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

2016
October 14/15-17, Elgin, Ill.

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.

*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)
John Hoffman (2020)
Donita Keister (2017)
Luci Landes (2019)
Paul Liepelt (2020)
Susan Liller (2019)
Diane Mason (2021)
Jonathan Prater (2018)
J. Trent Smith (2017)
Patrick Starkey (2017)
David Stauffer (2018)
Dennis Webb (2018)

Leadership team
Carol Scheppard, Annual Conference moderator
Samuel Sarpiya, moderator-elect
Dale Minnich, interim 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

Related news


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.
Delegate body refers queries regarding On Earth Peace, living together
(July 5, 2016)
On the final afternoon of the 2016 Annual Conference, delegates dealt with the last of the queries still on the business agenda: two queries having to do with On Earth Peace’s agency status and accountability to Annual Conference, and a query titled “Living Together as Christ Calls.” Find links to the full texts of these queries online at www.brethren.org/ac/2016/business .
Open Roof Fellowship welcomes six new churches
(June 29, 2016)
Six churches were welcomed into the Open Roof Fellowship at the Mission and Ministry Board meeting in advance of Annual Conference in Greensboro, N.C. The fellowship recognizes Church of the Brethren congregations that have made great strides in becoming more accessible to people with disabilities.
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