Ministry Credentialing Team (MCT) had meaningful conversation with Sophie Lapp Jost, hearing her reflections about her pastoral ministry and upcoming ordination. Sophie is a pastor at Bammental Mennonite Church in Germany and will be ordained by Joanne Gallardo at College Mennonite Church on July 16.
At our May meeting, MCT listened to several painful stories from past credentialing interviews. Terri Geiser provided pastoral presence for our team as we listened, acknowledged our wrongdoing, tearfully released our guilt, and were overwhelmed by God’s amazing grace. If you, or anyone you know, has been harmed by our credential practices, we invite you to share your story with us. We want to create spaces for healing and release as we continue our reparation process. See the letter from MCT here.
Leadership Enhancement Team is pleased to welcome Dr. Barb Slagel and Craig Oury to Leadership Enhancement Team, affirmed by delegates June 10.