Program Associates / Collaborators

Tim and Charletta have joined us as program associates. Read their latest newsletter for details of their adventures with Bartimaeus Cooperative Ministries, and read below for more about their stories. 

Tim Nafziger and Charletta Erb

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Tim is passionate about gathering people with shared values to work together for change in our communities and our world. One such space is Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) where he has worked as Outreach Coordinator since 2008, and currently serves as Interim Assistant Director, supporting the growth of CPT in the US, Europe, the Philippines,  Australia and Colombia. Another space is the blog Young Anabaptist Radicals, which he helped found in 2006. He has also been involved with organizing movements of young people in the Mennonite church in the US such as Spark Renewal, Becoming Undone and Cynicism and Hope.Tim Nafziger: Activist, Blogger, Organizer, International Outreach Coordinator for CPT - cpt.org

Tim has written chapters in Widening the Circle:Experiments in Christian Discipleship, Fear or Freedom?: Why a Warring Church Must Change and 118 Days: Christian Peacemaker Teams Held Hostage in Iraq. His photographs have appeared in StillSpeaking and the Mennonite Weekly Review. 

Charletta Erb: Marriage and Family Therapy Intern, Mediator and Facilitator, Fiddler

Charletta is working towards licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern at Healthy Relationships California and Community Counseling and Education Center in Santa Barbara. She has a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from The Family Institute of Northwestern University. She has experience counseling in school settings, as well as experience in restorative justice, mediation and organizational conflict consulting, with skills in facilitation and training in constructive communication.

She has worked with Lombard Mennonite Peace Center, and  Bridge Builders at the London Mennonite Centre. She has a bachelor's degree from Goshen College in Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies with a focus in mediation and organizational conflict. .

Charletta is a practitioner for On Earth Peace, and she and her husband are reservists for Christian Peacemaker Teams. For a good time, Charletta also plays Irish and Old Time fiddle and weeds gardens.