Congregational Life Commission

The Congregational Life Commission serves as a liaison between two ministries that are represented on the commission, Mennonite Women of Virginia and VMC Youth Council. Additionally the commission plans resource events for lay leaders in congregations including resources for youth ministries.

The duties of Virginia Mennonite Conference’s Congregational Life Commission:

  • Listen to and understand congregations and their needs, issues and solutions.
  • Connect congregations to Conference and appropriate organizations to congregations.
  • Resource congregations on issues related to worship, peace advocacy, phases of life and other topics as they are identified.

View Congregational Life Commission documents and resources


Commission Members:
James Musser, Chair
Mary Bendfeldt
Teresa Shifflett
Marian Buckwalter, Mennonite Women of Virginia
Clyde G. Kratz, VMC Executive Conference Minister
Skip Tobin, VMMissions USA Ministries Director