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
March 11/12-14, Elgin, Ill.
June 28/29 - July 3, Greensboro, N.C.*
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)
Jerry Crouse (2016)
Janet Wayland Elsea (2016)
Carl Fike (2020)
Keith Goering (2016)
John Hoffman (2020)
Donita Keister (2017)
Paul Liepelt (2020)
Susan Liller (2019)
Jonathan Prater (2018)
Becky Rhodes (2016)
J. Trent Smith (2017)
Patrick Starkey (2017)
David Stauffer (2018)
Dennis Webb (2018)

Leadership team
Andy Murray, Annual Conference moderator
Carol Scheppard, 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


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.
Mission and Ministry Board names new general secretary for the Church of the Brethren
(May 24, 2016)
David A. Steele has been named general secretary-elect of the Church of the Brethren by the denomination’s Mission and Ministry Board. His appointment was announced yesterday, May 23, at a specially called meeting at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md.
Mission and Ministry Board allocates $1 million to continue Nigeria Crisis Response, begins new effort for financial support of ongoing ministries
(March 17, 2016)
A major action at the Spring meeting of the Mission and Ministry Board of the Church of the Brethren allocated another $1 million of donated funds to continue the Nigeria Crisis Response. The board also engaged in significant conversation about financial shortfalls for ongoing denominational ministries, and how to develop more support and foster relationship-building across the wider church.
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