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


Chad G. Hurst – LM Class of 1991

Realtor, Kingsway Realty


Rod Lefever – LM Class of 1984

Director of Technology, Facilities, Dealer Development, Hoober, Inc.


Nelson Okanya

Global Missions President, Center for Serving Leadership


Joan Gotwals Yoder (Joanie)

Chief Administration Officer/Owner, Brook Ledge, Inc.

Officer - Secretary


Harold R. Mast – LM Class of 1965

Retired Owner of Mast Electric


Jon Carlson

Lead Pastor, Forest Hills Mennonite Church


Cindy S. Mast

Nurse Case Manager, Care Connections, Lancaster General Health


Diane M. Umble

Retired from Millersville University


Brenda H. Zeevaart

Advancement/Development Consultant

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.