Seeing Myself in Zacchaeus

Linda Gehman Peachey is a freelance writer living in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She has an M.Div. from Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, Indiana, and a D.Min. from Lancaster (Pennsylvania) Theological Seminary. Previously, Linda worked for Mennonite Central Committee on women’s concerns and also served with her husband, Titus, as co-director of Peace and Justice Ministries. She […]

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A song of justice and revolutionary love

Melissa Florer-Bixler is pastor of Raleigh Mennonite Church. She earned an M.A. in Religion from Duke University and an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary. Melissa is committed to the local church building power for local, systemic change as members of diverse coalitions. She is a board member of Friends of L’Arche North Carolina, a community for […]

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Mennonite Church USA Executive Board meets, revises policy on resolutions

en español By MC USA staff KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Mennonite Church USA) — The Executive Board (EB) of Mennonite Church USA (MC USA) held its first meeting of the decade on Jan. 17-18, 2020, in Kansas City. Key agenda items included revisions to the church’s resolution policy, updates to the EB’s media policy, discernment about […]

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Mennonite Church USA ‘Church Vitality’ office to strengthen focus on peacemaking

(Mennonite Church USA) — Mennonite Church USA has renamed its Leadership Development office “Church Vitality” to better reflect its focus on helping congregations to thrive. “All of our work is around helping churches thrive,” said Michael Danner, MC USA associate director of Church Vitality and Engagement. “Church Vitality is broader and represents the purpose of […]

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MC USA Staff Transitions

Mennonite Church USA will be experiencing several staff transitions in the coming weeks and months. Jennifer Castro has accepted a new position at the Martinez Street Women’s Center in San Antonio as director of programs. She has served with MC USA as the coordinator of Women in Leadership (WIL) and communications associate since 2014. Her […]

MennoCon19 starts early with new training opportunities

(Mennonite Church USA) — MC USA is offering a new opportunity this year to arrive at convention in Kansas City, Missouri, slightly early and choose from several valuable pre-convention training opportunities for individuals and leaders throughout the church. “We added these day-long trainings because this kind of learning takes time,” said Shana Peachey Boshart, denominational […]

Finding healing, hope and rest in the midst of endurance

Chantelle Todman Moore, MBA is co-founder of unlock Ngenuity a consulting, coaching and research business. Chantelle holds a BA in International Community Development and an MBA in International Economic Development. She is a Qualified Administrator for the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) and serves on the steering committee for MC USA’s Women in Leadership. Chantelle is […]

A glimpse of what the church could be

This is the fifth post in a series featuring reflections from participants at the 2018 Women Doing Theology conference organized by MC USA’s Women in Leadership. Ron Adams is a pastor at Landisville (Pennsylvania) Mennonite Church.  For the sake of context let me acknowledge at the beginning that I am a white man of a certain age who […]

All Generations Will Call her Blessed

This is the third post in a series featuring reflections from participants at the 2018 Women Doing Theology conference organized by MC USA’s Women in Leadership. Leslie Hawthorne Klingler is a communications artist integrating writing, graphic design, and photography to promote causes that improve human health and well being, particularly among the disadvantaged. She has a Master of […]