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.
Ben Beachy leads the Information Technology department at Keim—the team responsible for technology systems and technology strategy. He holds a master’s degree in business administration and has taught for several universities. Ben and his family live just south of Berlin. When not gardening or cycling, Ben enjoys making music, working crossword puzzles, and reading any book that comes to hand.
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.
Jason Moyer serves as the Chief Academic Officer at the Zollikon Institute beginning in August 2023. He graduated with his Doctorate degree in Rhetoric from the University of Iowa in 2011. From there joined the faculty at Malone University in 2012 where he earned tenure and served in a variety of administrative capacities including Vice President for Enrollment Management and Executive Director of External Partnerships and Innovation.
Jason grew up in a Mennonite community in Eastern Pennsylvania where he learned to love the distinctiveness of Anabaptist education rooted in a relationship with Christ, guided by scripture, and flourishing within the hospitality of the community of believers. Jason and Stephanie live with their two children Wesley and Eloise in Canton, Ohio.
Phil Tieszen Phil is a marketing leader with deep experience in both the non-profit and for-profit world. He moved to Holmes County in February of 2020 to help spearhead Keim’s marketing efforts. He brings a data-driven approach to strategy and enjoys helping others dream big to reach and expand their potential. Phil has taught several sales and marketing courses, including a class last fall at the local Zollikon Institute.
He lives in Berlin with his wife and two beautiful daughters. When he’s not at Keim, he enjoys reading good books, spending time outdoors and playing guitar or bass with the worship team at his church.
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.
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