Delegate News Fall 2015 #2

Leadership Team reports progress  in completing action steps On Sept. 23, 2015, the Ohio Conference Leadership Team (LT) met with a full agenda.  LT discussed the Sept. 2 All-Ohio Conference Pastors’ Meeting and the review of the Five-Year Plan which had been submitted by Myron Weaver, Paula Snyder Belousek, Wes Graber and Doug Zehr. Out of this discussion came the first…

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Fall 2015 Delegate News

Ohio Conference pastors meet for trust building, make recommendations Pastors representing 53 churches in the Ohio Conference met at Bellville, Ohio, to discuss their future recommendations relative to the relationship of the Ohio Mennonite Conference and Mennonite Church USA (MC USA). Pastors were divided into table groups with table leaders who used a modified Circle Process. The Leadership Team facilitated the meeting…

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Summer 2015 Delegate News #2

Conference minister accepts call to N.M. Conference Minister Tom Kauffman has accepted a call to a new pastoral position in Albuquerque, N.M. An excerpt of his letter to the Ohio Conference Leadership Team and staff giving details about this call is included below: I want to thank the Leadership Team for giving me flexibility in determining when my conclusion of…

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Summer 2015 Delegate News

Leadership Team to seek transitional conference leader A message for delegates from the Ohio Conference Leadership Team: The Leadership Team received the following in a letter from Wanda Stopher, regional pastor, on June 21, 2015: “I have been invited and accepted a call to candidate at First Mennonite Church in Bluffton, Ohio, for the role of Lead Pastor on June…

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Spring 2015 Delegate News

Leadership Team announces plans The Ohio Conference Leadership Team would like to keep Ohio Conference delegates informed about several developments. Please see the following announcements for details: Five-Year Plan Review The Ohio Conference Leadership Team has appointed a four-person team to review the Five-Year Plan*. This team is comprised of Doug Zehr, lead pastor of Oak Grove Mennonite Church in…

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