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Short term ministry coordinator hired: Mennonite Church Canada


August 7, 2012
-Dan Dyck

Winnipeg, Man. — Cheryl Woelk has joined Mennonite Church Canada staff as Short Term Ministry Coordinator for a part-time, term position until Feb. 1, 2013. Her assignment will initially focus on establishing guidelines, policies, and candidate review procedures for short term service assignments.

Her appointment responds to an increasing interest in short term ministry assignments, said Tim Froese, Executive Minister of Witness programs. “Persons from young adults to retired seniors are expressing greater interest in using their gifts, but are not able to commit to long term service. And we have wonderful international partners from whom we can learn so much. We hope to empower more disciples to learn and serve by offering short term assignments,” he added.

Cheryl grew up in Saskatchewan, Canada and studied at Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg. She served with Mennonite Church Canada at the Korea Anabaptist Center in South Korea, and received an MA in Education and a graduate certificate in peace building from Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Cheryl is married to Hong Soek (Scott) and they enjoy travelling, learning languages, and playing hockey.

“Cheryl brings a strong educational background, administrative skills, and international experience to this task,” said Froese. She will work from a home office in Saskatchewan.