Staff Directory

The face of MDS is the thousands of volunteers who serve in communities in the U.S. and Canada helping communities recover from disaster.  Behind the scenes are a dedicated staff serving in leadership, administration, project operations, volunteer coordination and communications.

MDS Staff

Alicia Hurst

Volunteer Administrative Assistant

Binational Office, Lititz, Pennsylvania

Bob Brubaker

Volunteer Assistant - Puerto Rico

Binational Office, Lititz, Pennsylvania

Becky Gochnauer

Volunteer Manager

Binational Office, Lititz, Pennsylvania

Brad Fair

Development Manager

Binational Office, Lititz, Pennsylvania

Brett Troyer

Fleet and Logistics Manager

Binational Office, Lititz, Pennsylvania

Brian Pipkin

Executive Assistant

Binational Office, Lititz, Pennsylvania

Christle Gehman

Public Relations/Social Media Coordinator

Binational Office, Lititz, Pennsylvania

Danielle Peters

Accounting Bookkeeper

MDS Canada Office, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Darin Bontrager

Regional Operations Coordinator

Region 2 

Deanna Frey

Coordinator for Weekly Volunteers

Binational Office, Lititz, Pennsylvania

Doug Nolt

Warehouse and Equipment Manager

MDS Warehouse, Columbus, Mississippi

Evelyn Peters-Rojas

Volunteer Development Coordinator

MDS Canada Office, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Gabrielle Bomberger

Program Administrative Assistant

Binational Office, Lititz, Pennsylvania

Ginny Sauder

Database Support, Administrative Assistant

Binational Office, Lititz, Pennsylvania

Heidi Charles

Staff Accountant

Binational Office, Lititz, Pennsylvania

Jeff Koller

Regional Operations Coordinator (West)

Region 3 and Region 4

Jerry Grosh

Director of Field Operations

Binational Office, Lititz, Pennsylvania

Josh Carson

Volunteer Coordinator for Leadership

Binational Office, Lititz, Pennsylvania

Kelsey Friesen

Volunteer & Project Coordinator

MDS Canada Office, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Kevin King

Executive Director

Binational Office, Lititz, Pennsylvania

Larry Stoner

Regional Operations Coordinator

Region 1

Lucille Toews

Administrative Assistant

MDS Canada Office, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Lyndell Good

Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

Binational Office, Lititz, Pennsylvania

Phil Helmuth

Volunteer Recruiter

Binational Office. Based in Harrisonburg, Virginia

Ron Guenther

Assistant Executive Director

Binational Office, Lititz, Pennsylvania

Ross Penner

Director of Canadian Operations

MDS Canada Office, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Invite a Speaker

Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) has representatives available to help share about the organization, the work and the mission of MDS with any group gathering or congregation. We are happy to come alongside your church to speak on the life-changing affect serving others has on both the ones we help and in the volunteers. We also encourage you to consider inviting us to speak at any convention, meeting or special event related to disaster relief or providing service for those in need. We will provide an informed speaker, cover transportation to and from your location, and supporting materials.

Please contact us to find out who is available to come speak to your group. Please let us know if you have any personal connection with any of the speakers or have had someone speak at your gathering before.

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