Connie Faber

Editor Connie Faber joined the magazine staff in 1994 and assumed the duties of editor in 2004. She has won awards from the Evangelical Press Association for her writing and editing. Connie is the co-author of Family Matters: Discovering the Mennonite Brethren.

Connie came to Christian Leader after working for more than 13 years in a variety of capacities at Tabor College, the Mennonite Brethren college located in Hillsboro. She is a 1980 Tabor College graduate. Connie and her husband, David, have three children. They are active members of Ebenfeld MB Church of rural Hillsboro.

Contact Connie at with general questions, feature article and column essay queries and concerning your advertising needs.

Janae (Rempel) Shafer

Janae (Rempel) Shafer joined the Christian Leader staff as assistant editor in September 2017 and transitioned to associate editor in January 2020. Janae is an award-winning journalist with experience in newspaper writing and photography. She has received three Kansas Press Association Awards of Excellence.

Janae graduated from Tabor College in 2010. She and her husband, Austin, live in Wichita, Kansas, and attend Ridgepoint Church.

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Shelley Plett

Shelley Plett began working as the magazine’s designer in December 2008. She is a designer with Kansas Publishing Ventures, a south central Kansas media company.

Don Morris

Don Morris was appointed editor-in-chief of Christian Leader in January 2022. He is the national director of the U.S. Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches.

Editorial Committee

Matt Ehresman —Ridgepoint Church, Wichita, Kansas

Michele Fiester — Renewal MB Church, Rapid City, South Dakota

Aaron Garza — Bethesda Church, Huron, South Dakota

Ryan Loewen — Hillsboro MB Church, Hillsboro, Kansas

Tony Petersen — Mountain View Church, Fresno, California

Shelly Spencer — Butler Church, Fresno, California

Review Committee

Don Morris — USMB national director

Jordan Ringhofer — Pacific District Conference minister

Daniel Rodriguez — Central District Conference minister

Brent Warkentin — Ridgepoint Church lead pastor