Jon Isaak was appointed as the new Executive Secretary of the MB Historical Commission at its June 8-9 meeting in Fresno. The Commission is a jointly sponsored ministry of the US and Canadian MB conferences.
Jon will add these duties to his role as Director of the Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies, Winnipeg. He replaces Andrew Dyck who will begin work as a full-time faculty member in Ministry Studies with MBBS Canada, in affiliation with the graduate program of Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg.
The Historical Commission is responsible for fostering historical understandings and appreciation within the Mennonite Brethren Church in Canada and the US in order to further the mission of the church.
Ongoing projects of the Commission include Profiles (a monthly bulletin insert and web PDF), publication and digitization of Volumes 1 and 2 of P.M. Friesen’s Mennonite Brotherhood , publication of a series of books titled, Perspectives on Mennonite Life and Thought (e.g., the recently published, Renewing Identity and Mission: Mennonite Brethren Reflections after 150 Years), and soon-to-be-announced grants for undergraduate students to research women’s contributions among the Mennonite Brethren.