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Transitions


Sherryl Koop
joined Family Life Network’s BUgirl (Beautiful Unique Girl) program as part-time coordinator in February. Sherryl has a wealth of experience working with youth, including 17 years with Youth for Christ, and 5 years directing national youth ministry for the Canadian Conference of MB Churches. She will be based in Winnipeg.
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Greg Wiens will serve as lead pastor at Waldheim (Sask.) MB Church beginning in July. He is currently youth pastor at Elmwood MB Church in Winnipeg. Greg is married to Heather, and they have 3 children, Hannah, Aaron, and Bethany.
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John Clarke and Anicka Fast are serving a 3-year term with Mennonite Central Committee as health project and church connection workers in DR Congo. John has a BComm from Concordia University. Anicka holds a BA in linguistics from McGill University and an MA in language documentation and description from the School of Oriental and Asian Studies. They attend Église Chrétienne de St-Laurent, Montreal.
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Baptisms and new members

Note: Baptism photos appear in the print version of the Herald but not in the online version.

Fort Garry MB Church, Winnipeg, welcomed 6 new members by baptism Nov. 23, 2008. Pictured are (back, l-r) pastor Joel Toews, David Kukkonen, Erik Mann, (front) Jessica Maronese, Karly Falk, Carolyn Wonneck, Spencer Kristjanson, and pastor John Unger.

Dalhousie Community Church, Calgary, welcomed 4 new members Nov. 30, 2008, 3 by baptism and 1 by confession of faith. Pictured are (l-r) Katrina Nickel (b), Shelley Warkentin (b), Stephanie Schmidt (b), pastor Brad Huebert, and Brian Wohlgemut (cf).

Fraserview MB Church, Richmond, B.C. welcomed 4 new members by baptism Dec. 7, 2008. Pictured are (back, l-r) Alex Tam, Rory Brown, Dan Baxter, (front) Terrie Tam, and pastor Dan Unrau.

Sardis (B.C.) Community Church welcomed 3 new members by baptism Dec. 14, 2008. Pictured are (l-r) pastor Bob Friesen, Ashaya Criper, Heather Campbell, and Sarah Paulding.

Northside Community Church, Mission, B.C. welcomed 8 new members Dec. 7, 2008, 2 by baptism and 6 by confession of faith: John Retallick (cf), Geordie Retallick (cf), Josh Rostek (cf), Mike Saunby (b), Carolyn Saunby (b), Mike Spuls (cf), Donna Spuls (cf), and Bette Stone (cf).

River West Christian Church, Edmonton, welcomed 4 new members by baptism Feb. 15, 2009: Justine Collin, Graham Dyck, Nate Gartke, and Scott Epp.

Willow Park Church, Kelowna, B.C. welcomed Nicole Stewart and Ryan Waters by baptism Feb. 15, 2009.

Grantham MB Church, St. Catharines, Ont., welcomed 3 new members April 24, 2007, 2 by baptism and 1 by confession of faith. Pictured are (l-r) pastor Bob Enns, Jon Brubacher (cf), Brad Wall (b), pastor Jamie Reimer, Olivia Wiebe (b).

Grantham MB Church, St. Catharines, Ont., welcomed 5 new members Nov. 23, 2008, 4 by baptism and 1 by confession of faith. Pictured are (back, l-r) pastor Bob Enns, Travis Braun (b), Colin Fast (b), pastor Jamie Reimer, Daryl Kroeker (cf), (front) Tracey Neufeld (b) and Stephani Rosa (b).

South Langley MB Church, Langley, B.C. welcomed 3 new members by baptism Dec. 7, 2008. Pictured are (l-r) pastor Wes Dahl, Sean Cottrell, Melissa Braun, pastor Kevin Schultz, and Ben Vandeburgt.

Clearbrook MB Church, Abbotsford, B.C. welcomed 9 new members in January and on Feb. 1, 2009, 1 by baptism and 8 by transfer or confession of faith. Pictured are (back) pastor Walter Wiens, pastor Jay Neufeld, pastor Abe Unrau, pastor Larry Locken, Ina Friesen (cf), Walter Friesen (cf), (front) Geoff Dollinger (cf), Miranda Dollinger (cf), Adam Dollinger (b), Sarah Dollinger (cf), Betty Klassen (t), Lillian Dyck (t), and Helen Friesen (t).

South Abbotsford MB Church, Abbotsford, B.C., welcomed 9 new members on Feb. 8, 2009, 5 by baptism and 4 by transfer: James Abrahams (b), Alexander Chila (b), Daryl Hiebert (t), Maddy
Hutchison (t), Scott Hutchison (t), Amritpal Mund (b), John Peters (t), Tracy Quast (b), and Emma Sharp (b).

Forest Grove Community Church, Saskatoon, welcomed 6 new members Jan. 18 and 25, 2009, 4 by baptism and 2 by transfer. Pictured are (back, l-r) pastor Bruce Enns, Andrew Wilson (b), Logan Foth (b), Sara Siemens (t), (front) Anne Rempel (t), Megan Matiko (b), Jacey Krahn (b) and pastor Susan Enns.

South Abbotsford MB Church, Abbotsford, B.C. welcomed 18 new members Nov. 30 and Dec. 6, 2008, 7 by baptism and 11 by transfer. Pictured are (back, l-r) Mike Nicholls (t), Steve Masterson (t), Paul Carter (t), pastor Graham Schultz(t), Tam Schultz (t), class leader Anne Dyck, (middle) Daryl Hiebert (t), Rhonda Nicholls (t), Jackie Masterson (t), Kate Carter (t), Luella Stobbe (t), class leader Jake Dyck, (front) Mitchell Claassen (b), Stephanie Cook (b), Trudy Greco (b), Larisa Bruce (b), Kassandra Unrau (b), and Jagtar Gill (b). Not pictured: Matt Dirks (b) and pastor Mark Harris (t).

Willow Park Church, Kelowna, B.C. welcomed 26 new members Feb. 8, 2009, 11 by baptism and 15 by testimony. Pictured are (back, l-r) Kent Patterson (t), Marianne Patterson (t), Gabe Martinson (t), Ellen Mantler (t), Ruben Mantler (t), Carol Runzer (t), Randy Runzer (t), Jenny Griffin (b), Willie Unrau (t), Teresa Unrau (t), Jordan Klassen (b), Todd Neufeld (b), Heather Schroder (t), Jeremiah Weiler (b), Carissa Weiler (b), Jonathan Friesen (t), pastor Henry Sawatzky, pastor Joel Feddersen, (front) Kerry Charbonneau (b), Elya Martinson (t), Stephanie Daniels (b), Stacy Schmidt (b), Takara Kempf (b), Keri Graumann (b), and Rob Harding (b). Missing are Bob Ferch (t), Shannon Ferch (t), and Joanne Friesen (t).
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