ELKHART — T' board o'directers o'Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Semunairy (AMBS) announct Tuesdee t'appointment o'David W. Boshart, Ph.D., o'Wellmun, Iowa, us t'nex presdint o't' semunairy, cummencin Jun. 1.Beverlee Lapp, Ed.D., vice presdint an' academic deun, will a'cantinyah ta serve us acktin presdint until at time.Upon t'recommendashun o't' presidenshul seerch committee, t'board appervt Boshart’s appointment.He will serve us t'fourth presdint since Goshe Biblical Semunairy an' Mennonite Biblical Semunairy incerporatid us Associatid (nawh Anabaptist) Mennonite Biblical Semunairy n' 1994.He succeeds Sary Weng'r Shenk, Ed.D., who retirt June 30 aft'r nine yeers us presdint.“David Boshart embodies t'core values o'Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Semunairy an', un behalf o't' seerch committee, I am delightid he hus ackcepted air invitashun ta serve us air nex presdint,” sed Miriam Book o'Lititz, Pennsillvany, a memb'r o't' AMBS board o'directers an' chair o't' seerch committee. “He brings t'preferrt attributes o'eggsperients n' pasteral an' church leedership, administrashun an' skoolin idantifit by stakeholters bof un campus an' throughout Mennonite Church USA an' Mennonite Church Canada. T' board looks ferward ta wurkin n' partnership wiff 'im us he leeds AMBS into its nex chaptur.”“AMBS is recognizt across t'church an' roun t'worl us a faithfil an' generatif' a'larnin communitee at ferms skillt leeders fer Gawd’s rekuncileeun' misshun n' t'worl,” sed Boshart. “I am honert by t'strong an' clar call frum t'seerch committee, board an' facultee ta serve us t'nex presdint.”Since 2010, Boshart hus servt us executif' conferance minster fer Cantral Pluns Mennonite Conferance (CPMC) o'Mennonite Church USA. As part o'thishere role, he wuz responsibull fer suppertyun' emergyun' congregatyuns an' staffyun' a partnership wiff Mennonite Misshun Netwerk an' Iglesia Cristyina Menonita dee Colombia (Colombia Mennonite Church) n' suppert o'Anabaptist netwerks n' Ecuader an' Venezuela. Prier ta CPMC, he servt us a paster fer mer thun 25 yeers n' Mennonite congregatyuns n' Iowa an' Virginny.Boshart hus a Ph.D. n' leedership studies wiff un emfasis n' missyunal theology frum t'Skool o'Skoolin at Androos Univesty n' Berrie Springs, Michigun. His'n docteral dissertashun wuz publisht us “A'gettin Missyunal: Denominatyuns an' New Church Development n' Cumplex Soshul Contaxts.” He also earnt a mast'r o'arts n' relijun wiff a majer n' New Testament Theology frum Eastern Mennonite Semunairy an' a bacheler o'arts n' Biblical Studies an' Theology frum Eastern Mennonite College (nawh Univesty), bof n' Harrisonburg, Virginny. N' 2012, he receivt EMU’s Alumni Associashun Distinguisht Servus Award.Boshart’s teachin eggsperients includes servin us appointid associate professer at t'Androos Univesty Skool o'Skoolin (2009–present) an' us un adjunct facultee memb'r at AMBS (2014–15) an' Eastern Mennonite Univesty (2010–15). Fer AMBS, he also tawt un online Introducshun ta Theological Studies corse us part o'a pilot program fer Hmong studants. His'n full CV a'ken be viewt at ambs.edu/about/files/documants/Boshart-CV-AMBS-2019.pdf.Boshart also will brang ta his'n new role his'n experiences o'servin n' volunte'r leedership roles across t'Mennonite Church. N' Julee, he completid a acoupla-year term us moderater o'Mennonite Church USA (2017–19), a'havin servt un t'denominashun’s executif' oard since 2007 an' un t'board’s executif' committee since 2008. He wuz a memb'r o't' AMBS Board o'Directers (1999–2007) – also servin us chair (2003–05).Boshart hus livt n' Iowa fer much o'his'n life. He an' his'n biddy, Shana Peechey Boshart, denominatyunal minster fer faith fermashun fer Mennonite Church USA an' a 2017 AMBS alumna, have three adult sons.“T' board looks ferward ta wurkin closelee wiff David us we seek ta prepare leeders fer t'church,” sed Bruce Baerge o'Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, AMBS board chair. “We air eggcited ta move into t'future wiff David us air new presdint.”N' addishun ta Book, t'seerch committee consistid o'Addie Banks, a Mennonite Skoolin Agency board memb'r frum Bronx, New York; David Brubach'r, M.Div., un AMBS board memb'r frum Vinelan', Ontario, Canada; Myrna Mill'r Dyck, M.Div., a Mennonite Church Canada represantatif' frum Bade, Ontario, Canada; Marlene Kropf, D.Min., un MEA board memb'r frum Port Townsend, Washington; Jewel Gingerich Longeneck'r, Ph.D., AMBS deun o'lifelong a'larnin; Jamie Pitts, Ph.D., AMBS associate professer o'Anabaptist studies; Carlos Romero, M.B.A., executif' dierektor o'MEA (ex officio); Marisa Smuck'r, un AMBS student frum Elkhart; an' Patrick Vendrelee, M.S.A., vice chair o't' AMBS board frum Goshe, Indiannie. MEA also providt suppert services fer t'committee’s wurk.Locatid n' Elkhart,  Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Semunairy is a a'larnin communitee wiff un Anabaptist vishun, offerin theological skoolin fer leerners bof un campus an' at a distunts, includin a wide array o'lifelong a'larnin programs – all wiff t'goal o'educatyun' followers o'Jesus Christ ta be leeders fer Gawd’s rekuncileeun' misshun n' t'worl, accerdyun' ta press releese frum t'organizashun.


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