Our Staff

Eileen Kinch

Digital Editor

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Eileen Kinch is digital editor at Anabaptist World. She lives near Tylersport, Pennsylvania, with her husband and two cats. She studied writing as ministry at Earlham School of Religion. She divides her time between the Mosaic Mennonite Conference communication team and Anabaptist World.

Juan Moya

Digital Strategist

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Juan Moya serves as the digital strategist of Anabaptist World. He currently lives in Florida and is married to Mariana Cardenas. Juan studied multimedia communications and graphic design at Goshen College and then pursued a postgraduate degree as a branding and strategic communication specialist in Colombia. His parents served as missionaries with Mennonite Mission Network from 2000 to 2015 in Ecuador.

Danielle Klotz

Executive Director

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Danielle Klotz is executive director of Anabaptist World. She lives in Goshen Indiana with her partner Nata and their sons Francesco and Willow. Dani previously worked in marketing, communications and development at Mennonite Mission Network. She is an alumna of both Hesston College and Goshen College, and served for a year with Mennonite Mission Network in Brazil.

Jennie Wintermote

Business Manager

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Jennie Wintermote splits her day-time hours between the Western District Conference Resource Library in North Newton, Kansas and Anabaptist World. In her evening hours she loves caring for her family and supporting women impacted by betrayal trauma. She is a member of First Mennonite Church in Newton, Kansas.

Tim Huber

Associate Editor

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Tim Huber is associate editor at Anabaptist World. He worked at Mennonite World Review since 2011. A graduate of Tabor College, he and his wife Heidi Huber served with Mennonite Central Committee in Germany, where the first of their three children were born. His family attends Shalom Mennonite Church in Newton, Kan.

Paul Schrag

Editor

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Paul Schrag is editor of Anabaptist World. He lives in Newton, Kan., attends First Mennonite Church of Newton and is married to Wendy. They have two adult daughters, Abby Koch and Becca Schrag. He was on the staff of Mennonite World Review for 32 years, serving as editor since 1996.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Policies and procedures for Anabaptist World Inc. are established by the board of directors.

Board Executive Committee:

Marty Troyer

Secretary

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Marty Troyer is Pastor of Houston Mennonite: The Church of the Sermon on the Mount, a growing urban congregation. Works with numerous organizations involved with racial justice, immigrant rights, workers' rights, peacemaking/non-violence, and the abolition of the death penalty. Author and blogger. Graduate of Hesston College, Wheaton College, and Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary.

Hans Houshower

Treasurer

Hans Houshower brings 30-plus years of leadership experience in the non-profit sector including 12 years as director of programs for a private community non-profit and 15 years as vice president for advancement for Bluffton University where he currently serves as Special Assistant to the President for church relations, grants and major gifts. He graduated from Goshen College '75, BA Religion and minor in Communication and Theater, and holds a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology '83 from the University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Hans and his spouse, Linda (Beechy), Goshen College '74 are members of First Mennonite Church, Bluffton, Ohio where they live and enjoy biking, bird watching, cooking, gardening and walking among many interests.

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Dawn Araujo-Hawkins

Vice-President

Dawn Araujo-Hawkins is an award-winning religion journalist, Black Girl Magic practitioner and Shine Theorist based in Kansas City, Missouri. She currently serves as the news editor of the Christian Century and is also vice president of the Religion News Association board of directors.

Melody Pannell

President

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Melody Pannell is a social activist, equity trainer, public speaker, theologian, educator, mentor and counselor. Previously an Assistant Professor of Social Work and Chairperson of the Committee on Diversity and Inclusion at Eastern Mennonite University. Also previously served as Director of Counseling Services at Virginia Union University and Director of Multicultural Services at EMU. Currently serves as the Director of Diversity and Community Engagement at UVA Health and School of Medicine and Director of Communications for Anabaptist Center for Religion and Society (ACRS).

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Additional Board Members:

Tobin Miller Shearer

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Tobin Miller Shearer is a History Professor and African-American Studies Director at the University of Montana. Co-founder of the Damascus Road Anti-Racism Process (now Roots of Justice) and Widerstand Consulting, he is also the author of six books and more than 150 articles, essays, and chapters on the themes of spirituality, Anabaptist history, racism, and religion. He and his wife Cheryl have lived in Missoula, Montana, since 2008.

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Sheri Hostetler

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Sheri Hostetler is lead pastor at First Mennonite Church of San Francisco. She is also the co-founder of the Coalition to Dismantle the Doctrine of Discovery and serves on the Coalition’s leadership team. Sheri is also the co-host, with columnist Sarah Augustine, of Anabaptist World’s “Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery Podcast” and the co-author of So We and Our Children May Live: Following Jesus in Confronting the Climate Crisis (Herald Press, 2023.

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Karen Flores Vindel

Karen Flores Vindel is an English/Spanish interpreter and translator that works and serves with a spectrum of organizations. She has deep connections to Anabaptist organizations and has collaborated through translation, public speaking, writing and more with Mennonite World Conference, Mennonite Central Committee, Community Peacemaker Teams, Global Anabaptist Health Network, Global Anabaptist Education Networks, Movement of Anabaptist Women Doing Theology from Latin America and several Anabaptist denominational conferences and congregations. Previously, she also served in New York City at the MCC UN Office through the IVEP program. Karen lives and works in Honduras and enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She is an aunt to 3 biological nieces and, 5 nieces and nephews from the heart. At home, her two dogs Coco Chispa and Sasha Alejandra keep her busy and bring lots of joy.

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Marathana Prothro

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Marathana Prothro is communication faculty at Bluffton University, previously director of marketing at Hesston College, identity (communications) director for Mennonite Church USA, and news editor at a small-town daily newspaper. Areas of expertise: branding, public relations, social media, journalism, organizational and leadership communication, gender and communication.