Emerging Leaders

Nominate an Emerging Leader 

Do you know hardworking professionals under the age of 35 who are brimming with leadership potential?

Are they interested in leadership or board service in an Anabaptist healthcare setting?

Consider nominating them to attend Mennonite Health Assembly.

We’ve designed special programming for emerging leaders, including a training event at the Kansas Leadership Center, networking sessions and the Strengths Quest Inventory. Facilitation will be provided by Rachel Swartzendruber Miller, Ph.D.

Submit the nomination form to mim@mhsonline.org by January 15, 2019. 

We are especially seeking young professionals from diverse backgrounds and cultures to attend. Those selected will receive the special programming plus the full Assembly program at a low registration rate of $195.

We have reserved a limited number of space for emerging leaders, so please carefully consider who you would like to nominate—and don’t delay!

Sponsor Emerging Leaders and Students

MHS members are invited to invest in future leaders and professional staff by supporting scholarships for students and young professionals. Your contribution of $1000 will make it possible for young people to join us at Mennonite Health Assembly at a discounted rate. Use this form to indicate your investment.

Nominate Emerging Leaders from your organization and submit a nomination form by December 15, 2018!


Rachel Swarzendruber Miller 

Rachel Swarzendruber Miller has been the Vice President of Enrollment at Hesston College since 2011. Prior to this role, she served as the Director of Convention Planning for the Mennonite Church USA denomination.

In 2015, Rachel completed her Ph.D. from Andrews University in Leadership Studies. Her dissertation, "Crisis communication and university presidential leadership: A rhetorical analysis of three case studies," displays the importance of Servant Leadership within crisis situations.

In addition to her Ph.D., Rachel is a graduate of Hesston College and Goshen College and has a master's degree in communication from Wichita State University. Rachel has taken part in and served as a resource person for the Values-Based Leadership Program. Using her education and experience in leadership, Rachel co-created and leads the Hesston College Leadership Training Program for working adults.

Rachel and her husband, Tyson, Vice President of Independent Living for an MHS affiliated organization, live in Hesston with their two young sons, Oliver and Ames.