Handbook, Commissions & Appointments


Qualifications, Job Descriptions, and Guidelines for the Spiritual Leadership Team, Commission and Committee Members, Representatives, and Staff. View the the 2017-18 Handbook.




Commission Members (2017-2018)

The conference delegates, congregational secretary, and congregational chairperson have one-year terms; sponsors usually have two-year terms; everyone else generally serves three-year terms.

Caregiving (Deacons)

D. Richard Miller (chair) – 2018
Doug Baker – 2019
Judy Weaver – 2019
Trish Yoder – 2019
Bob Smith, Pastor

Christian Education

Laura Moshier (chair) – 2018
Nate Shenk – 2018
Patty Lehman – 2019
Joe Sawatzky – 2019
Trish Shenk – 2019
Joanne Gallardo, Pastor


Diane Beam (co-chair) – 2018
Ruth Hathaway – 2018
Diane Nafziger (co-chair) – 2018
Marcia Weaver – 2018
Susan Garboden – 2019
Sherry Hug – 2019
Denise Risser – 2019
Dan Schrock, Pastor


Ron Good – 2018
Anna Sawatzky (chair) – 2019
Rick Hostetter – 2019
Darin Short – 2019
Joanne Gallardo, Pastor

Stewardship and Finance

Aaron Wieand – 2018
Dale Snyder – 2019
Lisa Heinz (chair) – 2019
Dan Schrock, Pastor


Lois Stoltzfus Mast – 2018
Steph Wieand (chair) – 2018
Merrill Krabill – 2019
Grant Miller – 2019
Patsy Sherer – 2019
Mag Richer Smith, Pastor

Spiritual Leadership Team (Elders)

Richard Aguirre – 2018
Anita Mounsithiraj – 2018
Elisabeth Barahona – 2019
Dan Nafziger – 2019
Margaret Stoltzfus – 2019
Joanne Gallardo, Pastor
Dan Schrock, Pastor
Bob Smith, Pastor
Mag Richer Smith, Pastor

Congregational Chairperson

Dan Nafziger

Congregational Secretary

Denise Risser

IN-MI Mennonite Conference Delegates

Beth Berry
Daniel Grimes
An SLT representative
Joanne Gallardo
Dan Schrock


Commission Appointments (2017-2018):


Agape Committee – Sara Alvarez (2019), Jenny Hooley (2019), John Mast (2018), Dale Snyder (2018)
Everence Advocate – Phil Bauman
Safe Church Caring Team – Steve Garboden (2018), Phil Zimmerman (2018), Sarah Morrison (2019)
Small Group Coordinating Committee – Laura Horst (2017), Grant Miller (2017), Stephanie Wieand (2018), Dan Schrock (Pastor)
Special Needs Coordinators (meals) – Vanessa Adcock (2018)
Special Needs/Disabilities Team Coordinator – Cindy Baker (2018), Team member to come from each Commission.
Stephen Minister Leaders – Clare Krabill, Laura Moshier, Peter Shetler

Christian Ed.

Nursery coordinator/pictures on the classroom doors: Lindsy Diener-Locke
Children’s Music: Primary- Jenny Hooley, Lois Mast, Patty Lehman,
Andrea Bontrager Yoder.
Middlers-Seth Krabill
JYF sponsors: Linsey Locke, Seth Krabill, Laura & Jason Moshier (subs)
MYF sponsors: Molly Nebel, Alisha Snyder, Leah Unruh, Seth Miller, Grant Miller
Library committee: Lori Good, Eleanor Nafziger
Attendance record keeper: Diane Nafziger
Amigo/Friedenswald Camp Reps: Dale Snyder
Bethany partnership council: Mark Yoder
VBS coordinator/committee: Laura Moshier
Children’s Projects: Lydia Martin, Priscillah Metekai, Ruth Miller Roth, Deb Williams
Peace Club coordinator/team: Beth Berry, Patty Lehman


Coffee Manager – Darin Short
Funeral Meal Coordinator – Sue Ann Byler
Mennonite Women USA Representative – Sue Ann Byler
Visitor Committee – Abbe Buller, Ruth Roth, Joy Hostetter, Darin Short, Dan Adcock


Mission Bulletin Board Coordinator N/A
Missions rack beside the bulletin board N/A
Relief Sale Coordinating Council Tavi and Anita Mounsithraj (2018), Dan and Vanessa Adcock (2019),  Justin and Hannah Heinzekehr (2021)
Mennonite Mission Network Contact Person Sara Alvarez
Center for Community Justice Jenny Miller
Center for Healing and Hope Sherry Wenger
Goshen Interfaith Hospitality Network Coordinator Committee Ruth Roth, Linda Liechty, Lorraine   Pflederer
Goshen Ministerial Emergency Fund contact person Anna Sawatzky
Greeter Bulletin Coordinator Aaron Wieand
Habitat for Humanity Representative Pete Graber
LaCasa of Goshen Representative Dale Snyder
MCC (Mennonite Central Committee) Great Lakes Representative N/A
MDC Goldenrod Representative – Aaron Wieand
MDS (Mennonite Disaster Service) Representative – Dan Nafziger
MEDA (Mennonite Economic Development Association) Rep. – Ron Good
Peace and Justice Representative – N/A
Model School – Lowell Nafziger
Emergency Assistance – Anna Sawatzky

Stewardship and Finance

Custodian – Grant Miller
Offering Counters – Ron Good, Rick Hostetter, John Hooley, Diane Nafziger, Lowell Nafziger, Dick Ramer, Thelma Ramer, Denise Risser, Greg Smucker, and Karl Sommers
Treasurers – Curt Wenger, Ruth Hathaway, Thelma and Dick Ramer
Trustees – Phil Bauman, Ron Good, Amos Hostetler, John Mast, Lowell Nafziger, and Peter Shetler


Accompanist Coordinator – Patsy Sherer
Audio-Visual Coordinator – Phil Bauman
Children’s Time Coordinator – Stephanie Wieand
Offertory Coordinator – Greg Smucker
Song Leader Coordinator – Patsy Sherer
Usher Coordinator – Grant Miller
Visual Arts Coordinator – Merrill Krabill
Worship Leader Coordinator – Lois Stoltzfus Mast