An update from Ministry Council
on the search for a Worship Pastor
Hello, Emmanuel Church,
Thank you for your continued patience and grace with us as we navigate this season. Your prayers have carried us through this time.
For our new worship pastor, we posted the position online in August and it generated considerable interest. Pastor Brynden Devenny along with Janie Thiessen and Shelby Kroeker prayerfully and carefully considered all of the applicants. After an initial interview, they recommended one candidate to Ministry Council.
On behalf of Emmanuel’s Ministry Council, I am very pleased and excited to announce that Mike Burnard will be joining us in February, 2020 as our next Worship Pastor!
Mike is a talented worship leader who loves to glorify Jesus, but more than that, he is a devoted husband to his wife Jasmine and a loving father to his two young boys, Silas and Declan. He and his family have always called Steinbach their home and are excited to call Emmanuel their home church. Mike has great respect and appreciation for Emmanuel’s dynamic worship experience in both the first service as well as the second service. He strongly values community, mentorship, and excellence and is excited to use those values with the Emmanuel worship team to help lead the church in glorifying the name of Jesus.
As the weeks unfold, your Ministry Council and Pastor Brynden will be formulating plans to welcome Mike and his family to Emmanuel and plan to provide an opportunity for you and him to meet and become acquainted.
I would also like to give special thanks to the Worship Pastor Search Committee consisting of Janie Thiessen, Shelby Kroeker, and Pastor Brynden. These three have put in many, many hours praying for and soliciting candidates, scheduling interviews, calling references, deliberating, and discerning who would be the right person for this time at Emmanuel. Your time and effort in this process have been greatly appreciated!
As well, a heartfelt thanks to all of Emmanuel’s worship leads and volunteers who have had to take on extra duty overseeing the worship services during this time. You have done a wonderful job of leading us in worship and glorifying our good and gracious God!
On behalf of Emmanuel’s Ministry Council,