Coordinator of Congregational Ministries, Kansas Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (KIPCOR)
Following graduation, our family moved to central Kansas where I joined Kansas Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (KIPCOR).
KIPCOR is located in North Newton and it is a multiple service NGO, providing mediation and restorative justice services to the community. A recently recognized need is for churches to develop discernment and decision-making models to deal with a rapidly changing culture that tends to strain organizations. My position is to help develop those discernment and decision making models to help congregations avoid times of crises caused by poor process, false perceptions, and misunderstandings.
Three of our five children moved to Kansas with us, while the older two are attending Eastern Mennonite University as undergraduates. Luann is taking courses in spiritual direction.