October 24-26, 2018 | Laurelville Mennonite Church Center
Join us on October 24-26 for the 2018 Anabaptist Communicators Conference! You won’t want to miss this gathering as we learn, network and share ideas around the theme “INNOVATE: Past | Present | Future.” We’ll hear from keynote speakers from a variety of Anabaptist denominations and discuss how we can all bring innovation to our work.
The gathering will begin on Wednesday evening, October 24, and conclude with lunch on Friday, October 26. We’ll be meeting this year again on the beautiful grounds of Laurelville Mennonite Church Center in Mount Pleasant, Pa.
More details coming soon!
Melodie M. Davis
Melodie M. Davis is a managing editor for MennoMedia and Herald Press in Harrisonburg, Va., where she has worked for predecessor church agencies since 1975. She has produced materials for radio, print, video, TV, websites and a weekly syndicated column, Another Way. She’s authored eight books, is current editor of Purpose magazine, and keeps a blog, findingharmonyblog.com. An English major graduate of EMC, Harrisonburg, Va., she spent one college year in Barcelona, Spain, and one year serving in Appalachia. She and her husband Stuart have three adult daughters and four grandsons.
Church of the Brethren
Jon Prater is the pastor of Mt. Zion Church of the Brethren in Linville, Virginia, where he has served since 2010. Jon graduated Bethany Theological Seminary in 2018 with a Masters in Theology, and has an undergraduate degree from Liberty University. A former church planter, Jon is a public speaker and workshop leader on subjects including church planting and church vitality. Jon recently concluded a term as the Shenandoah District Leadership Team chair, and currently chairs the Shenandoah District Discernment Team. He is husband to Jessica, father to twin sons Aiden and Elijah, and a foster dad. You can also catch him co-hosting the “2 Preachers Talking Podcast.”
Be in Christ Church of Canada
Doug Sider, Executive Director, desires to help all Be In Christ churches become active places of God’s light, helping people experience Christ’s transforming presence. He’s passionate about the power of Jesus to change lives & communities.