Mission and Ministry Board members
(terms conclude at Annual Conference each year)
Carl Fike, chair (2023)
Colin Scott, chair-elect (2025)
Lauren Seganos Cohen (2024)
Barbara Daté (2026)
Heather Gentry Hartwell (2024)
Dava Hensley (2022)
John Hoffman (2025)
Josiah Ludwick (2025)
Kathy Mack (2025)
Meghan Horne Mauldin (2023)
Karen Shively Neff (2025)
Joel Peña (2023)
Paul Schrock (2023)
Roger Schrock (2024)
Christina Singh (2022)
Joanna Wave Willoughby (2026)
Rebecca Miller Zeek (2022)
David Sollenberger, moderator
Tim McElwee, moderator-elect
David Steele, general secretary
James Beckwith, secretary
Torin Eikler, district executive/minister, Northern Indiana District
Ex Officio members
Nevin Dulabaum, president, Brethren Benefit Trust
Jeff Carter, president, Bethany Theological Seminary
Bill Scheurer, executive director, On Earth Peace
- Conference affirms additional directors and trustees and other appointments
The Church of the Brethren Annual Conference affirmed board-elected and constituency-elected directors and trustees for the denomination’s Mission and Ministry Board and the Conference agencies Bethany Theological Seminary, On Earth Peace, and Brethren Benefit Trust (BBT). Also affirmed were district executive representatives to the denomination’s Leadership Team and the Pastoral Compensation and Benefits Advisory Committee.
- Mission and Ministry Board sets new priorities for denominational ministries
Among other business, the board spent a significant amount of time continuing its work to align denominational ministries with its new Strategic Plan. Other top agenda items included a 2022 budget parameter for Core Ministries, recommendations from a team “re-imagining” Brethren Press, and the calling of a new Executive Committee.
- Budget parameter for 2022, priorities for denominational ministries top agenda for Mission and Ministry Board
The Church of the Brethren Mission and Ministry Board will hold its pre-Annual Conference meeting on Saturday and Sunday, June 26-27. The meeting will be a hybrid of in-person and Zoom options for attendance, with most of the board members gathering at the General Offices in Elgin, Ill.
- Mission and Ministry Board meeting focuses on new strategic plan
The Mission and Ministry Board of the Church of the Brethren held spring meetings via Zoom on Friday through Sunday, March 12-14, 2021. Main items of business continued work on the board’s new strategic plan and received year-end financial reporting for 2020.
- Mission and Ministry Board shares documents interpreting new strategic plan, in three languages
The Mission and Ministry Board of the Church of the Brethren has published interpretive documents for its new strategic plan. They include “A Vision Storyline” of the plan and a FAQ document, both in three languages--English, Spanish, and Haitian Kreyol. Find the documents at www.brethren.org/strategicplan.
- Meghan Horne Mauldin is appointed to Mission and Ministry Board following Carol Yeazell resignation
Meghan Horne Mauldin will fill the unexpired term of Carol Yeazell on the Church of the Brethren Mission and Ministry Board. Yeazell has resigned from the board for personal reasons.
- Mission and Ministry Board approves 2021 budget for denominational ministries
The Mission and Ministry Board of the Church of the Brethren held fall meetings via Zoom on Friday through Sunday, Oct. 16-18. Sessions on Saturday morning and afternoon and Sunday afternoon were open to the public via a published link. The main item of business was the 2021 budget for the ministries of the denomination.
- Mission and Ministry Board’s fall meeting to consider finances and budget, include anti-racism training
The Church of the Brethren Mission and Ministry Board will meet Oct. 16-18 via Zoom for its regular fall meeting. Business will be led by chair Patrick Starkey, assisted by chair-elect Carl Fike and general secretary David Steele. A full agenda will guide the board’s work, including an update on 2020 finances; consideration and approval
- Marty Barlow appointed to Mission and Ministry Board following John Mueller resignation
Marty Barlow will fill the unexpired term of John Mueller on the Church of the Brethren Mission and Ministry Board. Mueller has resigned from the board for personal reasons. Barlow was appointed by the Nominating Committee of Standing Committee to serve through Annual Conference 2021. Barlow is a member of Montezuma Church of the Brethren
- Church of the Brethren distributes $500,000 to Brethren retirement communities
By Joshua Brockway The Mission and Ministry Board of the Church of the Brethren has approved a proposal to distribute $500,000 from the Health Education and Research Fund to church-related retirement communities. The proposal was presented by the Discipleship Ministries staff, who have worked with executive leadership of the Fellowship of Brethren Homes to discern