Our Team

Our Staff

Brent Charette
Operations & Church Engagement Minister

Brent oversees financial, church engagement, property and legal operations of MCEC. Brent is available to your congregation as a resource in these areas and more.

 tel. 226-476-2500 x709

Kevin Derksen
Regional Ministry Associate

Kevin builds relationships with pastors within a geographical area of MCEC. He will connect you with resources and supports to enhance and enrich your ministry.

 tel. 226-476-2500 x707

Norm Dyck
Mission Minister

Norm works with newcomer congregations and church plants, as well as encourages congregational missional activities and disciple-making initiatives. He fosters intercultural connections across MCEC.

 tel. 226-476-2500 x707

Sean East
Financial Manager

Sean oversees the day-to-day financial operations of MCEC. He works with ReLearning Community and Informed Conversations. Contact Sean with financial questions or concerns.

 tel. 226-476-2500 x702

Ellen Kim
Administrative Coordinator
for the Church Leadership Office

Ellen works with the Church Leadership Minister and the church leadership team to support the needs of our pastors and congregational leaders.

 tel. 226-476-2500 x712

Fanosie Legesse
Intercultural Mission Minister

Fanosie is educator, listener, mentor and bridge-builder as he helps to foster relationships between and bring a cultural awareness to the MCEC community of congregations.

 tel. 226-476-2500 x711

Michel Monette
Catalyzer Minister

Michel works with new leaders and congregations in Ottawa and Quebec. He preaches, teaches and coaches those who are newly connecting with MCEC.

tel. 226-476-2500 x720

Mollee Moua
Administrative Assistant

Mollee provides support to the mission office in MCEC. As our event planner she is busy helping to plan retreats, events and Annual Church Gathering.

 tel. 226-476-2500 x713

Leah Reesor-Keller
Executive Minister

Leah nurtures the mission of MCEC. She invites us on a journey of courageous imagination. Contact Leah to discover more about MCEC and MC Canada.

 tel. 226-476-2500 x706

Al Rempel
Regional Minister

Al works with congregations and pastors on behalf of the church leadership team. He helps congregations discover God's leading through Informed Conversations.

 tel. 226-476-2500 x719

Marilyn Rudy-Froese
Church Leadership Minister

Marilyn works closely with pastors and leaders and supports them in their calling, formation and placement as ministers and chaplains throughout MCEC.

 tel. 226-476-2500 x704

Joan Schooley
Administrative Assistant

Joan is administrative assistant to the Executive Minister and Operations Minister. She can be found working at the reception desk.

 tel. 226-476-2500 x700

Cathrin van Sintern-Dick
Regional Ministry Associate

Cathrin builds relationships with pastors within a geographical areas of MCEC. She will connect you with resources and supports to enhance and enrich your ministry.

 tel. 226-476-2500 x718

Lisa Williams
Director of Communications

Lisa connects congregations through sharing stories of God's ministry in and through the people of MCEC and MC Canada.

 tel. 226-476-2500 x708

Katie Goerzen Sheard
Coordinator of Youth Events

Katie connects with MCEC youth and sponsors across MCEC. She works alongside the Youth Ministry Dream Team to build relationships and events.

 tel. 226-476-2500


Executive Council Members

Arli Klassen

First Mennonite Church

Brian Quan
Assistant Moderator

Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church

Maciel Arias
Council Member

Toronto New Life Mennonite Church

Suzanne Bender
Council Member

Steinmann Mennonite Church

Steph Chandler Burns
Council Member (Leave of Absence)

Erb Street Mennonite Church

Ernie Harris

Nairn Mennonite Church

Diane Lichti
Council Member

Tavistock Mennonite Church

J.D. Penner
Council Member

Toronto United Mennonite Church

Richard Steinmann
Council Member

Steinmann Mennonite Church