Staff

Meet Our Team
Susan Nice

Lora Nafziger

Pastor: Christian Formation, Congregational Life

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Lora was born in Stratford, Ont. She graduated from Goshen College, BA: Sociology & Anthropology, 2001, Smith College School for Social Work, MSW, 2006, and Chicago Theological Seminary, M.Div, 2008.

Lora and her husband Mitch have three school-aged sons and a toddler.

After graduating from GC, Lora worked with MCC in Northern Manitoba. She then worked in Alaska & Indiana as a clinical social worker with adults and children, doing play and expressive therapy. She joined the AMC pastoral team in 2013.

Karl Shelly

Pastor: Small Groups, Peace, Justice, Advocacy, & Community Connections

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Karl was born in Columbus, OH. He graduated from Adrian College, BA: Religion & Political Science, 1983, and University of Denver College of Law, JD, 1986.

Karl & his wife Michelle have three sons in their 20s.

Karl previously worked as a lawyer, as a Capitol Hill lobbyist for Mennonite Central Committee, and a mediator in the D.C. court system. He’s been an adjunct professor of Peace, Justice, & Conflict Studies at GC since 2002, and a member of the AMC pastoral team since 1998.

Document written by Karl: What is a “progressive Christian?

Response from Karl to being “charged” with officiating at same-sex wedding.

Tom Kauffman

Pastor: Bridge Pastor, Pastoral Care

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Tom was born in Goshen IN (only because there was no hospital in LaGrange County at the time) and lived the first 18 years of his life on a farm in LaGrange. He attended several colleges as an undergraduate (Taylor, Indiana University, Goshen & IUSB) finally getting a BA degree in History. He also attended (then) Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminaries before pastoring for 10 years at Paoli Mennonite Fellowship in southern IN, 8 years as the Lead Pastor at the Mennonite Church of Normal in Normal IL. He then joined the conference staff of Ohio Conference of Mennonite Church USA, first as a regional pastor, then for 18 years as the conference minister. Most recently he completed an 18-month transitional pastorate at Albuquerque Mennonite in NM.

Tom is married to Amy. They have 4 adult children and 9 grandchildren. Their daughter Molly attends Assembly Mennonite.

Tom joined the pastoral team in April 2017.

 

Naomi Roots

Administrative Assistant

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