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New faces on the executive board

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The executive board provides overall direction, governance, and fiduciary oversight to the Canadian MB Conference. Here’s a brief introduction to some of its newer members, affirmed at Gathering 2012.


 Rick Goossen
Position: Member at large (MAL)
Profession: lawyer/financial strategist/adjunct professor
Church: Willingdon Church, Burnaby, B.C.
Family: married, 4 children


In your opinion, what is the most important task of the executive board?

To pursue good stewardship of CCMBC human and financial resources with excellence, and to continually earn the confidence of the constituency through applying biblical wisdom and careful decision making in a manner that reflects the wishes of the constituency.

Name: Harold Froese
Position: Manitoba moderator
Profession: farmer, part-time credit union loans officer, director at Manitoba Egg Farmers
Church: Fort Garry MB Church, Winnipeg
Family: married to Jocelyn for 38 years, 4 adult children (3 in-laws), 2 grandchildren

What do you hope to see the executive board accomplish for the Canadian conference? 

Rebuild trust and confidence in the conference and executive board as we collaboratively develop a ministry vision under God’s guidance.

Name: Todd Hardy
Position: Saskatchewan moderator
Profession: Agricultural labourer
Church: Hepburn MB Church, Sask.
Family: married to Leah, 2 daughters


In your opinion, what is the most important task of the executive board? 

To hear God’s voice and follow his directions whether they come through prayer, reading the Bible, or listening to congregants, lay leaders, and pastors from our churches from coast to coast.

Update: After Gathering 2012, Len Penner took the office of assistant moderator; Victor Martens, secretary. Both were previously members at large. Since study conference 2011, Brian Cooper (BFL chair) and Terrance Froese (BFL vice chair) represent the board of faith and life (BFL) on the executive board.

Note: Other executive board members were introduced in JulyOctober 2009November 2010 issues of the MB Herald.

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