Senior Fellow

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John Rempel was born in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada in 1944. He received an MDiv degree at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary and earned a ThD at the Toronto School of Theology. Rempel’s thesis concerned the Lord’s Supper in early Anabaptism. His teaching as well as his pastoral ministry in various settings have focused on worship, church unity, and peacemaking. He was a member of the Hymnal Committee of Hymnal: A Worship Book and editor of the Minister’s Manual (1998). He is a member of a six year dialogue of Mennonites with Lutherans and Roman Catholics concerning their different theologies and practices of baptism. His next book, entitled Sacrament and Ritual in the Free Church, is forthcoming in 2018 with InterVarsity Press. After being Mennonite chaplain at the University of Waterloo and lecturer at Conrad Grebel College (1973-89) he became the minister of a new Mennonite congregation in New York City (1989-2000). His involvements in peace making led him to become the liaison for the Mennonite Central Committee at the United Nations (1991-2003). He then taught Anabaptist studies and historical theology at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary for nine years before taking a position as Director of the Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre where he is currently a Senior Fellow. He is on the preaching team of Grace Mennonite Church in St. Catharines.

Affiliation: 
Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre

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