MBHC In cooperation with these MB archival centres:
Fresno, CA
Hillsboro, KS
Winnipeg, MB
Abbotsford, BC



Commission members and supporting agencies

Historical Commission members

  • Dora Dueck, Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Don Isaac (chair), Hillsboro, Kansas
  • J. Janzen (associate chair), Abbotsford, British Columbia
  • Patricia Janzen Loewen, Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Julia Reimer, Fresno, California
  • Valerie Rempel (recording secretary), Fresno, California

Centre representatives

  • Kevin Enns-Rempel and Hannah Keeney, Fresno, California
  • Peggy Goertzen, Hillsboro, Kansas
  • Jon Isaak, Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Richard Thiessen, Abbotsford, British Columbia


  • Jon Isaak (executive secretary), Winnipeg, Manitoba

Mennonite Brethren archival centres in North America

The Mennonite Brethren Church operates four archival centres in North America. Each of them is responsible for keeping records of permanent value created by specific conferences within that denomination. The work of these centres is coordinated through the Historical Commission of the Mennonite Brethren Church. The four centres and their areas of responsibility are as follows:

Mennonite Library & ArchivesOutside link

(Fresno, California)

  • General Conference records
  • Pacific District Conference records

Center for Mennonite Brethren StudiesOutside link

(Hillsboro, Kansas)

  • United States Conference records
  • Southern District Conference records
  • Central District Conference records

Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies

(Winnipeg, Manitoba)

  • Canadian Conference records
  • all Canadian provincial conference records except British Columbia

Mennonite Historical Society of BCOutside link

(Clearbrook, British Columbia)

  • British Columbia Conference records
A ministry of The US Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches A ministry of The Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches