Pana Mission (Pana, Illinois, USA)

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The Pana Mission, Pana, Illinois, USA, was a church planted in 2009 by the Southern Illinois Mission Partnership) (SIMP). SIMP was a cooperative effort of the Argentine-based Patagonia Mission Project and committed individuals and congregations in the Illinois Mennonite Conference of Mennonite Church USA to expand the Anabaptist Christian witness in southern Illinois. The congregation's leaders were Loren and Deb Miller and Ray and Karen Nachtigall.

It met on the first and third weekends of each month in a rented storefront that was ultimately donated to the outreach in 2011. The East Bend Mennonite Church received title to the property.

The mission appeared to close between 2017 and 2020.


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Nachtigall, Ray. "Southern Illinois Mission Partnership." Missional Crossroads (March 2010): 3, 8.

Additional Information

Address: Pana, Illinois, USA



Denominational Affiliations: Illinois Mennonite Conference

Mennonite Church USA

Pastoral Leaders at Pana Mission

Name Years
of Service
Loren & Deb Miller 2009-?
Ray & Karen Nachtigall 2009-2018?

Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published February 2024

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Steiner, Samuel J. "Pana Mission (Pana, Illinois, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. February 2024. Web. 17 Apr 2024.,_Illinois,_USA)&oldid=178275.

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