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									                                                                               Canadian Mennonite March 16, 2009                    25

               Obituary                       Lord to influence them.”                                he “worked to energize people.

A ‘quiet rock’                                   Gerd Bartel, moderator of
                                              MC B.C., called Schmidt a “quiet
                                              rock.” Bartel told Canadian
                                                                                                      He was always looking for where
                                                                                                      the church could look to the next
                                                                                                      level of involvement.”
George Schmidt,                               Mennonite that Schmidt “was                              Schmidt was diagnosed with
Nov. 21, 1938 – Feb. 9, 2009                  able to bring people together,                          pancreatic cancer late in 2008.
                                              create wholeness and share                              Colleagues at Columbia were
By Amy D ueckm an                             issues. He was a person who was         Schmidt         able to share their appreciation
B.c. correspondent                            all about being faithful, coming                        of his life with him at a special
ABBotSFord, B.c.                              alongside people, and always said ‘yes’ time of affirmation several weeks before
                                              when he was needed.”                          he died.
                                                 Schmidt had chaired the Evangelism and       George Schmidt is survived by his wife

T     he death of George Schmidt, 70, of pan- Church Development Committee for the Karen, three children, seven grandchildren
      creatic cancer on Feb. 9 will be keenly past three years, and Bartel recalled that and two siblings. Λ
felt by many in Mennonite Church B.C.
   Schmidt was active in MC B.C., serving                                          CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
most recently as chair of the Evangelism
and Church Development Committee.
                                                                   The Organization:
He had also served for many years as a                             Mennonite Savings and Credit Union is a progressive and
faculty member and dean of students at                             visionary organization founded on values of stewardship,
                                                                   compassion, and mutual aid. From our modest beginnings
Columbia Bible College, and had been                               as a ‘shoe-box’ operation in 1964, we have grown in size
president of one of its forerunners, Bethel     to 120 staff members who are dedicated to serving the financial needs of
Bible Institute.                                our 16,200 Mennonite, Brethren in Christ and Amish members, with dollars
   He devoted his life to Christian serv-       under administration rapidly approaching three quarter of a billion dollars.
ice on several fronts. An active member         The Opportunity:
of Level Ground Mennonite Church
(formerly West Abbotsford Mennonite             Accountable to, and guided by the Board of Directors, you will provide
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