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 resigns as director of Intercultural Ministries
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 Chidoka begins as fellow at Office of Peacebuilding and Policy
Chidinma (Chidi) Chidoka has begun as a fellow at the Church of the Brethren’s Office of Peacebuilding and Policy in Washington, D.C.
Byrl Shaver named to interim post leading Michigan District
The Church of the Brethren’s Michigan District has called Byrl Shaver as quarter-time interim district executive minister beginning Jan. 1, 2023.
Daniel Rudy to serve as executive minister for Virlina District
The Church of the Brethren’s Virlina District has called Daniel L. Rudy as district executive minister beginning on Feb. 6, 2023. The district has called Emma Jean Franklin Woodard to serve a five-week interim role between the retirement of David Shumate on Dec. 31 and the beginning of Rudy’s service. Rudy has pastored Ninth Street
Beth Sollenberger concludes service as interim executive for Michigan District
Beth Sollenberger is concluding her service as interim district executive minister and member of the Michigan District Executive Leadership Team over the past several years. She has served in an interim role for the last several years, specifically during the calendar year of 2018 and then beginning again in May 2020. In January 2022, she was called to another interim term. She will conclude her service on Dec. 31.
Marie Willoughby to serve as co-interim executive for South Central Indiana District
South Central Indiana District of the Church of the Brethren has called Marie Willoughby as co-interim district executive minister, as of Oct. 15, serving alongside Anna Lisa Gross. She replaces Kay Gaier, who served in the position from Jan. 15, 2022.
Marissa Witkovsky-Eldred hired as interim coordinator of Short-term Service
Marissa Witkovsky-Eldred has been hired by the Church of the Brethren as interim coordinator of Short-term Service, beginning Oct. 3 as a remote employee working from Washington, D.C.
Precious Earley to direct communications for Eder Financial
Precious Earley has accepted the position of communications director for Eder Financial (formerly Brethren Benefit Trust), to start Sept. 26. She brings a wide array of skills and experience to the position.
Barry LeNoir to depart as director of Camp Bethel in Virlina District
The Outdoor Ministries Committee of the Virlina District of the Church of the Brethren announces that Barry LeNoir, director of Camp Bethel in Fincastle, Va., will depart his role on June 30, 2023. He began his service on Aug. 19, 2002.