Two New Staff Join Franconia Conference

Franconia Mennonite Conference has added two new part-time staff, Tim Moyer of Perkasie, Pa. and Lora Steiner of Madison, N.J. Both will work with the communication team.

img_9409-2.jpgTim Moyer continues on staff after serving as an intern during the summer and early fall through a grant from Eastern Mennonite Seminary. Tim, who is a student at the University of Arts in Philadelphia, is responsible for keeping the web site up-to-date, and also serves as a photographer.

Tim is a member of Blooming Glen Mennonite Church originally from Perkasie, Pa., although he’s come to appreciate the diversity and surprise of living in the city. He would like to encourage people from suburban churches connect more with churches in the city. “People view the city as a whole other world,” he says. “It’s really not.”

For Tim, the favorite part of his job is the people with whom he works. “I get excited to work with people who are so skilled and excited about life and enjoy exploring questions and not getting upset when they don’t have an answer for things, but enjoy the process.”

img_7020-2.jpgLora Steiner began working with the conference in August. She is a student at Drew University Theological School, in the Masters of Divinity program. Lora will be responsible for writing news articles and editing press releases. She previously worked with Mennonite Central Committee’s Washington Office.

Lora was raised in the vicinity of Kidron, Ohio, but counts the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia as her second home. She is looking forward to learning about the work of churches that make up Franconia Mennonite Conference, and is excited about having a job that helps her stay meaningfully connected to the Mennonite church while studying in a United Methodist school.

“I’ve come to appreciate many things about the Mennonite church,” says Lora, who is a member of Community Mennonite Church of Harrisonburg, Va. “And I look forward to being involved in a way that will help to challenge me as well as allow me to continue challenging others in the church.”

“I continue to be amazed at God’s faithfulness in bringing to us young, creative and passionate leaders,” says Noel Santiago, Executive Minister of Franconia Mennonite Conference (FMC). “Tim brings a creative, artistic expression that reflects God’s creating nature. Lora brings a passionate gift to craft words that communicate with power. Franconia Conference will continue to grow as these young adults serve and lead in our midst.”

Top photo by: David Landis
Bottom Photo by: Timoyer