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Walter Franz retires from Native Ministry

   
 


Walter and Hilda Franz receive a presentation from Norman Meade

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October 4, 2005
-by Dan Dyck

Winnipeg, Man. — Walter and Hilda Franz receive a presentation from Norman Meade, long time church leader, friend, and associate from Manigotagon, Manitoba, on the occasion of Walter’s retirement from 15 years of service with Mennonite Church Canada’s Native Ministry, and over 40 years of service to the church. Walter also completed stints of service as executive secretary of the former Ministries Commission and European Ministries staff with the Conference of Mennonites in Canada, predecessor to Mennonite Church Canada. About 170 friends, family, and colleagues gathered to wish Walter well and celebrate his time of service and commitment to ministry in the native community. In October, Walter and his wife Hilda will begin a one-year volunteer service term ministering in the Riverton Fellowship community north of Winnipeg. Walter also served in various places as pastor (Osler Mennonite Church, Sask., and Bergthaler Mennonite Church, Altona, Man.), and principal at Swift Current Bible Institute.