Connect, lead and achieve more with shared values and a strong community
MHS is a not-for-profit, faith-based, membership organization connecting Anabaptist-related health and human services providers through our shared values to achieve the very best outcomes. Believing that we are stronger together, MHS also offers centralized resources and values-centered consulting services.
Managing Director of MHS Consulting, CFO
Chief Operating Officer
Member Services Associate
Business Manager / Consultant Associate
Public Relations Manager
President, Anabaptist Providers Group
Administrative Coordinator, Anabaptist Providers Group
Valerie G. Rempel, Ph.D., Board Chair
|Edward (Ed) Brubaker, Board Vice Chair
CEO, Living Branches.
|Lowell Peachey, Board Secretary/Treasurer & Finance Committee Chair
CEO, Mennonite Friendship Communities, Inc.
South Hutchinson, Kansas
|Jenifer (Jen) Foster, Governance Committee Chair
Executive Director, Central California Mennonite Residential Services
|Kerry Hoke, Chair of Commission for Sponsorship
Director of Pastoral Ministries, Messiah Lifeways
|Jodie Smiley, Chair, MHS Consulting Board
Executive Director, Paxton Ministries
CEO, Bluestem Communities
Executive Director, Spring Haven
Retired, Former CEO, Everence
|Maribel Ramirez Hinojosa
College Station, Texas
|Ertell Whigham, Jr.
Associate Pastor, Nueva Vida Norristown New Life
Working with a national purchasing group, Care Purchasing Services, we provide access to purchasing contracts and assistance with service issues. Even employees of our 37 participating member organizations can take advantage of many discounts.
The Medical Expense Plan (MEP) is a self-funded church plan sponsored by MHS and available to qualified MHS members. The plan encourages member organizations to work together to improve employee health and manage medical expenses.
Our goal is to provide cost-effective employee health benefits to organizations that share common beliefs about stewardship, mutual aid, and community. MHS members seeking a fresh perspective on health are encouraged to consider this plan, where members share cost and responsibility as owners of the MEP.
If shared risk claims are lower than expected, employers are eligible to receive distributions of unused funds. Employers benefit from favorable claims experience.
The current members are: Christian Care Retirement Community, Brook Lane, Sunshine, Adriel, MHS, Oaklawn, Greencroft, Pleasant View (VA), The Community at Rockhill, Brewster Place, Rock of Ages (joined late 2019)
When we received our insurance through a private company, we were at the mercy of their price setting and options for coverage. Because of this, we often changed to follow a good premium price. As a member-owner of the MEP, we have a long-term commitment. Through being part of the Governing Council composed of other members. we have a voice in what kind of benefits we provide to our employees and the ability to make decisions based on what is best for them. Prior to joining the MEP, employees found changing companies to be confusing, and our HR department and I heard constant complaints about insurance. After joining the MEP, when I ask people how the insurance is working for them, they respond that things are going so smoothly.
The mutual aid component of the MEP is very important to us as it helps to control price as well as allowing each of the members to support each other. Being a member of the group has helped us understand insurance much better and to plan what is best for all of us.
Pleasant View, Inc.
Peace Church Insurance programs are a group of member-owned insurance programs for members of MHS, Fellowship of Brethren Homes and Friends Services Alliance.
Peace Church Health Insurance Program (PCHIP)
PCHIP is a member-owned employee medical benefits program developed by Peace Church organizations to provide an employee medical benefits program superior to their previous health insurance programs.
PCHIP launched in 2013 and produces financial return on premiums paid in and positive human returns with growing engagement in wellness and health risk management initiatives.
Peace Church Property Insurance Trust (PCPIT)
The PCPIT is a fully insured group program offering property, automobile and crime coverages for Peace Church aging services organizations. PCPIT is available to aging services members of MHS, the Fellowship of Brethren Homes and Friends Services Alliance.
Peace Church Risk Retention Group (PCRRG)
PCRRG is a member-owned provider of general and professional liability insurance for Peace Church aging services organizations. A member-elected board engages qualified professionals to provide management and day to day functions. Costs are stabilized through proactive risk management.
Peace Church Workers Safety Program (PCWSP)
PCWSP is a member-owned, self-insured workers compensation program offered to Peace Church-related organizations. Available to Peace Church organizations with workers compensation premiums of at least $50,000 and a willingness to participate in the member commitments to make the program successful.
We have been involved with PCHIP basically since the beginning and ultimately we have been very pleased with the experience.
Before, when we would look for health insurance plans, we would look for the best plan at the lowest cost and insurance companies would just tell us what their plan covered. With PCHIP, it’s a more wholistic approach – we can think about what really is best for our employees. We can take a look at where our employees are experiencing frustration and help them.
For example, diabetes is something that must be managed, but many plans don’t cover some of the necessary supplies. But we have the ability to take a look at something and say, “We should cover that 100 percent.” We have the ability to do that with this plan. We can take much more active role.
Clark Roth, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
V.P. of Human Resources
Consolidated Statement of Financial Position
|Cash and investments||$913,375|
|Accounts receivable and prepaid expenses||$138,890|
|Without donor restrictions||$505,760|
|With donor restrictions||$465,708|
|Total net assets||$971,468|
|Total liabilities and net assets||$1,068,109|
Consolidated Statement of Activities
|Member services and contracts||$1,032,034|
|Member services and contracts||$1,060,325|
|Total expenses||$ 2,034,416|
|Increase in net assets||$133,975|