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Conrad Grebel University College
Publications of Faculty and Academic Personnel

May 2017 to April 2018

Complete 2017-18 faculty publications and presentations list (PDF)

I. Publications

a) Books and Booklets – Authored and Edited

Jeremy Bergen
  • Co-editor with Paul C. Heidebrecht and Reina C. Neufeldt, Global Mennonite Peacebuilding: Exploring Theology, Culture, and Practice, special issue, The Conrad Grebel Review 35, no. 3, Winter 2017.
Carol Penner
  • Every Day Worship. Harrisonburg: Mennomedia, Annual Bible Study guide, Mennonite Church Women USA/Canada, 2018.

b) Chapters in Books

Lowell Ewert
  • “Peace Studies and International Law,” in Education with the Grain of the Universe: A Peaceable Vision for the Future of Mennonite Schools, Colleges, and Universities, J. Denny Weaver, editor.  Telford: Cascadia Publishing House, 2017. 
Carol Penner
  • “Dare to be a Danielle: Pioneering Women Leaders in the Mennonite Church,” in I’ve Got the Power: Naming and Reclaiming Power as a Force for Good. Elkhart: Women in Leadership Project, 2018.

c) Articles in Peer-Reviewed/Scholarly Journals

Alicia Batten
  • “Early Anabaptist Interpretation of James.” Annali di storia dell’ esegesi 34/2 (2017): 541-55.
  • Reprint of “Early Anabaptist Interpretation of James.” Conrad Grebel Review 36 (2018): 54-70.
  • Revised version of “Clothing.” Oxford Bibliographies in Biblical Studies. Edited by Christopher Matthews. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013; rev., 2018, online.
Jeremy Bergen
  • “Exploring Theological, Practical, and Cultural Dimensions of Global Mennonite Peacebuilding,” introduction, special issue with Paul C. Heidebrecht and Reina C. Neufeldt, The Conrad Grebel Review 35, no. 3 (Fall 2017): 222-236.
Reina Neufeldt
  • Ethics and Peacebuilding.” Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies, 2017, online.
  • “Exploring Theological, Practical, and Cultural Dimensions of Global Mennonite Peacebuilding,” introduction, special issue with Jeremy M. Bergen and Paul C. Heidebrecht, The Conrad Grebel Review 35, no. 3 (Fall 2017): 222-236.
Troy Osborne
  • “The Bottle, The Dagger, and the Ring: Church Discipline and Dutch Mennonite Identity in the Seventeenth Century.” The Conrad Grebel Review 35, no. 2 (Spring 2017): 114–50.
Derek Suderman

d)Other Publications

Jeremy Bergen
  • “Trees, Roots, and Paths: Seeking Openness and Relationship.” Quest for Respect: The Church and Indigenous Spirituality, ed. Jeff Friesen and Steve Heinrichs, special issue, Intotemak (Spring 2017): 149-151.
Marlene Epp
  • Foreword, in Along the Road to Freedom: Mennonite Women of Courage and Faith. Winnipeg: CMU Press, 2017.
  • “New Ways of Looking at an Old War,” Op Ed with Laureen Harder-Gissing, in The Record, September 2017.
Lowell Ewert
  • “PACS at 40: Peace is Rooted in Everyone.” Grebel Now, Vol. 34, no. 1 (Fall 2017).
  • “PACS at the University of Waterloo, 1977 – 2017.” Grebel Now, Vol. 34, No. 1 (Fall 2017).
  • “Peace is everyone’s business.” Canadian Mennonite, Vol. 22, Issue 3, January 24, 2018.
Nathan Funk
  • “After the Decision, Reflections on Community: Home as a Common Denominator.” The Circle, August 2017, p. 15.
Reina Neufeldt
  • “Reflections and Gleanings: A Learning Document of the Global Mennonite Peacebuilding Conference and Festival.” 2017.
Troy Osborne
  • "Golden Age" or "Global Age": Commemorating Anabaptists Past, Present and Future.” Mennonite Life, special issue: “Why 500 Years.” Volume 71, 2017.
Carol Penner
Derek Suderman
  • “Los Salmos de Lamentación: Implicaciones teológicas a partir de un análisis de su audiencia social.” Aportes Bíblicos: Revista de la Escuela de Ciencias Bíblicas 24. San José, Costa Rica: Universidad Bíblica Latinoamericana, 2017.
  • “Conversion to Wisdom.” In Quest for Respect: The Church and Indigenous Spirituality, Intotemak 46, (Spring? 2017):  109-113.
Karen Sunabacka
Mark Vuorinen
  • Recording: “The Italian Queen of France,” The Toronto Consort, David Fallis, Artistic Director, Marquis MAR 81481(Credit: Associate Producer), 2017.

e) Reviews of Books, Concerts, or Recordings

Alicia Batten
  • Review of Sharon Betsworth, Children in Early Christian Narratives (LNTS 421). London: Bloomsbury/ T & T Clark, 2015 in Catholic Biblical Quarterly 80 (2018): 134-35.
  • Review of Margaret Aymer, James: An Introduction and Study Guide: Diaspora Rhetoric of a Friend of God.  Bloomsbury/T & T Clark, 2017 in The Expository Times 129/3 (2017): 136.
  • Review of Roy R. Jeal, Exploring Philemon: Freedom, Brotherhood, and Partnership in the New Society in Rhetoric Of Religious Antiquity 2; Atlanta: SBL Press, 2015 in Catholic Biblical Quarterly 79 (2017): 715-16.
  • Review of V. George Shillington, James and Paul. The Politics of Identity at the Turn of the Ages. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2015 in Conrad Grebel Review 35 (2017): 201-02. 
Marlene Epp
  • Review of Royden Loewen, Horse-and-Buggy Genius: Listening to Mennonites Contest the Modern World. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2016. In Histoire Sociale / Social History 50, 102 (November 2017): 469-70.
Troy Osborne
  • Review of Benjamin W. Goossen, Chosen Nation: Mennonites and Germany in a Global Era. Princeton University Press, 2017 in the Mennonite World Review (July 17, 2017).
  • Review of David L. Weaver-Zercher, Martyrs Mirror: A Social History. Young Center Books in Anabaptist & Pietist Studies. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016 in Church History 86.3 (September 2017): 884-886.

f)Music Recordings

  • None.

II. Presentations

a) Peer-reviewed Scholarly Presentations

Alicia Batten
  • “Reading Mark through the Lens of Class,” invited paper presented at the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, November 2017.
  • “Redesigning ‘Pauline’ Landscapes,” invited presenter/panelist at the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, November 2017.
  • “Early Anabaptist Reception of the Letter of James.” Society of Biblical Literature International Meeting, Berlin, Germany, August 2017.
Jeremy Bergen
  • “The Ecumenical Vocation of Anabaptist Theology.” Anabaptist Theology conference, Humanitas Centre, Trinity Western University, Langley, BC, 8 June 2017.
Marlene Epp
  • “The language of refugee movements.” Roundtable presentation on “On Language, its Discontents, and its Future,” at Canadian Historical Association annual meeting, SSHRC Congress, Ryerson University, May 31, 2017.
  • “Immigration Bans and Immigrant Trauma.” Paper presented at Crossing the Line: Women of Anabaptist Traditions Encounter Borders and Boundaries, at Eastern Mennonite University, June 23, 2017.
Lowell Ewert
  • “International Humanitarian Law and Canadian Peacekeeping.” Paper co-written with Ali Reza Chaudry, presentation at Peace and Conflict Studies Association of Canada, Balsillie School of International Affairs, September 21–22, 2017. 
  • “Human Rights and Disability.” Presentation at 3rd Biennial Conference Charting the Frontiers of Research and Advocacy, University of Dayton Human Rights Center, Dayton, Ohio, November 8–10, 2017.
  • “Why IHL Matters.” Presentation at 2017 International Humanitarian Law Conference, Balsillie School of International Affairs, Waterloo, November 14, 2017. 
  • “A Soft Law Approach to Advancing Human Rights.” Presented at 8th International Conference on Human Rights Education: Bridging our Diversities, Montreal, November 30–December 3, 2017.
Nathan Funk
  • “Just Peacemaking as a Bridge to Ecumenical and Interfaith Solidarity for Peace.” Paper presented at UCSIA International Workshop entitled “Pacifism,” University of Antwerp, Belgium, December 7, 2017.
Reina Neufeldt
  • “Learning to Listen: Rethinking Peacebuilding’s Meta-ethic of Positive Peace.” Paper presented at the 59th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, San Francisco, CA, April 7, 2018.
Troy Osborne
  • “Tonguescrews and Tyrants: Dutch Anabaptists Remember the Reformation.” Presented at Remembering the Reformation, Murray Edwards College, Cambridge University, September 9, 2017.
  • “Mennonites Look to Luther.” Presented at the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, Milwaukee, WI, October 28, 2017.
Carol Penner
  • “Mennonite Women Doing Theology: A Methodological Reflection on 25 Years of Conferences.”
  • Presented at the Anabaptist Methodology Conference, Humanitas Centre in Langley, BC, June 7-10, 2017.
  • “Singing Good News for Women.” Presented at the Hymn Society Annual Meeting, Conrad Grebel University College, July 16, 2017.
Derek Suderman
  • “Seeking Shalom as the End of Lament.” At Word, Spirit and the Renewal of the Church: Believers’ Church, Ecumenical and Global Perspectives Conference. Goshen College, Goshen IN, September 16, 2017.

b) Other Scholarly Presentations

Jennifer Ball
  • “Engaging Communities in Conflict: A Role for Planning.” Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG), Annual Conference, York University, Toronto, May 29-June 2, 2017.
  • "An Introduction to Circles.” Plenary presentation, Inter Collegiate Peace Fellowship (ICPF) Conference, Conrad Grebel, February 9-11, 2018.
  • “Using Arts-based Assignments for Deep Learning.” Panel presentation, UW Teaching and Learning Conference, April 26, 2018. (Other panelists: Michelle Jackett, Adjunct Instructor in PACS, Kai Butterfield, PACS student, Charity Nonkes, PACS student).
Jeremy Bergen
  • “How are we Canadian? Theological? A Society? Reflections on CTS Presidential Addresses, 1990-2016.” Presidential address, Canadian Theological Society, Ryerson University, Toronto, May 29, 2017.
  • “Whether, and How, A Church Ought to Repent for a Historical Wrong,” Faculty Forum, Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo, ON, November 10, 2017.
Marlene Epp
  • “Changes to Refugee and Migration Policies in Canada.” Invited participant in Roundtable at Bordering Practices in Migration and Refugee Protection, Workshop at Balsillie School of International Affairs, November 10, 2017.
Nathan Funk
  • “Constructing Civic Space: Civil Resistance, Transitional Justice, and Sustainable Citizen Empowerment in Contemporary Arab Politics.” Paper presented at the conference, “Arab Spring and the Quest for New Metaphors: Modernity, Identity, and Change,” University of Guelph, Nov. 11, 2017.
Kuepfer, Jane
  • “If I live to be 104.” Three Minute Thesis. Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON, March 28, 2018.
  • “In their own words: Baby boomers envisioning late life spiritual resources.” SPED (Spiritual Education & Discovery) talk. Canadian Association for Spiritual Care Annual Conference. Deerhurst Resort, Collingwood, ON, April 26, 2018.
Reina Neufeldt
  • “When Good Intentions are Not Enough: Confronting Ethical Challenges in Peacebuilding and Reconciliation.” Presented Benjamin Eby Lecture (2017) at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo, ON, October 26, 2017.
Troy Osborne
  • "Remembering the Reformation over 500 Years." Faculty Forum, Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo, ON, April 6, 2018.
Derek Suderman
  •  “Scripture as the Word of God.” Keynote plenary in Where is the Word of God? MCEC School for Ministers, Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo ON, Feb. 21, 2018.
Maisie Sum
  • “Balinese Gamelan and Community: Composition, Practice, and Performance.” Invited talk at Occasion: Thinking Spaces Series – International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (IICSI) at University of Guelph, March 8, 2018.
Mark Vuorinen
  • “At the intersection of Ratio and Intuitio: Arvo Pärt’s Como cierva sedienta.” Principles of Music Composing: Ratio versus Intuitio Conference, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Vilnius, Lithuania, November 8-10, 2017
  • “Reimagining text-music relationship in Arvo Pärt’s Como cierva sedienta.” Arvo Pärt: Sounding the Sacred, The Arvo Pärt Project, St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Seminary & Fordham University, New York City, USA, May 1-4, 2018.

c) Academic Guest Lectures/Workshops

Jennifer Ball
  • Guest presenter of research interests under topic of ‘Environment’ in PACS 101 - Peace is Everybody’s Business, Planning, Circles, and Community Conflict Resolution, Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo, ON, November 23, 2017.
  • Guest facilitator and teacher in PACS 101 - Peace is Everybody’s Business, Circle process, Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo, ON, March 27, 2017.
Jeremy Bergen
  • Guest Lecture in RS 335 - Violence of the Bible, Church apologies, Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo, ON, March 21, 2018.
Marlene Epp
  • “History of Refugee Reception in Waterloo Region,” keynote address at Minka conference, St. Jerome’s University, Waterloo, ON, October 27, 2017.
Lowell Ewert
  • Guest Lecture for Three-hour Master of Public Health course for Izzeldin Abuelaish, Health, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, January 23, 2018.
Kenneth Hull
  • Two guest lectures, for Third Age Learning, Waterloo, ON, October 11 & 19, 2017.
Jane Kuepfer
  • Guest Lecture in TS 684 – Pastoral Care, Providing pastoral care to seniors: My experience. Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo, ON, February 6, 2018.
  • Conference workshop for IPE Geriatrics, Understanding Spirituality and Aging, Village of Winston Park, Kitchener, ON, February 24, 2018.
Reina Neufeldt
  • “Off my land? A story of fear, loss and trying to find a new way forward from Stoney Knoll, Saskatchewan,” presenter, co-organizer and panelist of short presentations with discussion for “Unsettling Conversations,” with Trevor Holmes (CTE) and Frankie Condon (English), University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, March 9, 2018, 12-1:30 pm.
Carol Penner
  • Guest lecturer in TS 691 - Church as Mission, Feminism and mission, Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo, ON, May 12, 2017.
  • Guest Lecture in RS 335 - Violence of the Bible, Violence and Gender in the Bible, Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo, ON, March 7, 2018.
Karen Sunabacka
  • “Music, Canada 150 and Indigenous Peoples.” Workshop at Ontario Mennonite Music Camp, Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo, ON, August 21, 2017.
  • Mentor composer & workshop participant. Winnipeg New Music Festival Composers’ Institute, Winnipeg, MB, January 27–February 2, 2018.
Mark Vuorinen
  • Guest Lecture in PACS 101 - Peace is everyone’s business, Why music matters, Conrad Grebel University College, March 8, 2018.
  • Guest Speaker/conductor with Rotary District Conference, Peace Through Music, lecture-concert, Mississauga Living Arts Centre, Mississauga, ON, September 23, 2017.
  • Guest Faculty, Summer Choral Conducting Workshop, Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western University, August, 27, 2017.

d) Music Performances

Kenneth Hull
  • The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada opening hymn festival by Spiritus Ensemble, Kitchener, ON, July 16, 2017.
  • “The People’s Song Set Free.” Spiritus Ensemble, Kitchener, ON, October 2017.
  • “Bach Vespers.” Spiritus Ensemble, Kitchener, ON, December 2017.
  • “The Cantata Project.” Spiritus Ensemble, Kitchener, ON, January 14, 2018.
  • Premiere performance of “The Temple” by Zachary Wadsworth. Spiritus Ensemble, Kitchener, ON, January 28, 2018.
  • “Mozart Requiem.” Spiritus Ensemble, Waterloo, ON, April 22, 2018.
Maisie Sum
  • “Balinese Gamelan Music.” Kultrún World Music Festival, Victoria Park, Kitchener, ON, July 8, 2017.
  • “An Evening of Gamelan Music.” End-of-term world music ensemble concert and International Education Week, Humanities Theatre, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, November 25, 2017.
  • “Balinese Music Concert.” End-of-term world music ensemble concert, Humanities Theatre, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, March 22, 2018.
Karen Sunabacka
  • “Mama’s Painting: Loius Riel’s Dream (2015)”; “A Prayer (2014)”; “The Prairies (2017)”; “Never to Return (2013)” [excerpts], edited and adapted by Dr Leanne Zacharias for an Installation piece during the Winnipeg New Music Festival’s ‘In the Community’ series. Premiered by members of the Winnipeg community at the Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, MB, January 27, 2018.
  • “#DryColdConversations.” Premiered by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Winnipeg New Music
  • Festival, Winnipeg, MB, January 31, 2018.
  • “A Mother’s Prayer (1999).” Performed by Karen Sunabacka. Conrad Grebel Music Department
  • Winter 2018 Noon Hour Concert, Waterloo, ON, February 28, 2018.
  • “Mama’s Painting: Louis Riel’s Dream (2015).” Performed by Marcus Scholtes, Violin; Sharon Lee,
  • Violin; Rebecca Diderrich, viola; Miriam Stewart-Kroeker, cello; Heidi Wall, piano; Karen Sunabacka, narrator. Conrad Grebel Music Department Winter 2018 Noon Hour Concert, Waterloo, ON, February 28, 2018.
  • “Mama’s Painting: Louis Riel’s Dream (2015).” Performed at a Groundswell Concert titled “Louis
  • Riel’s Dream” by the Winnipeg Chamber Music Society (Gwen Hoebig, Violin; Karl Stobbe, Violin; Dan Scultz, Viola; Yuri Hooker, Cello; David Moroz, Piano.) Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB, May 8, 2018.
Mark Vuorinen
  • “Bernstein: Chichester Psalms.” Grand Philharmonic Choir & instrumental ensemble, Basilica Cathedral of Christ the King, Hamilton, ON, April 29, 2018.
  • “Earth, Sea, Sky: (works by Jeff Enns, Leonard Enns, Ēriks Ešenvalds, Rupert Lang, Imant Raminsh).” Grand Philharmonic Chamber Singers & instrumental ensemble, St. John’s Anglican Church, Kitchener, ON, April 21, 2018.
  • “Martin: Mass for Double Choir & works by Palestrina, Ēsenvalds, MacMillan.” Guest conductor, The Elora Singers, Basilica of Our Lady of Lourdes, Guelph, ON, March 11, 2018.
  • “Bach: Johannes-Passion.” University of Waterloo Chamber Choir, Grand Philharmonic Choir, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Centre in the Square, Kitchener, ON, March 30, 2018.
  • “Bernstein: Chichester Psalms”; “Poulenc: Gloria”; “Corlis: Psalm 150”; “Kelly: Celestial Dreams (2018 Winning composition of the GPC Choral Works Competition).” Grand Philharmonic Choir & instrumental ensemble, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Kitchener, ON, February 10, 2018.
  • “Music of the Baltics.” Guest conductor, lecture-concert, The Elora Singers, St. John’s Anglican Church, Elora, ON, February 10, 2018.
  • “Handel: Messiah”, with animated illuminations from the Saint John’s Bible. Grand Philharmonic Choir, Kitchener Waterloo Symphony (collaboration with University of Waterloo Critical Media Lab, St. Jerome’s University, Conrad Grebel University College), Centre in the Square, Kitchener, ON, December 9, 2017.
  • “Winter Hymn, (works by Britten, Olson, Murray, Ešenvalds and Schafer).” Grand Philharmonic Chamber Singers, Julia Seager-Scott, harp, St. John’s Anglican Church, Kitchener, ON, November 25, 2017.
  • “Big Choruses: From Brahms to Broadway.” Grand Philharmonic Choir, Grand Philharmonic Children’s Choir, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Centre in the Square, Kitchener, ON, October 21, 2017.
  • “The Dazzled Eye Lost its Speech.” Lecture-Concert, Dazzled Eye Ensemble, Bridges Organization Conference, Humanities Theatre, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, July 29, 2017.
  • “Adams: Harmonium (chorus master).” Grand Philharmonic Choir, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Edwin Outwater, conductor, Centre in the Square, Kitchener, ON, May 26-27, 2017.

e)Media Presentations or Interviews

Jane Kuepfer
  • Interview with Macgregor, S., “Marking the meaning: How to create new rituals for this stage of life.”  Zoomer Magazine, October, 2017, pp. 56-57.
  • Interview with Macgregor, S., “The church has marked milestones in people’s lives.” United Church Observer, January, 2018, p. 46.
Carol Penner
Karen Sunabacka
  • Interview, on the Weekend Morning Show, CBC Radio 1 Manitoba. Promotion for New Music
  • Festival and commissioned piece “#DryColdConversations”, Winnipeg, MB, January 27, 2018.
  • Interview, on University of Winnipeg Radio, CKUW, about “Mama’s Painting: Louis Riel’s Dream.” The Groundswell Concert and being Métis in Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB, Monday May 7, 2018.
Mark Vuorinen
  • Interview with Malcolm Gladwell, “The King of Tears.” Revisionist History Podcast, May 2017.
  • Interview with Valerie Hill, “Grand Philharmonic Choir announces upcoming season.” Waterloo Region Record, July 18, 2017.
  • Interview with Ray Martin, “Grand Philharmonic Choir hosts Choral Sound Walk.” The Cambridge Times, September 27, 2017.
  • Interview with Valerie Hill, “Choral music finds new venue in the forests of Rare.” Waterloo Region Record, September 27, 2017.
  • Interview with Valerie Hill, “Grand Philharmonic Choir explores the story behind the music.” Waterloo Region Record, October 20, 2017.
  • Interview with Valerie Hill, “The story of how Ceremony of Carols came to be is one of war and inspiration.” Waterloo Region Record, November 21, 2017.
  • Interview with Bob Vrbanac, “Grand Philharmonic Choir using digitized images from Saint John’s Bible for performance.” Waterloo Chronicle, December 4, 2017.
  • Interview with Valerie Hill, “The Messiah story told in glorious illumination.” Waterloo Region Record, December 6, 2017.
  • Interview with Valerie Hill, “Choir presents contemporary music for a winter’s day.” Waterloo Region Record, February 7, 2018.
  • Interview with Valerie Hill, “St. John Passion celebrates the spirit of Good Friday through Bach’s music.” Waterloo Region Record, March 26, 2018.
  • Interview with Valerie Hill, “Earth, sea and sky inspire Kitchener concert.” Waterloo Region Record, April 18, 2018.

f)Community Presentations

Jennifer Ball
  • “The Roots of Circle.” Gather the Women (GTW) Global, Annual Gathering, Colorado, September 29 - Oct. 1, 2017.
  • Presentation on Panel with Bardish Chagger (MP) and Georgia Bolger, Waterloo Chamber of Commerce, Women’s Leadership Series, Waterloo, ON, November 16, 2017.
  • Presentation about MPACS, accompanying MPACS student, Rotary Chapter breakfast, Waterloo, ON, February 6, 2018.
Alicia Batten
  • “The ‘Word of God’ in Luke-Acts.” School for Ministers, Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo, ON, February 21, 2018.
  • “What are They Saying about Jesus Today?” Georgian Triangle Lifelong Learning Institute, Collingwood, ON, February 9, 2018.
  • Presentation on refugee claimants at the Waterloo Anglican Deanery Meeting for Refugee Support, Waterloo, ON, June 19, 2017.
  • Introduction to Philippians, Colossians, Philemon Commentary, Department of Religious Studies Book Launch, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, November 7, 2017.
Jeremy Bergen
  • “The Camino de Santiago.” Presentation to the Mennonite Centre Heritage Club, Toronto, ON, September 20, 2017.
  • “The Word Made Wounded: Resurrection and Trauma.” Keynote presentation, MCEC School for Ministers, Waterloo, ON, February 23, 2018.
Marlene Epp
  • Two 2-hour workshops on “Mennonites, Food, and Community” for Hidden Acres Fall Seniors Retreat, New Hamburg, ON, October 1 and 2, 2017.
  • Talk at Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario fall meeting, on 100th anniversary of sewing circles in Ontario. Waterloo, ON, October 14, 2017.
Nathan Funk
  • Response to Kate Hennessy’s presentation, “Dorothy Day: An Intimate Portrait of my Grandmother,” for the Lectures in Catholic Experience event series at St. Jerome’s University, Waterloo, ON, November 1, 2017.
  • Discussion leader at the event, “Celebrating Our Freedom to Worship,” at Waterloo North Mennonite Church. A response to the “Laurelwood mosque” controversy, Waterloo, ON, May 6, 2017.
Jane Kuepfer
  • Speaker for Nithview Pastors Appreciation Tea, “Contributing to wellbeing in persons living with dementia.” Nithview Community, New Hamburg, ON, May 11, 2017.
  • Innovation Summit with Maureen Dwyer, “Exploring the spiritual needs of today and tomorrow.” Schlegel Villages Innovation Summit, Kitchener, ON, June 14, 2017.
  • Waterloo Wellington Chaplains Association – Assessment conversation: “Spiritual Care in Long Term Care: How do we think about ‘assessment’?” Waterloo Wellington Chaplains Association, Kitchener, ON, September 12, 2017.
  • UG Residents lunch presentation and discussion, “Spirituality and Aging discussion.” University Gates Residents Lunch. Research Institute for Aging, Waterloo, ON, February 15, 2018.
  • “Researching Spirituality? Wonder, Wit & Wisdom.” Waterloo North Mennonite Church Seniors Connection, Waterloo, ON, April 11, 2018.
Reina Neufeldt
  • Book talk on “Ethics for Peacebuilders: A Practical Guide.”  Mennonite Centre Heritage Club, Toronto, ON, May 17, 2017.
Carol Penner
  • “Pastoral Care for the Sick.” Seniors Group of Waterloo North Mennonite Church, Waterloo, ON, November 8, 2017.
Mark Vuorinen
  • Guest Speaker, Extended Learning Opportunities, Erin, ON, October 12, 2017.
  • Guest Speaker, Kitchener-Waterloo Probus Club, Luther Village, February 1, 2018.

Complete 2017-18 faculty publications and presentations list (PDF)


Past Publications and Presentations

2016-17 faculty publications and presentations list (PDF)