Leadership

The Center is governed by an oversight board with representatives from each of the founding partners, and a board of reference.

Oversight Board

Eastern Mennonite University

  • Fred Kniss, Provost
  • Deirdre Smeltzer, Vice President and Undergraduate Academic Dean
  • Jim Yoder, Biology Professor

Goshen College

  • Luke Gascho, Executive Director, Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center
  • Ken Newbold, Provost

Mennonite Central Committee

  • Tammy Alexander, Senior Legislative Associate
  • Eric Kurtz, Executive Director, MCC Great Lakes

Board of Reference

  • Ray Martin, Honorary Chair, Founding Donor
  • Shantha Alonso, Executive Director, Creation Justice Ministries
  • Ben Brabson, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Indiana University Bloomington
  • Russell de Young, Retired, NASA
  • Mitch Hescox, President/CEO, Evangelical Environmental Network
  • Chad Horning, Vice President, Everence
  • Lawrence Jennings, Lay Leader, Infinity Mennonite Church
  • Jacqui Patterson, Director, NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program
  • Vurayayi Pugeni, Humanitarian Relief and Disaster Recovery Coordinator, MCC Canada
  • Lyubov Slashcheva, Board Chair, Board President, Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship