SLATE OF NOMINEES

 

Tim Lind

Tim Lind

Position: Board of Directors, Treasurer

Congregation: Florence Church of the Brethren Mennonite

Occupation: Retired (Formerly long-term worker with Mennonite Central Committee and Mennonite World Conference, primarily in Africa.)

Drew Strait

Drew Strait

Position: Ministerial Committee

Congregation: Keller Park Church

Occupation: Assistant Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins, AMBS

I’m married and have three children ages 10, 4, and 6mo. I was an interim pastor for three years at Living Water Community Church in Chicago, which is a part of MC USA in the Illinois Mennonite Conference.

Mark Roeschley

Mark Roeschley

Position: Camp Friedenswald Board

Congregation:  Mennonite Church of Normal

Occupation:  Farmer and Seed Business co-owner

Mark serves on the Student Mutual Aid Program committee at Mennonite Church of Normal and volunteers as usher and greeter.

He is married to Jane Thorley Roeschley, and they have 3 adult children and one grandchild.

Christine Guth

Christine Guth

Position: Board of Directors, Secretary

Congregation: Eighth Street Mennonite Church

Occupation: Retired

This year I am chair of the Mission and Service Commission at 8th Street Mennonite Church and serve on the church board. I served earlier terms on the board and commission as well. Before retiring I worked for Anabaptist Disabilities Network as Program Director. I currently volunteer with environmental restoration efforts, including at Camp
Friedenswald. I am also a volunteer gardener for Faith House and Hope House, ministries of Faith Mennonite Church.

During the pandemic I sewed and gave away thousands of masks. My husband is Bob Guth and we have two grown children

Sarah Werner

Sarah Werner

Position: Camp Friedenswald Board

Congregation: Columbus Mennonite

Occupation: teacher, editor, writer

Sarah Werner is a teacher, editor, and writer living in Columbus, Ohio. She teaches theology and
environmental justice courses at Pathways, an online seminary program operated by the United Church of
Christ. She is currently the senior book reviews editor for the Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and
Culture. She is a worship leader and youth sponsor at Columbus Mennonite Church, and is licensed for
education ministry in MCUSA through CDC. She earned her PhD from the University of Florida in 2015,
specializing in Religion and Ecology. Her dissertation focused on Mennonite environmental initiatives in the
US and Canada. She earned a Masters of Divinity from Candler School of Theology at Emory University in
2010. She writes poetry, essays, and fiction about environmental change. In her free time she enjoys hiking
and nature photography.

David Voth

David Voth

Position: Missional Church Committee

Congregation: Grace Mennonite Church, Pandora, Ohio

Occupation: Executive Director, Crime Victim Services

David helps lead worship services and is on the Pastor Personnel Relations Committee at Grace Mennonite. He graduated from Bluffton University in Social Work and from Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Peace Studies. His vocation has been assisting crime victims recover and in advocating for legislation and quality services for them. David’s wife Laura is enjoying retirement after a 37 year career at Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio in Bluffton. Their children and grandchildren live in Harrisonburg, Virginia and Goshen, Indiana.

Ruth Guengerich

Ruth Guengerich

Position: Ministerial Committee

Congregation: Silverwood Mennonite Church

Occupation: Retired

Brian Moll

Brian Moll

Position: Missional Church Committee

Congregation: Cincinnati Mennonite Fellowship

Occupation:  Pastor of Cincinnati Mennonite Fellowship

Alita Yoder Funk

Alita Yoder Funk

Position: Camp Friedenswald Board

Congregation: Silverwood Mennonite Church

Occupation: Nurse, Maple City Community Health Center

Steve Hartman Keiser

Steve Hartman Keiser

Position: Camp Friedenswald Board

Congregation: Milwaukee Mennonite Church

Occupation: Director of Undergraduate Studies and Associate Professor of English

I love all things language and I love running in Milwaukee and on Wisconsin’s amazing Ice Age Trail. Our family has been a part of CDC since grad school days at Columbus Mennonite. Never thought we’d be part of starting a church, but here we are now and Milwaukee Mennonite is 18 years old! Lori teaches middle school English in Milwaukee and our children are teaching (Lydia in Goshen), nursing (Sarah in South Bend), and acting (Simon in Chicago).

Jane Roeschley

Jane Roeschley

Position: Bluffton University Board of Directors

Congregation: Mennonite Church of Normal       

Occupation: Retired pastor, currently offering Spiritual Direction

Jane is retired from pastoral ministry and currently offers Spiritual Direction and co-leads Celtic Pilgrimages.  She is married to Mark Roeschley and they have 3 adult children and 1 grandchild. 

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