As of Sept. 1, Vicki Yoder will become chair of the Credentialing Ministry when Verle Brubaker steps down. Verle has accepted a new ministry opportunity in Pennsylvania and will be leaving the Conference shortly.

Vickie is part-time interim associate pastor at Sharon Mennonite Church in Plain City, and she recently retired from her work as a chaplain. She has served as a member of the Credentialing Ministry since 2016. She recently shared the story of how Shadow, a therapy dog, has assisted her work as a chaplain. You can read the story at