Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Local News

June 10, 2014

Brenneman to serve third term as president of Goshen College

GOSHEN — The Goshen College Board of Directors and Mennonite Education Agency (MEA) Board of Directors reappointment James E. Brenneman as president of Goshen College for a third four-year term.

Brenneman’s reappointment, which begins July 1 and continues through June 30, 2018, was recommended by a Presidential Review Committee.

The reappointment was made at the May 30-31 GC Board of Directors and the June 2 MEA Board of Directors’ meeting. MEA, located in Elkhart, is the education agency of Mennonite Church USA.

“This action reflects our strong support for President Brenneman and his vision, which we share,” said Rick Stiffney, outgoing chair of the GC Board of Directors. “We believe that Goshen College offers the world an important Christ-centered, interdisciplinary, intercultural and international education from an Anabaptist  perspective. He is the right leader for the college at this time to carry that vision forward.”

Brenneman is the college’s 16th president and began serving in this role in 2006.

“I am humbled and honored to accept my reappointment to another term as president of Goshen College, to which I continue to feel deeply called,” said Brenneman, a 1977 GC graduate. “I am especially thankful for the wide support I have received as visionary-in-chief during this helpful review process.”

Born in Kalona, Iowa, and raised in Tampa, Fla., Brenneman graduated from Goshen College and he completed a master of divinity degree from Fuller Theological  Seminary in 1982. At Claremont Graduate University, he earned a master of arts degree in religious studies in 1991 and a doctorate in 1994.

Ordained in 1986 as a credentialed Mennonite minister, Brenneman was the founding lead pastor of Pasadena (Calif.) Mennonite Church, and spent 20 years there. An Old Testament scholar, he also served on the faculty of Episcopal Theological School at Claremont (Calif.), the Claremont School of Theology and Fuller Theological Seminary (Pasadena, Calif.)

Brenneman is the author of On Jordan’s Stormy Banks: Lessons from the Book of Deuteronomy (Herald Press, 2004) and Canons in Conflict: Negotiating Texts in True and False Prophesy (Oxford University Press, 1997).

He is married to Dr. Terri J. Plank Brenneman, a clinical psychologist and also a 1977 GC alumnus. They are the parents of Quinn, a recent high school graduate.

 

1
Text Only
Local News
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Poll

With military action and tensions escalating between Russia and Ukraine, as well as Israel and Palestine, are you worried that the U.S. and other nations may get drawn into these conflicts?

Yes, it is a great concern of mine
I’m a little worried, but not too much
No, I’m not worried at all
     View Results
AP Video
Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground