The Leadership Team of the Michigan District of the Church of the Brethren has appointed a district executive team to care for the essential functions of the district. In addition, the district is seeking a part-time administrative assistant.
Edward “Ike” Porter had served as interim district executive minister from Jan. 1, 2019, through April 30, 2020. The following leaders will begin as the new district executive team on May 15:
— Dan Rossman, director of Pastoral and Congregational Support, will serve in a part-time volunteer position. He is a member of New Haven Church of the Brethren and is a retired county extension service director and agricultural agent, farmer, and adjunct instructor at Montcalm Community College.
— Beth Sollenberger, interim district executive consultant, will serve part-time caring for tasks related to pastoral placement and credentialing of ministers. She also currently serves as district executive minister for South/Central Indiana District.
— Wanda Joseph, a member of Onekama Church of the Brethren and chair of the district Leadership Team, will represent the district on the Council of District Executives.