Five Things

Read up on what’s interesting this week. Our 5 things columnists offer their perspectives on current events, what’s inspiring them, and what is worth paying attention to right now.

Ben Tapper

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Ben Tapper is the host of the Invisible Truths podcast and the co-founder of the Kindred Collective which is an organization designed to address racial equity through consulting and healing dialogue programs. He has a bachelor of arts in political science from Manchester University, a master of public affairs from Indiana University and a master of divinity from Christian Theological Seminary.

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Jennie Wintermote

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Jennie Wintermote is a full-time mother and part-time librarian for the Western District Conference Resource Library in North Newton, Kansas. She is a member of First Mennonite Church in Newton, Kansas.

David and Leann Augsburger

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David and Leann Augsburger are two semiretired people (CA school psychologist, Fuller Seminary professor) who co-lead a home-based church (Peace Mennonite Church,Claremont, California) and volunteer to welcome, care and connect people in the San Gabriel valley.

Joanne Gallardo

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Joanne Gallardo is conference minister of Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference of Mennonite Church USA in Goshen, Indiana. Originally from northwest Ohio, Joanne is a graduate of Goshen College and Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Indiana. In addition to church work, Joanne has spent part of her career working in mental health. In her spare time, Joanne writes, sings in a women’s choir and enjoys spending time with friends.

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