Shine curriculum hires Shana Peachey Boshart

Shana Peachey Boshart has been hired as the new program facilitator for the Shine Curriculum, a partnership between Brethren Press and MennoMedia. This grant-funded, fulltime position was created to facilitate the development of the Everywhere Faith program, a new faith practice resource. Shine was awarded a grant of $1,250,000 in August 2023 from Lilly Endowment Inc.

Peachey Boshart will work closely with churches and households to assess ministry needs and challenges in Christian education. Cohort churches and families will join focus group meetings, and the feedback will be processed between the Everywhere Faith network and Shine content developers. Focusing on recruiting and supporting contract facilitators to reach diverse families and parents, Peachey Boshart will work with current Shine staff and contractors to develop faith practice resources.

Peachey Boshart served for 20 years as conference minister for Christian formation in the Central Plains Mennonite Conference, and for 4 years as denominational minister for faith formation for the Mennonite Church USA. She earned a graduate certificate in theological studies from Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, has formal training in spiritual direction, and is a qualified administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory. She is a credentialed leadership coach and owner of Wisdom Calls Coaching. She attends Prairie Street Mennonite Church, where she is chair of the executive committee.

— LeAnn Hamby, marketing manager for MennoMedia and Herald Press, contributed this release.


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