About the Presenters
MHF Annual Gathering 2013
Randy Christophel, CPA, MBA, FACHE, is President and Chief Executive Officer of Indiana University Health Goshen, in Goshen, Indiana. He is active at Silverwood Mennonite Church and on the Board of Directors of Bethany Christian Schools and the Elkhart County Community Foundation. He and his wife, Lori, have three young adult children, two in college and one in the Service Adventure program with Mennonite Mission Network. He enjoys biking, camping, golf, and tennis.
James Nelson Gingerich
James Nelson Gingerich, M.D., is one of the founders of Maple City Health Care Center and serves the center as a physician and as Guardian of Vision.
James lived in North Goshen during the time he attended Goshen College. He fell in love with the diversity and pluck of the people living in the neighborhood. James graduated from the Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago in 1985. Several years later, James, his wife Barb, and two sons moved back to James’s beloved neighborhood. James and Barb helped their neighbors create a health center in 1989. James’s community leadership and work for Maple City Health Care Center earned the National Dorothy Richardson Neighborworks Award in 2006. In addition to building the health of the community, James enjoys bee-keeping, weaving, Sacred Harp singing, and regular trips to the Chicago Symphony.
An article about James is on Goshen Commons.
Timothy Stoltzfus Jost
Timothy Stoltzfus Jost, J.D., Harrisonburg, Virginia, holds the Robert L. Willett Family Professorship of Law at the Washington and Lee University School of Law. He is a co-author of a casebook, Health Law, used widely throughout the United States in teaching health law and now in its sixth edition. He has written numerous monographs on legal issues in health care reform for national organizations and blogs regularly for Health Affairs, where he is a contributing editor, on health reform implementation. He is a consumer representative to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, a member of the Institute of Medicine, and a member of the Community Mennonite Church in Harrisonburg.
Mark King, PhD, is President and Chief Executive Officer of Greencroft Communities, a health system of six affiliated continuing care living communities based in Goshen, Indiana. He serves on the IU Health Goshen Board of Directors, and on the Advisory Board of the Goshen Salvation Army. Mark attends Sunnyside Mennonite Church and he and his wife, Pushpa, have one adult child, attending college this fall. He enjoys reading, golf, and baseball.
Clare Krabill is Executive Director of the Center for Healing and Hope, a faith-based urgent health care center for the uninsured and underinsured. She began her career as a physical therapist primarily working with underserved populations in inner cities. Later Clare served as Assistant Director of Women’s Ministry for a large non-denominational church. Clare is an active member of Berkey Avenue Mennonite Fellowship in Goshen and with her husband, Merrill Krabill, parents six children.
J. Nelson Kraybill
J. Nelson Kraybill, Ph.D, is Lead Pastor of Prairie St. Mennonite Church. He is author of Apocalypse and Allegiance and On the Pilgrims’ Way, a frequent speaker in church and academic settings with Dry Bones Teaching Ministry, and a frequent tour leader to Holy Land with TourMagination. Nelson is President Emeritus of Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary; President-Elect of Mennonite World Conference, and holds a Ph.D. in New Testament from Union Presbyterian Seminary. He enjoys photography and sailing and is the husband of Ellen, a physical therapist, and father of two daughters.
John Martens, M.D., is a surgeon in Goshen, Indiana and Vice President of International Mennonite Health Association. Born to medical missionary parents in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo, John travels regularly to assist in surgery in that country.
Mary Martha Metzler
Mary Martha Metzler is Mentor Teacher of the Dances of Universal Peace, has invited people into their own experience of wholeness through these circle dances and other forms of embodied prayer, in many settings for over 20 years. She especially loves teaching a way of engaging with the Aramaic words of Jesus with chant and movement. She is currently inspired by the work of Brené Brown (“Daring Greatly” and “The Gifts of Imperfection”).
Darrin Miller, MSW, LSW, is Director of Access & Risk Services at Oaklawn. He is a certified instructor through both Mental Health First Aid USA and the International Association of Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Certified Instructors. He also serves as a member of the Elkhart County Suicide Prevention Coalition and the Elkhart County Mental Health Task Force. He enjoys sports, reading, and spending time with family. Darrin, along with his wife Carrie and daughter Grace, are members of Riverview Mennonite Church in White Pigeon, Michigan.Darrin Miller is Director of Access & Risk Services at Oaklawn. He is a certified instructor through both Mental Health First Aid USA and the International Association of Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Certified Instructors. He also serves as a member of the Elkhart County Suicide Prevention Coalition and the Elkhart County Mental Health Task Force. He enjoys sports, reading, and spending time with family. Darrin, along with his wife Carrie and daughter Grace, are members of Riverview Mennonite Church in White Pigeon, MI.
Glen E. Miller
Glen E. Miller, M.D., MATS, is author of Empowering the Patient, and currently working on a new book, Preparing for a Good Death. For 25 years, he was an internist and hospital administrator and worked 11 years overseas assignments with Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) in medical work, teaching, and administration. Upon his return to the U.S., he was Manager of the Mennonite Church USA Healthcare Access Program, 2005-07. Glen is currently an active member of Assembly Mennonite Church in Goshen and the father of four children and their spouses who are engaged in healthcare, teaching, and social work. He also has nine grandchildren and one great grandchild. He cites a highlight of each year when “all members of our scattered family-now totaling 21-gather for a week in various parts of the country.”
Lora Nafziger, M.Div, LCSW, Goshen, Indiana, is a bivocational pastor at Assembly Mennonite Church and therapist at Oaklawn psychiatric center. She has been intrigued with the ways that, during times of difficulty and trauma, spiritual beliefs and practices can be both a resource or a source of further distress. Her MSW thesis explored women’s images of God. Her favorite things to do include spending time in the woods, reading and eating good food with friends.
Abbotsford, British Columbia
Murray Nickel, M.D., Abbotsford, British Columbia, is an emergency physician and the President of International Mennonite Health Association. Having grown up in the Congo in a missionary family, Murray continues to travel there frequently volunteering his time in medical mission work.
Dan Schrock, D.Min., Goshen, Indiana, is a pastor at Berkey Avenue Mennonite Fellowship in Goshen, Indiana, and a spiritual director. Gazing is one of his favorite spiritual practices.
Ervin R. Stutzman
Ervin R. Stutzman, Ph.D., Harrisonburg, Virginia, is Executive Director for Mennonite Church USA. He previously served as Dean and Professor of Church Ministries at Eastern Mennonite Seminary. He has also served the Mennonite Church in the roles of pastor, district overseer, missions administrator, conference moderator, and moderator for Mennonite Church USA. Ervin was born into an Amish home in Kalona, Iowa and grew up in Kansas. He baptized as a young teenager in the Amish Mennonite Church. He holds two Masters degrees and a Ph.D from Temple University. Ervin is a preacher, a teacher, and a writer with numerous publications to his credit. He and his wife Bonita, enjoy doing woodworking projects together. They have three adult children and two grandchildren.
Willard Swartley, B.D., Ph.D., Elkhart, Indiana, was ordained to the ministry in 1961 and was a college and seminary teacher for 40 years, including 26 years at AMBS in Elkhart, Indiana where he is Professor Emeritus of New Testament since 2004. His interest in this topic grows out of Bible studies on healing at AMBS pastors week, speeches to Mennonite health associations in the early 1990s, and his own personal health journey and the health care that has required. He enjoys gardening and baking as diversions from reading, writing, and publishing.
Patricia Ebersole Zwier
Patricia Ebersole Zwier, M.S., LMHC, has a second-career MS in Counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MS in Family Therapy from the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. She and her husband are recent arrivals to the Goshen area after over 30 years in Central America and the Caribbean, where they also raised their four children. Patricia rides her bike daily to Oaklawn where she leads the Bilingual Team as the therapist. She has twice co-presented research on Couples Therapy at the annual conference of the International Family Therapy Association. One of her passions is leading women’s retreats for the past 20 years.
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