Who We Are

All-Nations Bible Translation is a conservative Anabaptist organization that partners with churches to send teams to unreached people groups. Our Board of Directors provides oversight to the Executive Committee, and the Advisory Council provides additional perspective.

Board of Directors

All-Nations' Board of Directors meets quarterly. The Board gives oversight to the Executive Committee and receives regular input from the Advisory Council.

Eric Shorey | Chairman

Eric and his wife Melody live in Lisbon Falls, Maine and have three boys. They are members of the Wales Brethren Church, where Eric serves as a minister. Eric did not grow up in a Christian home and did not become a Christian until he was twenty. Melody grew up in a Christian home where she received a solid Christian foundation. Sometime after marrying they sought out a church that practiced all the commandments of the New Testament. This led them to a conservative community within the Church of the Brethren. Eric is employed as an engineer and enjoys teaching and mentoring others. Eric has a desire to see others apply the Word of God to their lives to bring about real and lasting change toward God.

Ken Miller | Vice-chairman

Ken and Linda Miller live in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and are the parents of 6 children. Ken serves on the ministry team at Pilgrim Fellowship Church in Stuarts Draft, VA. (Amish Mennonite) Ken is employed at the family business, Milmont Greenhouses. Having served in Northern Ontario, Kenya and Ireland, Ken has a desire to see the Word of God proclaimed to all nations.

Ivan Peachey

Ivan and Kay Peachey live next to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, several miles from Faith Mission Home and are parents to six sons and two daughters. They are members at Faith Mission Fellowship. Ivan is employed at Faith Mission Christian School as a teacher and principal, and manages a beef cow/calf operation on the side. The Peacheys served as missionaries in Kenya for some years and hope that many more people of all nations be brought into the kingdom of the Lord Jesus.

Leroy Fisher

Leroy and his wife Rebekah are members at Shade Mountain Christian Fellowship in Juniata County, Pennsylvania. God has blessed them with 10 wonderful children who they desire to see mature and to discover the path and life God has for them. He is the owner of Fisher Brothers Builders, a building company in central Pennsylvania where he works with his Father, brother, and son in the business. Leroy believes that the whole world is enmeshed in the deception of Satan and has a desire to be faithful in aiding the work of All-Nations as they are instrumental in bringing God’s Word to unreached people.

Kent Fullmer

Kent and Janine Fullmer live in Farmersville, OH. Kent is a deacon in the Bear Creek congregation near New Lebanon, OH. Kent and Janine have three children - all married, and three grandchildren.
Kent and Janine have served the Bear Creek congregation since 1989. Has worked with Christian Aid Ministries while serving on the board of The Brethren Charity Fund for several years. More recently, he has helped to found another Youth ministry for the Ohio Valley congregations: Ahava Tree Ministries, Inc. Kent has a heart for our youth to continue to be challenged by the Word of God to make Kingdom-focused decisions early in life for a Godly foundation and lasting walk with Christ into their adult years, for the glory of God.

John Sink

John and Heidi Sink reside near Tipp City, OH and are members of the Old German Baptist Brethren - New Conference. Being called to the ministry in 2013, John serves alongside five other brethren. John and Heidi have four children, three living with them in Ohio and a son and daughter-in-law that live a transient life of helping others around the lower 48 states.
John has owned and operated a lawn irrigation and fertilization company since 2000. This local “ministry” has provided many opportunities of witnessing to fellow employees and customers. After traveling to Haiti a few times, John and Heidi have been given a desire to minister to waiting people in other nations. John has a love for the Word of God and a strong desire to enable the Good News of Jesus Christ to be accessible and taught in other languages wherever they may be found.

Steve Clark | Chairman emeritus

Steve and Debby Clark were born in Seattle, WA in 1953. They married in 1971 and moved to Idaho in 1981. They served in Ghana, West Africa, from 1997 to 2003 and are currently living in Lancaster County, PA. They have 5 adult children and 11 grandchildren. Steve is one of the ministers at Joy Christian Fellowship in Ephrata, PA. He served on the board of All-Nations from its beginning in 2010 through 2019.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee meets weekly and is responsible for day-to-day oversight of All-Nations' programs and development.

Joel Martin | General Director

Joel and Kelsey Martin live in State College, PA, and are members of the Followers of Jesus church. Joel chairs the Executive Committee and provides general oversight to All-Nations programs such as church partnerships and training tracks for our members. He is also responsible to oversee building and development projects at the All-Nations base.
Joel has completed Faith Builders' ministry apprenticeship program, and has studied Greek and linguistics at Lancaster Bible College and the Summer Institute of Linguistics in North Dakota. Joel completed his undergraduate work at Lancaster Bible College in 2010 and a Masters degree in Intercultural Studies with Columbia International University in 2020.
Joel is burdened with the reality of unreached people groups without Scripture in their language, and one of his immediate goals is to seek out and recruit many fellow workers to help with this unfinished task. He has served on the Board or Executive Committee since All-Nations was founded in 2010.
Joel works full-time for All-Nations.

Aaron Crider | Operations Manager

Aaron and Priscilla Crider live in State College, PA, and are members of the Followers of Jesus congregation. Aaron oversees the office and bookwork, spearheads development of resources, and coordinates schedules and registration for events. As a writer, he produces content for the blog, newsletters and other documents and publications. He is also involved in the development of All-Nations' Translation Policy.
Aaron is the All-Nations representative for teams in the Americas and their churches.
Aaron worked for Christian Light Publications for over eleven years before spending four years as a family in a Mennonite church plant in Puerto Rico. The Crider's moved to State College in 2014 and Aaron joined the Executive Committee in 2015. His passion for the glory of God in the church and among the nations has grown through understanding God’s heart as revealed in the Bible. He is grateful to be part of a ministry that partners with churches in this mission.
Aaron works full-time for All-Nations.

Harold Troyer | Communications Director

Harold R. Troyer, residing in the picturesque village of Belleville in central Pennsylvania's Kishacoquillas Valley, leads a life rich in family and adventure. With his Ukrainian wife, Larissa, and their seven children, Harold embraces a lifestyle filled with singing, traveling, gardening, and hospitality. The Troyer family is a part of the Pleasant View A.M. Church community in Belleville.
As Communications Director for All-Nations, Harold is transitioning into managing the organization's communications strategies. In addition to his communications duties, Harold will eventually be transitioning to the role of Africa/West Asia representative. Harold has served with All-Nations since 2011 with the exception of a one-year sabbatical.
Harold's professional journey is as diverse and vibrant as his personal adventures. Having spent seven years teaching junior high students, Harold's love for learning and exploration extends beyond the classroom. His travels have taken him through the heart of Nicaragua, along the muddy rivers of Papua New Guinea, and across the vast wheat fields of Ukraine. From marveling at the Pyramids of Giza to experiencing the unique cultures of Niger and witnessing the Aurora Borealis in Alaska, Harold's adventures have fueled his passion for writing and his deep interest in anthropology and diverse people groups. He is the author of three true-life story novels: "Fabric of Endurance," "Fatherless," and "Lara's Hunger."

Church Partnership Representative

Earl Peachey

Earl and Edna Peachey live near McVeytown, PA, where he served for many years on the leadership team of Valley View Amish Mennonite Church. Earl and Edna spend many years in mission and church-planting work both in Africa and on the board of Amish Mennonite Aid. His passion is to teach those who can teach others, especially where people have little access to godly teaching, as Paul exhorts Timothy in 2 Timothy 2:2.
Earl brings a desire to both teach and learn, as a supporting staff member of All-Nations, to help facilitate our partnerships with sending churches who provide oversight to church planting efforts.

Advisory Council

All-Nations' advisors give input as requested and meet annually with the Board of Directors and Executive Committee.

Joe Root

Joe and Melanie Root live in the city of Chilpancingo, in the state of Guerrero, Mexico. Joe is one of the pastors of the Cascade Valley (Brethren) congregation of Ellensburg, Washington, from where they were separated unto the calling of gospel ministry in Mexico in 2018. Joe and Melanie have 2 children, both married, and 15 grandchildren. Joe grew up in California in an atmosphere of deep respect for the tremendous gift of God’s Word and is thrilled with the vision of ABT to both provide and teach the Bible to those who have not heard it! The “ongoing Acts vision” …of the gospel of Jesus Christ being preached in the “regions beyond” with New Testament churches being planted and watered in the 2000s has been a growing, life changing passion for Joe and Melanie.
Joe and Melanie are grateful for opportunities to serve their children and grandchildren, (though living away from all of them) their growing group of friends and brothers in Mexico, as well as traveling and ministering in various capacities, while returning occasionally to their beloved home congregation in Washington.

James Nolt

James and Sarah Nolt live in Hinkletown (near Ephrata), PA, and are members of South Hinkletown Mennonite Church. They have eight children and seventeen grandchildren. James taught at Farmersville Mennonite School for thirty-eight years, and he and Sarah have served in Romania and Moldova about five and a half years, mostly with Christian Aid Ministries (1992-96) but also with Bethel Mennonite Fellowship Mission (2009-10). He serves as Assistant Editor of The Seed of Truth magazine, published by CAM. He is involved with various historical projects, mostly with the Muddy Creek Farm Library (a Mennonite historical library, archives, and museum). James serves on the Word of Truth Ministry board, which gives oversight to Weaverland Conference members working with the Tarahumara people in Mexico, partnering with ABT.
A favorite song: “Heart With Loving Heart United,” and a favorite verse: “. . . Be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord” (1 Corinthians 15:58).

Paul Shirk

Paul and Alice Shirk reside in Dover, PA and are members of the Pleasant Hill Brethren Church where Paul serves as an ordained minister/elder. He is an instructor in ministry training for the Council of Brethren Elders and a writer for Bible Helps. He has helped plant an indigenous Brethren Church in Ukraine. For an occupation, he works as a project manager for WellSpan Health in the design and construction of medical facilities.
When looking back, Paul and Alice see how God used each life experience to prepare them for their next phase of ministry.
Paul has a desire to see home churches firmly grounded in the Word and sound doctrine and having a zeal to make disciples of all nations. He counts it a privilege to be part of the mission of ABT to spread the Word of God in the world by translating it into indigenous languages and planting indigenous churches.

Clyde Zimmerman

Clyde and his wife Anna Mae have spent parts of the past 8 years living in Bangladesh working in the SALT Microfinance program in community development and working with Financial Literacy International in English teaching and indigenous church planting. He works as the SALT Microfinance Asst. Director, working with Anabaptist missions in more than 20 countries using sustainable community development and ongoing Bible based teaching as a means to share the gospel.
Clyde works part-time for Anabaptist Financial in business advising to share his burden of using business as a mission for the Kingdom of God. When stateside, Clyde and Anna Mae live in Altoona, Pennsylvania. The Lord has blessed them with 7 children and 9 grandchildren.

Elisha Byler

Elisha and Yolanda Byler live in Mexico. They have seven children, none of them married. For the past 15 years, they have lived among an indigenous people group where they have been working on planting a church. Elisha’s desire is to make other people successful. Elisha and his family are from Campesina Church in Mexico, a non-affiliated Anabaptist church.

Joseph Hostetler

Joseph Hostetler and his wife Becky are members of Pleasant View Amish Mennonite Church and live in Belleville, PA. They have been married 22 years and do not have any children. They have served with Amish Mennonite Aid as missionaries in Kenya, East Africa from 2008-2019 where Brother Joseph had pastoral responsibilities in one of the local congregations. Currently, Joseph is in partnership with his brother doing heating & air conditioning and electrical work while Becky does some baking for two local stores.

CAM Consultant

The CAM Consultant serves as a liaison between Christian Aid Ministries and All-Nations Bible Translation.

Weston Showalter

Weston and Heidi Showalter and their five children live in Newcomerstown, Ohio, and attend Salem Amish-Mennonite Church. Weston and Heidi spent five years in Double Head Cabbage, Belize, doing church work under Amish-Mennonite Aid. Weston now works in the Public Relations department at the Christian Aid Ministries home office in Berlin, Ohio. He also serves on CAM’s Executive Committee.

  • “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Romans 10:17
  • “Repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And you are witness of these things.” Luke 24:47, 48
  • “Go therefore, and make disciples of all nations.” Matthew 28:19
  • “In you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” Genesis 12:3
  • “That the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, and of the same body, and partakers of His promise in Christ through the Gospel.” Ephesians 3:6
  • “That they all may be one; as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You, that they also may be one in Us; that the world may believe that You sent Me.” John 17:21
  • “Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations’?” Mark 11:17
  • “Ask of me, and I will give You the nations for Your inheritance.” Psalm 2:8
  • “Behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes.” Revelation 7:9
  • “Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified.” 2 Thessalonians 3:1
  • “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” 2 Timothy 3:16
  • “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Psalm 119:105
  • “As cold water to a weary soul, so is good news from a far country.” Proverbs 25:25
  • “More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.” Psalm 19:10
  • “All the ends of the world shall remember and turn to the LORD, and all the families of the nations shall worship before You.” Psalm 22:27
  • “Truly, as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORD.” Numbers 14:21
  • “Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples. For the LORD is great and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared above all gods.” Psalm 96:3, 4
  • “For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.” Habakkuk 2:14
  • “That all the peoples of the earth may know that the Lord is God; there is no other.” 1 Kings 8:60
  • “For from the rising of the sun, even to its going down, My name shall be great among the Gentiles; in every place incense shall be offered to My name, and a pure offering; for My name shall be great among the nations.” Malachi 1:11
  • “All nations whom You have made shall come and worship before You, O Lord, and shall glorify Your name.” Psalm 86:9
  • “For as the earth brings forth its bud, as the garden causes the things that are sown in it to spring forth, so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.” Isaiah 61:11
  • "Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!" Psalm 46:10
  • "This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth." 1 Timothy 2:3, 4
  • "You are worthy. . .; for You were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, and have made us kings and priests to our God." Revelation 5:9, 10