Mar 14, 2018

Meet our new Treasurer - Helen Kim

Helen Kim (left) and Nyoman Klassen
former MC Canada staff
Before coming to Canada, Hyang Ok (Helen) Kim received a Bachelor of Economics degree in Seoul, South Korea and worked there as a Sales Manager and in the Export department of Young Bo Textile Company until 2001. More recently she managed a souvenir shop at The Forks Market in Winnipeg, MB and for H&R Block during tax season.  She has also been working on her Chartered Professional Accounting (CPA) degree.

Helen is married to James, who also has business training from Korea, and with whom she managed the souvenir shop until last Spring. They have one son, who attends university.

When Hyang Ok came to Winnipeg and Charleswood Mennonite Church in 2001, she added an English name and introduced herself as Helen. Since then, I (Elsie Rempel) have appreciated Helen as a gracious friend and fellow church member at Charleswood Mennonite Church, where she has served as a deacon and on the food committee. Currently, we are both part of the Prayer Shawl Knitting Group, where we enjoy relaxed fellowship and worship as we knit. It was there that she took pity on my trials and challenges as MWCanada treasurer and offered to help out in that department. Hallelujah! I am so grateful, and we are so fortunate to have her join us.

Because I have past connections to the Canadian Mennonite organizational world, we will work in tandem, with each of us offering the gifts we have to manage the Secretary/Treasurer role of Mennonite Women Canada.

~ Elsie Rempel, Secretary

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