U.S. conference hires director of development

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Madden to work from Oklahoma

U.S. Conference of MB Churches news release

Derk Madden has been hired as the Director of Development for the U.S. Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (USCMBC).  Madden will begin this part-time position Sept. 15, 2011 from Collinsville, Okla., where he is lead pastor of Discovery Bible Fellowship.

USCMBC initiated the position of Director of Development to enable the organization to strengthen connections and relationships with churches and partner agenciesthroughout the constituency.

As the part-time Director of Development, Madden is responsible for coordinating public relations initiatives and designing and implementing fund development programs.

“It is a privilege to participate in building the kingdom at this level,” says Madden. “I see many opportunities for our conference of churches and many obstacles to overcome so that we fulfill our mission of growing transformational individuals, families and communities united on one purpose, the glory of Christ. I am in.”

Madden is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Business Management and of Western Seminary with a Masters in Divinity. He is a candidate for a Doctorate of Ministry with Talbot Seminary. Prior to entering pastoral ministry in 1992, Madden worked as a financial analyst for Amdahl Corporation for three years. Madden is married to Connie and has four children.

USMB Executive Director Ed Boschman says, “We are grateful for Derk’s desire to join our national staff in this critical role. His gifting and passion are a unique match for the opportunities this ministry presents. The elder board of Discovery Bible Fellowship has affirmed this additional ministry for Derk, and we are appreciative of their generous blessing as we welcome Derk to our team.”

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