Peace Church Planting – Webinar

Join us for a webinar to hear from church planters who will share some of their experiences, and to hear from Mennonite Mission Network staff, who will introduce The Sent Network Resource, a new online platform for those interested in church planting.The webinar will take place on Wednesday, March 13, 6-7:15 p.m. ET/ 5-6:15 p.m. Central /3-4:15 p.m. Pacific, and all are invited to attend. 

Update: You can now watch the recorded webinar here

Church Planting speakers 

Hilda Zapata-Palacios’ first church planting experience was in West Palm Beach Florida where she was one of the church leaders. She also had the opportunity to be the tutor for Instituto Biblico Anabautista (IBA) for the church. She was born in New York but was raised in her parents’ native country of Guatemala. She moved to Florida ten years ago and continued a career as an elementary school teacher.  She has been the Dual Language Coach while at the same time teaching adult (ESOL) education for a group of Guatemalan young adults.



Vern Rempel has been a Mennonite pastor for 33 years, first in a new congregation, Community Mennonite in Lancaster, and then in an established congregation, First Mennonite in Denver. Four years ago, inspired by conversations about love with the Quaker writer Parker Palmer, the evangelical leader Ted Haggard, with conference leaders, and with the example of Jaime Lazaro, Vern started a new congregation on the south side of the Denver metro area, Beloved Community Mennonite Church.Vern graduated from Anabaptist Biblical Seminary – M.Div (1986), and Iliff School of Theology – D.Min. in homiletics (2007), and has taught ethics at Hesston and Goshen colleges and a class on preaching at Iliff.


Mennonite Mission Network presenters


Mauricio Chenlo, minister for Church Planting
Mauricio engages conferences, churches, and church planters in thinking about our common sending call – to plant the seeds of God’s kingdom – in entrepreneurial and creative ways through the envisioning and launching of new imaginative missional communities.





Karla Minter, church relations representative
Karla resources and engages leaders and congregations to connect with the vision of Mission Network – that every congregation and all parts of the church be fully engaged in God’s mission across the street, all through the marketplaces and around the world.



Hosted by Michael Danner, associate executive director for Church Vitality and Engagement for Mennonite Church USA