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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.

 

Pastor

Community Mennonite Fellowship (Drayton)
Full-Time
Start Date: Summer 2022
Applications accepted immediately until the position is filled.
Drayton, Ontario

Associate Pastor

Elmira Mennonite Church
Part-Time: 0.75 FTE
Start Date: Summer 2022
Applications accepted until the position is filled.
Elmira, Ontario

Pastor

Hillcrest Mennonite Church
Part-Time: 0.5 FTE
Start Date: Fall 2022
New Hamburg, Ontario

Minister

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

Supply Pastor (Part of a team)

Leamington United Mennonite Church
Fulltime 
Start: September 1, 2022 (Negotiable)
Candidates will be reviewed until the position is filled.
Leamington, ON

Lead Pastor

North Leamington United Mennonite Church
Full-time
Start Date: Spring 2023
Application deadline: August 31, 2022
Leamington, ON

Supply Pastor

Ottawa Mennonite Church
Full-time
Start Date: Late Spring 2022
Applications reviewed as received till the position is filled
Ottawa, ON

Lead Pastor

St Catharines United Mennonite Church
Full-time
Start Date: Immediately
Applications will be reviewed as received till the position is filled
St Catharines, ON

Lead Pastor

Vineland United Mennonite Church
Fulltime 
Start: Fall 2022
Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
Vineland, ON


Pastoral Transitions 2022

Below is a cumulative compilation of pastoral transitions in MCEC for the 2022 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 These include: placements, installations, concluding assignments, study/other leaves, credentialing dates, credential withdrawn (non-disciplinary), and deaths.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 

 

*East Zorra Mennonite Church, Tavistock ON
Mike Williamson, Faith Formation Pastor, August 1, 2022

Elmira Mennonite Church, Elmira ON
Jonathan Brubacher, Pastor, December 1, 2021

*Erb Street Mennonite Church, Waterloo ON
Scott Brubaker-Zehr, Transformational Pastor, September 1, 2022

First Mennonite Church, Kitchener ON
Sandra Baez, Pastor, April 1, 2022

*Grace Mennonite Church, St Catharines, ON
David Brubacher, Administrative Lead Pastor, June 1, 2022

*Hawkesville Mennonite Church, Hawkesville ON
David Martin, Interim Supply Pastor, September 1, 2022

Mennonite Church Eastern Canada, Kitchener ON
Wendy Janzen, Eco-Minister, January 1, 2022

Mennonite Church Eastern Canada, Kitchener ON
Stephen Reist, Regional Ministry Associate, January 15, 2022

Nairn Mennonite Church, Ailsa Craig, ON
Quenton Little, Interim Pastor, April 1, 2022

North Leamington United Mennonite Church, Leamington ON
Ken Driedger, Interim Pastor, May 29, 2022

*Shantz Mennonite Church, Baden ON
Kendall Jongejan Harder, Pastor, July 6, 2022

*Steinmann Mennonite Church, Baden ON
Louise Wideman, Pastor of Worship and Care, August 1, 2022

Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church, Kitchener ON
Glenda Ribey, Pastor, January 1, 2022

*The First Mennonite Church, Vineland ON
Craig Janzen Neufeld, Pastor, August 1, 2022

*Vineland Mennonite Church, Vineland ON
Craig Frere, Interim Supply Pastor, September 1, 2022

Wellesley Mennonite Church, Wellesley ON
Clare Lebold, Supply Pastor, May 1, 2022

Avon Mennonite Church, Stratford ON
Troy Watson, Sabbatical, October 4, 2021 - February 4, 2022

*Elmira Mennonite Church, Elmira ON
Jonathan Brubacher, Parental Leave, March 1, 2022 - May 31, 2022 

*Hanover Mennonite Church, Hanover ON
Juanita Laverty, Sabbatical, April 25, 2022 - July 31, 2022

Preston and Wanner Mennonite Churches, Cambridge ON
Danielle Raimbault, Maternity Leave, November 1, 2021 - August 31, 2022

*Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church, Kitchener ON
Josie Winterfeld, Sabbatical, June 1, 2022 - September 30, 2022

Bethany Mennonite Church, Virgil ON
Jonathan Seiling, Interim Youth Worker, December 31, 2021
 
Elmira Mennonite Church, Elmira ON
Jonathan Brubacher, Associate Pastor of Youth Ministries, 
December 1, 2021
 
*Elmira Mennonite Church, Elmira ON
Erwin Wiens, Supply Pastor, June 30, 2022
 
*First Mennonite Church, Kitchener ON
Christina Edmiston, Pastor, August 31, 2022
 
Grace Mennonite Church, St. Catharines ON
Beth Woelk, Associate Pastor, December 31, 2021
 
Grace Mennonite Church, St. Catharines ON
Douglas Schulz, Lead Pastor, retiring April 30, 2022
 
Hawkesville Mennonite Church, Hawkesville ON 
Paul Dyck, Pastor, retiring June 30, 2022
 
*Hillcrest Mennonite Church, New Hamburg ON
Jan Steckley, Pastor, August 31, 2022
 
*Leamington United Mennonite Church, Leamington ON
Mike Williamson, Pastor, June 30, 2022
 
North Leamington United Mennonite Church, Leamington ON
 Alicia Good, Pastor, January 31, 2022
 
North Leamington United Mennonite Church, Leamington ON
Charleen Jongejan Harder, Pastor, May 15, 2022
 
North Leamington United Mennonite Church, Leamington ON
Kendall Jongejan Harder, Pastor, May 15, 2022
 
Ottawa Mennonite Church, Ottawa ON
Anthony Siegrist, Pastor, February 28, 2022
 
Preston and Wanner Mennonite Churches, Cambridge ON
Ken Driedger, Interim Pastor, May 29, 2022
 
Rockway Mennonite Church, Kitchener ON
Scott Brubaker-Zehr, Pastor, May 31, 2022
 
Shantz Mennonite Church, Baden ON
Don Penner, Pastor, retiring July 31, 2022
 
The First Mennonite Church, Vineland ON
Matthew Bailey-Dick, Interim Supply Pastor, March 31, 2022
 
Vineland United Mennonite Church, Vineland ON
Louise Wideman, Pastor, May 29, 2022
 

 
*Bethel Ethiopian Evangelical Church, Kitchener ON
Mesfin Woldearegay, Pastor, April 29, 2022
 
Bloomingdale Mennonite Church, Bloomingdale ON
Zac Klassen, Pastor, January 16, 2022
 
*Centre Betsaida Mennonite de Québec, Montréal, QC
Onesiphore Kiota Mufayabatu, Pastor, April 29, 2022
 
*Centre Betsaida Mennonite de Québec, Montréal, QC
Dems Musato, Pastor, April 29, 2022
 
*Centre Betsaida Mennonite de Québec, Montréal, QC
Charles Tabena, Pastor, April 29, 2022
 
Danforth Mennonite Church, Toronto ON
Stephen Reist, Interim Pastor, March 27, 2022
 
*Église de Dieu Réparateur des Brêches, Montréal, QC
Rachelle Demosthene, Pastor, April 29, 2022
 
*Église de Dieu Réparateur des Brêches, Montréal, QC
Ronald Alexandre, Pastor, April 29, 2022
 
*Église Mennonite Agape, Drummondville, QC
Guy Le Monde, Pastor, April 29, 2022
 
*Église Mennonite Agape, Drummondville, QC
Jean Ematiel Bossicot, Pastor, April 29, 2022
 
*Famille Assemblée de la Grâce, Montréal, QC
Jean Westerne Joseph, Pastor, April 29, 2022
 
*First Mennonite Church, Kitchener ON
Sandra Baez, Pastor, April 17, 2022
 
*Freedom Gospel Ethiopian Church, Toronto ON
Ashenafi Fulase, Pastor, April 29, 2022
 
*Goshen Mennonite Church of Ottawa, Ottawa ON
Ramazani Francois Machichi, Pastor, April 29, 2022
 
*Hiyaw Amalak Evangelical Church of Ottawa, Ottawa ON
Fitsum Debesay, Pastor, April 29, 2022
 
*Hiyaw Amalak Evangelical Church of Ottawa, Ottawa ON
Habteslassie Araya, Pastor, April 29, 2022
 
*Hochma, Montréal, QC
Lyne Renaud, Pastor, April 29, 2022
 
*Ma Destinée, Montréal, QC
Marjory Brutus, Pastor, April 29, 2022
 
*Ma Destinée, Montréal, QC
Rheau Jean-Claude, Pastor, April 29, 2022
 
*Markham Christian Worship Centre, Markham ON
Kapilan Savarimuthu, Pastor, April 29, 2022
 
*Medahnialem Ethiopian Evangelical Church, Toronto ON
Tadesse Mekuria Aleme, Pastor, April 29, 2022
 
*Mennonite Church Eastern Canada, Kitchener ON
Michel Monette, Pastor, April 29, 2022
 
*Mennonite Disciple Church - Joliette, Joliette QC
Steven Muruho, Pastor, April 29, 2022
 
*Mennonite Disciple Church - Joliette, Joliette QC
Sylvestre Ban Goun, Pastor, April 29, 2022
 
*Mennonite Disciple Church - Joliette, Joliette QC
Victor Sadi Mubikalo, Pastor, April 29, 2022
 
*Shalom Worship and Healing Centre, Kitchener ON
Daniel Tela, Pastor, April 29, 2022
 
Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church, Kitchener ON
Glenda Ribey, Pastor, January 9, 2022
 
*The Meeting Place, Dundas ON
Sue Carr, Pastor, April 29, 2022
 
*Warden Underground, Toronto ON
Jordan Thoms, Pastor, April 29, 2022
 
 
 

Annika Krause, Mennonite Fellowship of Montreal, Montreal ON, Licensed Toward Ordination, May 15, 2022

Bounnho Phommaseng, Lao Christian Fellowship, St. Catharines ON, Ordination, May 29, 2022

*Karen Sheil, Harrow Mennonite Church, Harrow ON, Ordination, June 19, 2022

Leah Reesor-Keller, Erb Street Mennonite Church, Waterloo ON, Licensed for Specific Ministry, March 13, 2022

Sarah Johnson, Toronto United Mennonite Church, Toronto ON, Ordination, January 16, 2022

Yared Seretse, Meheret Evangelical Church, Kitchener ON, Ordination Transfer, March 20, 2022

Zac Klassen, Bloomingdale Mennonite Church, Bloomingdale ON, Licensed Toward Ordination, January 16, 2022

* Anthony Siegrist, Ottawa Mennonite Church, Ottawa ON, concluded, February 28, 2022


 



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