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Seven questions with…Alysa Short

1.19. 2017 Posted By: The Mennonite

Name: Alysa Short Home congregation: Central Mennonite, Archbold, Ohio Occupation: Coordinator of Volunteers for Ohio Conference 1. What is your earliest memory of church? I remember church from little on up. I probably remember Sunday school most as a little kid. We always opened up with singing time and I always enjoyed that part. We […]

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Seven questions with…Samuel Voth Schrag

1.10. 2017 Posted By: The Mennonite

Name: Samuel Voth Schrag Occupation: Pastor at St. Louis Mennonite Fellowship and member of the Mennonite Church USA Executive Board 1. Did you have a favorite Bible story as a child? If so, why was that story your favorite? My first real memory of Bible reading was at Camp Mennoscah in Kansas. At camp, they […]

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Seven questions with…Michelle Dula

1.6. 2017 Posted By: The Mennonite

Name: Michelle Dula Occupation: Pastor at Blossom Hill Mennonite Church in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and Member of the Mennonite Church USA Executive Board Photo: Michelle leads the congregation in a child dedication for baby James, with mother Lisa Cameron in the background. Photo provided.  1. What is your earliest memory of church? I grew up attending […]

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Seven questions with…Rodger Schmell

12.22. 2016 Posted By: The Mennonite

Name: Rodger Schmell Occupation: Pastor at Deep Run West Mennonite Church and moderator of Eastern District Conference 1. How did your call to pastoral ministry emerge? When did you first sense that God was calling you to this role? Well, it was kind of a strange thing. My wife and I had been working with […]

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Seven questions with…Diane Zaerr Brenneman

12.12. 2016 Posted By: The Mennonite

Name: Diane Zaerr Brenneman Congregation: West Union Mennonite Church, Kalona, Iowa 1. Can you think of one person from the congregation you grew up in that made a big impact on your own faith journey? I can think of a number, but I think the person who most comes to mind is Lorraine Wyse from […]

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Seven questions with…Kathy Bilderback

12.5. 2016 Posted By: The Mennonite

Name: Kathy Bilderback Home congregation: Evergreen Heights Mennonite Church, Boise, Idaho Occupations: Chair of Mennonite Women USA board, Part-time administrative pastor at Evergreen, bookkeeper at Presbyterian church and own a bookkeeping business 1. What is your earliest memory of church? I had to think deeply about this. Mostly it was Sunday school and vacation Bible […]

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Seven questions with…Jes Stoltzfus Buller

11.8. 2016 Posted By: The Mennonite

Name: Jessica Stoltzfus Buller Home congregation: Walnut Hill Mennonite Church, Goshen, Indiana Official title: Peace Education Coordinator for Mennonite Central Committee US 1. How did the church you grew up in talk about the concept of peace? What did you think it meant to be a pacifist Mennonite? I think growing up at Walnut Hill, […]

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