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 '88 Showalter, 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 and is currently chairing a task force looking at the drama program at EMS.

Mike Piper '91

Mike is CFO at Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community. He is married to Sarah and the father of two current EMS students. Mike serves on the finance and investment committee. He is a member at Zion Mennonite Church.

Dawn Monger

Dawn is a credentialed minister with Virginia Mennonite Conference, an active volunteer and grandmother to a current EMS student. Both of her sons attended EMS in the late '90s.

Caitlin Helmuth '05 Tice

Caitlin works with New Creation, a nonprofit that counteracts human trafficking, in Harrisonburg and is a full-time mom to two young boys. She serves on the board as liaison from the Alumni Association Board, for which she is chairperson. She is a group fitness coach for StrongFigure Bootcamp and is a member of Eastside Church.

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. She is a member of Lindale Mennonite Church.

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 three 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.

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Board members, left to right back row (August 2019): Mike Piper, Tim Stutzman, James Akerson, Matt Weaver (no longer on the board as of 2020), Jeff Shank, Amy Mumbauer, Aaron Yutzy, Mike Weaver. Front row: Liesel Showalter, Caitlin Tice, Susan Huyard, John Beiler, Dawn Monger, Radella Vrolijk, Teresa Anders.

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.

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Board of directors, Liesel Showalter