General News

CMU Announces Appointment of Cam Priebe as Outtatown Director

Priebe to Assume Role July 1, 2011

President Gerald Gerbrandt is pleased to announce the appointment of  Cameron Priebe as Director of the Outtatown Program, effective July 1, 2011.

“Cameron Priebe will take on leadership of this program at an important time, with fall plans for Outtatown programs firmly in place,” says Gerbrandt.  “Cam brings a strong background in pastoral care and leadership of high school and university-age students.  We feel he is particularly well suited to take on leadership of this important CMU discipleship program.”

“It is great to be welcoming Cam Priebe to CMU,” says Paul Kroeker, CMU Dean of International Programs and Outtatown Director (2005– 2011). “We look forward to continued growth in the Outtatown program through the skill sets and perspectives of a new director.  May he experience the Lord’s blessing. ”

Priebe holds a Master of Arts degree in Christian Ministry from Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary in Fresno. His previous experience includes an appointment at Bethany College where he provided pastoral care and leadership for student leaders and residence staff. He also served with the Ministry Quest program, in which he was responsible for developing intentional retreats and ministry experiences for high school students.

Currently on staff with the Mennonite Brethren National Conference, Priebe assists young leaders and churches to be intentional about the development of their relationship with God and their understanding of how they are uniquely gifted to serve and love God.

“We welcome Cameron to CMU and look forward with anticipation to the contribution he will make to the Outtatown program and to the University at large,” says Earl Davey, Vice President (Academic).

Outtatown’s mission is to inspire and nurture students in their life of discipleship with Jesus Christ in a journey towards: knowing God in truth and relationship; knowing yourself in personality, character, abilities and gifts; and knowing the world in its beauty, diversity and pain. Outtatown offers a choice of two-semester programs at site locations in Guatemala and South Africa, for which students may earn up to 18 credit-hours, and new in fall 2011, a one-semester French Africa program.


Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) is a Christian university in the Anabaptist tradition, offering undergraduate degrees in arts and science, and such disciplines as business and organizational administration, communications and media, peace and conflict resolution studies, music and music therapy, theology, and church ministries, as well as graduate degrees in Theological Studies and Christian ministry. CMU is a Member of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC). Located in Manitoba, CMU has over 1,700 students at its Shaftesbury Campus in Southwest Winnipeg, at Menno Simons College in downtown Winnipeg, and enrolled through Outtatown.

For information contact:
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Tel. 204.487.3300, Toll free 877.231.4570
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