Dove’s Nest at MennoCon19

Anna Groff is the executive director of Dove’s Nest. Dove’s Nest: Faith Communities Keeping Children and Youth Safe is honored to present four seminars at MennoCon19. Dove’s Nest is a nonprofit organization that was started ten years ago, at the 2009 MC USA Convention, as a grassroots organization by a group of concerned Mennonites wanting […]

Bring your scars

Leonard Dow served as pastor of Oxford Circle Mennonite Church, Philadelphia, for almost 20 years and is currently the Stewardship and Development specialist for Everence. He is also a worship speaker for MennoCon19. Leonard loves the Lord and is married to Dr. Rosalie Rolon-Dow, and they have three children. “That Sunday evening the disciples were […]

I remember when …

Renee Reimer is a recent M.Div. graduate from Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary. In August, she will begin as Pastor of Faith Formation at Bethel College Mennonite Church in North Newton, Kansas. Prior to living in Elkhart for the 2018-2019 school year, Renee taught preschool at Village Presbyterian Church and was the Youth and Outreach Ministries […]

Recognizing the Holy Spirit

Meghan Larissa Good is teaching pastor at Trinity Mennonite Church, Glendale, Arizona, and author of “The Bible Unwrapped: Making Sense of Scripture Today.” Meghan is a worship speaker for MennoCon19. She recently completed a D.Min. at Portland Seminary, where she received the Buechner Award for Excellence in Preaching. Her doctoral research focused on the nature […]

Rest, recharge and re-energize at MennoCon19

John Bromels is a freelance writer, gamester, puzzle creator, improviser and all-around purveyor of foolishness. He is a freelance contractor with The Motley Fool, covering industrials and oil and gas stocks; you can read his work on fool.com. Dubbed “The Loudest Mennonite” by his wife, he lives in Cincinnati Ohio.  At convention, there’s a lot […]

Smells like The Holy Spirit

Glen Guyton is executive director of Mennonite Church USA and will be giving the closing message at #MennoCon19. The closing worship service for #MennoCon19 is based on Jesus’ sending words to his disciples in John 20, “I Also Send You.” Traditionally, the sending message  at the end of our national conventions  is a charge to […]

Creating a Church Peace Tax Fund: Enabling conscientious objection to war taxes

Harold A. Penner, member of the Akron (Pennsylvania) Mennonite Church, is a religious conscientious objector and a life-long war tax resister. He is the convener of $10.40 for Peace, an affiliate of the National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee and former board treasurer of the National Campaign for a Peace Tax Fund. John Stoner lives […]

MennoCon19: Get excited!

Joy Cotchen lives in Johnstown, Pennsylvania and attends Stahl Mennonite Church. She serves as minister for children and youth for Allegheny Mennonite Conference, and also works as a laboratory technician at a local hospital. In her spare time she likes to walk, be outdoors and spend time with her four grandchildren. Joy is on the […]

Your voice matters: An invitation to delegates

Glen Guyton is executive director of Mennonite Church USA. Join us for #MennoCon19 to help shape your church and programs which allow us to fulfill our vision of healing and hope. It sometimes seems the people on the outside of our denomination value our ministry programs more those who make up MC USA. I regularly […]

MennoCon19: Gathered and Sent

Heidi Regier Kreider has served as conference minister for Western District Conference since 2015 and enjoys the opportunity this gives her to travel from her home in North Newton, Kansas, to visit WDC congregations in other parts of Kansas, Nebraska, Texas and Oklahoma. She previously served as pastor at Emmanuel Mennonite Church, Gainesville, Florida, and […]