MEET THE TEAM

The pastoral and office staff serve the faith community at Eben-Ezer, work with other churches and organizations, and also regularly connect with the citizens, businesses, schools, and leadership of Abbotsford on behalf of the church. 

Artur Bergen

LEAD PASTOR
I was born into a loving pastor's family.  At the age of 18, I experienced a new birth and became a member in the local Mennonite Church.  My parent's godly example and balanced lifestyle positively influenced my response to God's call to ministry.   After graduating from Bible College and University in Paraguay, my wife and I moved to BC Canada.  We enrolled in Regent College in the MDiv. Program, to further our theological and ministry training.  Presently, I serve as lead Pastor here at Eben-Ezer Mennonite Church and am also responsible for the German-speaking members of our congregation.  My wife Angelika and I enjoy our family consisting of 3 adult boys, a daughter in-law, and one grandson.
E-mail me at artur@ebenezermennonite.com

Reece Friesen

PASTOR OF DISCIPLESHIP AND OUTREACH
I grew up in a Christian home and was mentored by loving, God-fearing people for most of my life.  My relationship with Jesus deepened during my teen years, and really accelerated when I spent time overseas with Venture Teams International after high school.  I studied at Columbia Bible College (where I met my amazing wife Rachel) and Canadian Mennonite University.  I love teaching God's Word to people in creative ways (you can check out a sample of my comic book series: Pax Avalon here).  Rachel and I live near Mill Lake here in Abbotsford, where we raise our five daughters to be fierce women of God!
Email me at reece@ebenezermennonite.com

Marion Braun

MUSIC & WORSHIP
As the Worship & Music Coordinator at Eben-Ezer Mennonite Church, my mission is to plan meaningful times of worship that focus on God and His saving acts through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Together with our ministry teams, we desire that worship will nurture and encourage the whole congregation to live out their commitment to God and His church in their daily lives.  As stated in the Eben-Ezer Vision statement, our upward focus in WORSHIP will enable us to grow as a discerning COMMUNITY that reaches out with the good news to fulfill God's COMMISSION, so that healing and hope will flow through us to the world.  An important part of my mandate is to encourage and foster the music, drama, and speaking gifts of young and older volunteers in our bilingual congregation. Classical and church music have always been my passion, and I am thankful for the kind support of my husband Ron, and the love of our two daughters and their families.
Email me at marion@ebenezermennonite.com

Theresa Chisholm

ADMINISTRATOR
I joined the staff at Eben-Ezer Mennonite Church in 2016 in the role of Office Administrator.  It brings me joy to serve in this capacity by overseeing the administrative and bookkeeping requirements of the church and connecting with and developing relationships with the members.
My husband and I moved to Abbotsford in 1994 where we gave our lives to follow Christ in 1998 after being mentored through a small bible study group led by Arthur and Edna Isaac of Clearbrook MB Church.   We were married the following year in 1999 at Aldergrove Baptist Church.  We have raised 3 wonderful sons together and pray daily for their salvation and desire to follow Christ. 
We enjoy spending time with family and friends, vacationing and being outdoors where we enjoy camping, kayaking and relaxing by the water in our spare time.
Email me at admin@ebenezermennonite.com