A prayer for mercy

Prayer written by Carmen Schrock-Hurst, Eastern Mennonite Seminary Leader: Lord we gather today facing uncertainty, anxiety and fear as the world struggles with the unknowns of Covid-19. We confess that we are troubled by rapidly changing events and we worry about how the ripple effect of this crisis may impact our own day to day […]

Are you going to keep going to a spiritual director your whole life?

Suzy Brugger Kanode recently graduated from Eastern Mennonite Seminary where she also earned a spiritual direction certificate through the Summer Institute for Spiritual Formation. She serves as an elder in a new Mennonite church plant in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and works part time as a client advocate at AVA Care of Harrisonburg.   Are you going to […]

Following Jesus with those around us

Wayne Speigle has been a pastor in various Mennonite congregations in Virginia and Eastern Pennsylvania, served on several nonprofit boards and enjoys travel.   Confession: when I was a student at what was then called Eastern Mennonite College, a friend and I found some dowdy looking overcoats and hats, and we wore them and carried […]

When the Community Shows up at Your Door

By Danilo Sanchez Danilo Sanchez has been a pastor at Whitehall Mennonite Church and Ripple in the Lehigh Valley for the past 5 years. In 2018 he started serving as the RCI Village Housing Director for Ripple Community Inc. Danilo also works for Franconia Conference as the Youth Formation Pastor connecting with churches in the […]

Widening the Circle: Talkin’ Bout a Revolution

Rhoda Blough is an Everence® Stewardship Consultant who works with congregations and individuals, helping them integrate faith values with finances through a wide variety of Everence stewardship services. She earned a seminary degree from Eastern Mennonite Seminary in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and will be a presenter at the upcoming Women Doing Theology conference.   I remember vividly a […]

Leaders of the future: Love, take courage, imagine and don’t go it alone

Iris de León-Hartshorn is the director of Transformative Peacemaking for Mennonite Church USA. This is the third in a three-part blog series based on a presentation Iris gave on leadership at Eastern Mennonite Seminary in January 2018. In this time of such turmoil in our church and society, I have reflected on what church leaders need to […]

Ervin Stutzman

Stutzman se retira de su rol de director ejecutivo

CIUDAD DE KANSAS, Misuri (Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU.) – Ervin Stutzman, director ejecutivo de la Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU., anunció su retiro, el cual se hará eficaz en la primavera del 2018. Ha servido en este rol desde enero del 2010. El anuncio llegó el jueves 30 de marzo, durante las reuniones de […]

Ervin Stutzman

Stutzman to retire as executive director in 2018

KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Mennonite Church USA) – Ervin Stutzman, executive director of Mennonite Church USA, has announced his retirement effective in spring 2018. He has served in the role since January 2010. The announcement came on Thursday, March 30, during the meetings of the church’s Executive Board, the body that is responsible for calling and […]

Love is a Verb

Love is a Verb: What Chaplains Can Teach Us About Non-Coercive Love

By Kate Lichti (Mennonite Church USA) — As Mennonite Church USA lifts up “Love is a Verb” stories from around the church, Kenton Derstine, director and supervisor of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) and associate professor of Supervised Ministry at Eastern Mennonite Seminary in Harrisonburg, Virginia, reminds us that transformational ministry is happening outside of the […]

Financial education for seminarians makes a difference

Beryl Jantzi is director of Stewardship Education for Everence. Everence currently partners with four seminaries (Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Ashland Theological Seminary, Bethany Theological Seminary and Eastern Mennonite Seminary) assisting students with personal money management life skills. The first three seminaries listed above also participate, along with 64 other seminaries across the country, in a […]