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Steve Thomas

Steve Thomas, MDiv, is the US coordinator for Mennonite Men. A graduate of Hesston College, Goshen College, and Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Steve has served in pastoral ministry for thirty-three years. He cofounded and directed Peacemakers Academy—a Mennonite martial arts school—for ten years, and taught as an adjunct professor in peace, justice, and conflict studies at Goshen College for six years. He is a cofounder of the Indiana/Michigan MALEs chapter of Illuman and a cofounder of Pathways Retreat. He is an ISA Certified Arborist and has a graduate certificate in urban forestry from Oregon State University. He and Linda Lehman Thomas have four children and live in Goshen, Indiana. He enjoys leading retreats, arboriculture, woodland management, furniture making, and being “Poppy” to his grandchildren.
Don Neufeld, MSW, is the Canadian coordinator for Mennonite Men. He has been a social worker for over thirty years, first in child welfare and then (since 2010) in private practice as a therapist. He works primarily with men, addressing a broad range of matters including mental health, fathering, relationships, addictions, and violence. Don has written and spoken about his specific interest in the convergence of clinical and theological thought in relation to men’s well-being. He is pursuing a master of theology degree at Conrad Grebel University College. Don enjoys camping, cycling, reading, and working in his yard. He and his wife Gayle live in Virgil, Ontario, and have three sons, two daughters-in-law, and one wonderful grandson, Rowan.