Friday, March 01, 2024


Mid-Atlantic District has called Douglas Veal to serve as district executive minister beginning June 25. Doug holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bridgewater College and a Master of Divinity from Bethany Theological Seminary, as well as Clinical Pastoral Education training through Eastern Mennonite Seminary. He was ordained in the Nettle Creek congregation of South/Central Indiana District in 2010. Doug is currently pastor of the Wabash (Ind.) congregation of South/Central Indiana District and has also served both interim and settled pastorates in South/Central Indiana, Southern Ohio/Kentucky, and Virlina districts. He has been an instructor for the Christian Growth Institute of Virlina District and the Brethren Leadership Institute of South/Central Indiana District. Doug previously served as chair of the Virlina District’s New Church Development Committee for several years and has been a member of the New and Renew Advisory Team of the denomination for the past 10 years. Doug and his spouse, Tasha, will be relocating to the Westminster, Md., area.

The Atlantic Southeast District has called Beth Sollenberger to serve as interim district director of administration, a quarter-time position, beginning April 1. Prior to her retirement in 2021, Beth served as district executive minister for South/Central Indiana for nearly 11 years. She also served the Michigan District for several years as interim district executive minister and then as the district executive minister representative on Michigan’s district executive interim team. She will serve in a hybrid role for Atlantic Southeast both virtually from her home in Goshen, Ind., as well as periodically onsite within the district. The district staff also includes five other part-time director-level positions covering the areas of program ministries, English ministries, Haitian ministries, Hispanic ministries, and finance. Prior to her district service, Beth was employed by the Mission and Ministry Board (formerly General Board) as Director of Stewardship Education and then as the Congregational Life Team Coordinator for Area 2. She has served pastorates in Atlantic Southeast, Southern Ohio/Kentucky, Mid-Atlantic and Northern Indiana districts.