About Us


Fort Garry MB Women’s Ministry parallels its vision & purpose with that of the larger church body: To create a growing community of people by passionately following Jesus, intentionally nurturing caring relationships, bringing Christ to people & being a driving force in the community.

We desire to:

* Provide a community of grace & accountability where women can be themselves & have the freedom to be all that God created them to be.

* Assist women in identifying & developing their gifts.

* Equip women to build God’s kingdom.

* Encourage women to pursue passions planted in them by God.

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FGMB Women’s Ministry Leadership Team:

Laurel Wiebe (Team Leader):

Laurel is married to Ken & they have two grown boys.  She is also business owner of Just GiftBaskets, which specializes in creating exquisite custom gift baskets for every special occasion.  A tea-drinker & green thumb in the garden, Laurel’s passions also include tennis, camping, and reading.

Irma Charney:

Irma is married to Bruce and they have two children and three amazing grandchildren. She works part time as a registered nurse doing foot care in clients’s homes. Irma enjoys reading, sunsets, entertaining, and traveling.

Twila Driedger:

Twila is a multitasking mom to three young boys, and she and her husband, Kris, live 15 minutes outside of Winnipeg in La Salle. A writer and communications specialist, Twila works part-time as a magazine editor out of her home. Twila loves interior decorating and enjoys hosting friends and traveling to Minnesota to visit family.

Leanne Olfert:

Leanne is a wife to Trevor and mother to two school-age boys.  She works as a teacher and also runs a photography business.  Leanne enjoys watching her sons play basketball, coffee with friends, shopping, Pinterest, anything mint green and home decor.

Dorothy Klassen:

Dorothy is a mother to three young children and married to Leighton. While her stay-at-home role as mom is her first priority, she also works part-time as a home-based travel agent. She oversees our MOMs Ministry and is energized by the group of women that come to “do life” together. Dorothy loves coffee, traveling, and entertaining.

Amanda Foord:

Amanda is married to Jonathan and together they are navigating their way through the early years of parenthood with their three young children. When she’s not caring for her crew at home, Amanda works as a part-time nurse on the high risk labour and delivery unit at Women’s hospital. Amanda calls herself a bit of a “self-help” book junkie and describes herself as authentic, caring, and practical.

Val Penner:

Val is a domestic engineer, wife to Kevin, and mom to two fabulous kids. A coffee addict with a love for books, Val also enjoys card making, home decor & family. Val is also passionate about prayer, spending quality time with friends, dabbling in the garden, learning new creative outlets like knitting & DIY projects around the home.