Executive Minister

Doug Klassen, Executive Minister
Executive Minister
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“It is an exciting time in Mennonite Church Canada. I want to help inspire a vision for what it means to be a nationwide church. I firmly believe that congregations are the foundational unit of the church and that congregational revitalization is critical. There is a hunger in our culture for a witness to Jesus Christ that is rooted and grounded in love.”

-Doug Klassen, in MC Canada press release

Born near Vineland, ON, Doug’s ministry began in 1992 at St. Catharines United Mennonite Church as associate pastor. He moved to Winnipeg, MB in 1995 and served as director of young adult ministries with Mennonite Church Manitoba, pastored at Sterling Mennonite Church and co-taught at Canadian Mennonite University. Before beginning his term as MC Canada Executive Minister in June of 2019, Doug pastored for twenty years at Foothills Mennonite Church in Calgary, Alberta. He was instrumental in establishing the Foothills Mennonite Guesthouse, a home for out of town guests visiting friends or family in Calgary hospitals.

“I have lived my whole life inside the extended family of Mennonite Church Canada and have experienced the blessing of a nationwide family of faith…I look forward to the challenge of this new position and serving alongside the faithful staff, volunteers and members of our denomination as we seek together to be witnesses for Christ in the world.”