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Mennonite Church USA Executive Board staff speaks out on Asian American racism and COVID-19

(Mennonite Church USA, ELKHART, Ind.) — The Executive Board staff of Mennonite Church USA (MC USA), the largest Mennonite denomination in the United States, recently released a statement in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that denounces anti-Asian racism and provides tips and resources for helping people recognize and counter racism in their communities. According to […]

Being ‘the first’ and accepted

Glen Guyton, executive director of MC USA, reflects on role, two years after making history By Kayla Berkey (Mennonite Church USA) — “God calls us to strange places in strange ways,” Glen Guyton said in a sermon to Pasadena Mennonite Church on Jacob’s calling from God at Bethel in Genesis 28. He relates this theme […]

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Mennonite Church USA Executive Board staff transitions

(Mennonite Church USA) — Mennonite Church USA announces the following Executive Board (EB) staff transitions: Janie Beck Kreider announced her plans to complete her service as director of Communications for MC USA in August 2019. She will be studying in a nursing program in the fall. “Three years ago, Janie jumped into a challenging role […]

MC USA Executive Board meets; welcomes Glen Guyton as new executive director

By Janie Beck Kreider   Elkhart, Indiana (Mennonite Church USA) – Glen Guyton met with MC USA’s Executive Board (EB) for the first time as executive director on Aug. 16-18 in the MC USA Elkhart offices. MC USA Moderator David Boshart opened the EB meeting by welcoming the board to “a new chapter in Mennonite […]

So many opportunities to see God at work within the Church

Nancy Kauffmann reflects on where God is at work among us and her time as denominational minister. (Mennonite Church USA) — Nancy Kauffmann has served as denominational minister for Mennonite Church USA for over seven years and retired on May 1, 2018.   What roles and responsibilities have you held over the years (within and […]

Executive Board staff transitions: Sue Park-Hur begins as denominational minister

(Mennonite Church USA) — Sue Park-Hur joined Mennonite Church USA Executive Board staff as the denominational minister for Leadership Development on March 19, 2018. Park-Hur lives in Pasadena, California. Among her responsibilities in this role, Park-Hur will work to equip conferences and congregations to provide ministries of excellence and relevance in their local context. She […]

Shue announces resignation from Executive Board staff

(Mennonite Church USA)—Terry Shue announced his resignation from his position as MC USA director of Leadership Development. His end date will be no later than June 1, 2018. “I offer this resignation with deep love for the church,” said Shue. “It has been one of the greatest honors of my life to serve alongside the […]

Journey Forward: Embracing God’s hope for MC USA

(Mennonite Church USA) — At its first meeting of the 2017-2019 biennium, the Executive Board (EB) of Mennonite Church USA (MC USA) affirmed a proposal outlining the next steps in a new, two-year visioning process called Journey Forward — to discern and embrace God’s hope for MC USA in the 21st century.  Journey Forward grows […]

“There’s a crack in everything, letting the light in — and out”

Ken Gingerich reflects on letting God use him — “despite some big cracks” — for more than 40 years ELKHART, Indiana (Mennonite Church USA) — Long-time Executive Board staff member Ken Gingerich of Albuquerque, New Mexico, retired at the end of June from his role as art director for Mennonite Church USA. Which roles and […]

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Panel terminates participation in investigation process

From the Panel on Sexual Abuse Prevention: Beginning in June, on behalf of the Panel on Sexual Abuse Prevention, Anna Groff (chair) has been working with representatives from the Executive Board staff (EB), Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) and Mennonite Education Agency (MEA) to select an outside organization to investigate institutional responses to allegations of abuse […]