, Iran, Philippines, South Korea, Lao PDR, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam

See consulting experience and teaching, training and facilitation


Asia Regional Peace Resource (2001-2007)

Mennonite Central Committee (Davao City, Mindanao, Philippines)

  • Resourcing MCC volunteers, programs and partners in peacebuilding
  • Trainer for Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute
  • Interfaith dialog and discussions
  • Thematic lenses of interfaith bridge building, nonviolence and theological reflection
  • Planning committee for Asian Historic Peace Church conference
  • Active nonviolence consultant and strategist
  • Studied Theravada Buddhism in Myanmar and Shi’a Islam in Iran
  • Studies Do-No-Harm framework of development


Country Co-Representative (1993-1999)

Mennonite Central Committee/Eastern Mennonite Missions (Mbabane, Swaziland)

  • Program Planning, Budgeting, Personnel and Government Liaison
  • UNHCR/Government/NGO forum on refugee concerns
  • Trauma Healing programming and training
  • Relationship Maintenance with African Indigenous Churches
  • MCC Southern Africa history writing project


Electronics Technician (1989-1993)

Digitcom Electronics (La Junta, Colorado, USA)

  • Electronics installation and repair
  • Tower climbing
  • Communications systems setup


Primary Field Worker (1987-1989)

Mennonite Central Committee (Mogadishu/Hargeisa/Kismayo, Somalia)

  • Refugee relief and development
  • Logistics and procurement of relief supplies
  • Skills training among displaced population

Education

Teaching in Higher Education Certificate (2014)

Temple University- City Center Campus


Master of Arts in Religion (1999-2001)

Eastern Mennonite Seminary (Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA)

  • Thesis: Anabaptists and AICs-A Unique Paradigm for Mission
  • Combined MBA, M. of Education, and Conflict Transformation Courses
  • Scholarly Achievement Award for Excellence in Theological Studies


Graduate Certificate (1999-2001)

Eastern Mennonite University (Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA)

  • Conflict Transformation


Summer Peacebuilding Institute (2001, 2004)

Eastern Mennonite University (Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA)

  • From the Ground Up; Mennonites Approaches to Peacebuilding
  • Capacity-Building for Peace Organizations


Bachelor of Arts (1985-1986)

Bethel Colleges (North Newton, Kansas, USA)

  • International Development
  • Minor in Communications
  • Bethel Thresher Award
  • Cum laude


Associate of Arts (1985-1986)

Bethel Colleges (North Newton, Kansas, USA)

  • Industrial Arts
  • Cum laude


Electronics Technician Diploma (1980-1981)

DeVry Institute of Technology (Phoenix, Arizona, USA)

  • Certificate of Outstanding Scholastic Achievement


Supplemental Education

  • Active Bystander Nonviolence Training of Trainers, Montgomery County (MD) Civil Rights Coalition, Bethesda, MD, Jan 2017 
  • Federal Emergency Management Institute, National Incident Management System, IS-907: Active Shooter: What You Can Do, March 2016 
  • Federal Emergency Management Institute, National Incident Management System, IS-800b, National Response Framework, An Introduction, March, 2016   

  • Federal Emergency Management Institute, National Incident Management System (NIMS) IS-200b, ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incident, ICS-200, March, 2016 
  • Federal Emergency Management Institute, National Incident Management System, IS-800b, National Response Framework, An Introduction, March, 2016
  • Federal Emergency Management Institute, National Incident Management System, IS-907: Active Shooter: What You Can Do, March 2016
  • Safe Zone 101 Workshop, LGBTQ Safe Zone Certified, August 2015   
  • United nations Department of Safety and Security Advanced Security In The Field (ASITF), November, 2013  
  • United nations Department of Safety and Security Basic Security In The Field II (BSITF II), November, 2013
  • Interfaith Conflict Resolution Course, United States Institute of Peace, Certificate, April, 2009
  • National Incident Management System (NIMS) IS-700a, Federal Emergency Management Agency, US Department of Homeland Security, On- Line Course of Study,  April, 2009
  • National Incident Management System (NIMS) IS-100a, Federal Emergency Management Agency, US Department of Homeland Security, On- Line Course of Study, April, 2009
  • Family Group Decision Making (FGDM), Introduction Part 1 & 2, University of Pittsburgh, School of Social Work, Pennsylvania Child Welfare Training, Mechanicsburg, PA,  April, 2009
  • You Can Be A Winner – Conflict-resolution and anger management facilitator training for youth referred by the Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Juvenile Justice System, 2008
  • Assets Business Design and Management Course, Lancaster Pennsylvania, 2008
  • Lancaster Area Victim Offender Reconciliation Program (LAVORP) training, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 2007
  • Capacity Building for Peace Organizations, Eastern Mennonite University Summer Peacebuilding Program, Harrisonburg, Virginia, 2004
  • Do No Harm – Framework, Deutscher Enttwicklungsdienst (DED-German Development Service), Davao, Philippines, 2003
  • Emergency Medical Technician training, Goshen, Indiana, 1984