Michael Pahl has been appointed as the next executive minister of Mennonite Church Manitoba by the board of directors of the regional church. He will begin his new role on Jan. 1, 2021. “I’m excited to see what God is doing in the churches,” Pahl says. “We have been through some challenging times as [MC Manitoba] congregations, and we are facing new challenges with COVID-19.
Willard Metzger, the former executive director of Mennonite Church Canada, has been hired by Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) to be its next executive director. Metzger comes to this position after 18 years as an ordained MC Canada pastor before moving to World Vision Canada in 2005. After five years developing World Vision's brand new church relations program, he became MC Canada’s executive director, spearheading the consolidation of the denomination's five regions, a difficult task, but one that helped put the church in a firm financial position.
Marilyn Rudy-Froese says of her appointment as Mennonite Church Eastern Canada’s church leadership minister, “I do not take lightly the sacred trust that I am being given.” She brings more than 20 years of experience in pastoral and volunteer roles within the regional church and the Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference.
Kuen Yee, pastor of English ministries at Edmonton Vietnamese Mennonite Church, has resigned her three-quarter-time position effective Oct. 31, 2016. Yee is Chinese and has an Alliance Church background. In September 2012, she began serving as the pastor of English ministries with Vietnamese Mennonites. She formerly served as a lay pastor at Edmonton Chinese Alliance Church.