Kauffman Retires as Executive of Northern Indiana District

Herman D. Kauffman
Photo by Cheryl Brumbaugh-Cayford
Herman D. Kauffman

Herman D. Kauffman has announced his plans to retire as Northern Indiana District executive minister, effective Dec. 31. He began his ministry with the district on Nov. 1, 1994, and has served as district executive for 18 years.

Kauffman was licensed to the ministry in April 1971 and ordained in June 1976 at Maple Grove Church of the Brethren in New Paris, Ind. He is a graduate of Manchester College (now Manchester University) in N. Manchester, Ind., having earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting, and graduated from Bethany Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree.

His call into ministry included a number of summer chaplaincy, student, and intern ministries, followed by pastorates at Columbia City (Ind.) Church of the Brethren 1976-79, Lafayette (Ind.) Church of the Brethren 1979-87, Painesville (Ohio) Church of the Brethren 1987-90, and Everett (Pa.) Church of the Brethren 1991-94.

After retirement, he plans to continue living in Nappanee, Ind., while exploring future possibilities including part-time ministry or local volunteer opportunities.