Pauline Liu has resigned as the volunteer coordinator for Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS), a staff position working out of the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill. She concluded her work with the Church of the Brethren on Feb. 2.
Nathan Polzin has been hired by the Church of the Brethren as executive director of Discipleship and Leadership Formation, beginning April 10. This new position oversees a merged department that includes the Office of Ministry and Discipleship Ministries.
Randall Westfall has been called as the next camp manager of Camp Emmaus, a camp/outdoor ministry center affiliated with the Church of the Brethren Illinois and Wisconsin District. He will begin in the role in late August.
Heidi Gross has been named managing editor of Brethren Press, the publishing house of the Church of the Brethren. She will begin Feb. 6 in a part-time contract role and transition to full-time employment on June 19.
The Church of the Brethren’s South Central Indiana District has called Laura Stone as district executive minister beginning on Feb. 1. She is currently the chaplain at Timbercrest Senior Living Community in North Manchester, Ind., a position she has held since May 2018, and also is a spiritual director.
The Church of the Brethren’s Pastoral Compensation and Benefits Advisory Committee held a retreat on Nov. 14 and 15.
Michael Brewer-Berres and Emily Bowdle are concluding their work with the Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) office at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill.
LaDonna Sanders Nkosi has resigned as director of Intercultural Ministries for the Church of the Brethren, and as staff of Discipleship Ministries, effective Dec. 31. She has served in the position for three years, since Jan. 16, 2020.
Chidinma (Chidi) Chidoka has begun as a fellow at the Church of the Brethren’s Office of Peacebuilding and Policy in Washington, D.C.
The Church of the Brethren’s Michigan District has called Byrl Shaver as quarter-time interim district executive minister beginning Jan. 1, 2023.