Conference affirms additional leadership appointments




A vote by the Conference delegate body
Photo by Glenn Riegel

In addition to elections the Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren affirms board-elected and constituency-elected appointments and also receives reports of appointments. The delegate body made the following affirmations:

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Mission and Ministry Board:

Heather Gentry Hartwell of Harrisonburg, Va., elected by the board to an at-large five-year term that ends in 2024.

Paul V. Schrock of Indianapolis, Ind., selected by Nominating Committee to fulfill an unexpired Annual Conference-elected term that ends in 2023.

John Michael Hoffman of McPherson, Kan., former one-year member of the board elected by the board to fulfill an at-large one-year term ending in 2020.


Bethany Seminary board of trustees:

Eric Bishop of Pomona, Calif., elected by the seminary board to an at-large, five-year term ending in 2024.

S. Phillip Stover of McPherson, Kan., elected by the seminary board to an at-large, five-year term ending in 2024.

Wendi Hutchinson Ailor of West Lafayette, Ind., elected by the seminary alumni/ae to an at-large, five-year term ending in 2024.


Brethren Benefit Trust board of directors: .

Donna McKee Rhodes of Huntingdon, Pa., elected by the BBT board to an at-large, four-year term ending in 2023.

Russell Matteson of Modesto, Calif., elected by Pension Plan participants (Ministers’ Association and Council of District Executives) to a four-year term ending in 2023.


On Earth Peace board:

Caitlin Haynes of Baltimore, Md., elected by the OEP board to a second at-large, five-year term ending in 2024.

Lucas Al-Zoughbi of Lansing, Mich., elected by the OEP board to an at-large, five-year term ending in 2024.


Pastoral Compensation and Benefits Advisory Committee:

Terry Grove of Winter Springs, Fla., nominated by the Council of District Executives to represent the district executives for a five-year term ending in 2023.


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