Marisa Smucker has been appointed executive director of Mennonite Mission Network, effective Jan. 23.
When Kristel Kennedy came to the Mennonite Church USA convention last July, she wasn’t expecting to emerge as a leader and organizer for Mennonites who work in public education.
Mennonite Church USA’s Hope for the Future conference will draw from Isaiah 58 for its theme, “Breaking Chains, Mending Walls,” Feb. 9-11 in Dallas. The annual conference provides space for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) leaders to share in mutual support and worship.
The Center for Community Justice in Elkhart, Ind, honored Lorraine Stutzman Amstutz, Mennonite Church USA denominational minister for Peace and Justice, for her work in restorative justice at an Oct. 21 event celebrating the 45th anniversary of its Victim-Offender Reconciliation Program, the first restorative justice program of its kind in the U.S.
The Mennonite Church USA Executive Board discussed strategies for the denomination’s convention and revitalization Oct. 18-20 in Cleveland.