Transformation Vision Team

The former Western Plains District Board and IF Team (a sub-committee of the District Board) began discussions in 2008 about restructuring the District Board.  Out of many hours of discussion and prayer, the idea of calling persons with a passion or gift as it relates to areas of emphasis in the day to day operation of the Western Plains District. The new structure was approved during the 2011 District Conference.

Purpose of the New Structure: to help us live out our vision and to utilize our spiritual gifts and human resources more effectively. The new structure does not change the role of District Conference as the primary governing body of the Church of the Brethren in Western Plains.

Documents for Understanding the New Structure

If you have any questions about the new structure, please feel free to contact the District Office at or 620-241-4240.

CRT Meeting Minutes - 2/14/16

CRT Meeting Minutes – 2/14/16

The team met Feb 14 at 4 pm via teleconference. Members present: Wylene Lengel, Gloria Price Members absent: Terri Torres, Cathy Patrick, Dale Minnich, Barb Flory Wylene opened the meeting with a short devotion and prayer. Dale had sent his update on the men’s retreat. It is planned for April 8-9 at the Heartland Center … read on

District Children's Coordinator Opening

District Children’s Coordinator Opening

Do you have an enthusiasm for the Christian growth and development of children? Are you being called to utilize your creativity, organizational and leadership skills in a new way? We are currently seeking applications for the District Children’s Coordinator.

CRT Meeting Minutes - 1/10/16

CRT Meeting Minutes – 1/10/16

The team met Jan 10 at 4 pm via teleconference. Members present: Wylene Lengel, Judy Wrightsman Members Absent: Barbara Flory, Dale Minnich, Cathy Patrick, Terri Torres, Gloria Price Wylene Lengel opened with a short devotion and prayer. Wylene Lengel reported that she was in contact with Frances Oltman regarding replacing Cathy Patrick, Judy Wrightsman, and … read on

Leadership Training registration deadline February 8

Leadership Training registration deadline February 8

Please join us for Western Plains District’s Leadership Training for pastors AND lay church leaders! February 21-24, 2016 Heartland Center for Spirituality, Dominican Convent, Great Bend, Kan. RSVP by Monday, February 8



January is here. Another year past. And the memories crowd back. All the things done. All the things undone. All the times I wish I had done something. All the times I wish I had not done something. And among the things I was thinking was a program I recently heard on “gratitude.”

Womens Retreat

Women’s Retreat 2016

Western Plains District Women’s Retreat will be held April 8-10 at the Cross Wind Conference Center in Hesston Kan. Tara Hornbacker, Professor of Ministry Formation, Evangelism, and Missional Leadership at Bethany Theological Seminary, always wanted to have her own Christian cooking show on TV. Now you can join her as a studio audience for the … read on

CRT Meeting Minutes - 11/8/15

CRT Meeting Minutes – 11/8/15

The team met Sunday November 8, 2015 at 4 pm via teleconference. Members present: Barbara Flory, Terri Torres, Dale Minnich, Judy Wrightsman, Wylene Lengel Members absent: Cathy Patrick, Gloria Price Wylene led a devotion focused on thankfulness. Members needing replacement after this year: Cathy Patrick, Judy Wrightsman Children’s coordinator needing replacement: Laura Snyder Wylene will … read on

Camp Mt. Hermon unveils new website

Camp Mt. Hermon unveils new website

Camp Mt. Hermon has a new website!  Check it out to find camp dates and information, camper and staff forms, photos, and more!


Save the date for summer camp

Dates are now available for the 2017 summer camp season at Camp Colorado and Camp Mt. Hermon. Go to the online district calendar and save the dates!



The stirring strains of Modest Mussorgsky’s great “Pictures from an Exhibition” caused me to sit bolt upright!