Zollikon Institute Staff and Instructors

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Norita Yoder Zollikon Institute

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.

John Miller Zollikon Institute
John Miller is Founder and President of SUPERB Industries in Sugarcreek, Ohio.  He holds a master’s degree in Organizational Management and a minor in German.  John lived and worked in Germany for four years and travels to Germany frequently.  He is fluent in High German and understands the cultural nuances of the language and the dialects in southern Germany and Switzerland. John lives in Sugarcreek and is excited about giving back to the local community through Zollikon Institute.
Marcus Yoder Zollikon Institute
Marcus Yoder is the Executive Director of the Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center and the Ohio Amish Library, located in Berlin, Ohio.  He graduated with his Master’s in the History of Christianity from Yale University in 2015.  He earned his Bachelor’s in History from The Ohio State University.  Marcus was born to an Amish family in the heart of Holmes County, Ohio.  He moved to the Mennonite church where he has had active roles in teaching, pastoring, preaching, and writing over the past twenty-five years.  His study of Anabaptism has guided his life and informed his interpretation of Christian theology.  His love for Christ and community motivates his continued life of service.  He and his wife Norita Yoder currently live in Millersburg, Ohio.
Stuart Mullet Zollikon Institute
Stuart Mullet earned his master’s degree in English from the University of Mississippi, and his bachelor’s degree in English from Grace College in Indiana. He especially looks forward to utilizing his schooling in an Anabaptist setting. “It’s important to me that we not only pursue excellence but foster a kind of writing and reading practice that enriches our Anabaptist communities–that grounds us in our rich history, theology, and traditions even as we encounter other perspectives.” He and his wife Natalie have two children, Auden and Rowan, and live in Wooster.
Rachelle Mullet Zollikon Institute

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.”

Larry Troyer Zollikon Institute

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.

Jim Smucker Zollikon Institute
Jim Smucker is President of Keim, a 580-employee home center and building supply company in Charm, Ohio.  He holds both Masters’ and Ph.D. degrees in Management.  Prior to his work at Keim, Jim served for twenty-seven years as a partner and President of the Bird-in-Hand Corporation, a hospitality management company in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
He has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in business and organizational management at several universities.  His research interests include empowerment in the workplace and developing authentic leaders. He has embraced Anabaptism as a foundation on which to build a model of serving leadership throughout his adult life.  He lives near Sugarcreek, Ohio, with his wife Anna and has three adult children and two grandchildren.
Stephen Byler Zollikon Institute

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.

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