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Columnists for Anabaptist World contribute online and in our print publications.

Anthonia Onye

Anthonia Onye

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Anthonia Onye is regional minister for Southern California for Pacific Southwest Mennonite Conference.

Astrid von Schlachta

Astrid von Schlachta

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Astrid von Schlachta of Weierhof, Germany, is head of the Mennonite Research Center and lecturer at the University of Regensburg. As a historian, she has published widely on the history of Anabaptism, Pietism and the Estates in the Early Modern period. She is a member of the Mennonite congregation in Regensburg and on the board of the Associated Mennonite Churches in Germany (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Mennonitischer Gemeinden in Deutschland).

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Ben Tapper

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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Brad Roth

Brad Roth

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Brad Roth is pastor of West Zion Mennonite Church in Mound­ridge, Kan., and author of God’s Country: Faith, Hope and the ­Future of the Rural Church ­(Herald Press). He blogs at ­DoxologyProject.com.

David and Leann Augsburger

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.

Hendy Matahelemual

Hendy Matahelemual

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Hendy Stevan Matahelemual is an ordained minister in Mosaic Mennonite Conference and lives in Philadelphia. 

Isaac Villegas

Isaac Villegas

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Isaac S. Villegas serves as a pastor at Chapel Hill Mennonite Fellowship and is the president of the North Carolina Council of Churches.

Jennie Wintermote

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.

Jenny Gehman

Jenny Gehman

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Jenny Gehman is a writer and retreat speaker in Millersville, PA. Jenny writes a weekly devotional, Little Life Words, at jennygehman.com.

Jerrell Williams

Jerrell Williams

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Jerrell Williams is pastor of Salem (Ore.) Mennonite Church.

Joanne Gallardo

Joanne Gallardo

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Joanne Gallardo is pastor of faith formation at Berkey Avenue Mennonite Fellowship and campus pastor at Goshen College, both in Goshen, Indiana. Originally from northwest Ohio, Joanne is a graduate of Goshen College and Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Indiana. Besides 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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John D. Roth

John D. Roth

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John D. Roth - he is professor of history at Goshen (Ind.) College, director of the Institute for the Study of Global Anabaptism and editor of Mennonite Quarterly Review.

Kevin & Sarah Kehrberg

Kevin & Sarah Kehrberg

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Sarah Kehrberg lives in Swannanoa, N.C., and attends Asheville Mennonite Church.

Lucinda Kinsinger

Lucinda Kinsinger

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Lucinda J. Kinsinger, of Oakland, Md., is the author of Anything But Simple: My Life as a Mennonite and blogs at lucindajkinsinger.com.

Meghan Good

Meghan Good

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Meghan Larissa Good is teaching pastor at Trinity Mennonite Church in Glendale, Ariz., and author of The Bible Unwrapped: Making Sense of Scripture Today (Herald Press).

Melanie Howard

Melanie Howard

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Melanie A. Howard is assistant professor and program director of biblical and theological studies at Fresno Pacific University in California. She holds dual church membership in Mennonite Church USA and the U.S. Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches and is an active member at Willow Avenue Mennonite Church in Fresno, Calif.

Sarah Augustine

Sarah Augustine

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Sarah Augustine, a Pueblo (Tewa) woman, lives with her family in White Swan, Washington. She is the Executive Director of the Dispute Resolution Center of Yakima and Kittitas Counties, and is a member of Seattle Mennonite Church. She is co-founder of Suriname Indigenous Health Fund and the Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery Coalition.