Mission and Ministry Board

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

Future meeting dates

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.

2024
March 15/16-18, Elgin, Ill.
Annual Conference meeting TBD*
October 18/19-21, 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)
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


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.
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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