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Brenda Martin Hurst


POSITION: Director Thriving in Ministry

LOCATION: Main Campus, Harrisonburg | n/a

EMAIL: brenda.hurst@emu.edu

Brenda Martin Hurst began working in two half-time director roles with EMU in January 2018. She brings to these roles twenty-one years of pastoral ministry experience, most recently serving as the pastor of Frazer Mennonite Church in Frazer, PA (2007-2017). From 1986-1997, she served as co-pastor of Tabor Mennonite Church, Newton, KS with her husband, Ray. Brenda was ordained for pastoral ministry in 1988 and currently is credentialed with the Atlantic Coast Conference of Mennonite Church USA. She previously taught at Eastern Mennonite Seminary from 2001-2007 as Asst. Prof. of Practical Theology.
Brenda and Ray live in Fivepointville, PA since June 2018 and have one living son, a daughter-in-law and three grandchildren. Brenda enjoys spending time with her family, reading novels, making quilts, going for walks outdoors and relaxing at the beach.


MDIV, Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary
BA, Trinity College
PHD, Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education

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