Date published: December 20, 2010
WINNIPEG, MAN. -Canadian Mennonite University is benefiting from a new student life program that brings a pastor-in-residence to the campus for a week during each of the fall and winter academic terms. Dan Unrau, lead pastor at Fraserview Mennonite Brethren Church, Richmond, B.C., served as CMU's first pastor-in-residence in October, while Carol Penner, pastor at The First Mennonite Church, Vineland, Ont., will assume the role in February. "The pastor-in-residence is invited to participate in the life of the CMU community by being available for pastoral care through one-on-one time with students, faculty and staff, and by sharing his or her faith story through our CMU chapel sessions," says Marilyn Peters Kliewer, CMU's dean of student life. She notes that the aim of the program is both to encourage spiritual growth among members of the CMU community, while also helping to build and maintain close connections with the university's supporting churches.
-Canadian Mennonite University