June 5, 2020
Missional Leadership Team Change
As part of stepping aside from leadership roles at Kalamazoo Mennonite Fellowship, Bess has withdrawn early from her term on Missional Leadership Team (MLT), as she and Will take time to open to what is next. Bess and Will were founding leaders for the congregation and stepped down last fall. MLT will miss Bess’s presence and contributions. Gifts Development Team is in contact with MLT about this recently opened position.
The killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and consequent demonstrations, has resonated with many in IMMC over the last weeks. This is a recent death among many African American deaths that have unfairly taken people from their families and friends. As we work to name our own systemic racism, we lament the inequities built into the culture in which we live. Let us not miss the opportunity to learn and grow, living into God’s righteous justice in our communities.