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Mennonite Church Canada hires new treasurer

   

Winnipeg, Man.—Gerhard Epp has been appointed as the new treasurer of Mennonite Church Canada. He currently works as corporate controller of Century Properties Inc., a property management company, and brings a wealth of experience in past accounting positions held with a software developer, bus manufacturer, wholesale distributor, and public accounting.

At Mennonite Church Canada, Epp will direct the overall financial and business operations.

"Gerhard brings a strong combination of education and experience to us, and a keen desire to serve. We are looking forward to having Gerhard join our team," said Dan Nighswander, Mennonite Church Canada general secretary. The General Board of Mennonite Church Canada agreed to hire Epp at their meetings held May 4-6.

"I'm looking forward to combining my professional experience in a church setting and contributing to the best of my ability in furthering God's kingdom in the wider national church environment," said Epp.

Epp is a chartered accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from the University of Manitoba. He will begin his new work on June 1, 2000, replacing Gordon Epp-Fransen.

Epp is a member of Douglas Mennonite Church in Winnipeg where he serves as lay minister, junior youth sponsor, and church council representative. He has also held the position of treasurer on the Westgate Mennonite Collegiate board. He is married to Marlene Penner. They have three sons ages 16, 14, and 11 years.