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Born and raised in Western Canada, Lee was baptized at First Mennonite Church in Kelowna, BC. In his late 20s he moved to Manitoba to study at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) where he met his wife Rachel. Lee and Rachel were married in 2012, and while earning his under-graduate degree in Biblical and Peace Studies, Lee was invited to accept a pastoral position at Sargent Avenue Mennonite Church. Following his graduation from CMU, Lee and Rachel moved to Elkhart, Indiana where Lee completed his Masters of Divinity at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary.
With a wide range of experiences packed into several decades, Lee's goal is to "speak the message of grace and hope into the lives of people." While nurturing a leadership style based on accountability to God and the congregation, he believes that his role extends beyond church relationships. Opportunities to volunteer with Mennonite Disaster Service have nurtured his resolve to reach out to local and global neighbours and he looks forward to volunteering, connecting with the community, and sharing life with everyone he encounters. In his leisure hours, Lee enjoys spending time with his family, reading, visiting, and riding his motorcycle.
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Daniela is the secretary at Steinbach Mennonite Church. When asked about her job she would call herself a “Maedchen fur alles” which is a German phrase for saying “a girl for everything”. She does whatever anyone needs, both for pastoral staff and church members. Daniela has experience with secretarial work from her younger years, and owned a store when she still lived in Paraguay. She has been working at Steinbach Mennonite Church since October of 2009. Daniela is a great person for this job, as she speaks English, High German, Low German and Spanish fluently and sometimes needs all four in one day.
Daniela has been married to Hans since 1988. They have two sons, Philip (15) and Mark (14). Daniela is passionate about animals, especially horses. In her previous employment she worked at Camp Arnes for 5 years as head wrangler.