Bethany Seminary Announces Search for New President

The Board of Trustees of Bethany Theological Seminary and its Presidential Search Committee invite inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of president, succeeding Eugene F. Roop. Roop is retiring after 15 years of leadership at the seminary located in Richmond, Ind. The new president will assume office in July 2007. The seminary seeks a

Newsline for June 21, 2006

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed…” — Romans 12:2 NEWS 1) PBS to feature Civilian Public Service on ‘History Detectives.’ 2) Young adults are called to experience transformation. 3) IMA supports Brethren response to Katrina and Rita disasters. 4) Mid-Atlantic Disaster Auction sets record. 5) Young Center announces Donald F. Durnbaugh

PBS to Feature Civilian Public Service on ‘History Detectives’

An episode of the television series “History Detectives” featuring the Church of the Brethren and Civilian Public Service (CPS) will air on PBS stations on Monday, July 10, at 9 p.m. eastern (check local listings). The show was filmed with the help of research done by Church of the Brethren archivist Ken Shaffer, who was

Nadine Pence Frantz Resigns from Bethany Theological Seminary

Nadine Pence Frantz, professor of Theological Studies at Bethany Theological Seminary in Richmond, Ind., has accepted an appointment as director of the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion, effective Jan. 1, 2007. The Wabash Center, located on the campus of Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Ind., works on issues of teaching and

Will There be a Church of the Brethren in Sudan?

By Jim Hardenbrook During a conversation in Khartoum last June, Sudan’s Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Ibrahim Mahmoud Hamid, told me of a saying used in his village: “Don’t let this harvest pass.” He was raised in the Darfur region of Sudan. His village subsisted through farming small plots of land. When it was time to

IMA Supports Brethren Response to Katrina and Rita Disasters

The first-ever domestic disaster response by Interchurch Medical Assistance (IMA) has provided $19,500 for rebuilding work coordinated by the Church of the Brethren Emergency Response office. Created in 1960 to support overseas church-based health development and emergency response activities, IMA had never been called on to assist with a domestic disaster until Hurricane Katrina hit

Young Center Announces Donald F. Durnbaugh Legacy Endowment

The Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies, located at Elizabethtown (Pa.) College, is honoring the outstanding scholarship of the late Donald F. Durnbaugh by creating the Durnbaugh Legacy Endowment. Durnbaugh passed away in August last year. Contributed funds will help meet a $2 million challenge by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The endowment

McPherson Hires Thomas Hurst as Campus Minister

McPherson (Kan.) College has announced that Thomas Hurst has accepted the position of campus minister. A life-long member of the Church of the Brethren, Hurst comes to McPherson from Westminster, Md., where he is currently working as Mid-Atlantic Regional Field Manager for AFS Intercultural Programs. As a manager he secures family and school placements for

Mid-Atlantic Disaster Auction Sets Record

The 2006 Mid-Atlantic Disaster Auction held May 6 at the Agricultural Center in Westminster, Md., set a record high total net income of $77,860.50, according to a report from committee member Roy Johnson. The record proceeds from the auction, which is sponsored by the Church of the Brethren, were announced at the May meeting of

Caring for Both Body and Soul in the Dominican Republic

By Irvin and Nancy Heishman The germ of an idea began to grow when pastor Paul Mundey heard pastor Anastacia Bueno of the San Luis Iglesia de los Hermanos (Church of the Brethren) in the Dominican Republic preach at the 2005 Annual Conference. He heard in her sermon the excitement of her dynamic and resilient