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District News & Announcements

August 2021

"District News and Announcements” is a monthly e-newsletter for members and friends of the Church of the Brethren in the Northern Plains District.  District Leaders, Commissions, Committees, and those doing special ministries share information on programs and activities.  Local churches share news and invitations.  Send submissions by August 25th for inclusion in next month’s newsletter to Hannah Button-Harrison, Director of Communications, communications@nplains.org.

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In this issue

  1. 2021 DISTRICT CONFERENCE: AUGUST 6-8, 2021
  2. DC Young Adult Worship Service
  3. Camp Pine Lake News
  4. Panora Pancake Breakfast & Ice cream social
  5. Disaster Ministries Building Project, King Lake, NE
  6. Continuing Education Courses
  7. Holiness in our Midst
  8. Leadership Development Musings
  9. National Youth Conference 2022
  10. Feeding America campaign for the Northern Plains District
  11. NOAC Scholarships
  12. CoB Olympic Athletes
  13. Congregational Newsletters

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Calendar of Events | District Staff & Leadership Contacts | Documents & Resources

Banner photo: Campers and counselors acting silly.  Photo by Betsy Kuecker. Send in your photos for future newsletters!  Email communications@nplains.org.

1. 2021 DISTRICT CONFERENCE: AUGUST 6-8, 2021

Ida Van Westen, District Conference Support
dc-support@nplains.org | 507-360-7387


2021  District Conference

Virtual District Conference August 6-8, 2021
Theme: ‘Humble Service’, Moderator Paul Shaver

District Conference is THIS WEEKEND!  Make sure it is on your calendar!  The planning committee has mostly wrapped things up for our 2021 Virtual District Conference.  We have three wonderful worship services planned, 3 great insight sessions, question and discussion times with two of our speakers, a business session and some fun activities taking place on Zoom.  Please see the information below and look at the website (nplains.org/dc2021) for additional information.  If you have any questions about District Conference, please reach out to Ida Van Westen, District Conference Support at 507-360-7387, dc-support@nplains.org or 21284 Knauf Ave, Reading MN  56165
 
Zoom Link or Numbers to Join:  All events will be held through the Zoom platform. 
·         Use this link to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83317058948?pwd=a2ZJNlh4Q0pXUjY3MnFhVkZLUHZmUT09
·         Or this one tap number: +13126266799,,83317058948#,,,,*978850#
·         Or dial 312 626 6799, followed by this Meeting ID 833 1705 8948, and this Passcode 978850.
 
Zoom Practice Session: A pre-conference session for those wanting to make sure they can login to Zoom and wishing to practice using Zoom is scheduled for August 5 at 7:00 pm.  During Conference, if you have trouble joining or lose your connection, please try connecting again.  If problems persist, contact one of these persons for assistance:
·         Hannah Button-Harrison: 515-460-5365
·         Tim Button-Harrison: 641-485-5604
·         Paul Shaver: 540-292-9457
 
Schedule for District Conference: Click HERE to view. 
Friday, August 6 
·  10:00 a.m. - Executive Committee Meeting
·  1:00 p.m. - District Board Meeting
·  7:00 p.m. - Worship - Moderator Paul Shaver preaching
·  7:45 p.m. - Fun fellowship time – fundraiser for youth
Saturday, August 7
·  9:00 a.m. - Worshipful Work
·  12 noon - Lunch fellowship
·  1:00 p.m. - Special music
·  1: 30 p.m. - Worship – Bethany Seminary President Jeff Carter preaching
·  2:30 p.m. - Questions and discussion with Jeff Carter
·  3:30 p.m. - Children and youth age group activities
·  7:00 p.m. - Young adult worship service
Sunday, August 8
·  9:00 a.m. - Insight session with Linda Lantz
·  10:00 a.m. - Worship - Dava Hensley, Pastor of First Church of the Brethren, Roanoke, VA, preaching
·  11:00 a.m. - Questions and discussion with Dava Hensley
·  1:00 p.m. - District Board reorganization
 
Booklet for District Conference:
·         Delegates were mailed a paper copy. 
·         Non-delegates may find and download the booklet for free at nplains.org/dc2021 or here

Registration for District Conference: 
If you have not yet registered, do so online HERE so we can send you notices and have a record of those in attendance. There is no cost for this general registration.

Donation Link: 
Please use this link to make a donation to support the ministries of Northern Plains District and to support the District Youth who will be raising funds during the fellowship time after the Friday evening worship service to pay for transportation costs to the 2022 National Youth Conference:

Conference Insight Sessions:
·         August 8 at 9:00 a.m., Linda Lantz, member of Panther Creek Church of the Brethren, will lead a session titled: “How has social distancing changed how we do church?”  Description: Many churches adopted virtual worship and other means to maintain social distance during these infectious times.  None of those fully compensate for Christian worship as an in-person, side-by side experience. When the social flood gates open, not everyone will want to use their newfound freedom in the same way.  The Zoom link and numbers for this session is listed at the top of this article and is the same as for all District Conference events.  
·         On July 6 an insight session was held with Jeff Carter, President of Bethany Theological Seminary.  It is posted at nplains.org/dc2021 or may be viewed here.
·         On July 20 an insight session was held with Dava Hensley, Pastor at the First Church of the Brethren in Roanoke, VA, titled “Who is my Neighbor?”  It is posted at nplains.org/dc2021 or may be viewed here.

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2. Young Adult Worship Service, August 7th, 7pm

Jess Hoffert, Common Spirit COB
jess.hoffert@gmail.com

All Northern Plains District young adults (ages 18-35) are encouraged to attend a special Zoom worship service featuring a variety of contributions from our talented young adult community. We'll be exploring what our Brethren heritage means to us through scripture, reflection, prayer and song. To access the service live at 7pm on August 7, please email jess.hoffert@gmail.com for login info before the event. The service will also be recorded for those who can't make it at that time. Hope to see you there!

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3. Camp Pine Lake News

Betsy Kuecker, Camp Director
(641) 939-5334 | camppinelakedirector@gmail.com
Rhonda Pittman Gingrich, Camp Program Director
(612) 239-6214 | rpgingrich@yahoo.com

All Ages Camp to Feature David Radcliff, Live Music, Aaron Beck Brunk Sept. 3-6

Friday, September 3 - Monday, September 6

Official start time: Arrival between 5-7 p.m. Friday, September 3

Official end time: 10 a.m. Monday, September 6

Fees: $40 per day per person

Join us for All Ages camp on Labor Day weekend! You can come and go as you please for any part of the weekend or commit to the fun from start to finish. Just like the name suggests, this camp is for everyone, but children under 18 must attend with an adult.

The 2021 camp theme is Creation Speaks!, and we are excited to welcome David Radcliff, Director of New Community Project (NCP), to help us see how God speaks to us through Creation not just at camp, but throughout the world.

NCP seeks to teach us how to build communities of justice and peace through experiential learning, earth care and sponsorship of projects to create opportunities for people of all ages. Radcliffe will share the compelling stories of his travel and connection with communities throughout the globe. Check out New Community Project to learn more about its mission.

On Saturday, Sept. 6 at 6:30 p.m., Tree-O will take the stage in the outdoor shelter. Tree-O includes Cathy on vocals and guitar, Marcy Schneider on violin and Bruce Rieks on guitar. Bruce is a neighbor just down the road in The Pines.

Former Camp Chef and camper Aaron Beck Brunk will join us to host a creative Saturday night dinner. Don't miss out! Register today: https://bit.ly/3xY2rb0

 

CPL to Host NOAC Watch Party Sept. 6-10

Please share this event with your friends aged 50+ in the District.

You're invited to enjoy the online Church of the Brethren National Older Adult Conference (NOAC) in the company of your Northern Plains friends at Camp Pine Lake. You are welcome to attend all or part of the gathering at camp, and it's simple to reserve your spot today.

1. First, you must register for NOAC online. Click here to register: https://www.brethren.org/discipleshipmin/noac/

*If you are interested in a scholarship to support your registration, contact Alta Gahm at a_gahm@yahoo.com or (712) 310-7099.

2. Contact Betsy Kuecker at Camp Pine Lake to reserve your attendance on-site at camp. She can then build you an individualized invoice for your attendance, stay and meals.

Week-long meal ticket = $75
Daily meal ticket = $20

Overnight stay at camp = $20

You can reach Betsy at camppinelakedirector@gmail.com or (641) 939-5334.

See more online at https://www.camppinelake.org/noacwatchparty

 

CPL Drama Day Camp Production: Friday, August 13 @ 7 p.m.

CPL will host its first drama day camp August 9-13, and nearly 30 campers and counselors will stage The Secret of the Sphinx on Friday, August 13, 7 p.m. at the New Providence Roundhouse, 104 N. Main, New Providence, Iowa. Everyone is welcome to attend the production. In lieu of tickets, there will be a freewill offering.

The hour-long musical will feature a cast of local campers aged 7-16, three UNI Theatre for Youth teaching artists, and CPL stars including Trevor Haren, Sidney Haren, Raechal Sittig-Esser, Sarah Michael and Aiden and John Kuecker. 

Campers can still register for this camp, too. See all the details at https://bit.ly/3c56rh4

 

CPL Open to Congregations Free of Charge

Camp will open its shoulder seasons to Northern Plains District churches free of charge. Congregations can come for a day or weekend at no cost during April, May, September or October. Food is not included. If you are interested in scheduling a visit to CPL, contact Betsy at camppinelakedirector@gmail.com or (641) 939-5334.

 

Song and Story Fest to Come to Camp

The 2022 Song and Story Fest will be held at Camp Pine Lake July 3-9, 2022. Details to follow! Mark your calendars now to attend or volunteer to help make it happen.


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4. Panora Pancake Breakfast and Ice Cream social - Aug. 7 & 8 

Roger Tallman, Panora COB
rogertallman@live.com

August 7, 2021 Panora Church of The Brethren will be serving a pancake breakfast in conjunction with Panorama Days celebration.  It will be at the Panora Community building  in Panora and will serve from 7:00 A M til 12:30 P.M.  Pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, coffee, milk and juice.  It is a free will offering and proceeds go to our roofing project.  [Poster]

August 8 also in conjunction with Panorama Days celebration we will be hosting our ice cream social.   This will be at the Brethren church 2946 -200th Rd in Panora.
A gospel group will be featured from 5:00 P M to 600 P M.   Ice cream, Pork Loin sandwiches, desserts and ice cream will be served from 6:00 P M to 7:30.  It is a free will offering and again will be used for our roofing project.  [Poster]

5. Disaster Ministries Building Project, King Lake, NE

Matthew Kuecker, District Disaster Coordinator
matthewkuecker@yahoo.com

I am happy to announce that There will be a building project his fall in King Lake Nebraska (just west of Omaha).   

The work will take place over a two week period of October 3-9 and October 10-16.  Volunteers will be limited to 15 per week.

This community was hit hard by floods in March of 2019.  We were scheduled to help in this community last year but was canceled due to the pandemic but the need is still there. If you would like to more information or would like to sign up please let me know as soon as possible as space is limited.  

Please consider helping out our neighbors if possible.  Also, as a bonus our very own Bruce “Doc” Johnson will be part of the leadership team these weeks.

Please contact Matt Kuecker for more information.

6. Continuing Education Courses

 

Brethren Academy

Interim/Transitional Ministry: More than Mere Maintenance
Tara Hornbacker
Sept. 15 - Nov. 9 2021
Registration Deadline: Aug. 11

Introduction to New Testament
Matthew Boersma
Oct. 13 - Dec. 7 2021
Registration Deadline: Sept. 7

The Shape of Ministry in a High-Tech World
Dan Poole
Oct. 13, 22-24, Nov. 3, 2021
Registration Deadline: Sept. 17

7. Holiness in our Midst - On Horizon-Expanding Experiences

Janis Pyle

janispyle@yahoo.com
 

Story Circle Prompt: Do you have a horizon-expanding experience (or experiences) to share?

This question is inspired by an event that happened Tuesday, July 20, 2021. Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and of spaceflight company Blue Origin, flew into suborbital space with other civilian passengers in a rocket named New Shepard. Upon landing, he was interviewed by NBC’s Stephanie Ruhle about the horizon-expanding experience. 
"It's amazing. There are no words. I’m not talented enough to put this into words. When you look at the planet, there are no borders," Bezos said. "It’s one planet, and we share it and it's fragile."
He added: "We have to build a road to space so that our kids and their kids can build a future. We live on this beautiful planet. You can’t imagine how thin the atmosphere is when you see it from space." (Personal note to Mr. Bezos: Hopefully, you can use some of your resources to make our lovely Earth a cleaner, safer, more equitable place. Note to self: Same message.)
Bezos’ reactions to his flight touched me and prompted me to contemplate my own horizon-expanding experiences. Three came to mind:

When I was in my early twenties, I was a reporter for the Canton (IL) Daily Ledger. A trainer at a skydiving center in Peoria offered to pay for my jump school if I would write about the experience. I went for it! I jumped out of a small aircraft. From 10,000 feet above an Illinois field, I could see a big X where I would land. But all my fears suddenly turned to joy. I hadn’t anticipated the life-changing impact of a minute of free-falling. I hummed “Up, Up and Away” by the group, The 5th Dimension:
 
Would you like to ride in my beautiful balloon
Would you like to ride in my beautiful balloon
We could float among the stars together, you and I
For we can fly, we can fly
 
Caught up in the flying part, I landed with quite a thud, but also with a wider perspective on adventuring through life.
 
In my early twenties, I was on a vacation trip to the Everglades. I was awakened in my motel room well past midnight by some primal force. I sat on the floor and looked out the large plate glass window into another eon. I was made aware that the world was millions of years old and would be here long after I was gone. The deep, dark, mysterious jungle-y beauty of the Everglades was lit by moonlight. I felt connected to the Earth in a once-in-a-lifetime way. Past, present and future problems seemed insignificant. I stayed there, transported, for a long, long time.

In 2002, I was on a night flight over the Sahara Desert from Amsterdam enroute to southern Sudan. For hours, I could see nothing but a few pinpoints of light. The vastness and darkness of the beautiful ancient land of Africa seeped into my soul and stayed. 

FOR PERSONAL/JOURNAL REFLECTION:

  1. Read the above reflection. In your journal, answer the question: Have you ever received “postcards” from God? What were the images or messages?

FOR GROUP STUDY:

  1. Read aloud Session CVII.
  2. Ask each person to answer the Story Circle Prompt. 


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8. Leadership Development Musings

Barbara Wise Lewczak, Minister of Leadership Development
bwlewczak@minburncomm.net | 515-240-0060
Laura Leighton-Harris, Minister of Leadership Development
ontheshortside@hotmail.com | 712-322-1872


 

For this month’s article, Barbara and I thought it would be good to share some of the questions/thoughts/nuggets from Tod Bolsinger who led a Plenary Session at Annual Conference. Some of you may have attended his session and if so, great. I really enjoyed it and found what he had to say resonated pretty loudly for me.

Tod’s session was Doing Church in Uncharted Territory and I’m going to list those things that stuck with me and invite you to reflect on them and really ponder those questions he is asking.

**Applies to any type of change, not just a pandemic or sudden crises

*How do we live in a rapidly changing world? Adjust? What have we learned during this pandemic?

*How do we do church?

*Adaptive Principle #1: People don’t resist change, they resist loss!!!!

*Adaptive Principle #2: For change to last, it must be a healthy adaptation of the “DNA” of the group

*Discerning our code/Tell stories/Tell who you are

*Shared from Allen Enid: What’s the reason for our being?

*To be a learner means to be a disciple!!

*Rules for Uncharted Territory: Learn as you go & adaptation is key

*Two stages of going through Uncharted Territory: Acute, which is akin to a Blizzard Mentality & Adaptive, which is akin to an Ice Age Mentality

*Leadership seizes the opportunity of moments like this to hit the organizational reset button

I really liked that Tod began by sharing this applies to any type of change not just this pandemic or when we have a sudden crisis because a lot of conversation has centered around the pandemic and having to adjust but when I reflect on this statement I can go back and see situations where I’ve done church in uncharted territory.

I also really appreciated the statement about change and how we sometimes joke about resisting that but deep down it’s that loss and how stark that was this past year in all facets of our lives.

The other statement I want to point out is this one: Leadership seizes the opportunity of moments like this to hit the organizational reset button. I would be interested in knowing what those moments looked like/are looking like for you in your ministry context and how has that been received.

I think, at some point and time, aside from the pandemic, we are all going to be doing church in uncharted territory in some form or fashion, and this session from Tod has begun that conversation and laid a foundation to be proactive for those times.

Continued blessings upon your ministries and be in touch with Barbara and I to share your thoughts on this as well as if we can be of assistance in any way.

Laura & Barbara


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9. National Youth Conference 2022

Natalie Bellis, District Youth Advisor
DN-Bellis11@hotmail.com | 515-508-9704
Krystal Bellis, District Youth Advisor
krystal.bellis16@gmail.com | 515-633-7870

Hello Brethren Youth!

As you may know, National Youth Conference is next year. (2022) That being said, it is time to start getting organized! Please reach out to the youth in your congregation and talk to them about this. This is a great opportunity to connect with other brethren youth from all across the country. Youth will grow in their faith, complete service projects, do recreational activities, and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Fort Collins, Colorado. This is available for youth in 8th grade-freshmen in college. 

Fundraising

A big part of National Youth Conference is fundraising. Due to covid we are a little further behind on this as a district. We want to make sure that everyone who would like to go to National Youth Conference is able to go. If you need help thinking of Fundraising ideas, please reach out to your church leaders, district staff, or senior youth coordinators. Some ideas would be things such as car washes, ice cream socials, pie auctions etc. 

How to get more Info?!

Please join us on the Friday of district conference! This is where we will talk about all things related to NYC! We will talk about fundraising options, transportation, registration, and lots more! This is a great chance if you are not quite sure, or you want to be able to spread the good news! Please do your best to have at least one member from your church in order to be able to get all the information out. We will be needing a head count of who is wanting to go ASAP! We look forward to hearing from all of you soon!

Contact info

Krystal Bellis:  krystal.bellis16@gmail.com (515) 633-7870

Natalie Bellis: Dn-Bellis11@hotmail.com (515)508-9704

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10. Feeding America campaign for the Northern Plains District

Kristin Standafer, Witness Commission
kristin.standafer@yahoo.com

The Witness commission of the Northern Plains District Board has joined Team Feed to help end hunger in America. We'd like to challenge the district to raise $1000 for Feeding America by district conference in August 2021. 

No one should go without a meal, yet Feeding America estimates over 50 million people in America will face hunger this year. We created this fundraiser to help provide these much needed meals to our neighbors through the Feeding America network of food banks and we're asking you to join us in our cause. 

Every $1 donated helps provide at least 10 meals. It only takes a little to make a big difference. Will you help in my fight to end hunger?

Click HERE and let's end hunger together!

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11. NOAC Scholarships

Alta Gahm
a_gahm@yahoo.com

At the May 1, District Board meeting, it was agree to provide scholarships to attend National Older Adult Conference on September 6-10, 2021.  This money would help with the registration cost for this virtual event - https://www.brethren.org/discipleshipmin/noac/

If anyone from Northern Plains District would be interested, please let Alta Gahm at a_gahm@yahoo.com or Tim Button Harrison at de@nplains.org.  

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12. COB Olympic Athletes

Lyle Neher, Ivester COB
lmneher@juno.com

For those of you who are interested  in sports and more importantly Church of the Brethren athletes.  See July/August 2021 Messenger page 3.  Clayton Murphy was the 2016 Olympic bronze winner in the 800 meter run and was the winner in that distance in Eugene Oregon last month at the US Olympic trials.  The olympic races will be aired on NBC. The preliminaries will be July 30 at 7:50 pm.  The semi-finals will be Aug 1 at 6:25 pm and the finals will be Aug 4 at 7:05 pm.

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13. Congregational Newsletters


In addition to the monthly District Newsletter, some of our churches have their own newsletters!  Check out what these congregations are up to this month:

English River Church of the Brethren
Ivester Church of the Brethren
Lewiston Church of the Brethren
Panther Creek Church of the Brethren
Prairie City Church of the Brethren
South Waterloo Church of the Brethren

Other Newsletters:
Spurgeon Manor

If your church has a newsletter that's not listed here, make sure to forward it to communications@nplains.org.


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Calendar of Events

 

2021

August 3 – District Conference Planning Committee, 9:30 am
August 5 – Ministers Weekly Zoom meeting 10 am
August 6-8 – Northern Plains District Conference (virtual)
FRIDAY, August 6    
10:00 a.m. – Executive Committee Meeting
1:00 p.m. – District Board Meeting
7:00 p.m. – Worship – Moderator Paul Shaver preaching
7:45 p.m. – Fun fellowship time – fundraiser for youth
SATURDAY, AUGUST 7
9:00 a.m. – Worshipful Work
12 noon – Lunch fellowship
1:00 p.m. – Special music
1: 30 p.m. – Worship – Bethany Seminary President Jeff Carter preaching
2:30 p.m. – Questions and discussion with Jeff Carter
3:30 p.m. – Children and youth age group activities
7:00 p.m. – Young adult worship service
SUNDAY, AUGUST  8
9:00 a.m. – Insight session with Linda Lantz
10:00 a.m. – Worship – Dava Hensley, Pastor of First Church of the Brethren, Roanoke, VA, preaching
11:00 a.m. – Questions and discussion with Dava Hensley
1:00 p.m. – District Board reorganization
August 9-13 – Prairie Fire Theatre Camp
August 10 – Southern IA Pastors Meeting, 10 am, Oskaloosa
August 12 – Ministers Weekly Zoom meeting 10 am
August 19 – Ministers Weekly Zoom meeting 10 am
August 26 – Ministers Weekly Zoom meeting 10 am

September 3-6 – All Ages Camp
September 6-10 – National Older Adult Conference (virtual)
September 8 – Iowa Ecumenical Leaders, 9 am
September 14 – Cluster Ministers Meeting, 7 pm
September 22 – Council of District Executives, noon

October 1-2 – Western District Executives
October 7-9 – District Executive with On Earth Peace (OEP) Board
October 20-30 – District Executive on Vacation

November 5 – District Executive Committee, Camp Pine Lake and Zoom, 6 pm
November 6 – District Board, Camp Pine Lake and Zoom, 9 pm am
November 16-17 – Iowa Ecumenical Leaders Retreat
 

2022

January 7-13 – Council of District Executives Winter Meeting
February 4 – District Executive Committee, 6 pm, location TBD
February 5 – District Board, 9 am, location TBD
April 4-6 – Council of District Executives at Bethany Seminary
April 14 – Maundy Thursday Love Feast
April 17 -- EASTER
May 6 – District Executive Committee, 6 pm, Camp Pine Lake
May 7 – District Board, 9 am, Camp Pine Lake
August 5-7- District Conference, West Des Moines Christian Church


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District Staff & Leadership

Tim Button-Harrison, District Executive
1211 Clark Ave, Ames, IA 50010
(641) 485-5604 | de@nplains.org

Hannah Button-Harrison, Director of Communications
(515) 460-5365 | communications@nplains.org

Ida Van Westen, District Conference Support
(507) 478-4552 | dc-support@nplains.org

Laura Leighton-Harris
TRIM Coordinator
Co-Minister of Leadership Development
(402) 595-0716 | ontheshortside@hotmail.com

Barbara Lewczak
Co-Minister of Leadership Development
(515) 240-0060 | bwlewczak@minburncomm.net
 
Paul Shaver, Moderator, 2021 District Conference
319-423-9034 | revpaul.ivestercob@gmail.com

Susan Mack-Overla, Moderator-Elect, 2021 District Conference
515-201-3975 | smackoverla@gmail.com

Dave Kerkove, District Board President
515-313-3705 | davekerkove@gmail.com 

Paul Neher, Chair of Camp Pine Lake Joint Committee
319-824-3286 | neherfamily@prairieinet.net

Roxanne Wicks, District Treasurer
515-250-9235 | roxanne.k.wicks@gmail.com

Rhonda Bingman, Financial Secretary
820 Raven Lane Madrid, IA 50156
(515) 480-7017 | jbingman@mchsi.com 

Matthew Kuecker, Camp Director
(641) 640-1931 | camppinelakedirector@gmail.com

Betsy Kuecker, Camp Director
(641) 939-5334 | camppinelakedirector@gmail.com

Rhonda Pittman Gingrich, Camp Program Director
(612) 239-6214 | rpgingrich@yahoo.com


Cluster Ministers:

AREA 1: ENGLISH RIVER, LIBERTYVILLE, MONROE COUNTY, IOWA CITY, FAIRVIEW, PICKWICK, PRAIRIE CITY
Sharon Heien 
641-856-4030 | sharonheien41@gmail.com

Tim Peter
(515) 577-3926 | peter.timothy@gmail.com 
                   
AREA 2: IOWA RIVER, SOUTH WATERLOO, IVESTER, CEDAR RAPIDS, HAMMOND AVENUE, FREDERICKSBURG, GREENE
Paul Shaver
319-423-9034 | revpaul.ivestercob@gmail.com

Dave Kerkove
515-313-3705 | davekerkove@gmail.com 
 
AREA 3: LEWISTON, HANDS OF CHRIST (ROCHESTER), OPEN CIRCLE (BURNSVILLE), COMMON SPIRIT (MINNEAPOLIS)                           
Rhonda Pittman Gingrich
(612) 926-9460 | rpgingrich@yahoo.com

Beth Cage
507-951-4532 | marble@hbcsc.net

AREA 4: PANORA, PANTHER CREEK, DALLAS CENTER, CoB@ANKENY

Barbara Wise Lewczak
(515) 240-0060 | bwlewczak@minburncomm.net
 
Laura Leighton-Harris
(402) 595-0716 | ontheshortside@hotmail.com

AREA 5: WORTHINGTON, SHELDON, LIVING PEACE (SIOUX CITY), BIG SKY (FROID, MT), PEACE (COUNCIL BLUFFS)
Lucinda Douglas
(712) 204-8950 | nightowl21@q.com

Ida Van Westen
(507) 478-4552 | sivanwesten@gmail.com

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Documents and Resources

Recent Newsletters

July 2021
June 2021
May 2021
April 2021
March 2021
February 2021
January 2021


Documents

2021 District Directory
2021 District Prayer Calendars
District Constitution and Bylaws
Church Development and Renewal Charter
District History Archives 


District Membership Task Force Resources

Annual Conference Statement “The Meaning of Membership”
List of Resources for Membership Training
Background and Notes for Discussion

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