Encountering the wisdom of children

Asia Frye is the pastor at Mennonite Church of the Servant in Wichita, Kansas. She is a 2017 graduate of AMBS and an active camp and retreat speaker. Asia lives in McPherson, Kansas, with her husband and two daughters, all of whom are hilarious. You should ask her about her compost. I started my Friday […]

From the pink edges of MennoCon19

Luke L Miller grew up on a farm near Bellefontaine, Ohio and attended Goshen College before pursuing medical studies in Chicago. He is a cancer physician practicing Radiation Oncology in the Chicago area, where he lives with his husband Christian. Luke and Christian alternate summers at their cabin on Lake Michigan with winters in the […]

Squads: Practicing community at MennoCon19

Rachelle Luitjens serves as pastor at Sugar Creek Mennonite Church in Wayland, Iowa. She is at MennoCon19 with her youth group and family. Rachelle loves hanging out with the youth, but in her free time she also enjoys reading, coffee, listening to podcasts and watching hockey. “Green Machine, Green Machine, Green Machine!” The chant was […]

MennoCon19 Day 1: Handshakes, Reconnection and IDI

Alicia D. Manning, MBA, Ed.S is a member of Calvary Community Church, Hampton, Virginia, and is an educator, minister, caretaker and entrepreneur. As CEO of iC Solutions, LLC and Club Z! Tutoring Services, Alicia has expertise in organizational change and development, student progress, student achievement, and family-community partnerships. Alicia and her husband, Shawn Manning, have […]

A note from MennoCon19

Ramon Lianez currently serves as a co-pastor at Central Mennonite Church in Archbold, Ohio. Besides preaching and other primary pastoral responsibilities, he focuses on outreach, discipleship, community life and teaching young adults. He has a deep passion for evangelism and church revitalization. Ramon served in both the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Army, but left […]

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 […]