Mission and Ministry Board

Mission and Ministry Board Vision, Mission, and Core Values
Mission and Ministry Board Strategic Plan 2011-2019 ( 114 kb PDF icon 12 )

Future meeting dates

October 17/18-20, Elgin, Ill.

March 13/14-16, Lancaster, Pa.
July 10/11-15, Tampa, Fla.*
October 16/17-19, Elgin, Ill.

March 11/12-14, Elgin, Ill.
June 28/29 - July 3, Greensboro, N.C.*
October 14/15-17, Elgin, Ill.

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

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

Becky Ball-Miller, chair (2015)
Donald Fitzkee, chair-elect (2017)
Jerry Crouse (2016)
Connie Burk Davis (2018)
Janet Wayland Elsea (2016)
Keith Goering (2016)
Donita Keister (2017)
Susan Liller (2019)
Brian Messler (2015)
Tim Peter (2015)
Jonathan Prater (2018)
Pam Reist (2015)
Becky Rhodes (2016)
Gilbert Romero (2015)
J. Trent Smith (2017)
Patrick Starkey (2016)
Dennis Webb (2018)

Leadership team
David Steele, Annual Conference moderator
Andy Murray, moderator-elect
Stanley J. Noffsinger, general secretary
James Beckwith, secretary

Ex Officio members
Ron Beachley, district executive/minister, Western Pennsylvania District
Nevin Dulabaum, president, Brethren Benefit Trust
Jeff Carter, president, Bethany Theological Seminary
Bill Scheurer, executive director, On Earth Peace

Related news

Delegates maintain current structure of Mission and Ministry Board; defer to 2015 other decisions on board bylaws, BBT articles, agency financial reports
(July 5, 2014)
This year's recommendation by the Mission and Ministry Board responding to a query about equitable representation on the board, was adopted. The content of the recommendation was unusually simple--to maintain the current structure of the Mission and Ministry Board with no changes to how members are chosen.
Mission and Ministry Board hears update on Nigeria, discusses finances, celebrates Open Roof Award and Ministry Summer Service
(July 2, 2014)
At their Annual Conference meeting on Wednesday, July 2, Mission and Ministry Board members got acquainted with international visitors and received an update from Global Mission and Service director Jay Wittmeyer on conditions facing Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria). They also celebrated this year’s Open Roof Award to congregations that are making strides in welcoming people with disabilities, were briefed on the denomination’s financial status, and heard a report on the Ministry Summer Service program.
A prayer request from Maiduguri, Nigeria
(March 18, 2014)
The following prayer request from a member of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN–the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) living in the city of Maiduguri. It was received this weekend by an Annual Conference officer and shared with the Mission and Ministry Board on Sunday during worship. The city of Maiduguri was attacked this past weekend by the terrorist group Boko Haram:
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