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Announcing Our New General Director, Bruce Enns

MAY 6, 2022

Dear Multiply Family,

Multiply’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the search for our next General Director has come to a happy conclusion with the appointment of Bruce Enns, effective May 16, 2022. He will give leadership to the mission agency of US and Canadian MB churches as we reach for our vision
together, that the world may know Jesus.

Bruce brings a wealth of experience from his previous pastoral and leadership positions. For seventeen years, Bruce served as lead pastor of Forest Grove Community Church, a multi-site church in Saskatoon, Canada. Bruce’s strong belief in the value of the local church engaging in local, national and global mission has led the church into numerous global partnerships with Multiply’s missional teams. Bruce served as a member of the Multiply Board for twelve years, and more recently as moderator of the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (CCMBC).

Having received recommendations from multiple US and Canadian voices within the MB family, the Board invited Bruce into a mutual discernment process that began with prayer in early January. The process involved a number of meetings, interviews, and consultations. I am pleased to report that, last week, the Multiply Board unanimously voted to invite Bruce Enns to be our next General Director and he accepted the invitation. Bruce and Lisa’s home will continue to be in Saskatoon, with regular in-person time scheduled in Canadian and U.S. offices, and international travel as needed.

News of Bruce’s appointment was welcomed by the U.S. and Canadian MB Conference boards:

USMB Board Chair, Luke Haidle said, “We are pleased to hear that Bruce has accepted this role. Our desire is to see Multiply thrive and God’s kingdom advance.” 

CCMBC Moderator, Ron Penner said, “Bruce has a strong reputation as a servant leader and one who has led his church into mission. We look forward to working with him in his new role at Multiply.”

We also want to thank Vic Wiens for his timely and exemplary service over the past year as Interim General Director. His calm demeanor, sense of humor, wisdom, wealth of experience and dedication to our Multiply family has proven invaluable. He will continue to work as an advisor to Bruce and the Board until such time that he retires from Multiply in August, 2022. Please join us in thanking Vic for his contribution to the mission of Multiply. 

Vic is pleased to welcome Bruce to the role: "I am deeply grateful and enthused with the appointment of Bruce Enns. He brings a unique combination of mission vision, experience and shepherding to our team."

God is a gracious and generous provider. As we make this announcement, we are thankful for His perfect timing and for the ongoing prayer and support of our MB family of churches. We are excited to work with Bruce and look forward to what he will bring to Multiply as together we follow God in His mission, making disciples, planting churches, and reaching nations. 

With continued appreciation for God’s faithfulness,

Wendi Thiessen, Multiply Board Chair