LMPC

STAFF & BOARD MEMBERS

The Lombard Mennonite Peace Center seeks to proclaim Christ’s good news, the gospel of peace and justice, and to be active in the sacred ministry of reconciliation, wherever and whenever we can.

LMPC

STAFF & BOARD MEMBERS

The Lombard Mennonite Peace Center seeks to proclaim Christ’s good news, the gospel of peace and justice, and to be active in the sacred ministry of reconciliation, wherever and whenever we can.

LMPC

TEAM MEMBERS

Richard Blackburn

Richard Blackburn

Executive Director

Richard Blackburn is Executive Director of the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center.  He has broad experience as a trainer, mediator, and consultant with conflicted churches and their leaders.  The congregational mediation model he developed represents a transformational approach, placed within the context of Bowen family systems theory. For several years, he attended Edwin Friedman’s Post Graduate Clergy Seminar in Family Emotional Process in Bethesda, MD.  Richard also participated in the Postgraduate Program in Bowen Family Systems Theory and Its Applications at the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family in Washington, D.C.
Sarah Howell

Sarah Howell

Assistant Director

Sarah joined our staff in August 2019. Originally from Orlando, FL, Sarah came to LMPC by way of Atlanta, GA, where she attended Candler School of Theology at Emory University. She is a Master of Divinity graduate, with a concentration in Justice, Peacemaking and Conflict Transformation, and also holds a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Central Florida, with a minor in non-profit management. Sarah is a certified candidate for ordained ministry as a deacon in the United Methodist Church, and is passionate about congregational health and development, both in her denominational context and the Church at large.

Kyle Johnston

Kyle Johnston

Assistant to the Director

Kyle Johnston is LMPC Assistant to the Director.  He is a graduate of Wheaton College where he studied International Relations and Peace and Conflict Studies. He also participated in the Gordon College Balkan Semester for the Study of War and Peace. He attends Jericho Road Church, where he has served on the Lead Team.

Sheryl Reynolds Slack

Sheryl Reynolds Slack

Administrative Assistant

Sheryl Reynolds Slack is Administrative Assistant for LMPC, joining the LMPC staff in 2000. She is a member of St. Andrew United Methodist Church, where she serves as a Peace-with-Justice advocate. She is also an active member of Restore: Carol Stream Peacemakers, a local organization whose mission is “to address harm experienced by members of the Carol Stream community who seek a peaceful resolution through restorative circles, a collaborative and effective dialogue process facilitated by trained group members.”

Pamela Eiten

Pamela Eiten

Assistant for Communications

Pamela joined our staff in February, 2017.  She is an experienced educator and accomplished musician.  She attends Lombard Mennonite Church along with her husband, Keith.  Pamela enjoys reading, photography, traveling to exotic places, weaving, and rooting for her beloved 2016 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs.

Contact Us

Lombard Mennonite Peace Center

101 W. 22nd Street, Suite 206
Lombard, IL 60148
630-627-0507

Send A Message