Elsie Koehn has retired as district executive minister for the Church of the Brethren’s Southern Plains District. She has served in district leadership for more than 10 years. She concluded her service and was recognized during the district conference held in Falfurrias, Texas, on Aug. 8-9.
The Southern Plains District board, chaired by Matthew Prejean of Roanoke, La., will be in conversation regarding transitions and future district leadership.
Koehn began her leadership of Southern Plains District on an interim basis in January 2009. On May 15 of that year she began work as district executive minister. Previously she pastored Pleasant Plains Church of the Brethren in Aline, Okla., for some 16 years, starting in 1993. She also served as moderator for Southern Plains District in 2007-08, and represented the district on the Standing Committee of Annual Conference.
— Nancy Sollenberger Heishman contributed to this report.