John Sommer

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] or mail to MAP List, P.O. Box 442632, Lawrence, KS, 66044. All sources will be kept confidential.


Name: John Sommer

Date of birth: app. 1946

Description: Multiple allegations from women about "unwanted sexual advances" over "a period of years," while working with Commission on Overseas Missions (General Conference Mennonite Church). Was dismissed his COM post in 1992.

Church-related positions held: Twenty-two years working for Commission On Overseas Missions in a variety of positions, including COM secretary for Asia. Retired recently from work as a financial advisor at Everence.

Current employment/location (as of 2016): Newton, KS

Documentation: The Mennonite, January 12, 1993, p. 14.