Letter From Our CEO:
As we faced another year of uncertainty and challenge, MHS worked to nurture the hope that we have in our Anabaptist faith, to focus on strategy and leadership, and to consider the future. At the same time, MHS focused on each unique member’s mission and vision! Each member organization dug even deeper for resiliency and creativity to address pandemic-related issues.
Bringing people together to network, share ideas, discover ways to partner and work together, and learn new and innovative ways to further member ministries is one of the primary purposes of MHS.
Developing a new virtual Health Assembly platform, increasing webinar offerings, adding more faith-grounded content, creating a virtual leadership development program, and expanding virtual networking opportunities were ways that MHS responded to member needs for support.
MHS put great value in listening to members and determining if there are ways to adapt or change to meet their needs in 2021. We began a study of the MHS membership model in 2019 to consider the different levels of member engagement. We knew that MHS members find varying levels of value for their membership fees. There are several member-owned and member-participant programs that MHS sponsors or supports. These programs regularly provide savings and distribution back to the member. For some programs and services financial returns can be greater than MHS membership dues. Others do not have the same return. MHS added additional membership levels to allow for these varying benefits.
The pandemic delayed the onset of the new MHS membership levels to 2021, and MHS members fully embraced these changes. As a result, some MHS members will pay less for their annual membership, decreasing overall MHS revenues. MHS anticipated and planned for these changes and was able to adjust the budget accordingly.
Through regular engagement and MHS member input, a greater focus on employee engagement, recruitment, and retention will continue as a high priority. MHS will also continue its focus on governance best practices and leadership development, areas that we have continued to develop throughout the last year.
The pandemic, the employment crisis, and other challenges MHS members are addressing will continue to have significant strategic implications for MHS members. Our Anabaptist faith and the unique collaborations and solutions members enjoy within our association will continue to strengthen each member organization. A strong community leads to a strong ministry!
On behalf of the MHS Board of Directors, and the entire MHS team, we thank you for your engagement with us. We pledge to work creatively and strategically every day to maintain your trust and deserve your membership commitment.
Member Resources & Programs
2021 MHS Staff
MHS President / CEO
Director of Finance
COO / MEP Managing Director
Communications and Program Director
Communications and Program Associate
Administrative Coordinator, APG
2021 MHS Board
|Edward (Ed) Brubaker|
Board Vice Chair
CEO, Living Branches
Chair of Commission for Sponsorship
Director of Pastoral Ministries, Messiah Lifeways
Executive Director, Spring Haven
Chair of Finance Committee
Retired, Former CEO, Everence
|Valerie G. Rempel, Ph.D.|
Director of Accreditation, The Association of Theological Schools
Medical Officer for Phoenix Area Indian Health Service
|Jenifer (Jen) Foster|
Governance Committee Chair
Executive Director, Central California Mennonite Residential Services
CEO, Bluestem Communities
CEO, Fairmount Homes
|Maribel Ramirez Hinojosa|
College Station, Texas
Chair, MHS Consulting Board
Executive Director, Paxton Ministries
Professor of Nursing, Eastern Mennonite University
Peace Church Insurance Programs
Peace Church Insurance programs are a group of member-owned insurance programs for members of MHS, Fellowship of Brethren Homes, and Friends Services Alliance. These programs include Peace Church Health Insurance Program (PCHIP), Peace Church Property Insurance Trust (PCPIT), Peace Church Risk Retention Group (PCRRG), and Peace Church Workers Safety Program (PCWSP).
PCHIP covered approximately 2,800 people in 2021 and total Subscribers Savings Account (SSA) allocations are about $2.8 million to date. PCRRG had total cash dividends of $19,217,734 and a total amount allocated to SSA’s of $14,345,794. PCWSP total premium is approximately $3.6M and the total SSA allocation to date is $1.8M.
The Medical Expense Plan (MEP) is a self-funded church plan sponsored by MHS since the mid-1980s and is available to qualified MHS members. The plan encourages member organizations to work together to improve employee health and manage medical expenses.
Our goal is to provide cost-effective employee health benefits to organizations that share common beliefs about stewardship, mutual aid, and community. MHS members seeking a fresh perspective on health insurance are encouraged to consider this plan, where members share cost and responsibility as owners of the MEP.
MHS membership grants access to two group purchasing organizations (Care Purchasing Services and Alliance Purchasing Network). Employees of our participating member organizations can take advantage of many discounts.
In 2021, MHS members now have access to two GPOs:
2021 Financial Summary
|Consolidated Statement of Financial Position|
December 31, 2021
|Cash and investments||$2,001,373|
|Accounts receivable and prepaid expenses||$45,591|
|Without donor restrictions||$1,306,472|
|With donor restrictions||$591,514|
|Total net assets||$1,897,986|
|Total liabilities and net assets||$2,055,500|
|Consolidated Statement of Activities|
Year ended December 31, 2021
|Member services and contracts||$863,382|
|Member services and contracts||$970,375|
|Increase in net assets||$484,796|