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Kelvin Krieger,
Program Coordinator,
Mission in the World
Phone 204.984.9164
Toll free:
1.888.786.6707 Ext 164
Fax 204.984.9185
E-mail vim@elcic.ca
Evangelical Lutheran
Church in Canada,
302-393 Portage Ave,
Winnipeg MB R3B 3H6

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International Volunteer Coordinator seeking new VIMs

The International Volunteer Coordinator, Monica Denk, has set her sights on recruiting one new Volunteer in Mission (VIM) from each of the five ELCIC Synods. In addition to rejuvenating the well-established ELCIC VIM program, Monica is launching the International Volunteer Service (IVS) program of Canadian Lutheran World Relief. The VIM and IVS combination provides a whole new world of opportunity.

The VIM program is for full-time volunteers who serve away from home, normally for a minimum of six months. VIM is a great way to launch or crown a career or spice up life in mid-career. VIMs can be placed with partner churches and other Christian organizations in countries around the world including Canada. A VIM candidate can be considered for a joint placement with IVS if their skills and experience are a good fit with an IVS opportunity






Monica Denk, Deaconess
International Volunteer Coordinator

Monica Denk started work as the International Volunteer Coordinator in November 2006. She identified some new positions with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Jordan and the Holy Land and the Lutheran Association of Missionaries and Pilots (LAMP) Canada to add to the list of opportunities for VIM. She went to Geneva in February 2007 to meet with Lutheran World Federation / World Service staff and came back with a long list of opportunities for IVS.

Monica is a member of the Deaconess Community of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. She has a solid understanding of the church’s witness through diakonia and a commitment to global issues of development and justice. She is a representative to the Central Committee of the Diakonia of the Americas and Caribbean. Denk managed Ansgar Lutheran Housing and Villa in Edmonton for three years and has considerable experience with interim parish ministry.


Monica Denk at the Lutheran high school in Slovakia, a VIM placement opportunity


Sr Monica Denk
International Volunteer Coordinator
1080 Kingsbury Ave
Winnipeg MB R2P 1W5

Phone: 204.631.0118
Toll free: 1.800.661.2597
Fax: 204.694.5460
Email: monicad@clwr.mb.ca



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