The board of faith and life (BFL) provides spiritual guidance and direction in matters of faith, theology, ethics, and Christian living, and upholds biblical and ethical integrity through the MB Confession of Faith. The BFL also provides resources (e.g. pamphlet series) and events (e.g. study conferences and pastors credentialing orientation).—Eds.
Name: Richard Martens
Position: Ontario conference minister
On the board since: Jan. 2010
Church: Evergreen Heights Christian Fellowship, Simcoe, Ont.
Family: married to Laura; 3 sons
Most important theological issue facing MBs today: Our theology needs to recapture a missional mindset that engages our neighbours, coworkers, and community members in a way that we have not yet really experienced.
Favourite theologian: Gary Larson of The Far Side comics
Name: Steve Berg
Position: B.C. conference minister
On the board since: 2005
Church: South Abbotsford (B.C.) Church
Family: married to Karen; 3 daughters, 5 grandchildren
Most important theological issue facing MBs today: The sufficiency of Christ.
Name: Sherry Heidebrecht
On the board since: 2006
“Day job”: clinical director of a women’s counselling centre in Winnipeg
Church: The Meeting Place, Winnipeg
Family: married to Doug; 2 adult children
Most important theological issue facing MBs today: For the church to know who it is and to live authentically in the world, offering our lives in extravagant worship, love, and service to Christ.
Favourite theologian: C.S. Lewis and Leslie Newbigin (although we are all theologians)