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Central District Conference votes to restore credentials of Pastor Isaac Villegas

(Mennonite Church USA) – At a regular meeting of the Central District Conference (CDC) Ministerial Committee on August 23, 2018, a unanimous action was taken to restore the credentials of Isaac Villegas, pastor of Chapel Hill Mennonite Fellowship, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. This action comes after Chapel Hill Mennonite Fellowship’s transfer of membership from Virginia […]

Giving and Receiving Counsel

Michael Danner is associate executive director for church vitality and engagement for Mennonite Church USA. In 1997 I became a member of Metamora Mennonite Church, Metamora, Illinois. As part of the membership service, the pastor asked me if I was “…willing to give and receive counsel in the congregation?” Standing next to my wife, Melissa, […]

MC USA leaders Journey Forward at spring meetings

By MC USA Communications staff, with Sheldon C. Good of The Mennonite and Paul Schrag of Mennonite World Review (Mennonite Church USA) — The MC USA Executive Board (EB) and Constituency Leaders Council (CLC) met for joint meetings on April 11-14 at Dock Mennonite Academy, Lansdale, Pennsylvania. Shannon Dycus led worship based on materials for […]

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Staff transitions for Mennonite Church USA

(Mennonite Church USA) — Mennonite Church USA’s denominational staff announces current staff transitions, which include some shifts in the staffing structure. Iris de León-Hartshorn is transitioning into the new role of associate executive director for Operations. She has served the denomination in various roles since 1996, most recently as director of Transformative Peacemaking. In her […]

Love is a Verb: Rooted in presence

Michael Danner is the conference executive minister for Illinois Mennonite Conference and a graduate of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Northern Seminary. He is married to Melissa and they live in Morton, Illinois, where they attend First Mennonite Church of Morton. In my position as conference executive minister in Illinois Mennonite Conference (IMC), I work […]