Invite AMBS

Invite AMBS is a unique opportunity to invite the faculty and staff of AMBS to come directly to you.

If your church or organization is looking to address a certain topic, or if you want to hear from a specific speaker, take a look below to see what topics AMBS faculty and staff speakers are highly trained to provide.

This is the place to start the process of inviting AMBS faculty and staff directly to your gathering. Call, email or fill out the short information form to hear more about costs involved and to discuss possible dates.

Why Invite AMBS?

Here’s what someone had to say about working with Nekeisha Alayna Alexis.

“Nekeisha worked with the entire CCS staff in leading, training and inspiring discussions that have widened our understanding of the historical basis of racism, the implications of biases and how to begin to unravel the misconceptions of people regarding differences.”

Donna Parker, Controller, Church Community Services, Elkhart, Indiana

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Available speakers

Nekeisha Alayna Alexis, MA, is the Intercultural Competence and Undoing Racism (ICUR) coordinator at AMBS. Schedule Nekeisha


Possible Topics:

  • Learning sessions
  • Constructive review
  • Individual and leadership coaching
  • Intercultural Development Inventory assessment and development (IDI)
  • Strategic planning sessions

Malinda E. Berry, PhD, is Associate Professor of Theology and Ethics at AMBS. Schedule Malinda


Possible Topics:

  • Anabaptist/Mennonite Theology
  • Confessional Bible Study
  • Constructive Theology
  • Environmental Concerns in Theological Perspective
  • Feminist & Womanist Theologies
  • Nonviolent Communication
  • Peace Theology & Ethics
  • Peace Theology & Group Process
  • Theology & the Arts

Susannah Larry, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies at AMBS. Schedule Susannah


Possible Topics:

  • Lament in the Bible
  • Sexualized Violence in the Bible
  • Trauma-Informed Bible Study
  • Violence and Peacemaking in the Bible
  • Women in the Bible

David B. Miller, DMin, is a Teaching Associate of the AMBS Church Leadership Center. Schedule David


Possible Topics:

  • Becoming a Community of Healing & Hope: Speaking the Truth, Healing the Wounds, Anticipating a New Day
  • Confessional Bible Study
  • Doxology Against Empire: Living By and Making Known the Manifold Wisdom of God
  • God’s Shalom & the Church’s Witness
  • Healthy Boundaries Training
  • Improvisational Leadership: Formation and Practice

Jamie Pitts, PhD, is the Associate Professor of Anabaptist Studies at AMBS, the director of the Institute of Mennonite Studies and the editor for the journal Anabaptist Witness. Schedule Jamie


Possible Topics:

  • Anabaptist History and Theology
  • Anabaptism today
  • Baptism
  • The global church
  • The Holy Spirit
  • Mission

Drew Strait, PhD, is Assistant Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins at AMBS. Schedule Drew


Possible Topics:

  • Christian Nationalism and Political Idolatry
  • Anabaptist Approaches to Scripture
  • Biblical Foundation of Peace and Justice
  • Biblical Interpretation
  • Imperial Rome and the Jesus Movement
  • Luke-Acts
  • Mark
  • Matthew
  • Paul
  • Peacemaking in Early Christianity
  • Reading the Bible as a Literature of Resistance
  • Revelation
  • Second Temple Judaism

Leah Thomas

Leah R. Thomas, PhD, is the Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care and Contextual Education at AMBS. Schedule Leah


Possible Topics:

  • Anti-racist and intercultural pastoral care
  • Embodiment in Christian spiritual practices and pastoral care
  • Pastoral Care
  • Trauma and trauma-informed caregiving
  • Somatic practices for addressing trauma


Additional members of the AMBS faculty and staff are available upon request.

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Why Invite AMBS?

Here’s what someone had to say about working with Susannah Larry.

“From within a circle of deep appreciation for the Bible and its authority, Susannah made us aware of the internal, sometimes competing messages, which need to be brought into conversation with each other and with the God we know revealed in Jesus.”

Vic Stoltzfus, retired president of Goshen College

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