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About West Coast MCC

West Coast MCC Staff Picture

Left to right: Gloria James, Immigration Associate (Upland, CA); Sheri Plett Wiedenhoefer, Executive Director; Leroy Willems, Church Relations (Phoenix, AZ); Silvia Rios, Regional Office Coordinator; Frank Piñon, Church Relations; Crystal Fernandez, Staff Associate for Immigration; Joshua Ediger, MCC Cafe Manager; Aminata Dieye, Finance Manager/Program Administrator; John Swenning, Program Associate for Human Trafficking; Alan Claassen Thrush, Resource Development Coordinator (Upland, CA); Bob Buxman, Church Relations Portland, OR); Jennifer Deibert, Communications; Pauline Aguilar, Quilting Coordinator/Women’s Ministries; Luzdy Stucky, Associate for Migration and Peacebuilding (Tucson, AZ); Janet Laemmlen,Quilt Center Manager; Tito Bojorquez, HEPAC (Nogales, Sonora)

 Not pictured:  Frieda Walls, SOOP Coordinator; Renee Harder, HR

About Us


West Coast MCC serves the region with offices in Reedley, Fresno and Upland, California, Tucson, Arizona and Portland, Oregon. In addition to fostering programs and partnerships that address needs within the region, we connect with churches to support MCC’s work in more than 50 countries around the world: relief, development and peace in the name of Christ.

Mission Statement


West Coast Mennonite Central Committee strives to foster life-giving relationships of peace, justice, and dignity among all people in the name of Christ by:

  • Partnering with Mennonite and Brethren in Christ churches
  • Supporting the worldwide mission of MCC
  • Providing opportunities for mutual exchange and learning that encourage churches and individuals to respond to people in need
  • Participating in partnerships that empower the lives of marginalized people


For more information on West Coast MCC programming: What we do