I’ve got the power! Reflecting on years of Women Doing Theology

Cynthia Lapp is a pastor at Hyattsville (Maryland) Mennonite Church. This month she celebrates 30 years of living and working in the Washington D.C. area. Cynthia is married to Eric Stoltzfus and is the proud mother of Cecilia, Jamie and Elijah. As a young seminarian, I heard about the (controversial) ecumenical “Re-imagining” conference in 1993. […]

I’ve got the power! Small but mighty

Sarah Ann Bixler is a Ph.D. student in practical theology at Princeton Theological Seminary, focusing on Christian education and formation. She has served throughout Mennonite Church USA in education, youth ministry, curriculum writing and conference leadership. She currently chairs the Orlando 2017 adult worship planning committee. Sarah lives with her husband, Benjamin, and their three children in New […]

I’ve got the power! God has given us a spirit of power

Anita Hooley Yoder works in campus ministry at Notre Dame College in South Euclid, Ohio. She’s a graduate of Goshen College and Bethany Theological Seminary, Richmond, Indiana. Her most recent writing project is a history of Mennonite women’s organizations, forthcoming from Herald Press. Anita lives with her husband, Ben Yoder, in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, and […]

I’ve got the power! Questions about Women Doing Theology

Jenny Castro is communications associate and coordinator of the Women in Leadership Project for Mennonite Church USA. Who is invited to a Women Doing Theology conference? What does Women Doing Theology even mean? Can I come even if I’m not a pastor or church leader? These questions in various shapes and forms have been flooding […]

Women Doing Theology conference speakers announced

ELKHART, Indiana (Mennonite Church USA) — Registration is open for I’ve got the power! Naming and reclaiming power as a force for good, the second Women Doing Theology conference of Mennonite Church USA’s Women in Leadership Project (WLP). The event will be held Nov. 4–6 at the National Conference Center in Leesburg, Virginia. Planners hope […]

I’ve got the power! A step on the road towards justice

Hannah Heinzkehr is the Executive Director for The Mennonite, Inc. She lives in Goshen, Indiana, with her husband, Justin, and two kids. In 2014, Gordon Houser, the editor of The Mennonite magazine (full disclosure: the publication I now work for), issued an invitation. In an editorial, he called for Mennonites to submit people’s names to […]

I’ve got the power! Together we rise!

Rachel Lehman Stoltzfus lives with her spouse Eldon and grandson Khalid in Goshen, Indiana. A member of Waterford Mennonite Church, she has given leadership to Human Resources at Mennonite Mission Network for more than 20 years. Rachel enjoys learning from the gifts and perspectives of people from various backgrounds and cultures. She is grateful for […]

On singleness in the church

Erica Littlewolf is from the Northern Cheyenne tribe of southeastern Montana and currently lives in Kansas. She works for Mennonite Central Committee Central States with the Indigenous Visioning Circle where she is committed to the work of decolonization, authentic relationship and healing. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and American Indian Studies […]

I’ve got the power! Tap into the power inside you

Jenny Castro is communications associate and coordinator of the Women in Leadership Project for Mennonite Church USA. There was a time in my life where I didn’t recognize that I had much power at all. For a significant portion of my formative years and young adulthood, when I evaluated my position – my status in […]

Dare to be vulnerable

Jenny Castro is communications associate and coordinator of the Women in Leadership Project for Mennonite Church USA. This piece originally appeared in the May issue of The Mennonite for its Leadership column. “Why are you so worked up?” “Let’s not get so excited here.” “Don’t get all emotional, now.” “Her emotions are so unprofessional.” These […]