2024 National Assembly (AGM)

Nominee profiles

Executive Board

Tim Doerksen, Moderator

Tim Doerksen is a member of Gem MB Church in Gem, AB. He and his wife Yvonne are involved in a family farming and livestock operation with his brother. Along with being the current moderator of his church, he also served on the ABMB board from 2017-2023 and was the moderator for the last three of those years. From 2020-2023 he was the Alberta representative to the national board and served on the National Finance and Audit Committee from 2022-2024. He became Member at Large to the national board in June 2023; in November he was asked to be the Interim Moderator. He brings the ability to listen, communicate, collaborate and facilitate.

Vijay Manuel, Assistant Moderator

Vijay Manuel’s career in education and leadership spans 28 years, including 20 years in the Abbotsford School District as a teacher, vice principal, and principal and 8.5 years as the Head of MEI Schools. Previously, Vijay has served as Executive Pastor of Ministries at Christian Life Assembly in Langley, BC, as Pastor of Worship Arts at South Abbotsford MB Church, and as the leader of the Doxa worship events in Abbotsford. He brings experience and skills in the areas of intentional spiritual leadership with a commitment to organizational growth towards exemplary leadership, vision, and management. Vijay and his wife Sarah have been married for 24 years and have four children between the ages of 9 and 21. They are members at Northview Community Church where Vijay serves as a volunteer worship leader.

Cory Regier, FAC Chair/Treasurer

Cory Regier has been on the Legacy and CCMBC Investments Ltd. Boards since 2022. He spends his days as the CEO of Amity Trust (formerly Mennonite Trust Ltd.), a licensed, deposit-taking financial institution in the province of Saskatchewan. Cory holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan, a Certified Financial Planner designation, an MTI – Estate and Trust professional designation, and is also a graduate of the Executive Stream of the Arrow Leadership Program. In addition to his 20-plus years with Amity Trust, Cory has served on various non-profit boards. Cory and his wife Machon reside in Waldheim, Saskatchewan, where they are both involved in various roles in their church. 

Sandi Reutlinger, British Columbia Representative

Coming soon.

Fred Weiss, Alberta Representative

Coming soon.

Johnny Dodsworth, Manitoba Representative

Johnny Dodsworth currently serves as the Discipleship and Life Groups Pastor at Eastview Community Church in Winnipeg, MB. Prior to moving to Winnipeg, he was the Middle School Pastor at North Langley Community Church in Langley, BC. As a provincial representative for Manitoba on the CCMBC Executive Board, he hopes to strengthen the bonds of trust between provincial relationships and work with the other members of the board towards greater unity in our national MB family.

Tom Enns, Member at Large

Tom Enns is Owner and President of TwoTom Ltd. (www.twotom.com) a commercial furniture supplier to the hospitality industry. He has previously held senior management positions in business development both domestically and internationally with Palliser Furniture. He holds a management certificate from the University of Manitoba and has served on the MB Seminary board from 2017 to 2024, during which time he was on the finance committee and was the representative of MBS to the CCMBC Executive Board. He resides in Winnipeg, Manitoba and is a member at North Kildonan MB Church. 

Mike Rochon, Member at Large

Mike Rochon is Regional Vice President for Scotiabank, overseeing the branch banking network in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. He has an MBA in Financial Services and has served as Treasurer for several churches and other charities. He moved to Winnipeg in August 2023, where he attends North Kildonan MB Church. Before that, his family attended Summit MB Church (previously SunWest McKenzie Campus) since 2013. He served on the SunWest Leadership Team team since 2016 and was Chair of the Summit Leadership Team from 2019 to 2023. He and his wife Cheryl led and hosted a life group and they have gone on seven mission trips (so far) to Mexico to build houses.

MB Seminary Board

Ray Harms Wiebe, Member at Large

Coming soon.

Melody Loewen, Member at Large

Melody has enjoyed serving on the MBS board over the past four years. She is passionate about discipleship and making disciples. She works for Church Renewal International in the Marketplace Leaders Renewal division, where she coordinates discipleship groups and leads online groups for marketplace leaders in North America. Melody’s experience working in churches, and at various universities/colleges over the past 24 years has been beneficial as she has served the MB Seminary. She and her husband Paul live in Calgary, Alberta, and they have three sons, two daughters-in-law and four grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, hosting, hiking, camping, and cycling.

Linda Spletzer, Member at Large

Coming soon.

Multiply Board

Wendi Thiessen

Wendi Thiessen has served on the board of Multiply Network for the past 3.5 years. She is the Director of the Business Administration Program and an Associate Professor at Booth University College. Her areas of academic interest include Leadership and Effective Management of not-for-profit organizations and has worked in several senior finance roles throughout her career. Wendi and her husband attend One88 Church in Winnipeg.

Nomination Committee

Ewald Unruh

Ewald and his wife Linda have served for many years in church planting and pastoral ministries. After growing up in the Abbotsford area, Ewald studied in Regina (BTh), pastored in two Saskatchewan churches, and then in Halifax. Further studies took place at MB Biblical Seminary in Fresno (M.A). In 1992 Ewald began serving with CCMBC as Director for the Canadian Board of Evangelism, then as Director of Church Ministries and later as Regional Director for C2C Network. Since 2018 Ewald has served with Multiply, more recently as Mission Engagement Coach across Canada, relating primarily to individuals and families, exploring with them how they can be engaged in mission. Ewald and Linda live in the Winnipeg area, where they enjoy their three married children and nine grandchildren. The Meeting Place is their home church family.