Previous experience in sales and as a youth pastor contributes to Del Hershberger’s effectiveness in promoting the short-term programs of Mennonite Mission Network. But even more than promoting programs, Del hopes to encourage every congregation to engage in God’s mission in their community and throughout the world. As the director of the Christian Service department, he supervises staff who recruit for and administer the DOOR, Mennonite Voluntary Service, Journey International, Service Adventure, SOOP, and Youth Venture programs.
Hershberger’s previous experience was working with the former Mennonite Board of Missions in a similar capacity and with youth ministry in Oregon.
His wife, Michele, teaches Bible and youth ministry at Hesston (Kan.) College. They are the parents of three adult children: Tara, Erin, and J.D. They attend Hesston Mennonite Church.