Chelsea Goss Skillen to direct Brethren Volunteer Service

Chelsea Goss Skillen has been hired by the Church of the Brethren as director of Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS). She is a graduate of Bridgewater (Va.) College with a bachelor of science degree in Liberal Studies, and of Regis University with a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership. She will begin working from the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill., on Oct. 24.

Zechariah Houser resigns as coordinator of short-term service

Zechariah Houser has resigned as the Church of the Brethren’s coordinator of short-term service, effective Aug. 12. He has worked for the denomination for close to a year, having started on Aug. 9, 2021. He will be entering a chaplaincy internship.

Emily Tyler resigns as director of Brethren Volunteer Service

Emily Tyler has resigned as director of Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS), effective Feb. 18, after three years in the position. She started as director of BVS on Feb. 4, 2019. She has been employed by the Church of the Brethren and BVS for almost 10 years, since June 27, 2012, when she began as coordinator for BVS recruitment and the Workcamp Ministry.

Brethren Volunteer Service holds winter orientation, seeks applicants

Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) will be hosting an in‐person orientation at Camp Bethel in Fincastle, Va., from Jan. 18 to Feb. 4, 2022. This winter Unit 330 will have four volunteers, three of which are coming through EIRENE, a partner organization in Germany.

Brethren Volunteer Service schedules Winter Orientation

Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) will be hosting its Winter Orientation for Jan 18-Feb. 4, 2022. The volunteers in Unit 330 will gather at Camp Bethel in Fincastle, Va. This Winter Orientation takes the place of the Fall Orientation that did not occur in October.

Brethren Volunteer Service seeks testimonies

Are you a former Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) volunteer? Do you have afond memory, a story to tell, or words of praise from your time in BVS? Do you love to talk about BVS, but have no one to talk to about it?