* In July two congregations completed their pastoral searches and called new pastors to join their leadership teams! In August the Ministry Credentialing Team is doing credential interviews and we are planning for credential/installation services at North Goshen and Walnut Hill in September.
* On August 23, Sharon Norton will receive a license toward ordination for her work as co-director of Europe and Africa with Mennonite Mission Network. The service will be held via zoom at Walnut Hill Mennonite Church.
* Sharon Yoder and trained search guides continue walking with five congregations who are in various stages of pastoral leadership transitions. Given Covid19, many contacts with pastoral applicants are happening via phone and zoom calls.