Wednesday, June 01, 2022


Zech Houser has resigned as Coordinator of Short-term Service for the Church of the Brethren. He will conclude his work there effective Aug. 12. Zech began his service on Aug. 09, 2021. He will be entering a chaplaincy internship, which has been his vocational goal since achieving his Master of Divinity degree. He is a member of the Highland Avenue congregation.

The board of directors of the Brethren Mennonite Council (BMC) has announced the appointment of Annabeth (AB) Roeschley as executive director, effective June 1. The announcement noted that Roeschley brings years of advocacy experience to the position including experience on the leadership team of the Pink Menno campaign. Roeschley succeeds longterm BMC executive director Carol Wise, who is now interim pastor at La Verne (Calif.) Church of the Brethren. The transition in leadership has included relocation of the BMC office from Minneapolis to Chicago.

Ashley Scarr will begin June 27 as the 2022-2023 intern in the Brethren Historical Library and Archives in Elgin. Ashley is a graduate of San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Arts in English. She currently works as a Pastor's Administrative Assistant for San Diego First Church of the Brethren.