Waterloo, Ontario – Devin Manzullo-Thomas of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, has been appointed as Editor and Writer for Mennonite World Conference beginning January 2013.
In this half-time position, he will serve as part of the MWC communication team, helping to generate stories of churches and people from the global faith family. He will also serve as editor of MWC publications.
“In a world increasingly plagued by intolerance, intransigence, and lack of understanding, MWC plays a crucial role in nurturing international Anabaptist solidarity,” says Manzullo-Thomas. “I am honoured to join in this important work as MWC Editor and Writer, and I look forward to sharing stories of God’s work in and through the church.”
Manzullo-Thomas has an undergraduate degree in English from Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania and graduated recently with an MA in History from Temple University.
During both his undergraduate and graduate studies, he gained experience in writing, editing, planning and production in various communication roles. Since 2009, he has served the Brethren in Christ Church U.S. as an Associate for Communication and Congregational Relations. Prior to that he served the denomination as a communications intern, and also worked at Messiah College as a student writer. He has also been involved with both the Brethren in Christ and Lancaster Mennonite Historical Societies.
According to Ron Rempel, Chief Communications Officer, Manzullo-Thomas is well suited for his work with MWC. He has experience in cross-cultural communication and also in going after compelling people and church stories, in addition to reporting on organizational actions and decisions.
In his role as Editor, Manzullo-Thomas will succeed Byron Rempel-Burkholder, who served part-time as Editor of Courier/Correo/Courrier for its 2011 and 2012 issues. Rempel-Burkholder, an editor with MennoMedia, also served for a year as MWC news editor after joining the MWC staff in June 2010. He completed his service with MWC at the end of 2012.