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.
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!
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. The job description for this position is divided into equally important parts. Carrie is new to this position and we are excited to see what she will bring to Rainbow!
Terry is our resident fix-it man. He is in charge of keeping the building in working order, tending to maintenance needs as they come up. We are thankful to have Terry on staff!