Assembly Leadership

Our General Sessions will spotlight four dynamic leaders and their inspiring musical stylings 

Enjoy each unique, creative, and talented interpretation of what it means to Cultivate Joy.

Our Maestro of Joy: Vern Rempel

Vern Rempel is a long-time Mennonite pastor, church planter, facilitator with the National Center for Courage and Renewal, and blues piano player. He’s married to Marilyn. They have two adult children and one sweet grandson. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glenn Guyton 

Glen Guyton currently serves as the Executive Director for Mennonite Church USA. He has over a 25 years of experience serving in the denomination at various level. Glen has an wonderful ability to share difficult and complex information with diverse groups. Glen has been praised by organizations, professional associations, and educators for his quick-witted humor and relatability.

After the completion of 4 years as an officer in the United States Air Force, Glen felt the call to ministry thanks in large part to the peace ministry of Mennonites in Virginia Mennonite Conference. After leaving the military, Glen served as a counselor for Mennonite Mutual Aid (now Everence) and as Youth Pastor and Director of Programs & Personnel, for Calvary Community Church’s (C3) in Hampton, Virginia. His latest project available on Amazon is IDEAL ME: Discovering your call in a cultured world is a cultural guidebook for youth, young adults, and those who support them.

Glen holds a Bachelors of Science in Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Masters of Education from Regent University. Glen currently resides in San Antonio, Texas with his wife, Cyndi. They are the parents of two adult children (Andre-A & Alex)

 

 

John Sharp

John Sharp has a bachelor’s degree in communication from Goshen College, and a Master of Divinity from Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary. He is married to Michele Miller Sharp, and they have two adult children and three grandchildren. Their son, Michael J. Sharp, a United Nations Expert, was abducted and murdered last year in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where he was investigating the sources of violence and working for nonviolent resolutions to conflict.

John has recently retired from teaching history and Bible at Hesston College in Kansas. Prior to this, he served as the director of the Mennonite Church USA Historical Committee and Archives in Goshen. He has also edited, authored, and co-authored several publications.

He is currently researching and writing a history of the Amish settlement at Arthur and leading educational tours to Western Europe and Central Asia. John also continues to share his knowledge of Amish and Mennonite life and culture with educational organizations.
 

Book of Jebb 

Showcasing strong vocals, blazing solos and tight harmonies, the Book of Jebb has been entertaining and astounding audiences since 2007.  Come hear bluegrass, gospel, and folk music played with taste and skill by Bethany Amstutz Schrag, Ben Regier, Eric Schrag and Tim Regier.