Lancaster Mennonite Conference congregations are grouped together in geographic districts. Oversight of each district is provided by a bishop, overseer, or supervisor. Several bishops give oversight to more than one district.
New York City District
Bishop since 2002
Nicolas Angustia’s vision is to serve the Kings of kings and Lord of lords with the utmost integrity and honor. He also desires to be available to his brothers and sisters and humbly provide them spiritual guidance and words of encouragement from the gospel of his savior, Christ Jesus.
Elizabethtown and York Districts
Bishop since 2017
Nelson Bechtold’s passion is to see the Church grow, not only in discipleship, but also in missional vision in our local communities. Nelson’s prayer is that God would “use us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of Him everywhere. For we are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing” 2 Corinthians 2:14-15.
Bishop since 2015
Keith Blank’s vision is to empower, equip and support pastors as they lead in their respective congregations. His life mission statement is “to equip, raise up, and mobilize leaders in the body of Christ while modeling an obedient, Spirit-filled life thereby enabling others to see their own gifting and calling.”
LanChester, New Danville and Willow Street-Strasburg Districts
Robert Brody’s desire is to see congregations flourish in the context of their local communities, partnering with other congregations to create a network where they serve one another. For each member of the church he hopes they may state as Paul did to the Thessalonians: “We loved you so much that we shared with you not only God’s Good News but our own lives, too.”
Interim Bishop since 2017
Bishop since 2009
Timothy Darling’s vision is to see the New Jersey area of the Philadelphia District re-established and growing.
Bishop since 1995
As an overseer, Lloyd Hoover’s vision is to equip leaders to help other leaders build healthy congregations.
Bishop since 2008
Glenn Kauffman’s vision is to coach and encourage pastors and their leadership teams to grow as healthy, multiplying, life-transforming congregations in the body of Christ.
Allen’s vision is to see healthy pastors produce healthy congregations.
717-468-1515 (cell phone)
Supervisor since 1994
As a supervisor, Samuel has a vision to encourage and support pastors and congregations to have a healthy spiritual life and ministry, and to fulfill God’s call on their lives.
Bishop since 1993
Lititz and Mellinger Districts
Bishop since 2011
Richard Mininger’s vision is to support and encourage the pastors in the Harrisburg District and to help each congregation carry out its mission.
Supervisor since 2016
Al Motley’s vision is to be a pastor to pastors and to help develop leaders and their churches by the Word and will of God to continue to be effective in the kingdom.
Tuyen Nguyen’s vision is to glorify the Lord in Holy Spirit led church growth through the transformation of individuals and communities in training and mission to the ends of the world according to the great commission of the Lord Jesus Christ.
North Penn and Juniata Districts
Paul Nisly writes, “In our districts with quite diverse views in our congregations and in a time of a very divided culture, I pray that we can accept the Apostle Paul’s challenge to the church in Corinth: ‘Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation: the old has gone, the new has come. All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation.’ (II Cor. 5:17-18) May we as Christ-followers be agents of healing and hope in our communities.”
Bowmansville-Reading and Weaverland-Northeast Pennsylvania Districts
Carl Sensenig’s vision is to equip congregations and leaders to share the good news of Jesus Christ.
Eastern Ohio District
Bishop since 2016
James Sutton’s vision is to encourage pastors and congregations to continue and advance the work of Christ…the work of disciple-making and kingdom building through personal prayer and evangelism, public proclamation and invitation, and engagement with our communities through “good Samaritan” works of love and compassion.
Bishop since 2014
The development of vision and leaders in the Martindale District as well as effective communication are areas Daryl is excited about pursuing with the goal of seeing thy kingdom come on earth, as it is in heaven.
717-293-5246 ext. 101
As Moderator, Keith Weaver’s vision is to see LMC become a fellowship of congregations fully engaged in the mission of God and multiplying disciples of Jesus Christ and new faith communities.
Stephen Weaver’s desire is to emulate the beloved apostle when Paul said, “To me, though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, to preach to the nations the unsearchable riches of Christ, and to bring to light for everyone what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God who created all things, so that through the Church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places.”
Western Maryland District
Earl Yoder is intentional in building relationships with the leaders, in his district, and he helps leaders become the best pastors possible.