André Gingerich Stoner is director of holistic witness and interchurch relations for Mennonite Church USA. He was born in Luxembourg, the son of Mennonite mission workers. After attending Mennonite high schools, he received a B.A. from Swarthmore College and earned a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Ind., Indiana. He served for nearly seven years with Mennonite Central Committee in West Germany, 1984-91, first with Church and Peace, an ecumenical peace church network, and then in the Hünsruck relating to U.S. military personnel. Some of those experiences are recounted in an MCC Occasional Paper entitled “Entering Samaria: Peace Ministry Among U.S. Military Personnel in West Germany.” André served as pastor of missions at Kern Road Mennonite Church in South Bend, Ind., until 2010. He and his wife, Cathy Stoner, and their four children live as intentional neighbors with three other households in the Near Northwest neighborhood of South Bend, Ind.

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