* the Spirit of God that raised Jesus to life on that first Easter morning; and the Spirit of God living in us gives life to our mortal bodies. (Romans 8:11)
* Phil Schmidt will join Mandy Yoder on the pastoral team at Belmont Mennonite Church, beginning April 15; his installation service will be at the church on April 25. Phil recently concluded his ministry at Tabor Mennonite near Newton, Kansas.
* the work of Personnel Committee. Personnel Committee is appointed by Missional Leadership Team to assist MLT and staff (mostly the conference pastor) with personnel concerns. Personnel Committee’s work is known most to MLT and staff and is more visible when they coordinate and compile the three-year evaluations for staff. They also advise on personnel policy questions, such as implications of updated Fair Labor Standards Act guidelines several years.
* staff opportunities for time away from the office.