Executive assistant Berni Kaufman keeps the Mennonite Women USA office in Newton, Kansas running smoothly. Berni received her bachelor’s degree in education from Bethel College and taught in the elementary grades. She received a Certificate of Theology from Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, Ind. and has served in both the Mennonite church and Church of the Brethren.

In the fall of 2004 Berni came to work for MW USA combining her passion to educate with her love for the church. Berni is a resident of Moundridge, Kansas and also works at the Moundridge Public Library. She enjoys walking, reading, and spending time with family and friends.