Hyacinth Stevens :: African American Mennonite Association

Hyacinth Stevens co-pastors King of Glory Tabernacle with her husband, Benjamin Stevens. They have four children. Hyacinth is the executive director of Project Charisma After-school Center, which serves the children and families in the North West Bronx neighborhood where her congregation is located. Hyacinth has a strong passion for the empowerment of children and women in the community she serves.

Beth Martin Birky :: Editorial Advisory Council

Beth Martin Birky is a professor of English and women’s and gender studies at Goshen College, where she has taught for for more than two decades. She loves working with young women and men around issues of gender and identity and wants to support their development of leadership skills in the church. Beth helped host the first Sister Care workshop for college-aged women and is excited to see that program grow. Beth and her husband, David Birky, are members of the College Mennonite Church in Goshen. They are parents to young adult children: Maddie and Hugh.

 

Marie Harnish :: Board Secretary

Marie Harnish, Indianapolis, Indiana, attends First Mennonite Church where she is active on the fellowship, mentor-mentee, Jr. Mennonite Youth Fellowship and allergy awareness committees. She makes pottery in her home studio and considers her garden to be an art project. Marie and her husband, Ned Geiser, have three children.

 

Peggy Martin :: Board Vice Chair

Peggy Martin, Cheraw, Colorado, is a member of East Holbrook Mennonite church. She serves in Christian education and as a worship leader. She works as a registered nurse at Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center in La Junta, Colorado where her fluency in Spanish is very helpful. She has been a Bible study fellowship group leader for 23 years.