Budget parameter for 2022, priorities for denominational ministries top agenda for Mission and Ministry Board

The Church of the Brethren Mission and Ministry Board will hold its pre-Annual Conference meeting on Saturday and Sunday, June 26-27. The meeting will be a hybrid of in-person and Zoom options for attendance, with most of the board members gathering at the General Offices in Elgin, Ill.

Open session meetings of the full board will be broadcast via Zoom Webinar. Pre-registration is required to view the meeting. Find the meeting schedule, agenda, background documents, and registration link to attend at www.brethren.org/mmb/meeting-info.

Topping the board’s agenda are decisions on the budget parameter for 2022 and priorities for ministries. The board is continuing to work on aligning denominational ministries with its new strategic plan. Action also will be taken on recommendations from a Brethren Press Reimagining Team, a new communications policy, and updates to the financial policies, among other business.

This will be the closing meeting of Patrick’s Starkey’s term as chair of the board. Assisting him in leading the meeting will be chair-elect Carl Fike, who takes leadership as chair following Annual Conference 2021. At the end of this meeting, the board will recognize and say farewell to four members, in addition to Starkey, who also are completing their terms of service: Marty Barlow, Thomas Dowdy, Lois Grove, and Diane Mason.

Patrick Starkey concludes his term as chair of the Church of the Brethren Mission and Ministry Board with the board’s pre-Annual Conference meeting. Photo by Glenn Riegel

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