|A view of Columbus, Ohio, site of the 2014 Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren.|
The list of preachers and others who will be leading worship at the 2014 Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren has been announced. The 2014 Annual Conference takes place in Columbus, Ohio, on July 2-6, a Wednesday through Sunday schedule. Delegate registration opens in early January. General registration will open in mid-February.
Also from the Conference Office: a call for nominations for offices to be filled through elections at the 2014 Conference. “Please prayerfully consider nominating persons for leadership,” said the Conference office.
Six offices will be filled: moderator-elect, a position on the Annual Conference Program and Arrangements Committee, a position on the board of On Earth Peace, a position on the board of Brethren Benefit Trust, a trustee on the board of Bethany Theological Seminary representing thecolleges, a position on the Pastoral Compensation and Benefits Advisory Committee representing the district executives. Nominations are accepted until Dec. 1. Make nominations online at www.brethren.org/ac/nominations .
2014 Annual Conference worship participants
Preaching on Wednesday evening, July 2: Tom Long of the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga.
Preaching on Thursday evening, July 3: Annual Conference moderator Nancy Sollenberger Heishman, who pastors the congregations of Cristo, Nuestra Paz and West Charleston in Southern Ohio District
Preaching on Friday evening, July 4: Bob Kettering, pastor of Lititz Church of the Brethren in Manheim, Pa., in Atlantic Northeast District
Preaching on Saturday morning, July 5: Erin Matteson, co-pastor of Modesto (Calif.) Church of the Brethren in Pacific Southwest District
Preaching on Sunday morning, July 6: Stafford Frederick, pastor of Summerdean Church of the Brethren in Roanoke, Va., in Virlina District
The Worship Planning Team: Cindy Laprade Lattimer of Lancaster, Pa., and Lancaster Church of the Brethren in Atlantic Northeast District; David Steele, moderator elect from Huntingdon, Pa., and Memorial Church of the Brethren, who serves as district executive minister of Middle Pennsylvania District; Dana Cassell of Manassas, Va., and Manassas Church of the Brethren in Virlina District; David W. Miller of Hanover, Pa., and Black Rock Church of the Brethren in Southern Pennsylvania District
Choir director: Joy Brubaker of Lebanon, Pa., a member of Midway Church of the Brethren in Atlantic Northeast District
Organist: Jonathan Emmons of Greensboro, N.C., and Antioch Church of the Brethren in Virlina District
Pianist: Cyndi Fecher of Chicago, Ill., and Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren in Illinois and Wisconsin District
Children’s choir director: Donita Keister of Mifflinburg, Pa., and Buffalo Valley Church of the Brethren in Southern Pennsylvania District
Music coordinator: Andrew Wright of New Carlisle, Ohio, and New Carlisle Church of the Brethren in Southern Ohio District
Chris Douglas serves as director of the Conference Office.
Find out more about the Conference theme “Live as Courageous Disciples,” the moderator’s theme statement in three languages including English and Spanish and Haitian Creole, suggested resources to read and study the theme scripture of Philippians, and much more at www.brethren.org/ac .