Bob Yoder

Advancement Associate

Bob Yoder joined the Advancement Team in January 2018.

Bob grew up on a dairy farm near Meyersdale, Pennsylvania. He worked for Laurelville Mennonite Church Center, Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania; served as a pastor at New Life Mennonite Church near Somerset, Pennsylvania; and served as Conference Minister of Youth and Young Adults for Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference (2001–06) and Central District Conference (2001–04). He was hired part time by Goshen (Indiana) College in 2003 as Assistant Professor of Youth Ministry before ministering as the Campus Pastor there (2006–17).

Bob has authored and edited numerous articles and books, including Helping Youth Grieve: The Good News of Biblical Lament (Resource Publications, 2015); A History of Mennonite Youth Ministry, 1885–2005 (2013); and Youth Ministry at a Crossroads: Tending to the Faith Formation of Mennonite Youth (Herald, 2012) (with Andy Brubacher Kaethler).

Bob’s wife, Pamela Yoder (MDiv 2001), currently serves as a pastor at College Mennonite Church in Goshen, where they reside with their two children. Bob enjoys reading, running, biking and attending his children’s various activities.


  • DMin, Western Theological Seminary, Holland, Michigan, 2007
  • MDiv, Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, 2001
  • Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Virginia