ELKHART, Ind. (Mennonite Education Agency, Mennonite Church USA) — The Board of Directors of Mennonite Education Agency (MEA) has suspended its six-month search for an executive director to pursue a possible leadership collaboration with the Mennonite Church USA (MC USA) Executive Board, according to Dick Thomas, MEA board chair. MEA is an agency of MC USA.

MEA has a history of collaboration with the Executive Board and other church agencies, including sharing staff, according to Glen Guyton, executive director of MC USA and ex-officio member of the search committee.

Thomas said that the executive director search process yielded an unexpected outcome, noting, “The search process led the board of MEA and the Executive Board to discuss how a shared staff person could provide leadership to MEA, foster continued collaboration with the MC USA Executive Board and allow both organizations to be the best stewards of financial resources provided by congregations and donors.”

To learn more, see the complete news release from MEA and MC USA: MEA-MCUSA Joint News Release – MEA Executive Director Search.