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CMU alumni graduate from seminary

Two graduates of Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) participated in the May 4, 2019 commencement service of Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS) in Elkhart, IN.

Jeremiah (Jerry) Buhler of Kelowna, BC graduated from AMBS with a Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies. He plans to continue in his role as minister at First Mennonite Church in Kelowna, a congregation of Mennonite Church British Columbia. Buhler, who completed part of his certificate at a distance, previously earned a Bachelor of Theology from Canadian Mennonite Bible College, one of CMU's founding colleges in Winnipeg. He is married to Kara Siemens; they have five children and four grandchildren.

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Katie Doke Sawatzky (CMU ’10)

Listening an act of service for alumna

As a journalist, Katie Doke Sawatzky (CMU '10) does a lot of listening. For her, it's an act of service.

"At the end of the day, you're just talking to people and listening, which I think is why I wanted to pursue journalism in the first place," she says. "I was interested in pursuing this line of work because you come at it from a stance of compassion."

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Remembering Bonnie Mitchell (nee Wilson, CMU '09)

The CMU community is saddened by the sudden passing of Bonnie Christine Mitchell on Wednesday, October 24, 2018.

Bonnie, aged 31 years of Brandon, MB, was the beloved wife of Stephen and caring mother to Connor and Brayden.

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Dustin Unrau (left) and Jackson Nahayo developed a deep friendship while tree-planting in BC eight years ago.

First book by alumnus deepens understanding and friendship

A CMU alumnus recently celebrated the publication of his first book.

Dustin Unrau (OT '05, CMU '09) is the author of Nahayo: They Left Me for Dead. The book tells the life story of Unrau's friend, Jackson Nahayo, who immigrated to Canada after surviving horrific violence, only to return to his home country years later to start a medical clinic.

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Alumnus explores 'Life at the End of Us Versus Them' in new book

When Marcus Rempel finished the manuscript for his new book, Life at the End of Us Versus Them, he asked one of his most beloved profs, Dr. Harry Huebner, to write an endorsement.

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