Mission and Ministry Board

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

Future meeting dates

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, Greensboro, N.C.*
October 18/19-21, Elgin, Ill.

2020
March 13/14-16, Brethren Retirement Community, Greenville, Ohio
June 30/July 1-5, Grand Rapids, Michigan*
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 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)

Connie Burk Davis, chair (2019)
Patrick Starkey, chair-elect (2021)
Mark Bausman (2019)
Thomas Dowdy (2021)
Carl Fike (2020)
Lois Grove (2020)
Marcus Harden (2021)
Dava Hensley (2022)
Luci Landes (2019)
Paul Liepelt (2020)
Susan Liller (2019)
Diane Mason (2021)
Jonathan Prater (2018)
Colin Scott (2022)
Christina Singh (2022)
David Stauffer (2018)
Dennis Webb (2018)

Leadership team
Samuel Sarpiya, moderator
Donita Keister, moderator-elect
David Steele, general secretary
James Beckwith, secretary
David Shetler, district executive/minister, Southern Ohio District (ex officio)

Ex Officio members
Nevin Dulabaum, president, Brethren Benefit Trust
Jeff Carter, president, Bethany Theological Seminary
Bill Scheurer, executive director, On Earth Peace

Related news


Conference adopts new vision for a global Church of the Brethren
(July 7, 2018)
Annual Conference on July 7 adopted the paper, “Vision for a Global Church of the Brethren.” This document was brought by the Mission and Ministry Board at the initiative of staff of Global Mission and Service, and has been in process for some time. Those involved in its development include the Mission Advisory Committee and church leaders from several countries.
Changes to the Church of the Brethren bylaws are approved, among other business
(July 7, 2018)
Amendments to the bylaws of the Church of the Brethren and two business items originally brought by Brethren Benefit Trust (BBT) in 2017--and then deferred for a year--were approved by the 2018 Annual Conference. Also approved were business items related to the Pastoral Compensation and Benefits Advisory Committee. A proposal for a denominational leadership gathering was turned down.
Denominational ministries experience positive financial results in 2017
(March 23, 2018)
Positive financial results for the Church of Brethren denominational ministries in 2017 include increased nets assets, positive investment returns, increased giving to core ministries, and increased giving to some restricted funds. Concerns include the continued use of designated funds to supplement income and a few self-funding ministries that sustained a net expense.
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