Sisterhood in Florida

This article by Anita Hooley Yoder was originally published in The Mennonite, May 29, 2017.

While I was working on a book about Mennonite women’s organizations, I wanted to experience diverse and vibrant Mennonite women’s activities firsthand. I met interesting people and heard important stories at women’s gatherings across the country. But it was a trip to south Florida in November 2015 that provided an especially unique and inspiring glimpse of what Mennonite women are up to today. This excerpt from my forthcoming book describes the activities of a local congregation and a regional women’s organization—activities that are both unique and typical of Mennonite women across various time periods and geographical locations. Continue reading

MW USA announces New Communications Manager

Mennonite Women USA has a new communications manager. In May, Katie McKinnell joined the MW USA staff, replacing Dawn Araujo-Hawkins, who resigned in March. McKinnell is a 2017 graduate of Goshen College, where she studied art and graphic design and attends Assembly Mennonite Church in Goshen, Indiana. While her background is based in the visual arts, McKinnell is looking forward to working in the broader field of communication. “I am excited to a part of a network within the church that focuses on supporting women.” McKinnell joins the MW USA team as they prepare to celebrate their centennial year this summer in Orlando.