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Staff and Volunteer Associates

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Kathleen Nofziger Yeakey
Executive Director

 

Denise Reesor
Program Director

Kathy has served ADN as Executive Director since May of 2015.

Kathy’s responsibilities include donor development, office management, relating to the board of directors, and collaborative oversight of finances, communications, staff, and volunteers. She brings work experience from Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS) in Elkhart, Chain Reaction Bicycle Project, Inc. in Goshen, and Ten Thousand Villages of Shipshewana. She is a member of North Goshen Mennonite Church.

Denise began serving as the new Program Director for ADN in October, 2016.

Denise’s responsibilities include writing and editing, consultation, website management, preaching, and teaching.  She brings a passion for helping persons with mental illness and other disabilities to find full acceptance and accessibility in all areas of church and society. She is a member of East Goshen Mennonite Church.

 

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Field Associates

 

ADN Field Associates are volunteers who work from their home location in partnership with ADN on program areas that contribute to ADN’s mission. Contact the ADN office to connect with any of our Associates.

 

Current field associates:

 

Katherine Dickson

 

Kathy lives in Bluffton, Ohio, where she attends First Mennonite Church of Bluffton. Her interests include the theology of disability and the gifts that people with disabilities bring to the body of Christ. She is Director of Vocational Discernment and Community Engagement for Methodist Theological School of Ohio, Delaware, Ohio. Contact Kathy through the ADN office.
 

Deborah Ferber

 

 

A native of Ontario, Canada, Deborah has worked as a live-in assistant for people with developmental disabilities in several L’Arche communities in Ontario, Nova Scotia, and the United Kingdom. She is passionate about building friendships with people with developmental disabilities and supporting people living with mental illness. Deborah is a frequent contributor to ADN’s blog. Contact Deborah through the ADN office.
 

Rebekah Flores

Rebekah lives in Elgin, Illinois, where she attends Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren. She brings experience living and working with people with developmental disabilities and a strong interest in promoting disability awareness and inclusion in congregations. Rebekah serves as the Ombudsman for persons with disabilities at the annual conference of the Church of the Brethren. Contact Rebekah through the ADN office.
 
 

Lora Nafziger 

Lora lives in Goshen, Indiana, where she is serves on the pastoral team of Assembly Mennonite Church. She has an interest in supporting congregations to maintain healthy interpersonal relationships for all people.Contact Lora through the ADN office.

  
Mark Pickens

Mark lives in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where he attends First Church of the Brethren, Harrisburg. He brings to ADN his personal experience as a blind person. He is interested in the ways our understandings of God and disabilities interact and influence personal faith and congregational practices. Mark can speak about many disability accessibility issues, including those related to low vision and blindness. Contact Mark through the ADN office.

Jill Stemple​


Jill lives in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster is her home congregation. Jill's interests include addressing the intersection of mental health/illness with church life and theology, helping churches learn to understand mental health struggles more fully and find loving ways to be in community with members living with mental illness. She is employed by the Pennsylvania Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. Contact Jill through the ADN office.

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