Mennonite Church USA has named Lorraine Stutzman Amstutz as denominational minister for peace and justice, starting May 23. She will provide conference ministers, conferences and pastors with opportunities to strengthen Christ-centered peace and justice and serve as a liaison and coordinator for peace and justice initiatives throughout MC USA.
Stutzman Amstutz was coordinator of Mennonite Central Committee’s restorative justice program for over 25 years. She most recently served as foster care supervisor for COBYS Family Services in Lancaster, Pa.
Stutzman Amstutz graduated from Eastern Mennonite University and has a master’s degree in social work from Marywood University in Scranton, Pa. She replaces Sue Park-Hur, who has been appointed director of racial-ethnic engagement.