Snapshots into Journey Forward: The writing team

Mennonite Church USA is building upon the work of the Future Church Summit at #MennoCon17 in Orlando. A dynamic group of writers has been called together to produce a concise description of MC USA’s shared values and guiding theological foundations. We’re calling this process Journey Forward. Over the next few weeks, the Menno Snapshots blog will be featuring interviews […]

What to do when the juice dries up

Marlene Kropf is a retired professor and denominational minister who lives in Port Townsend, Washington, where she continues to offer spiritual direction and lead retreats and Celtic pilgrimages.  She is a member of Portland (Oregon) Mennonite Church  and serves on the steering committee of Mennonite Spiritual Directors Network.  It’s not unusual for people to come […]

Snapshots into Journey Forward: The writing team

Mennonite Church USA is building upon the work of the Future Church Summit at #MennoCon17 in Orlando. A dynamic group of writers has been called together to produce a concise description of MC USA’s shared values and guiding theological foundations. We’re calling this process Journey Forward. Over the next few weeks, the Menno Snapshots blog […]

Holy hopelessness

Denise Reesor is program director at Anabaptist Disabilities Network (ADN). ADN serves to nurture communities and congregations into becoming more inclusive to families and individuals touched by disabilities. She also studies school psychology where she loves learning about how to support the learning and emotional needs of children. Denise can be contacted at Denise@adnetonline.org. She […]

When awe breaks in

Jenna Liechty Martin serves as executive director at Camp Friedenswald (Cassopolis, Michigan), the camp of Central District Conference, where she lives with her husband, Peter, and son, Henry. She enjoys walking the woods, especially in the freshly fallen snow. From Mary’s Song: My soul proclaims with wonder The greatness of the Lord; Rejoicing in God’s […]

Welcome the stranger

Rhoda Miller Blough lives in Denver, Colorado where she works as a Stewardship Consultant for Everence and is a member of Glennon Heights Mennonite Church. She is mom to two fierce daughters and grammy to two feisty grandsons who live right around the corner from her house. One of her passions is to help educate […]

Struggling with an empty lamp

Linda Gehman Peachey is a freelance writer living in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She has a Master of Divinity degree from Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary and is currently a Doctor of Ministry student at Lancaster Theological Seminary. Previously, Linda worked for Mennonite Central Committee on women’s concerns and also served with her husband, Titus, as co-director of […]

Awake to abundance

Susie Huser holds an MFA from Naropa University and is completing an MS in Environmental Studies through Green Mountain College. She lives in southern Michigan, where she is serving as Camp Friedenswald’s Outdoor Education and Sustainability intern. Engaging with the natural world through outdoor activities and art has been a source of joy and sustenance […]

A caring, wounded community … where love reigns

David Janzen completed a career of social work and human resources in 2011 and is living at a retirement community in Goshen, Indiana. He and his wife were among the founding members of Fellowship of Hope Mennonite Church and intentional community in Elkhart, Indiana. Dave has three sons and a daughter-in-law living nearby. His wife […]