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Noteworthy People: New Director for CRWRC-Canada


Ida Mutoigo has been appointed as the new director for the Christian Reformed World Relief Committee in Canada (CRWRC-Canada).

Mutoigo will be the first female director in the relief-and-development agency’s 44-year history.

“It’s delightful at this stage that we are going to be putting the first woman in leadership,” said Shirley Vandenberg, chair of the director search committee for CRWRC, “but the committee was strictly looking for the best person for the job. That’s Ida.”

Mutoigo will begin her new role July 1, from Kampala, Uganda, where she currently is based. She plans to move to the Christian Reformed Church’s Canadian office in Burlington, Ontario, in December 2006.

“I have felt called to serve people in situations of poverty since I was 13 years old,” Mutoigo said. “I just felt CRWRC provided the best avenue to live out my vision and calling in a way that fit with my Christian faith and values.”

Mutoigo has served with CRWRC for 21 years, with much of that time spent in Uganda. She has been the East and Southern Africa team leader since 2000.

The appointment by the CRC’s Board of Trustees must be ratified by Synod 2006, the church’s annual denominational gathering.

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