It was at Convention that I was told I could not be gay and Christian. I’ve engaged in difficult conversations with Mennonite siblings who could not support my membership in the Mennonite Church.
The MCUSA Conventions have forced me to think about identity—to listen to Christ’s calling in my life to build bridges, advocate for the marginalized, and to walk humbly with God. Through the MCUSA Conventions, I have learned that Christ calls us to be active—to actively seek justice in our immediate communities and around the world. For me, this is at the core of my identity as a Mennonite.
In Phoenix, I look forward to singing for those who remain silent and to express my identity as a Mennonite called to actively seek justice and peace.