Monday, March 6, 2023

Mennonite Mission Network (Mission Network) Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer Mike Sherrill, Ph.D. resigned from his position effective March 1. The Mission Network board appointed Senior Executive of Ventures Marisa Smucker to serve as interim executive director and plans to conduct a national search for a permanent leader. 

About Mike Sherrill 

An ordained educator, scholar, administrator and leader with 25 years of global experience, Sherrill was a Mission Network international service worker from 2000-08, then transitioned to an international service associate until 2017 when he became Mission Network Director of Asia and Middle East. Sherrill assumed the executive director role upon the retirement of Stanley W. Green in 2020. 

Sherrill implemented and oversaw Mission Network's reorganization from 2021-22. 

About Marisa Smucker 

Smucker, a 2022 graduate from Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary with a master’s degree in Christian Formation, has experience in both international and domestic ministries. 

Smucker graduated from Goshen College with a degree in social work, and worked in various ministries, including participation in PULSE (Pittsburgh Urban Leadership Service Experience). While in Pittsburgh, she attended Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.   

In 2007, Smucker returned to her birth country, Costa Rica, where she assisted with short-term mission groups, and taught English. In 2015, she returned to the U.S. to accept a position as a church relations representative for Mission Network. In 2019, she began leading Mennonite Voluntary Service (MVS). In 2021, Smucker was named senior executive for ventures.  

Contact: Jennifer Hayes, director of marketing and communications, Mennonite Mission Network, jenniferh@mennonitemission.net, +1 (574) 501-4139. 


 

 

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