Study Conference 2011- The Mystery of the Cross

October 27-29, 2011

Kitchener MB Church, Kitchener, ON


Willy Reimer is the executive director of the Canadian Conference of MB Churches. He is well known throughout the Canadian MB community for providing leadership in a variety of capacities, including that of moderator from 2006–08, and through leadership coaching for pastors and churches in the conference. Willy is the founding pastor of SunWest Christian Fellowship (MB) in Calgary where he has served as lead pastor for 15 years.

Dr. Pierre Gilbert presently teaches for Canadian Mennonite University and Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary. He is program coordinator of the Winnipeg Centre for Ministry Studies. Pierre’s academic interests focus on biblical theology, spiritual warfare, and the problem of evil. He is the author of Demons, Lies, & Shadows. Pierre and his wife Monika are members at Fort Garry MB Church in Winnipeg. They have three grown children.

Dr. Erwin Penner is professor emeritus of religious studies, Tyndale University College and Seminary, Toronto. With a PhD in New Testament (Fuller Theological Seminary 1983), his special teaching focus is letters of Paul, New Testament theology, and Greek text. He is a member of the Kitchener MB Church and serves on the Ontario board of faith and life. He currently resides in Waterloo, Ont.

Dr. Paul Cumin
is the pastor of a small MB church about 200 km north of Vancouver, B.C. ( He and his wife of 17 years have three children. Paul holds a PhD in Christian doctrine from King’s College London.



  • Historical Dimensions of Mission – Jon Isaak and Andrew Dyck
  • Preaching Mission – Gerald Hildebrand and Mike VandenEnden
  • Theological Foundations for Mission – Bryan Born and Mark Wessner
  • Mission in Canadian Multi-Cultural Context – David Chow and Mike Nishi
  • Mission from an International Context – Jim Hamp and Mark Klassen (MB Mission)

Resources are available on the Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies website located here.