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|David Steele, district executive minister of Middle Pennsylvania District, is serving as moderator of the 2015 Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren|
In today’s election results, the Annual Conference has chosen David Steele of Martinsburg, Pa., as moderator elect. He will assist moderator Nancy Sollenberger Heishman in leading the Conference next year in Columbus, Ohio, and will serve as moderator for the Conference in Tampa, Fla., in 2015.
Steele is district executive minister for Middle Pennsylvania District. He is a graduate of McPherson (Kan.) College and Bethany Theological Seminary. Prior to his call to lead the district, he served as pastor of the Bakersfield congregation and as pastor of youth ministries and subsequently pastor at the Martinsburg Memorial congregation. He has also been very engaged in district and denominational youth ministry.
Other election results:
Annual Conference Program and Arrangements Committee: Shawn Flory Replogle of McPherson, Kan.
Bethany Theological Seminary trustee: Representing clergy, Frank Ramirez of Everett, Pa. Representing laity, Donna Shumate of Sparta, N.C.
Brethren Benefit Trust Board: Sara Huston Brenneman of Hershey, Pa.
Mission and Ministry Board: From Area 2, Dennis John Richard Webb of Aurora, Ill. From Area 3, Jonathan Andrew Prater of Harrisonburg, Va. To fill the unexpired term through 2017 of Rhonda Ritenour of York, Pa., who has resigned from the board: Donita J. Keister of Mifflinburg, Pa.
On Earth Peace Board: Chris Riley of Luray, Va.
Pastoral Compensation and Benefits Advisory Committee: Nancy L. Bowman of Fishersville, Va.
Other appointments by the Annual Conference related agencies will be brought for confirmation by the delegate body tomorrow afternoon.