Learn, Pray, Join: I did!

Rachel Barnes lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband, Chris, and her children, Aidan and Ella. She has been a teacher for 15 years in the Denver metro area. She currently teaches ESL at Bradley Elementary in southeast Denver.  I was driving down I-70 heading to the Greyhound bus station in downtown Denver, willing myself […]

Journey Forward: Get uncomfortable

Over the next few months we’ve invited folks from across Mennonite Church USA to reflect on our Journey Forward and consider how they’ve seen Renewed Commitments at work in their lives, their congregation or community. If you’d like to contribute to this series by highlighting stories that bring our shared values to life, email JenniferC@MennoniteUSA.org.  Meg Duff and Jonathan Hershberger attend […]

Learn, Pray, Join: Casa de Paz

Debbie Reed lives in Denver, Colorado and attends the First Mennonite Church. She retired from teaching in 2012 but continues to substitute teach when she is not playing in the beautiful Colorado mountains. Case de Paz is one of her many beloved volunteer obligations.   Juan, Carlos and Mazhar all walked out of the door […]

MC USA Executive Board meets; welcomes Glen Guyton as new executive director

By Janie Beck Kreider   Elkhart, Indiana (Mennonite Church USA) – Glen Guyton met with MC USA’s Executive Board (EB) for the first time as executive director on Aug. 16-18 in the MC USA Elkhart offices. MC USA Moderator David Boshart opened the EB meeting by welcoming the board to “a new chapter in Mennonite […]

Hailstorms

Zachary Martinez is the pastor of Sojourn Mennonite Church in Fort Collins and Greeley, Colorado. He lives with his family in Greeley, where he likes to garden, ride his bike and patronize local breweries and coffee shops. His work has appeared in The Mennonite, the Sun Magazine, and other publications. The first hailstorm of the […]

Learn, Pray, Join: Perspectives from on the ground

John Garland is the part-time pastor of San Antonio (Texas) Mennonite Church, in the heart of the city. His wife is a high school principal just over the river and his two daughters go to the neighborhood elementary school. He raises vegetables for the local market. Before San Antonio, John and the family lived on […]

Bridgefolk conference explores racial justice

Bridgefolk is a movement of sacramentally-minded Mennonites and peace-minded Roman Catholics who come together to celebrate each other’s traditions, explore each other’s practices, and honor each other’s contribution to the mission of Christ’s Church. Marilyn Stahl of Mercer Island, Washington, is the Mennonite co-chair of Bridgefolk. She received her M.Div. in 2009 from the School […]

Thank you from Glen

Dear MC USA, family and friends: On the occasion of my installation as executive director, I would like to thank all of you for the support, kind words, contributions and gifts. I look forward to serving and guiding the leadership of this denomination as we Journey Forward together and serve the unique needs of the […]

MC USA celebrates historic installation of Glen Guyton, first African American ED

GOSHEN, Indiana (Mennonite Church USA) — Glen Guyton was installed as executive director (ED) of Mennonite Church USA on Aug. 18, 2018 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen, Indiana. The service celebrated the beginning of his tenure as ED, which began May 1.   Guyton is the first African American to serve as executive director of […]

Journey Forward: God invites

Over the next few months we’ve invited folks from across Mennonite Church USA to reflect on our Journey Forward and consider how they’ve seen Renewed Commitments at work in their lives, their congregation or community. If you’d like to contribute to this series by highlighting stories that bring our shared values to life, email JenniferC@MennoniteUSA.org.  Lorie Hershey is pastor of West […]