Hear from MCC workers on the ground in Asia as we learn about how MCC's work with partners in providing food security, education, and mental health is breaking down barriers and forming peaceful communities in Afghanistan, India, and Nepal.
We’ll hear from Rebecca Burkholder and Blaine Derstine, co-Area Directors for Central Southern and Northeast Asia, as well as Kaitlyn and Luke Jantzi, who are serving as co-Country Directors of Nepal. MCC’s Ken Ogasawara will facilitate the discussion, which includes a Q&A session.
Take a sneak peek here and meet Kaitlyn Jantzi.
About the presenters
Rebecca Burkholder and Blaine Derstine are co-Area Directors for Central Southern and Northeast Asia for Mennonite Central Committee (MCC). In that role they support MCC Reps in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, China and North and South Korea. Rebecca grew up in Goshen, Indiana and holds a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. Blaine grew up in Harleysville, Pennsylvania and holds a master’s degree in international economics from Catholic University. Rebecca and Blaine are based in MCC's Asia Regional Office in Chiang Mai, Thailand. They have two young adult children, and before moving to Thailand in 2016, lived in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Kaitlyn and Luke Jantzi are serving as co-MCC Country Representatives to Nepal. Kaitlyn is also assisting with mental health activities for the Asia region. Kaitlyn has Bachelor of Education and Master of Social work degrees. Luke has a Bachelor of Business Administration and a postgraduate Chartered Professional Accounting designation. Kaitlyn and Luke live in Kathmandu, Nepal with their two young children.