Thursday, February 01, 2024


Bethany Theological Seminary has hired Maya Ballard as its admissions recruiter. Ballard earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Kent State University, and her academic background includes coursework in business analytics, operations management, accounting and finance. She has professional experience in retail management. Her first day in the office was Feb.1.

Vicki Ehret has announced her retirement as director of administration for the district executive minister team of the Atlantic Southeast District. Vicki began in the position as interim district executive minister on Jan. 25, 2021, for a period of six months, after which she transitioned to her present role. She will conclude her role by June 30, or sooner upon the hiring by the district board of an interim to fill her position. An ordained minister in the Church of the Brethren, Vicki previously served as clerk of the district, moderator of the district conference, and has been active in district ministry since 2002, including serving as the TRIM and SeBAH-CoB Coordinator for the district. She completed the Training in Ministry program of the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership in 2008 and served as pastor of Celebration of Christ Church in St. Petersburg, Fla., for seven years. She and her family currently reside in Indianapolis, where she has carried out her district administrative duties on behalf of the district team.