Cincinnati Mennonite Fellowship (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)

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Cincinnati Mennonite Fellowship in 2022.
Jean Rodenberg photo

The Cincinnati Mennonite Fellowship in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA began in 1974 as an outgrowth of a Mennonite Central Committee Voluntary Service unit in the area. Mark and Susan Weidner provided the early leadership.

Initially, the congregation met on a biweekly basis; in 1975, a group of about 20 began to meet weekly. It met for many years in a Lutheran Church on Ravine Street and then in a United Methodist Church on East McMillan Street. In 1997 it moved to its own building at the present location.

The Fellowship was sponsored by both the Central District of the General Conference Mennonite Church and the Ohio and Eastern Mennonite Conference of the Mennonite Church (MC). It became a member of both conferences in 1976. In January 2012, it withdrew from the Ohio Conference.

In February 1992, the congregation began to sponsor a biennial Mennonite Arts Weekend that continued in 2022.

In 2022 the congregation was part of the Central District Conference of Mennonite Church USA.


"Cincinnati church provides do-it-yourself religion." The Mennonite 90, no. 9 (12 May 1992): 207.

"Cincinnati Fellowship meeting more often." The Mennonite 90, no. 21 (27 May 1975): 334.

Hege, Beth. "Cincinnati church hosts over 100 Mennonite artists." The Mennonite 107, no. 6 (24 March 1992): 137.

Rich, Elaine Sommers, ed. Walking Together in Faith: The Central District Conference, 1957-1990. Bluffton, Ohio: The Conference, 2003: 78.

Additional Information

Address: 4229 Brownway Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45209

Phone: 513-871-0035


Denominational Affiliations: Central District Conference Conference

Mennonite Church USA

Pastoral Leaders at Cincinnati Mennonite Fellowship

Name Years
of Service
Mark Weidner
Lay Leadership 1981
Nancy Kerr 1981-1983
Weldon D. Nisly 1984-1995
John Kampen (Associate) 1989-1997
Ann Nofziger 1996-2004
June E. Thomsen (Interim) 2004-2006
Joel R. Miller 2006-2013
Steve Schumm (Interim) 2014-2015
Renee Kanagy 2015-2019
Randy Miller (Transitional) 2019-2021
Brian Moll 2021-present

Membership at Cincinnati Mennonite Fellowship

Year Membership
1977 21
1980 17
1990 70
2000 66
2007 66
2020 71

Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published November 2022

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Steiner, Samuel J. "Cincinnati Mennonite Fellowship (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. November 2022. Web. 26 Feb 2024.,_Ohio,_USA)&oldid=174447.

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Steiner, Samuel J. (November 2022). Cincinnati Mennonite Fellowship (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 February 2024, from,_Ohio,_USA)&oldid=174447.

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