Gini Trotter

Counselor for grades K-8 : Staff


BA from Eastern Mennonite University 2001, and M.Ed, Ed.S. School Counseling from James Madison University, 2012 . Additional coursework in restorative justice in education at Eastern Mennonite University. Gini's past work experience include Big Brothers Big Sisters of Harrisonburg, Mennonite Central Committee in San Pedro Carcha, Guatemala, and long-term substitute in school counseling at Turner Ashby High School,


Gini enjoys gardening, bikepacking, biking, hiking, and camping.

Favorite Bible verses

And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. - Micah 6:8

My dream for EMS

My hope is that the community of people that are EMS will continue to grow a heart of service that cares for God's people and God's earth, learn and find healing through hard conversations and restorative relationships, and build peace throughout their lifetimes-actively practicing kindness, listening, and courage. "Peace is a choice. Live peace as Jesus did. At each small turn choose peace."