Ministry partner update: ICOMB – April 2018
The International Community of Mennonite Brethren (ICOMB) is made up of 21 national churches in 19 countries with approximately 450,000 members. ICOMB exists to facilitate relationships and ministries to enhance the witness and discipleship of its member national churches – connecting, strengthening and expanding.
The ICOMB executive committee is happy to announce the appointment of Rudi Plett of Asuncion, Paraguay, to the position of executive director. Rudi previously served ICOMB as associate director – Latin America and as regional team leader for MB Mission from January 2017 until the present. He will begin to serve full time as ICOMB executive director starting 1 July 2018 immediately following the retirement of David Wiebe of Canada. Rudi will work from Asuncion.
Rudi is well known to ICOMB leaders as former representative of the Vereinigung der Mennoniten Brudergemeinden Paraguay (German MB Conference), and ICOMB chair 2012–2016. Rudi was also pastor of the Concordia MB church in Asuncion until end of 2016.
ICOMB chair Heinrich Klassen (Bund Taufgesinnter Gemeinden, Germany) expressed gratefulness to God the Provider, Jehovah Jireh. Rudi will be commissioned at the ICOMB Summit in Vienna, Austria, 2–5 June 2018.
—David Wiebe, executive director