Anabaptism at 500 announces advisory group members

June 27, 2022

Harrisonburg, Va.—In February, MennoMedia put out a call for members to join the advisory group for the new venture, Anabaptism at 500. Nearly 50 qualified people applied, and eight were chosen to serve for the next three years. The advisory group will offer expertise and perspectives in various meetings and subcommittees and ensure that Anabaptism at 500 remains in close conversation with the varied congregations that MennoMedia serves. The group’s first meeting was held on April 28, 2022. “We want to pay close attention to what the church is looking for—not just as we work on the Anabaptist Bible, but for all the projects related to Anabaptism at 500,” said John Roth, project director. The advisory group was chosen to represent a wide range of congregations and people. The eight advisory group members are Sarah Augustine (Yakima Valley, Wash.), Sandra Baez (Kitchener, Ont.), Korey Dyck (Winnipeg, Man.), Dennis R. Edwards (Chicago, Ill.), Gerald J. Mast (Bluffton, Ohio), Jonny Rashid (Philadelphia, Pa.), Sara Wenger Shenk (Waynesboro, Va.), and Lisa Weaver (Madison, Wis.). They will serve alongside three MennoMedia staff members: Joe Hackman, John D. Roth and Mollee Moua. “We hope this process will enable a wide range of folks to share in the Anabaptism at 500 vision, and that doing so will contribute to the renewal of the Anabaptist-Mennonite church today,” said Roth.


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