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 currently live in Osler, SK and are translating discipleship material into Spanish. Their home church is Alymer 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 Codette, SK. Their home church is Sutherland Evangelical Church, SK.
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.
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.
WES & CAROL SCHELLENBERG
Wes & Carol serve with Avant Ministries out of Winnipeg, MB. Wes is the accountant. Their home church is Glencross Mennonite Church, MB. They will be moving to Winnipeg end of September 2018.
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.
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.
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.
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.