11 Notable alumni of
Goshen College

Goshen College is 2566th in the world, 867th in North America, and 821st in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 11 notable alumni from Goshen College sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Errick McCollum

    Errick McCollum
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1988-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Errick "E" Lane McCollum II is an American professional basketball player for the Russian team Lokomotiv Kuban of the VTB United League, and of the EuroCup until the team was suspended due to the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine. He played college basketball for Goshen. At a height of 1.88 m (6'2"), he plays at both the point guard and shooting guard positions.

  2. John Howard Yoder

    John Howard Yoder
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1927-1997 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    philosophertheologianuniversity teacher
    Biography

    John Howard Yoder was an American theologian and ethicist best known for his defense of Christian pacifism. His most influential book was The Politics of Jesus, which was first published in 1972. Yoder was a Mennonite and wrote from an Anabaptist perspective. He spent the latter part of his career teaching at the University of Notre Dame.

  3. Sofia Samatar

    Sofia Samatar
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    science fiction writer
    Biography

    Sofia Samatar is an American educator, poet and writer. She is an Assistant Professor of English at James Madison University. In 2013, she published the award-winning fantasy novel A Stranger in Olondria.

  4. Howard Zehr

    Howard Zehr
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1944-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    criminologist
    Biography

    Howard J. Zehr is an American criminologist. Zehr is considered to be a pioneer of the modern concept of restorative justice.

  5. Harold S. Bender

    Harold S. Bender
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1897-1962 (aged 65)
    Occupations
    theologianwriter
    Biography

    Harold Stauffer Bender was a prominent professor of theology at Goshen College (Goshen, Indiana) and Goshen Biblical Seminary. His accomplishments include founding both the Mennonite Historical Library and The Mennonite Quarterly Review. He served as President of the American Society of Church History, and was a major scholarly influence on fellow Mennonite theologian John Howard Yoder.

  6. David Dale Reimer

    David Dale Reimer
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    David Dale Reimer is an American diplomat and member of the Senior Foreign Service. He has served as the United States ambassador to Sierra Leone since 2021. He previously served concurrently as the United States ambassador to Mauritius and United States ambassador to Seychelles from 2018 to 2021.

  7. Ellah Wakatama Allfrey

    Ellah Wakatama Allfrey
    Born in
    Zimbabwe Flag Zimbabwe
    Years
    1966-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    writerjournalist
    Biography

    Ellah Wakatama, OBE, Hon. FRSL, is Editor-at-Large at Canongate Books, a senior Research Fellow at Manchester University and Chair of the AKO Caine Prize for African Writing. She was the founding Publishing Director of the Indigo Press. A London-based editor and critic, she was on the judging panel of the 2017 International Dublin Literary Award and the 2015 Man Booker Prize. In 2016, she was Visiting Professor & Global Intercultural Scholar at Goshen College, Indiana, and was Guest Master for the 2016 Gabriel Garcia Marquez Foundation international journalism fellowship in Cartagena, Colombia. The former deputy editor of Granta magazine, she was senior editor at Jonathan Cape, Random House and assistant editor at Penguin. She is series editor of the Kwani? Manuscript Project and the editor of the anthologies Africa39 (Bloomsbury, 2014) and Safe House: Explorations in Creative Nonfiction (Dundurn/Cassava Republic).

  8. Art DeFehr

    Art DeFehr
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1942-.. (age 80)
    Biography

    Arthur A. DeFehr is a Canadian businessman with investments in real estate and Palliser Furniture. He also was involved in initiating the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, LCC International University, Canadian Mennonite University, International Development Enterprises, and immigration policy including the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program.

  9. James Brenneman

    James Brenneman
    Biography

    James E. Brenneman is the president of Berkeley School of Theology, Berkeley, CA, one of the founding seminaries of the Graduate Theological Union. Prior to coming to Berkeley School of Theology in 2017, Jim was the sixteenth president of Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana. Originally from Kalona, Iowa, Jim grew up attending school and church in Ybor City, the Cuban quarter of Tampa, Florida. Jim is an ordained Mennonite minister and was the founding and lead pastor of Pasadena Mennonite Church (Pasadena8, CA) from 1986-2006. He also served on the faculty of the Episcopal Theological School at Claremont for 15 years, where he taught Hebrew Bible. He lived in South Pasadena, CA for 26 years prior to moving to Goshen, Indiana in 2006, returning to CA in 2017. He and his wife, Terri J. Plank Brenneman, a clinical psychologist, have one son, Quinn Miguel Plank Brenneman. On December 31, 2006, Brenneman was selected by the Elkhart Truth to be one of the "Ten People to Watch in 2007".

  10. Christine Kaufmann

    Christine Kaufmann
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Christine Kaufmann is a Montana politician. A member of the Montana Senate from January 2007 to 2016, she previously served three terms in the Montana House of Representatives. She last represented the 41st senate district, based in Helena, Montana.

  11. Elizabeth Horsch Bender

    Elizabeth Horsch Bender
    Years
    1895-1988 (aged 93)
    Occupations
    translator
    Biography

    Elizabeth Horsch Bender was an American Mennonite editor and translator.