Brethren Volunteer Service

Staff Profiles

Brethren Volunteer Service staff October 2017
Photo courtesy of BVS

Grey Robinson, Dan McFadden, Jocelyn Snyder, and Emily Tyler

Dan McFadden

Responsible for: I'm the director and the primary person to call projects for placement of the volunteers and for project site development. When there are issues that develop for a volunteer or project site, it's my responsibility to respond. I manage the overall team.

BVS Unit # and volunteer placement(s):
Unit #152 in 1981.
My primary placement was in Honduras working with refugees coming across the border from El Salvador.

On BVS staff since: December, 1995.

Contact Dan McFadden

Jocelyn Snyder

Responsible for: Coordinating Orientation units.

BVS Unit # and volunteer placement(s):
Unit #299 in 2012

  • Africa Inland Church Primary School, South Sudan

On BVS staff since: January 2015.

Contact Jocelyn Snyder

Kristin Flory

Responsible for: European placements.

BVS Unit # and volunteer placement(s):
Unit #134 in 1978

  1. Begegnungszentrum für aktive Gewaltlosigkeit, Bad Ischl, Austria (1978-79)
  2. Deutsche Friedensgesellschaft - Vereinigte Kriegsdienstgegner, Karlsruhe, West Germany (1979-81)
  3. Aktion Sühnezeichen Friedensdienste, West Berlin (1981-84)

On BVS staff since: April, 1987

Contact Kristin Flory

Todd Bauer

Responsible for: Latin American placements

BVS Unit # and volunteer placement(s):
Unit #242 in 2001
Trees for Life in Huehuetenango, Guatemala, 2001-2006

On BVS staff since: August, 2009

Contact Todd Bauer

Emily Tyler

Responsible for: Recruitment of new volunteers, distribution of BVS promotional material including displays and publications; BVS advocacy.

BVS Unit # and volunteer placement(s):
Unit #265 in 2005

  • Coordinator of 2006 National Youth Conference

On BVS staff since: June 2012

Contact Emily Tyler

Grey Robinson

Responsible for: Assisting with coordinating workcamp ministry and recruitment of BVS Volunteers.

BVS Unit # and volunteer placement(s):
Unit #318

  • Staff Volunteer in Elgin, IL

On BVS staff since: August 2017

Contact Grey Robinson


Contact Us

To contact us or request an application:

BVS Recruitment
1451 Dundee Ave
Elgin, IL 60120
Phone: (847) 429-4396. or (800) 323-8039
Fax: (847) 429-4394
E-mail the BVS office at

To request a BVS display for Districts or Congregations:

Send an e-mail to:
or call the BVS office at (800) 323-8039
with this information:

  • Date you need to receive it by
  • The name of the Event, District, or Congregation
  • The name, address and phone number of a contact person

Someone will get back to you to let you know if we can have it available at that time. Please give at least 2-3 weeks notice.

To inquire about a BVS Representative:

Each District has a BVS Representative. For more information on this, contact your District, or the BVS office. If you would like to invite a Representative to speak at your congregation, camp, college, or event, you can also inquire about past/current BVSers living in your area.

Contact the BVS office and be prepared to give the same information as above.