Executive Board Members

The 15-member Executive Board is made up of people of diverse ages, gender, geographical location, race and occupation.

There are preachers and church workers; professors, teachers and educational administrators; retired people; people whose racial characteristics are Asian, African-American, Caucasian, Hispanic and Native American (with one-third of the members coming from other than Caucasian peoples); people who live in places ranging from Oregon to rural Iowa to Florida.

This group of people has been intentionally selected so that the Executive Board would contain a broad spiritual and experiential base and so that the Board would have a diversity of viewpoints. Board members understand that they need to consider and represent the church as a whole and the broad spectrum of people.

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Agency Boards

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 MennoMedia Mennonite Health Services Everence

 

Executive Committee

Linda Dibble
Moderator-elect

Home: Albany, Oregon
Congregation: Albany Mennonite Church, Albany, Oregon
Conference: Pacific Northwest Conference
Occupation: Chaplain and farmer

Joyce Kusuma

Representative of the network of Asian Mennonite congregations
Home: Upland, California
Congregation: Upland Peace Church, Upland, California
Conference: Pacific Southwest Conference
Occupation: Nurse Practitioner;

Phil Rich

Home:  Archbold, Ohio
Congregation:  Zion Mennonite Church, Archbold, Ohio
Conference:  Ohio Conference of Mennonite Church USA
Occupation: Retired car dealership owner

Joy Sutter
Moderator

Home:  East Norriton, Pennsylvania
Congregation:  Salford Mennonite Church, Harleysville, Pennsylvania
Conference:  Franconia Mennonite Conference
Occupation:  Hospital administrator

Executive Board members

Jon Carlson

Home:  Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Congregation:  Forest Hills Mennonite Church,  Leola, Pa.

Conference: Atlantic Coast Mennonite Conference.

Occupation:  Lead pastor of Forest Hills Mennonite Church

Todd Lehman

Home:  Hesston, Kansas

Congregation:  Hesston Mennonite Church, Hesston, Kansas

Conference:  South Central Mennonite Conference

Occupation:  Interim Head Coach of Cross Country/Track & Field, Hesston College

Jim Caskey

Home: Goshen, Indiana
Congregation: College Mennonite Church, Goshen, Indiana
Conference: Indiana-Michigan Conference
Occupation: Vice President of Goshen Health Foundation and Director of the Campaign for Goshen Health

Michelle Dula

Home: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Congregation: Blossom Hill Mennonite Church, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Conference: Atlantic Coast Conference
Occupation: Lead pastor of Blossom Hill Mennonite Church

Leslie Francisco, III

Home: Hampton, Virginia
Congregation: Calvary Community Church, Hampton, Virginia
Conference: Virginia Conference
Occupation: Pastor of Calvary Community Church; president of the African-American Mennonite Association (AAMA)

Earl Kellogg

Home: Urbana, Illinois
Congregation: First Mennonite Church of Champaign-Urbana (Illinois)
Conference: Central District and Illinois Mennonite conferences
Occupation: Retired university professor

Margie Mejia-Caraballo

Representative of the Iglesia Menonita Hispana
Home:  Rock Island, Illinois
Congregation: Templo Alabanza, Moline, Illinois
Conference: Central Plains Mennonite Conference
Occupation:  Government employee

Zenobia Sowell-Bianchi

Home: Chicago, Illinois
Congregation: Bethel Mennonite Community Church, Chicago, Illinois
Conference: Illinois Conference
Occupation: Dentist; representative of the African-American Mennonite Association on the Constituency Leaders Council

Dawn Yoder Graber

Home: Sarasota, Florida
Congregation: Covenant Mennonite Church, Sarasota, Florida
Conference: Central District Conference
Occupation: Senior Consultant with Design Group International.