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I began as the fulltime pastor of Cincinnati Mennonite Fellowship June, 2015. I am drawn to pastoring at Cincinnati Mennonite Fellowship because the congregation has chosen to put down roots in the neighborhood of our church building. Oakley is a thriving neighborhood home to households across the economic spectrum. I join CMF is asking, what do we have to offer Oakley that will strengthen our neighborhood?
As a Mennonite pastor balancing mothering a young child and school aged student, I desire for myself what I offer the congregation –spaciousness. I pastor holding space in worship, a conversation, a meeting or a meal for quiet, listening, integration heart and head, humor and curiosity.
The principles that empowered the Anabaptist movement from which the Mennonites were born 500 years ago, remain relevant today. An understanding that each of us can read the bible and that together we interpret God’s meaning in the text as it intersects with our lives. This, paired with a clear call in Jesus’ teaching and life to live in ways of active nonviolent justice.
As a pastor of this active, engaged faith community, I encourage the cycle of living out faith and contemplation. Each of us has the capacity to experience God in our lives and to live more fully and deeply into following God in our lives and world. The Spirit enlivens us to live into ways rooted in justice and grace embodied by Jesus of history and Christ with us now.
I am glad to be back in the region where I began life being born in Dayton, Ohio. I grew up in the university cities including Columbus, Ohio. After completing a degree in psychology at Goshen College, I spent two years with Mennonite Voluntary Service in Washington, DC and then Seattle, Washington. I was drawn to larger cities; the messy kinetic energy, the intersectionality of communities, as well as food, art and music.
After working as a case manager in community mental health for several years in Seattle, I married by husband of 13 years, Bradley Kauffman, and worked in health care caring for transitions in a hospital and health care center. I attended seminary at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary followed by seven year of pastoring at New Creation Fellowship Church, a congregation of Mennonite Church USA.
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Mennonite Church USA encourages people and congregations to “Learn, Pray, Join” together for immigration justice in August and September. With regard to this initiative, Sue Park-Hur, MC USA denominational minister for Leadership Development said “The God who gathers...
Check out the Mennonite Creation Care Network (MCCN)! MCCN is rooted in the christian tradition as it encourages the Church to claim a biblical and theological foundation as it engages Creation care, discover the ties that bind all created things to one another and to...
The Mennonite and the Peace and Justice Support Network have been producing a podcast called Peace Lab! The podcast took a break in February and March and is now back with Melissa Florer-Bixler as its new co-host. Melissa is the pastor at Raleigh Mennonite Church,...
I've Got the Power! Naming and Reclaiming Power as a Force for Good features papers from the 2016 Women Doing Theology conference. It includes diverse voices and perspectives on power from women around MC USA. Topics discussed within include the strength of women in...
Mennonite Arts Weekend is a biennial gathering that brings together artists and art enthusiasts for a weekend of presentations, workshops, performances and worship, celebrating the power of creative expression in its many forms (fine arts, music, theater, writing, and...
The Anabaptist prayer book Take our Moments and Our Days is now available as a mobile app! The predominance of Jesus’ voice, space for communal reflection, and specific choices of Bible readings all mark this collection as having a distinctly Anabaptist flavor. Both...