Dan and Gladys Wolfe served as pastor couple of West Vancouver Bible Church in West Vancouver, B.C. from mid-February to early April this spring. They have a long history of church service, including service as missionaries with Gospel Missionary Union in Mali and Canada. They have served in pastoral positions in Saskatchewan, Quebec and British Columbia, including planting an MB church (which later became an Alliance church) in Ste-Agathe, Que. Dan is a graduate of Steinbach Bible Institute and has a master's degree in urban ministry from Alliance Tehological Seminary in Nyack, NY. The Wolfes have three children and five grandchildren.
Scott Van Mil began serving a three-and-a-half-month pastoral internship in youth ministry at Cedar Park Church in Delta, B.C. on May 1. He grew up in a Congregational church in Caledonia, Ont., but accepted Christ at Camp Crossroads, the Ontario MB camp. He is a third-year student at Columbia Bible College.
M.C. Emmanuel, a prominent member of the MB Church in India, passed away suddenly in Hyderabad, India on Dec. 7, 1995. He was a retired government worker, a long-time church member, a former MB conference worker and a spiritual friend to many. A Relection piece he had written last year was carried in the April 19, 1996 issue of the MB Herald. He is mourned by his wife Gladys.
Robert Radtke has resigned as senior pastor of Forest Grove Community Church in Saskatoon effective Aug. 15 after 12 years of service. He has a diploma in Biblical studies from Grace College of the Bible in Omaha, NB, B.A. in Bible from Fresno (CA) Pacific College, a master's degree in Church Administration from California Graduate School of Theology in Glendale, CA and an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Briercrest Bible College and Seminary in Caronport, Sask. He has pastored several churches in the US, including Emmanuel MB Church in Onida, SD, El Camino MB Church in Santa Clara, CA and Bethany MB Church in Fresno. He and his wife, Ione, plan to return to Fresno to be with their children and grandchildren.
Rudy Lemke has resigned as pastor of Warman (Sask.) MB Church effective the end of September after nine-and-a-half years of service. He has a B.A. and an M.Div. from North American Baptist Seminary in Sioux Falls, SD. He has previously pastored four North American Baptist churches totalling 16 years of ministry. He and his wife Dorothy are open to the Lord's leading for the future.
David McMillan has become the new half-time pastor at Community Bible Church in St. Catharines, Ont. effective May 5. He has a B.A. in communications from Oklahoma Christian University, B.Ed. from Brandon University, M.Ed. from Brock University, and M.Th. from Trinity Theological Seminary. He has administered adult education programs for 10 years and has been principal in an elementary school. He spent ten years working as director and teacher at Great Lakes Bible College. He currently teaches Grade 7 half-time at Col. John Butler School in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. He and his wife, Heather have 2 children, Jared, 17, and Natasha, 15.
Stephen Kuntz has become part-time associate pastor at Lendrum MB Church in Edmonton, Alta. He has been a sessional instructor in the English Dept. at the University of Alberta for the past 3 years and will continue to teach on a part-time basis. He has been involved in teaching Sunday school, preaching and aiding in small group development at Lendrum MB Church. He has taught for two years at an Asian university. He has an M.A. in English. He and his wife, Karen have 2 children, Nathanael, 2, and Hannah, 3 months.
Rod Ens has become new associate pastor of Hepburn (Sask.) MB Church effective Feb. 19. He has most recently been working in Saskatoon. He had previously served as associate pastor at Hepburn MB Church from Aug. 1990 to Aug. 1995. He has a B.R.E. from Northwest Baptist Theological College in Vancouver and was an intern at Faith Baptist Church in Vancouver for two-and-a-half years. He and his wife, Monica have three children, Nikita, 7, Zachary, 5, and Nolan, 3.
Jake Friesen has resigned as counselling pastor at Mountain Park Community Church in Abbotsford, B.C. effective May 30 after serving since fall, 1992. He has served as pastor at Abbotsford Christian Fellowhip and Harrison Gospel Chapel in Harrison Hot Springs, B.C.; served as B.C. MB Conference church extension director; has been a social worker and a counsellor with Burden Bearers; and taught Bible school. He has a Th.B. from Winnipeg Bible College and a B.A. in English and History from the University of British Columbia. He and his wife Leona are moving to Vernon, B.C. to share a home with their recently widowed daughter and her children. Jake and Leona are open to a part-time counselling ministry in Vernon.
James Bergen has resigned as associate pastor of youth ministries at Peace Arch Fellowship in South Surrey, B.C. effective July 31 after two-and-a-half years of service. A graduate of Providence College in Otterburne, Man., he spent two summers doing ministry in Russia with Kingdom Ventures. He plans to attend MB Biblical Seminary in Fresno, CA this fall to complete his M.Div. He has been studying at the B.C. Centre, the Abbotsford, B.C.-based arm of the seminary.
Cameron Stuart resigned as associate pastor of youth at Forest Grove Community Church in Saskatoon effective Mar. 31 after serving two-and-a-half years. He will be attending Regent College in Vancouver in fall working towards an M.Div. He studied at Dallas Bible College, has a B.A. in theology and pastoral ministries. He was Youthquake administrator and co-director at Briercrest while earning an M.A. in communications. He and his wife, Michelle, have two children, Brennan, 2, and Jillian, 3 months.
Maple Ridge (B.C.) Community Church welcomed 5 new members by baptism Apr. 4 including Darcey Morrey, Freja Stonehouse, Tom Bowen Tracey Bowen and Elza Hunfeld.
Foam Lake (Sask.) Gospel Fellowship Church hosted a dessert theatre Mar. 10 featuring a play called Family Outings. Performed by church members, the play was directed by Maureen Brown. It was also performed in Philadelphia MB Church in Watrous, Sask. Mar. 8. The play focussed on family problems and the necessity of God's help.
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