Blog posts

Ken Gingerich reflects on 40 years with MC USA

9.6. 2016 Posted By: Mennonite Church USA

Longtime Executive Board staff member Ken Gingerich of Albuquerque, New Mexico, retired at the end of June from his role as creative director for Mennonite Church USA. This post originally appeared on Mennonite Church USA’s Menno Snapshots blog.  Which roles and responsibilities have you held over the years? My first job out of college was to […]

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I’ll take a cup of enlightenment with my dinner, please

4.4. 2016 Posted By: Lauren Francisco

Lauren Francisco is the newest blogger for The Mennonite online. She is a member of Calvary Community Church in Hampton, Virginia, and just began a year of service with Mennonite Mission Network in South Africa. Photo provided by Lauren Francisco.  Three plane rides, two cups of tea, one plate of chicken curry and I already feel […]

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Seven questions with…Ryan Harker

10.22. 2015 Posted By: The Mennonite

In an effort to highlight the many Anabaptists engaged in important work and ministry across the country and around the world, we’re starting a new series. Each Thursday, we’ll publish a seven question interview with a different Mennonite talking about their life, work, spiritual disciplines and influences.  Name: Ryan Harker Lives in: Elkhart, Ind. Home congregation: […]

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Reflections on 54 combined years of serving the church

10.9. 2015 Posted By: wearemenno

Long-time Executive Board staff members Carol Epp, office manager for convention planning, and Kathryn Rodgers, executive assistant, have concluded their time with Mennonite Church USA in the last year. (See the related article from Mennonite Church USA on staff transitions.) Kathryn transitioned to serve half time as executive assistant for Mennonite Education Agency in December 2014 […]

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I was in prison and you came to visit me

6.5. 2015 Posted By: wearemenno

Photo: Tina says, “I was able to pay Yojana’s bond last fall in September 2014 (her family and I did fundraising together), and I was able to pick up Yojana the day of her release so she could spend a couple of nights at our house before she traveled to her family in Houston. I […]

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Empowering peacemakers in your community: An Interview with Jarrod McKenn

7.16. 2007 Posted By: Tim Nafziger

This week I’m pleased to present an interview with Jarrod McKenna, a leader in the Emerging Church movement in Australia and founder of Empowering Peacemakers in Your Community, an organization that runs trainings on nonviolence and ecology in Australian schools, churches and prisons. Jarrod also won the Donald Groom Peace Fellowship, a national Australian peace […]

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Christian International Peacemaking Service: An Interview with Mark Cuthbert

6.23. 2007 Posted By: Tim Nafziger

This is the second in a series of interviews with members of the Root and Branch Network in the United Kingdom. Today’s interview is with Mark Cuthbert, director of Christian International Peace Service (CHIPS), an organization that focus small-scale development and reconciliation projects that train teams of local people in peacemaking. These teams, which aim […]

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