Worship speakers for MennoCon19 come from a variety of vocations and locations across Mennonite Church USA. Worship will be intergenerational, bringing together youth, junior youth and adults. The Scripture for convention is John 20:19-23 where Jesus appears to the frightened disciples after he has risen from the dead. Each worship service will focus on a small part of this Scripture, beginning with “God invites us” and moving through to the final service with “God Sends Us.” The Grand Ballroom provides an intimate worship setting, and Seth Crissman will lead the worship band.
Energy. Intensity. Passion. These are the words used to describe Dustin Galyon. Dustin is a very interactive storyteller. Most importantly, he inspires others to build better relationships. Dustin combines personal stories, photographs, and foundational steps to create positive change. As a coach, Dustin has led Hesston College Men’s Basketball to record seasons. Hired as one of the youngest NJCAA coaches’s in the country, Dustin has led his team to many accomplishments. Dustin is a dedicated Christian and says his work in all areas is meant to glorify Christ. He prides himself in being from a small rural town in Kansas and attributes his success to family and the mentorship of others. Dustin and his wife, Marissa, reside in Hesston, Kansas.
Sue is the Denominational Minister for Leadership Development and Transformative Peacemaking for MC USA. She is also the co-director of a peace center in Los Angeles called ReconciliAsian specializing in conflict transformation and restorative justice for immigrant churches. She is trained in Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI), sexual abuse investigations, and is a Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience (STAR) practitioner. With her husband, Hyun, Sue feels most humbled by their children Guhn, Lynn, and Yul who remind them that peace begins at home.
Meghan Larissa Good is teaching pastor at Trinity Mennonite Church (Glendale, AZ) and author of The Bible Unwrapped: Making Sense of Scripture Today. Meghan recently completed a DMin at Portland Seminary, where she received the Buechner Award for Excellence in Preaching. Her doctoral research focused on the nature of biblical authority and the way the Western church’s relationship with Scripture has shifted through different historical eras. In Meghan’s free time she likes to write and travel around the country helping people rediscover the dazzling story of God. Meghan loves stories. And Jesus. And stories about Jesus. Also dinosaurs.
Served as pastor of Oxford Circle Mennonite Church, Philadelphia, for almost 20 years. During his tenure, the congregation founded the Oxford Circle Christian Community Development Association, which launched many programs, including arts for youths, an annual community and food festival, ESL/GED adult classes, day care center, financial and health classes, legal services, a family resource center and a farmers market. Leonard worked in retail banking for 12 years and joined Everence in April 2017. Leonard loves the Lord and is married to Dr. Rosalie Rolon-Dow. They have three children: Carmela, Marcela and Lorenzo.
Glen Guyton currently serves as the Executive Director for Mennonite Church USA. He has over a quarter of a century of experience serving in the denomination at various levels. Glen is most passionate about giving back to the community and helping young people develop the skills they need to survive and thrive in a dynamic world. His work has included the development of programs to promote peace and social justice education amongst urban youth and provide students in these areas with alternatives to military service. He continues to mentor youth leaders and ministry professionals around the country. Glen has spoken to diverse groups throughout the United States, Jamaica, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Ghana. He has helped to organize many community service events in Virginia, Texas and throughout the U.S. Glen and his wife Cyndi have two young adult children Andre-A and Alex. In Glen’s free time, he loves to cook.
Born in Texas, raised in Alabama, previously serving in ministry in Georgia, and
now as youth pastor at C3 Calvary Community Church in Hampton, Virginia,
Pastor Chris Cox has devoted his life to mentoring, molding, and maintaining
relationships with youth & young adults throughout the nation. He enthusiastically seeks to connect with individuals in the places they are most comfortable. When connecting with Pastor Chris, an office may not be the best option. He would rather serve his community while being in the community. Aim for a burger joint, the local high school football game, or if you’re feeling brave, maybe even over his favorite game, Monopoly. He desires to be where the people are, helping youth & adults to not only discover who they are, but who God is
trying to mold them into.
Madalyn is the Vice President of Marketing for Everence Financial. In her role,
Madalyn serves as the chief marketing officer for Everence, and is responsible
for the strategic and operational vision of the organization’s marketing efforts
across the U.S. She leads a national team responsible for creative marketing, branding, digital, media relations and communications. In 2008, Madalyn was recognized as one of the 40 young professionals under the age of 40 in northern Indiana and southern Michigan for her contribution and accomplishments in both the workplace and community. Madalyn and her husband, Kris Brownlee, live in Bristol, Indiana, and attend the Goshen City Church of the Brethren.
Rev. Vikki Pruitte-Sorrells is a native of Cleveland, Ohio and an ordained
minister of the Word of the Mennonite Church of Ohio. Pastor Vikki has served
on the Leadership Team for the Peace & Justice Support Network, the Ministry
Development Leadership Team for the Ohio Conference, and as a Damascus
Road Anti-Racism facilitator. As a part of her personal calling and ministry,
Pastor Vikki serves as a bi-vocational pastor who also is also an educational
administrator. Pastor Vikki’s personal mission is to serve God by helping others
to “grow their relationship with God” in order to acquire personal peace. Pastor
Vikki is the wife of Mark R Sorrells; the mother of Kamaal and Cynthia; the daughter of the late Robert and late Fannie R. Pruitte and a friend and sister of Christ to many.