Jeff Renaud began as campus pastor at the Bell Centre for Gracepoint Community Church, Surrey, B.C., in June 2011. He previously served as student/college/life group pastor at North Langley (B.C.) Community Church for 12 years. He studied at Northwest Baptist College, Langley, and is currently completing a masters degree at ACTS Seminaries. Jeff and Michelle have 4 children. Steve Bains began as campus pastor at Surrey – South Campus for Gracepoint, June 15, 2011. He holds an MA in missiology (intercultural studies) from Canadian Theological Seminary (now Ambrose University College), Calgary. He previously served at Surrey Alliance Church (2000–2010), and as a church planter with the Christian and Missionary Alliance Churches (1991–2000). Steve and Harjit have 2 teenage sons. Bill Hogg resigned as senior pastor in August.
Jay Dyrland began as pastor of worship and small groups at Forest Grove Community (MB) Church, Saskatoon, Sept. 1. He holds a BRE from Vanguard College, an MA in Christian ministries from Briercrest Seminary, Caronport, Sask., and is currently working on a doctoral degree in worship from the Robert Webber Institute for Worship Studies. He has previously served as worship pastor at Heartland Alliance Church, Sherwood Park, Alta., as associate pastor at Victory Lutheran Church, Medicine Hat, Alta., and as adjunct faculty for International Biblical Online Leadership Training (IBOLT). Jay and Kathy-Sue have 3 children.
Wayne Eisbrenner served as pastor of Boissevain (Man.) MB Church, Feb. 2005–Oct. 2011. He resigned to accept the position of provincial director of CSSM Ministries, Winnipeg. Wayne was active in the Boissevain community, serving with the ministerial association, boys club, RCMP (chaplain), sports teams, library, and school.
Rob Neufeld is completing his service at Bethany College, Hepburn, Sask., in 2012: director of finance/business manager 2001–2008, director of donor relations 2008–2012. Also completing his time at Bethany, Paul Woodburn has served Bethany College (2005–2012) as ministry arts director; instructor in worship, music, technology; and director of Point of Impact, a music ministry team.
Participants in MB Mission’s short-term program TREK spend 2 months training in Abbotsford, B.C., and 8 months serving alongside long-term church planting teams. This year’s teams are serving in Thailand, Mexico, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Pictured (l–r) are (back) Zac Remboldt, Hillsboro, Kan.; Mark Zukowski, Abbotsford, B.C.; Austin Malnis, White Rock, B.C.; Jean-Daniel Veer, Montreal, Que.; Ryan Siemens, Saskatoon; Kevin Neslage, Wichita, Kan.; Sean Fast, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont.; John Henry Piers, Chilliwack, B.C.; (front) Leah Remboldt, Hillsboro; Sarah Jean Rhoads, Fresno, Cal.; Rachel Unger, Ferndale, Wash.; Emily Malnis, White Rock; Jill Ramer, Elmira, Ont.; Jackie Borkowski, Winnipeg; Aimee Smith, Prince George, B.C.; Marina Doane, Halifax; Monica Manderson, Langley, B.C.; Deanna Dyck, Niagara-on-the-Lake; Bonnie Quinn, Coaldale, Alta.; Maggie Cornish, Hillsboro.