Board of Governors

Menno Simons College (MSC) operates as a college of Canadian Mennonite University (CMU). The governance of CMU consists of two bodies, the CMU Council and the Board of Governors.

The CMU Council is a constituency assembly charged with forging the vision of the university, and electing a strong governing board. It is made up of 45-60 people representing three supporting constituencies: i) Friends of Menno Simons College, ii) Mennonite Brethren Church of Manitoba, and iii) Mennonite Church Canada, as well as selected fraternal organizations. The CMU Council meets once or twice a year.

The Board of Governors meets regularly as the governing board. Most members of the Board of Governors are elected from the CMU Council, with additional members appointed by faculty, students, and supporting constituencies. The board also includes one faculty and student representative from both MSC and the Shaftesbury campus. The board also has the option to invite two members-at-large to join and participate.


CMU Board of Governors – 2022/23

  • Geoff Wichert, Chair, Toronto, ON
  • Tamara Roehr, Vice-Chair, Winnipeg, MB
  • Heather Block, Secretary, Winnipeg, MB
  • Loren Braul, Finance, Altona, MB
  • Ben Dueck, Niverville, MB
  • Christine Ens, Winnipeg, MB
  • Bruce Guenther, Winnipeg, MB
  • Carl Heppner, Winnipeg, MB
  • Cathryn Heslep, Edmonton, AB
  • Viola Labun, Winnipeg, MB
  • Trudy Schroeder, Winnipeg, MB
  • Dylan Tarnowsky, Kitchener, ON
  • Reece Zablocki, Calgary, AB
  • Art DeFehr (Honorary member), Winnipeg, MB
  • Jubilee Dueck Thiessen (student rep)
  • Stephanie Stobbe (MSC rep)
  • Heather Campbell-Enns (Shaftesbury rep)

CMU Council – 2022/23

  • Les Klassen Hamm, Saskatoon, SK
  • Stephanie Martin White, Kitchener, ON
  • Kyle Mason, Winnipeg, MB
  • Don Neufeld, Virgil, ON
  • Paul Neufeldt, Coaldale, AB
  • Arisnel Mesidor, Winnipeg, MB
  • Michael Pahl (MC Canada prairie rep), Winnipeg, MB
  • Fred Pauls, Winnipeg, MB
  • Cam Priebe (MBCM rep), Winnipeg, MB
  • Jenn Regehr (MCBC rep), Abbotsford, BC
  • Jami Reimer, Winnipeg, MB
  • Dennis Schellenberg, Winnipeg, MB
  • Heather Unger, Winnipeg, MB
  • Tim Wenger, Winnipeg, MB
  • Hans Werner, Winnipeg, MB
  • Michael Wilson, Winnipeg, MB
  • Kenny Wollman, MacGregor, MB
  • Abe Bergen, Kleefeld, MB
  • Ben Borne, Saskatoon, SK
  • Ruth Branson, Winnipeg, MB
  • Raya Cornelsen, Winnipeg, MB
  • Gordon Daman, Niverville, MB
  • Matt Derksen, Wymark, SK
  • Steve Dick, Winnipeg, MB
  • Heather Driedger, Banff, AB
  • Rafael Duerksen, Winnipeg, MB
  • Nicole Enns Fehr, Calgary, AB
  • Viola Enns Woelk, Winnipeg, MB
  • Edgar French, Winnipeg, MB
  • Leona Friesen, Winnipeg, MB
  • Jeanette Hanson, Christopher Lake, SK
  • Adrian Jacobs, Lac du Bonnet, MB
  • Marlene Janzen, Calgary, AB
  • Carolyn Klassen, Winnipeg, MB
  • Stefan Klassen, Mitchell, MB

CMU Board of Governors members also serve on the CMU Council.

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