Physical Plant

Staff

Eldon Kurtz
Physical Plant Director
Shane Bieber
Electrician
Doug Blyer
Fleet & Equipment Coordinator
Tony Brenneman
Structural Supervisor
Arnold Driediger
Multitradesman Carpenter
Lewis Driver
Multitradesman - Plumbing
David Emswiler
Campus Safety Coordinator

David has spent most of his adult life working in emergency services, he has a clear understanding of what is involved in that realm of operations. He brings to his role at EMU a genuine concern and interest in seeing that both those that reside on campus, and those using the facilities are provided with a safe and secure environment. He has a diverse background in fire safety and emergency planning, with more recent experience in employee safety.

Vincena Good
Custodian
Lowell Guengerich
Multitradesman - Painter
Will Hairston
Supervisor of Grounds
Diann Harman
Lead Custodian
Secretary/Receptionist
Miriam Hill
Custodian
Jeremy Hilliard
Custodial-Projects Team
Julia Hottinger
Custodian
Matthew Hunsberger
Lehman Aud. Facility Tech

Hunsberger, a 2002 EMU graduate from Davidsville, Pa., fills many positions at EMU, held together by his work in Lehman Auditorium as Facilities Technician. He is the Residence Director for Parkwood Apartments where he has lived as Apartment Manager for several years. He serves as Seminary Music Coordinator, assisting with chapel and other worship services at Eastern Mennonite Seminary, and assists Dr. Ken J. Nafziger in directing the Chamber Singers. In the summers, he serves as Summer Programs Coordinator in the Auxiliary Services office.

During his student days at EMU, Hunsberger helped plan chapel worship experiences, led music, sang in choirs and in the ‘Full Table’ men’s a capella group that he co-founded, and assisted the campus pastors. From 2003-2011, he co-managed and directed a local independent male a capella ensemble, ‘Sons of the Day’.

Sheila Hupp
Custodian
Evelyn King
Custodial Serv Supervisor
Administrative Secretary
Jonathan Lantz-Trissel
Sustainability Coordinator

Jonathan graduated from EMU in 2000 with B.A. in Sociology and Justice, Peace & Conflict Studies. As a student he was an active leader and organizer on and off campus, including two years chairing both Peacefellowship and Earthkeepers student organizations.

Jonathan worked for a year as a mediator at Good Shepherd Mediation Center in Philadelphia and as a carpenter for six years. He became the EMU Recycling and Waste Reduction Manager in 2005. Under his leadership EMU Recycling became the first and only university recycling program in the U.S. to collect recycling using utility bicycle trailers rather than fossil-fueled trucks and vans.

In the fall of 2010 Jonathan took on the Sustainability Coordinator job at EMU. His work includes measuring and reducing the university’s carbon footprint, leading campus efforts to improve bicycle and pedestrian friendliness, speaking on and off campus on a variety of sustainability-related topics, and providing leadership for setting and attaining EMU’s long term sustainability goals.

Jonathan is an avid bicycle commuter and is happiest playing and working outdoors, with fresh baked bread in one hand, a book in the other and his two kids in between. He has recently finished designing and building a house for his family on their 11 acre farm near Harrisonburg.

Betty Lee
Lead Custodian
Ed Lehman
Asst. Director
Nick Meyer
Grounds
Custodian
Sharon Norris
Lead Custodian
Mary Parakuo
Custodian
Teresa Puckett
Lead Custodian
Custodian
Linden Rhodes
Custodian
Greg Sachs
Building Automation Coord.
HVAC/Multitradesman
Custodian
Annie Thompson
Custodian
Grounds
Lance Wenger
Grounds Worker
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