AC's annual conferences provide a rare, valuable opportunity for people working in the faith-based communications space to share ideas, challenges, questions and keep up to date with trends and best practices within Anabaptist organizations across North America."
–Mike Strathdee, MEDA
“Communicating through the Lens of our Faith”
October 21-23, 2019
Massanetta Springs Conference Center
712 Massanetta Springs Rd, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Thank you to everyone who attended the 2019 Anabaptist Communicators Conference! Stay tuned for information on upcoming conferences and events!
2019 Anabaptist Communicators Conference Planning Committee
Melodie Davis (retired communications professional)
Christle Gehman (Mennonite Disaster Service)
Jesse Huxman (Mennonite Disaster Service)
Mike Strathdee (MEDA)
Jon Trotter (Virginia Mennonite Missions)
Diana Voth, Vice Board Chair (Mennonite Central Committee East Coast)
2019 Conference Sponsors included:
2019 Conference Speakers:
The Written Word & the Spiritual Life
Beryl Jantzi serves as Everence Stewardship Education Director and lives in Harrisonburg, VA. Prior to working for Everence he pastored in PA and VA for 23. He is a former moderator of VA Mennonite Conference and currently serves as the overseer for the Southern District of the VA. Mennonite Conference. Beryl has an M.Div. from Eastern Mennonite Seminary and a D.Min from Lancaster Theological Seminary. He and his wife Margo Maust, a teacher librarian in Rockingham County Public Schools have two adult daughters Rose and Melissa.
Eastern Mennonite University
From self-care to we-care:
A relational view of well-being
Judy H. Mullet is a professor emerita of psychology and graduate teacher education at Eastern Mennonite University and a former school psychologist. She received a BA in Psychology from EMU, an M.Ed. in School Psychology from James Madison University, and a Ph.D. in Special Education from Kent State University. She’s taught at EMU for 32 years, first in Teacher Education and then in Psychology, and a former director of EMU’s Honors program and Master of Arts in Education program. She’s facilitated workshops in schools and churches across the US in relational literacy, restorative justice in schools, and parenting as peacebuilding. She co-authored with Lorraine Stutzman-Amstutz The Little Book of Restorative Discipline for Schools: Teaching Responsibility; Creating Caring Environments, and authored recent publications in Children & Schools and Adult Learning. Her works on children's peace literature and inclusive worship have been published by agencies of Mennonite Church USA.
Building Authentic Communities: using YouTube & Instagram to bring people together
Katie Steckly is a freelance videographer, social media producer, and YouTube creator based in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. She works with businesses and online creators to produce unique and engaging content across social media platforms. On YouTube, Katie is known for her travel vlogs and tutorials about Instagram and YouTube strategies.
Anabaptist Communicators Conferences Include:
Connect with people who really understand the work you do. Share your successes, challenges, and projects you're working on during meet-up times! Groups include:
Hear from Anabaptist Communicators peers on a variety of subjects during our "TED"-esque talks Thursday evening! The 2019 speakers included: