Meet our pastoral team
Nelson Kraybill has been part of Prairie Street Mennonite Church since 1997, and on the Pastoral Team since 2010. He and his wife Ellen Kraybill, a physical therapist and musician, have two adult daughters. His passions include teaching, photography, biblical studies, and poetry. Author of two books on Revelation, he maintains an active blog about sites in the Holy Land at www.peace-pilgrim.com. Nelson previously served as school teacher in Puerto Rico, pastor in Vermont, mission worker in England, and president of Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary. In July, 2015 he began a part-time, six-year term as president of Mennonite World Conference.
Carolyn Gardner Hunt
Carolyn Gardner Hunt joined the Prairie Street pastoral team in 2014. She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame (1988) and Saint John’s School of Theology in Collegeville, MN (1998). Carolyn, husband Anthony, and their four sons reside in central Elkhart. She’s the one blowing the whistle while bicycling through town with dogs and boys.
Joy Detweiler has been the Administrative Assistant at PSMC since January 2013. Joy is married to Randy, a pastor at another Elkhart County Mennonite church, and they have two young adult children, Kayci and Micah. When she is not answering phones, working on the computer or greeting people at PSMC, Joy enjoys gardening, reading, biking, camping and family time. Joy is also involved with the Women’s council and Nurture commission in her home congregation; as well as a member of the prayer team for IN-MI Mennonite Conference and the treasurer for IN-MI Mennonite Women.