Denom. Info - The Brethren Church

Denominational Information
The Brethren Church National Office
524 College Avenue
Ashland, OH 44805
Phone: (419) 289-1708
Fax: (419) 281-0450
Toll-Free: (877) 289-1708
[email protected]
www.brethrenchurch.org
National Office Staff
Kenneth Hunn
([email protected])
Executive Director / Acting Director of U.S. and International Ministries
Bill Ludwig
([email protected])
MissioChurch National Coordinator
Gary Diehl
([email protected])
Mobilize National Coordinator
Tony Van Duyne
([email protected])
Operations Manager
Ryan Smith
([email protected])
Leadership Development Coordinator
Paula Strickland
([email protected])
Office Coordinator
General Conference Organization
2015 General Conference in
Winchester VA at Grace Community Church
July 17-20, 2015
EXECUTIVE BOARD
Moderator ...................................................................................................... Emery Hurd
Executive Director ........................................................................................ Ken Hunn
Rep. from Ashland Theological Seminary.................................................... John Shultz
Term ending 2015…………………………………………………………...Steven Cole
Gene Geaslen
Term ending 2016……………………………………………………………Scott Soden
Dale Stoffer
Term ending 2017……………………………………………………………Pat Gravatt
Josh Coffee
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GENERAL CONFERENCE STANDING COMMITTEES
Nominating Committee:
Elders:
Ron Burns (chair)
Alan Schmeidt
Laymen:
Gene Geaslen, Don Kelley
Laywomen:
Kathleen Dowdy, Donna Machado Reed
Church Polity:
2015- John Swope
2016- Brenda Colijn
2017- Dan Acker
2018- Dale Stoffer (chair)
Ways and Means:
Jeanne Hlas, Andrea Beach, Jerry Fike, Janet
Hoffman, Billie Anne Massie (chair)
Conference Membership:
Bev Baker, Bobbi Gilmer, Sherry Houghton,
Rex McConahay, Bobbi McConahay, Donna RuLon,
Janet Hoffman
Rules and Organization:
2015- Brad Wiedenhamer (chair)
2016- Gerald Barr
CHAPLAINS
David Graetz—Chaplain Endorsing Agent
Chaplain, Brigadier General David Graetz -ARMY
National Guard
Chaplain, Lt. Matthew Incorvaia - AIR FORCE
National Guard
CPT Ron Walters-ARMY Reserve
Chaplain, CPT. Anthony Keim-ARMY
DENOMINATIONAL FAIR SHARE CONTRIBUTION
The Brethren Church denomination-wide budget for each year is established annually by the representative delegates from each
congregation at General Conference. We depend on local congregations and its members to fund this budget reflecting the vision and mission described elsewhere on this website. The largest part of our support comes from this Fair Share giving of local
Brethren congregations. Over the years various methods have been used to calculate Fair Share. Since 2008, Fair Share has been
based on 10% of the local congregation’s reported income. We ask that at the conclusion of each month each church send their
Fair Share support check to the National Office reflecting 10% of the previous month’s offerings.
For each dollar contributed through Fair Share, 80¢ is used to support the vision and mission of The Brethren Church, 10¢ is
sent to Ashland Theological Seminary for their general support, and 10¢ is sent to Ashland University to support their Center of
Religious Life and Campus Ministry. Each local congregation is also asked to contribute to the Brethren Relief fund. We ask
that each year an amount equal to $5.00 times the church’s annual average worship attendance be sent.
In addition to Fair Share, The Brethren Church also relies on the additional designated gifts of the local congregation, its classes
or organizations, and its members. This could be a personal gift for the Annual Fund, a gift from a Sunday School class to support a pastor or orphan in India, or a Faith Promise gift from a church to help support one of our Global Partners. The opportunities for designated giving are almost endless. For more information about designated gifts, please contact the Brethren Church
National Office at 1-877-289-1708.
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AUXILARY OFFICERS
Women’s Missionary Society
Youth Advisor Committee
President............................................... Gloria Radcliff
Vice-President...................................... Sherry Van Duyne
General Secretary ................................. Karen Weidenhamer
Asst. Secretary ..................................... Joan Merrill
Financial Secretary .............................. Pei Eng Burns
Treasurer .............................................. Janet Rufener
Literature Secretary.............................. Corky Fisher
Outlook Newsletter Editor ................... Corky Fisher
Devotional Guide Editor ...................... Amanda Dowdy
Sewing & Benevolence Coordinator ...
Ryan Smith
Tim Bordeaux
Luke Dowdy
Sara Moore
Winter Lawson
National Association of Brethren Church Elders
President............................................... Fred Miller
Vice-President...................................... Roger Stogsdill
Secretary-Treasurer .............................. Gerald Barr
Asst. Secretary-Treasurer..................... Richard Craver
OTHER ORGANIZATIONS AND INSTITUTIONS
Ashland University
Ashland Theological Seminary
President: Dr. William Crothers
Director of Religious Life: Jason Barnhart
Religious Life Network: Nate Bebout
Chairman of the Board: Lisa Miller
Ashland, OH 44805
Phone: (419) 289-4142
President: Dr. John Shultz
910 Center Street
Ashland, OH 44805
Phone: (419) 289-5161
www.ashland.edu/seminary
Retirement Fund, Inc
Brethren Peace Initiative
Facilitator: Phil Lersch
6301 56th Ave. N
St. Petersburg, FL 33709
[email protected]
Trustees
2015-Jim Thomas
2016-Jason Barnhart
Applications & Information - contact Stanley Gentle
@ Brethren Church National Office
Brethren Care, Inc., of Ashland, Ohio
Executive Director:
2000 Center Street
Ashland, OH 44805
Phone: (419) 289-1585
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Members: Ryan Gilmer, Matt Black, Carolyn,
Hagopian, Rich Hagopian, Mark Logan,
Chantal Logan, David Creekmore and Phil Lersch
OTHER ORGANIZATIONS (CONTINUED)
National Ordination Council
Dr. Harold Walton (Northeast)
(Ohio)
Rev. Bart Shaw (Indiana)
Rev. Tim DeLaughter
Rev. David Stone (Florida)
(Southeastern)
Dr. Emery Hurd (Midwest) Facilitator
Rev. Paul Stanley (N.California)
Rev. Dan Acker (Southwest)
Rev. Bill Ludwig (BCNO)
District Information
February 7, 2015…..…..……...Florida [email protected] Sarasota First Brethren
February 23-26, 2015………… .Pastor’s Conference…………[email protected] Myrtle Beach, SC
April 11, 2015 ........................... Ohio [email protected] Radial Church
April 25, 2015 ........................... Southeastern [email protected] Bethlehem Brethren Church
May 2015.................................. N. California ..........[email protected] Northgate Community Church
2015…. ……………………......Central Executive Board……..No Meeting this year
April 24-25, 2015………...…… Indiana………………………[email protected] Brethren Retreat Center
June 6-8, 2014……………...….Midwest………………………[email protected] Hayes, KS
June 12-13, 2015……………….Northeast [email protected] Camp Peniel
2015 ........................................... Southwest ..................................No Conference this year
District Conference Officers
Indiana District
(14-15)
District Pastor…..Tim Garner
Moderator………Dianna Teusch
Mod-Elect……….Open
Secretary………...Larry Stevens
Treasurer………..Waunita Tusing
MPCC Chair…….Ron Spyker
Missions Chair…..Rick Miller
MBR Chair………George Staller
Midwest District
(12-13)
Ohio District
(13-15)
Northeast District
(14-15)
Moderator .............. David Cooksey
Vice Moderator ..... Dave Creekmore
Secretary………….Paula Deardurff
Treasurer ............... Stanley Gentle
Asst. Treas.............
Statistician ............. Tom Wilder
Statuary Agent ...... Stanley Gentle
Moderator .............. Kathleen Dowdy
Mod-Elect………...Brad Fairman
Secretary ............... Chris Dull
Treasurer ............... Grace Grumbling
Southeastern District
(12-13)
Florida District
(13-14)
Moderator……....Chris Bowman
Mod-Elect……...Victor Haworth
Secretary………..Lana Bowman
Treasurer………….Angie Laurie
Asst. Sec & Treas .. Helen Arnold
Supervising Elder .. .Emery Hurd
Moderator .............. Tom Smith
Mod Elect .............. Mike Woods
Secretary ............... Vickie Helsley
Treasurer ............... Becky Hutzell
Moderator .............. Sergio Garza
Mod-Elect ............. Iris Helmuth
Past Mod………….David Stone
Secretary ............... Dianna Scribner
Treasurer ............... Martha Stone
Southwest District
Central District
(12-13)
Northern California District
(12-13)
Moderator .............. Mary Fult
Vice Moderator ...... Dennis Fult
Secretary ……...Audrey Larsen
Treasurer ................ Ellen Fisher
Board Chair ........... Clair Lathrop
Secretary ............... Terry Leach
Treasurer ............... Dan Zigler
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Moderator .............. Gary Maggard
Secretary ................ Carla Haskins
Treasurer................ Dave Thompson