Barbara Anson: After having worked for 12 years as a community public health nurse in the inner city of Washington D.C., Barbara's direction broadened. While living in Kenya and the Philippines, she worked in community based ministries assisting families in need. She is now focusing on developing and managing EP programs, particularly the retreats and inner-city family/youth ministry. Barbara was the primary founder of EP retreat center, together with spouse, Dick.

Richard (Dick) Anson: After 24 years with the World Bank in various roles promoting poverty reduction and enhanced governance (primarily as a rural sector/project team leader, in 3 field assignments), Dick retired in July, 2002, to work with Barbara as co-director of Ezekiel's Place Retreat Center. He is devoting special attention to the financial management of EP and its global forums. Dick brings his professional experience and Christian perspectives to help establish EP as a sustainable non-profit organization. Dick will continue to work part-time (as "tent-maker") to raise funds for EP activities, with a focus on consultant assignments addressing international poverty reduction, post-conflict development/reconstruction, and governance.

Board of Trustees (2 year terms, with shared EP committee responsibilities):

(1) Richard (Dick) Anson
Shenandoah Junction, W. Va.
Co-Director of EP and Director of Justice and Peace Academy
President of the Board of Trustees (of EP)
International development consultant

(2) Barbara Anson
Shenandoah Junction, W. Va.
Co-Director of EP
Vice-President and Treasurer of the Board of Trustees

(3) Charlotte Baker-Shenk
Sharpsburg, Maryland
Community organizer/volunteer

(4) Rita Caufield
Martinsburg, W. Va
Retired lawyer (civil rights)
Community volunteer

(5) Chet Cole
Martinsburg, W. Va.
Retired Sales Manager
Home Inspector and Bible Study Teacher

(6) Gerry Hanberry
Retired Pastor
Community organizer/volunteer

(7) Jona Masiya
Winchester, Virginia
Youth Teacher/counsellor

(8) Charlotte Norris
Martinsburg, W. Va.
Secretary of EP
Community organizer/volunteer