Pastoral transition in Alberta

March 8, 2017

Heather Klassen of Foothills Mennonite Church in Calgary was licensed toward ordination by Mennonite Church Alberta on Feb. 26, 2017. Klassen’s work as a celebrant, providing services such as weddings and funerals, ministers predominantly to the non-church community.  Klassen also plays a significant role in lay ministry: preaching, teaching and otherwise offering her gifts to the Foothills congregation. Doug Klassen, Foothills’ pastor, says the licensing “formally acknowledges Heather’s ministry in our congregation as well as in her profession.” Area church minister Tim Wiebe-Neufeld officiated at the ceremony. —By Donita Wiebe-Neufeld

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