Board of Directors

The LM Board of Directors provides vision and direction for Lancaster Mennonite School. LM is a Conference Related Ministry of ACC (Atlantic Coast Conference of Mennonite Church USA) and is a Resource Partner Organization of LMC (known formerly as Lancaster Mennonite Conference), a fellowship of Anabaptist Churches. LM receives its accreditation through Mennonite Education Agency (MEA) of Mennonite Church USA, and receives governance and oversight from ACC. Lancaster Mennonite and sister schools across the US and Canada are part of Mennonite Schools Council (MSC), an agency of MEA.

Officer - Board Chair


Board Chair

Kathy Rutt Beiler – LM Class of 1985

Director of Strategic Engagement, Bridge of Hope National

Officer - Treasurer



Rod Lefever – LM Class of 1984

Director of Finance, Hoober, Inc.



Jon Carlson

Lead Pastor, Forest Hills Mennonite Church



Nelson Okanya

Global Missions President, Center for Serving Leadership


Michael Wilson

Michael Wilson

Stated Clerk, Presbytery of Donegal and Synod of the Trinity
Adjunct Faculty and Director of Presbyterian Studies, Lancaster Theological Seminary
Michael has his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Dickinson College, Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, Master of Theology and Missiology from Columbia Theological Seminary, Doctor of Ministry and Missional Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary, and Ph.D. in Missional Ecclesiology from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He has three children, two LM alumni and the other will be graduating from LM this year. His wife, Tricia, and their family attend First Presbyterian Church, Strasburg.

Officer - Vice Chair


Vice Chair

Joan Gotwals Yoder (Joanie)

Chief Administration Officer/Owner, Brook Ledge, Inc.

Officer - Secretary



Brenda H. Zeevaart

Advancement/Development Consultant


Kirsten Johnsen Martin

Kirsten Johnsen Martin

Director of Osteopathic Medicine & Associate Director Family Medicine Penn Medicine Lancaster General Hospital


Yaury Pagano

Yaury Pagano

Office Manager, Pagano & Associates Accountants and Advisors

Board Member Nomination Process
LM board of directors has a nominating subcommittee that processes names based on a variety of characteristics, skill sets and church representation. Then the board reviews and may add names.  The board chair and superintendent review and finalize choices for invitation.  Names for consideration may be given to the board chair.

Site Council

Each campus also maintains a Site Council that provides support to campus principals, faculty and staff and acts as a liaison between the board and parent constituency of each campuses.