A diverse board of directors guides Mennonite Women USA.

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.

We need additional amazing women to serve on the Mennonite Women USA board for four-year terms beginning 1/1/19. Nominate yourself or a friend. We are praying for women who have:
• served in leadership positions in the church
• demonstrated ways to empower and embrace women’s ministries
• organizational skills and who can lead with insightful wisdom
• faith and are ready to be active team players
• insight for future creative initiatives
For questions or nominations, contact Kathy Bilderback, board chair: kabilderback@cableone.net

Board Chair
Kathy Bilderback, Boise, Idaho

Peggy Martin, La Junta, Colorado

Tonya Detweiler, Goshen, Indiana

Marie Harnish, Indianapolis, Indiana

Communications Advisory Council
Marathana Prothro, Bluffton, Ohio

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

Iglesia Menonita Hispana
Grace Tijerina, Corpus Christi, Texas

East Coast
Teresa Boshart Yoder, Harrisonburg, Virginia

Central States
Denise Nickel, Goessel, Kansas

Great Lakes
Shannon Musselman Unzicker, Benson, Illinois

West Coast
Janet Lynn Kroeker, San Francisco, California

Young Adult Representative
Elisabeth Wilder
, Prairie Village, Kansas

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


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.


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.