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MCA's Donna Entz honored as CMU Distinguished Alumi

posted 9 Oct 2019, 13:14 by June Miller, MCA Communications

MCA's Donna Entz honored as CMU Distinguished Alumi

Congratulations to Donna Entz, director of MCA's North Edmonton Ministry., who's vibrant faith and passion are an inspiration! MCA is privileged and honored to have Donna working on our staff.

" Donna's commitment to working in her community, drawing neighbours into relationships with one another, and inviting people into conversations about faith is inspiring to those both within and outside of our MCA community. She embodies "witness" in all the she does and we are blessed to have her with us!"
Brenda Tiessen-Wiens, MCA Moderator

“By nurturing connections with Muslims through MCA’s North Edmonton Ministry, Donna has done tremendous work in building bridges between peoples. Whether it’s 200 people at a dialogue event or one person sitting beside her on a bus, she has a way of drawing people into relationship. We’re excited to have her recognized by CMU in this way.” 
Tim Wiebe-Neufeld, MCA Executive Director

The Distinguished Alumni Awards celebrate alumni who, through their lives, embody CMU's values and mission of service, leadership, and reconciliation in church and society.

As posted on CMU website:
Donna Kampen Entz (CMBC '86) of Edmonton, AB has worked with Mennonite Church Alberta since 2010, building interfaith and cross-cultural relationships with Muslims, many who are immigrants and refugees, in North Edmonton. The ministry strives to connect people with services, build community, and be a witness of Christian faith. She and her husband Loren were witness workers in Burkina Faso from 1978–2008, and experience that shaped her passion for fostering interfaith dialogue and relationships "so that diverse peoples live together peacefully. Transformation happens to us as individuals and communities when we connect deeply with those who are different than us religiously and culturally." Kampen Entz has been supported by the Mennonite church her whole life, even when her work was not necessarily considered successful by societal standards. "In granting me this award, I see CMU celebrating these 'cutting edge' experiences and initiatives," she says. She and her husband have three children and four grandchildren. They attend several Mennonite churches in the Edmonton area.

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