Randall Yoder to serve as interim district executive for Western Plains

Randall Yoder of Huntingdon, Pa., began June 1 as interim district executive minister for the Church of the Brethren’s Western Plains District. He will serve primarily in a virtual capacity, with travel to the district as needed.

Yoder has been an ordained minister in the Church of the Brethren for more than 50 years. He has served in three pastorates and has 20 years of experience as district executive minister in Middle Pennsylvania District. He also has been an interim district executive in Pacific Southwest District and in Atlantic Northeast District.

Yoder has specialized in training for conflict management, congregational transformation for mission, and coaching congregations and pastors for missional life and leadership with a focus on discerning a missional fit for their cultural settings and realities.

He is an instructor for the Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center, which is based at Elizabethtown (Pa.) College, focusing on polity and leadership classes. He holds a bachelor of science degree from Manchester University, a master of divinity from Bethany Theological Seminary, and a doctor of ministry from McCormick Seminary, with a focus on organizational redevelopment.

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