Posted by: NCC Poverty Initiative Director | January 2, 2012

Welcoming a new colleague!

ImageJonathan Stauffer, a Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) volunteer from Polo (Ill.) Church of the Brethren, began work with the Church of the Brethren Peace Witness Ministries in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 19. He assists with advocacy work, particularly on issues dealing with creation care, poverty and hunger, and rural development. He contributes to the ―Called to Witness― newsletter and the Brethren Advocacy Page on Facebook.

He is also working on projects through the National Council of Churches such as the Faithful Budget Campaign, and serving with the NCC Eco-Justice Program by managing social media, editing educational resources, and helping coordinate workshops at the 2013 Ecumenical Advocacy Days conference.

On his free time, he enjoys spending time outdoors, talking with friends, photography, reading, or catching the occasional Ultimate Frisbee game. His musical talents include singing and playing the Djembe, a West African hand drum.

Before committing to BVS, Jonathan had experience in assisting the installation of several solar panel systems and a small wind turbine. He also worked as a substitute teacher and volunteered regularly as counselor at two Brethren camps in the Midwest. After his time of service, he hopes to settle on a career that utilizes his talents and involves his passion for eco-justice.

Jonathan has been enjoying the walks to work on Capitol Hill and building community at the Brethren House. He is looking forward to serving the Church of the Brethren in this capacity.

You may contact Jonathan by phone or email. Office: (202) 544-2393 Email:


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