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MC Canada Structure - General Board


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Mennonite Church Canada work is administered by a General Board and three councils: Formation, Witness and Church Engagement.

General Board


The General Board is responsible for overseeing the policies and work of the Mennonite Church Canada.

Members of the General Board:

  • 4 officers
    • Hilda Hildebrand, MB, Moderator
    • Aldred Neufeldt, ON, Assistant Moderator
    • Don Friesen, ON, Secretary
    • Gordon Peters, SK, Treasurer
  • 1 appointed member at large
    • Kate Janzen, AB
    • Laura Loewen
  • 1 representative from Church Engagement Council
    • Vince Friesen
  • 2 representatives from Witness Council
    • Rudy Dirks, ON, Chair
    • Lynelle Bergen, MB
  • 2 representatives from Formation Council
    • Lisa Carr-Pries, ON, Chair
    • Earl Reimer, MB
  • 1 representative from Faith and Life Committee
    • Rudy Baergen, MB, Chair
  • 5 area church representatives
    • Dan Rempel, MCBC
    • Ernie Engbrecht – MCA
    • George Epp – MCSK
    • Peter Rempel- MCM
    • Carol Penner – MCEC

Willard Metzger is the Executive Director.

Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee is responsible for finding suitable persons to serve on the various committees, commissions, and boards of Mennonite Church Canada.

  • Janet Bergen, BC
  • Coreen Froese, AB
  • Justina Heese, MB
  • Gladys Bender, ON

Finance Policy and Audit Committee

The Financial Policy and Audit Committee is responsible for overseeing the budget and audit and recommending policies for the use of financial resources.

  • Gordon Peters, SK - Treasurer - Chair
  • Helen Kasdorf, MB
  • Ewald Boschmann, MB

Faith and Life Committee

The Faith and Life Committee is a committee of the General Board that is charged with the responsibility to give leadership to the church on issues of theology, ethics, polity and practice.

  • Rudy Baergen, MB, Chair
  • Doug Klassen, AB
  • Sharon Schultz, SK
  • Betty Pries, ON
  • Arnold Neufeld Fast, ON