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Mennonite World Review (newspaper)

Assistant editor/Web editor

Logo Mennonite World Review is based in Newton, Kan., with subscribers all over the world. I covered news within the Anabaptist world, wrote monthly editorials, curated a blog, maintained social media networks and redesigned and operated the website.

Here's a sampling of a few features that won Associated Church Press awards:

Light of a life

GOSHEN, Ind. — In her final days, her sense of time gone, Heidi Siemens-Rhodes woke up asking if it was Sunday.

“She just really wanted to go to church,” Heidi’s mother, Jan Siemens, said. Click for PDF.


Lancaster Conference terminates retired pastor’s credentials

Mennonite Church USA’s Lancaster Mennonite Conference has removed the ministerial credentials of a retired pastor for officiating a same-sex marriage. PDF


Abuse victims’ stories told as steps to heal are promised

In 2012 Rachel Halder was in the midst of the worst year of her life, getting therapy for abuse she experienced as a child.

On a plane to San Francisco, she had a vivid dream of starting a blog for survivors of sexual violence to tell their stories. It didn’t feel like something she came up with on her own. PDF

Click here for all stories with "Kelli Yoder" byline.