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!
Cindy AngelaCindy is the Director of Communication for the conference. Cindy was born and raised in Surabaya, Indonesia before moving to Philadelphia, PA where she graduated with a degree in Communications and Digital Media Technology from Temple University. She is currently attending EMU for her Masters in Transformational Leadership degree. She is a member of the Multimedia team and the Praise and Worship team at Philadelphia Praise Center. She feels blessed to be able to stay connected to her Indonesian roots while meeting people from different cultures. She currently lives in South Philadelphia with her husband, Andy. Read Cindy's profile here
Rose Bender CookLeadership Minister for Formation, Director of Mosaic Institute
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Rose Bender CookA mid-westerner at heart, Rose has been on the East Coast since her time at Messiah College. Her first career was in secondary education, but she followed a call to pastoral ministry, received her M.Div. from Bethel Seminary of the East in 2005, and is currently in doctoral work in Anabaptist Leadership at the Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary. Rose has served as Lead Pastor of Whitehall (PA) Mennonite since 2010. In 2017, Rose married Bruce Cook, becoming a stepmother of three adult children and is now a proud grandparent.
Andrés CastilloIntercultural Communication Associate
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Marta CastilloMarta (Beidler) Castillo is the Associate Executive Minister for Mosaic Conference. As the daughter of Franconia Conference-rooted mission workers, Marta has been shaped by four of the linguistic cultures in the Conference, growing up in both Vietnam and Indonesia. Marta currently attends Nueva Vida Norristown (PA) New Life where she has attended for over 25 years and served on the pastoral team from 2007-2017. Marta served five years on the Franconia Conference Board, two of those as Assistant Moderator, and has been employed by the Conference since 2016 beginning as a Lead Minister. She graduated from Eastern Mennonite University with a major in Elementary Education and has a Certificate of Christian Ministry from Eastern Mennonite Seminary and a Master of Arts from Kairos University. Marta lives in Norristown, PA, with her husband, Julio, and has three adult sons and one granddaughter.
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.
Marco GüeteMarco Güete grew up in Colombia before emigrating to the United States in 1970. In 1978, he received his first pastorate at a small church and 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. In 1996 served as Director of the Colombia Mennonite Seminary, Colombia, South America until he was called in 2000 as Associate Conference Minister of Western District Conference and South Central, then as Conference Minister for South East Mennonite Conference. Currently serves as Director of the Hispanic Ministries of Mennonite Eduction Agency and Leadership Minister of Mosaic Conference. Marco is married to Sandra, and they reside in Sarasota, FL. Read Marco's profile here
Eileen KinchEileen Kinch is a writer and editor for the Mosaic communication team. She holds a Master of Divinity degree, with an emphasis in the Ministry of Writing, from Earlham School of Religion. She and her husband, Joel Nofziger, who serves as director of the Mennonite Heritage Center in Harleysville, live near Tylersport, PA. They attend Methacton Mennonite Church. Eileen is also a member of Keystone Fellowship Friends Meeting in Lancaster County.
Stephen 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 began serving as executive minister for Franconia Conference in 2018 and into the formation of Mosaic. He's also a leadership minister with a diverse array of congregations from South Philly to Vermont. Steve has taught at numerous colleges, universities and seminaries across Pennsylvania. He continues to work in areas of communication serving as a reviewer for the Pennsylvania Communication Association's journal and the Journal of Communication and Religion.
Conrad MartinDirector of Finance/FMC Properties Board Chief Operating Officer
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Conrad MartinConrad Martin is responsible for the conference’s finances and oversees all conference-owned properties. Before working for the conference, Conrad spent time working abroad for Eastern Mennonite Missions and Mennonite Economic Development Associates in Tanzania and Mennonite Central Committee in Bangladesh. Conrad has been married to his wife, Josephine, since 2001. In his free time, Conrad enjoys gardening and golf. Proverbs 3:9 is meaningful to him because it fits the best with his personal mission statement. “Honor GOD with everything you own; Give him the first and the best.” (The Message) Conrad appreciates the response he gets when he visits Conference congregations, “even when they learn I work for the conference,” he said. “I am excited that [the Conference] is becoming more intentional about reconnecting with congregations.” Read Conrad's profile here.
Brooke MartinRaised in the Midwest, Brooke Martin moved to Pennsylvania after graduating from Hesston College in 2010 with a Biblical Studies degree focused in Youth Ministry. She served at Franconia Church as Interim Youth Ministry Leader for four years prior to joining the conference staff. She enjoys bringing people together to support, network, and equip one another. Brooke lives in Telford with her husband, Nathaniel, and their two children. She can most often be found digging in the sandbox, reading books to, or playing legos with her kids. Read Brooke's profile here.
Hendy MatahelemualAssociate Minister for Community Engagement
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Hendy MatahelemualHendy Matahelemual was born and grew up in the city of Bandung, Indonesia and graduated from Parahyangan Catholic University with a bachelor’s degree in Law. He worked in the music entertainment industry and a law office before being called to full-time ministry. He served as a pastor in Elshaddai Creative Community in Bandung before coming to the States. Hendy received a Master of Arts degree in Christian Leadership from Eastern Mennonite Seminary in 2019. He serves with the Conference through his role as Associate Pastor at Philadelphia Praise Center. He believes with the power of the Holy Spirit; we can be Jesus witnesses to the ends of the earth (Acts 1:8). Hendy lives in Philadelphia with his wife Marina and their three boys, Judah, Levi and Asher. He enjoys singing, playing guitar, and doing music collaboration in a band. He likes soccer, basketball, and watching movies. Read Hendy's profile here.
Josh MeyerLeadership Minister, Ministerial Committee
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Josh MeyerJosh Meyer is a Conference Leadership Minister who currently works with Everence. He's also served on the conference's Faith and Life Commission, Ministerial Committee, and EDC/FMC Structure and Identity Task Force. In addition to these roles, Josh is an Adjunct Professor at Eastern University. He is particularly interested in helping congregations connect the good news of God's great love with younger generations and those without a faith background. He recently completed doctoral work at Missio Seminary focused on millennials & ministry. Having not grown up in the Mennonite Church, he is grateful for the way he's been grafted into the Conference and considers it an honor to listen, learn, and lead in this setting. Josh's wife, Kim, is a licensed Social Worker and together they have three children - Selah, Eve, and Paxton. Read Josh's profile here.
Mary NitzscheMary serves as Leadership Minister for three Mosaic congregations. Prior to serving in this role, Mary was the Associate Executive Minister for Mosaic Conference. She also has nine years of congregational pastoral ministry experience at Blooming Glen Mennonite Church and 12 years of conference ministry experience in Ohio Conference of Mennonite Church USA. In both congregational and conference ministry roles, Mary is inspired accompanying people in the ordinary experiences of life and observing the Spirit's transforming power in their lives. Mary is a graduate of Hesston College and Goshen College and taught elementary school for three years. She received her Masters of Arts in Pastoral Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary in Ashland, Ohio. She and her husband, Wayne, are Midwest natives. They have two adult daughters, Alison and Megan, son-in-laws, Michael and David, and one delightful grandson, William. For relaxation, Mary enjoys spending time with family and friends, walking, hiking, knitting, and sewing. Read Mary's profile here.
Emily Ralph ServantLeadership Minister for Strategic Priorities
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Emily Ralph ServantEmily has served on the pastoral team at Swamp and Indonesian Light congregations, as well as Sunnyside congregation (Lancaster Conference). She has also served as the Conference's Associate Director of Communication and the Director of Communication for Mennonite World Conference, PA 2015. Emily has an MA in intercultural transformation and a PhD in theology, with an emphasis on Anabaptism and mission. Some of Emily's favorite memories from her time at the Conference have been when gifted musicians from a variety of congregations and cultures, who speak different languages and worship in different styles, have gathered to lead worship together. "We learned that unity in diversity is developed in relationships," Emily said. "As we grew to care about and for one another, our worship leading was transformed." Emily lives in Baltimore with her husband, Ryan, and daughter Maggie. Read Emily's profile here.
Danilo SanchezLeadership Minister for Intercultural Transformation
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Danilo SanchezDanilo Sanchez lives in Allentown with his wife Mary and two daughters. He is Mosaic's Leadership Minister for Intercultural Transformation. He also is one of the pastors at Ripple (Allentown, PA) and leads in the areas of leadership development, discipleship, and teaching. Danilo also works part-time for Ripple Community Inc at the community center as the Interfaith Chaplain. He graduated from Eastern University in 2010 and received his Master of Divinity from Eastern Mennonite Seminary in 2013. He enjoys playing guitar, playing futbol, and spending time with his family.
Noel SantiagoLeadership Minister for Missional Transformation
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