Janae Rempel, Hillsboro, Kan., has been hired as the Christian Leader assistant editor. Rempel will begin her work with the U.S. Conference Sept. 1, 2017.
“I am excited to have a journalist with Janae’s experience join our magazine staff,” says Connie Faber, Christian Leader editor. “Janae brings many gifts to this position. She has a passion for storytelling and is committed to the Mennonite Brethren church. I anticipate that she will bring fresh ideas and new perspectives, and I look forward to working with her.”
Rempel has more than six years of experience as a professional journalist. Most recently, she worked as the sports editor and photographer at the Hillsboro (Kansas) Free Press. Rempel, who joined the Free Press staff in 2013, is an award-winning journalist, having received three 2016 Kansas Press Association Awards of Excellence.
Rempel also worked from 2010 to 2012 at the Prairie Sun Weekly in Meade, Kansas, serving for one year as the newspaper’s editor. She has been a freelance writer for Christian Leader and the Tabor College alumni magazine, Connection.
Rempel graduated from Tabor College in 2010 with a bachelor of arts in Communications/Journalism and Biblical/Religious Studies. She attends Hillsboro MB Church.
“It’s a pleasure to welcome Janae to the USMB staff,” says Don Morris, USMB national director. “Janae is warm and personable, and it’s obvious that she loves Jesus. She has good experience and training as a writer, and I’m very confident that she will be an excellent assistant to Connie Faber in the production of the Christian Leader.”