Harrisonburg, VA — Shana Peachey Boshart has been hired as the new Program Facilitator for Shine Curriculum. This grant-funded, full-time position was created to facilitate the development of the Everywhere Faith program, a new faith practice resource.
Peachey Boshart will work closely with churches and households to assess ministry needs and challenges in Christian education. Cohort churches and families will join focus group meetings, and the feedback will be processed between the Everywhere Faith network and Shine content developers. Focusing on recruiting and supporting contract facilitators to reach diverse families and parents, Peachey Boshart will work with current Shine staff and contractors to develop faith practice resources.
Peachey Boshart served for 20 years as conference minister for Christian formation in Central Plains Mennonite Conference, and for four years as denominational minister for faith formation for Mennonite Church USA. She earned a graduate certificate in theological studies from Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, has formal training in spiritual direction, and is a qualified administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory. She is a credentialed leadership coach and owner of Wisdom Calls Coaching. Peachey Boshart has a long history of networking and resourcing faith formation leaders. She is married to David Boshart, the president of Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Indiana, and together they have three sons and four granddaughters. They attend Prairie Street Mennonite Church, where Peachey Boshart is chair of the executive committee.
Shine, a curriculum partnership between MennoMedia and Brethren Press, was awarded a grant of $1,250,000 in August 2023 from Lilly Endowment Inc. MennoMedia is the publishing arm of Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada; Brethren Press is the publisher for the Church of the Brethren.