The staff of Mosaic Mennonite Conference is a team of dedicated individuals who support pastors, congregations, and organizations across the country. While some of our staff work out of our Lansdale office, most work from their homes, traveling to visit congregations and Conferences Related Ministries in California, Florida, and the Northeast Corridor.
Our staff consists of leadership ministers, a missional team, an intercultural team, a formational team, a communication team, and administrators—some staff serve on more than one team!
- The leadership ministers coach and support pastors and congregations.
- The missional team helps congregations to expand their imagination for connecting with their neighborhoods.
- The intercultural team works closely with every other team and with pastors and congregations to identify cultural bias and expand inclusion and equity.
- The formation team coordinates the credentialing process and continuing education of conference and congregational leaders. They also lead a network of youth pastors and sponsors and organize conference-wide youth leadership events.
- The communication team is responsible for the conference’s storytelling, online presence, and newsletters.
- The administrators make sure that everything runs smoothly!
Marta CastilloThe daughter of Franconia Conference-rooted mission workers, Marta Castillo has been shaped by four of the linguistic cultures in the Conference, growing up in both Vietnam and Indonesia. While being a primary English speaker she lives in a bilingual family and community of English/Spanish speakers. Marta is committed to prayer along with active engagement of diverse neighborhoods with the message of Christ’s Good News. She is passionate about the intercultural work of unity in cultural diversity, antiracism, and racial reconciliation. Marta served on the pastoral team of Nueva Vida Norristown New Life from 2009 to 2017, and served five years on the conference board, two of those as assistant moderator. She graduated from Eastern Mennonite College with a major in Elementary Education and has a Certificate of Christian Ministry from Eastern Mennonite Seminary. She is currently serving as interim pastor at Wellspring Church of Skippack. Marta lives in Norristown, PA, with her husband, Julio, and has three sons, Christian, Andres and Daniel and one granddaughter, Isabel. Read Marta's profile here.
Michael ClemmerMike Clemmer is a Conference Leadership Minister and serves as the pastor of Maple Grove Mennonite Church (Lancaster Conference). Earning a doctorate in missional leadership at Biblical Theological Seminary, Mike has a passion for leadership and helping congregations see the places where God is already working in and around them. Mike considers connecting with the community as an important work and enjoys seeing how God is empowering congregations to build relationships outside of the walls of the church. Mike has recently served as the chaplain for the Towamencin Fire Company. Before pastoring, Mike spent more than 20 years in business at Moyer & Son in Telford. Mike appreciates the connections that the Conference affords easily between congregations. He also appreciates the diversity and growing diversity of the Conference. Mike’s passions include running, sports, music, and gardening. Mike and his wife April live in Strasburg, PA and have three adult children and 3 grandchildren. Read Mike's profile here.
Sue Conrad HowesSue Conrad Howes is working as part of the communication team for Mosaic Conference during this time of transition. Sue grew up attending Blooming Glen (PA) congregation. She is an ordained pastor in Mennonite Church USA and currently works as a hospital trauma chaplain. Sue recently moved from Lancaster to Quakertown, PA with her husband, Michael, who serves as pastor at West Swamp congregation, where they are both members.
Marco GüeteMarco Güete grew up in Colombia before emigrating to the United States. In 1978, he received his first pastorate at a small church while pursuing training in Christian ministry and counseling. He then spent time as an international salesperson and eventually opened two small stores in Queens, NY. In 1981, Marco enrolled in the Pastoral Ministry Program at Goshen College, and then Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he obtained a Master of Arts in Theology with a concentration in Pastoral Care and Counseling. Since then, he has pastored at Community of Faith Mennonite Church, Chicago, IL, served as Hispanic Ministries Program Director of General Conference Mennonite Church, as Associate Conference Minister of Western District Conference, and currently serves as Conference Minister of Southeast Mennonite Conference. Marco is married to Sandra, and they reside in Sarasota, FL. Read Marco's profile here.
Randy HeacockRandy Heacock serves as a Leadership Minister while continuing in his role as pastor of Doylestown Mennonite Church. After years of ministry with the United Methodist Church Randy decided to pursue ministry in the Mennonite Church. He served 12 years in Fairfax, Virginia followed by one year of working at a chime factory, he then began serving Doylestown Mennonite Church in 2001. He has held numerous positions while a part of Virginia Conference including District Secretary, Conference Nurture Committee Member and Chair of the Virginia Peace Committee. Randy holds an MDiv from Moravian Seminary and a BA in History from Messiah College. Though many in our culture are turned off by Christianity, Randy encounters many who are intrigued to learn about Jesus. Randy is married to Nancy and together they have 2 adult daughters. Randy enjoys disc golf, trash talking on the basketball court, trivia, and watching people age with grace. Read Randy's profile here.
Steve KrissStephen Kriss began working with Franconia Conference in 2005 when he focused on young leaders and new initiatives. Previously, he served as a pastor at Mennonite congregations in Somerset County, PA and Staten Island, NY. Steve's also worked in areas of communication, editing and public relations. He graduated from Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, VA, Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and from seminary at Drew University in Madison, NJ. Steve lives in Northwest Philadelphia and is part of Philadelphia Praise Center. He works now with the Conference's credentialing processes, leadership development and serves as a leadership minister with a diverse array of congregations from South Philly to Vermont. Steve also teaches at Eastern Mennonite University at Lancaster and has taught at other colleges, universities and seminaries across Pennsylvania.Read Steve's profile here.
Javier MarquezJavier is a member of Mennonite Central Committee’s International Volunteer Exchange Program (IVEP). His placement is to work with the Conference communication team and record immigrant stories. IVEP is a yearlong volunteer work and cultural exchange opportunity for young adults. Javier is originally from Bogota, Colombia
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