In 2020, our staff prays daily at 12:01 pm from Hebrews 12: 1b-2.  "And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God."

USMB staff

Don Morris  National Director

Prior to taking on the role of USMB’s national director in August 2016, Don served as director of Mission USA for 12 years and as interim executive director for two years. Whether facilitating networking, resourcing local congregations or leading church planting initiatives, Don’s passion is for bringing people to Christ. “My heart will always be about reaching the lost,” he says. He and his wife, Janna, attend Cross Timbers 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.

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 29 years. She and her husband, Tim, are members of First MB Church in Wichita, Kan. They also enjoy serving and connecting with the Southern District MB churches. Her favorite pastimes are traveling, reading and spending time with her three married children and eight grandchildren.

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, live in Bakersfield, California, and attend The Bridge Bible Church. They share a passion for supporting and encouraging healthy marriages and blended families.  They have four adult children and three granddaughters. 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.

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. Connie has served with the denominational magazine since 1994 and as editor since 2004. In her role with the magazine, Connie's 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.

Janae Rempel Associate Editor, Christian Leader

Janae joined the USMB staff as Christian Leader assistant editor in September 2017. A story-teller at heart, she has six years of experience in newspaper writing and photography. Janae is an award-winning journalist, having received three 2016 Kansas Press Association Awards of Excellence. Janae graduated from Tabor College in 2010. She lives in Hillsboro, Kansas, and attends Hillsboro MB Church. She enjoys sports and a good cup of coffee.

J.L. Martin – Social Media Coordinator

J.L. is the newest addition to our USMB staff, serving as our social media coordinator. J.L. also serves as the Pastor of Children and Family at Hesston MB Church where he has been on staff since 2008. J.L. is very familiar with our Mennonite Brethren family and loves blogging and connecting through social media. He enjoys coffee, reading and working out. He and his wife, Bethany, have four children and live in Hesston, Kansas.


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