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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.

Micah Brickner, executive director
Lancaster, Pa.

Harriet Sider Bicksler, editor
Mechanicsburg, Pa.

Glen Pierce, director of the Brethren in Christ Historical Library and Archives
Mechanicsburg, Pa.

Karin Bisbee
Mechanicsburg, Pa.

John Dietz
York, Pa.

David Flowers
Mechanicsburg, Pa.

Kenneth Hoke
Carlisle, Pa.

Hank Johnson
Harrisburg, Pa.

Jay Showalter
Ephrata, Pa.

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