MBBS Canada and CMU collaborate on faculty appointment
The board of directors of Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary Canada, together with the board of governors of Canadian Mennonite University (CMU), appointed Andrew Dyck assistant professor of ministry studies at CMU.
This new position is jointly funded by MBBS Canada and the MB Church of Manitoba. Dyck will give leadership in spiritual formation, worship, preaching, ministry supervision, evangelism, leadership development, and pastoral care and counselling, and serve as a resource for MBCM.
“Andrew brings a deep understanding of evangelical-Anabaptist identity, effective servant leadership, and a passionate commitment to helping leaders become caring and faithful witnesses and disciples of Jesus Christ,” says MBBS Canada president Bruce Guenther.
CMU president Gerald Gerbrandt is pleased with the cooperation between schools, and the contribution Andrew will make to the CMU community.
Dyck brings a breadth of experience, including, most recently, a senior co-pastoral position at Highland Community Church, Abbotsford, B.C., service on the pastoral ministries committee of the BC Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches, and work as executive secretary of the MB Historical Commission.
Dyck’s education includes training as a physiotherapist (University of Manitoba), study at MB Bible College (Winnipeg), and an MA in church leadership from Eastern Mennonite Seminary (Harrisonburg, Va.). He is currently completing a PhD at International Baptist Theological Seminary, Prague. He is married to Martha; they have three adult children.
“I thank God for this opportunity to serve alongside others in training pastors and leaders. It is my desire that they be known as people of depth.”
“Andrew’s appointment will provide greater support for the development of pastoral leaders and resourcing Manitoba pastors and churches for the mission of reaching Canadians with the good news of Jesus Christ,” says Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches executive director Willy Reimer.