Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Sonja Griffith named as district executive for Western Plains.

Sonja Sherfy Griffith will serve as district executive of Western Plains District in a half-time position beginning Jan. 1, 2010. She also will continue as part-time pastor of First Central Church of the Brethren in Kansas City, Kan., where she has served for the past 12 years. Ken and Elsie Holderread retire as co-district executives on Dec. 31.

Griffith’s leadership in the district has included service as district moderator, as a member of the District Board, as chair of the Witness Commission, as a member of the Transformation Steering Team, and as an Area Minister. She has been active denominationally as a founding member and a continuing presence on the Cross Cultural Ministries Team.

She attended McPherson (Kan.) College and is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Nursing and holds a degree in Public Health Nursing from the University of Minnesota. During her nursing career, she served as a public health nurse and as a college nursing faculty member for more than 30 years. She has completed the Training in Ministry program of the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership and has earned a master of theology degree from St. Paul School of Theology.

The Western Plains District Office will continue to be located in McPherson, Kan.

Source: 5/06/2009 Newsline

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