Abe Hartzler

Abe Hartzler

Associate Director of Advancement

Abe coordinates in the planning of all VMMissions events and works with Ministry Support Teams to enhance their capacity for effective worker support, engagement among donors and supporting congregations, fundraising, and other facets of ministry.

Lizzette Hernandez

Lizzette Hernandez

Latino Ministries Coach

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

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.

Jan Liskey

Jan Liskey

Director of Finance

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

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

Executive Assistant

Melanie’s role is to provide administrative support to the President, and other administrative responsibilities.

Jason Showalter

Jason Showalter

Global Ministries Director

Jason gives overall leadership to VMMissions’ international and domestic ministries. He has 15 years of experience as a cross-cultural worker with a sister Anabaptist agency, where his roles included orientation, mentoring, and developing strategic vision with cross-cultural teams.

Carol Tobin

Carol Tobin

Mission Advocate

Carol 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

Ministry Coach - USA

As Ministry Coach – USA, 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

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

Ministry Coach - Balkans

Tom serves as Ministry Coach – Balkans, bringing many gifts, wisdom, and experience to VMMissions’ work in the Balkan region.

Karen Yoder

Karen Yoder

Ministry Support Coach and Global Assistant

As our new Ministry Support Coach and Global Assistant, Karen is resourcing Ministry Support Teams and lending administrative support to Jason Showalter and the Global Team.

Todd Van Patter

Director of Operations

As Director of Operations, Todd leads the Support Services Team and serves on the Leadership Council. His background is in organizational design and culture: the systems and practices that lead to vibrant and effective organizations.

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