Canadian Conference appoints Steve Berg to lead during transition
CCMBC press release
The Executive Board of the Canadian Conference of MB Churches (CCMBC) announced Jan. 15, 2017, that Steve Berg has been appointed interim executive director effective Feb. 1, 2017.
Berg is currently senior associate pastor at South Abbotsford (BC) Church where he will continue to spend 25 percent of his work time. The church has released him to use the other 75 percent to serve the conference. Berg has committed to the new role for up to 18 months, during which time a search process will proceed for the permanent position.
“During this time of transition, the Executive Board is excited to have a strong, effective leader who is passionate about God and our conference,” says moderator Bruce Enns. “We are grateful to Steve and South Abbotsford Church for making this arrangement possible.”
Berg brings a wealth of life experience which includes implementing ministry strategy as a church planter, pastor, executive minister of the B.C. Mennonite Brethren Conference and national director of government affairs with Power to Change.
Berg will be focusing on building trust within the MB family and positioning CCMBC to implement the mission of multiplying Christ-centered churches to see Canada transformed by the good news of Jesus Christ.
Ron Toews, the current interim executive director, will return to his role as director of L2L, the CCMBC leadership development and church resource ministry. Toews indicated at the time of his appointment in November that he would only take on the interim executive director role in the short term.
“We are thankful for Ron’s willingness to step into a challenging situation and apply his steady hand of leadership when we needed him,” says Enns. “He has served well.”
The executive board will be meeting Jan. 26–28, 2017, and will be providing an update in early February.