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Willard Metzger to be next                                                                      degree from Emmanuel Bible College,
                                                                                                Kitchener, Ont.; a bachelor of arts degree

MC Canada general secretary                                                                     in sociology at the University of Waterloo,
                                                                                                Ont.; and a master of theological studies
                                                                                                degree at Conrad Grebel University College,
By Don Friesen                                                                                  also in Waterloo. He also has a doctor of
mennonite Church Canada release                                                                 ministry degree from Ashland Theological
WinniPeg, man.                                                                                  Seminary, Ohio.

W      illard Metzger has been appointed
       to the post of general secretary of
Mennonite Church Canada. He will succeed
                                                 will retire this summer. The
                                                 leadership transition will
                                                 begin this fall.
                                                                                                   His enthusiasm for the church is conta-
                                                                                                gious. “This is a great church, and we have
                                                                                                much to celebrate!” exclaims Metzger.
outgoing general secretary Robert J. Suderman,      Moderator                                   He speaks of strengthening MC Canada’s
who has served in the post since 2005 and who    Andrew Reesor-                                 “sense of anticipation and hope.” One of the
                                                 McDowell made the                              areas Metzger will pay particular attention
                                                 announcement to staff                          to is the denomination’s financial health.
Λ UpComing                                       on behalf of the general
                                                 board on May 20.               Metzger
                                                                                                Another is ministry with young adults. He
                                                                                                also wants to strengthen a “culture of call”
Follow faith leaders                                Metzger is the outgoing                     in MC Canada’s c
								
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