Mission and Ministry Board

Mission and Ministry Board Vision, Mission, and Core Values
Mission and Ministry Board Strategic Plan 2011-2020 ( 114 kb PDF icon 12 )

Future meeting dates

2017
March 10/11-13, Elgin, Ill.
June 27/28 - July 2, Grand Rapids, Mich.*
October 20/21-23, Elgin, Ill.

2018
March 9/10-12, Elgin, Ill.
July 3/4-8, Cincinnati, Ohio*
October 19/20-22, Elgin, Ill.

2019
March 8/9-11, Elgin, Ill.
July 2/3-7, San Diego, Calif.*
October 18/19-21, Elgin, Ill.

2020
March 13/14-16, Location to be determined.
June 30/July 1-5, Grand Rapids, Michigan*
October 16/17-19, Elgin, Ill.

2021
March 12/13-15
June /July – TBD* (Annual Conference not yet scheduled)
October 15/16-18

*July meeting dates are held in conjunction with Annual Conference. Conference scheduling may necessitate date adjustments.

Mission and Ministry Board members
(terms conclude at Annual Conference each year)

Donald Fitzkee, chair (2017)
Connie Burk Davis, chair-elect (2019)
Mark Bausman (2019)
Thomas Dowdy (2021)
Carl Fike (2020)
Marcus Harden (2021)
Donita Keister (2017)
Luci Landes (2019)
Paul Liepelt (2020)
Susan Liller (2019)
Diane Mason (2021)
Jonathan Prater (2018)
J. Trent Smith (2017)
Patrick Starkey (2021)
David Stauffer (2018)
Dennis Webb (2018)

Leadership team
Carol Scheppard, Annual Conference moderator
Samuel Sarpiya, moderator-elect
David Steele, general secretary
James Beckwith, secretary

Ex Officio members
David Shetler, district executive/minister, Southern Ohio District
Nevin Dulabaum, president, Brethren Benefit Trust
Jeff Carter, president, Bethany Theological Seminary
Bill Scheurer, executive director, On Earth Peace

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(November 14, 2016)
The Church of the Brethren has signed a purchase agreement with Shanghai Yulun Education Group for the “upper campus” of the Brethren Service Center property in New Windsor, Md. The purchaser intends to establish a private school on the property. The agreement is effective today, Nov. 14, 2016, but it is anticipated that a sale will not be finalized until spring 2017.
Budget for 2017, grants for hurricane relief, discussion of state of the church on the agenda of Mission and Ministry Board
(October 19, 2016)
Financial reports and a budget proposal for 2017, grants for disaster relief following Hurricane Matthew, along with discussion of the state of the church and root causes of current tensions were all on the agenda of the fall meeting of the Mission and Ministry Board of the Church of the Brethren.
Mission and Ministry Board addresses budget concerns, sets stage for new financial campaign
(July 23, 2016)
The Mission and Ministry Board of the Church of the Brethren held its summer meeting on June 29 in Greensboro, N.C., with a focus on finances. On the agenda were approval of a 2017 budget parameter for the Core Ministries of the denomination, approval of budget revisions for this year 2016, and affirmation of plans for a new financial campaign, among other business.
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