Mission and Ministry Board

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

Future meeting dates

2020
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 9/10-14, Omaha, Neb. (Annual Conference Sun.-Thurs. schedule)*
October 14/15-17, Elgin, Ill.

2023
March 10/11-13, Elgin, Ill.
Annual Conference meeting TBD*
October 20/21-23, Elgin, Ill.

2024
March 15/16-18, Elgin, Ill.
Annual Conference meeting TBD*
October 18/19-21, 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)

Patrick Starkey, chair (2021)
Carl Fike, chair-elect (2023)
Lauren Seganos Cohen (2024)
Thomas Dowdy (2021)
Lois Grove (2021)
Heather Gentry Hartwell (2024)
Dava Hensley (2022)
John Hoffman (2025)
Paul Liepelt (2021)
Diane Mason (2021)
John Mueller (2021)
Joel Peña (2023)
Paul Schrock (2023)
Roger Schrock (2024)
Colin Scott (2022)
Christina Singh (2022)
Carol Yeazell (2023)

Leadership team
Paul Mundey, moderator
David Sollenberger, moderator-elect
David Steele, general secretary
James Beckwith, secretary
Cindy Sanders, district executive/minister, Missouri and Arkansas District

Ex Officio members
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 holds July 1 meeting via Zoom
(July 13, 2020)
The Mission and Ministry Board of the Church of the Brethren met via Zoom on July 1 for a summer meeting usually held onsite at Annual Conference. Main items of business included setting a budget parameter for core ministries in 2021, approving a revised budget for 2020, other financial matters, and consideration of a new strategic plan for the ministries overseen by the board.
Denominational board amends BFIA grant guidelines to help churches and camps
(May 8, 2020)
COVID-19 has created programming and financial stress on Church of the Brethren camps and congregations. Due to the coronavirus, the Mission and Ministry Board of the denomination made the following changes to the Brethren Faith in Action Fund guidelines. The amendments are in place through Dec. 31, 2020.
Church of the Brethren distributes $500,000 to Brethren retirement communities
(April 30, 2020)
The Mission and Ministry Board of the Church of the Brethren has approved a proposal to distribute $500,000 from the Health Education and Research Fund to church-related retirement communities. The proposal was presented by the Discipleship Ministries staff, who have worked with executive leadership of the Fellowship of Brethren Homes to discern the scope of need among the retirement communities and to design the best distribution of the funds.
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