Michigan District names District Executive Team with Beth Sollenberger as interim executive minister

The Leadership Team of the Church of the Brethren’s Michigan District has made changes to the District Executive Team that cares for the essential functions of the district. The team has approved the hiring of Beth Sollenberger as interim district executive minister for a two-year term beginning immediately. Sollenberger began as interim district executive consultant in May 2020 and continues her role with this position of 10 hours per month.

In addition, the following leaders carry out the mission and work of the district:

— Frances Townsend, pastor of the Onekama and Marilla congregations, will serve as the district’s representative to the Council of District Executives.

— Dan Rossman of the New Haven congregation continues in a part-time volunteer position as director of Pastoral and Congregational Support.

— Wendy Russell of the Living Peace congregation will chair the district’s Leadership Team.

— Frank Polzin of the Church in Drive congregation continues as the team’s representative to Camp Brethren Heights.

— Jennifer Betts Pendragon serves as administrative assistant.

The district office contact information: c/o Onekama Church of the Brethren, 8266 Mill St., P.O. Box 35, Onekama, MI 49675; 616-258-1945; michigancobde@gmail.com.

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