Our Team

Our Staff

Steve Cox
Events and Communications Coordinator

Steve provides events and communications coordination, with a special focus on Annual Church Gathering, as well as support events, meetings and programs across MCEC. 

 tel. 226-476-2500 x703

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 x716

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

Wendy Janzen

Wendy works with congregations to empower them in their worship and witness with their communities engaging in the important work of caring for God's creation.

 tel. 226-476-2500 x715

Kim Kabbes
INNOVATE Program Coordinator

Kim provides administrative assistance and communications oversight for the INNOVATE network. INNOVATE provides coaching and resourcing to pastoral leaders and congregations who are eager to join God on mission in their context.


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

John Reimer
Operations Director

John leads in the development and implementation of physical, technological, communications, financial and human resources.

 tel. 226-476-2500 x709

Stephen Reist
Regional Ministry Associate

Stephen 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 x 717

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
Office Administrator

Joan supports the day to day functioning of the office and provides administrative support to the Executive Minister and Operations Director. She can be found at the reception desk.

 tel. 226-476-2500 x700

Ann L. Schultz
Executive Team Leader

Ann works with and supports the MCEC team as together we find creative and thoughtful ways to minster across our family of faith.

 tel. 226-476-2500 x706

Cathrin van Sintern-Dick
Regional Ministry Associate
Transitioning into Ministry/Learning Commons Coordinator

Cathrin builds relationships with pastors, coordinates the TiM program and curates the Learning Commons. 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


Executive Council Members

James Barber
Council Member

Hagerman Mennonite Church

Ben Cassels

Waterlo-Kitchener United Mennonite Church

Steph Chandler Burns

Mennonite Church Eastern Canada

Felipe Gonzalía
Council Member

First Mennonite Church

Arli Klassen

First Mennonite Church

Diane Lichti
Assistant Moderator

Tavistock Mennonite Church

J.D. Penner
Council Member

Toronto United Mennonite Church

Richard Steinmann
Finance Council Representative

Steinmann Mennonite Church

Hyejung Jessie Yum
Council Member

Danforth Mennonite Church