(Mennonite Church USA) — The search committee for Mennonite Church USA’s next executive director invites denomination-wide participation in a Survey Monkey questionnaire to discern essential qualities and top priorities for the job description, and to nominate potential candidates for the role. The survey is available at mennoniteusa.org in English and Spanish and will be available for completion through Oct. 16, 2017.
Over the last three months, the search committee conducted phone conversations with select persons from across the church and is now broadening the scope of the listening phase of their work.
“This is an opportunity for community discernment, and we want to encourage participation from as many people across Mennonite Church USA congregations, conferences and agencies as possible,” says Joy Sutter, search committee chair. “The information collected will provide the search committee with additional clarity on the kind of person we want to invite to serve in this important leadership position in our beloved church.”
Sutter also said the search committee is working well together and listening deeply to the feedback that has been contributed through the search process.
“The committee believes that as we all work together in this important task, the bonds that connect us throughout Mennonite Church USA will be strengthened,” Sutter says.
The search committee invites continued prayer for their work and for the person whom God is calling to be the next executive director. For additional inquires or to apply for the executive director position, please contact the search committee at: EDsearch@Mennonites.org.
The committee continues to meet via videoconferencing on a weekly basis and will hold their next in-person meeting Dec. 1-3, 2017 in Dallas, Texas.