Our Staff

 Ed Boschman - Executive Director
Ed has invested his life in serving the church in a variety of ministry roles, including founder and lead pastor of Laurelglen Bible Church, Bakersfield, Calif., lead pastor of Willow Park Church, Kelowna, B.C., Executive Director of Mission USA and moderator of the North American Conference of MB Churches. The fact that his current role as Executive Director is a good match for his gifts in leadership, exhortation and preaching helps make this demanding job an enjoyable one for him. That, and an optimistic view of our future as USMB: “I am passionate about the possibilities for kingdom impact when we catch the mission vision for our neighborhoods and our nation,” he says. He likes taking “mini honeymoons” with his wife, Carol, and riding his Harley. Ed and Carol attend The Bridge Bible Church, Bakersfield, CA. ebed@usmb.org


 Donna Sullivan - Administrative Secretary/Bookkeeper
Donna has been managing a myriad of behind-the-scenes details for the USMB, including administration, bookkeeping and event planning, for more than 22 years. Although she was not raised Mennonite Brethren, she intentionally chose to be a part of the USMB family “because of the sense of connectedness and the emphasis on discipleship—living the walk, not just talking about the walk.” She and her husband, Tim, attend First MB Church, Wichita, Kan. Her favorite hobby is spending time with her five grandsons. offices@usmb.org


 Don Morris - Director, Mission USA
Don has been leading USMB church planting and church health initiatives since 2004 and works out of his office in Edmond, Okla. “I believe we have an expanding desire to be used by God to help many more people become a part of his kingdom,” Don says. “Some denominations are headed backward. I believe our conference of churches is headed in a positive direction. That’s exciting to be a part of.” He and his wife, Janna, attend Memorial Road MB Church, Edmond, Okla. When he’s not interacting with people from across our national church family—which he thoroughly enjoys, by the way—Don might be found rooting for his favorite college football team, Kansas State. don@missionusa.net


Connie Faber - Editor, Christian Leader
It is obvious to all who meet Connie that her commitment to the church—both her home congregation and the larger Mennonite Brethren family—runs deep. She has served with the denominational magazine since 1994 and as editor since 2004. In her role with the magazine, Connie enjoys learning about the ways local congregations and individuals are involved in transforming individuals, families and communities, then sharing those stories. Her contact with many congregations and people has given her an appreciation for the diversity of the USMB family. “Each church is different, with a unique role to fill in their home community,” she says. “Each church has a story to share and special people that call that church home.” She and her husband, David, have three children and attend Ebenfeld MB Church, Hillsboro, KS. editor@usmb.org 

 

 Myra Holmes - Assistant Editor of Christian Leader / Social Media Coordinator
Myra serves as the Christian Leader’s assistant editor as well as the Social Media Coordinator— both part-time positions—from her home office in Denver. “God is definitely at work in and through our MB family,” Myra says, “and I get to help tell those stories, whether in print or on Facebook or Twitter.” In addition to wearing two “hats” for the USMB, Myra often dons cowboy boots to ride or work with horses. She and her husband, Ed, attend Trailhead Church, an MB church plant in Centennial, Colo., and have twin daughters in college. myra@usmb.org

 

 Lori Taylor - Executive Assistant
Lori joined the USMB staff in 2008 and says, “This job is a blessing from God and I enjoy every aspect of it. I am constantly encouraged by the life transformation stories I hear from all over the world. This input creates an excitement in me to be a part of God’s work.” She and her husband, Geoff, share a passion for supporting and encouraging healthy marriages and blended families. Lori especially enjoys the Saturday afternoon service at The Bridge Bible Church, Bakersfield, CA.  They have four adult children; one son, three daughters and a new son-in-law. Lori enjoys cooking a big dinner, then lingering at the table with family and friends over good conversation and a cup of dark roast coffee. lori@usmb.org


USMB - Midwest Office

Donna Sullivan, Administrative Secretary

7348 W. 21st - Suite 115 

Wichita, KS - 67205

Phone: (800) 257-0515

Fax: (316) 744-7472

 

USMB - West Coast Office

Ed Boschman, Executive Director

Lori Taylor, Executive Assistant

11000 River Run Blvd - Suite 215

Bakersfield, CA - 93311

Phone: (661) 412-4939

Fax: (661) 412-4938

 

Mission USA Office

Don Morris, Director

1701 Signal Ridge Dr - Suite 140

Edmond, OK 73013

Phone: (405) 340-4178

Fax: (405) 340-4916


Christian Leader Magazine

Connie Faber, Editor

Myra Holmes Assistant Editor

107 N. Main - PO Box 155

Hillsboro, KS 67063

Phone: (620) 947-5543

 

Social Media

Myra Holmes, Coordinator

Phone: (303) 250-0188