Seven questions with … Jim Caskey

Jim Caskey is a member of Mennonite Church USA Executive Board. This post originally appeared on TheMennonite.org as part of its Seven Questions series. Seven question interviews are compiled by Hannah Heinzekehr. Name: Jim Caskey Congregation: College Mennonite Church, Goshen, Indiana Occupation: Vice President for Advancement at Goshen College and member of the Mennonite Church […]

Seven (or eight) questions with…Larry Hauder

Larry Hauder is a member of Mennonite Church USA Executive Board. This post originally appeared on TheMennonite.org as part of its Seven Questions series. Seven question interviews are compiled by Hannah Heinzekehr. Name: Larry Hauder Congregation: Hyde Park Mennonite Church, Boise, Idaho Occupation: Experimenting with retirement, involved in consulting work, landlord for a number of […]

A fitful night

Larry Hauder has served on the Mennonite Church USA Executive Board since 2011. He was a former pastor and conference minister for the Pacific Northwest Mennonite Conference. Currently semi-retired, Larry serves as a part-time consultant with Common Ground Conciliation Services, Inc. and manages several rental properties. Larry and his wife Rebecca live in Boise, Idaho […]

Seven questions … with Sam Voth Schrag

  Sam Voth Schrag is a member of Mennonite Church USA Executive Board. This post originally appeared on TheMennonite.org as part of its Seven Questions series. Seven question interviews are compiled by Hannah Heinzekehr. Name: Samuel Voth Schrag Occupation: Pastor at St. Louis Mennonite Fellowship and member of the Mennonite Church USA Executive Board 1. […]

Seven questions with … Diane Zaerr Brenneman

Diane Zaerr Brenneman is a member of Mennonite Church USA Executive Board. This post originally appeared on TheMennonite.org as part of its Seven Questions series. Seven question interviews are compiled by Hannah Heinzekehr. Name: Diane Zaerr Brenneman Congregation: West Union Mennonite Church, Kalona, Iowa 1. Can you think of one person from the congregation you […]

Turtle Island

‘Turtle Island’ opens discussion on race, power in the church

By Janie Beck Kreider NORTH NEWTON, Kansas (Mennonite Church USA) — When the Mennonite Church USA Executive Board (EB) and the Racial Ethnic Council (REC) held a joint meeting Nov. 10, the day started with participation in Mennonite Central Committee’s “The Loss of Turtle Island.” The interactive exercise addresses the history of violence and oppression […]

Lord, when will this stop?

Ervin Stutzman is executive director for Mennonite Church USA. I’m writing from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, where I’m a guest at Mennonite Church Canada’s biennial assembly. When we gathered on Wednesday evening, we sang, “By the Rivers of Babylon, we sat and wept….” Several times during our assembly, we were encouraged to express lament for some of […]

La junta ejecutiva apoya al Panel para la prevención del abuso sexual y acepta la renuncia de Villegas

[English] Por Janie Beck Kreider ORLANDO, Florida (Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU.) — Los miembros de la junta ejecutiva (JE) de la Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU., el personal del gabinete y los líderes de las agencias se reunieron del 2 al 4 de junio en Orlando, Florida, para la tercera reunión del bienio 2015-17. […]

A time to weep

Ervin Stutzman is executive director for Mennonite Church USA. I arrived home last night from an all-consuming six-day work trip in the nick of time to attend the special service—“Remembering Orlando,” in my home congregation. Early in the service of lament, punctuated by the reading of Psalms, the congregation sat silently as the chimes slowly […]

Executive Board supports Panel for Sexual Abuse Prevention, accepts Villegas’s resignation

[Español] By Janie Beck Kreider ORLANDO, Florida (Mennonite Church USA) — Mennonite Church USA Executive Board (EB) members, Cabinet staff and agency leaders gathered June 2–4 in Orlando, Florida, for the third meeting of the 2015–17 biennium. The EB passed a statement in support of the Panel on Sexual Abuse Prevention, accepted the resignation of […]