Mennonite Central Committee
At MCC we have great cause to be thankful. Our Be In Christ church community has again chosen to support the vision of “relief, development and peace in the name of Christ” through MCC. We are also thankful that, as we are approaching our Centennial in 2020, our long history in places like Malawi, Syria and Haiti has produced long-standing partnerships that allow us to respond during disasters as well as continue to be able to respond after the immediate disaster has passed with support for sustainable livelihoods and peaceful alternatives in areas with a legacy of violence.
Mennonite Central Committee Ontario - Executive Director
John started with MCC Ontario in April, 2014 as the Associate Executive Director and moved into the Executive Director position in winter of 2018 when Rick Cober Bauman accepted the role of MCC Canada Executive Director. John spent most of his life in Michigan and has an undergraduate degree in Accounting and an MBA. Prior to his involvement with MCC, he held various Finance and Human Resource roles with a missions organization and in industry while serving as an Elder in his church. John and his wife Penny attend The Meeting House and have 7 children and 7 grandchildren who live in Ontario, Michigan, and Tennessee.
Rick Cober Bauman
Mennonite Central Committee Canada - Executive Director
Rick Cober Bauman has served with MCC since 1989 in a variety of capacities. For the past 18 months, Rick has given leadership to MCC Canada as executive director. Prior to that, Rick served for nine years as the executive director of MCC Ontario and in the roles of MCC Ontario program director and Aboriginal Neighbours program coordinator. From 1989–1992, he was an MCC voluntary service worker, overseeing education, advocacy and community development work in Sheshatshiu, Labrador. Rick and his wife Louise Cober are members of Tavistock (Ontario) Mennonite Church and have three adult children, Nicole, Jesse and Jared and one grandchild.