Office of the General Secretary

David A. Steele, general secretary

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Prayer is requested for those affected by wildfires in western states (August 26, 2015)

Prayers have been requested for those in the state of Washington and other areas of the western United States who are affected by wildfires. Late last week, Pacific Northwest District executive Colleen Michael reported that the community of Tonasket, Wash.--where there are two Church of the Brethren congregations--has been affected by mandatory evacuations. Read more »


Conference celebrates the service of general secretary Stan Noffsinger (July 17, 2015)

Stanley Noffsinger’s term as General Secretary will conclude before the 2016 Annual Conference, and so a celebration of his service to the church was held at this Conference, and became a highlight of the meeting. Through a video and the reflections of many speakers, Conference-goers were reminded of the many aspects of his leadership of the denomination since he accepted the call to that position in 2003. Read more »


Resolution expresses support for Christian minority communities, among other Conference business (July 16, 2015)

A Resolution on Christian Minority Communities brought by the Mission and Ministry Board was adopted by the Annual Conference. In other business, the Conference dealt with a number of business items deferred from the 2014 annual meeting of the Church of the Brethren including changes to bylaws of the Church of the Brethren Inc. and a polity change related to Brethren Benefit Trust (BBT). Read more »


Today in Tampa - Tuesday, July 14, 2015 (July 14, 2015)

An overview of the day in Tampa at Annual Conference 2015, including a highlight celebration of the work of outgoing general secretary Stanley J. Noffsinger. Read more »


Mission and Ministry Board approves timeline and Search Committee for General Secretary search (July 13, 2015)

During its Annual Conference meetings in Tampa the Church of the Brethren Mission and Ministry Board approved a report from its General Secretary Transition Team, which included naming a seven-member Search Committee and included a proposed timeline for the search. Read more »