CIM 2022: Mission & Migration

January 11–13, 2022

Virtual Event

$25 registration fee


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Event Description

Migration has been a part of the life and mission of Christianity since the early church. Christian migrants have always carried the faith with them as they moved from place to place, forming new communities of faith. This pattern can be seen in the 16th century Anabaptist movement, and we still see it today all over the world. This year's meeting will focus on topics related to mission and migration, as heard from the voices of first generation migrants, as well as missions practitioners working among migrant peoples.


All attendees must register. The cost for registration is $25 per person. This cost is non-refundable and non-transferrable and applies to all who attend any part of the meeting. Each agency will be invoiced after the event for all attendees from their organization. Please register before December 31 if you plan to attend the regional meetings, as agency reports will be circulated the week before the event.


Event Schedule

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January 11 


10:00–10:20 a.m.

Welcome & Introductions

7:00–7:20 a.m.      



Technical Orientation & Schedule Review




Meditation: Aaron Kauffman, VMMissions




Keynote 1: Rebecca Riek (bio below), AMBS Seminary Student and Immigrant, Minority Church Leadership in a Dominant Culture



11:30–12:00 p.m.

Discussion groups








CEO Meeting  |  Africa Regional Committee





11:15–12:00 p.m.



CEO Meeting  |  Latin America Regional Committee



8:30–10:00 p.m.

Asia Regional Committee






January 12


10:00–10:15 a.m.

Welcome, Announcements, and Schedule Review

7:00–7:15 a.m.



Meditation and Prayer: Jerry Sauder, Rosedale International




Keynote 2: Andios Santoso (bio below), AMBS Seminary Student and Immigrant, Following Jesus Across Borders



11:30–12:00 p.m.

Discussion groups








 Panel: Topics in Mission & Migration





11:15–12:00 p.m.



CEO Meeting  |  Europe Regional Committee  |  Middle East Regional Committee






January 13


10:00–10:20 a.m.

Meditation: Jonathan Lloyd, BIC World Missions

7:00–7:20 a.m.



Regional Committees Report




CEO Report




Prayer in Breakout Groups



11:45–12:00 p.m.

Housekeeping & Closing Prayer



ZOOM Access |

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Please access each session at the scheduled time using the following links. All links will be active 10 minutes before the session is scheduled to begin. Sessions will start on time at the scheduled time, so please join a few minutes early. 

Main Sessions 

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Special Interest Meetings 

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Access Asia Regional Committee meeting via this link: 

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Access Latin America Regional Committee meeting via this link: 

Access Middle East Regional Committee meeting via this link: 



Speakers and Sessions

Rebecca Riek


Rebecca Riek immigrated from South Sudan to Canada in 2002 and currently lives in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada where she founded and leads a Bible study, prayer, and healing group for South Sudanese immigrants. She attends First Mennonite Church and has held an elder role there for five years. She is a member of the Intercultural Reference Group, and has been a member of the MCEC Mission Council for five years. She works full time as a personal support worker for people with brain injuries and part time at a retirement home, in addition to parenting six children and ministering in her community. Rebecca is a student at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in their MDiv Connect program.


Keynote:  Minority Church Leadership in a Dominant Culture

Churches today are becoming multicultural, with people from different cultural backgrounds, languages, races, and regions professing Jesus Christ as the center of their faith. However, ministry by minority leaders in a church dominated by a majority culture presents challenges and opportunities for the missionary work of the church to grow far and wide.

This discussion will attempt to highlight the challenges and opportunities of minority church leaders in dominant culture churches. For example, a Mandarin speaking person placed in charge of an English-speaking dominant-culture church. What are the challenges the pastor or minister leader would face and the opportunities for that church to grow?


Andios Santoso

 Andi Oktavian Santoso (Andios) of Surabaya, Indonesia, is a Master of Arts: Theology and Peace Studies student at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart. He earned a bachelor's degree in Computerized Accounting in 1999 from Bina Nusantara University, Jakarta, Indonesia, and a Master of Divinity in 2005 from Cipanas (Indonesia) Theological Seminary. From 2003 to 2012, he served as a pastor at Muria Christian Church in Indonesia — Gereja Kristen Muria Indonesia (GKMI) Koinonia in Surabaya. From 2014 to 2019, he was General Secretary of the Muria Christian Church in Indonesia Synod — GKMI Synod in Semarang. He has also volunteered as Secretary for the Indomenno Association (2018–2019), and as a member of the Mission Commission of Mennonite World Conference (2015–present). Andi's ministry interests include holistic mission, service, discipleship and peacemaking, community development, and working with young people. He enjoys networking, coaching, teaching, playing music, writing, and inspiring others through social media. He and his wife, Chialis, have two daughters.


Keynote:  Following Jesus Across Borders

This session will focus on mission in the context of migration, including laying a Biblical foundation and discussing contemporary issues. This session will contain stories of Andios's personal journey here in the US, including reflections on managing differences in culture.



Panel: Mission & Migration

This panel will discuss various aspects of mission and migration. The following panelists will be sharing from their perspectives and experiences:


Femi Fatunmbi

Rev. Olufemi Fatunmbi is a senior pastor of Royal Dominion Worldwide Ministries, located in Los Angeles, California. He represents the African, Belizean, & Caribbean Mennonite Mission Association Constituency group of Racial/Ethnic Council, MC, USA.  His family migrated from Nigeria to the United States years ago.


Siaka Traoré

Pastor of Evangelical Mennonite Church Faith and Life of Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso.


Ian and Juliana Horne

Ian and Juliana are missionaries with the interdenominational Latin Link missionary agency, based in the UK. They serve in Colombia as coordinators of the pastoral project for Venezuelan migrants that is run from the Teusaquillo Mennonite church (IMT). After working for 13 years in Peru, they have been in Colombia for three years and are little by little getting more connected in the Mennonite world.


Joji Pantoja

Joji and her husband Dann are Canada Witness workers in Joji's home country of the Philippines. She is the Co-Founder and CEO of Coffee for Peace and 2020 winner of Oslo Business for Peace Award. She provided sustainable livelihoods for indigenous and migrant groups in rural areas, enabling over 880 farmers to escape poverty and build their coffee production capacity.