On September 10 at McIvor Ave. M.B. Church in Winnipeg, 40 socially distanced and masked people met in a large and disinfected space to share what is happening in ministry at Square One, to recognize God’s faithfulness and provision, and to encourage Square One’s staff, board and volunteers.
We are grateful to all our past and present board members who willingly use their God-given abilities to serve the Square One ministry. Thank you to outgoing Secretary, Bev Dueck. The terms of J.C. Peters (Chair), Rodney Badgley (Vice-Chair), Marj Wiebe (Secretary / Treasurer), Alexander Brotzman, Henry Reimer, and Scott Koop will continue. And we are pleased to introduce two new board members, Ruth Dahl and Orlando Braun.
Ruth manages online learning systems in a University setting and has years of experience with various digital/online technologies. Ruth attends Sargent Avenue Mennonite Church and enjoys volunteering at the MCC Thrift Store and on short-term mission trips. She believes that true joy can be found in Christian service: service brings joy, and joy brings service! “Most of my service opportunities have involved rebuilding after natural disasters,” she explains. “I have been searching and praying for an opportunity to use my technology expertise to serve, and I have found that opportunity at Square One.”
Orlando is an award-winning Filmmaker with a Master’s degree in Producing for Film & TV from the New York Film Academy. He has worked in New York and Los Angeles. As a Christ-follower, Orlando uses his company, Prairie Boy Productions, to change the status quo for the positive. He consulted on the Micah’s Super Vlogseries and is delighted by its success. “I am very interested in the media work Square One engages in around the world. Spreading the Word of God in an accessible way through media is a mission field I feel compelled to contribute to,” he says.
Incoming board member, Orlando Braun (left), visits with staff members Grant, Stu and Girish.
After the business of the AGM is completed, Albina serves refreshments with a smile that is as welcoming as the food.