On May 27, 42 people from the Square One board, staff and community met on Zoom to share about current media projects at Square One, to recognize God’s faithfulness and provision, and to encourage and pray for the ministry moving forward.
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 our outgoing members, Rodney Badgley (Vice-Chair), and Alexander Brotzman. The terms of J.C. Peters (Chair), Marj Wiebe (Secretary / Treasurer), Henry Reimer, Scott Koop, Ruth Dahl and Orlando Braun will continue. And we are pleased to introduce two new board members, Derek Reimer and Claudius Soodeen.
Derek Reimer is a CPA and the Chief Financial Officer at Concordia Wellness Projects in Winnipeg. He has been a Sunday School teacher, on church council, and a board member / treasurer with YFC Winnipeg. Derek attends Calvary Temple where he got to know Shoaib Ebadi while serving at Beyond the Walls. “My faith and family are important priorities that guide my decisions,” he says. “I find it rewarding to support ministries that share the life changing message of Jesus Christ and I look forward to making a positive contribution at Square One.
Claudius Soodeen is the Faculty Development Consultant at Red River College, an instructor at University of Winnipeg, and a member of New Beginnings Church. He has over 25 years of experience with media and educational technology, technology training, and teaching development. He is passionate about using his talents to serve God. He says, “I believe media‐based ministries need not only talented producers, but also board members who have the experience to understand what they need, the vision to create and sustain opportunities, and the sensitivity to communicate effectively with practitioners.”
The event closed with The Lord's Prayer recited in Spanish, Russian, Low German, Hebrew, Dari, and English. One attendee emailed after the meeting to say, "What a wonderfully inspirational AGM. Please pass along my thanks...."
Slideshow of images from the evening: The AGM was hosted from the Square One film studio by J.C. Peters (Board Chair), Marj Wiebe (Board Secretary/Treasurer), Scott Koop (Board Member), and Shoabi Ebadi (Executive Director). Grant Hoeppner, Nora Plett, Eric Boorman and Eli Melsness produced and administered the evening.