Torin Eikler Named Executive Minister of Northern Indiana District

Torin S. Eikler has been called to serve Northern Indiana District as district executive minister, a four-fifths time position beginning Sept. 1. Currently he is a team co-pastor at Morgantown (W.Va.) Church of the Brethren, which also is affiliated with Mennonite Church USA. Carol Spicher Waggy has been serving as interim district executive for Northern Indiana.

During his seven-year tenure at the Morgantown Church, Eikler has provided leadership for West Marva District through Bible study, the Peace Team, and Matthew 18 seminars, and he has been a member of an Allegheny Mennonite Conference committee for conference structure redesign. He has served on the Church of the Brethren’s Committee on Interchurch Relations, Anti-Racism Team, and as guest director for youth workcamps. During a term in Brethren Volunteer Service he was coordinator for the Church of the Brethren workcamp ministry in 1998-99, and served at the Capital Hill Soup Kitchen in Washington, D.C., 2001-02.

He holds a master of divinity degree from Bethany Theological Seminary in Richmond, Ind., and a bachelor of arts degree in biology and environmental studies, with a minor in French, from Manchester University in North Manchester, Ind.

He and his family will move to Northern Indiana District sometime in August. His wife Carrie Eikler is coordinator for the ministry training programs (TRIM and EFSM) of the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership, a ministry training partnership of the Church of the Brethren and Bethany Seminary.

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