Our Team

MCA Staff Directory

The MCA staff is small and spread out from Edmonton to Olds to Water Valley to Calgary to Pincher Creek.

Tim Wiebe-Neufeld
Executive Minister

Tim brings decades of ministry experience to his role of Executive Minister. Together with his wife Donita he has served as Director at Camp Valaqua and Pastor at First Mennonite Church in Edmonton. Tim’s ministry passions include Christ-centred discipleship, communal expressions of faith at both the local and wider-church level, collaborative discernment, and care for all of creation including the marginalized and vulnerable.

 
 

Ruth Bergen Braun 
Communications Coordinator

Ruth is the face behind the weekly MCA Communiqué, the bulletin announcements,  and all the changes on the MCA website. She meets every second week with the Communication Coordinators from MC Canada, MCBC, MCSask, MCMB, and MCEC to coordinate messaging between the regional churches and the nation-wide church. She is looking forward to live MCA events! 


Steven Giugovaz
Church Engagement Minister

Steven's role in MCA is to build relationships between congregations, assisting them to connect to the ministries we share as a nationwide community of faith. Steven also works to engage individuals in support of these ministries. He looks forward to getting to know the congregations and people that make up the MCA family. 

 

Jon Olfert
Camp Valaqua Director

Jon has over 20 years of camp experience including work as a Camp Counsellor, Out-trip Leader, Day Camp Coordinator, and Camp Director.  He has been a long term director  and he and his wife Nikki have taken great joy in watching his three boys grow up under the tall, tall trees.  Jon loves camp and has been honored to bear witness to Valaqua’s incredible impact on the lives of so many campers, staff, and volunteers.

Jeff Schellenberg
Camp Valaqua Manager

Jeff works hard to keep our camp facilities repaired and functional. He's your contact person for booking the Yurts and all things to do with camp facilities. If you have maintenance skills and would like to volunteer to use them at Camp Valaqua, give Jeff a call. There is always something to fix!

 

Tany Warkentin
Treasurer

As treasurer, Tany manages the finances from her home office in Pincher Creek.  She and her family were MC Canada Witness workers in Burkina Faso (West Africa) for almost 6 years. She continues to find fulfillment in serving within our Mennonite Church in a variety of ways.  Currently, she is also the Pastoral Leader of her home congregation, Springridge Mennonite Church.

 

Suzanne Gross
Interim Director, North Edmonton Ministry

As North Edmonton Ministry Interim Worker, Suzanne works to maintain momentum and relationships that have been established over the first ten years of NEM, working with the Mission & Service Committee and the MCA Executive. This discernment includes connecting with congregations to explore ministry opportunities in locations beyond Edmonton.