Board of Directors

 

Board of Directors


Peter N. Graber
President
Treasurer
Elkhart, Ind. 
Term: 2016-2025

Peter Graber is a retired communications and fundraising professional living in Elkhart, Ind. with his wife, Mary and daughter, Emily, who lives with multiple disabilities. He is a member of Sunnyside Mennonite Church, Elkhart




Mitch Stutzman
Vice-President
Hesston, Kansas
Term: 2019-2025


Mitch Stutzman serves as Stewardship Consultant for Everence out of the Central Kansas office located in North Newton, Kansas. Mitch has a bachelor’s degree in Special Education and taught middle school special education before becoming a part of the residence life team at Hesston College where he further developed his passion for building a supportive and inclusive culture for individuals of all abilities. In his current work at Everence and through previous institutional advancement work, Mitch has nurtured planned giving expertise and the desire to empower donor generosity through creative giving tools. Mitch lives in Hesston, Kansas, with his wife Jasmine and children Wilmer and Millie. Their family attends Whitestone Mennonite Church. 


Jon-Eric Misz

Goshen, Ind.

Term: 2022-2025

Jon-Erik (J.E.) Misz lives in Goshen, Indiana, where he works as a licensed clinical social worker. While previously serving as a youth pastor, he learned of the strong need to provide churches and church leaders with access to mental health resources. Some of his favorite people in the world have experienced mental illness, and he views their presence in our church communities as a true gift. Integrating his interest in spoken word poetry, he discusses subjects such as trauma-informed care, anxiety and depression, and adolescent mental health. He is a member of Waterford Mennonite Church, where his wife, Katie, serves on the pastoral team.


 




 

​Julie Foster
Board Member
Harrisonburg, Virginia
Term: 2019-2023
Julie lives in Bridgewater, Virginia, with her husband, Lance.  She is a member of Harrisonburg First Church of the Brethren.  She has 39 years of experience in public education with parents and children of various disabilities.  Professional areas of experience include individuals with communication needs, Deaf and hard of hearing children and adults, 0-5 years old children with special needs, parent/infant programming, and transition programming for students 18-22 years old. She currently teaches special education courses and American Sign Language at Bridgewater College in Bridgewater, VA. Her interests include developing inclusive experiences for individuals with disabilities in a variety of settings (work, church, social settings, etc.), travel, pottery, and spending time with her family.  


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Brandon Grady
Board Member
Glennville, Pennsylvania
Term: 2022-2025

Brandon lives in Glennville, Pennsylvania. He serves as pastor for the Black Rock Church of the Brethren. Brandon has a Master of Divinity degree from Bethany Theological Seminary in Richmond, Indiana. He is also blind.

​Rebekah Flores
Ex-officio Board Member
Elgin, Ill.
Term: 2018-unspecified
Rebekah Flores serves as disabilities advocate for the Church of the Brethren. Rebekah has lived in a L'Arche community​ serving housemates with disabilities. She represents the Discipleship Ministries of the Church of the Brethren and attends Highland Avenue Church of th​e Brethren, Elgin, Ill.

​Jeanne Davies
Executive Director
Ex-officio Board Member
West Dundee, Ill.
Jeanne Davies serves as ADN's executive director and on the board in an ex-officio capacity. She attends Parables Community in Lombard and Dundee, Ill.
 
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