HARRISONBURG, Va. — MennoMedia has hired John D. Roth of Goshen, Indiana, and Mollee Moua of Kitchener, Ontario, to oversee the development of a suite of resources to be released in 2025 in conjunction with the 500th anniversary of the start of Anabaptism.
“We are excited to welcome John and Mollee to help us envision what a suite of resources could include. It’s our hope that this suite will help Anabaptists look back at what has sustained our faith and live forward in our faith,” said Amy Gingerich, MennoMedia publisher. Roth, well-known Mennonite author and professor of history, is taking early retirement from Goshen College after 36 years to spearhead the initiative as Project Director. He will work from Goshen.
“John’’s legacy goes beyond being a prolific and award-winning writer, historian, and thought leader in the Anabaptist global community,” said Ann Vendrely, Goshen College vice president for academic affairs & academic dean. “For his students and colleagues at Goshen College, he is a beloved teacher, mentor and friend, extending his wisdom and care to everyone he encounters. We wish him well on this new adventure.”
“I’m thrilled to be part of this creative project to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Anabaptist beginnings,” said Roth. “This rare opportunity for collective reflection, confession, celebration, and renewal happens only once every 500 years. Watch for ways that you can contribute to the many resources envisioned by this exciting project.”
Moua joins the MennoMedia staff from Mennonite Church Eastern Canada, where she was serving as Courageous Imagination Project Manager. Currently serving on the editorial board for Leader magazine, Moua is also working to complete her master’s in theological studies from Conrad Grebel University College. She will work from Kitchener as Managing Editor.
“This is an amazing opportunity to be part of a team creating resources that will connect Anabaptists to our shared historical roots and spark excitement as we invite Anabaptists worldwide to participate,” said Moua.
For more information about MennoMedia staff changes, contact LeAnn Hamby at (540) 908-3941 or LeAnnH@mennomedia.org.