Mission and Ministry Board

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

Future meeting dates

2017
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, 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.

*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


Mission and Ministry Board approves up to $1.5 million for expanded crisis response in Nigeria, authorizes marketing of Brethren Service Center property
(October 22, 2014)
At its fall meeting the Church of the Brethren Mission and Ministry Board took a number of significant actions, including approval of up to $1.5 million in funding for a greatly expanded response to the crisis in Nigeria; authorizing marketing of the Brethren Service Center property in New Windsor, Md.; and approval of a budget for denominational ministries in 2015. Chair Becky Ball-Miller led the meeting on Oct. 17-20 at the General Offices in Elgin, Ill.
Delegates maintain current structure of Mission and Ministry Board; defer to 2015 other decisions on board bylaws, BBT articles, agency financial reports
(July 5, 2014)
This year's recommendation by the Mission and Ministry Board responding to a query about equitable representation on the board, was adopted. The content of the recommendation was unusually simple--to maintain the current structure of the Mission and Ministry Board with no changes to how members are chosen.
Mission and Ministry Board hears update on Nigeria, discusses finances, celebrates Open Roof Award and Ministry Summer Service
(July 2, 2014)
At their Annual Conference meeting on Wednesday, July 2, Mission and Ministry Board members got acquainted with international visitors and received an update from Global Mission and Service director Jay Wittmeyer on conditions facing Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria). They also celebrated this year’s Open Roof Award to congregations that are making strides in welcoming people with disabilities, were briefed on the denomination’s financial status, and heard a report on the Ministry Summer Service program.
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