Mission and Ministry Board

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

Future meeting dates

2019
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)

Patrick Starkey, chair (2021)
Carl Fike, chair-elect (2023)
Thomas Dowdy (2021)
Lois Grove (2020)
Marcus Harden (2021)
Heather Gentry Hartwell (2024)
Dava Hensley (2022)
John Hoffman (2020)
Paul Liepelt (2020)
Diane Mason (2021)
Don Morrison (2024)
Joel Peña (2023)
Paul Schrock (2023)
Roger Schrock (2024)
Colin Scott (2022)
Christina Singh (2022)
Carol Yeazell (2023)

Leadership team
Paul Mundey, moderator
David Sollenberger, moderator-elect
David Steele, general secretary
James Beckwith, secretary
Cindy Sanders, district executive/minister, Missouri and Arkansas 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


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.
Discipleship Ministries represents new name, new vision for former Congregational Life Ministries
(March 13, 2018)
At the spring meeting of the Mission and Ministry Board, Congregational Life Ministries staff announced a new team name and strategy. Now titled Discipleship Ministries, the team envisions a “people of God, new and renewed, that embodies and articulates their faith.” Along with a new name, staff of Discipleship Ministries also outlined new strategic emphases and a staffing plan to carry out the work.
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