Our Team

Our Staff

Ronald Alexandre
Mission Associate

Ronald is a Mission Associate in Quebec and assists in the rapid growth of church planting ministry in the region.

Charles Biswas
Office Administrator and Accountant

Charles oversees the office and keeps it running smoothly. He supports the operations and finance department as Accountant.

Laurie Castello
Operations Director

Laurie leads in the development and implementation of physical, technological, communications, financial and human resources. She will move into the role of Operations & Finance Director in April.

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.

John Head
Operations & Finance Director

John provides strong leadership and oversight in the day-to-day operations and financial aspects of MCEC.

Wendy Janzen
Eco-Minister

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.

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.

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.

Yoel Masyawong
Mission Associate

Yoel is a Mission Associate and works closely with multicultural pastors.

Myrna Miller Dyck
Regional Ministry Associate

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Charles Tabena
Mission Associate

Charles is a Mission Associate in Quebec and assists in the rapid growth of church planting ministry in the region.

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 supports to enhance and enrich your ministry.

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.

Lorie Yantzi
Events Coordinator

Lorie provides events coordination in support of the Annual Church Gathering

Executive Council Members

James Barber
Council Member

Hagerman Mennonite Church

Bruce Burgetz
Council Member

Toronto United Mennonite Church

Ben Cassels
Moderator

Steinmann Mennonite Church

Steph Chandler Burns
Interim Assistant Moderator

Mennonite Church Eastern Canada

Felipe Gonzalía
Interim Secretary

First Mennonite Church
 

Kaye Rempel
Council Member

Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church

Richard Steinmann
Finance Council Representative

Steinmann Mennonite Church

Hyejung Jessie Yum
Council Member

Danforth Mennonite Church