John Reimer has been appointed the operations director of Mennonite Church Eastern Canada, as of Oct. 18. As a member of the executive staff team, he will give leadership to operational systems and processes to strengthen the regional church’s ministry supporting pastors and congregations to thrive. He will lead the development and implementation of the physical, technological, communications, financial and human resources needed to operate MC Eastern Canada. Previously, he worked in management with cause-related or faith-based organizations. He served with Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) for eight years as maritime director with Ten Thousand Villages in Petitcodiac, N.B. Most recently, he maintained a group of 150 volunteers and provided support to the business management of MCC Thrift and Gift in Elmira, Ont., as volunteer and business manager. He has also worked in the technology sector as CEO, manager and technician at PeaceWorks Computer Consulting Inc. in Waterloo, Ont. Reimer is a member at First Mennonite Church in Kitchener, Ont., and he, his wife, Lori Yantzi, and family live in New Hamburg.
—MC Eastern Canada