About Us

The Topeka Center for Peace and Justice’s mission is to promote justice facebooklink and peace through education and action for social change by working with individuals and organizations in the greater Topeka community.

Toward this end, The Center organizes programs that appeal to a wide audience and that empower people. It networks with other organizations, congregations, and community groups.

You are invited to participate in this work. For more information or to volunteer please contact Jim McCollough at 785-232-4388 or complete our online form.


Jim McCollough, Executive Director

Lindsey Schwartz, Programs Director & Bullying Prevention Specialist

Lindsey Schwartz,
Programs Director
& Bullying Prevention Specialist








 Alex Alexander accountant
Nancy Shaughnessy consultant for nonprofits
Carolyn Zimmerman fundraising/ peace awards consultant,


Carol Abbot Membership Representative
Don Anderson Highland Park United Methodist
John Christensen Membership Representative
Dennis Dobson Temple Beth Shalom
Dale Fooshee At-Large
Carl Frazier Southwest Baptist Church
Sally Fronsman-Cecil At-Large
Chris Hamilton Membership Representative
Kate Hamilton Baha’I Faith – Topeka
Kristen Hammer Kansas Coalition Against the Death Penalty
Davis Hammet Planting Peace/
Equality House
Betty Nelson Lowman United Methodist Church
Marty Peterson, Secretary/Treasurer Trinity Presbyterian Church
Hakim Saadi Islamic Center of Topeka
Tobias Schlingensiepen, Board Vice-Chair First Congregational Church
Guy Smoker Southern Hills Mennonite Church
 Edie Snethen  At Large
 Sharon Sullivan<
Board Chair