Tuesday, November 22, 2022 - 9:00am to 4:30pm

Walking Together: Pastoral Care and Domestic Violence

Tuesday, November 22 | 9 am - 4:30 pm

Evangelical Fellowship Church | 200 Woodhaven Ave, Steinbach


This full day training is curated for faith leaders, pastors, counsellors and those in spiritual care roles. Workshop sessions will focus on understanding the dynamics of intimate partner violence, how to respond and assist those who are experiencing or causing harm, and how to offer spiritual and theological support in ways that do no further harm.



  • Val Hiebert (PhD, Abuse Response & Prevention Assistant Coordinator)
  • Jaymie Friesen (MA Candidate, Abuse Response & Prevention Program Coordinator)
  • Cameron McKenzie (MDiv, Pastor)


Workshop Schedule


Registration deadline: November 16 

Register here 

Registration fee: $50 including lunch and refreshments

Pay registration here

Questions? Contact Jaymie Friesen at 204-925-1917 or jaymiefriesen@mccmb.ca


Presented by MCC Manitoba's Abuse Response & Prevention Program.

Presenter Bios

Profile photo of Val Hiebert Val Hiebert – Abuse Response & Prevention, MCC Manitoba

As Abuse Response & Prevention Assistant Coordinator, Val raises awareness, teaching workshops and seminars relating to healthy relationships within churches and families. She also conducts various types of domestic abuse related research. Val is currently a Professor of Sociology at the University of Manitoba. She has taught about gender, children & violence, language & culture, cultural anthropology, and marriage & family for the past 20 years. Val enjoys bringing her academic learnings into community contexts, for awareness, advocacy and conversation.

Profile photo of Jaymie Friesen Jaymie Friesen – Abuse Response and Prevention, MCC Manitoba
As Abuse Response & Prevention Coordinator, Jaymie raises awareness and offers resources relating to healthy relationships and abuse, while supporting those impacted by abuse. Jaymie entered this role with experience as a healthy relationships educator, sexual assault crisis counsellor, and mental health worker. She holds a BA in Social Sciences and Counselling, Certificate in Applied Counselling, and is currently working on her Masters in Psychotherapy and Spirituality.

Profile photo of Cameron McKenzie Cameron McKenzie – Pastor, Fort Garry Evangelical Mennonite Church
Cameron joined Fort Garry Evangelical Mennonite Church as lead pastor last year, after 25 years of teaching Old Testament at Providence University College. At Providence, Cameron also filled roles as dean and provost. When they are not doting on their new granddaughter, Cameron and his wife Irma enjoy walking, cycling, good coffee and British sitcoms.