dadThe Phoenix convention was very much a family affair for the Zuerchers.  Bill was the recording secretary for the adult delegate sessions, which he has done every biennium since St. Louis 99.  Joyce was a delegate in the adult sessions from Whitestone Mennonite Church in Hesston, Kansas.  Daughter Melanie was a delegate from Shalom Mennonite Church in Newton, Kansas.  Daughter Andrea was a delegate from Peace Mennonite Church in Lawrence, Kansas.  Son Ed is the assistant city manager of Phoenix, and was the point person several years ago for the city when the Phoenix site was negotiated, sitting across the table from Rachel Swartzendruber Miller, Convention Planning Director.  (On Sundays they went to church together at Trinity Mennonite Church.)  Daughter-in-law Sheila Yoder worked as a volunteer.  Granddaughter Alison, a rising senior, participated in the youth convention.  And finally, granddaughter Katie, a rising eighth grader, participated in the junior youth convention.