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ELG/MHA gathering welcomes ‘Emerging Leaders’

(Mennonite Education Agency/MHS) — Angela Hernandez is a young woman from central California who identifies as a Mexican-American. Through the ministries of the Mennonite church, she has found her passion and her call, and now she is helping other young leaders in the education and health care fields — especially people of color — to […]

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Education Leaders Gathering gears up for Jacksonville

(MHS/Mennonite Education Agency) — Momentum continues to build for the Mennonite Health Assembly and Mennonite Education Agency (MEA) Education Leaders Gathering (ELG), scheduled for March 9-12 in downtown Jacksonville, Florida. More than two dozen workshops are now confirmed for the conference, covering a wide range of topics. Those include “Living Well and Talking Truthfully at […]

Racial Ethnic Council input, new Assembly process top Executive Board agenda

By Janie Beck Kreider NORTH NEWTON, Kansas (Mennonite Church USA) – The Mennonite Church USA Executive Board (EB) met at the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Central States office Nov. 10-12 to plan for the 2017 Delegate Assembly in Orlando and to assess the role of the board in the face of a changing church. The […]

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Registration opens for March 2017 Health and Education Leaders Gathering

(MHS/Mennonite Education Agency) — Registration opens today for the Mennonite Health Assembly and Mennonite Education Agency (MEA) Education Leaders Gathering (ELG), which will take place March 9-12, 2017, in Jacksonville, Florida. The theme, “Beyond Buried Treasure: Turning Hidden Resources into Assets,” draws on Matthew 13:44: “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, […]

VBLP participants deepen authentic leadership practice

Anabaptist leadership program will begin its 16th year in the fall By Annette Brill Bergstresser ELKHART, Indiana (Mennonite Education Agency/Mennonite Church USA) — Participants in the 2015–16 Values-based Leadership Program (VBLP) explored tools for leading teams during their second face-to-face session, which was held Feb. 23–25 at Laurelville Mennonite Church Center, Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania. The 35 […]

Leaders integrate personal story, faith and style to shape effective leadership practice

GOSHEN, INDIANA (MHS) — Individuals working in health and human services, education, missions, international relief and development, area conferences, congregations and businesses met Oct. 27–29 at Laurelville Mennonite Church Center in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, for Session 1 of the Values-based Leadership Program. Leaders from diverse settings gained fresh perspective on their leadership stories and styles, seen through […]

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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 […]