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Eastern Mennonite Missions president discusses challenges of global mission engagement in Augsburger Lecture series

To explain the dramatic changes in missions engagement over the last half-century, Nelson Okanya, MDiv ’03, president of Eastern Mennonite Missions, utilizes a stark image: a sturdy bridge, spanning a flat plain of dirt while the river courses hundreds of feet away. This bridge actually exists in Honduras: it was built in the 1930s by the Army Corps of Eng ...More

Nelson Okanya

EMS Grad Appointed Mission Organization President

SALUNGA, Pa. – Nelson Okanya, a 2003 Eastern Mennonite Seminary (EMS) graduate, has been appointed as the next President of Eastern Mennonite Missions (EMM), beginning October 1, 2011. In a press release EMM said, “Okanya brings a unique blend of experiences – including theological education, pastoral leadership, and cross-cultural missions – ...More