Worship Planning Committee begins preparing for MennoCon19

By Kayla Berkey (Mennonite Church USA) — A small group of pastors, leaders and youth from across Mennonite Church (MC) USA gathered in Kansas City on March 23-25 to begin their work as the Worship Planning Committee for the 2019 MC USA convention. The convention, MennoCon19, will take place in Kansas City on July 2-6, […]

Ten tips for surviving convention (from the eyes of a youth leader)

Renee Reimer is the director of Youth and Outreach Ministries at Rainbow Mennonite Church in Kansas City, Kansas and a connect student at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary. She loves the mountains, creating music, cooking delicious food, and intergenerational communities (and loves it even more when they all are happening at the same time). This post […]

One small step for Mennonite Church USA

Glen Guyton is chief operating officer and director of Convention Planning for Mennonite Church USA. After ringing in 2017 with my 88 year old mother and 93 year old aunt I seriously began thinking about family times, history and my future. My time with my familial matriarchs left me wondering what type of legacy I […]

To embody God’s love

Jon and his wife, Megan Leaman Heinly, are from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, but are currently living in New Haven, Connecticut where he is completing his Master of Divinity at Yale Divinity School. Jon is passionate about youth ministry and prior to seminary, he served as youth minister for Lancaster Mennonite School and Lancaster Conference of Mennonite […]

God is love

Abby King is a first-year at Goshen College, studying journalism with a minor in Bible and Religion. She is a part of the Youth Worship Planning Committee for Orlando 2017. She is a member at Ridgeview Mennonite Church in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. This post originally appeared on the Mennonite Church USA convention blog. When I was […]

Surprises and blessings!

Kent Miller is a pastor at First Mennonite Church in Middlebury, Indiana, where he focuses on worship, preaching, crises and senior care. He and his spouse, Jill, enjoy spending time with people, especially their two daughters, son-in-law, three grandchildren and extended family. This post originally appeared on the Mennonite Church USA convention blog. Can I […]

Remember

Seth Thomas Crissman is a licensed minister in Virginia Mennonite Conference and is the youth worship music leader for Orlando 2017. Seth is also member of The Walking Roots Band, a Harrisonburg, Virginia based folk band. He and his wife Theresa work for Virginia Mennonite Missions, helping congregations share and receive God’s love in their […]

Love is a Verb: First things first

Sarah Ann Bixler deeply loves Mennonite Church USA and its commitment to God’s healing and hope. She has served throughout Mennonite Church USA in education, youth ministry, curriculum writing and conference leadership. Sarah lives with her husband, Benjamin, and their three children in New Jersey and they attend Oxford Circle Mennonite Church. Sarah is graduating […]

Convention Planning team welcomes new staff members

ELKHART, Indiana (Mennonite Church USA)—Mennonite Church USA’s Executive Board staff announces two new Convention Planning staff members, Sarah Chase and Tonya Keim Bartel. Sarah Chase of Plain City, Ohio, joined the Convention Planning staff Jan. 4. She’ll be coordinating registration and special events as well as working on social media for convention, working at 0.60 […]

Reflections on 54 combined years of serving the church

Long-time Executive Board staff members Carol Epp, office manager for convention planning, and Kathryn Rodgers, executive assistant, have concluded their time with Mennonite Church USA in the last year. (See the related article on staff transitions.) Kathryn transitioned to serve half time as executive assistant for Mennonite Education Agency in December 2014 after 29 years, and […]