The Alumni Exec currently consists of 5 members, in addition to an NBC staff member who serves as staff liason. Each executive member serves a 2 year term, and can be re-elected for a second 2 year term if they so wish. After a one year absence past executive members are welcome to re-run for a position on the Exec.
The Alumni Executive seeks to serve the Alumni Assocation by helping it reach its stated purposes in the Alumni Constitution.
This is a volunteer position. The hours put into this job can widely vary depending on the current Executive, how much each Exec is willing to put into the position, and many varying other conditions.
The main time-consuming responsibility of Alumni Executive in recent years seems to be planning and organizing Alumni Weekend, held every November at the college.
Reneil and her husband, Barry, attended NBC in the mid 80’s. It was at NBC where they met and both grew in our relationship with Jesus. God has blessed them with five of the world’s most amazing children, as well as much joy as they have watched their children grow in their own faith and lives. Reneil enjoys volunteering and serving in many capacities: worship coordinator, worship leader, VBS, coaching soccer teams and league coordinating. She also served a term on the alumni executive during the mid 90’s.
Amy is 29 and lives near Tisdale with her husband, Scot, and their baby, Will. They attend Emmanuel Baptist Church in Melfort, where Scot helps out with the music (and lets her tag along) and they both help out with children's ministry occasionally. Amy's been learning lately how she desperately need to be continually filled with the Holy Spirit in order to be the wife and mom that God wants her to be - she figures she's at about Kindergarten level! But she is amazed by God's faithfulness. When Amy look's back on her years at NBC, she's grateful, and saw it as a wonderful place for her to grow closer to Jesus and to dig into God's Word.
Ryan grew up in the Lost River community about 30 minutes southwest of Nipawin, and completed one year at NBC immediately after high school. He spent four years at the University of Saskatchewan where he completed his Bachelor's degree in Engineering Physics. He also met and married his wife, Pam, during those years. They live just west of and both work in Saskatoon. Pam is an event planner at Events of Distinction while he is an Alternative Energy Research Engineer with the Saskatchewan Research Council. God used the time Ryan spent at NBC to change his life. A majority of his Christian friendships were developed at NBC, and God used the positive influences at NBC to develop his interests, talents, and transform his life paradigm. He feels he’s always been and will continue to be a part of NBC, and that serving on the Alumni Exec is a great way to give back to the school.
Having been born in the Philippines, living in Far East Russia, and going to boarding school in South Korea, ending up at Nipawin might seem a strange occurrence. That is, until you mention that David is a Mennonite, Wes Fehr is his uncle, and Jenny Dyck taught his sister in Russia. Then it makes more sense. When David graduated last spring, he thought he was done with Nipawin for a while, thinking he would continue life as a university student, and those years would slowly pass away. Sometimes life has a funny way of catching you off guard, and for David that came in the form of Tim Giesbrecht contacting him about being on the Exec. David thought about it, and thought about it, and finally said, "Ok. I'm not that old, and have a lot to learn yet about life, but I'm willing to take this challenge!" He feels it’s a way for him to give back to the school.
Jason Elford – NBC staff liason
Jason attended NBC for 3 years from 95/96 through to 97/98. It would have been almost unfathomable at the time that he would be part of the staff 13 years later. Yet last fall when the job of Alumni Relations was created God began a work making it clear to Jason and his wife Lindsay that this is where He wanted them to be. This past August they moved to Nipawin and joined the staff at NBC. As part of his Alumni Relations job Jason serves as the NBC staff liaison between the Exec and the school. Having served 4 years as Alumni Exec president before Ryan Jansen began his term in that same position, Jason is no stranger to the Exec and looks forward to serving the Alumni in this liaison position. Please consider how you might make a continued impact at NBC as an Alumnus. We need you.
Lorissa came to NBI at the ripe old age of one. Her Dad was the athletic director at the school from ‘86 to ‘91..... Her family left when she was 7 and moved to Manitoba. Those were her first tastes of the wonder that is, now, NBC. Lorissa knew all her life that NBC was in her future. She attended from 2004 until 2006. Her first year was awesome. Lot's of ups and downs, but she has some great memories, and close friendships through it! Her husband JJ and her were married in the summer of 2007. He also went to NBC, but from 2004-2007, and then they came back together in 2009-2010. Right now they live in Saskatoon, and are in the process of moving into a new place. They live with their dog Daxter and cat Willy.