Mandy Garcia has resigned as associate director of donor communications for the Church of the Brethren. Her last day in this position will be Nov. 14.
Garcia began her work with the Church of the Brethren in July 2010 as coordinator of donor invitation. She was promoted to associate director of donor communications in Oct. 2012. During her tenure she has led the redesign of the denomination’s special offerings, including adding a fourth offering emphasis at Pentecost, and has redesigned the Congregational Outreach Planning packet and reporting process. She has edited the eBrethren newsletter and has been a part of producing Church of the Brethren live reports at Annual Conference.
In addition she has been part of music and worship leadership at several conferences, was a chapel committee member for the weekly chapel service at the Church of the Brethren General Offices, and has written for a number of church publications including Newsline and “Messenger” where she has had a regular column focused on simple living.
In previous service to the denomination, she worked at Brethren Benefit Trust as administrative office assistant Feb. 2009 to July 2010.