B.C. pastor heads new Canadian Mennonite board

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Canadian Mennonite

Henry Krause, pastor of Langley (B.C.) Mennonite Fellowship, was elected chair of the Canadian Mennonite Publishing Service (CMPS) board at its 45th annual meeting, held at Rosthern Mennonite Church from April 21 to 23. He succeeds Tobi Thiessen of Toronto, who is going off the board after serving for six years as a CMPS board appointee. Serving with Krause on the executive committee are Tim Reimer, pastor of Danforth Mennonite Church, Toronto, as vice-chair; Linda Matties from Abbotsford, B.C., as secretary; Lois Epp of Calgary as treasurer; and Carl DeGurse of Winnipeg as member-at-large. In a fundraiser with Stuart Murray as guest speaker, some 146 registered attendees donated a total of $7,305, a record amount for a Canadian Mennonite fundraiser. In his appeal for financial support from the group, Dick Benner, editor and publisher, said the 62-year-old publication needs help more than ever during “changing times and denominational structures. . . . You will need a place to gather and sort out the issues. You will need us to help maintain an Anabaptist/Mennonite identity—a champion for your causes while keeping a safe distance that frees us to be your critic as well as your cheerleader.”

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