Zollikon Institute Staff and Instructors
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Norita Yoder serves as the President/Executive Director of Zollikon Institute. The joy of learning and the desire to empower others on their faith journey has been a theme throughout her life. She holds a Master’s in the History of Christianity from Yale University, and a Bachelor’s in History from The Ohio State University. Throughout her lifetime, she has served in educational and ministry roles, including work through the Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center. Her aim is to equip young adults to spread an authentic Gospel of Christ that is peaceful, lifegiving, and powerful. She lives with her husband, Marcus, in Millersburg, Ohio.
Steve Byler has served in pastoral ministry for thirty years in the conservative Anabaptist world in both Virginia and Ireland. The classroom has been one of his joys; he has taught for multiple Mennonite Bible Institutes and schools in addition to teaching in churches stateside and abroad. In his interactions across the Anabaptist communities, he carries a deep concern for the ongoing development of teachers and leaders within our churches and schools. He and his wife Rosalind live in Harrisonburg, VA. They have seven children and are enjoying the arrival of grandchildren.
Rachelle Mullet has been working in education for fifteen years. She holds licenses in Early Childhood Education and Special Education (K-12). She and her husband Kendrick live near Berlin, Ohio, with their three children. Rachelle substitute teaches at Gospel Haven Academy and Berlin Elementary. She says, “Having experienced Christian education as a student and teacher, I am excited to be a part of the Zollikon Institute and its mission and vision to equip educators and promote learning.”
Jeanene Nisly is bookkeeper and project manager for Shenandoah Christian Music Camp. She has been happily married to Wendell for 20 years and is a long-time member of Oasis Chorale, as well as a lay counselor/mentor in her community. She is currently a student at Westminster Theological Seminary and plans to graduate in May 2022 with a Master of Arts in Counseling.
Larry Troyer serves as the CFO at ProVia, a manufacturer of exterior doors, windows, siding, veneer stone, and metal roofing. He also provides counsel for two family-owned businesses with his sons and is involved with several nonprofit organizations, including the local community school where he provides financial oversight as a board member. In recent years, Larry has been involved in a number of financial educational venues and finds fulfilment in passing along the business principles he has learned in real life practice.
Wendell Nisly is Executive Director of Shenandoah Christian Music Camp, as well as a music instructor at its camps and events. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Wichita State University, and after teaching and conducting for a number of years, he also completed a Masters in Choral Conducting at James Madison University. In addition to his teaching and administrative positions at SCMC, he serves as artistic director of Oasis Chorale.
Carita Keim has lived in Berlin, Ohio, for most of her life and cares deeply about education. For the past nine years, she’s taught secondary history, English, and Bible classes at Gospel Haven Academy in Millersburg. She graduated from the teacher apprenticing program of Faith Builders in 2011 and the University of Akron with a Bachelor of Arts in English in 2015, with minors in history and creative writing. She recently completed her Master of Arts in English Literature from the University of the South. She currently works part time as a tour guide for the Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center. She’s excited to work with Zollikon Institute in empowering individuals to communicate in authentic and restorative ways.
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