Brethren Volunteer Service

Staff Profiles

Emily Tyler

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 #265 in 2005

  • Coordinator of 2006 National Youth Conference

On BVS staff since: June 2012

Contact Emily Tyler

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 Siakula

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

Hannah Shultz

Responsible for: Short-term Service Opportunities and recruitment of BVS volunteers

BVS Unit # and volunteer placement(s):
Unit #307 in 2014

  • Assistant Workcamp Coordinator in Elgin, IL

On BVS staff since: August 2019

Contact Hannah Shultz

Nikifor Sosna

Responsible for: Assisting with BVS Orientation and recruitment of BVS Volunteers.

BVS Unit # and volunteer placement(s):
Unit #321

  • Brethren Disaster Ministries in Lumberton, NC

On BVS staff since:July 2019

Contact Nikifor Sosna


Contact Us

Brethren Volunteer Service
1451 Dundee Ave
Elgin, IL 60120
Phone: (847) 429-4384 or (800) 323-8039
Fax: (847) 429-4393

To request a BVS display for Districts or Congregations:

Contact the BVS office as above. Please include the following 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.