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

2015
October 16/17-19, Elgin, Ill.

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 8-11, Elgin, Ill.
July 2/3-7, San Diego, Calif.*
October 18-21, 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)

Donald Fitzkee, chair (2017)
Connie Burk Davis, chair-elect (2019)
Mark Bausman (2020)
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
Stanley J. Noffsinger, 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


Resolution expresses support for Christian minority communities, among other Conference business
(July 16, 2015)
A Resolution on Christian Minority Communities brought by the Mission and Ministry Board was adopted by the Annual Conference. In other business, the Conference dealt with a number of business items deferred from the 2014 annual meeting of the Church of the Brethren including changes to bylaws of the Church of the Brethren Inc. and a polity change related to Brethren Benefit Trust (BBT).
Mission and Ministry Board approves timeline and Search Committee for General Secretary search
(July 13, 2015)
During its Annual Conference meetings in Tampa the Church of the Brethren Mission and Ministry Board approved a report from its General Secretary Transition Team, which included naming a seven-member Search Committee and included a proposed timeline for the search.
Reception at Annual Conference will honor general secretary Stanley J. Noffsinger
(July 2, 2015)
“You are cordially invited to be our special guest to honor and celebrate 12 years of faithful and excellent service of Stanley J. Noffsinger, general secretary of the Church of the Brethren,” states an invitation from the Mission and Ministry Board to a recognition event during Annual Conference in Tampa, Fla., on the morning of July 14.
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