Elwood Yoder

History and Bible Teacher : EMHS


Central (Kidron, Ohio) Christian High School grad, 1974 EMU grad 1981, BA in Bible and Religion, and B.S. In History and Social Science, Secondary Education Temple University M.S. in Ed University of Pittsburgh, MLIS; M.Div senior candidate Eastern Mennonite Seminary. Virginia Teaching Certificate in high school Social Studies


Enjoy writing and editing, playing with my grandchildren, riding bicycle with my wife, teaching adults in Sunday School, and spending time with my family. My personal website is elwoodyoder.net


My children are Nathaniel ’04, Maria ’06, and Philip ’10, all EMHS grads.

Favorite Bible verses

One of my life verses is Ephesians 2:10: “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

I'm inspired by...

I’m inspired by the optimism, joy, and energy that high school students bring to my classroom. Seeing change, development, and kingdom vision grow in students keeps me engaged in Christian education.

My dream for EMS

My dream for EMS is that we are a vital church school that enables students to serve Christ through kingdom vocations and occupations.