Board of Directors

Jeff Shank '90, Chair

Jeff brings a wealth of experience as past head of school for Sarasota (Florida) Christian School. He also worked as development officer for Lancaster Mennonite School in the past. Currently, he is director of alumni and parent engagement for Eastern Mennonite University. He is married to Julie and the father of three children, two who attend EMS. In addition to chairing the board of directors, he serves on the advancement committee.

Amy Mumbauer, Vice Chair

Amy is a physical therapist at Augusta Health and serves on the board’s personnel committee and works with the ad hoc education and student life committee. Married to Steve a pediatrician and is mother to two daughters, one an EMS alumnus and one a current student.

Tim Stutzman, Treasurer

Tim is the father of two EMS students. He is the director of finance/controller for Eastern Mennonite University, board treasurer and chair of the board's finance and investment committee.

Liesel Yoder Showalter '88, Secretary

Liesel is a licensed professional counselor with her own practice in Harrisonburg. She is married to Chris, also an EMS alum, and mother of two, one a 2018 EMS graduate. She serves as secretary for the board and chairs the personnel committee.

James Akerson

James is pastor of the rural Beldor Mennonite Church in Elkton, Virginia. He is married to Emily and father of two EMHS graduates. James serves on the personnel committee.

Teresa Anders

Teresa is chair of the board's advancement committee. She is an executive assistant at InterChange, a warehousing logistics development business where her husband, Devon, is CEO. Teresa is mother to three EMS graduates.

John Beiler

John is president and CEO of Park View Federal Credit Union. He is married to Wendy and the father of two students who have attended EMS. John serves on the finance and investment committee.

Susan Huyard

Susan is an oncology nurse at Augusta Medical Center. Married to Dwight, she is mother to three children who are current or former EMS students. Susan  serves on the committee on directors.

Joseph L. Lapp

Joe Lapp has a long-time relationship with Mennonite education including serving 13 years as president of Eastern Mennonite University. An attorney, Joe practiced law before entering higher ed. He now is a trust and charitable services specialist with Everence of Harrisonburg. Married to Hannah, he has a daughter and granddaughters who formerly attended EMS. Joe serves on the personnel committee.

Radella Vrolijk

Radella is married to Linwood '83 and mother to four boys, all of whom have attended or are current EMS students. She has supported the school's athletics program tirelessly for many years as chair of the Booster Club. She and Linwood own and operate a successful poultry farm in Hinton, Virginia. Radella serves on the board's personnel committee.

Matt Weaver '92

Matt is a father of four, all of whom have attended or currently attend EMS. His children are fourth generation EMS students! Matt is the commerical and new business manager for Weaver's Flooring America in Harrisonburg. He has served on EMS alumni board, as a basketball coach and in many supporting school roles.  His wife Michelle is the boarding coordinator for international students at the school. He is chair of the board's committee on directors and serves on the advancement committee.

Michael D. Weaver '86

Mike is a financial products solutions consultant with Jenzabar in Harrisonburg. He and his wife Rachel have three children, all of whom attend EMS. They are the third generation at the school. Mike has an MBA with finance concentration from James Madison University. He is a current member and past chair of the Laurelville Mennonite Church Center board. He serves on the finance  and advancement committees.

Aaron Yutzy '06

Aaron is a key part of his family's dairy operation -- Windcrest Holsteins -- in Timberville, Virginia. He and his wife Andrea have two young children. In 2015 the farm operation installed the largest private solar power installation in Virginia at the time. Aaron serves on the advancement committee.

board of directors 2019

Board members, left to right, April 2019: Aaron Yutzy '06, Jeff Shank '90 (chair), Tim Stutzman, Joseph L. Lapp, John Beiler, James Akerson, Teresa Anders, Susan Huyard, Amy Mumbauer, Radella Vrolijk, Matt Weaver '92, Liesel Showalter '88, Mike Weaver '86.

Radella Vrolijk, board member, visits with students during lunch

Radella Vrolijk (above) and Amy Mumbauer and Liesel Showalter (below and bottom) visit with students over lunch to hear their ideas about the school.

board meets students
Board of directors, Liesel Showalter