Now Hiring: Community Engagement Specialist

August 31, 2021

Virginia Mennonite Missions seeks a Community Engagement Specialist up to full time. This role will help VMMissions engage the gifts and goodwill of the extended community of VMMissions and recruit new workers to participate in our efforts to make disciples of Jesus from many cultures (Matt. 28:19).

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Aaron M. Kauffman

Thank You for Helping Us Declare the Healing Power of Jesus

July 27, 2021

As we are seeking $100,000 to reach our Mission Fund goal for the fiscal year ending in August, I want to share two recent stories of the healing only Jesus can bring. Dramatic physical healing is not always our experience today, yet Scripture promises that the cross is God’s ultimate answer to the sickness of sin. Your generosity makes these stories possible.

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Aaron M. Kauffman

Kauffman Reappointed to Third Term as VMMissions President

July 20, 2021

The Board of Directors of Virginia Mennonite Missions announces the reappointment of Aaron M. Kauffman as President for a third four-year term, beginning January 1, 2022. “Under Aaron’s leadership, VMMissions has continued to thrive and increase in numbers of appointed workers and in financial assets,” noted Lavonne Lehman, Board Chair.

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VMMissions Blesses 130 Families through Relief Effort

May 27, 2021

In March 2020, VMMissions launched the Coronavirus Immigrant Care Fund as a domestic response to immigrants in need due to job loss and other hardships related to the coronavirus pandemic. Staff person Lizzette Hernandez led a distribution committee that fielded requests, verified needs, and made distributions. All told, VMMissions distributed $38,940 to 130 families in Virginia and North Carolina.

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VMMissions Announces Updated COVID-19 Policy

May 25, 2021

As of May 24, 2021, all office staff and tenants at VMMissions are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In accordance with updated guidance from the CDC and the Governor of Virginia, VMMissions is no longer requiring fully vaccinated staff or visitors to wear masks or maintain social distancing. We ask that all staff and visitors, even if vaccinated, make a point to accommodate requests to wear masks, socially distance, meet outside, or otherwise adjust office protocol for the sake of the comfort, health or safety of others.

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Todd Van Patter Hired as Director of Operations

March 10, 2021

VMMissions is pleased to announce the hiring of Todd Van Patter as Director of Operations, beginning March 31. In this key role, Todd will lead the Support Services Team and serve on the Leadership Council. His background is in organizational design and culture: the systems and practices that lead to vibrant and effective organizations.

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VMMissions Now Hiring: Human Resources Manager

March 5, 2021

Virginia Mennonite Missions seeks a full-time Human Resources Manager (consideration will be given for a part-time position if preferred). This individual will be the primary human resources officer for VMMissions, handling employment applications, coordinating hire and termination events, administering payroll and benefits, and leading the work to review and improve HR systems. Responsibilities will include administrative and office management duties to support the work of VMMissions’ staff.

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Share the Light of Jesus

December 7, 2020

As 2020 came to a close, we invited you to help us reach our goal of raising $100,000 by December 31. Thank you for helping us reach our goal! Gifts are still coming in; as of January 4, we raised just over $101,000.

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#GivingTuesday Raises $4,800 for Mission

December 2, 2020

VMMissions thanks the 36 donors who contributed a total of $4,800 to this year’s #GivingTuesday campaign. This includes a matching gift of $800 from Everence. VMMissions will use these contributions to multiply disciples among neighbors near and far as we join the work that God is already doing at home and around the world.

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VMMissions Announces Two Staff Promotions

June 12, 2020

VMMissions is pleased to announce the promotions of Abe Hartzler to Associate Director of Advancement, beginning June 15, and Tom Yoder to Ministry Coach, with a particular focus on the Balkans, starting September 1. Both are current VMMissions staff members who have felt called to take on new or expanded roles.

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