Meet Our Team

Karl Shelly

Pastor: Mission, Peace, and Justice, and Small Groups

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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 adult sons.

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: Dimensions of Progressive Christianity

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

Anna Yoder Schlabach

Pastor: Worship, Pastoral Care

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Anna was born in Normal, IL and grew up in Goshen as a child of Assembly Mennonite Church. She graduated from Goshen College in 2007 having studied Bible and religion, history and peace, justice and conflict studies, and earned a master of divinity degree from Iliff School of Theology in Denver, CO 2011.
Anna and her husband Brian have two school age children.
Anna and Brian served for one year with Mennonite Mission Network in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where twins Sophie and Caleb were born in 2012. That same year their family returned to Goshen.
Anna joined the AMC pastoral team in November 2018.


Scott Coulter

Pastor: Congregational Life, Hospitality

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Scott was born in Washington, Indiana. He graduated from Taylor University, BA: Philosophy & Biblical Literature, 2005, and the University of Toledo, MA: Philosophy, 2013.
Scott and his wife Ana have three daughters.
After graduating from Taylor, Scott lived in Toledo, Ohio where he taught Philosophy and Religious Studies courses at the college level. He also taught reading development courses to students of all ages, and served in lay leadership roles at Toledo Mennonite Church. Scott enjoys reading and having thought-provoking conversations.
Scott joined the AMC pastoral team in October 2019.


Susan Nice

Naomi Roots

Church Administrator

Naomi is responsible for management of our church facility, coordinates our landscaping and building volunteers, and handles day-to-day finances and payroll.

Becky Overholt

Administrative Assistant

Becky is responsible for managing information and communications and logistics in our church office, coordinates Sunday morning volunteers, and provides other invaluable program support to the pastors.

Dancy Hirschler

Treasurer (Volunteer Position)


John Nafziger

Offering Manager (Volunteer Position)

Isaiah Friesen

Pastoral Intern

Isaiah is married to Andrea Moya. After growing up in the Midwest, Isaiah has studied and lived in several Latin American countries. He has been taking seminary classes since 2017 and has worked in various ministry roles in Anabaptist, Methodist, and other ecumenical settings. Isaiah enjoys running marathons and learning new languages. He is especially passionate about the church’s mission at the intersection of land, water, environmental justice, and decolonization.