Pastor Peter Stucky

The public award ceremony will take place after a service in the Mennonite Church of Hamburg-Altona, where the award-winning sermon will be heard.

The award-winning sermon was first preached in 2021 at the opening of the "Month of Mission" in Bogotá. 

Peter Wood Stucky, from Medellín, Colombia, served as president of the Mennonite Church in Colombia from 1999-2009. He is co-founder of Mencoldes and Justapaz.

He also served on the World Council of Churches international steering group of the Decade to Overcome Violence.

The International Menno Simons Sermon Prize is intended to encourage and honor sermons that bring the biblical witness into the light of the Anabaptist-Mennonite tradition. In the horizon of lived ecumenism, they should promote peace church orientation and convince through credibility in order to offer spiritual strengthening. Furthermore, the sermons are intended to stimulate discussion of the content of current issues in public life – beyond one's own denominational boundaries.