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(Abbotsford, BC, June 30, 2019) In an annual meeting of Mennonite Women Canada (MWC), attendees accepted the proposal to dissolve the nationwide ministry by the Fiscal Year End, January 31, 2020. Approval was given to lift any restrictions on funds and to distribute the balance to regional women’s ministries. Financial assets will be distributed by January 31. Mennonite Women Canada hopes the money will support the dreams and visions for present and future women’s ministries.

July 1, 2019
Doug Klassen surrounded by prayer

Surrounded by friends and colleagues, Doug Klassen was installed as Executive Minister of Mennonite Church Canada on June 29, 2019. Recalling his baptismal vows in Vineland, ON many years ago, Doug expressed excitement and hope in moving together as a nationwide community of faith. "What an incredible honour it is to link arms with all of you and to walk together in to the future of Mennonite Church Canada." - Doug Klassen

June 29, 2019



Transition for International Witness ministry

June 5, 2019

Winnipeg, MB - Jason Martin, Director of International Witness for Mennonite Church Canada, will conclude his service on July 31, 2019. Jason has been in this role since October 2017. Prior to that, he was one of the Witness Engagement staff team for two-and-a-half years, serving Eastern Canada.

June 6, 2019



Mennonite Church Canada and The Mennonite Trust conclude assignment in United Kingdom

International Witness Workers, Michael and Cheryl Nimz, will return to Canada June 2019

Mennonite Church Canada and The Mennonite Trust have mutually decided to conclude the assignment of Witness workers Michael and Cheryl Nimz in the United Kingdom.

April 3, 2019

On behalf of Mennonite Church Canada, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Katie Doke Sawatzky as Communications Officer for the nationwide Church. Katie brings extensive experience as writer, reporter and editor as well as a Masters degree in journalism to this role. She lives with her family in Regina from where she will be working. Katie joins a team of Communicators representing the five Regional Churches which comprise Mennonite Church Canada.

November 6, 2018
Call to prayer with Star of David

MC Canada, on behalf of the Regional Churches, is inviting all congregations to join in a nationwide call to prayer for comfort and strength for our Jewish faith communities, particularly those here in Canada and the USA. In the wake of the Pittsburgh massacre of Jewish worshippers this week, all congregations in MC Canada are being asked to pray this Sunday for Jewish faith communities that have been impacted by this act of violence.

November 2, 2018
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The search committee is happy to announce that Henry Paetkau has agreed to serve as the Interim Executive Minister for Mennonite Church Canada. Henry will begin his employment on October 16, 2018 and continue until a permanent Executive Minister is in place.

August 22, 2018
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Hippolyto and Miriam Tshimanga, along with their sons Emmanuel (15) and Joshua (10), returned to Canada on June 2, 2018 after completing a two-year term in South Africa. Years earlier, Grace Community Church (GCC) in South Africa extended an invitation to Mennonite Church Canada for a Witness Worker Team that could strengthen their Anabaptist identity. “Hippo and Miriam were the obvious choice,” says Executive Director Willard Metzger, as Hippolyto had already served as Director of African Ministries for 11 years.

August 8, 2018

“We are grateful for the depth of leadership and commitment Norm & Lillian and Gregory & Jennifer have brought to their work with Witness,” says Willard Metzger, Executive Minister of Mennonite Church Canada. “The words in Matthew 25 come to mind: ‘well done good and faithful servant.’”

May 10, 2018
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After careful consideration and prayer the Joint Council discerned with Willard Metzger, Executive Director, that this was the time to seek new leadership for Mennonite Church Canada.  The announcement came on May 7 following the Joint Council meetings in Ontario on May 5 and 6. The Joint Council has appointed a Search Committee, chaired by Geraldine Balzer, to determine leadership needs and to find Metzger’s successor.

May 7, 2018