Tim Wiebe-Neufeld has been hired as the new Mennonite Church Alberta area church pastor. Starting in February, he will combine this half-time position with a quarter-time role as Future Directions coordinator for the area church. As area church pastor, he will serve administrative roles relating to ordination and licensing, provide coaching and leadership support to pastors, and serve as a key link between the area church executive and congregations. He completed undergraduate degrees at Canadian Mennonite Bible College in Winnipeg (theology) and the University of Waterloo, Ont. (sociology), and earned his master’s degree in theology at Conrad Grebel College in Waterloo. He has actively pursued further studies at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, Ind., and Canadian Mennonite University. He has held a number of roles with MC Alberta, including several years as co-director of Camp Valaqua. He worked for a service agency in Edmonton prior to accepting a team-pastor position with his wife Donita at Edmonton First Mennonite Church, where they have served for the past 14 years.