Tag Archives: Church of the Brethren

Brian Gumm

Brian Gumm

Online Education Design Specialist, Eastern Mennonite University; District Minister of Communications & Leadership Development, Church of the Brethren (Northern Plains District) Based in rural Iowa, Brian continues his work in educational technology work for EMU from afar, but is also involved in local and regional church ministry efforts. As an ordained minister in the Church ...More

Jay Wittmeyer

Jay Alan Wittmeyer

Executive director of Global Mission Partnerships, Church of the Brethren Formerly working with the Brethren Benefit Trust as a senior writer and manager of publications at the Church of the Brethren headquarters in Elgin, IL. After graduating from EMU, Jay and his family returned to Nepal where he worked as a program officer, hospital administrator, with the ...More

Doing Interfaith Work in Nigeria

Within North American educational institutions affiliated with one of the three “historic peace churches” – Mennonite, Brethren and Quaker – only Eastern Mennonite University offers a graduate program pertaining to peace. Which is why aspiring peacebuilders from other Christian denominations often make their way to EMU. It’s why Jay Wittmeyer, now executive director of global ...More

Sharing an anniversary with 9/11

STAR was born from the ashes of 9/11. Who can forget the haunting images of that September day, the sky balmy, the smoke rising? Soon after, Church World Service asked Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP) to design a trauma training program for civil society leaders of all faiths whose communities, in ...More