Indianapolis Peace House continues
to build its leadership team
Laura J. Harms of Arlington, Va., will join Indianapolis Peace House as
associate director on Jan. 8.
Harms has a decade of experience in peace-centered community building,
said Manchester College President Jo Young Switzer, lead president of
the Plowshares consortium of Earlham, Goshen and Manchester colleges
that operates Peace House.
Harms is resident services manager of AHC Inc, a private non-profit
developer of housing communities in the mid-Atlantic region. She has
worked as a mediation specialist, service learning and volunteer
coordinator, and facilitator for programs in Honduras, Columbia and
The 1995 Phi Beta Kappa peace and global studies graduate of Earlham
College earned a master’s degree in conflict analysis and resolution in
2005 from George Mason University.
Plowshares recently hired
Kim Overdyck of the University of Notre Dame as executive director
of Indianapolis Peace House. She begins Jan. 2.
Indianapolis Peace House was founded
by the Plowshares consortium as part of a grant from Lilly Endowment
Inc. Students complete internships in inner-city Indianapolis, study
urban peace and social justice, education and structural change, and
live downtown. For more about Indianapolis Peace House, visit