Staff

Meet Our Team
Susan Nice

Lora Nafziger

Pastor: Christian Formation

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Lora was born in Stratford, Ont. She graduated from Goshen College, BA: Sociology & Anthropology, 2001, Smith College School for Social Work, MSW, 2006, and Chicago Theological Seminary, M.Div, 2008.

Lora and her husband Mitch have three school-aged sons and a toddler.

After graduating from GC, Lora worked with MCC in Northern Manitoba. She then worked in Alaska & Indiana as a clinical social worker with adults and children, doing play and expressive therapy. She joined the AMC pastoral team in 2013.

Karl Shelly

Pastor: Small Groups, Peace, Justice, Advocacy, & Community Connections

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Karl was born in Columbus, OH. He graduated from Adrian College, BA: Religion & Political Science, 1983, and University of Denver College of Law, JD, 1986.

Karl & his wife Michelle have three sons in their 20s.

Karl previously worked as a lawyer, as a Capitol Hill lobbyist for Mennonite Central Committee, and a mediator in the D.C. court system. He’s been an adjunct professor of Peace, Justice, & Conflict Studies at GC since 2002, and a member of the AMC pastoral team since 1998.

Document written by Karl: What is a “progressive Christian?

Response from Karl to being “charged” with officiating at same-sex wedding.

Karl’s homily to Carolyn Schrock-Shenk delivered at Carolyn’s memorial service February 9, 2019

Anna Yoder Schlabach

Pastor: Worship, Pastoral Care

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Anna was born in Normal, IL and grew up in Goshen as a child of Assembly Mennonite Church. She graduated from Goshen College in 2007 having studied Bible and religion, history and peace, justice and conflict studies, and earned a master of divinity degree from Iliff School of Theology in Denver, CO 2011.
 
Anna and her husband Brian have two school age children.
 
Anna and Brian served for one year with Mennonite Mission Network in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where twins Sophie and Caleb were born in 2012. That same year their family returned to Goshen.
 
Anna joined the AMC pastoral team in November 2018.

 

Scott Coulter

Pastor: Congregational Life, Hospitality

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Scott was born in Washington, Indiana. He graduated from Taylor University, BA: Philosophy & Biblical Literature, 2005, and the University of Toledo, MA: Philosophy, 2013.
 
Scott and his wife Ana have two daughters.
 
After graduating from Taylor, Scott lived in Toledo, Ohio where he taught Philosophy and Religious Studies courses at the college level. He also taught reading development courses to students of all ages, and served in lay leadership roles at Toledo Mennonite Church. Scott enjoys reading and having thought-provoking conversations.
 
Scott joined the AMC pastoral team in October 2019.

 

Kristen Swartley

Pastoral Intern

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Kristen grew up in Cedar Falls, IA. She graduated from Eastern Mennonite University, BA: Music Performance & Liberal Arts, and Oklahoma City University, MM: Flute Performance, and is currently an M.Div student at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary.

After college, Kristen taught music in Bolivia with MCC’s SALT program. She also taught flute and conducted orchestras with El Sistema Oklahoma, taught private lessons, performed with various groups, and worked with a state arts advocacy organization. 

Kristen is drawn to church work especially as it relates to social justice, community building, the arts and ritual, and biblical/theological study. She enjoys learning to garden, trying new recipes, reading about feminist, queer, and other liberation theologies, doing yoga, finding fun ways to safely do social things at a distance, and walking/biking outdoors.

Kristen is doing her second-year seminary internship at Assembly for the 2020-2021 school year.

 

Jane Litwiller

Administrator

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Jane grew up near Ludington, MI. She graduated from Hesston College, AA, 2003, and Goshen College, BA: Environmental Studies, 2005 & MA: Environmental Education, 2015. 

Jane previously worked at Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College.

Jane joined the AMC Staff in August 2020.