Transitions – November/December 2017

HELLOS

Johnny Dodsworth

TITLE:

discipleship and life groups pastor, Eastview Community Church, East St. Paul, Man.

START:

Aug. 1, 2017

EDUCATION:

MA in Christian ministry, MB Biblical Seminary (in progress)

PREVIOUS MINISTRY:

pastor of student ministry, Eastview

FAMILY:

Dayna; children Norah, Everyn

ON MINISTRY:

Jesus established his disciple-making process through the inauguration of the church, and gave us the example through his relational ministry. My hope is that Christ followers would share “not only the gospel, but our lives as well’ as we seek to make disciples in our families, schools, workplaces and in the world (1 Thessalonians 2:8).

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Dwight Bennett

TITLE:

youth pastor, Eastview Community Church, East St. Paul, Man.

START:

Aug. 1, 2017

EDUCATION:

BA in biblical studies and Christian ministries, Bethany College

PREVIOUS MINISTRY:

student ministry assistant, Eastview

ON MINISTRY:

I am passionate to see youth come to know Jesus, be baptized and grow into the future leaders of our church.

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James Wittenberg

TITLE:

associate pastor, West Portal Church, Saskatoon

START:

August 2017

EDUCATION:

MDiv, Regent College, Vancouver   

PREVIOUS MINISTRY:

intern, St John’s Anglican, Vancouver; lead pastor, Sherbrooke Mennonite, Vancouver; Eastern Mennonite Mission short-term, Germany, Indonesia

FAMILY:

Rosanna; children Katie, Samuel

ON MINISTRY:

I am passionate about the church because the church is the Father’s plan for transforming the world. We are learning to love one another, forgive one another and bear with one another. As we follow Jesus, the Holy Spirit is transforming us and lives around us with freedom and hope.

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Paul Cumin

TITLE:

pastor, Lendrum Mennonite Brethren Church, Edmonton

START:

September, 2017

EDUCATION:

BA in evangelism and discipleship, Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, Ill.; MA in spiritual theology, Regent College, Vancouver; PhD in Christian doctrine, King’s College London

PREVIOUS MINISTRY:

pastor, Pemberton (B.C.) Community Church; professor of theology, MB Seminary

FAMILY:

Melanie; children Mackensy, Benjamin, Joseph

ON MINISTRY:

Jesus loves her, this I know, so I try to too.

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Andrew Kowan

TITLE:

associate pastor of community life, Cedar Park Church, Delta, B.C.

START:

May 2017 (full-time); began part-time
April 2016

EDUCATION:

BSc in chemistry, Triinity Western University, Langley, B.C.; MDiv, Regent College, Vancouver (in progress)

FAMILY:

Victoria; daughter Ella Joy

ON MINISTRY:

The opportunity to discern as a community how God is inviting his people to participate in his mission gives me great joy, excitement and passion for this incredible work.

 

GOODBYES

Ron Berg, Clearbrook MB Church, lead pastor (2010–2017)

Pat Dergousoff, Saskatchewan Conference of MB Churches, secretary-treasurer, director of finance and congregational services, director of ministry support (2001–2017)

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