TITLE & CONGREGATION: lead pastor, Bakerview Church, Abbotsford, B.C.
START: Sept 1, 2018
EDUCATION: BEd, University of Saskatoon, MDiv, MBBS (Fresno, Cal.)
PREVIOUS MINISTRY: pastor, River West, Edmonton (1997–2018); pastor of worship, Waterloo (Ont.) MB, (1995–1997)
FAMILY: Sandy; 3 adult children
ON MINISTRY: My favourite thing about being a pastor is getting a front row seat on how God works in and through the lives of people, drawing them to himself for his glory and their growth. Having a part in this through preaching his word fostering fellowship and service is what I love to do.
TITLE & CONGREGATION: associate pastor, Bakerview Church, Abbotsford, B.C.
START: Aug. 1, 2018
EDUCATION: MA in Christian ministry,
PREVIOUS MINISTRY: transition pastor, Harrison Gospel Chapel, (2018); director of advancement, MB Seminary (2012–2017)
FAMILY: Connie; 2 daughters
ON MINISTRY: I aspire to be an unbusy pastor who is attuned to God’s Spirit and available to God’s people while not using time as something to fill.
TITLE & CONGREGATION: lead pastor, Mission Pentecostal Church, Regina – a partner with Parliament Community Church
START: Aug. 1, 2018
EDUCATION: MDiv, Regent College, Vancouver
PREVIOUS MINISTRY: vice president of international missions for North American Baptist Conference, church planter in Calgary
FAMILY: Melissa; 3 children; 3 grandchildren
ON MINISTRY: I love to see the church behave in such a way that the community gets a taste of what the Kingdom of God is like.
TITLE & CONGREGATION: pastor of worship and young adults, King Road Church, Abbotsford, B.C.
START: Sept. 1, 2018
EDUCATION: Heritage Bible College, Cambridge, Ont.; Briercrest College, Caronport, Sask.
PREVIOUS MINISTRY: worship pastor, Faith St. Thomas (Ont.) a Fellowship of Evangelical Baptists church
TITLE & CONGREGATION: lead pastor, Arnold Community Church, Abbotsford, B.C.
START: Sept. 4, 2018
EDUCATION: BA, Briercrest College, Caronport, Sask.; MA, Regent College, Vancouver; DMin, Carey Theological College, Vancouver
PREVIOUS MINISTRY: Sardis Community Church, Abbotsford, B.C. (2015–2018)
FAMILY: Michelle; 4 children
ON MINISTRY: I love being a pastor because I often get a front row seat in watching God do his great work of redeeming, healing, restoring, fixing broken people, and messy situations.
TITLE & CONGREGATION: lead pastor, South Langley (B.C.) Church
START: Jan. 1, 2018
EDUCATION: MDiv from MBBS-ACTS
PREVIOUS MINISTRY: worship coordinator, associate pastor, co-lead pastor at South Langley
FAMILY: Justine; 2 sons, Connor and Liam, and a child on the way
ON MINISTRY: I’m passionate about equipping God’s people to be high-impact disciples and devoted lovers of Jesus.
Greg Wiens, lead pastor, Waldheim (Sask.) MB Church (2009–2018)
Columbia Bible College welcomed two new instructors in August. Kimberly Morrison, intercultural studies faculty
EDUCATION: MA in global leadership, Fuller Theological Seminary (2010); Doctor of intercultural studies, Fuller Theological Seminary (2015); Doctor of inter-cultural education, Biola University (in process)
PREVIOUS MINISTRY: systems designer & founding team member, Urban Abbey (Sudbury, Ont., 2015-2018); director of education and leadership development, Mission Woman BC (2012-present), director of community life & women, Peace Portal Alliance Church (2009-2012); director of adult ministry, Adventure Christian Church (2005-2008)
ON MINISTRY: “Intercultural Studies is all about learning how to bring the culture of heaven close to the cultures of earth. The everyday church, sited all around the globe, gives material shape to divine realities. When we are joined to Christ, we are joined to each other and to God’s grand social imagination. The more we live into this identity the more invitational our lives become.”
Mike Teeter, director of athletics & recreation
EDUCATION: MA in leadership
PREVIOUS MINISTRY: associate director of wellness – recreation, Trinity Western University
Fairview MB Church, planted in 1964 as an English-language outgrowth of Scott Street MB Church in St.Catharines Ont., held its last service Sept. 30, 2018. After exploring several options, the leadership decided to address the challenges of dwindling and aging membership (105 average weekly attendance) by closing this chapter of the church’s history. A new church will be launched in the Fairview facility later this year under the direction of the Ontario Conference of MB Churches and the C2C Network/Multiply. Pastor/church planter Mike Sherbino has been appointed to lead this new venture.
Mennonite Economic Development Associates announced the appointment of Dorothy Nyambi as chief executive officer and president, beginning with the annual convention in November. She succeeds Allan Sauder, retiring from the role after 16 years. Trained as medical doctor, Dorothy Nyambi has work experience in the field of international development around the world.
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