Ruth Harder

Pastor

ruthh@rainbowmennonite.org

Ruth Harder began as pastor at Rainbow in September 2013. Ruth is a 2007 Masters of Divinity graduate of Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary and a 2001 graduate of Bethel College. Ruth is married to Jesse Graber, who is a free-lance illustrator and musician. Prior to coming to Rainbow, Ruth was a hospital chaplain, as well the youth and communications coordinator at LaSalle Street Church in Chicago. Most recently, she served six years as associate pastor at Bethel College Mennonite Church in North Newton, KS.

You can learn more about Ruth and her ministry by reading her blog called Over and Around the Rainbow.

Roseann Penner Kaufman

Minister of Worship and Music

rpkaufman@rainbowmennonite.org

The Minister of Worship and Music ensures that music and musical opportunities remain a vital part of our congregational life. This includes collaborating with the pastor and Worship Committee in worship planning, directing and managing the adult choir, overseeing maintenance of instruments, arranging other special music especially over the summer months, and assisting with the WorshipArts program. The Director of Music Ministries position was created in 1999 and Rosi has been doing it ever since!

Terry Rouse

Youth Ministries Director

youth@rainbowmennonite.org

The Youth Ministries Director position is designed around the “learn” pillar of our mission statement. Terry works to connect younger congregants and their families to worship, serve, and learn opportunities at Rainbow and beyond. After two years of serving as Rainbow’s maintenance coordinator, Terry stepped into this youth position in August of 2018.

Ben Parker Sutter

Outreach Ministries Director

outreach@rainbowmennonite.org

The Outreach Ministries Director position is designed around the “serve” pillar of our mission statement. Ben helps us maintain connections with the surrounding Rosedale neighborhood through community outreach opportunities. Ben began employment at Rainbow in August of 2018.

Carrie Parsons

Church Administrator

office@rainbowmennonite.org

The Church Administrator is the central point upon which other staff, volunteers, members, committees and boards depend to make communication and other logistics effective and efficient. In addition to general office administration, this position also oversees building use and maintenance. Carrie began in this role as of April of 2017.

Mark Bartholomew

Maintenance Coordinator

maintenance@rainbowmennonite.org

Mark is our resident fix-it man. He is in charge of keeping the building in working order and tending to maintenance needs as they come up. Mark joined the staff as maintenance coordinator in August 2018 and we are thankful to have him on board!