Staff

Dale Dueck – Senior Pastor

Pastor Dale & Lori Dueck
Pastor Dale serves as the lead pastor.  Having begun ministry in this congregation as an associate pastor in 1991 he was affirmed to his current position in October 1997.  He holds a B.A and M.Div. from Providence College (80) and Theological Seminary (90).  He is passionate about teaching the Scriptures and seeing people grow in their personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ.  Dale and Lori are parents to three wonderful adult married children, Erin and husband Sam, Jamie Leann and husband Eric, and Cam and wife Alex. They are also grandparents to two adorable girls, Joy and Amelia.

Loren Guenther – Pastor to Young Families

Pastor Loren & Sylvia Guenther
Loren joined the Winkler EMM Church staff in 2005 after pastoring churches in Manitoba and Saskatchewan.  Other ministry involvement includes, Vice-Moderator of the EMMC Conference, serving on Church Conference and Steinbach Bible College boards, founding member of The Zone drop-in center, board member of Saskatoon Youth for Christ.  Loren graduated from Briercrest Family of Schools in 1999.
Loren’s passions arise in caring for young families, young adults, adult education ministry, and preaching God’s Word.
Loren married his college sweetheart, Sylvia, and is blessed with three adult children.

James Peters – Pastor of Congregational Care

Pastor James & Darlene Peters
James started his journey with the EMMC at the age of five in the Reinland EMM Church where his family started attending because a deacon stopped to help when the family car broke down on a Sunday morning. In 1992 he got married to Darlene and today they have four children, Jerome, Zachary, Jaylene and Zipporah. James and Darlene served as a deacon couple for eight years in Reinland and in spring of 2009 James graduated from Steinbach Bible College with a Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Ministry. Recently they spent two years in Belize where James was the associate pastor at the Spanish Lookout EMM Church. And as of November 2014 he joined the pastoral team here at the Winkler EMM Church. It was an act of caring that brought James into the EMMC and it his desire to continue that legacy.

Tim Goertzen – Youth Pastor

Pastor Tim & Janessa Goertzen
Tim joined the Winkler EMM Staff in October, 2011 after Graduating from Peace River Bible Institute with a Bachelor of Biblical Studies with a Youth Ministry Minor. Other Ministry involvements have been Camp ministry in various roles, Prison Ministry team, and has been involved in other youth groups as a leader.
Tim’s passions are helping youth grow into the men and women God created them to be, Leading worship and teaching God’s word, Playing and watching Sports, and BBQing.
Tim was married to Janessa in August 2013.

Carolyn Wiebe – Children’s Ministry Director

Carolyn Wiebe
A growing children’s ministry at the WEMM Church necessitated the development of a job description for a Children’s Ministry Director. Years of planning and visioning were fulfilled when a search and subsequent hiring of a Children’s Ministry Director were accomplished. Carolyn joined the WEMM Church staff in May of 2013, becoming a pioneer in the church’s area of children’s ministry. She joins us with 11 years of experience as an Educational Assistant in the Garden Valley School Division. Carolyn has been involved in the Sunday School ministry as part of the Sunday School leadership team, providing leadership to the age 3, 4 and 5 Sunday School. She also enjoys serving in the area of music ministry.
Carolyn has a heart for children, and is passionate about education.
Carolyn is married to her high school sweetheart, Jake, and they have been blessed with three children.

Lydia Zacharias – Administrative Assistant

Lydia Zacharias Lydia started attending WEMMC when she was five years old and has been serving as the church’s administrative assistant since 2000. Lydia attended Winkler Bible Institute. She served at the German Bible Institute (Greater Europe Mission) for two years in the correspondence course department. Lydia also spent two years serving at Perth Bible College in Australia. Lydia enjoys singing and playing piano.