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Seven questions with…Isabel Castillo

9.8. 2017 Posted By: The Mennonite

Name: Isabel Castillo Role: Shenandoah Valley Organizer with Virginia Organizing, Castillo also was recently honored as a “Movement Honoree” by Sojourners and was a speaker at the 2013 Mennonite Church USA Convention in Phoenix 1. You came to the United States from Mexico when you were six. Would you be willing to say more about […]

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Seven questions with…David Mishler

9.1. 2017 Posted By: The Mennonite

Name: David Mishler Role: Conference Minister for Allegheny Mennonite Conference and Pastor at Scottdale (Pennsylvania) Mennonite Church 1. What is your earliest memory of church? My earliest memory of church is singing songs as a primary or preschool student group before Sunday school. I loved singing and the upbeat children’s songs are a happy memory. […]

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Seven questions with…Merv Stoltzfus

8.4. 2017 Posted By: The Mennonite

Name: Merv Stoltzfus Role: Executive Conference Minister, Atlantic Coast Conference of Mennonite Church USA 1. What is your earliest memory of church? I remember being in a Sunday school class and having a teacher that I really liked. At that point, I knew that we went to church every Sunday and that this was my […]

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Seven questions with…Heidi Regier Kreider

6.27. 2017 Posted By: The Mennonite

Name: Heidi Regier Kreider Role: Conference Minister, Western District Conference Home congregation: Attending Faith Mennonite Church, Newton, Kansas; Member (and former pastor) at Bethel College Mennonite Church, North Newton, Kansas 1. What is your earliest memory of church? One of my earliest memories of church is in the Mennonite congregation at Nyanga, a village and mission […]

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Seven questions with…Steve Kriss

6.19. 2017 Posted By: The Mennonite

Over the next few weeks, we will be featuring seven question interviews with individuals who have transitioned into conference minister roles.  Name: Steve Kriss Role: Executive Conference Minister, Franconia Conference of Mennonite Church USA Start date: January 2017 Home congregation: Philadelphia Praise Center 1. If someone asks you what it means to be a Mennonite, […]

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Eight questions with…Yvonne Diaz

5.29. 2017 Posted By: The Mennonite

Name: Yvonne Diaz Hometown: Terlingua, Texas Home congregation: Iglesia Menonita Comunindad de Vida, San Antonio Member of the Mennonite Church USA Executive Board 1. What is your earliest memory of church? My parents were members of Iglesia del Calvario (Calvary Mennonite Church) in Mathis, Texas. The first few years of my life that’s where I […]

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Seven (or eight) questions with Alison Brookins and Ted Swartz

5.15. 2017 Posted By: Hannah Heinzekehr

Names: Alison Brookins and Ted Swartz Roles: Collaborators on the new play, Discovery: A Comic Lament Interview conducted by Hannah Heinzekehr.  1. Alison, you’re a seminary student and Ted, you’re a veteran actor and playwright. How did the two of you meet?  Alison: I tell the story this way. I saw a show of Ted’s […]

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