Hispanic pastors visit Goshen for continuing education sessions

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About 20 pastors from seven states gathered for a continuing education event

Hispanic pastors in Goshen for continued education

Everence Chief Financial Officer Jim Alvarez (right) talks with pastors and seminar presenters at a continuing education program for Hispanic pastors, hosted by Everence.

GOSHEN, Ind. – About 20 pastors from seven states gathered Oct. 4-6 for a continuing education event offered by the Mennonite Education Agency’s Hispanic Pastoral Leadership Education office, in association with Everence.

Everence was host for the program, “Integrando Fe y Finanzas,” or “Integrating Faith and Finances.” All of the presentations and discussions were in Spanish.

Topics included a theological overview of stewardship, preaching and teaching about money, personal and church budgets, and how Everence can serve congregations.

“This was an outstanding event,” said Jim Alvarez, chief financial officer of Everence and one of the presenters. “The pastors were very engaged and asked that we do this again.”

Participants came from New York, Kansas, Iowa, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois and Indiana. In addition to Alvarez, presenters included Nelson Kraybill, lead pastor of Prairie Street Mennonite Church in Elkhart, Ind., and president emeritus of Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary; Steven L. Fath, an Everence financial advisor; and Denise Wayman, operations manager for Everence Federal Credit Union, Lancaster, Pa.

The Hispanic Pastoral Leadership Education office offers training, biblical and theological education programs and continuing education events for Hispanic pastors. This MEA office works in partnership with Mennonite Mission Network and Iglesia Menonita Hispana. Learn more by visiting www.MennoniteEducation.org or calling (866) 866-2872.

Group of pastors that visited Goshen for continued education

Participants in a recent continuing education event for Hispanic pastors gather at Everence in Goshen, Ind. About 20 pastors from seven states visited Everence for discussions on topics related to integrating faith and finances.

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