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Minister

Lois Yvonne Barrett, American minister. Ordained to Christian ministry, 1985. Recipient American Bible Society award, 1983. Convener Churches United for Peacemaking, Wichita, 1986, 88-89, board directors, 1983-1990; president Midtown Citizens Association, 1977-1978; member Citizens Participation Organization, 1977-1980. Member American Academy Religion, American Society Church History, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

Barrett, Lois Yvonne was born on November 9, 1947 in Enid, Oklahoma, United States. Daughter of Hugh Preston and Audrey Lucille (Wilson) Barrett.

Education

Bachelor, University Oklahoma, 1969. Master of Divinity, Mennonite Biblical Seminary, 1983. Doctor of Philosophy, Union Graduate School, 1992.

Career

Association editor, The Mennonite, Newton, Kansas, 1971-1977;editor, The House Church newsletter, Wichita, Kansas, 1978-1980, 83-85;instructor, Great Plains Seminary Education Progressive, North Newton, Kansas, 1985, 90, 92;co-pastor, Mennonite Church of the Servant, Wichita, Kansas, 1983-1992;executive secretary Commission Home Ministries, General Conference Mennonite Church, Newton, since 1992. Member executive county Institute Mennonite Studies, Elkhart, Indiana, since 1983. Member ecumenical peace theology working group Mennonite Center Committee, Akron, Pennsylvania, 1988-1992.

Writer Inter-Mennonite Confession of Faith committee, 1988-1995. Editorial committee Mennonite Encyclopedia V, 1985-1987.

Achievements

  • Ordained to Christian ministry, 1985.

Works

Membership

Convener Churches United for Peacemaking, Wichita, 1986, 88-89, board directors, 1983-1990. President Midtown Citizens Association, 1977-1978. Member Citizens Participation Organization, 1977-1980.

Member American Academy Religion, American Society Church History, Phi Beta Kappa.

Connections

Married Thomas Bruce Mierau, June 26, 1977. Children: Barbara, Susanna, John.

father:
Hugh Preston Barrett

mother:
Audrey Lucille (Wilson) Barrett

spouse:
Thomas Bruce Mierau

child:
Barbara Barrett

child:
Susanna Barrett

child:
John Barrett