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 […]

A Journey Forward toward love, hope and liberation

Seth Thomas Crissman is a follower of Jesus, an educator, a musician and a pastor in the Mennonite Church. He’s lived in Harrisonburg, Virginia for 12 years (though he still says “western Pennsylvania” when people ask where he’s from). Seth enjoys helping churches partner together to better share God’s love in their local neighborhoods. Seth […]

Preparing for the feast of convention

Shannon W. Dycus is co-pastor at First Mennonite Church in Indianapolis, Indiana, where she leads missional and faith formation ministries for the congregation. She is active with Faith in Indiana, a local PICO network of faith communities seeking justice and holds multiple leadership positions with Mennonite Church USA. Shannon has published articles for The Mennonite, […]

MennoCon19: A diverse yet coherent body of believers

Madalyn Metzger is the Vice President of Marketing for Everence, a member of the MennoCon19 worship planning team, and will serve as a worship leader in Kansas City. She is a member of Anabaptist Communicators, the American Marketing Association, and the Manchester University Board of Trustees. Madalyn is passionate about social justice, leadership development and relationship building. She […]

MennoCon19: Spiritual growth, connection and fun

Elyse Burton is a junior at Tualatin (Oregon) High School. She has playing the violin since kindergarten and is a member of the high school chamber orchestra. She is also on the varsity girls soccer and tennis teams. Elyse attends Portland Mennonite Church where she helps with the children’s worship. Over the summer she enjoys volunteering […]