Amy Mumbauer, Acting 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. Amy attends Springdale Mennonite, is married to Steve, a pediatrician, and is mother to two daughters, one an EMS alumnus and one a current student.
Michael D. Weaver '86, Treasurer
Mike is a financial products solutions consultant with Jenzabar in Harrisonburg. He attends Lindale Mennonite, is married to Rachel, and is father to three children, all of whom attend or graduated from 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.
Shannon W. Dycus, Secretary
Shannon is the Dean of Students at Eastern Mennonite University, continuing a career in pastoring and education across learning communities and ministry settings. She is married to Greg and they share two sons, in elementary and middle school.
David is Associate Professor of Music and Director of the Eastern Mennonite University Music Department. He also serves as Artistic Director of the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival and earned his doctor of musical arts degree from The Juilliard School. David attends Divine Unity Community Church in Harrisonburg and is father to two EMS students.
Andrew Fairfield '03
Andrew is a pastor at Christiansburg Mennonite Church. He and his wife, Molly, have two young children. Andrew serves on the committee on directors, which selects nominees to the board.
Kristin Ellen Fink
Kristin is a Professor of Finance at James Madison University. Her teaching and research interests are broadly in the areas of investments and applied mathematical finance. She and her family attend Blessed Sacrament in Harrisonburg. She has three children currently attending EMS, and her oldest is a recent graduate.
Susan, together with her husband Stan, has dedicated much of her life to medical and mission work in the United States and Africa. Susan has served in administration, human resources, and fund-raising roles, taught Spanish and English as a Second Language, served as a chaplain, and raised three children. Her granddaughter attends EMS.
MaryJane "Janie" Heatwole
Janie is a retired school nurse with Montgomery Public Schools and served as treasurer of Christiansburg Mennonite Fellowship for 32 years in Christiansburg, Virginia. After moving back to the Shenandoah Valley in 2019 with her husband, a retired professor at Virginia Tech, Janie and Conrad attend Mt. Clinton Mennonite Church and have three daughters who each married an EMS alumnus.
Moriah is the Pastor for Nurture and Faith Development at Park View Mennonite Church. Her background is in camping ministry and teaching in youth and young adult faith formation in schools and churches. Young people and faith formation are passions for Moriah and she sees that work thriving at EMHS. She has enjoyed interacting with EMHS students from the classroom where she taught dance, to chapels and eating lunch together.
Scott P. Rogers
Scott is an Associate Broker with Funkhouser Real Estate Group and operates TakeThemAMeal.com and PerfectPotluck.com online. He serves on the board's advancement committee and enjoys coaching the school's middle school volleyball team. Scott attends Asbury United Methodist Church, is married to Shaena, and is father to two EMS students.
Luke is primarily a stay-at-home dad these days to his two daughters who are EMS students. He earned his doctor of law degree from the University of Notre Dame and worked in the past as vice president of operations for Excel Industries in Hesston, Kansas.
Loren retired in 2016 after 35 years of involvement in Mennonite education. He began his professional career as a pastor, served as associate executive secretary of the former Mennonite Board of Education, president of Hesston College, and president of Eastern Mennonite University. He and Pat were classmates at Iowa Mennonite School (Hillcrest Academy), and he holds a B.S. from EMU, M.Div. from Eastern Mennonite Seminary, and a D.Min. from Northern Seminary. Loren and Pat are pleased to have two grandchildren enrolled at EMS. Loren is passionate about addressing climate change and works part-time with Secure Solar Futures, doing business development for commercial-scale solar projects.
Kendal is an Education Coordinator at Virginia Department of Education's Center at James Madison University. Drawing on his work as a special educator, he now focuses on topics of self-determination, motivation and student engagement. As a co-state coordinator of the I’m Determined Project, Kendal is responsive to promoting environments that increase youth voice and advocacy into educational policy and practice. He has two daughters at EMS. Interests include his family, gardening, beekeeping, and many outdoor activities.
Andrew Zapanta '93
Andrew is an outsourced controller for Hantzmon Wiebel, LLP in Charlottesville, Virginia. He also serves on EMS's Finance Committee. Along with his two older brothers, Mark ('87) and Philip ('92), a Zapanta presence existed at Eastern Mennonite School for 10 straight years. Andrew has served in accounting, finance and internal audit roles in his career. He has also served on nonprofit boards and committees during his career and has volunteered his professional skills both domestically and in Haiti, Honduras, and Kenya. Andrew, his wife Heidi and their daughter attend Christ Community Church. Andrew previously served on the EMS Alumni Board, and his honored to serve again at his alma mater.