Hands of Mercy Board of Directors

Hands of Mercy Board of Directors

Hands of Mercy Board of Directors

Deaconess Patricia S. Nuffer, founder and president

  • Deaconess with LCMS, currently called through Zion Lutheran Church, Ft Wayne, to serve Hands of Mercy
  • Former Speech Pathologist, home educator and homemaker
  • Mother to four adult children and wife to Richard, professor at Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft Wayne, IN
  • Member of Zion Lutheran Church, Ft. Wayne, IN

Deaconess Intern Katelyn M. Hiett, vice president

  • Graduate of Concordia Theological Seminary in Deaconess studies May 2012
  • Graduate of Middle Tennessee State University in earth sciences
  • Member of Hope Lutheran Church, Murfreesboro,TN

Heath Eshelman, treasurer

  • Co-owner “Eshelman Repair, Inc.” automobile repair business in Kendallville, IN
  • Member and elder of Zion Lutheran Church, Corunna, IN
  • Engaged to Lailey Mugisha, a Ugandan woman, and plans to marry and live in Uganda, as well as part time in Indiana

Nancy Embler, secretary

  • Administrative Assistant at Concordia Lutheran Seminary, Ft. Wayne, IN
  • Member of Shepherd of the City Lutheran Church, Ft Wayne, IN
  • Mother three adult children

Elise Koeneman

  • Resident of Ft. Wayne, IN
  • Former president of Indiana District Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML)
  • Mother of a Lutheran missionary daughter, who lives in Alaska

Gary Nahrwold

  • Graduate of Purdue University
  • Has held the position of assistant vice president for institutional advancement at Concordia Theological Seminary for over 10 years

Bob Floyd

  • founder and president of Floyd & Partners, a Fort Wayne-based advertising and public relations firm
  • Graduate of Indiana University and the University of St. Francis.