Friday, December 01, 2023


The Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership has announced Arlyn Morales as its new Coordinator for Spanish-Language Ministry Training Programs. Arlyn began her new position on Dec. 4. A 2020 graduate of Seminario Bíblico Anabautista Hispano de la Iglesia de los Hermanos (SeBAH-COB), she serves as the multi-vocational pastor of Iglesia Berith, Oasis De Esperanza, Church of the Brethren in Lebanon, Pa. She also serves the Migrant Education Program,(Millersville, Pa.), where she identifies, interviews, and enrolls eligible migrant students aged 0-21 and coordinates a variety of services for youthand their parents. Arlyn will coordinate the Brethren Academy’s Spanish-Language programs from her home in Pennsylvania. She may be reached by email at or by phone at 765-983-1821.

Shana Peachey Boshart has been hired as the new program facilitator for the Shine Curriculum, a partnership between Brethren Press and Menno Media. This grant-funded, full-time position was created to facilitate the development of the Everywhere Faith program, a new faith practice resource. Shine was awarded a grant of $1,250,000 in August 2023 from Lilly Endowment Inc. Peachey Boshart will work closely with churches and households to assess ministry needs and challenges in Christian education. Cohort churches and families will join focus group meetings, and the feedback will be processed between the Everywhere Faith network and Shine content developers. Focusing on recruiting and supporting contract facilitators to reach diverse families and parents, Peachey Boshart will work with current Shine staff and contractors to develop faith practice resources. She is a credentialed leadership coach and owner of Wisdom Calls Coaching. She attends Prairie Street Mennonite Church, where she is chair of the executive committee.

Bethany Theological Seminary in Richmond, Ind., has hired Carolyn Hiatt as administrative assistant for its Institutional Advancement office. She began work on Dec. 4. She brings more than 20 years of experience in abroad variety of administrative leadership, supervision, and support settings, including at the Idaho State Board of Education, the Department of Health and Welfare in Idaho, Miami University in Ohio), and the Wayne County (Ind.) Council/Green Acres, now known as Achieva, in Richmond.