Janice Hershberger
Janice Hershberger

Ohio Mennonite Women’s Day of Inspiration will take place Saturday, April 8, at Crown Hill Mennonite Church in Rittman. Featured speaker Janice Hershberger will focus on the theme “Invitation to Rest,” based on Matthew 11:28-30.  Several workshops will be offered.

Janice Hershberger has an M.A. in pastoral counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary. She has been a clinical counselor for more than 20 years, currently working at SpringHaven Counseling in Mt. Eaton, Ohio. She has also received training in spiritual direction through Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Indiana, and enjoys working with people in that capacity as well. Her husband, Ernest, is a transitional pastor, and has served several congregations in the Ohio Conference. They have three adult children and four grandchildren. Janice enjoys bringing people together, family and friendships, biking, walking, reading, and spending time on her porch.

Note: In 2016, Janice Hershberger was scheduled to be the speaker for the OMW Day of Inspiration. However, that event had to be canceled due to inclement weather. She has graciously agreed to be the presenter for this year’s program.


Updated Schedule

9 a.m. —   Coffee and Rolls

9:45 a.m. —  Prelude

10 a.m. —  Opening Greeting to All —  Myrna Ramseyer
Worship in Song – Velma Shelter
Devotions — Beth Walsh
Business: Officers and Missionaries, Adriel, Camp Luz, and Sunshine Children’s Home
Introduction to Speaker
Speaker:  Janice Hershberger, counselor at Spring Haven  in Mt. Eaton, Ohio
“Invitation to Rest, The Burdens, The One who Invites”  Matthew 11: 28-30

Noon —  Lunch (donations appreciated)

1 p.m.  — Workshops
Card Stamping — Shari Riley and Wilma Barnhart ($2 fee)
Information and touring food pantry at Crown Hill – Myrna Ramseyer

2 p.m. — Worship in song
Special Music — Amy Ramseyer
Sharing —  “The Rest” — Janice Hershberger

3 p.m. — Closing