Indiana-Michigan Conference announces new co-leaders

Sharon Yoder, left, and Joanne Gallardo have been named conference co-ministers of Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference of Mennonite Church USA. — Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference Sharon Yoder, left, and Joanne Gallardo have been named conference co-ministers of Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference of Mennonite Church USA. — Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference

Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference of Mennonite Church USA has named two conference co-ministers. Delegates voted to name Joanne Gallardo to a three-quarter time role, joining Sharon Yoder, who was affirmed in January.

Originally from Wauseon, Ohio, Gallardo is on the pastoral team at Berkey Avenue Mennonite Fellowship in Goshen, Ind., and campus pastor at Goshen College. Yoder is currently conference pastor for leadership transitions.

The co-ministers are beginning July 1, succeeding conference pastor Dan Miller, who announced in September his intention to conclude his role this summer.

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