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Accompaniers participating through the EAPPI-US program have come from cities and states across the country, from Iowa to New Jersey, Oregon to Texas.

Many of the 27 accompaniers available to teach and preach in churches or speak at events. Invite them to share their experiences and speak about peacemaking in Israel and Palestine. Please click here for a list of accompaniers and their direct contact information.

 

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US Accompaniers

 

Randie Clawson, a member of the United Methodist Church from Michigan, served in Bethlehem, May-July, 2013.  Read her blog: considerourcall.blogspot.com.

Dee Poujade, a United Methodist from Portland, Oregon, served in Tulkarm, February-April, 2013.  You may read her blog at: deeswalkthroughthevalley.blogspot.com

George Meek, a member of the Presbyterian Church, USA, from Arlington, Virginia, was placed in Jerusalem, February-April, 2013.  Read his blog at: seekpeaceinpalestine.blogspot.com

John and Joyce Cassell, from Oak Park, IL, are members of the Church of the Brethren. John was an Accompanier in Bethlehem and Joyce served in Hebron, September-November, 2012.  Read their blog postings 3monthsinpalestine.tumblr.com

Mary Morris, an Episcopalian from Portland, OR, served in Bethlehem, March-May, 2012.  Find her blog at: marympalestine.blogspot.com

Tammie Danielson, an Evangelical Lutheran Church in America member from Austin, Texas, served in Hebron, December, 2011, through February, 2012. Read her blog at: livingstonesofpalestine.wordpress.com

Andrew Larsen, an Evangelical Covenant Church pastor from Seattle,  Washington, was placed in Hebron, September-December, 2011.  His blog: andresjourney.info/andres/

Christine Cowan, an Evangelical Lutheran Church in America member and artist from Ames, Iowa, served in the South Hebron Hills, September-December, 2011.  Her blog: christiarts.wordpress.com

Sharon Wiggins, a pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, is from Victoria, Texas.  She served in Bethlehem, June-September, 2011.  Read her blog at: peaceisus.blogspot.com

Amy Kienzle is an Evangelical Lutheran Church in America pastor in Dearborn Heights, MI.  She served February-May, 2011, in Hebron.  Find her  blog at: thingsthatmake4peace.wordpress.com

Loren McGrail, Chicago, IL, served February-May, 2011, in Bethlehem.  She is a United Church of Christ minister.  Her blog: agarmentofdestiny.blogspot.com

Susanne Nelson, Souix Falls, SD, a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, served December, 2010-February, 2011, in Tulkarm.  Read her blog at: aprairievoice.blogspot.com

Wayne Smith, from the Evangelical Covenant Church, served in Yanoun from December, 2010-February, 2011.  His blog: prayforthepeaceofjerusalem.wordpress.com


Ruth Smith, also from the Evangelical Covenant Church, served December, 2010-February, 2011, in Jerusalem.  Wayne and Ruth live in Tacoma, Washington.  Ruth's blog: ruthinthemideast.wordpress.com

Donna Matteis, a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America from Novi, Michigan, served October-December, 2010 in Jerusalem.  Find her blog at: mid-eastpeace2010.blogspot.com

Clark Scalera, a Presbyterian pastor from Tampa, Florida, served in Hebron, October-December, 2010.  His blog: accompanyingclark

 

 

 

 

 

John Buttrick, Peoria, Illinoia, served in Jayyous.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Faye Buttrick, Peoria, Illinois, was placed in Bethlehem.  Faye and John, who served August-October, 2010, are both UCC ministers.  Read Faye's and John's blog at: Blustery Mountain - Whispering Desert

 

 

 

 

 

Kimmy Meinecke served April-June, 2010, in Bethlehem. She is a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  Find her blog at: Peace, Salaam, Shalom

Kathy Preuss April-June, 2010, in Jerusalem. She is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. 

 

Muriel Schmid served on the Jerusalem team January to March 2010. Muriel, a pastor in the Swiss Reformed Church, is also closely associated with the Friends.  Read her blog: Border Crossing

Carol Luidens was based in Bethlehem November 2009 through January 2010. She is a member of the Reformed Church in America.  Her blog: Carol as an Ecumenical Accompanier

Elice Higginbotham served  in Jayyous from August through October 2009. Elice is a retired minister in the United Church of Christ.  Her blog: EliceinPalestine

Scott ThamsScott Thams was based in Jerusalem from mid-January through mid-April 2009. He is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. His blog: Scott's Holy Land Peace Mission

Pat OchodnickyPat Ochodnicky served in Yanoun from mid-January through mid-April 2009. She is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  Read her blog at: ...A Time to Speak

Marty Harms

Marty Harms is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. He served as an accompanier from May through July 2008.  Read Marty's blog: American in Israel and Palestine 

 

Pat WoodsPatricia Woods served as an EA in Bethlehem From August to November 2008. She is a pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Patricia's blog: A Time for Peace: Standing Against Occupation

Doug WhitmoreDoug Whitmore served in Jayyous from December 2007 to March 2008. He is a member of the United Methodist Church.

 

Shanna O'BrienShanna O'Brien participated in the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme September-December 2006. She is active in the Episcopal Church.

Eric Fistler and John RuessmannEric Fistler and John Ruessmann, MM participated in the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme June-August 2006. They are members of the United Church of Christ and the Catholic Church respectively.

Carolyn Schneider and Debbie BlaneCarolyn Schneider and Debbie Blane participated in the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme August-October 2005. They are members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and Presbyterian Church (USA) respectively; Carolyn is a seminary professor.

Bob Traer, Max Surjadinata and David LindbergBob Traer, Max Surjadinata and David Lindbergparticipated in the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme February-May 2005. They are members of the Presbyterian Church (USA), United Church of Christ, and Evangelical Lutheran Church in America respectively; Max and David are both retired pastors.

Anne C. Stephens participated in the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme, September to December 2004. She is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Leila RichardsLeila Richards served as an Ecumenical Accompanier from January to April 2004. Leila is a retired physician and a member of the Episcopal Church in the USA.

Julia Rowe and Glenn Jetta BarclayJulie Rowe and Glenn Jetta Barclay joined Ecumenical Accompaniers from seven countries in November 2003. Julie is a pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and Glenn Jetta is a pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Don Christiensen, Esther Nelson, and Larry FataDon Christensen (United Church of Christ), Esther Nelson (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America), and Larry Fata (Catholic Church) began their service as Ecumenical Accompaniers in August 2003.

Ken Taylor, Lynn Rigg, Aaron Chan, Joel CarilletKen Taylor (United Church of Christ), Lynne Rigg (anEvangelical Lutheran Church in America pastor), Aaron Chan (United Methodist Church, a teacher in Washington, D.C.), and Joel Carillet (Christian Church/Churches of Christ) served as Ecumenical Accompaniers in the West Bank from March to May 2003.

Margaret Kiekhaefer (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) served as an Ecumenical Accompanier from November 2002 to February 2003.