Struggling with an empty lamp

Linda Gehman Peachey is a freelance writer living in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She has a Master of Divinity degree from Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary and is currently a Doctor of Ministry student at Lancaster Theological Seminary. Previously, Linda worked for Mennonite Central Committee on women’s concerns and also served with her husband, Titus, as co-director of […]

Advent, waiting … and Legos

Asia is a recent AMBS grad, retreat speaker and former youth pastor. She lives Hillsboro, Kansas, with her husband and daughters where they attend First Mennonite Church. Asia likes board games, gives lots of high-fives and thinks she’s funnier than she probably is.    Back in October I teased my daughters, “The only reason I […]

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Executive Board staff transitions in Mennonite Church USA

(Mennonite Church USA) — Mennonite Church USA’s Executive Board (EB) staff announces current staff transitions: Alyssa Bennett Smith completed her service on the MC USA Communications team for EB staff in September. She served as web and social media content manager for nearly three years. Alyssa helped to envision and coordinate the 2015 website overhaul. […]

Awake to abundance

Susie Huser holds an MFA from Naropa University and is completing an MS in Environmental Studies through Green Mountain College. She lives in southern Michigan, where she is serving as Camp Friedenswald’s Outdoor Education and Sustainability intern. Engaging with the natural world through outdoor activities and art has been a source of joy and sustenance […]

Developing leadership strengths in an Anabaptist context

(Mennonite Church USA/Mennonite Education Agency/MHS) – Each fall, a different group of leaders gather at Laurelville Mennonite Church Center to start a new term of the Values-Based Leadership Program (VBLP). The program provides resources, relationship building and reflection on leadership development through an Anabaptist lens. Currently, the 2017-2018 program year is between sessions. In October, […]

A caring, wounded community … where love reigns

David Janzen completed a career of social work and human resources in 2011 and is living at a retirement community in Goshen, Indiana. He and his wife were among the founding members of Fellowship of Hope Mennonite Church and intentional community in Elkhart, Indiana. Dave has three sons and a daughter-in-law living nearby. His wife […]

Water tree, find Jesus

Ruth Harder is the pastor at Rainbow Mennonite Church in Kansas City, Kansas. Ruth grew up in Hillsboro, Kansas, and is a graduate of Bethel College (’01) and Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (’07). Ruth is married to Jesse Graber, a free-lance illustrator and they both do their best to keep themselves and their cats out […]