Marilyn Rudy-Froese says of her appointment as Mennonite Church Eastern Canada’s church leadership minister, “I do not take lightly the sacred trust that I am being given.” She brings more than 20 years of experience in pastoral and volunteer roles within the regional church and the Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference. She is currently interim pastor at East Zorra Mennonite Church in Tavistock, Ont., and has served as pastor at Berkey Avenue Mennonite Fellowship in Goshen, Ind., and Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church in Kitchener, Ont., and as chaplain at Fairview Mennonite Home in Cambridge, Ont. Additionally, she has ministered as a clergy coach for MC Canada and has been a sessional lecturer at Conrad Grebel University College in Waterloo, Ont. She has also served on MC Eastern Canada’s Leadership Council for eight years. She earned a master of divinity degree from Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS) in Elkhart, Ind., and has completed course work related to transitional ministry training and teaching healthy boundaries. She will join MC Eastern Canada at several events in the coming months and will transition into her new position throughout the month of May. She is married to Allan Rudy-Froese, who is associate professor of Christian proclamation at AMBS. They have three young adult children.
—Mennonite Church Eastern Canada