The mission of the Brethren in Christ Historical Society is to nurture understanding and appreciation of the historical, theological, and contemporary life and thought of the Brethren in Christ and related groups. Since its founding in 1978, the Society’s vision has been to emphasize the study of the past as a guide to the present and future.

The Society seeks to fulfill its mission and vision through a variety of publications and events, including our journal, Brethren in Christ History and Life; a newsletter, “History Matters”; an annual meeting focused on a specific theme or issue; and an annual heritage service at the historic Ringgold Meetinghouse in Ringgold, Maryland.

The Society is incorporated as a nonprofit organization in Pennsylvania. Board members are:

Emerson Lesher, president
Mechanicsburg, Pa.

John Yeatts, vice president
Mechanicsburg, Pa.

Beth Hostetler Mark, secretary
Mechanicsburg, Pa.

Nevin Engle, treasurer
Grantham, Pa.

Glen Pierce, executive director
Mechanicsburg, Pa.

Harriet Sider Bicksler, editor
Mechanicsburg, Pa.

Devin Manzullo-Thomas, assistant editor
Harrisburg, Pa.

John Dietz
York, Pa.

Kenneth Hoke
Carlisle, Pa.

Clyde Martin
Akron, Pa.

Historical Society Board of Directors

Historical Society Board, March 23, 2015. Front row, from left to right: John Yeatts, Nevin Engle, Emerson Lesher, Beth Hostetler Mark. Back row, from left to right: Ken Hoke, Clyde Martin, Harriet Sider Bicksler, Devin Manzullo-Thomas, John Dietz, Glen Pierce

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