“There’s a crack in everything, letting the light in — and out”

Ken Gingerich reflects on letting God use him — “despite some big cracks” — for more than 40 years ELKHART, Indiana (Mennonite Church USA) — Long-time Executive Board staff member Ken Gingerich of Albuquerque, New Mexico, retired at the end of June from his role as art director for Mennonite Church USA. Which roles and […]

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. […]

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 […]

#WeAreMenno: Bubbles, puddles and Mountain States Mennonite Conference

Rhoda M. Blough is the Church Relations Representative for Everence Financial Advisors and her office is located in Denver, Colorado. Rhoda is a key resource to congregations and individuals on stewardship issues particularly as it relates to integrating faith values with finances, utilizing the wide variety of stewardship services through Everence. Rhoda received a seminary […]

#WeAreMenno: Anabaptist Songwriting Challenge composer profiles

Linda Dalke, Patrick Ressler and Jeremy Kempf awarded first place for individual compositions By Janie Beck Kreider (Mennonite Church USA)—Mountain States Mennonite Conference (MSMC) has awarded composers Linda Dalke of Dallas, Ore., Patrick Ressler of Philadelphia, Pa., and Jeremy Kempf of Glendale, Ariz., first place in the Anabaptist Songwriting Challenge (ASC). Seven more were honored in […]

Executive Board meets, releases statement detailing eight action steps

[Español] SCHILLER PARK, Ill. (Mennonite Church USA)—All 18 members of the Executive Board (EB) of Mennonite Church USA met June 26–28 at the Four Points Sheraton O’Hare in Schiller Park, Ill. The board spent the majority of its time together processing eight recommendations for action from a task force appointed in March. The task force’s […]

Constituency Leaders Council prepares to meet

NEWTON, Kan.—The Constituency Leaders Council of Mennonite Church USA will gather at Bethel College in North Newton, Kan., from Thursday, March 20, through Saturday, March 22. A task force commissioned by the Executive Board and chaired by Moderator-Elect Patricia Shelly has chosen questions for the CLC to process together regarding the decision by Mountain States […]

Executive Board appoints task force to frame questions for CLC meeting

ELKHART, Ind. (Mennonite Church USA)—The Executive Board (EB) of Mennonite Church USA has appointed a task force to frame the questions for a discussion at the March 20–22 Constituency Leaders Council (CLC) meeting in Newton, Kan., in response to the decision of Mountain States Mennonite Conference (MSMC) to license a pastor in a committed same-gender […]

Conferences seek to engage differences with creativity and care

[Español] By Hilary J. Scarsella ELKHART, Ind. (Mennonite Church USA)—In a time of heightened polarity around issues such as politics, immigration and human sexuality, area conferences across Mennonite Church USA have been making efforts to address controversy in creative ways that strengthen relationships. At the delegate assembly in Columbus, Ohio, in July 2009, delegates passed […]