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Longtime MB leader
to be remembered

Staff writer

Jim Juhnke, a Mennonite historian from North Newton, will be keynote speaker at the Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies annual dinner April 30 at Tabor College’s Shari Flaming Center for the Arts.

He will review the life of P.C. Hiebert, a longtime leader in the Mennonite Brethren Conference.

Hiebert was born in Hillsboro in 1878. He helped establish Tabor College in 1908, where he served as teacher, dean, vice president, and president.

Hiebert also helped organize the Mennonite Central Committee and served as its chairman for 33 years. He took a trip to South Russia in 1922 to aid Mennonites in colonies suffering from famine, drought, and revolution.

Reservations for the dinner, which costs $18, are due by April 20 and are being accepted by Peggy Goertzen at or (620) 947-3121, Ext. 1211.

Last modified March 30, 2022