Brethren Journal Association Announces New Editor

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Denise Kettering-Lane

The Advisory Board of the Brethren Journal Association, in partnership with Bethany Theological Seminary, announces that Denise Kettering-Lane has been named the new editor for “Brethren Life and Thought.”

Kettering-Lane has been assistant professor of Brethren Studies at Bethany Theological Seminary in Richmond, Ind., since 2010. As editor, her focus will be to compile and edit articles for the print journal. In addition to handling both solicited and unsolicited submissions, she will oversee the peer review process.

Kettering-Lane’s experience in both Brethren circles and wider Anabaptist and Pietist circles will provide potential for increasing the number of new persons as authors in future issues. She will begin her work in conjunction with guest editor Andy Hamilton on volume 59.1, spring 2014, now in the early stages of preparation.

In more new about “Brethren Life and Thought,” volume 58.1, spring 2013, will feature papers from “The Life and Influence of Alexander Mack Jr.,” a conference sponsored by the Young Center in Elizabethtown, Pa., in June 2012. James Miller is guest editor for this issue, which is scheduled to be printed in late April.

Walt Wiltschek is serving as guest editor for volume 58.2, fall 2013, which is currently being edited.

The advisory board thanks the members and subscribers who have remained supportive in recent years during an irregular production schedule. The board is pleased to confirm that with the help of past editor Julie Garber, publication is now on schedule and is expected to remain so.

— Jenny Williams is director of Communications and Alumni/ae Relations for Bethany Theological Seminary.