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Mennonite Church USA #LetSurvivorsLead

Lauren Shifflett, a survivor of violence in Mennonite Church USA, and her sister Marissa Buck, have explained how a process meant to expose church and school cover-ups has gone sideways. They’re asking supporters to sign on to their request that MC USA #LetSurvivorsLead.

526 supporters as of 8/31/2016

25% of those who have signed in support are self-identified survivors.
7% are pastors
60% listed current or former Mennonite affiliation

Jennifer Yoder, Pittsburgh, PA
Lisa Schirch, Rockingham, Virginia
Rachael Blosser,  Portland Oregon
Chaska Yoder, Plain City, OH
Cassandra Herbst, Milwaukie
Abigail Smith, New Mexico
James Hiebner, France
Bekah, Portland
Stephanie Krehbiel, Lawrence, KS
John G. Kaufman, Goshen, IN
Ethan Zook, Richmond, Va
Melissa Zook, Richmond, VA
Laurie Hesed, Newton, KS
Jason Miller, Newton, Kansas
Andre Swartley, Hesston, KS
Jeff Gundy, Bluffton, OH
Corinda Bergey, Souderton, Pa
Becky Murphy, Canton, OH
Audrey Dickso,  Woodburn, OR
Karla Dodson, Harrisonburg
Andrea Zuercher, Lawrence, Kansas
Tim Nafziger, Oak View, California
Kathleen Kern, Rochester
Lisa Pierce, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Cindy Rodriguez,  Harrisonburg VA
Lucy Barber, Los Osos, CA
Katie Chaffinch, Columbia, MO
Patrick Ressler, Philadelphia, PA
Brian Dickel, Virginia
Karen Zehr, Pennsylvania
Samantha Tingen,  Richmond, VA
Jeremy Yoder, La Junta, CO
Wes Aliquo, Pittsburgh
Sarah C. Yoder, Colorado
Krista Tennefoss, Michigan
Cheryl Craun, Harrisonburg
Kim Johnson, Harrisonburg Virginia
Marsha Lewis, Pennsylvania
Nicole Yoder, Harrisonburg, Va
David Wall, Newton, KS
Erin, Goshen
Samuel Buck, Oregon
Anonymous Survivor Parent, Northwest Ohio
Jane Doe, Portland Oregon
Beverly Baumgartner, Newton, KS
Chris Hollinger, Raleigh, NC
Emily North, Harrisonburg, VA
Beverly Regier, Newton, KS
Justin Hochstetler, Chicago, IL
Cecilia Pessoa, Baltimore MD
Alise Dutra, Redmond, OR
Melanie Krehbiel, Newton, KS
Anonymous survivor, Goshen, Indiana
Anonymous Survivor, Ohio
Hannah Miller Corvallis, OR (former member of Lindale Mennonite)
Libby Baumgartner,  North Newton, KS
Anonymous, New York
Ben Jackson, Lancaster, PA
Kathy Howell, Corvallis, OR
John Linscheid, Philadelphia, PA
Lucinda Morgan, San Francisco
Anonymous Survivor, Bend, OR
Erik, Delaware
Helen Miller, Harrisonburg, VA
Julia Johnson,  Harrisonburg, VA
Dwight Krehbiel, North Newton, KS
Jeanine Underwood, Harrisonburg, va
Chuck Sybrandt,  Philomath, Oregon
Eliza Burkholder, Harrisonburg VA
Bonnie Krehbiel, Kansas
Tamara Shoemaker, Harrisonburg, VA
Ron Adams, Madison, WI
Ben Wideman, State College, PA
Cynthia Lapp, Hyattsville, MD
Hilary J. Scarsella, Nashville, TN
Peter Haresnape, Toronto, ON
James R. Bridges, Seattle, WA
Jonathan Hershberger, San Francisco, CA
Crissie Buckwalter, Hyattsville MD
Rev. CLM Brubaker, Philadelphia, PA
Alicia Hurst, Lancaster, PA
Christina Prier, Steffy Oregon
Charles Bontrager, Wadsworth, OH
Anonymous Survivor, Waterloo, ON
Anonymous, Michigan
Andrea Bontrager Yoder, Goshen, Indiana
Leah Yoder, Portland, OR
Lynelle Leinbach, Souderton, PA
Anonymous Survivor, Canada
Celia Mellinger, Maryland
Karissa Sauder, Philadelphia, PA
Bran Friesen Thorpe, Winnipeg
John Bergen ,Philadelphia, PA
Hayley Brooks, Minneapolis, MN
Rev David Driedger, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Derek King, Moundridge, KS
Phoebe A. Brubaker, Goshen, IN
Todd Steele, Fort Wayne, IN
Allison Yoder, Portland, OR
Justin N. Yoder, Philadelphia, PA
Jesse Graber, Kansas City, KS
Philip Kendall, Chicago, IL
Victoria Woods-Yee, Bluffton, Ohio
Cody O’Rourke, Bethlehem, Palestine
Gerald Mast, Bluffton, Ohio
Brooke Natalie Blough, Philadelphia, PA
Janice Mae Batts, OKC, OK
Jason, Chicago
Ryne Preheim, North Newton, Kansas
Louise Ranck, Lancaster, PA
Natalya Lowther, Lawrence, KS
Tammy Duvanel Unruh, Newton, KS
Lauren King, Goshen, Indiana
Robert Epp, Vancouver, BC
June Mears Driedger, Lansing, MI
Dan Leisen, Minneapolis
Joanna Magee, Austin, Tx
Anna Groff, Tucson, AZ
Darrell Wiens, Cedar Falls
Peter Meyer Reimer, Goshen, IN
Richard MacMaster, Gainesville, Florida
Megan M Ramer, Seattle WA
Rachel Ringenberg, Miller Newton, KS
Elsie K Neufeld, Vancouver, BC
Bob Brown, Pastor, Johnstown, PA
Paul, Indiana
Sue Hertzler Schrag, Bloomington IL
Ry O. Siggelkow, Minneapolis, MN
Anonymous survivor, Oklahoma
Ruth Harder, Kansas City
Hugh Hollowell, Raleigh, NC
Rev. Jill Mills, Ann Arbor MI
Ben Chappell, Lawrence, Kansas
Lindsay, Harrisonburg, VA
Charles Schrag, Seattle, WA
Susan Gascho-Cooke, Lancaster, PA
Jordan Liechty Zickafoose, Fresno, CA
Becky Bateman, Goshen, Indiana
Pamela Nath, New Orleans
Kay Schmidt,  Kansas City, Kansas
Elena Jimenez, Chicago, IL
Chuck Sybrandt,  Philomath, Oregon
Mary Lou Klassen, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Elena Histand Stuckey, Harrisonburg, VA
Mary McGlauflin, North Carolina
Weldon Nisly, Seattle
Benjamin Wert, Toronto Ontario
Marijohn Mosemann,  Indianapolis , Indiana
Joanne Gallardo,  Washington, DC
John Fease, Appleton, Wisconsin
Kelli Yoder, Fredericksburg, VA
Carolyn Holderread Heggen, Oregon
Addie Liechty, Oakland, CA
Felipe Hinojosa,  Texas
Kelly Miller, Los Angeles, CA (raised in Harrisonburg, VA)
Shannon, Bluffton
Sarah Klaassen, Columbia, MO
Caren Swanson, Pittsburgh PA
Melissa Florer-Bixler, Durham, NC
Jamie Arpin-Ricci, Winnipeg, MB
Theda Good, Denver CO
Meghan Florian, Durham, NC
Matt Krehbiel, Topeka, KA
Anonymous Survivor, Durham NC
Beth Glick, Pittsburgh
Carol Wise, MInneapolis
Julie Prey, Media, PA
Ben Walter, Allentown, PA
Megan Grove, Brattleboro, Vermont
Jessica Huber, Elkhart IN
Valerie Weidman, Lancaster PA
Abigail Schrag, Newton Kansas
Larisa Zehr, El Carmen de Bolívar, Colombia
William Morris, Arlington, VA
G. Duerksen,  Florida
Kristina Peachey, Vientiane, Laos
Rachel Epp Miller, San Antonio, TX
anonymous survivor, goshen,in.
Sue Eagle Courtenay, British Columbia
Benjamin Anderson, Chicago, IL
Lavonne van der Zwaag, Columbus, Ohio
Barbra Gant, Ohio
Isaac Villegas, Durham, NC
Rev. Jane Miller, Goshen, IN
Wes Bergen, Morgantown, WV
Andy McGinnis, Wichita, Kansas
Mary Norville, Winchester, VA
Beckie Moriello, Raleigh NC
Heidi Simones,  Loveland, Ohio
Berni, Kansas
Krista, Canada
Lisa Rose Martin, Goshen, IN
Kendra Good Rittenhouse, Green Lane, PA
Anonymous Survivor, Colorado
Melissa Heise, Pennsylvania
Anonymous Survivor, St. Louis Mission
Jay & Ruth Martin, Lancaster PA
Valerie Klaassen, Kansas
Melody J. Yoder Meyer, Indiana
Kristen Matthews,  Pittsburgh, pa
Anonymous Survivor, Texas
S. Craig Glick, Bird In Hand, PA
Harry King, Frazer, pa
Juel Yoder Russell, Salem, OR
Anonymous Survivor, Berne, IN
Yvonne Zimmerman, Columbus, OH
Anonymous Survivor, Washington
Tammie,  Indiana
John Schmid, Kansas City, Ks
Cynthia Singer, Gillett, PA
Andrea Yoder Graber, Newton, KS
Jonathan Mark, Durham, NC
Alinea Piche, Winnipeg
Michelle Rutt, Santa Fe, NM
Jennifer Stoll, Kansas City, MO
Matt Elia, Durham, N.C.
Pat Doe, Goshen, Indiana
Scott Litwiller, Elkhart, IN
Dawn Bossert, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Jennifer Chappell Deckert, North Newton, Kansas
Marianne Pletcher,  Goshen Indiana
Anna Dick Gambucci, St. Paul MN
Jaime Roberts, Silver Spring, MD
Erica, Wichita
Gayle Wiens, Phoenix AZ
Susan Miller, Hesston, Kansas
David R H, Scottdale, PA
Donna McDonald, Arcadia, CA
Samantha E. Lioi, Lancaster, PA
Anonymous Survivor, Indianapolis, IN
William Lindsey, Little Rock, AR, USA
Kristina Everingham, Wichita, KS
Ammon Allen-Doucot, Hartford CT
Luke Miller, Chicago
Darwin Zehr, Telford, PA
Matt Dean, Pittsburgh, PA
Tracy Baton, Pittsburgh
Jennifer L Gingerich,  Salem OR
Deborah Bergen, Morgantown, West Virginia
Kerry Bush, Bluffton, OH
Jeremiah Wade, Goshen, IN
Margaret Yoder, Fresno, OH
Miriam L. Yoder, Silver Spring, MD
Cindy Eshleman, Harrisonburg, VA
Jennifer Harris Dault, St. Louis, MO
Frank Trnka, Minneapolis, MN
Alan Stucky, Wichita, ks
Doran Stucky, Philadelphia, PA
Bradley Siebert, Topeka, Kansas
Kristin Jackson, Chicago
Rev. Dr. Diane Christopherson,  Adrian, MI
Emily Harnish, Harrisonburg, VA
Rachel Yoder, Ohio
Ruthie Knowles, Denver, CO
Rodney Eshleman,  Harrisonburg, VA
Sara Brenner, Bluffton, OH
Mary Mae Schwartzentruber, Ontario
Molly White, Harrisonburg, Va
Bonnie Jo Salem, Oregon
Anonymous Survivor,  Lancaster
Rebecca Janzen Bluffton, OH
Jessica Sarriot Washington,  dc
Erica, Wichita
Denay Murray, Saint Paul, Mn
Stefan Baumgartner, San Francisco, CA
Rita Miller, Ohio
Joanna Shenk, San Francisco, CA
Luke Yoder, Colorado
Kathleen Friesen, North Newton, KS
Julie Halatek, Wake Forest, NC
Elaine Swartzentruber,  Madison, WI
Asha Holsopple, Denver
Tara Kreider, Brooklyn, NY
Georgia Metz, Denver, CO
Emily Yoder-Horst, Denver
David H Shenk, Harrisonburg, VA
Heiki-Lara Nyce, Telford, PA
Carrie Martens, Kitchener, ON Canada
Julia Wimmer, Telford, Pennsylvania
Marie Bontrager, Goshen, IN
Jonathan Brenneman, Elkhart IN
Jean Hershberger, Canton, Ohio
James Stuckey Weber, Goshen, IN
Linda, Allentown, PA
Linda Gerber, Goshen, IN
Adam Gingerich, Woodburn, OR
Barbra Graber, Harrisonburg, VA
Dale Metzler, Harrisonburg, VA
Amanda Chandler, HarrisonburgAnonymous Survivor Columbus, OH
Gladene Hershberger, Wooster, Ohio
Debra Armstrong, Morgantown, WV
Jaye Capretto,  Nashville
Brian Bolton, Harrisonburg
Joetta Handrich, Schlabach St Paul, MN
Kimberly Hunter, Kansas City
John Beechy Salem, OR
Sara Fretz-Goering, Silver Spring, Maryland
Trina Stutzman, Perkasie, PA
Renee Kanagy,  Cincinnati, Ohio
Eric Cook-Wiens, Lawrence, KS
Pat Cheeks, Broadway VA
Amanda L. Arbour, Harrisburg, PA
Tom Miller, HARRISBURG, PA
Anonymous,  Ontario, Canada
Jessica Penner, Bronx, New York
Joanna Harader, Lawrence, KS
Maegan Yoder, La Junta, Colorado
Annonymous, Survivor, Baltimore
Eric Massanari, Newton, Kansas
April, Dover, DE
Ronald Friesen, Loveland CO
Phil Weaver-Stoesz, Tempe, AZ
Becky Kindy, Newton, KS
Laura Leischnet, Harrisonburg, VA
Alyssa Rodriguez,  Iowa
Michael J. Smith,  Carlsbad NM
Greg Yoder, Harrisonburg, VA
Katie Hobson,  Peace Mennonite,  Lawrence, KS
Lars Åkerson, Durham, NC
Anonymous Survivor, Colorado
Phebe Wesman, Ohio
Becky, Virginia
James m. Branum, Oklahoma city, OK
Lonna Zimmerman, Harrisburg
Duane Zimmerman, Harrisburg
Trevor Bechtel, Ann Arbor, MI
Kristen Swartley, Oklahoma City
Tom Leard Longenecker, Derry, PA
Gloria Showalter, Quito, Ecuador
Jess Kraybill, Harrisonburg, VA
C Gilman, Portland
Nathan Swartz, Clinton, ON Canada
Beth R. Yoder, Perkasie, PA
Austin McCabe Juhnke, Columbus, OH
Laura Miller, Goshen, Indiana
Sara Hunt-Felke, Harrisburg, PA
Connie Zehr, Lowville, NY
Will Fitzgerald, Kalamazoo, MI
Jason Gerig, Chicago, IL
Regina Shands Stoltzfus, Goshen IN
Nina, 14228
Barb Kinsinger Miller, Iowa City
Mark Van Steenwyk, Minneapolis
Susan Rebhun, Harrisonburg
Sarah-AnonymousSurvivor, Illinois
Meredith Cook, Bangor, Maine
Isaiah Friesen, Goshen-Elkhart area
Joel Nofziger, Seattle
Hannah Notess, Seattle
Lucas Landis, Goshen
Rachel Smith, Philadelphia
Josh Fredrickson, Chicago, IL
Marilyn Stahl, Seattle
Stephanie Gingerich, Canada
Philipp Gollner, Goshen, IN
Alison Brookins, Madison WI/AMBS Student
Jeanette Gascho, Waterloo, Ontario
Jessica Wright, Seattle, WA
Patrick Ressler, Harrisonburg
Christine Crouse-Dick, North Newton, Kansas
Philip Longenecker, Grayslake, IL
Rebecca Allen, Seattle, WA
Kate Myers, Chicago
Hannah Yoder, Goshen, IN
Greg Wendling, Chicago, IL
Lupita Gonzalez, Chicago, IL
Paul A Yoder, Harrisonburg VA
Derrick Ramer, Newton, Kansas
Erin Beeker, Harrisonburg, VA
Calvin Ott, Seattle, WA
Glenn & Emma Myers, Philadelphia, MS
Dana Harshberger, Harrisonburg, VA
Jim Bridges, Seattle, WA
Rev. Dr. James Rissler, Atlanta Mennonite Fellowship
Erin Murray, Seattle
Zach Zimmerman, Goshen, IN
Emily Kraybill, San Francisco, California
Erika Babikow, Pittsburgh, PA
Brenner Burkholder, Goshen, IN
Sarah Hofkamp, Kansas
Laura Cattell Noll, Hyattsville, MD
Russ Mast, Philadelphia, PA
Tobin Miller Shearer, Missoula, MT
Alicia J. Gingrich, Oak Park, IL
Christi Sessa, Goshen IN
Rachel Goossen, Topeka, KS
deb krawiec, elkhart, IN
Virgil Sauder, Bloomington IN
Jan Lugibihl, Oak Park, IL
Jesse Sensenig, Goshen, IN
Claire Frederick, Goshen College
Matt Gehman, Lancaster, PA
Scott Sprunger, Lancaster, PA
Michael and Alonna Gautsche Sprunger, Lancaster, PA
Cami Dubach, Chicago
Josh Miller, Minneapolis, Minnesota
David Harms, New Orleans
Amy L. Showalter, Beckley, WV
Ann Yoder, Harrisonburg, VA
Karen Kingma, Ambler, PA
Jane Litwiller, Indiana
Peggy Toliver, Kalamazoo Mi
David Hiebert, Scottdale, PA
Carol Knieriem, York, Nebraska
Bob Gerwig, Seattle
Elizabeth, Madison, WI
Barbara Baumgartner, Kansas City
Cecilia Lapp Stoltzfus, Washington, DC
Cassandra Shenk, Hotchkiss Colorado
Karina Derksen-Schrock, Seattle
Keith Hiebner, Goshen, IN
Anonymous Survivor, Goshen, IN
Becca, Washington, Dc
Annabeth Roeschley, Washington, DC
Shannon Dycus, Indianapolis, IN
Susan Gingerich, Tiffin IA
Rickey Schrag, Goshen, IN
Melissa Kelly, Seattle
Keith Morris, survivor Anderson IN
Hillary Watson,Lombard Mennonite Church
Annamary, Virginia
Rev. Carol Rose, Tucson Arizona
Josh Yoder, Goshen, Indiana
Kathy Fenton-Miller, Michigan
Bobbi Buchanan, Bentonville, Arkansas
Tim Nistler, Azusa, CA
Gary Lyndaker, Gravois Mills, Mo
Sarah Phend Horst, Goshen, IN
Tanya Ortman, Kansas City, MO
Lisa Showalter, Tucson, AZ
Melissa Burt, Lees Summit, MO
Eva Lapp, Colorado
Shary Hauber, Corning, NY
Rhoda M. Blough Denver, CO
Sandra Shenk Lapp, Goshen, Indiana
Anonymous, Pennsylvania
Alice Franks, Greensboro, NC
anonymous, maryland
Shirley Bridgewater, VA
Chrissy Kreider,Lancaster, PA
Mark Risser, Berkeley, CA
Amy Feesee, Washington, DC
Maria Bowman, Washington DC
Art Stoltzfus, Virginia
Meribeth Kraybill, Harrisonburg VA
Michelle Burkholder, Maryland
Seth Martin, Elkhart, IN
Brad Weirich, Goshen, IN
Annette McGinley, Bemidji, MN
Anonymous Survivor, Ohio
Phillip Martin, Pittsburgh
Amanda Styer, Harrisonburg, VA
Adam Tice, Goshen, IN
McKenzie Sauder, Pittsburgh, PA
Heidi H., Pennsylvania
Mary Jo Bowman, Mount Solon, VA
Dianne Darr Couts, Akron, OH
Keri Kauffman, Toronto, ON
Rev. Dr. Tim W. Callaway, Calgary, Canada
Brandon Waggy, South Bend, IN
Ingrid Martin, Harrisonburg, VA
Philip T Yoder, Lancaster, PA
Janna L. Hunter-Bowman, Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary
Greta Kreider, Harrisonburg, Virginia
Anonymous survivor, Lewistown, PA
Rebecca Barrett-Fox, Ogden, Utah
Jan Springer Rheinheimer, Lombard, IL
Tom brenneman, Harrisonburg, virginia
Charletta Erb , Ojai, CA
Lauren Stoltzfus, Washington, DC
Chris Kennel, Germany
Melinda, Harrisonburg
Mark Frey, Chicago, IL
Amanda (Thomas) Kaeser, Atlanta, GA
Sophie Lapp, Goshen, IN
Beth Miller Kraybill, Seattle WA
William Goldberg, Rockingham, VA
Carolyn Schrock-Shenk, Goshen, IN
Michelle Milne, Goshen, IN
Kate Stoltzfus, Washington, D.C.
Kari Martin Hollinger, North Carolina
Brenda Hartman-Souder, Syracuse, NY
Rachel Steffen, Missouri
Louise Newswanger, Salem, OR
Donovan Tann, Newton, KS
Audrey Joy Roth Kraybill, Lancaster Pa
Leslie Minkler, Minneapolis MN
Rachel Halder, California
Heike Martin, Mount Joy, OA
Mark Hartman-Souder, Syracuse, NY
Kathy Miller, Iowa
Meredith Caitlin Henson, Telluride, Colorado
Kristin Yoder Kauffman, Harrisonburg, VA
Asia Frye, Kansas
Olivia Burkholder, Harrrisonburg, VA
Jenny Hochstetler Spicher, Klamath Falls, OR
Ryan Miller, Goshen, Ind.
Elda Unruh, Bluffton, Ohio
Shannon Sneary, Harrisonburg
Rebecca Newton, KS
Joel Miller, Columbus, Ohio
Stephanie Drury, Seattle, WA
Darach Conneely, Wales UK
Tess Lommers-Johnson, Claremont, CA
Rebecca Northcutt, Fredericksburg
Anonymous Survivor, New Haven, CT
Christy Irvine, CA
Jody Mask, Orlando, Florida
Laura Amos (nee Wyse), Minneapolis, MN
Aaron Giles Brown, Abilene, TX
Anonymous childhood survivor, Kansas
Jennifer Reese Benbrook, TX
Kathryn Rodgers, Elkhart IN
Josh Kanagy, Portland, OR
Linnea, Seoul
randon Day, Seattle, WA
Steven Johnson, McAllen, TX
Julia Dunster Kidron, Ohio
Collin Waltner, Freeman, SD
Kathy Burkey Wiens, Newton, KS
Chris Kennel, Goshen, IN
Timothy B. Wiens MD,Newton,KS
Susan Kauffman, Chicago, IL