Mennonite Women USA has named Cyneatha Millsaps executive director effective Sept. 1. She will replace Marlene Bogard, who will retire July 31.
Millsaps has been a columnist for The Mennonite magazine.
“We are excited for her passion and desire to lead, empower and strengthen women,” says Kathy Bilderback, board chair of Mennonite Women USA. “Millsaps is ready to serve as a bridge builder with diverse groups as she draws upon her past experience with our ministries while embracing the Mennonite theology and practice.”
Millsaps says, “I am grateful for the opportunity to work with women from all walks of life. I believe we are at a critical time in the life of the church and the voice and leadership of women is vital for the next generation. I look forward to learning from women everywhere, sharing your wisdom and hope as we move forward together.”
Bilderback added that the board is grateful for Bogard’s leadership, especially as Mennonite Women USA celebrated its centennial.
“We appreciate the many gifts she shared with and for our organization and wish her all the best in her retirement,” Bilderback says.