Brad Schroeder began as bivocational associate pastor of community and mission at Christian Fellowship Church, Lanigan, Sask., June 1. He holds a BA in psychology, is currently studying toward an MDiv at Briercrest Seminary, Caronport, Sask., and works in the construction industry. Brad and Casadi have 2 children: Noah, Mika.
Canadian Mennonite University has appointed Jeff Huebner to faculty for the Redekop School of Business. Assistant professor of international business at Ambrose University College, Calgary, for the past 5 years, Jeff’s recent areas of focus include developing international study opportunities and organizational partnerships for students to expand global cross-cultural learning experiences. Jeff holds a BComm from the University of B.C., an MBA from the Haskayne School of Business, Calgary, and has participated in international learning exchanges.
Alvin Thielmann joins the Bethany College community this summer as athletics director. His coaching specialty is soccer, a sport he has supported through coaching, referee work, and association membership. From Coaldale, Alta., Alvin has worked in construction, agriculture management, camp program directing, and wilderness guiding.
After 35 years of ministry, Dale Warkentin retires Aug. 1. He began his ministry at Winkler (Man.) MB Church, planted Flin Flon (Man.) MB Church (Cornerstone Community Church) in 1984 and served as pastor there until 2003, and most recently was called to restart the Mennonite Brethren ministry in Carman, Man., where he pastored Friends Community Church since 2003.
The Saskatchewan MB Conference welcomed C2C Network church plants Grace Fellowship, Saskatoon, and The Compass Church, Regina, into the conference in June.
Grace Fellowship began some 5 years ago in a home, and has been meeting Sunday mornings at Saskatoon’s Galaxy Theatre since January 2011, with “a gospel intentionality for the fame of Jesus’ name.” Founding pastor Murray McLellan has been mentored by local leaders over his 18 years as pastor of a nondenominational church in Leask, Sask. He is married to Cheryl and has 3 adult children.
The Compass Church launched public services Sunday mornings at W.F. Ready Elementary School, Regina, in 2009 after a period of meeting in pastor Blair Allen’s home. Blair holds a BRE from Canadian Bible College, Regina, and previously pastored an Alliance church in Alberta for 8 years. With an attendance of mainly young adults, The Compass Church is “in the city for the glory of God and the good of the city.” Blair and Sharon have 4 children: Wyatt, Maguire, Emerson, Keaton.