Maynard Miller - Executive Director
Maynard lives near Benton, Ohio with his wife Emily. They have two adult children. He has a bachelor’s degree in History from Goshen College. While being self-employed as a bookseller for the past 20 years he has participated in numerous trainings and classes in Conflict Transformation and Mediation techniques.
Maynard’s interests include reading in a wide variety of genres, gardening, and staying physically active biking and playing disc golf. His vision is for Connexus to become a recognized and trusted partner for the communities of Wayne and Holmes counties to provide mediation services and alternative dispute resolution options for situations of conflict.
Board of Directors
Lydell Steiner - Board Chair
Lydell resides in Dalton, Ohio with his wife, Rebeca, and their two children, Sofia and Kyros. He is a Development Coordinator at Tilmor in Dalton, Ohio. Lydell received an MA in Conflict Resolution and Organizational Leadership from Eastern Mennonite University and a BA in Business Management from Malone University. He also served for three years with MCC, (Mennonite Central Committee), in Nicaragua.
Some of his hobbies include farming, volunteering, and traveling. Lydell believes strongly in the need to transform how our culture views and relates to conflict. Instead of falling into either extreme of ignoring conflict or litigating conflict, he hopes individuals, families, neighbors, coworkers, and communities can create new patterns and reflexes for constructively responding to life's difficult encounters.
Kim Hartman - Board Secretary
Kim received her Bachelor of Music Education and later, her Associate of Applied Science with RN licensure and is currently retired. She resides in Wooster, Ohio with her husband, Jim of 33 years, has four grown children, two sons-in-law, a daughter-in-law and eight grandchildren. Kim has served on a variety of short-term service opportunities, volunteer work, and church work throughout the years. Her hobbies include studying scripture, biking, reading, nutrition and cooking, composing Bible memory ‘ditties’, weight-training, Pilates and other fun exercise classes.
Kim's dream for Connexus in the next five years is that the organization will provide regular opportunities for training in conflict transformation and become a recognized source of support and assistance with conflict in Wayne and Holmes Counties. She sees Connexus transforming the culture of conflict by teaching and modeling the handling of conflict in constructive ways in the community.
Noah Boyd lives in Berlin, Ohio with his wife, Maryssa, and their goldendoodle, Nala. Noah received his bachelor's degree in Social Studies Education from Indiana Wesleyan University, and his master's degree in School Counseling from Malone University. He is currently serving as the school counselor at Hiland High and Middle School.
Mark lives in Mt Eaton, Ohio with his wife, Christal and sons. He is the Executive Director at Anazao Community Partners in Wooster, Ohio. Mark earned an MA in Public Policy and Management and a Master of Social Work from The Ohio State University and a BA in Criminal Justice from Bluffton University. Mark serves as a Youth Sponsor for Berlin Mennonite Church and as the Varsity Cross Country Coach at Central Christian School. Mark believes in the potential healing and closure power of restoration and recovery.
Tom lives in Berlin, Ohio, with his wife, Angie, and an ever-changing pride of cats. Tom and Angie have two adult children, one still in college. Tom received his bachelor’s degree in English from Goshen College and Juris Doctor from Washington & Lee University. After practicing law for several years Tom joined Hummel Group as a commercial insurance advisor. Tom enjoys board games, strategy games, gardening, reading, and traveling at any opportunity. Tom believes conflict is a part of life and we need to equip ourselves and others with methods for peaceful conflict resolution.