10:30 a.m. - 12. Faith, Farming and a Future: The Mennonite Story in British Columbia
Friday, November 3 at 10:30 a.m.
Making their trek from Russia and Prussia/Poland, many Mennonites settled in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia. Richard Thiessen, Executive Director of the Mennonite Heritage Museum in Abbotsford, shares his passion for Mennonite history while highlighting the unique and diverse landscape that the Mennonite refugees found themselves in as they arrived in British Columbia.
Richard Thiessen has been Executive Director of the Museum since April 2014. He grew up in Chilliwack and was Library Director at Mennonite Brethren Bible College / Concord College from 1990 to 2000, and Library Director at Columbia Bible College from 2000 to 2014. He has also served as Managing Editor of GAMEO, the Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. He has a passion for gathering and telling the Mennonite story.