Hillcrest Mennonite Church (New Hamburg, Ontario, Canada)

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Hillcrest Mennonite Church, New Hamburg, ON.

Hillcrest Mennonite Church is located in New Hamburg, Ontario, 1.5 km west of New Hamburg at Hwy 7 & 8 and Waterloo Regional Rd. 1.

The congregation began services and formally organized in 1964. The first building was occupied in 1964. Henry Yantzi is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through church planting from East Zorra Mennonite in 1964 due to the latter's increasing numbers.


"Hillcrest Mennonite Church, New Hamburg, Ontario" (1976), 12 pp.; Mennonites in Canada collection "70-Hillcrest," Mennonite Archives of Ontario.

Lichti, Fred. A History of the East Zorra (Amish) Mennonite Church 1837-1977. Tavistock, Ontario: East Zorra Mennonite Church, 1977, 132 pp.

Kaethler, Andy. "History of Hillcrest Mennonite Church." Research paper, Canadian Mennonite Bible College. Mennonite Heritage Centre.

Unpublished histories, 1979 and 1984, part of 15th and 20th anniversary celebrations.

Archival Records

Mennonite Archives of Ontario.

Additional Information

Address: 1056 Huron Street, New Hamburg, ON

Phone: 519-662-1577

Website: http://hillcrestmc.ca/

Denominational Affiliations:

Western Ontario Mennonite Conference (1964-1988)

Mennonite Church (1964-1999)

Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (1988-present)

Conference of Mennonites in Canada / Mennonite Church Canada (1995-present)

Ordained Leaders at Hillcrest Mennonite Church

Name Years
of Service
Henry Yantzi 1964-1976
Gerald Good 1977-1989
Harold Schlegel (Associate) 1987-1989
Maurice Martin 1989-2000
Mary Schiedel 1991-1997
Jan Steckley 1998-present
Glenn Zehr
Henry Regehr 2002-2006
David Driedger (Associate) 2007-2010
Kevin Peters Unrau (Associate) 2011-present

Hillcrest Mennonite Church Membership

Year Members
1965 162
1975 207
1985 229
1995 250
2000 251
2015 250


Map:Hillcrest Mennonite Church (New Hamburg, Ontario, Canada)

Author(s) Marlene Epp
Date Published January 1989

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Epp, Marlene. "Hillcrest Mennonite Church (New Hamburg, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. January 1989. Web. 27 Sep 2020. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Hillcrest_Mennonite_Church_(New_Hamburg,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=141798.

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Epp, Marlene. (January 1989). Hillcrest Mennonite Church (New Hamburg, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 27 September 2020, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Hillcrest_Mennonite_Church_(New_Hamburg,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=141798.

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