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Mennonite Church Canada/Mennonite Publishing Network Joint Release
February 28, 2005

Waterloo, Ont./Scottdale, Pa — The new Mennonite Church Gather ’Round Sunday School curriculum project planned for release in 2006 has added two editorial staff, Amy Gingerich and Terry Stutzman Mast.

Amy Gingerich will take on the role of full-time managing editor. She has a master of divinity degree from the Pacific School of Religion and a B.A. in communication and Bible-religion from Goshen College in Indiana. She has writing, editing, and layout experience with newspapers in Indiana and California, most recently serving as business section editor of The Reporter, in Vacaville, Calif.

Originally from First Mennonite Church in Iowa City, Gingerich lives in Washington, D.C., where she is involved with Hyattsville (Md.) Mennonite Church.

Terry Stutzman Mast has been appointed half-time associate editor. She has a master’s degree in writing from Illinois State University and a bachelor’s degree in English and art from Bluffton College in Ohio. Her background includes writing, design, and editing for a variety of organizations and publications, including the Houghton Mifflin Co., the World Resources Institute, Defenders magazine, Ranger Rick magazine, and National Geographic World magazine.

Recently relocated to Lodi, Calif., Mast has her membership at Boulder Mennonite Church in Colorado.

Gather ’Round: Hearing and Sharing God’s Good News is a Sunday school curriculum for children, youth, and parents. Gather ’Round is a project of Brethren Press, publishing house for the Church of the Brethren, and Mennonite Publishing Network, which represents Mennonite Church Canada and Mennonite Church USA.

Gingerich and Mast will work with project director Anna Speicher, staff of the two publishing houses, and the various writers, designers, consultants, and readers associated with the project. Gather ’Round will launch in the fall of 2006.