A time to love and honor our loved ones

Iris de León-Hartshorn is associate executive director for Operations for Mennonite Church USA.   Early in my ministry, I worked for seven years as a hospital chaplain, four and a half of these as a hospice chaplain. I met with countless families and was involved in many conversations about end of life decisions. I sat […]

Webinar series equips pastors and ministry leaders during COVID-19

By MC USA staff (Mennonite Church USA) — Mennonite Church USA (MC USA) is offering a series of webinars this month for pastors, leaders and other faith workers. Led by denominational ministers and chaplains, the webinars provide tools to address the difficult realities faced by ministry leaders during the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar, Recognition of […]

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 […]

Thoughts on death

Mariah Martin lives with her husband in Harrisonburg, Virginia and works as a nurse on an intermediate care unit. She enjoys good conversation, cooking and anything outdoors. In the future, she hopes to pursue a career as a nurse midwife and eventually work overseas. Death. We don’t like to talk about it. The word itself has […]