Kelby Friesen

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Pastor Kelby Friesen

Kelby has been serving as Pastor of Community Life at SMBC since August 2018. Previously, he and his wife Michelle spent almost a year serving as short-term missionaries in Tanzania, East Africa. The couple has two daughters, Annabelle and Eloise.

Kelby loves connecting with people and building relationships, especially over a good cup of coffee! One of the favourite parts of his job is meeting people across multiple generations—through care groups, college & career events, or visits with senior members of the congregation.

When Kelby is not at the church, you may find him cycling, drinking coffee, or losing games to Michelle. Kelby is also pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Christian Ministry through the Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary.

Updated November 24, 2020