Edgar Stoesz served for nearly four decades as director of various programs with Mennonite Central Committee, including the Latin American program that served Paraguay. He has made more than twenty trips to the region. He is the author of numerous books, including Garden in the Wilderness: Mennonite Communities in the Paraguayan Chaco, 1927-1997; Doing Good Better; and Doing Good Even Better. Edgar was CEO of Mennonite Indemnity Inc. and president of Goodville Mutual Casualty. He served as moderator of the Atlantic Coast Conference from 2001 to 2005 and is a member of Akron (Pennsylvania) Mennonite Church.