Office Phone: (540) 432-4257
Main Campus, Harrisonburg
Office Location: SB 135
Dir of Seminary Admissions
“My mission here at EMU is to live and work so that others see Christ at work in me. In my work in seminary admissions I strive to make everyone I encounter feel welcome and valued. In my work in church relations, I strive to present the EMU/EMS story with integrity and conviction, in a winsome way that invites all I encounter to join in that story as we join in God’s story.”
Les comes to his work at EMU/EMS as a double alumnus. He graduated with a BS in Biology and Chemistry in 1986. After obtaining an MS in Polymer Science from Virginia Tech, he worked as a research chemist in Carlisle, PA for five years before returning to the Shenandoah Valley to begin studies at Eastern Mennonite Seminary. After receiving an MDiv in 1998, Les and his family sojourned in Richmond, VA where Les engaged in additional studies in Hebrew Bible at Union Theological Seminary, and served as interim pastor of First Mennonite Church of Richmond.
In 2005, Les and his family moved to Christiansburg, VA where he served as pastor of Christiansburg Mennonite Fellowship for seven years before returning to the Shenandoah Valley once again in 2012 to accept a position with EMU/EMS.
Les enjoys gardening, listening, driving his 30 year old pickup truck, and collecting reasons why he loves to work where he works.