Mosaic Conference has named Danilo Sanchez to a new position as Leadership Minister for Intercultural Transformation effective May 1, 2022. Sanchez had been part of Mosaic’s Youth Formation team over the last several years and also worked with intercultural initiatives. In his new role, Sanchez will support the work of the Intercultural Committee which began with the formation of Mosaic Conference in 2020.
Sanchez grew up as an active participant at Boyertown (PA) Mennonite Church. As an adult, he has worked with Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) and has served on the pastoral teams of Whitehall (PA) Mennonite Church and Ripple (Allentown, PA) congregation. Sanchez will continue his work with Ripple Community Inc (a Mosaic Conference-Related Ministry) and Ripple congregation. Sanchez’s experiences with diverse congregations combined with his deeply rooted commitment to Anabaptism and the various Mosiac communities are an exciting combination of passion and knowledge.
“Danilo brings a depth to our Conference work and broad relational connections,” said Stephen Kriss, Mosaic Conference Executive Minister. “His Spanish language skills help to strengthen bridges to our growing Spanish language communities. I’m grateful he was willing to step into this new role.”
Marta Castillo previously held this position and began a transition from the role when she began as Associate Executive Minister in February of this year. Sanchez will continue to serve as part of the Youth Formation Team and in his role as the Mosaic Conference representative to the board of Mennonite Central Committee East Coast. He also will serve as one of the Conference representatives to the Mennonite Church USA Constituency Leadership Council. Sanchez lives in Allentown, PA with his wife, Mary, and two daughters and will continue his work based in Allentown.