Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is CPT’s governing body and functions as a Board of Directors.  It is comprised of representatives from CPT’s Sponsors and Peacemaker Corps, as well as members At-Large.


CPT is sponsored by the following denominations, agencies and groups.  Sponsors are represented on CPT’s Steering Committee (governing body).

Church of the Brethren
On Earth Peace
Friends United Meeting
Mennonite Church Canada
Mennonite Church USA

Congregation of St. Basil (Basilians)
German Mennonite Peace Committee (Deutsche Mennonitische Friedenskomitee)
Presbyterian Peace Fellowship

Administrative Team

The Administrative Team, what most organizations call staff, provides administrative and program support for teams in the field.

Administrative Director: Muriel Schmid,

Canada Coordinator: Rachelle Friesen,

Communications Coordinator: Caldwell Manners,

CPTnet & Social Media Editor: Hannah Redekop,

Delegations Administrator: Lukasz Firla,

Development Coordinator: Alicia Rynkowska,

Finance Manager: Mark Frey,

Outreach Coordinator: Julie Brown,

Personnel Coordinator: Kryss Chupp,

Program Director: Milena Rincón,

Program Support Coordinator – Aegean Migrant Solidarity: Rûnbîr Serkepkanî,

Program Support Coordinator – Colombia: Carolina Gouveia Santana (interim),

Program Support Coordinator – Iraqi Kurdistan: Lukasz Firla,

Program Support Coordinator – Palestine: Mona el-Zuhairi,

Training Coordinator: Contact Program Director,

Field teams

Field teams do the front-line work of CPT in solidarity with our global partners based in our program sites.  They are made up of both stipended workers (full- and part-time) and Reservists (Peacemaker Corps members who volunteer their time). See here for more information about our programs.


Aegean Migrant Solidarity – a program of CPT-Europe:

Iraqi Kurdistan:



Psychosocial Care

CPT prioritizes care and wellbeing in the work that we do. The Care Coordinator operates in a space apart from, but in dialogue with, the Administrative and Field Teams.

Psychosocial Care Coordinator: Melissa Berkey-Gerard,