The Bulletin – Spring/Summer 2019

The Spring/Summer 2019 issue of The Bulletin will arrive in mailboxes in late May/early June. Look for yours!


The wall hanging featured on the cover was pieced by Goshen College Professor of Music Debra Detwiler ’79 and Shirley (Claassen) Dick ’75 and quilted by Meredith (Lambright) Yoder ’66. It was given as a gift to Marilyn Rudy-Froese ’85 when she left her pastorate at Berkey Avenue Mennonite Fellowship in 2017. The quilt symbolically represents how Goshen College is “shaped by Anabaptist-Mennonite tradition” and seeks “inclusive community and transformative justice in all that we do.” As well, we chose this as the cover in tribute to Deb after her too-early death on April 22, 2019. Deb’s life and work were committed to the themes of this issue — diversity, equity, inclusion and global citizenship — and this quilt beautifully captures those ideas with its circles, the interconnectedness, the darkness and the light. For this journey we are on — as Deb well knew — is not straight, is complex, is never complete and is filled with great joys and challenges.