New director for Centre for MB Studies appointed

Doug Heidebrecht has been appointed as the new director for the Centre for MB Studies, a ministry of the Canadian Conference of MB Churches. Heidebrecht will replace Ken Reddig, who earlier this year announced his retirement, effective June 2008.

The Centre serves the Canadian conference through preserving historical records and telling past and present discipleship stories of the Mennonite Brethren, and will become more intentional in engaging dialogue around the issues facing the church today.

Heidebrecht is no stranger to the conference. He has served on the faculty of Bethany College in Hepburn, Sask. for the past 15 years, teaching Old and New Testament studies; worked with the Board of Faith and Life recently on the topic of women in ministry leadership; and served as communications board chair and member for eight years.

Heidebrecht is “passionate about engaging people in theological and historical conversations at a practical level,” says Cam Rowland, director of communications. “His gift of teaching people and helping them think critically about what they believe will be an asset to the Centre and conference.”

Together with his wife, Sherry, with whom he has two adult children, Heidebrecht will be moving from Saskatchewan to Winnipeg this summer.

—CCMBC news release

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