The Church of the Brethren has hired Jenn Dorsch of Frederick, Md., as director of Brethren Disaster Ministries, beginning Feb. 24. Most recently she has been part-time interim program assistant in the Brethren Disaster Ministries office at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md., while also working part-time at Frederick (Md.) Church of the Brethren as director of communications.
In a volunteer capacity, Dorsch has served on numerous domestic and international disaster rebuilding project sites, including leading groups from the Frederick Church in workcamp trips to Haiti. She also has worked as a program counselor and athletic director at a summer camp organization for girls, Girls Inc. In addition, she has experience as a graphic designer.
She has completed a masters of arts degree in Conflict Transformation at the Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) Center for Justice and Peacebuilding, with a focus on trauma healing and peacebuilding. She also has completed STAR training from EMU. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pa.