Ken Dueck began a term at Highland MB Church, Calgary, as transitional restoration pastor, Nov. 1. He holds an MDiv from Providence Theological Seminary, Otterburne, Man., and has previously pastored at Rowandale Baptist Church, Winnipeg; Harrison Gospel Chapel (MB), Harrison Hot Springs, B.C.; and Armstrong (B.C.) Bible Chapel (MB). Ken and Jeanne have 1 adult son.
Travis Barbour began working half-time as pastoral intern for congregational care at Neighbourhood Community Church, Nanaimo, B.C., Jan. 1. He is currently completing an MCS at Regent College, Vancouver, at which time he will transition to full-time.The internship is intended to lead toward the position of associate pastor of congregational care. Travis is married to Whitney and has previously completed a BA at Columbia Bible College, Abbotsford, B.C., where he worked as a teaching assistant and spent summers working in MCC thrift stores.
MennoMedia hired Jonathan (J) Janzen as contract editor for Rejoice! a daily devotional co-published by Kindred Productions and MennoMedia. J currently serves as part-time pastoral elder at Highland Community Church, Abbotsford, B.C., and recently served as part-time interim editor of the MB Herald. J is a graduate of Concord College, the University of Winnipeg, and has recently completed an MA in Christianity and culture at Regent College in Vancouver.
Christian Press, a non-funded agency of the Canadian conference, changed its name to CP Printing Solutions in January. The name change reflects a transition from CP as an internal operating department to a standalone company under the jurisdiction of the Canadian Conference of MB Churches. Purchased by CCMBC in the 1960s in order to publish the Herald, CP now provides many services outside the MB conference.