Kim Penner is concluding her work as TMTC Coordinator, which she has held for the past 3.5 years, at the end of December. She has very ably managed the TMTC office, prepared successful grant proposals, produced newsletters, planned many events and led several of them, most notably the very successful TMTC Graduate Student Conference held in Elkhart, Indiana this past Spring. She worked with three directors (John Rempel, Jeremy Bergen, Trevor Bechtel). The coming months will be busy for Kim as well—she expects to defend her doctoral dissertation in theological ethics very
Maxwell Kennel is the 2016 winner of the A. James Reimer Award. Maxwell is a PhD student currently in his first year of studies at McMaster University, Department of Religious Studies, and recent graduate of Grebel’s MTS program. Maxwell’s proposed dissertation title is: “Ontological Violence: Radical Reformation and Radical Orthodoxy.” His research interests include political theology, philosophical theology, contemporary Mennonite theology, and Anabaptist history/historiography.