Staff and Board


Elton DaSilvaElton Da Silva,
Executive Director
(204) 654-5779

Elton started his role as the Executive Director in December 2010. He was born in Brazil, the son of a missionary couple. After owning a business in Alberta, and a stint in the financial field, Elton planted and pastored Christian Family Center, a  church in the Elmwood area of Winnipeg. Elton is at present working on his MDiv through the University of Varginha, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Elton is married to Ana and together they have three children. His goal is to serve our congregations by providing opportunities for doing missions together. Leadership development and church health are areas that will be at the forefront of his ministry.
Gerald DyckGerald Dyck
Director of Church Ministries, (204) 654-5775
Ewald UnruhEwald Unruh
C2C Manitoba Regional Director
(204) 654-5770

Ewald has served with the Canadian Conference of MB Churches since 1992 most recently as Director of Church Ministries. Ewald has been married to Linda for 36 years, and they have 3 children, and 5 grandchildren. They live in Winnipeg, Manitoba and attend The Meeting Place. Ewald and Linda have lived in four different provinces and served in pastoral ministry in four different churches.
Carson SamsonCarson Samson
Director of Church Relations
(204) 654-5771

Carson has been working as a professional graphic designer since 1999, having held positions at ChristianWeek and Canadian Mennonite University. In 2005, he formed Samson Design Studios. He is CGD Certified by the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada, and is an active member of New Media Manitoba.  Samson Design Studios provided creative services for MBCM, including their rebranding and the relaunch of in 2012. He joined MBCM in January of 2014.
Janelle HumeJanelle Braun
Leadership Development Coordinator
Janelle has served in various roles within the Mennonite Brethren community. Her role with the MBCM team began in April, 2017. Janelle has an undergraduate degree at CMU (‘09), and a Bachelor of Education from University of Winnipeg (’11). Currently, she is studying as a part-time student at MB Seminary in Winnipeg. Her experience working in Christian post-secondary education alongside her extensive involvement with international ministry has nurtured a passion to work alongside diverse Christian leaders. Janelle's husband Andrew, works with Inner City Youth Alive in Winnipeg’s North End.
Paul WinterPaul Winter
Director of First Nations Ministry
(204) 218-7239
Audry GoertzenAudry Goertzen
Ministry Coordinator, (204) 654-5767


Executive Committee
Moderator: Ruth Schellenberg (Fort Garry)
Assistant Moderator: Abe Klassen (Niverville)
Secretary:Val Willems (La Salle)
Treasurer: Glyn Allen (Westwood)

Members at Large
Yohannes Engida (House of Covenant)
Nathan Koslowski (River East)
Stan Pauls (Winkler)
Jeremy Penner (Portage Ave)
Karen Taylor (McIvor)

Canadian Mennonite University Council
Ron Malech (McIvor)
Fred Pauls (The Meeting Place)
Art DeFehr (River East)
Alan Janzen (Westwood)
Viola Labun (Fort Garry)
Member at large to the CMU Board (Appointed by Leadership Board):
Kathi Fast (Crossroads)

C2C Manitoba Leadership Team
Elton DaSilva (Executive Director)
Mark Burch (C2C National Associate Director)
Ewald Unruh (C2C Manitoba Regional Director)

Constitution Committee
Elton DaSilva (Executive Director)
Waldy Derksen (Jubilee)
Michelle Redekopp (River East)

Eden Health Care Services
Carole Clarke (Fort Garry)
Evelyn Labun (Fort Garry)
Ethel Schroeder (Westwood)
Wes Ens (Winkler)

Faith and Life Committee
Pierre Gilbert (Fort Garry)
Gerald Hildebrand (McIvor)
Mary Anne Isaak (River East)
Christine Longhurst (River East; MBCM Rep on Canadian Board of Faith and Life)

Finance and Audit Committee
Glyn Allen (Westwood)
Elton DaSilva (Executive director)
Carl Kauenhowen (North Kildonan)
John F. Wiebe (McIvor)

Mennonite Central Committee
John Wieler Jr. (Fort Garry)
Hardy Schroeder (Jubilee)
Barry Dyck (Steinbach
Dan Block

Mennonite Disaster Service
Ted Geddert (River East)
Alvin Klassen (Eastview)
Maurice Van Nes (Steinbach)
David Wiebe (Elm Creek)

Nominating Committee:
Val Willems

Personnel Committee
Ruth Schellenberg (Fort Garry)
Elton DaSilva (Executive director)
Karen Pankratz (Fort Garry)
Wendell Wiebe (River East)