For the body tells me so

Chris Hoover Seidel is a spiritual director and Reiki practitioner and is on staff at the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University. She is a graduate of Lancaster Theological Seminary and attends Community Mennonite Church in Harrisonburg, Virginia, where she lives with her family. Her work, “Sophia at the Crossroads: Dismantling Patriarchy […]

I finally found my people

Kristin Wood Hasselblad is a life-long nature and animal lover. Following that love, she earned degrees in Wildlife Biology (Bachelor of Science) and Raptor Biology (Master of Science). She decided to check out her local Mennonite church after reading a creation care book published by Mennonites, and has been attending there for the last 13 […]

Power that leads to courage

Ana Alicia Hinojosa is from Brownsville, Texas and recently began working for Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Central States as Immigration Education Coordinator, where she is committed to the work of educating immigrants of their rights and bridging congregations to the work of MCC. She is a single, adoptive mother of three teenagers, who have inspired […]

Holy Spirit, come with power, breath into our aching night

Carmen Horst lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where she is associate pastor at James Street Mennonite Church, a place and people she loves. Among her favorite things about pastoring are: visiting with people in their homes, preaching and interacting with the amazing children at JSMC.  The least liked part of pastoring is trying to answer emails […]

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Mennonite women claim power and celebrate diversity at second Women Doing Theology conference

By Janie Beck Kreider LEESBURG, Virginia (Mennonite Church USA) – For Chantelle Todman Moore, Mennonite Church USA’s second Women Doing Theology (WDT) conference was a rare experience in a denominational setting where she “didn’t feel tokenized” as an African-American woman. “But even in this space of progress where things are moving, I know it gets […]

I’ve got the power! Women and money

Teresa Boshart Yoder is an Everence Charitable Services and Church Relations Representative, working to help congregations, organizations and individuals with stewardship education and charitable planning needs. She lives in Harrisonburg, Virginia, with her husband Lonnie. The wage gap is real. And it’s a real problem for women. In 2014, women working full time in the […]

I’ve got the power! Naming and reclaiming power as a force for good

Jenny Castro is communications associate and coordinator of the Women in Leadership Project for Mennonite Church USA. Dear friends, I can’t tell you how excited I am to gather together with Anabaptist/Mennonite women from across the United States and Canada to learn and listen, challenge and grow at the Women in Leadership Project’s second Women […]

I’ve got the power! Reflecting on years of Women Doing Theology

Cynthia Lapp is a pastor at Hyattsville (Maryland) Mennonite Church. This month she celebrates 30 years of living and working in the Washington D.C. area. Cynthia is married to Eric Stoltzfus and is the proud mother of Cecilia, Jamie and Elijah. As a young seminarian, I heard about the (controversial) ecumenical “Re-imagining” conference in 1993. […]

I’ve got the power! Small but mighty

Sarah Ann Bixler is a Ph.D. student in practical theology at Princeton Theological Seminary, focusing on Christian education and formation. She has served throughout Mennonite Church USA in education, youth ministry, curriculum writing and conference leadership. She currently chairs the Orlando 2017 adult worship planning committee. Sarah lives with her husband, Benjamin, and their three children in New […]

I’ve got the power! God has given us a spirit of power

Anita Hooley Yoder works in campus ministry at Notre Dame College in South Euclid, Ohio. She’s a graduate of Goshen College and Bethany Theological Seminary, Richmond, Indiana. Her most recent writing project is a history of Mennonite women’s organizations, forthcoming from Herald Press. Anita lives with her husband, Ben Yoder, in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, and […]