June Krehbiel joined the Mennonite Church USA Communication Team Aug. 1 as interim director of communication for Executive Leadership. She works out of the denomination’s Newton office.
Krehbiel of Moundridge, Kan., brings to her position experience in communicating about the denomination and its educational institutions. She was assistant director of news service for Bethel College in North Newton, Kan, and publications writer and yearbook advisor for Hesston (Kan.) College.
She also served on the Mennonite Publishing Network Board and is the author of two books: God with Us Today: Devotions for Families (Faith and Life Resources, 2006) and 101 Devotionals with Children (Herald Press, 1999).
A published writer since 1981, Krehbiel has also written articles, book reviews, curriculum, devotionals, poetry, puzzles, stories and Sunday school lessons for a variety of Mennonite publications, including The Mennonite and Mennonite Weekly Review.
Recently she served for two years as a contracted writer and copy editor for Executive Leadership Communication.
After attending Bethel College and graduating with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, she taught in Wilber (Neb.) Public Schools. For two years she was a volunteer teacher with Mennonite Central Committee at Jesus Teacher Training College in Otukpo, Nigeria. She later taught junior high language arts at Goessel (Kan.) Elementary School.
She and her husband, Perry, attend Eden Mennonite Church, Moundridge, Kan., in Western District Conference of Mennonite Church USA. They have two adult children.
Krehbiel replaces Marathana Prothro, who resigned to pursue further education.