Marilyn Rudy-Froese ’85

Kitchener, Ontario
MAJOR: social work
Church leadership minister, Mennonite Church Eastern Canada

How did your experience at Goshen College inform your vocational calling and/or approach to ministry?

Both my major in social work and the integration of faith and service in the world prepared me to hear a call to ministry. I’m grateful for my social work degree and how it provided a good foundation for my ministry.

What gives you the most satisfaction in your work?

I have the privilege of walking with people exploring their call to ministry and discerning vocational transitions. Being in leadership at the denominational level is also energizing as I envision what it means to lead the church today.

What advice would you have for GC students interested in ministry?

Use every opportunity to test your call and your gifts. Get to know your area conference/regional church minister, so that they know you, and you have a sense of any opportunities for ministry.