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New managing editor appointed for Leader magazine


June Mears Driedger, Managing Editor, Leader Magazine

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Joint Mennonite Church Canada-Mennonite Publishing Network release
For immediate release
March 17, 2006

Waterloo, Ont./Scottdale, Pa.— Faith & Life Resources, a ministry of Mennonite Publishing Network is pleased to announce the appointment of June Mears Driedger to the position of managing editor for Leader magazine.

Leader is a quarterly periodical designed to equip pastors and lay leaders within Mennonite Church Canada and Mennonite Church USA. Since its inception three years ago this position has been held by Byron Rempel Burkholder, who continues on staff with Faith & Life Resources as editor for Rejoice!

For June Mears Driedger, this position combines her gifts of editing and writing with several years of pastoral experience. At present, she serves as pastor of the Michigan State Mennonite Fellowship in East Lansing, Michigan. She has a MA in Journalism and Public Affairs and a Master of Theological Studies – Christian Spirituality from Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary. During the 1990s she edited Urban Connections for the former Mennonite Board of Missions and has done freelance editing and writing. She served on pastoral teams at Pasadena Mennonite Church in California and College Mennonite Church in Indiana.

In her position as managing editor, which begins immediately, June will work closely with senior editor, Richard Kauffman, and the Leader Editorial Committee, which has representation from pastors, lay leaders, and denominational staff from both Mennonite Church Canada and Mennonite Church USA.

Mennonite Publishing Network is a publishing ministry of Mennonite Church and Canada Mennonite Church USA.