Brief Bio

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My name is Joel Miller and I pastor Columbus Mennonite Church.  My wife, Abbie, and I have three daughters: Eve, Lily, and Ila.

Some life experiences that have impacted my formation include: growing up on a farm with three other sibs in Bellefontaine, Ohio; attending Hesston College in Kansas (where Abbie and I met); living for a year in experimental intentional community with four other friends in Atlanta, Georgia; studying sociology at Eastern University in Philly; studying Middle East culture and politics for a semester in Cairo, Egypt; doing a year and a half of Mennonite Voluntary Service in St. Louis, Missouri, living in community with other volunteers and working with Habitat for Humanity and the Institute for Peace and Justice; attending seminary at Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary, studying Bible, theology, and ministry and becoming better rooted in the Anabaptist tradition of peacemaking and service; and becoming a husband and father. I pastored in Cincinnati for seven years before beginning at CMC in 2013.

When there’s spare time I enjoy home improvement projects, running, and reading.  In my next life I might be a farmer.


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