Board of Directors
Michelle M. Forsell, Esq. was appointed to the Frederick Living Board in September 2017. She is with the Norris McLaughlin law firm located in Pennsburg, PA. Legal experience includes the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas, and a large Philadelphia firm. Attorney Forsell serves on the Board of Directors of the Bar Association of Lehigh County and as an arbitrator of the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas. She is also an adjunct professor at Cedar Crest College in Allentown. Attorney Forsell focuses her practice on estate planning/administration and municipal law.
James (Jim) B. Longacre is an attorney with the law firm of Stevens & Lee in Reading, PA. Jim concentrates his practice on employee benefits and compensation matters. He advises clients on the structure and administration of pension, 401(k) and nonqualified deferred compensation plans. He also assists clients with welfare benefits, COBRA and HIPAA concerns. In addition, Jim negotiates executive compensation agreements and analyzes issues arising in mergers and acquisitions. He has extensive experience in the representation of multiemployer benefit funds, association health plans and professional employer organizations (PEOs).
In addition to his employee benefits and executive compensation practice, Jim is an active farmer, working his family farm in Barto, Pennsylvania. As such, Jim has an acute understanding of the challenges facing farmers and agribusiness in Pennsylvania, and works with the Stevens & Lee agribusiness industry group in this area.
Jim received a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center (1996) and a B.A. from Goshen College (1990). He and his wife Ann have three children and are members of Bally Mennonite Church.
Rebecca is a Registered Nurse, Clinical Educator, and owner of several businesses. Her education includes a Master of Science Instructional Design and Technology, a Bachelor of Science Nursing, Bachelor of Science for RN: Business Administration and Diploma in Nursing.
Her affiliations include the Board of Trustees of Missio Seminary (formerly Biblical Theological Seminary), serving on the Academic Committee, Technology Committee and Real Estate Relocation Committee; Board Member of Upper Bucks Vo-Technical School Nursing Program; and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. Rebecca and David have been married for 27 years. They have 3 adult children. Although they are active with the Calvary Church of Souderton, Rebecca enjoys “the ministry of the kitchen table” the most.
Warren Tyson received a formal call to pastoral ministry at Shady Pine Mennonite Church, Willow Hill, Pa. (1981-1986) which led to seminary training and a pastorate with the Zion Mennonite Church, York, Pa., (1988-1998). He holds a Master of Arts degree in Church Leadership (1988) from Eastern Mennonite Seminary, Harrisonburg, Va. In July 1998, he became Conference Minister for the Atlantic Coast Conference of the Mennonite Church USA, Lancaster, Pa., and in 2007 accepted an expanded role as ACC Executive Conference Minister. In December 1998, he became Conference Minister for the Eastern District Conference of the Mennonite Church USA, Lansdale, Pa. He retired from both conference minister roles as of December 31, 2015. Earlier experience includes growing up on a family farm, operating a milk processing plant that included a dairy store, and later building, and operating a fully automated hardwood lumber sawmill for over 15 years.
Past board experience includes member of the Mennonite Church General Board, Atlantic Coast Conference representative (1993-1998); Industrial and Commercial Ministries, volunteer chaplain (1993-1996); Camp Hebron, Halifax, Pa., board member (1999-2003); Resources for Resolving Conflict, Lancaster, Pa., board member (2002-2005); Mennonite Church USA Constituency Leaders Council, member, vice-chair (2001-2015); Frederick Mennonite Community/Frederick Living, member, Governance Committee (2009-2013); Grace Community Fellowship and Education Centre, Nairobi, Kenya, member, past chair of USA support board (2011-2017); Christopher Dock Mennonite High School, Lansdale, Pa., board member, vice-chair, then chair, co-chair of the Christopher Dock/Penn View Christian School unified board (2011 to 2016); co-chair, then vice-chair of Dock Mennonite Academy, Lansdale, Pa. (2016-2018), quarterly board member, Lancaster Mennonite School, Lancaster, Pa., (2016-2018.)
Warren is an active member of the Forest Hills Mennonite Church, Leola, Pa. and participates in worship leadership, Sunday School teaching, and Care Team ministry. Hobbies include attending performance events of grandchildren, baseball, walking/regular exercise, researching family history, and travel.
Nathan Weaver is a senior accountant at Detweiler, Hershey & Associates, P.C. and is a licensed CPA. Nathan is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Nathan graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Messiah College.
Nathan and his family attend Franconia Mennonite Church. Church involvement includes being on the Administration Ministry team, teaching Sunday School, and volunteering with his wife in the nursery. In the community, Nathan is actively involved with the Mennonite Heritage Center, Delaware Valley Mennonite Economic Development Association, and Messiah College's Bux-Mont Regional Council.
Nathan Yorgey has over 20 years of experience in multiple Information Technology areas and is employed by Pfizer Pharmaceutical Company. Nathan has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Cedarville University (2000) and hold an MBA in Entrepreneurial Leadership & Innovation (2018) from Stevens Technical University He holds multiple technology certifications and is a participating member of many industry vertical consortiums and committees.
Nathan attends Harvest Bible Fellowship Church in Colebrookdale Pa where he serves in various capacities. He resides in Boyertown Pa with his wife and 3 children. Previous church experience includes participating with Pastoral Search Committees, Men’s Ministry Leadership Team, Senior High Youth Group Leader, and 2 year old class assistant.
In the community Nathan has raised funds for the 150 Multiple Sclerosis City to Shore Ride for the Cure and the Leukemia Light the Night 2-mile Walk for the Cure.
Robert (Bob) Nase is a Registered Architect and licensed in PA over 20 years. He is experienced in educational, municipal, ecclesiastical, mixed use, retail, commercial, industrial, medical, dental and healthcare space planning, institutional, and a wide variety of custom residences and additions, including preliminary planning and feasibility studies.
Bob Nase is active in the Deep Run West Mennonite Church, including serving as Elder. In the community, he serves on the Upper Salford Township Planning Commission, Planning Commissioner (1998 to present); PA UCC Indian Valley Regional Appeals Board, Chairman (2008 to present); Upper Salford Township Park Board Member, Chairman (1994-1998); Red Hill Christian school Board Member (2006 to 2012), and Chalfont Borough, Bucks County Municipal Property Maintenance Code Appeals Board (2013 to present).
Dean Stoesz began his post-academic career in service where he worked as a Pharmacy Manager at Hospital Albert Schweitzer in Dechapelles, Haiti, for 2 ½ years through the Mennonite Central Committee. Upon his return to the US he worked in basis research positions as a research scientist. After several years in that field, he made the move to pharmaceutical development and manufacture in various roles of increasing responsibility for 18 years. Upon taking an early retirement from Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson, he began to look for a leadership role for an organization that was not-for profit, faith based and where he could have a positive impact. This led him to the social services field, where he has been working for the past nine years, most recently as CEO of Indian Creek Foundation in Souderton. Dean has held his current role for the past 2 ½ years. Indian Creek is an organization that serves persons with intellectual and developmental needs in the areas of residential needs in the areas of residential, community based, and day services, as well as behavioral health issues.
Dean holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Biology from Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, VA, and an MBA from Eastern University in St. Davids, PA. Dean finds board involvement rewarding as well, and currently serves as a director on five boards.
Dean is married to Marcia for 42 years and has two grown daughters. He currently resides in Akron/Schwenksville and is a member of Forest Hills Mennonite Church. Hobbies include motorcycle riding and touring, as well as travel with family.
Stieven (Steve) Weidner works in the Information Technology field. He has IT Manager/Director and consultant services. Other related work includes operations, design and hosting/cloud computing, relationship management, and business risk/crisis management experience.
Steve is active with New Hanover Evangelical Lutheran Church, having served as Chair of the Mutual Ministry Committee, former Financial Secretary for the Sunday School, Youth Advisor and various committees. In the community he has been involved with the High School Ski Club (chaperone), Little League Coach (former), and Soccer League Coach (former).
Steve Weidner has two adult married children, and three grandchildren. His hobbies include snow and water skiing, boating and travel.