Presenter Bios

Linda Crockett directs the Samaritan Counseling Center's education and consultation programs. As a church volunteer, she accompanied refugees and survivors of torture during the civil war in El Salvador. Crockett is the author of The Deepest Wound: How a Journey to El Salvador Led to Healing from Mother-Daughter Incest and contributed to Render Unto God: Economic Vulnerability, Family Violence and Pastoral Theology with Dr. James Newton Poling.

Maria Erling is professor of church history and mission at the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg, Pa. She participated in the Lutheran-Anabaptist service of reconciliation in 2010. Her recent book, The Augustana Story: The Shaping of North American Lutherans, tells the history of one of the more ecumenically oriented Lutheran church bodies in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

L. Gregory Jones is vice president and vice provost for global strategy and programs at Duke University and senior strategist and professor of theology at Duke Divinity School. Widely recognized as a scholar and church leader on forgiveness and reconciliation, he is the coauthor of Forgiving As We've Been Forgiven: Community Practices for Making Peace (with Celestin Musekura) and the author of Embodying Forgiveness: A Theological Analysis.

Donald B. Kraybill is senior fellow at the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown College. Nationally recognized for his scholarship on Anabaptist groups, he is coauthor of Amish Grace: How Forgiveness Transcended Tragedy and The Amish Way: Patient Faith in a Perilous World.

Steven M. Nolt is professor of history at Goshen College in Goshen, Indiana. He has studied Amish history and culture across many settlements. His books include A History of the Amish, and he is also coauthor of Amish Grace and The Amish Way.

Terri Roberts, wife of 41 years, mother of four sons, and grandmother of nine, has lived near Strasburg, Pa., for the past 20 years. Hers was a relatively quiet life until five years ago, when an unthinkable tragedy in her community, a tragedy for which one of her beloved sons was responsible, propelled Roberts into the public eye. She has walked through circumstances beyond her own ability to cope, yet has found strength and even joy along the way. Hers is a message of God's grace given and received and the mountains it can move.

Kenneth Sensenig has served with Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) for 20 years, including six years in Africa, and is currently assistant director of the MCC East Coast regional office. He is also a licensed minister in the Lancaster Mennonite Conference. Sensenig has facilitated meetings of international visitors and Nickel Mines families.

Frank Stalfa is dean of students and professor of pastoral theology at Lancaster Theological Seminary, where he has taught since 1988. He is also a staff therapist with the Samaritan Counseling Center and an ordained minister with the United Church of Christ.

David Weaver-Zercher is professor of American religious history at Messiah College, Grantham, Pa. He is coauthor of Amish Grace and The Amish Way, and coeditor (with William Willimon) of Vital Christianity: Spirituality, Justice, and Christian Practice.