VMMissions staff

Janet Blosser

Janet Blosser

Mediterranean Regional Director

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Janet oversees VMMissions’ ministries in the Mediterranean region (Italy and the Balkans), nurturing and caring for workers, cultivating missional vision, encouraging worker support teams and walking alongside international partners.

Abe Hartzler

Abe Hartzler

Ministry Support Coach; Events and Publicity Coordinator

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Abe serves as Ministry Support Coach and Events and Publicity Coordinator. Abe is originally from Ohio and recently graduated from Eastern Mennonite University, where he majored in environmental sustainability. He brings experience in event planning and in coordinating mission teams in West Virginia.

Lizzette Hernandez

Lizzette Hernandez

Latino Ministries Coach

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Lizzette coaches our Latino church planters and leads a local chapter of Instituto Bíblico Anabautista (IBA), which provides biblical and theological education for Spanish-speakers in the Harrisonburg area. She also coordinates equipping events for Latino leaders and builds bridges between them and their neighbors of other cultures.

Aaron Kauffman

Aaron Kauffman

President

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Aaron gives overall leadership to the ministries of Virginia Mennonite Missions. He loves to see people transformed and released into God’s reconciling work through the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Steve Leaman

Steve Leaman

Director of Advancement

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Steve leads the Advancement Team in the work of communications, public relations, and fundraising, and serves as a member of the Leadership Council.

Dianna Lehman

Dianna Lehman

Executive Assistant and Human Resources Manager

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Dianna provides administrative support to the President and serves as Human Resources Manager, administering employee benefits programs, coordinating health plans, payroll, monthly MST reports, and worker reimbursements.

Jan Liskey

Jan Liskey

Director of Finance

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Jan oversees VMMissions’ finances, carefully accounting for funds entrusted to VMMissions and assuring their proper receipting, reporting and audit.

Martin Rhodes

Martin Rhodes

Discipleship Ministries Coach

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Martin’s role is to facilitate immersive missional experiences for individuals and groups desiring to follow Jesus faithfully in the world. He facilitates shorter-term mission experiences through the tranSend and Partners in Mission programs.

Melanie Sherer

Melanie Sherer

Administrative Assistant

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Melanie’s role includes various responsibilities such as providing administrative support to other staff and ministry support teams, coordinating prayer support, processing mail, and other receptionist duties.

Lynn Suter

Lynn Suter

Director of Operations and International Ministries

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Lynn’s role is to care for the organizational health of VMMissions, and particularly international ministry, through careful administrative work and nurturing people and partnerships.

Carol Tobin

Carol Tobin

Asia Regional Director and Mission Advocate

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Carol oversees and cares for the needs of workers in Asia. She nurtures partnerships, supports MSTs, and casts vision for new ventures. As Mission Advocate, writer and teacher, she also has coordinated the Harrisonburg “Perspectives on the World Christian Movement” course, and serves as the content editor for our quarterly Transforming magazine.

Skip Tobin

Skip Tobin

Director of USA Ministries

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As USA Ministries Director, Skip has the exciting opportunity to specifically encourage and nurture a missional posture among churches and leaders in our conference and beyond, allowing us to join the movement that Jesus began.

Jon Trotter

Jon Trotter

Communications Associate

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Jon’s primary role is to effectively tell mission stories in ways that reach and inspire the entire constituency of Virginia Mennonite Missions through print and other means.

Tom Yoder

Tom Yoder

Associate Mediterranean Regional Director

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Tom serves as Associate Mediterranean Regional Director in a quarter-time role, and brings many gifts, wisdom, and experience to VMMissions’ work in the Mediterranean.

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