“Becoming Unbound” – André Gingerich Stoner

Becoming Unbound: A Martyr Legacy, Interchurch Dialogue and Undoing Racism

Mennonites experienced intense persecution nearly five hundred years ago. Does this still shape Mennonite identity and do the wounds linger? How might recent steps toward reconciliation with Lutherans open possibilities for healing and faithful witness?

André Gingerich Stoner is Director of Interchurch Relations and Holistic Witness for Mennonite Church USA. Previously he served as Pastor of Mission at Kern Road Mennonite Church in South Bend, Indiana for sixteen years, and through Mennonite Central Committee engaged in peace witness among US GIs stationed in Germany. He and his wife Cathy and their children live as intentional neighbors with four other households in the near northwest neighborhood of South Bend, IN.