Celebrate the Mess, Regional Coordinator of the Month and Welcome New Members to the Messy Church USA Network
Celebrate the Mess!
Equipping Messy Churches in the USA to Start, Sustain and Connect
Mark your calendar for October 22-24, 2020 when we will gather in the greater Chicago area to Celebrate the Mess! We are happy to announce that Lucy Moore and Stephen Fischbacher will be two of our plenary speakers/ musicians! There will be more!
The members of the planning team for the 2020 Messy Church USA Conference are:
- Overall Lead: Roberta Egli and Casey Cross
- Workshops: Marty Drake and Leyla Wagner
- Finance: Lynn Egli
- Messy Church Experience: Maureen Carey-Back
- Hospitality/Local Logistics: Ronda Bower
- Publicity: Robin Canon
- Multimedia/Technology: Andrew Scanlan-Holmes
- Messy Extras: Johannah Myers
All of these fantastic team members are recruiting for their teams so if you would like to get involved contact them at (firstname)@messychurchusa.org. Look for more details and registration coming soon.
Messy Church USA Regional Coordinator of the Month
Ronda Bower is our Regional Coordinator for Northern Illinois and Wisconsin. She is the Pastoral Associate for Family and Educational Ministries at Northfield Community Church in Northfield IL.
We are excited to use the beautiful campus of her church for our 2020 Celebrate the Mess Conference. I have firsthand experience of how beloved Ronda is at her church! In my short visit with Northfield Community in August, people kept coming up to me sharing how Ronda makes such a difference in her church. Whether it was about her Sunday morning adult education class or her leadership of the vibrant Messy Church team, Ronda is appreciated for her multiple gifts. THANK YOU, RONDA!
Do you know your Regional Coordinator? Here they are…contact them at (firstname.lastname@example.org) (Hint- there will be two more announced soon!)
California/Hawaii/Southwest – Marty Drake and Leyla Wagner
Chicago/Northern Illinois and Wisconsin – Ronda Bower
Colorado/Kansas/Oklahoma/Nebraska – Janeen Hill
Indiana –Andrew Scanlan-Holmes
Michigan – Missy Harrison
New Mexico – Barb Tegtmeier
New York and New Jersey – Julie Hintz
North & South Dakota/Minnesota/Montana/Wyoming – Sandee Prouty-Cole
Ohio –Robin Cannon
Oregon (& other areas not listed) –Roberta Egli
North and South Carolina –Johannah Myers
Southern IL/Missouri – Jillian Mayer
Texas –Kate Cross
Virginia –Cindy Banek
Washington – Crystal Goetz
Is God calling you to spread the word about Messy Church? We will be announcing two additional RC soon but we still need more! Our current high priority areas for new Regional Coordinators include Florida, and the mid-Atlantic states. Contact Roberta if you are interested.
Welcome to the Messy Church USA Network
In August we welcomed eleven new Messy Churches to our Network! We also had one renewal! Take a moment to give God thanks and say a prayer of blessings for the teams who are bringing Messy Church to their local communities!
August 2019 Messy Church USA Network Memberships
New Supporter Members
- Marshall United Methodist, Marshall, MI
- Epworth United Methodist, Concord, NC
- Christ our Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church, Peachtree City, GA
- The Church of Agape Outpost, Breckinridge, CO
- East Canton United Methodist, Canton, PA
- First United Methodist, Michigan City, IN
New Registered Members
- Community of Christ, Glendale, AZ
- Winamac United Methodist, Winamac, IN
- Macedonia United Methodist, White Post, VA
- First United Methodist, Comanche, TX
- St James United Methodist, Marriottsville, MD
Renewal Registered Member
- St Andrews On-the-Sound, Wilmington, NC