James Dunn

 This is a Mennonite church worker who has been publicly accused of sexual abuse. They are listed here as part of the Mennonite Abuse Prevention (MAP) list. Anyone with additional information or documentation on this person, please contact mennonite[at]snapnetwork.org or mail to MAP List, P.O. Box 442632, Lawrence, KS, 66044. All sources will be kept confidential.


Name: James Dunn

Date of birth: app. 1942

Description: Admitted to sexually abusive relationship with pastoral counseling client from 1974-1977 (dates according to Dunn's own statement). Ministerial credentials suspended by Western District Conference (General Conference Mennonite Church) in 1992. Credentials reinstated in 1996.

Church-related positions held: Pastor, First Mennonite Church of Champaign-Urbana, Illinois (1970s); Director of church relations and campus pastor at Bethel College, North Newton, KS (early 1980s); Pastor, First Mennonite Church in Newton, KS (1989-1992); Western District Conference Moderator (resigned 1992); Pastor, Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church in Goessel, KS (1997-2004); Burton Mennonite Church in Burrton, KS (2004-2014) 

Current employment/location (as of 2016): Hesston, KS. In nursing home care.

Documentation: The Mennonite, October 13, 1992, p. 448.


Gospel Herald, Oct. 13, 1992, p. 12.


The Mennonite, Oct. 26, 1993, p. 15.


Mennonite World Review, "Unexpected call led to lifelong pastoral ministry," Mennonite World Review, Dec. 22, 2014. (https://web.archive.org/web/20160528235645/http://mennoworld.org/2014/12/22/feature/unexpected-call-led-to-lifelong-pastoral-ministry/)