A diverse board of directors guides Mennonite Women USA.

(Pictured left to right: Denise Nickel, Marie Harnish, Tonya Detweiler, Peggy Martin, Kathy Bilderback and Twila Yoder. Unpictured: Beth Martin Birky, Hyacinth Stevens, Alma Ovalle, Carol Roth, Shannon Unzicker.)

The board hires an executive director to provide leadership and direction for actualizing the vision and day-to-day operations of Mennonite Women USA. The board may delegate duties to any subcommittee or adopt any procedures for the governance of MW USA consistent with the governance structure.

The board meets at least twice each year with at least one of those meetings face-to-face. Consensus is the preferred method of decision-making; however, any vote may pass with a majority of support of those present at a board meeting. For voting purposes, a quorum constitutes a majority of board members.

Board Chair
Kathy Bilderback, Boise, Idaho

Vice-Chair
Peggy Martin, La Junta, Colorado

Treasurer
Tonya Detweiler, Goshen, Indiana

Secretary
Marie Harnish, Indianapolis, Indiana

Editorial Advisory Council
Beth Martin Birky, Goshen, Indiana

African-American Mennonite Association
Hyacinth Stevens, Bronx, New York

Iglesia Menonita Hispana
Alma Ovalle, Sarasota, Florida

Native Mennonite Ministries
Carol Roth, Clinton, Mississippi

East Coast
Teresa Boshart Yoder, Harrisonburg, Virginia

Central States
Denise Nickel, Newton, Kansas

Great Lakes
Shannon Musselman Unzicker, Benson, Illinois

West Coast
Janet Lynn Kroeker, San Francisco, California

For more information, read the governance structure of Mennonite Women USA.

MISSION

Our mission at Mennonite Women USA is to empower women and women’s groups as we nurture our life in Christ through studying the Bible, using our gifts, hearing each other, and engaging in mission and service.

VISION

Mennonite Women USA invites women across generations, cultures, and places to share and honor our stories, care for each other, and express our prophetic voice boldly as we seek to follow Christ.