Ashland University Announces Two Brethren Hires

By Patrick Sprague

July 25, 2017


Ashland, Ohio | July 25, 2017

Beginning Monday, July 24, 2017, Glenn Black has been named Executive Director of the Office of Christian Ministry at Ashland University. Glenn brings a wealth of experience both in academia and the local church, including his most recent experience as Executive Pastor at Park Street Brethren Church. Prior to Park Street, Glenn served at Ashland Theological Seminary. Glenn will oversee all Christian ministries on campus, and will continue to foster a connection between the University and The Brethren Church.  

Coinciding with this change is the appointment of Rev. Mallorie Dladla to the position of University Chaplain at Ashland University. Mallorie is a member of 5 Stones Community Church in Ashland, Ohio. She was ordained a Brethren Elder in July 2017. For the past two years, she has been leading The Well ministry on campus. She is excited to expand her ministry on campus and serve as a liaison between the University and the Brethren Church. She is passionate about helping others know God more and helping them understand the implications of being daughters and sons of God. 

“I believe God is doing amazing things in and through the Brethren Church. In order to be a faithful steward, I want to use my gifts to serve the Church. I have experience listening to the Spirit in community for prayerful visioneering. My spiritual gifts of discernment/prophecy help me to be appropriately cautious, while my gift of encouragement makes me a momentum-builder when necessary. I love to seek vision and then empower others to see the vision come to life through the power of the Spirit.”


The Brethren Church is a multi-generational denomination of churches worldwide, steeped in Anabaptist and Pietist roots originating in 1708. The Brethren Church is committed to Planting Churches, Developing Leaders, Increasing Church Health and Vitality, and Serving Globally. More info can be found at The Brethren Church headquarters are located in Ashland, OH, USA. 

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