MWC hires new chief development officer

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Shirley Redekop began as chief development office, a half-time role at Mennonite World Conference (MWC) on March 23. An American living in Canada, she brings a range of competencies in the field of development as she joins the team working at MWC’s office in Kitchener, Ont. She has served several roles in her local congregation, the nationwide church in Canada and with several Mennonite organizations. She has worked with people from many cultures, including Laotian, Cambodian, Vietnamese (in a camp in Thailand), diverse refugees in Canada, and Mennonites from Mexico. She has been involved with tours to Benin, Tanzania, Greece, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand and India, and to MWC assemblies in Asuncion, Paraguay, and Harrisburg, Pa. “Even with all our diversity of culture, language and practice, our Anabaptist theology draws us together as a family of faith through Christ’s love and sacrifice for us,” she says, adding, “Our theology of service, peace and shared convictions is what our broken world needs at this time.”

—Mennonite World Conference

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Shirley Redekop.

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