Study Committees

Breaking Down Barriers: Increasing Access to Denominational Events

This committee, elected by Annual Conference, will examine the theological, philosophical, and practical implications of using technology to expand access to denominational events. Their work will include a feasibility study. The committee is to bring recommendations to the 2024 Annual Conference.

Jeanne Davies
Brandon Grady
Daniel Poole
Rhonda Pittman Gingrich, Director of Annual Conference (consultant)
Enten Eller, Annual Conference webcast coordinator (consultant)

Standing with People of Color Resource Team

The 2022 Annual Conference adopted the concerns of the query: Standing with People of Color. As part of the response, Southern Ohio Kentucky District and On Earth Peace were tasked with collaborating to develop various materials for congregational, district, and denominational use during a two-year study/action process. Standing Committee members will support and encourage the use of these materials and participation in the process and report back to Annual Conference in 2023 and 2024.

Christy Schaub, Southern Ohio/Kentucky District
Lucas Keller, Southern Ohio/Kentucky District
Bruce Rosenberger, Southern Ohio/Kentucky District
Matt Guynn, On Earth Peace
Jennifer Quijano West, Standing Committee Member, Atlantic Northeast District
LaDonna Sanders Nkosi, Director of Church of the Brethren Intercultural Ministries (consultant)

Advisory Committees

Pastoral Compensation and Benefits

The members are:

Deb Oskin, Chair
Gene Hagenberger, District Executive Representative
Arthur Fourman
Robert S. McMinn
Angela Finet

Program Feasibility

The Program Feasibility Committee conducts a feasibility study whenever Annual Conference determines that an item of business includes an unfunded mandate. It studies the feasibility and costs that may be required of the board or the agencies and any other collateral impacts. The item of business is put on hold until this committee presents its report.

Dave Stauffer, Standing Committee
Term ending 2025
Marie Benner-Rhoades, On Earth Peace
Term ending 2025
Jeff Carter, Bethany Theological Seminary
Term ending 2023
Janet Elsea
Term ending 2023
Ed Woolf, Church of the Brethren
Term ending 2022