Darrel ToewsDarrel Toews' call to pastoral ministry was nurtured in the Evangelical Mennonite Mission Conference, serving as Youth Pastor in a rural Manitoba congregation (Bagot) and Gospel Mennonite Church in Winnipeg. In 1989 Darrel received a call to pastoral ministry within Mennonite Church Eastern Canada and ministered with the Tavistock & Breslau congregations in Ontario for a total of 25 years. 2014 found Darrel accepting a call to become lead pastor of the Bethel Mennonite Church in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Darrel holds a Bachelor of Religious Studies from Steinbach Bible College, a Bachelor of Education from the University of Winnipeg, and a Master of Divinity from Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminaries. Darrel is married to Lucille who worked as a Human Resources professional for Ten Thousand Villages and is now the Director of Administrative Services at the Wellington (Revera).

Celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary, Darrel and Lucille traveled with TourMagination on a Mennonite Heritage Tour (Europe, 2004) and were additionally privileged to participate in an Eco Adventure Tour (Australia and New Zealand, 2013). Darrel participated in the Jerusalem Seminar study tour (Israel/Palestine/Jordan, 1998) with Bethel College/MCC, and led a Holy Land pilgrimage in 2014. Besides traveling, Darrel and Lucille enjoy reading, music, theatre arts and ballroom dancing. Darrel and Lucille have three adult children, two sons-in-law and four grandsons.