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

Mennonite Education Agency Mennonite Mission Network

 MennoMedia Mennonite Health Services Everence


Executive Committee

David Boshart


Home: Wellman, Iowa
Congregation: Wellman (Iowa) Mennonite Church
Conference: Central Plains Mennonite Conference
Occupation: Executive conference minister, Central Plains Conference

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:  President, Rich Ford dealership

Joy Sutter


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

Executive Board members

Jim Caskey


Home: Goshen, Indiana
Congregation: College Mennonite Church, Goshen, Indiana
Conference: Indiana-Michigan Conference
Occupation: Vice President for Institutional Advancement of Goshen College

Linda Dibble


Home: Albany, Oregon
Congregation: Albany Mennonite Church, Albany, Oregon
Conference: Pacific Northwest Conference
Occupation: Linda is a farmer and is becoming certified as a Spiritual Director.

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:  Social worker employed by the Social Security Administration processing disability claims.

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.

Diane Zaerr Brenneman


Home: Wellman, Iowa
Congregation: West Union Mennonite Church, Parnell, Iowa
Conference: Central Plains Conference
Occupation: Former moderator for Central Plains and pastor for several congregations; works at the University of Iowa Health Center as a family navigator, supporting families of children with special health care needs.