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Carolina Alexander

Location: Western Canada
Position: Receptionist

Email: reception@mbmission.org
Phone: 866.964.7627

Carolina is our Receptionist and also provides assistance to all of our departments, doing various tasks. Carolina and her husband, Mike, have six children (four girls and two boys), as well as a daughter-in-law.

John-Mark Bergen

Location: Western US
Position: Video/Media Assistant
Project #: C0639

Email: video@mbmission.org
Phone: 559.456.4600

John-Mark is the son of Missionaries Phil and Carol Bergen who serve in Burkina-Faso. He is graduate of Fresno Pacific University with a degree in Communications. John-Mark also participated in TREK in 2007.

Susan Blaney

Location: Western Canada
Position: Accounting (part-time)

Email: susanb@mbmission.org
Phone: 866.964.7627

Susan provides reconciliation support for the accounting team.

Ben Born

Location: Western Canada
Position: Executive Assistant to the General Director
Project #: C0700

Email: benb@mbmission.org
Phone:866 964-7627

Ben serves as Executive Assistant to Randy Friesen, MB Mission’s General Director. In this role, Ben is involved in a lot of different areas, but primarily serves to increase Randy’s, and our Board’s, effectiveness in leading MB Mission.
Ben grew up as a missionary kid in Botswana, his parents Bryan and Teresa Born served there with MB Mission for much of his childhood. He is a graduate of Columbia Bible College, with a B.A. in Intercultural Studies. During his time at CBC, Ben participated in the TREK program, where he led a team to Chonburi, Thailand. Ben enjoys rock climbing with his wife Kaitlyn and watching English soccer.

Joanna Chapa

Location: Midwest US
Position: STM Mobilizer
Project #: C0685

Email: joannac@mbmission.org
Phone: 316.729.6465

“Come and follow me” and “Go” have been words that Joanna has heard quite clearly from Jesus over the course of her life. The invitational calling began as she responded at a debrief session of SOAR Midwest 2001 (based in south Texas, where she grew up) to follow God wherever and whenever: as long He called, she would go.

Wendy Clarke

Location: Western Canada
Position: Intercession Resource Team
Phone: 250 392 0047
Project #: C9052

Email: wendyc@mbmission.org

Wendy has joined the Intercession Resource Team, which is led by Esther Corbett. This team works together with short-term and long-term missionaries to help strengthen the value of prayer and intercession in mission.

Erin Coffey

Location: Eastern Canada
Position: Administrative Assistant

Email: kitchener@mbmission.org
Phone: 519.886.4378

Esther Corbett

Location: Western Canada
Position: Intercessory Prayer
Project #: C9044

Email: estherc@mbmission.org
Phone: 866.964.7627

Esther works with the Lead Team in the area of intercessory prayer. She is also involved in teaching on prayer, and the development of prayer and prophetic ministry.

Sam Dick

Location: Western Canada
Position: Mobilization Coordinator, North America
Project #: C0155

Email: samd@mbmission.org
Phone: 866.964.7627

I love Jesus, my family and the Church.

Connie Dyck

Location: Western Canada
Position:Global Program Assistant

Email: connied@mbmission.org
Phone: 866.964.7627

Gayle Doerksen

Location: Western Canada
Position: Accounts Receivables

Email: gayled@mbmission.org
Phone: 866.964.7627

Gayle works with Accounts Receivable and is responsible for donation processing.

George Foltz

Location: Western Canada
Position:Global Development Consultant
Phone: 866.964.7627

Susan Fox

Location: Western Canada

Position:Mobilization Assistant

Email: susanf@mbmission.org
Phone: 866.964.7627

Susan has worked in the Abbotsford office since 2011. She enjoys being a part of the BC Mobilization and Short-Term Mission Team, and works specifically with the TREK and SOAR programs, as well as providing assistance with Global Servants and Church Teams.

Lisa Klassen

Location: Western Canada
Position: STM Coordinator
Project #: C0709

Email: lisak@mbmission.org
Phone: 604.743.0208

Lisa works as a Short Term Mission Coordinator in Western Canada for the TREK and SOAR Vancouver programs. Lisa grew up in an MB church planting family on the East Coast of Canada and through that lifestyle gained passion for encouraging the local church to actively respond to the heart of God through surrendered lives on mission.

Kara Friesen

Location: Central Canada
Project #: C0696

Email: winnipeg@mbmission.org
Phone: 204.415.0670

Along with the Central Canada team, I am involved in running and hosting short-term mission teams (SOAR and ACTION) and running the day-to-day operations of the office. Being in the Central Canada office allows me the opportunity to resource and connect the local church and the global church together on a daily basis.

Randy Friesen

Location: Western Canada
Position: General Director, Lead Team
Project #: C0133

Email: randyf@mbmission.org
Phone: 866.964.7627

Randy was the director of Youth Mission International (YMI) from 1989 to 2000. Through YMI Randy gave leadership to the development and growth of mission programs for teens, college-age and early career participants. From 2000 to 2004 Randy was the Director of Short Term Ministries for MB Mission, which included YMI and other intergenerational mission programs such as Disciple Making International (DMI) and Global Action Partners (GAP). Since 2004 Randy has served as the Executive Director of MB Mission, the global mission agency of the Mennonite Brethren churches of North America. When not travelling to mission projects around the world, Randy speaks to audiences across North America calling this generation to a life of risk and sacrifice in an eternal direction.

Viv Johnstone

Location: Western Canada
Position: Global Program Project Coordinator
Project #: C0645

Email: vivj@mbmission.org
Phone: 866.964.7627

I am part of the Global Program Team here at MB Mission and my duties include project application processing, monitoring and reporting. I have the privilege of communicating regularly with our missionaries and others closely working with MB Mission.

Cullen Klassen

Location: Central Canada
Position:Communication & Media Apprentice
Project #: C0714

Email: cullenk@mbmission.org
Phone: 204.415.0670

Mark Klassen

Location: Western Canada
Position: IT & Operations
Project #: A0024

Email: markk@mbmission.org
Phone: 866.964.7627

Mark has a passion for creatively using various types of media to reach people with the message of Jesus. Mark has been involved in many projects involving web applications, graphic design, and video production. His favourite medium however, is music. Composing and recording digital audio and music has been a passion of his for many years.

Mark JH Klassen

Location: Western Canada
Position: Creative Director, Media
Project #: C0276

Email: markjhk@mbmission.org
Phone: 866.964.7627

Vicki Leppky

Location: Western Canada
Position:Operations Assistant

Email: vickil@mbmission.org
Phone: 866.964.7627

Vicki assists Mark Klassen with a variety of Operations & IT needs in the Abbotsford and regional offices.

Lloyd Letkeman

Location: Central Canada
Position: Mission Mobilizer
Project #: C0279

Email: lloydl@mbmission.org
Phone: 204.415.0670

Carol and I are privileged to serve the MB churches of the Prairies Provinces. Connecting churches with the call to join God in mission continues to be a rewarding and challenging ministry. Together with our team of staff and volunteers we are able to administer many of the programs and processes that aid our MB churches in expressing their international mission of 'holistic church planting that transforms communities among the least reached.'

Carol Letkeman

Location: Central Canada
Position: STM Mobilizer
Project #: C0279

Email: caroll@mbmission.org
Phone: 204.415.0670

I am privileged to serve the MB churches of the Prairies Provinces. Connecting churches with the call to join God in mission continues to be a rewarding and challenging ministry. Together with our team of staff and volunteers we are able to administer many of the programs and processes that aid our MB churches in expressing their international mission of 'holistic church planting that transforms communities among the least reached.'

Larry Neufeld

Location: Western Canada
Position: Lead Team, Mobilization and Media
Project #: C0640

Email: larryn@mbmission.org
Phone: 866.964.7627

God is at work amongst the nations! Joining our Heavenly Father in His work is privilege. For our family that means we want to live out our faith in the community, sharing God’s love in the ordinary daily encounters – and see how He is able to transform both our lives and those around us!

Lori Nickel

Location: Western Canada
Position: Member Care Team Leader
Project #: C0471

Email: lorin@mbmission.org
Phone: 866.964.7627

My first encounter with MB Mission was on a family short-term mission trip we took in 1996. It was life changing for my husband and me, and ever since then we have served with MB Mission as volunteers until I joined the staff in 2008.

Liz Nickel

Location: Western Canada
Position: DMI Assistant (part-time)

Email: lizn@mbmission.org
Phone: 866.964.7627

Liz provides support to the DMI  program, by providing administrative assistance.

Doug Penner

Location: Western Canada
Position: Lead Team, Global Program & Operations

Project #: C0720

Email: dougp@mbmission.org
Phone: 866.964.7627

Connie Peters

Location: Western Canada
Position:Mission Resource Assistant

Email: conniep@mbmission.org
Phone: 866.964.7627

Connie serves with the Global Program team, providing administrative support for Al Stobbe (Missionary Coordinator) and Phil Wagler (Training and Team Health). The role involves helping missionaries plan their time while on MINA (Ministry in North America) and coordinating many details of their meetings with staff in the international office. She also serves on the FOCUS Apprenticeship training team. Connie is married to Jeff and they have two daughters, Jenna and Kenzie. She enjoys spending time working in the yard, trips to the ocean, exploring new places, spending time visiting with friends and neighbours, and serving with her church community. She is also slowly working at a Masters of Christian Ministry at MBBS Canada.

Lisa Peters

Location: Central Canada
Position:STM Coordinator
Project #: C0638

Email: lisap@mbmission.org
Phone: 204.415.0670

Lisa first got connected to MB Mission as a SOAR Heartland participant, and has continued to grow in her love for the inner city and for the nations ever since. Her job as STM Coordinator revolves around planning and running Central Canada’s short-term programs.

Dale Regier

Location: Western Canada
Position: Senior Accountant
Project #: C0161

Email: daler@mbmission.org
Phone: 866.964.7627

Since 1989, God has led us on an exciting journey with a variety of Mennonite Brethren agencies. After several years of working with MB Foundation in Kansas, we joined MB Mission in 2003 and served for a time in Jadcherla, India. In 2006, God brought us here to Abbotsford in a continuing role with MB Mission in support services. As Senior Accountant, I am routinely engaged in monthly financial statements and managing exception transactions. The budget and audit responsibilities have become my busy "harvest time" seasons. My wife, Teresa, uses her Nurse Practitioner training at a clinic in Birch Bay, Washington during the week and enjoys book club and small group activities in the evenings.

Elsie Rempel

Location: Western Canada
Position:Payroll Administrator

Email: elsier@mbmission.org
Phone: 866.964.7627

Danae Schmidt

Location: Midwest US
Position:STM Coordinator & Admin Assistant
Project #: C0712

Email: danaes@mbmission.org
Phone: (620) 947-0265

Danae is married to Kyle and serves as Short Term Mission Interim Coordinator in the Midwest US where she is involved in coordinating, mobilizing and facilitating ACTION programs.

Philip Serez

Location: Eastern Canada
Position: Mission Mobilizer
Project #: C0135

Email: philips@mbmission.org
Phone: 519.886.4378

Philip loves Jesus, his family, and the Church. Philip serves as the MB Mission Regional Mobilizer. Since 1996 he and Robyn have been developing discipleship training mission programs across North America and calling out new mission workers into placements worldwide. Philip has a passion for God, adventure and team; and is happiest with either a piano or chainsaw in his hands.

Robyn Serez

Location: Eastern Canada
Position:STM Coordinator

Email: robyns@mbmission.org
Phone: 519.886.4378

Al Stobbe

Location: Western Canada
Position: Missionary Coordinator on the Global Program Team
Project #: A0045

Email: als@mbmission.org
Phone: 866.964.7627

Al joined our staff team in 2007 after serving for almost eleven years as pastoral staff at Ross Road Community Church. Previous to that, Al and Karen served with MB Mission as missionaries in Austria.

David Thiessen

Location: Central Canada
Project #: C0713

Email: davidt@mbmission.org
Phone: 204.415.0670

“I first connected with the MB Mission Central Canada team as a participant on SOAR Heartland 6 years ago. Since then I’ve had the chance to lead three SOAR Intercession teams and participate on ACTION three times. After graduating from Canadian Mennonite University, I joined the Central Canada team on staff.

Mark Thompson

Location: Western US
Position: Short-Term Mission Mobilizer
Project #: C0372

Email: markt@mbmission.org
Phone: 559.456.4600

Mark's role includes organizing and mobilizing mission trips from one weekend up to eight weeks. Every summer, he takes ACTION basketball teams to Thailand, which combines both his passion for sport with his passion for evangelism and service.

Selwyn Uittenbosch

Location: Western Canada
Position: Lead Team, Finance
Project #: C0294

Email: selwynu@mbmission.org
Phone: 866.964.7627

I am captured by the words of Psalm 33:12, "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord." Can you imagine it? Not just individuals, but entire nations transformed by the message of the gospel! Try to picture entire nations who acknowledge personally and corporately that Jehovah God is Lord! Wow…what would that look like?

Phil Wagler

Location: Western Canada
Position: Training & Team Health Team Leader
Project #: C0715

Email: philw@mbmission.org
Phone: 866.964.7627

Phil gives leadership to our training and team health service. He works with an incredible team of servants who focus on the preparation, equipping, deployment, and development of global workers and their teams. He also seeks to develop an organizational culture that multiplies healthy disciples and missional leaders. Previous to joining MB Mission, Phil served pastoral, discipleship, and leadership training ministries in British Columbia, Ontario, and Alberta.

Rachel Wall

Location: Western Canada
Position: Global Payables

Email: rachelw@mbmission.org
Phone: 866.964.7627

Rachel works with Accounts Payable, and does the monthly cables and cheques.

Lynn Wiebe

Location: Western Canada
Position:Gift Processor / Corporate Assistant

Email: lynnw@mbmission.org
Phone: 866.964.7627

Lynn processes donations, oversees Corporate Insurances and maintains MB Missions retiree files.

Rachael Wiebe

Location: Central Canada
Position:STM Interim Coordinator
Project #: C0711

Email: rachaelw@mbmission.org
Phone: 204.415.0670

Rachael has been connected with MB Mission for the past 8 years. She has participated in TREK, led on SOAR and ACTION, and has interned in two of our offices.

Vic Wiens

Location: Western Canada
Position: Mission Capacity Building Coordinator
Project #: C0088

Email: vicw@mbmission.org
Phone: 866.964.7627

Victor serves as Coordinator of Mission Capacity Building (mainly for Africa and Latin America, some for Asia). This ministry involves strengthening leadership, community development, and missionary sending capacity among our global partner conferences. This role includes resourcing existing and emerging leaders in 12 sister conferences in as many ways as possible, both in-country and from the office.

Galen Wiest

Location: Western US
Position: Mission Mobilizer
Project #: A0164

Email: galenw@mbmission.org
Phone: 559.456.4600

Galen’s passion is to help people meet Jesus and accomplish God’s mission of reaching the world for Christ. He grew up in Dinuba, California where Jesus became his forgiver and leader. He was baptized and grew in his walk with God in the Kingsburg MB Church. He graduated from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois, where he met his wife Linda. He is also a graduate of Fresno Pacific University and Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary. Galen and Linda served three terms in Bogota and Medellin, Colombia with MB Mission where they were involved in church planting. They were part of the missionary team that started the Community of Peace Church in Bogota.

Ann Zauner

Location: Western Canada
Position: Mobilization & Media Assistant

Email: annz@mbmission.org
Phone: 866.964.7627

Ann oversees a variety of needs and projects for the Media and Mobilization teams.

Mark Zukowski

Location: Western Canada
Position: IT Assistant
Project #: C0697

Email: markz@mbmission.org
Phone: 866.964.7627