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Plenert appointed to GMF planning committee


November 4, 2003
- Dan Dyck

Winnipeg, Man.— Janet Plenert, executive director of International Ministries for Mennonite Church Canada, has been elected to represent North America on the Global Mission Fellowship planning committee.

The formation of the Global Mission Fellowship (GMF) signals a new era in the way mission partners regard and relate to each other, signaling the strong desires of organized churches on five continents to view mission as going to and coming from all places.

The Planning Committee is charged with implementing GMF actions. Mennonite World Conference appointed Peter Rempel, currently the Africa and Europe mission partnership facilitator for MC Canada (part-time), as part-time staff person to GMF.

GMF officially began life at this year’s Mennonite World Conference in Zimbabwe. The idea for the fellowship grew out of the Global Anabaptist Mission Consultation held in 2000 and sponsored by the Council of International Anabaptist Ministries (CIM) and the Mennonite World Conference (MWC).