Faith and Life Commission

The Faith and Life Commission’s primary duties, as defined in the VMC Bylaws, are to provide leadership for spiritual, doctrinal, and faith and life issues; exercise oversight for ministerial leadership credentials; and establish guidelines for ministerial categories, qualifications, and appointments.

The duties of the Faith and Life Commission of Virginia Mennonite Conference are:

  • Provide leadership for Conference in spiritual, doctrinal, and faith and life issues
  • Be a forum for leaders as they process concerns relating to congregational life and leadership
  • Promote unity of faith and practice
  • Issue ministry credentials
  • Provide professional development, fellowship and inspiration for pastors

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Officers
Joe Longacher, Interim Chair
Roy Hange, Vice Chair
H. Michael Shenk III, Secretary

Staff
Clyde G. Kratz, Executive Conference Minister

Members & District or Cluster
James Åkerson, Central
Leslie Francisco III, Calvary
Roy Hange, Harrisonburg
Pearl Hartman, Chaplains Cluster
Chuck Hostetter, TCK
Anna Janzen, Member-at-Large
Beryl Jantzi, Southern
David Lehman, Eastern
MaryBeth Heatwole Moore, Member-at-Large
Aldine Musser, Northern
Luke Schrock-Hurst, Potomac
H. Michael Shenk III, Northern
Vacant, Central
Beryl Jantzi, Leadership/Administration Cluster (interim)
Vacant, Member-at-Large
Vacant, Teaching Cluster

Credentials Committee (a subcommittee of FLC)
James Åkerson, Committee Chair
Sherah-Leigh Gerber (non-FLC member)
Pearl Hartman
Clyde G. Kratz
David Lehman
Sarah Piper (non-FLC member)
Luke Schrock-Hurst

Leadership Enrichment Committee (a subcommittee of FLC)
Aldine Musser, Committee Chair
Beryl Jantzi
Marybeth Heatwole Moore
Luke Schrock-Hurst