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The word "together" in the Mission Network tagline, "Together, sharing all of Christ with all of creation," refers to both the congregations of Mennonite Church USA and international partners. In some cases, we work in formal partnerships including both, while in other situations the Mission Network is called upon to provide specific support for international partners.
"I thank my God every time I remember you, constantly praying with joy in every one of my prayers for all of you, because of your sharing in the gospel from the first day until now." - Philippians 1:3-5
Our intent is to do mission work together with others. Forming partnerships with churches and other groups around the world is an integral part of our history of respecting local initiatives and responding to their requests. Now, partnerships between U.S. clusters of churches or area conferences provide opportunities for churches in the United States as well as around the world to be in direct relationship with each other.
Initiative to form a partnership can come from either an international location or the United States. We encourage international churches to consider how their own gifts and resources could be complemented by a partnership. Sometimes, the vision is comprehensive and could connect in mutual ways with a U.S. church partner. In other cases, it may be more appropriate for the Mission Network to respond directly with a mission worker, funding, or connections to others internationally. When a vision emerges in the United States, the Mission Network also seeks partners who feel called to work together.
Alisha and Joshua Garber
Alisha and Joshua Garber are Resident Directors of Neumann Hall at LCC International University, Lithuania. Their responsibilities include fostering community life, housing coordination, and molding student leaders into world changers.
Amanda and Gamaliel Falla
Amanda and Gamaliel began working in Barranquilla, Colombia, in 2002 to develop a new congregation and to consolidate the emerging Caribbean Coast region of the Colombia Mennonite Church.
Brian and Kelly McPhail
Kelly and Brian McPhail are called to serve in China as teachers and administrators under Mennonite Partners in China. They seek to live out and share Christian values and calling in the fast-changing environment that is urban China today.
Brian and Noelia Fox
Brian and Noelia are working to support and strengthen the ministries of the growing Mennonite church in Burgos, Spain. They work with youth in the church and in the community, and explore local business opportunities.
Caleb will work with the leadership development program to prepare Ecuadorians to give leadership to Anabaptist churches. He will also provide pastoral accompaniment, especially in support of a new church developing in Calderón.
César Moya and Patricia Urueña
César Moya and Patricia Urueña of Iglesia Cristiana Menonita de Colombia serve through the Ecuador Partnership with the Colombian church, Central Plains Mennonite Conference, and Mission Network.
David and Rebekka Stutzman
Dave and Rebekka work locally and with the South German Mennonite Conference in the area of missional education.
David serves with the Quito Mennonite Church, supporting its congregational and local ministries.
Dennis and Connie Byler
Dennis teaches at a Protestant seminary near Madrid and edits "El Mensajero" the monthly paper of the Anabaptist network of churches in Spain.
James and Paula Hanes
Jim and Paula work with Mission Inter-Senegal. Their work in prayer ministry, coaching and mentoring church planters
Janie and Neal Blough
Janie and Neal serve on the staff of the Paris Mennonite Center in Saint-Maurice, a suburb of Paris. Neal also teaches at the Vaux-sur-Seine Evangelical Seminary, the Mennonite theology school (Bienenberg) and the Catholic University of Paris.
Justin Shenk and Valerie Showalter
Justin and Valerie work as community hosts with Clapton Park United Reformed Church, a creative urban congregation known locally as Round Chapel, in the East End of London.
Laura serves as the JCS International representative for Bayanhongor, a province 630 km (394 miles) from the capital city of Ulaanbaatar.
Linda is a staff member of the Paris Mennonite Center. She teaches Anabaptist theology, speaks at women's groups throughout French-speaking Europe, and teaches courses at the Vaux-sur-Seine Evangelical Seminary.
Margrit Kipfer Barron
A native of Switzerland, Margrit coordinates Christian education ministries of the Bolivia Mennonite Church.
Mark and Mary Hurst
Since 1990, Mark and Mary have served as resource people and pastors in Australia with the Anabaptist Association of Australia and New Zealand.
Scott works with the youth and young adults of the seven Mennonite churches on the Caribbean Coast.