Mennonite Church USA logo

Process planned for pursuing outside investigation into Hartman situation

ELKHART, Indiana (Mennonite Church USA / Mennonite Education Agency) — Mennonite Church USA leaders have outlined a process for proceeding with a voluntary independent outside investigation into responses by Eastern Mennonite University (EMU); Virginia Mennonite Conference (VMC); and Lindale Mennonite Church (LMC), Linville, Virginia, to abuse allegations against Luke Hartman, former vice president of enrollment at EMU […]

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 […]

An open letter to our brother Isaac Villegas and Mennonite Church USA delegates

Dear Isaac, We write to you with gratitude for your extraordinary contribution to the Executive Board and the Executive Committee. You have selflessly offered your exceptional gifts as a strategic thinker, communicator and church leader. Your love for the Mennonite Church, and toward those who have limited access in society and our church, has been […]

Mennonite Church USA logo

Panel recommends investigation

From the Panel on Sexual Abuse Prevention In the interest of being transparent and diligent in our work as the Panel on Sexual Abuse Prevention, we share the following update: Our panel formed in January 2016. We plan to meet May 14–15 in Harrisonburg, Virginia, for our first in-person meeting. We chose this location due […]

Inventory shows 85 new congregations in the last five years

Area conferences support birth of new faith communities across Mennonite Church USA [Español] By Ryan Miller ELKHART, Ind. (Mennonite Church USA/Mennonite Mission Network)—In recent years, examinations of Mennonite Church USA demographics have focused on declining membership. But a recent list offers a new perspective. A “snapshot” inventory compiled in March 2013 by Mennonite Church USA […]

Former Virginia Conference coordinator joins MennoMedia

MennoMedia Former Virginia Conference coordinator joins MennoMedia Carpenter tapped as development director By Steve Shenk HARRISONBURG, Va.—Steve Carpenter, former coordinator of Virginia Mennonite Conference, will join MennoMedia on March 19 as the first full-time development director. Carpenter succeeds Randy Miller, who has worked half time—based in Goshen, Ind.—with MennoMedia while also serving as transitional pastor […]