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Executive Board statement following spring consent agenda appointment

On June 19, 2017, the Executive Board (EB) of Mennonite Church USA met by video conference to review an appointment made by consent agenda in its March 30-April 1 board meeting. Board members acknowledged some missteps in the process that resulted in an uninformed decision to appoint Doug Basinger, an individual in a same-sex marriage, to […]

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‘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 […]

Presentación de propuestas ante el Comité de Discernimiento de Liderazgo

[English] Terry Shue es el director de desarrollo del liderazgo de la Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU. Las juntas supervisoras cumplen un rol importante en las organizaciones saludables. Sus miembros, generalmente voluntarios, ayudan a proyectar la visión y guían a las organizaciones ofreciendo su sabiduría, sus experiencias y consejo conjunto. Dichos miembros deben ser competentes […]

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Submissions to the Leadership Discernment Committee

[Español] Terry Shue is director of leadership development for Mennonite Church USA. Oversight boards play an important role in healthy organizations. The members of these boards, most often volunteers, offer wisdom, experiences and collaborative counsel to help cast the vision and guide these organizations. Board members need to be competent in the areas their organization […]

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Board members affirmed, appointed at biennial Delegate Assembly

ELKHART, Ind. (Mennonite Church USA)—The following first-term nominees for churchwide boards were affirmed July 1 during Mennonite Church USA’s June 30 – July 4, 2015, Delegate Assembly in Kansas City, Missouri. All terms are four years in length. David Boshart, Wellman, Iowa, moderator-elect (two years)/moderator (2 years), Executive Board Diane Zaerr Brenneman, Wellman, Iowa, Executive […]

Board members affirmed at biennial Delegate Assembly

ELKHART, Ind. (Mennonite Church USA)—The following first-term nominees for churchwide boards were affirmed during Mennonite Church USA’s July 2–5 Delegate Assembly in Phoenix. All terms are four years in length. Patricia Shelly, Newton, Kan., moderator-elect (two years)/moderator (two years), Executive Board Yvonne Diaz, Terlingua, Texas, Executive Board Joy Sutter, East Norristown, Pa., Executive Board Isaac […]