On June 15, 2022, Ohio Conference hosted a gathering for congregational pastors at Der Dutchman Restau­rant in Plain City. It was a time of fel­lowship and a chance to debrief after Mennonite Church USA’s spe­cial delegate assem­bly in Kansas City, Missouri, which was held May 27-30. There were 30 pastors present, representing 24 congregations. Ohio Conference was represented by our pastoral staff (Dick Barrett, Sherah-Leigh Gerber and Tony Doehrmann) and Conference Moderator Ken Sims.

While this gathering was a time for informal dialogue with our congregational pastors, a full-day retreat is scheduled for all active credentialed ministers of Ohio Conference on Tuesday, Aug. 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Upper Sandusky Public Library. The day will be facilitated by our consultant, Jeanne Zimmerly Jantzi, as part of our review and discernment process. We encourage all of our active credentialed ministers to take the time to attend that day.

Photos by Sherah-Leigh Gerber

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