Leadership Development

Mennonite Church USA strives to empower and equip existing leaders as well as foster the growth of new leadership. The Leadership Development team is comprised of denominational ministers who serve and provide resources to conferences, congregations and candidates for pastoral positions.

Our Leadership Development Team

Terry Shue

Terry Shue

director of Leadership Development

Nancy Kauffmann

Nancy Kauffmann

denominational minister & calling system manager

Rachel S. Gerber

Rachel S. Gerber

denominational minister for Christian formation

Beth Hunsberger

Beth Hunsberger

office manager for the Leadership Development office


Leadership Development Programs


Sabbatical Grants

Interested in doing a sabbatical and wondering how to fund it? Consider applying for a grant from the Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Program. Follow the link below for more information. Over the years, many Mennonite pastors have received grants for their sabbaticals through this program. Check it out!

Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Program


Additional Resources