September Transitions 2013
Hugh Froese began as community life pastor at Winkler (Man.) MB, Aug. 1. He holds an MA in church ministry from MBBS and was pastor at South Park MB, Altona, Man., 2003–2013. Hugh and Yvette have 3 children.
Jurgen Rausch began as lead pastor at Scott Street MB, St. Catharines, Ont., June 2013. With a BRE in pastoral studies from Tyndale Bible College and Seminary, and an MBA with a non-profit specialty from Trinity Western University, he pastored for 20 years in southern Ontario with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada, and most recently served as director of partner relations for Family Life Network. Jurgen and Reni have 3 adult children.
Jonathan Mitchell began as youth pastor at Culloden MB, Vancouver, in May. Trained at business school, he was a volunteer youth leader for 6 years with Every Nation church in Vancouver where, in 2012, he started a monthly youth worship night at South Hill Church.
Bethany College welcomes Tim Huebert as instructor in ministry arts and community worship director. A graduate of Briercrest College, Caronport, Sask., and University of Saskatchewan with degrees in religious education and music education, he served at Bethany as interim music director 1994–1996, and as music minister at Westwood MB Church, Prince George, B.C., 1996–2012. Long-time Bethany professor Susan Schmidt Goerz is now ministry arts director.
Bethel Evangelical Christian Assembly, an Ethiopian church fellowship in Winnipeg, changed its name to House of Covenant International. The pastor is Yohannes Engida and the current language of worship is Amharic.
Terry Brensinger was appointed dean and vice president of Fresno (Cal.) Pacific Biblical Seminary, starting Aug. 1. Professor of pastoral ministry at FPBS since 2011, Brensinger holds advanced degrees in Old Testament, biblical studies, and Ancient Near Eastern archeology from Drew University, an MDiv from Asbury Theological seminary, and a BA from Messiah College. Prior to teaching at FPBS he taught at Messiah College, Harrisonburg, Pa., pastored, and taught overseas.
Tabor College, Hillsboro, Kan., said farewell to 2 long-serving professors. Richard Kyle, professor of history and religion for 41 years, and Judy Harder, associate professor of communication for 26 years, retired from classroom teaching at the end of the 2012–2013 year.