Board of Directors
Michelle M. Forsell, Esq., was appointed to the Frederick Living Board in September 2017. She is with the law firm of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus. 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. Attorney Forsell received her B.A. from West Chester University, magna cum laude (1999), J.D. from Villanova University School of Law (2003); and M.A. from Temple University (2006).
James (Jim) B. Longacre, Esq., concentrates his legal 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, Attorney Longacre has negotiated executive compensation agreements and analyzed issues arising in mergers and acquisitions, including strategies and methods for reducing tax liability arising from golden parachute payments. He has extensive experience in representation of multiemployer benefit funds, association health plans and professional employer organizations (PEOs). He is an active member of the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO) and is a member of NAPEO’s Legal Advisory Council. He regularly handles matters before the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Labor, and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. Prior to joining Stevens & Lee, Jim Longacre worked for an international law firm in Washington, D.C. He received a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center (1996) and a B.A. from Goshen College (1990). He is a member of Berks County Bar Association and American Bar Association.
Warren Tyson worked on the family dairy farm and operated a milk processing plant. Later, he built and operated an automated sawmill, which provided employment. He became assistant pastor at Shady Pine Mennonite Church, Willow Hill, PA, which led to seminary training and a full-time pastorate with Zion Mennonite Church in 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 in Lancaster, PA, with 52 member churches, and in 2007 accepted the Executive Conference Minister role. In December 1998, he was Conference Minister for the Eastern District Conference of the Mennonite Church USA in Lansdale, PA, with 15 member churches. He retired from both conference minister roles as of December 31, 2015. 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 to present); 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-present). Warren Tyson was eighth of nine children from a Mennonite farm family. He married Linda Ann (Keener) Tyson, LPN, November 22, 1969. They have four adult children and ten grandchildren (eight girls, two boys). Hobbies include attending performance events of grandchildren, baseball, walking/regular exercise, researching family history, and travel.
Nathan Weaver is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), who works as a Senior Accountant at Detweiler, Hershey & Associates, P.C. Nate is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accounts. He graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Messiah College. Nate has attended the Franconia Mennonite Church since he was young. He teaches Sunday School for 20 to 30-year olds and volunteers with his wife in the nursery. In the community, Nate also serves on Messiah College’s Bux-Mont Regional Council, is on the Whack and Roll Planning Committee at the Mennonite Heritage Center, and is actively involved with the Delaware Valley Mennonite Economic Development Association (MEDA).
Nathan Yorgey has over 15 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 and a Master of Science of Management/MBA – ongoing at Stevens Technical Institute. Nathan is active with the Great Valley Fellowship Church. In the community, Nathan as 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 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 2½ years through the Mennonite Central Committee. Upon his return to the U.S., he worked in basic 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 9 years, most recently as CEO of Indian Creek Foundation in Souderton, PA, for the past 2½ years. Indian Creek is an organization that serves persons with intellectual and developmental 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 41 years, and he 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 served as an IT Manager/Director and provided consultation 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), was a Little League (former), and Soccer League Coach (former). Steve has two adult married children, and three grandchildren. His hobbies include snow and water skiing, boating and travel.