Mission and Ministry Board

Mission and Ministry Board Vision, Mission, and Core Values
Mission and Ministry Board Strategic Plan 2020

Future meeting dates

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, Greensboro, N.C.*
October 18/19-21, Elgin, Ill.

2020
March 13/14-16, Brethren Retirement Community, Greenville, Ohio
June 30/July 1-5, Grand Rapids, Michigan*
October 16/17-19, Elgin, Ill.

2021
March 12/13-15, Elgin, Ill.
June 29/June 30-July 4 – Greensboro, N.C.*
October 15/16-18, Elgin, Ill.

2022
March 11/12-14, Elgin, Ill.
October 14/15-17, Elgin, Ill.

*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)

Connie Burk Davis, chair (2019)
Patrick Starkey, chair-elect (2021)
Mark Bausman (2019)
Thomas Dowdy (2021)
Carl Fike (2020)
Lois Grove (2020)
Marcus Harden (2021)
Dava Hensley (2022)
Luci Landes (2019)
Paul Liepelt (2020)
Susan Liller (2019)
Diane Mason (2021)
Jonathan Prater (2018)
Colin Scott (2022)
Christina Singh (2022)
David Stauffer (2018)
Dennis Webb (2018)

Leadership team
Samuel Sarpiya, moderator
Donita Keister, moderator-elect
David Steele, general secretary
James Beckwith, secretary
David Shetler, district executive/minister, Southern Ohio District (ex officio)

Ex Officio members
Nevin Dulabaum, president, Brethren Benefit Trust
Jeff Carter, president, Bethany Theological Seminary
Bill Scheurer, executive director, On Earth Peace

Related news


Denominational ministries experience positive financial results in 2017
(March 23, 2018)
Positive financial results for the Church of Brethren denominational ministries in 2017 include increased nets assets, positive investment returns, increased giving to core ministries, and increased giving to some restricted funds. Concerns include the continued use of designated funds to supplement income and a few self-funding ministries that sustained a net expense.
‘Lukewarm No More’ calls for repentance and action on gun violence
(March 13, 2018)
The Mission and Ministry Board of the Church of the Brethren adopted a statement on gun violence at its spring meetings held at the denomination’s General Offices in Elgin, Ill., on March 9-12. The statement was initiated by staff of Global Mission and Service, and quotes from the Bible and previous Annual Conference statements in its call to the wider church.
Mission and Ministry Board approves grants, adopts statement on gun violence, holds conversations on race and mission at spring meetings
(March 13, 2018)
A large Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) allocation for long-term hurricane recovery in Puerto Rico, a statement on gun violence, Wieand Trust grants to Chicago-area projects, and new names for some denominational ministries were on the agenda of the Church of the Brethren Mission and Ministry Board. The board held spring meetings March 9-12 at the denomination’s General Offices in Elgin, Ill., led by chair Connie Burk Davis and chair-elect Patrick Starkey.
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