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2017 Annual Gathering

With gratitude to the 2017 Annual Gathering planning committee (members listed below), we announce the content of our weekend. You’ll find a diversity perspectives represented in plenary and workshop sessions around the theme “Creating Healing Environments.” Registration booklets will be mailed in mid-February and online registration will also be launched around that time. We hope that you will plan to join us for this enriching weekend!

Planning Committee…

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Prayers for Healing and a Short-term Interim Executive Director

Today I write with subdued emotions since I have to share that our Executive Director, Paul Leichty, is currently unable to work in his role due to serious illness. The board is actively working together to continue planning and making arrangements for our annual gathering as well as taking care of other responsibilities Paul had. We want to hire a short-term interim Executive Director until Paul can return and ask you to please send in nominations to Or, if you are…

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Employment sought

Ravi Prasad Jakkula, MPH, recently immigrated to the United States from India to join his wife in the metropolitan Chicago area. He is looking for the employment opportunity in physiotherapy, rehabilitation, public health, or healthcare administration.

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Keith Suter SET Report

With the support of an educational grant from Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship (MHF), I spent my Student Elective Term (SET) in Machala, Ecuador. A mid-sized coastal city in southern Ecuador, Machala’s growth has outpaced the development of many public services and economic resources. This has done little to change the rich culture and strong pride of the city.

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Faith and Healthcare: You Belong!

Do you identify yourself as Mennonite, Brethren, or Anabaptist? Have you studied and/or worked in some healthcare field? Then, you belong in Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship! As an association of healthcare workers with an Anabaptist Christian perspective, MHF is the one place that will bring together your faith and healthcare profession into an integrated whole!

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Lyubov Slashcheva Grant Project Report

Nearly two years before I was born, the Roth family grieved the loss of their son to undifferentiated adeno-carcinoma. His family and friends honored Steven by establishing a tangible ongoing influence representing these wishes through a memorial fund which provides for Steven Roth Memorial Grant Program. Now, over 25 years later, I have been granted the opportunity to take part in Steven’s legacy, reflecting the way of Jesus to which we are all called to devote our unique gifts and circumstances.

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