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 9/10-14, Omaha, Neb. (Annual Conference Sun.-Thurs. schedule)*
October 14/15-17, Elgin, Ill.

2023
March 10/11-13, Elgin, Ill.
Annual Conference meeting TBD*
October 20/21-23, 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)
Lauren Seganos Cohen (2024)
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)
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


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.
‘Lukewarm No More’ calls for repentance and action on gun violence
(March 13, 2018)
The Mission and Ministry Board of the Church of the Brethren adopted a statement on gun violence at its spring meetings held at the denomination’s General Offices in Elgin, Ill., on March 9-12. The statement was initiated by staff of Global Mission and Service, and quotes from the Bible and previous Annual Conference statements in its call to the wider church.
Mission and Ministry Board approves grants, adopts statement on gun violence, holds conversations on race and mission at spring meetings
(March 13, 2018)
A large Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) allocation for long-term hurricane recovery in Puerto Rico, a statement on gun violence, Wieand Trust grants to Chicago-area projects, and new names for some denominational ministries were on the agenda of the Church of the Brethren Mission and Ministry Board. The board held spring meetings March 9-12 at the denomination’s General Offices in Elgin, Ill., led by chair Connie Burk Davis and chair-elect Patrick Starkey.
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