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Fall Lecture Series: "Reflections from a Life with MCC," Ann Hershberger

  • Harrisonburg Mennonite Church 1552 South High Street Harrisonburg, VA, 22801 United States (map)

Join us for a two-part Fall Lecture series on the theme of Service. This first installment features interim associate director of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), Ann Hershberger. A former professor of nursing at Eastern Mennonite University, Hershberger recently accepted the newly created position of interim associate director, and she will assist Executive Director J. Ron Byler in leading the organization during MCC’s centennial activities  over the course of the next 2-3 years.

From an EMU press release: “Hershberger has served on MCC boards since 1996, including 10 years from 2009-19 as board chair of MCC US.  She served with her husband Jim as MCC representative in Nicaragua from 1985-90 and again in 1999-2000. Her first service with the organization was in 1983 in El Salvador.

“The interim leadership role with MCC was “an unexpected, but clear calling,”  Hershberger said. “The interdenominational relationships I’ve built over the years through working with MCC will help me work within the organization as it adapts to important challenges. I am grateful that EMU has been my occupational home and the focus of my service to God and the church for many years, and I hope to continue the relationship after the interim position concludes.”

Read the full article here.

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