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Woodrow Gospel Chapel Source: Church website
The Woodrow Gospel Chapel in Woodrow, Saskatchewan began services in 1909, and formally organized in 1910 with a membership of 28. The first building was occupied in 1916, with a subsequent building program in 1958. George Reimche is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through immigration from North Dakota. Woodrow was originally known as Hoffnungsfeld.

Other leaders that served prior to 1960 included John Ollenberger, Ludwig Seibel, E. J. Lautermilch and Samuel Sutter. Randy Chase served as pastor from 1997 to 2005.

In 1965 there were 100 members; in 1975, 71; in 1985, 73; in 1994, 58; in 2000, 55. The congregation has been affiliated with the Saskatchewan Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches, the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches and the General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches. The language of worship is English; the transition from German occurred in the 1930s.

The congregation celebrated its 100th anniversary on 26-27 June 2010. At that time the congregation had 42 members.


Mennonite Brethren Herald (27 May 1988): 65.

Toews, John A. A History of the Mennonite Brethren Church: Pilgrims and Pioneers. Fresno, CA, 1975: 160.

Additional Information

Address: Box 57, Woodrow SK S0H 4M0

Telephone: 306-472-3759

Woodrow Gospel Chapel Leading Ministers

Minister Years
Randy Chase  1997-2005
Ross Kennedy 2006-2007
Richard Hovey  2010-2012
Rick Hawreschuk 2013-present

Author(s) Jacob I. Regehr
Marlene Epp
Date Published May 2013

Cite This Article

MLA style

Regehr, Jacob I. and Marlene Epp. "Woodrow Gospel Chapel (Woodrow, Saskatchewan, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. May 2013. Web. 28 Feb 2015.,_Saskatchewan,_Canada)&oldid=93946.

APA style

Regehr, Jacob I. and Marlene Epp. (May 2013). Woodrow Gospel Chapel (Woodrow, Saskatchewan, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 28 February 2015, from,_Saskatchewan,_Canada)&oldid=93946.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 977. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.

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