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Executive Board staff transitions

ELKHART, Indiana (Mennonite Church USA)—Mennonite Church USA’s Executive Board (EB) staff announces recent and current staff transitions: Colleen McFarland served Mennonite Church USA for almost five years as archivist and director of archives and records management at the denominational archives in Goshen, Indiana. In May 2015, she transitioned to the position of head archivist with […]

Leaving well: Six things I’ve learned during my work with Mennonite Church USA

Hannah Heinzekehr is director of Communications and Marketing for Mennonite Church USA. Here’s one thing I know about myself. I am bad at transitions. Especially when those transitions are endings. In our last meeting, my spiritual director reminded me that we all have natural tendencies when it comes to endings and saying goodbye. There are […]

“On Our Way” together: Hundreds walk Kansas City streets praying for peace and reconciliation

By Brianna R. Lugibihl Mennonites crowded Kansas City streets for a prayer walk as part of the convention’s opening night festivities. Participants prayed for reconciliation among faith communities and for those impacted by racism, in addition to petitions for environmental justice and peacemaking throughout the world. Participants traveled a mile-long loop from Jefferson to Washington […]

Service of lament and hope, wailing wall, churchwide statement to acknowledge sexual abuse

(Mennonite Church USA)—Naming sexual abuse, confessing complicity and taking steps to prevent future abuse will be key elements of Mennonite Church USA’s biennial convention this summer, to be held June 30–July 5 in Kansas City, Missouri. The denomination’s Discernment Group on sexual abuse and the church has planned for a public service of lament and […]

Women in Leadership Project announces theological conference for February 2014

[updated Nov. 14, 2013] By Joanna Shenk ELKHART, Ind. (Mennonite Church USA)—“All you need is love: Honoring diversity in women’s voices in theology” is the theme of a conference to be sponsored Feb. 20–22, 2014, by the Women in Leadership Project (WLP) of Mennonite Church USA, along with Eastern Mennonite Seminary, Mennonite Central Committee U.S., […]

Learning experiences at Phoenix 2013 to combine study and action

[Español] By Johnny Kauffman and Annette Brill Bergstresser ELKHART, Ind. (Mennonite Church USA)—In addition to traditional convention activities such as worship, seminars and fellowship, Mennonite Church USA’s July 1–6 convention in Phoenix will include 53 “learning experiences.” Depending on their content, they are either two or four hours in length and will be held primarily […]

La Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU. da la bienvenida a la coordinadora de Planeamiento de Convenciones

Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU. La Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU. da la bienvenida a la coordinadora de Planeamiento de Convenciones Hannah Heinzekehr tomará el nuevo cargo; Glen Guyton asumió el cargo de director de Planeamiento de Convenciones. Elkhart, Ind.—Hannah Heinzekehr de Claremont, Calif., ha aceptado el cargo de coordinadora de Planeamiento de Convenciones como […]

Mennonite Church USA welcomes Convention Planning coordinator

Hannah Heinzekehr will serve in new position; Glen Guyton has assumed the responsibilities of Convention Planning director. ELKHART, Ind.—Hannah Heinzekehr of Claremont, Calif., has accepted the position of Convention Planning coordinator with Mennonite Church USA’s national staff. She will begin working part time Feb. 1 and will transition to full time after completing graduate school […]