The Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership is offering a Directed Independent Study Unit (DISU) in conjunction with the Ministers’ Association pre-Annual Conference event titled “Healing Racial Trauma: The Road to Resilience” with Sheila Wise Rowe.
Michael B. Leiter to work as Client Services manager for Eder Financial
Michael B. Leiter has accepted the position of Client Services manager for Eder Financial, starting May 15.
Carolyn Neher to lead Children’s Disaster Services
Carolyn Neher begins June 5 as associate director of Children’s Disaster Services (CDS), a program of Brethren Disaster Ministries.
Winni (Sara) Wanionek resigns from Material Resources
Winni (Sara) Wanionek has resigned from her fulltime position with the Church of the Brethren’s Material Resources program based at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md., effective May 31.
Emerging Church of the Brethren in Mexico seeks official government registration
An emerging Church of the Brethren denomination is in process of formation in Mexico, reports Global Food Initiative manager and Global Mission staff Jeff Boshart following a trip to Tijuana in mid-April. Documents to make the group an official church in the country are being submitted to Mexican authorities, beginning a process that is expected to take several months.
Moderator sponsors online ‘Shalom Conversations’
Annual Conference moderator Tim McElwee is sponsoring a series of four online “Shalom Conversations” in webinar format. Each will feature a set of panelists who will engage in conversation based on their own personal backgrounds and experiences of the church.
Rwandan church receives emergency grant following torrential rain and floods
The Church of the Brethren in Rwanda is receiving an emergency grant to aid those affected by extreme flooding this week. Etienne Nsanzimana, founding pastor in Rwanda, shared that the churches are “overwhelmed by this terrible flood.”
Brethren bits for May 5, 2023
In this issue: Job opening, Shine webinar offers a “sneak peek” at The Peace Table, latest Dunker Punks Podcast features staff of the Office of Peacebuilding and Policy, NCC concern about efforts to ban books, a brochure from the Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center lists continuing education events, and more
Joy Dawes begins as public relations manager for Eder Financial
Joy Dawes of Madison, Ala., began May 8 as public relations manager for Eder Financial. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications and sociology from the University of Alabama. Her previous work experience has included a mix of public relations and client advocacy. While her developmental years were spent in the United Methodist denomination, she
Brethren bits for April 28, 2023
In this issue: NOAC registration opens Monday, remembering Terry Hatfield, job openings, Save Civilian Education, Mother’s Day campaign against gun violence, CDS update, district executives meet at Bethany, Mid-Atlantic Disaster Response Auction, Juniata College welcomes Andy Murray and Anne C. Baker as commencement speakers, and more news by, for, and about Brethren