The CBWC Assembly this year was an incredibly animated, encouraging, and enriching experience for many of us who attended. It is important that you see the essential core of the business that was conducted as you look at the attached list of nominations, which were voted on and approved by the Assembly. We are deeply thankful to all these individuals who are willing to share their time, wisdom, and energy in the service of us all in the CBWC family of churches. Thanks most especially to Jan Paasuke for her continued commitment and leadership.
You will also see below the list of successful Ordination Examining Council candidates and the churches from which they come from.
- Ken Wettlaufer, Westwood Community Baptist Church, Coquitlam, BC
- Aaron Nhlazane, Roseau River Baptist Church, Roseau River, MB
- Peter Ma, McLaurin Baptist Church, Grande Prairie, AB
- Wendy Thom, Shoal Lake Baptist Church, Shoal Lake, MB
- Hati Mduvara, First Baptist Church, Vancouver, BC
- Laurie MacKay, First Baptist Church, Vernon, BC
In next week’s newsletter I will talk more about the budget, ministry video clips, bylaws, and the delightful array of workshops that were part of this year’s Assembly. I will also include a section about the time we spent honouring and giving thanks for the 22 years of service of David Holten.
I want to add one more thing to today’s newsletter. It is a simple statement from Marva Dawn, our main speaker at Assembly, which I shall unfold at a later time. It is particularly pertinent for the many people that work so hard, day in and day out, in all of our churches and ministries. Marva exhorted us to simply do this: “Find Sabbath and find a way of keeping Sabbath”. Enough said.
Peace be with you and the love of Christ be in you,
Nominations Committee Report
This report has been prepared by the Nominations Committee: David Simpson (Chair) and Pat Flaten.
CANADIAN Baptists OF WESTERN CANADA Board 2011-2013
President: Jan Paasuke
Vice-President, Planning: Carol Mager
Vice-President, Personnel & Program: Glenn Rabuka
Vice-President, Finance: Greg Anderson
Rev. Allan Grochowski
Mrs. Mary Dyk
Rev. Jim Galbraith
Mary Stuber Doerksen
CBWC Representatives to CBM Board
VP CBWC – David Simpson
CAREY HALL BOARD OF ADMINISTRATION
GRANT, Steve Simala