At its meeting on September 23, 2016, the Board of Leadership and Outreach appointed Ralph Unger to serve as Conference Pastor on an interim basis. Ralph has agreed to serve four days a week in this capacity, beginning October 1, 2016. He is willing to continue in this role until June 2017 or until a full-time Conference Pastor is appointed.
Ralph is well known within the EMC, having served as a pastor in Winnipeg (Crestview), Birch River, Ridgewood, and most recently as an interim pastor at Rosenort EMC. He has also been the EMC moderator for four years in the mid-nineties. Ralph and his wife Mary Lynn currently attend the St. Vital EMC. We are delighted that Ralph has agreed to serve as Conference Pastor and believe that he will be an encouragement to EMC churches.
The Search Committee is continuing its search for a full-time Conference Pastor. The committee is still receiving applications for this position. Anyone interested is encouraged to submit a resume to Erica Fehr.
- Peter Doerksen, BLO Chairperson