Brian Martin Burkholder has served as Campus Pastor and Director of Campus Ministries since 2003. Previously he served as program director of Amigo Centre in Sturgis, MI. While studying at Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary, he also served as interim campus pastor at Goshen (IN) College and was a school counselor and teacher in several public school systems in Ohio. He is an experienced worship and music leader, enjoys leading and participating in retreats, gets a kick out of contra dancing, loves the out-of-doors, hiking in nature, gardening and anything to do with water.
Joanne Gallardo joined the Campus Pastor team in August 2010. A native of Wauseon, Ohio, she is a graduate of Goshen (IN) College and Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary. In college and seminary, she was involved in coordinating campus worship, chapel and campus community events. She has also been a hymn leader for various church events, and in 2009 she received the Austin C. Lovelace Scholarship from the Hymn Society of the U.S. and Canada. Gallardo has worked for Mennonite Disabilities Committee, Oaklawn Psychiatric Center, Goshen Community Schools and currently serves as community leader of Peace House here in Harrisonburg.
Suzy Hostetler began as the Campus Ministry Program Assistant in August 2009. A native of Telford, Pennsylvania, she is a graduate of Bluffton University. She majored in Youth Ministry / Recreation with a minor in music. Prior to working at EMU, she worked as a part-time Youth Pastor at Bethel Mennonite Church in West Liberty, Ohio for 5 years.
Byron Peachey, of Harrisonburg, has served as a Campus Pastor at EMU since 2002. He previously served four years as co-director of Mennonite Central Committee’s work in El Salvador. For 10 years, Peachey was involved in an inner-city mission congregation, Community of Hope in Washington, D.C., where he was a social worker and development director. He manages a small farm and attends Shalom Mennonite Church.