CMBC student discussion

A moment from yesterday

September 9, 2020 | Opinion | Volume 24 Issue 19
Conrad Stoesz | Mennonite Heritage Archives
Photo: Unknown / Mennonite Heritage Archives

In Saskatoon, at the 1975 Conference of Mennonites in Canada annual conference, the Canadian Mennonite Bible College (CMBC) board, “long embarrassed about faculty salaries,” asked for funds to raise salaries to a maximum of $20,000 per year for PhD professors after 10 years of service. Many leaders and teachers in our churches and church institutions have given sacrificially of their time, talents and finances. Pictured in 1972 or 1973, Waldemar Janzen, second from right, a CMBC professor in Winnipeg, has a discussion with three students, including Edgar Schmidt, far left. (

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The other 2 people in the photo of a discussion with Waldemar Janzen are Jake Froese and Gary Bueckert, both originally from Saskatchewan.

Jake was a minister in churches in the Conference of Mennonites in Canada for years (I think also a conference minister for a provincial conference, perhaps Alberta) and Gary was a teacher for many years in Winkler.

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