|Photo by Cheryl Brumbaugh-Cayford|
Kendra N. Johnson has accepted the position of manager in the office of Global Mission and Service for the Church of the Brethren. Her start date will be Sept. 1. She will work at the denomination’s General Offices in Elgin, Ill.
Johnson currently is a Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) worker, serving as orientation assistant and staff volunteer in the BVS office. She began volunteering at the General Offices on Jan. 2, 2012, after completing a term of service in BVS at the German Branch of Peace Brigades International in Hamburg. She also has been a youth care worker at Jugendhilfe Collstede in Westerstede, Germany, and was part of a team of international volunteers rebuilding Palestinian homes with the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions.
She is a 2008 graduate of Dana College in Blair, Neb., where she earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology, international studies, and German.