Winnie Bartel, Shafter, California, has represented USMB on the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) Board of Directors for many years. In 1997, Winnie served as the NAE representative and chaplain on a team that represented the United States at the fourth U.N. Conference on Women in Beijing, China. She also served on the World Evangelical Alliance Board, chaired the Women's Commission, led a 19-member International Task Force addressing abuse against women worldwide and was chair of the Global Celebration for Women in the Houston Astrodome, in 2001. Bartel speaks at conferences and retreats and is active in her local church, Shafter MB Church, and community.
The Christian Leader, published bimonthly by the U.S. Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (USMB), connects the USMB family, celebrates our Lord Jesus Christ and cultivates discipleship as understood in the evangelical/Anabaptist tradition.