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
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


Mission and Ministry Board announces conclusion of Noffsinger’s service, appointment of interim general secretary
(January 12, 2016)
The Mission and Ministry Board of the Church of the Brethren has reached agreement with Stanley J. Noffsinger that he will conclude his service as general secretary on Friday, Feb. 12.
Denomination records stellar giving, but Core Ministries giving suffers
(October 22, 2015)
The Church of the Brethren is recording exceptionally generous giving to its denominational ministries this year, the Mission and Ministry Board learned at its Fall meeting. The financial reporting was given by treasurer Brian Bultman and assistant treasurer Ed Woolf. For a full report from the meeting, and a report of the 2016 budget decision, see the story below.
Church of the Brethren issues position posting for General Secretary
(October 22, 2015)
The Church of the Brethren has posted a position opening for General Secretary, as the next step in the search process for a candidate to fill the top executive staff position in the denomination. The application deadline is Dec. 15.
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