Friday, March 01, 2024


Rick Koch (Lanark) has agreed to become the district’s new disaster response coordinator. He succeeds Loren Habegger (York Center), who has been serving in the role in recent years. Loren plans to stay involved with Brethren Disaster Ministries but asked to step back from the coordinator role. We’re extraordinarily grateful for all of Loren’s good work and dedication, and also glad for Rick’s willingness to step into this important position. Rick has some past experience in the role and has been a regular in disaster ministry. Watch for more updates on disaster response opportunities in the months ahead!

More information about the Brethren Disaster Ministries tornado recovery project in Dawson Springs, Kentucky, is at BDM recently extended the Dawson Springs project through at least Aug. 17. A FaithX service trip will take place at the project this summer. A complete schedule can be found here.

A BDM volunteer appreciation breakfast will take place during Annual Conference. Register at by June 10. BDM will also again sponsor a blood drive at Annual Conference. Those who can’t attend but want to participate can join a virtual blood drive at