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Ministry Opportunities

Send your resume to: pastoraltransitions@mcec.ca

The search committees of the congregations will review and process candidates as they come forward until their position is filled.

 

Supply Pastor

Community Mennonite Fellowship (Drayton)
Part-Time: 0.75 FTE (Negotiable)
Start Date: Fall, 2021
Application Date: July 31, 2021
Drayton, Ontario

Interim Pastor

Danforth Mennonite Church
Part-Time: 0.6 FTE
Start Date: July 2021
Toronto, Ontario

Faith Formation Pastor

East Zorra Mennonite Church
Full Time
Start Date: Fall or earlier if desired
Application requested by June 30, 2021
Tavistock, Ontario

Transformational Pastor

Erb Street Mennonite Church
Full Time
Start Date: Spring 2022
Waterloo, Ontario
Candidates will be considered as received.

Supply Pastor

Erb Street Mennonite Church
Full Time
Start Date: As soon as possible
Waterloo, Ontario

Minister

Hunta Mennonite Church
Part-Time
Start Date: Available immediately
Cochrane, Ontario

Youth Pastor/Leader

North Leamington United Mennonite Church
Part-Time: 0.5 FTE
Start Date: TBD or as soon as possible
Leamington, Ontario

Pastor of Worship and Care

Steinmann Mennonite Church
Full-Time
Start Date: Fall, 2021
Application Date: August 13, 2021
Baden, Ontario

Pastor (as part of a team)

Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church
Part-Time: 0.5 FTE
Start Date: Fall 2021
Application requested by mid August, 2021
Kitchener, Ontario

Pastor

The First Mennonite Church (Vineland)
Full Time (Negotiable)
Start Date: Fall 2021
Vineland, Ontario

Associate Pastor

Wellesley Mennonite Church
Part-Time: 0.5 FTE
Start Date: Negotiable
Wellesley, Ontario

Supply Pastor

West Hills Fellowship
Part-time: .25 to .33 FTE
Start Date: Fall 2020
New Hamburg, ON


Pastoral Transitions 2021

Below is a cumulative compilation of pastoral transitions in MCEC for the 2021 calendar year. These include: placements, installations, concluding assignments, study/other leaves, credentialing dates, credential withdrawn (non-disciplinary), and deaths. Please send notification of errors or omissions to leadership@mcec.ca.

* recently added information 

 

*Bloomingdale Mennonite Church, Bloomingdale ON
Zac Klassen, Pastor, August 1, 2021

East Zorra Mennonite Church, Tavistock ON
Lloyd Oakey, Interim Associate Pastor, April 11, 2021

St. Agatha Mennonite Church, Baden ON
Nancy Mann, Pastor, June 1, 2021

Steinmann Mennonite Church, Baden ON
Max Kennel, Interim Supply Pastor, January 10, 2021

Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church, Kitchener ON
Kim Penner, Pastor, February 1, 2021

St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, St. Jacobs ON
Janet Bauman, Pastor, April 5, 2021

Zion Mennonite Fellowship, Elmira ON
Donna Kerfoot, Pastor, March 29, 2021

 

Faith Mennonite Church, Leamington ON
Ruth Boehm, Sabbatical, February 1, 2021 - April 30, 2021 

*First Mennonite Church, Kitchener ON
Christina Edmiston, Sabbatical, June 12, 2021 - July 31, 2021

St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, St. Jacobs ON
Kevin Derksen, Sabbatical, May 1, 2021 - August 31, 2021

Waterloo-Kitchener United Mennonite Church, Waterloo ON
Ben Cassels, Sabbatical, April 6, 2021 - August 6, 2021

*Wellesley Mennonite Church, Wellesley ON
Kara Carter, Sabbatical, June 15, 2021 - October 15, 2021


 

* Bethany Mennonite Church, Virgil ON
Rebecca Penner, Youth Ministries Coordinator, June 30, 2021
 
East Zorra Mennonite Church, Tavistock ON
Tanya Dyck Steinmann, Associate Pastor, February 28, 2021
 
Erb Street Mennonite Church, Waterloo ON
Jodie Boyer Hatlem, Pastor, January 17, 2021
 
Erb Street Mennonite Church, Waterloo ON
Rudy Baergen, Interim Pastor, January 31, 2021
 
* First Mennonite Church, Kitchener ON
Nancy Brubaker, Pastor, retiring August 29, 2021
 

St. Agatha Mennonite Church, Baden ON
Len Rempel, Pastor, April 11, 2021

Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church, Kitchener ON
Bev Suderman-Gladwell, Interim Pastor, January 31, 2021

Zion Mennonite Fellowship, Elmira ON
Lloyd Oakey, Supply Pastor, March 21, 2021
 
East Zorra Mennonite Church, Tavistock ON
Lloyd Oakey, Interim Associate Pastor, April 18, 2021
 
Mennonite Fellowship of Montreal, Montreal QC
Annika Krause, Pastor, January 31, 2021  

Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church, Kitchener ON
Kim Penner, Pastor, February 7, 2021
 
St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, St. Jacobs ON
Janet Bauman, Pastor, May 30, 2021
 
Zion Mennonite Fellowship, Elmira ON
Donna Kerfoot, Pastor, May 30, 2021
 
 
 

Anthony Yang, Danforth Mennonite Church, Toronto ON, Licensed Toward Ordination, March 21, 2021

Caleb Ratzlaff, Westview Mennonite Fellowship, St. Catharines ON, Licensed Toward Ordination, January 10, 2021

Danielle Raimbault, Preston Mennonite Church and Wanner Mennonite Church, Cambridge ON, Ordination, February 21, 2021

Donna Kerfoot, Zion Mennonite Fellowship, Elmira ON, Licensed Toward Ordination, May 30, 2021

Janet Bauman, St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, St. Jacobs ON, Licensed Toward Ordination, May 30, 2021

*Jan Carrie Steven, Grace Mennonite Church, St. Catharines ON, Licensed for Specific Ministry, August 22, 2021

Jessie Yum, Danforth Mennonite Church, Toronto ON, Licensed Toward Ordination, March 21, 2021

Judith McCartney, SoulHouse, Toronto ON, Licensed Toward Ordination, May 31, 2021

*KyongJung Kim, Preston Mennonite Church and Wanner Mennonite Church, Cambridge ON, Licensed Toward Ordination, August 8, 2021

* Liz Brasier, Hagerman Mennonite Church, Markham ON, Ordination, August 29, 2021

Jodie Boyer Hatlem, Erb Street Mennonite Church, Waterloo ON, resignation, January 17, 2021


 


 *Doris Gascho, Retired MCEC Minister, March 1, 2021
Ordained Minister, Formerly at Nairn and Shantz Mennonite Churches, the first female conference minister of Mennonite Conference of Eastern Canada

*Jake Roes, Retired MCEC Minister, March 2, 2021
Ordained Minister, Formerly at Maple View, Glen Allan, and Erie View Mennonite Churches


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What is TiM?

TiM provides a three-year formational experience for beginning pastors or pastors new to MCEC to assist them in integrating their seminary training into the life and ministry of a congregation and to develop faithful habits and practices. It also draws on the wisdom of experienced pastors and provides them with the opportunity to help equip and support the next generation of leaders.

More Information

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Discover more about the policies and guidelines that help to guide MCEC pastors. Learn more about the credentialing process - licensed toward ordination; ordination; licensing for specific ministry; commissioning and transferring credentials.

Pastor Congregation Evaluations

Are you looking for how to conduct an evaluation? The information and forms found here will help to guide your congregation through this process.

Ministry Transitions

Are a pastor and have decided it is time to consider new positions for ministry? Are you a congregation whose pastor has resigned? Here you find forms and processes for healthy transitions for both pastor and congregation.

Strengthening the Pastor Congregation Relationship

The materials here are designed to strengthen and support relationships that are empowering and fruitful for all parties. These resources are addressed to all those responsible for, or concerned about, pastor-congregation relations.


Church Leadership Team

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Church Leadership Minister



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Administrative Coordinator
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Regional Minister



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Regional Ministry Associate

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Regional Ministry Associate

Reporting Sexual Misconduct of Church Leaders

MCEC is committed to supporting congregations to ensure that they are safe for everyone. When sexual misconduct occurs (that is, uninvited sexual engagement of any kind by a church leader) the church takes this very seriously.

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