Rudi Plett, of Asuncion, Paraguay, has been appointed by the International Community of Mennonite Brethren (ICOMB) executive committee to the position of executive director. The announcement was made April 12, 2018.
Plett will be commissioned at the ICOMB Summit in Vienna, Austria, June 2–5, 2018. He will work from Asuncion.
Plett previously served ICOMB as associate director for Latin America and as regional team leader for MB Mission from January 2017 until the present. He will begin serving full time as ICOMB executive director on July 1, 2018, immediately following the retirement of current executive director David Wiebe of Canada, who served ICOMB as the executive director since 2010.
Plett is well known to ICOMB leaders as former representative of the Vereinigung der Mennoniten Brudergemeinden Paraguay (German MB Conference) and as ICOMB chair from 2012 to 2016. Plett was also pastor of pastoral role at Mennoniten Brueder Gemeinde Concordia in Asunción until the end of 2016. He and his wife, Ruth Ratzlaff de Plett, have 5 children.
Rebekah Doerksen, assistant to the executive director, will continue, working for Plett from ICOMB’s Winnipeg office.
ICOMB chair Heinrich Klassen, Bund Taufgesinnter Gemeinden, Germany, expressed gratefulness to God the Provider, Jehovah Jireh.