The board is pleased to have [George R. Brunk, III] join the administrative team at AMBS," Ray Friesen, chair of the AMBS board, said. "We believe this early announcement and the unique gifts George has will bring a sense of stability for the seminary community, donors and constituency through this time of transition while we also manage the effects of the economic downturn.
I wanted to participate in Pastors Week in January because I had not been to AMBS since I graduated. I wanted to see faculty, friends and fellow pastors from across the U.S. and Canada. Dr. Diana Butler Bass’s presentations and several workshops drew my interests, too. I participated in Alan Kreider’s workshop, “Witnessing during the worship service.” It was helpful to learn ways to practice Christian witness during the worship service.. Bock Ki Kim, Master of Divinity, 2002; pastor of Vision Mennonite Church, London, Ont. Mary E. Klassen George R. Brunk to serve Your gifts as interim president at work G B eorge R. Brunk, III, announcement and the unique gifts George has will ecause the generos- will serve as interim bring a sense of stability ity of friends across president for AMBS, for the seminary commu- Canada and the U.S. beginning July 19. He will nity, donors and constitu- is essential in our mission, serve until a new president 1 ency through this time of we will report here sev- begins, a tenure of six to transition while we also eral ways in which gifts to twelve months. manage the effects of the AMBS have been used in Dr. Brunk has taught and served as vice president and economic downturn. We ask recent months. academic dean of Eastern the church to pray for the 1 A January class in Guate- Mennonite Seminary, Har- seminary and its leadership mala learned about peace risonburg, Va., since 1974. team during this time.” and justice issues from a He also has
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