General Superintendent Eugénio R. Duarte announced the election of J. Mark Collins as superintendent of the Canada Atlantic District.
Elected 1 June on the sixth ballot, Collins replaces K. Clair MacMillan, who is retiring after serving more than 15 years in the position. Collins will begin his new assignment 1 July.
Collins is currently the lead pastor at Oxford Church of the Nazarene in Novia Scotia, Canada, a position he has held since 2010. He previously pastored in New Brunswick, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, and Alberta, and he has served on the Canada Atlantic District Advisory Board since 2014.
He received his Bachelor of Theology from Canadian Nazarene College (now Ambrose University) in 1984.
"The deepest desire of our heart is to honor God in all things and be faithful to Him," Collins said. "[My wife] and I have committed to go where He leads, to do what He says, and to speak His word clearly through the power of His love. We are honored and humbled by the trust the people of Canada Atlantic have placed in us and we embrace the challenge of living dangerously in the hands of an awesome God here in Canada Atlantic."
Mark and his wife, Ruth, currently reside in Oxford, Nova Scotia, Canada.