From the start of the EMMC Conference outreach and involvement in missions has been a strong priority for leaders and members. Only a few short years after the formation of what was then the Rudnerweider Mennonite Church leaders sought to send out the first missionary. That missions emphasis continues, and as a relatively small conference of churches it is not possible to provide the finances and administrative oversight for all the individuals and families who feel God’s call to full-time missions whether locally, perhaps nationally, and also internationally.
To maintain a contact and to offer some ongoing support, both in prayer and financially, an Associate Missionary program was introduced. With this we are able to provide a continuing amount of financial support from the Conference missions budget to workers in various fields of service. Currently, about 20 couples/individuals are receiving this support.
Pete & Cathy Dyck serve with WEC International. They recently returned to Mexico to continue ministry. Their home church is Aylmer EMM Church, ON.
TONY & JANET ENS
Tony & Janet Ens serve with Northern Canada Evangelical Mission in Whitehorse, YT. Their home church is Morden EMM Church, MB.
MARSDEN & MANDY GIESBRECHT
Marsden & Mandy Giesbrecht serve with Healing Hearts Ministry as church planters in Nipawin, SK. Their home church is Sutherland Evangelical Church, Saskatoon, SK.
Marsden and Mandy Giesbrecht
Healing Hearts Ministry Church Planting | Nipawin, Sask Home church: Sutherland Evangelical Church, Saskatoon, Sask. Over the course of our years in Nipawin, Sask., we have been in the process of building relationships that point to Christ. We have been preaching and teaching the Good News of our Saviour as God has prompted, and we […]
Travis Harms serves with Interact Ministries of Canada in Thompson, MB and mentors young men through Mid-Way Builders. His home church is Altona EMM Church, MB.
GORD & BECKIE KLASSEN
Gord & Beckie Klassen serve with Inner City Youth Alive. Gord is the Director of Gem Lake Wilderness Camp. Their home church is Nassau Street Church, MB.
Gord and Beckie Klassen
Program Director / Gem Lake Wilderness Camp Inner City Youth Alive | Winnipeg, Man. Home church: Nassau Street Church, Winnipeg, Man. The summer camp program at Gem Lake Wilderness Camp is done for the season. My staff team is back in the city! I am spending some time here on the island by myself recharging […]
LORI & DAN NEUFELD
Lori & Dan Neufeld serve with Inner City Youth Alive in Winnipeg, MB. Lori is the Bridge Drop-In Coordinator. Their home church is Nassau Street Church, MB.
ANDREW & AMIE REIMER
Andrew & Amie Reimer serve with Inner City Youth Alive in Winnipeg, MB. Their home churches are Nassau Street Church, MB and Altona EMM Church, MB.
This isn’t Bethlehem
One of our associate missionaries, Andrew Reimer, put together a Spoken Word piece for the season. Take a look & listen.
WES & CAROL SCHELLENBERG
Wes & Carol serve with Avant Ministries out of Winnipeg, MB, where Wes is the accountant. Their home church is Glencross Mennonite Church, MB.
Wes and Carol Schellenberg
Accountant Avant Ministries | Winnipeg, Man. Home church: Glencross Mennonite Church, Man. “Overwhelmed” is a good word to describe how we felt. Friends, neighbours, and colleagues were there to help load the moving truck in Calgary, Alberta and unload in Winnipeg, Manitoba. They worked hard, laughed a lot, and were an incredible encouragement to us. […]
Wes & Carol Schellenberg October 2018
“Overwhelmed” is a good word to describe how we felt. Friends, neighbours, and colleagues were there to help load the moving truck in Calgary, and unload in Winnipeg. They worked hard, laughed a lot, and were an incredible encouragement to us. We managed to fit everything into a 26’ U-Haul truck on a Wednesday, drive […]
HARVEY & BRENDA THIESSEN
Harvey & Brenda Thiessen serve with Operation Mobilization. Harvey is the North America Base Leader and Brenda provides administrative support. Their home church is Winkler EMM Church, MB.
BOB & KAREN TOEWS
Avant Member Care, Asia
Home church: Bergfeld Mennonite, Man.
Tami Zacharias serves with Operation Mobilization in Port Colborne, ON. Tami is OM Canada’s Director of Human Resources. Her home church is Winkler EMM Church, MB.
Missionaries in Oceania
DAVE & CHERI BARTSCH
Dave & Cheri Bartsch serve with Youth With A Mission in Ashmore, Australia. Their home church is Aylmer EMMC, ON.
MURRAY & CAROL HONSBERGER
Murray & Carol Honsberger serve with Wycliffe Bible Translators in Papua New Guinea. Their home church is Altona EMM Church, MB.
CARL & PAT WHITEHEAD
Carl & Pat Whitehead serve with Wycliffe Bible Translators in Papua New Guinea. Their home church is Nassau Street Church, MB.
Carl and Pat Whitehead
Bible Translation – Menya language Papua New Guinea Wycliffe Bible Translators Home church: Nassau Street Church, Winnipeg Man. Carl was able to spend nine weeks in Langley BC over the summer to serve on staff at the Canada Institute of Linguistics. It was a good opportunity for him to catch up on some of what […]
Correna Janzen serves with Wycliffe Bible Translators in Papua New Guinea. Her home church is Morden EMM Church, MB
Missionaries in South & Central America
SCOTT & PATSY BUHLER
Scott & Patsy Buhler serve under Teach Beyond with a camp ministry called Quest in Brazil. Their home church is Niverville Community Fellowship, MB.
CHRIS & ELAINE HURST
Chris & Elaine Hurst serve with Wycliffe Bible Translators. They are currently working with a team that is translating the Bible in to the Nahuatl language of Mexico. Their home church is Hepburn Gospel Church, SK.
Chris and Elaine Hurst
Wycliffe Bible Translators Bible Translation – Nahuatl language group Working from Abbotsford, BC Chris and Elaine continue to advise on the translation work of the Nahuatl language, the bulk of which is being done by local translators in Mexico. Chris relies heavily on good technology to continue this work and remain in communication with “the […]
GUILLERMO & MARY-ANN REDDEKOPP
Guillermo & Mary-Ann Reddekopp are in ministry transition, and are looking forward to their assignment in Mexico in fall 2018. Their home church is Aylmer EMM Church, ON.
Missionaries in Europe
Kristen Penner is serving with Avant Ministries in Koper, Slovenia. Her home church is Bergfeld Mennonite Church, MB.