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Development Officer steps down

MWC Chief Development Officer Arli Klassen presents on finances at the 2016 Executive Committee meeting in Indonesia. Photo: Life TV Indonesia.
Release date: 
Friday, 15 November 2019

Chief Development Officer Arli Klassen will step down from her position at the end of January 2020. She came to this role in December 2012 after serving as binational Executive Director of Mennonite Central Committee. She supported MWC through fundraising and strategy casting.

“It has been a joy to serve the global Anabaptist family in this role,” says Arli Klassen. “However, in order to invest more time in my regional church (Mennonite Church Eastern Canada) and other board work, I am releasing this role.”

“We appreciate Arli’s tremendous hard work as Chief Development Officer,” says General Secretary César García. “Her capacity to relate well in intercultural settings served MWC well in developing and maintaining sustainable funding. MWC staff and church leaders she worked with are grateful for her calm and compassionate leadership.”

Arli Klassen will continue to serve MWC part-time as Coordinator of Regional Representatives, a role she took on in July 2015.

Mennonite World Conference is currently seeking a Chief Development Officer. Click here to read a job description (English only).

—Mennonite World Conference release 

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