Seeing Myself in Zacchaeus

Linda Gehman Peachey is a freelance writer living in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She has an M.Div. from Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, Indiana, and a D.Min. from Lancaster (Pennsylvania) Theological Seminary. Previously, Linda worked for Mennonite Central Committee on women’s concerns and also served with her husband, Titus, as co-director of Peace and Justice Ministries. She […]

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A song of justice and revolutionary love

Melissa Florer-Bixler is pastor of Raleigh Mennonite Church. She earned an M.A. in Religion from Duke University and an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary. Melissa is committed to the local church building power for local, systemic change as members of diverse coalitions. She is a board member of Friends of L’Arche North Carolina, a community for […]

Finding healing, hope and rest in the midst of endurance

Chantelle Todman Moore, MBA is co-founder of unlock Ngenuity a consulting, coaching and research business. Chantelle holds a BA in International Community Development and an MBA in International Economic Development. She is a Qualified Administrator for the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) and serves on the steering committee for MC USA’s Women in Leadership. Chantelle is […]

A glimpse of what the church could be

This is the fifth post in a series featuring reflections from participants at the 2018 Women Doing Theology conference organized by MC USA’s Women in Leadership. Ron Adams is a pastor at Landisville (Pennsylvania) Mennonite Church.  For the sake of context let me acknowledge at the beginning that I am a white man of a certain age who […]

Hearing God’s call at Women Doing Theology

This is the fourth post in a series featuring reflections from participants at the 2018 Women Doing Theology conference organized by MC USA’s Women in Leadership. LeeAndra Fouts is a freelance writer and the office manager at Kern Road Mennonite Church in South Bend, Indiana. She also serves as the communications chair on the board of directors for […]

All Generations Will Call her Blessed

This is the third post in a series featuring reflections from participants at the 2018 Women Doing Theology conference organized by MC USA’s Women in Leadership. Leslie Hawthorne Klingler is a communications artist integrating writing, graphic design, and photography to promote causes that improve human health and well being, particularly among the disadvantaged. She has a Master of […]

A beautiful example of Anabaptist faith practice

This is the second post in a series of posts featuring reflections from participants at the 2018 Women Doing Theology conference organized by MC USA’s Women in Leadership. Rachel lives in Johnstown, Pennsylvania with her family and attends Stahl Mennonite Church. Rachel is a Trauma Sensitive Yoga Teacher that works with community partners in a variety […]

Undoing the (white) Sister Blister: The revolution is for all of us

This is the first in a series of posts featuring reflections from participants at the 2018 Women Doing Theology conference organized by MC USA’s Women in Leadership. Chris Hoover Seidel is a spiritual director and the director of Bridge of Hope Harrisonburg-Rockingham. She is a graduate of Lancaster Theological Seminary and attends Community Mennonite Church […]

A Season of Loss

Maribel Ramírez Hinojosa is a clinical psychologist in College Station, Texas. She was born in Nuevo León, México, and immigrated to central California in the 1980s where she and her family joined a Mennonite church. Her Anabaptist upbringing and her training as a marriage and family therapist and clinical psychologist were instrumental in developing her passion […]

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Returning to our commitments: MC USA leaders speak out against sexual violence

by Mennonite Church USA staff In 2015, the Delegate Assembly of MC USA passed the Churchwide Statement on Sexual Abuse. It says: “We lament that sexual abuse exists not only in our society but also within our own homes, congregations and institutions … “When people violate others sexually, the church is called to be a […]