Cliff Brubaker has asked to be relieved of his involvement with the Gathered and Sent initiative at the end of January. He has come to realize that attempting to focus his time and energy on three jobs is more than he desires to tackle at this time. He will continue his half-time role as regional pastor for the Ohio Conference and his quarter-time position as a member of Zion Mennonite Church’s newly formed pastoral team.

Words cannot express our appreciation for his invaluable efforts on our behalf over the past year and a half, giving leadership to the Gathered and Sent program and the listening time he spent with congregations. We look forward to experiencing his helpfulness in the regional pastor’s role and wish him and Zion God’s blessing in his new role on their ministry team.

— Bob Sauder, Ohio Conference moderator