Pleasant View Mennonite Church (Mount Pleasant, Iowa, USA)

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The Pleasant View Mennonite Church, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, USA, began in Bible School programs launched by the Sugar Creek Mennonite Church at the Lee Town Mission in 1955. It began a Sunday school program in 1957, followed by a formal congregation.

The Sugar Creek congregation built a new church building in a newer area of Mt. Pleasant in 1958. The first service in the new Pleasant View Church was held on 19 October 1958. The next 10 years saw significant growth in the congregation, requiring the addition of a larger sanctuary with a basement and increasing the size of the fellowship room, kitchen, and classrooms. This building was dedicated on 30 June 1968.

As part of the realignment of the Mennonite Church (MC) and General Conference Mennonite Church into Mennonite Church USA, Pleasant View Mennonite was among the congregations that joined the new Central Plains Mennonite Conference in 2000.

After the departure of Beth Peachey Miller, the congregation sold its building at 1101 North Lucas Street. In 2023 the remainder of the congregation continued to meet on Sunday mornings at Grace Community Friends Church in Mt. Pleasant.

In 2023 the congregation remained part of the Central Plains Conference of Mennonite Church USA.


"First services were held...." Gospel Herald 51, no. 45 (11 November 1958): 1072.

Miller, Marcus. "60th Anniversary Information Pleasant View Mennonite Church." Pleasant View Mennonite Church. 2018. Web. 13 June 2023.

Yoder, Holly Blosser. The same spirit: History of Iowa-Nebraska Mennonites. Freeman, S.D.: Central Plains Mennonite Conference, 2003: 275.

Additional Information

Meeting Address: Grace Community Friends Church, 1105 East Henry Street, Mount Pleasant, Iowa 52641



Denominational Affiliations: Central Plains Mennonite Conference

Mennonite Church USA

Pastoral Leaders at Pleasant View Mennonite Church

Name Years
of Service
Glen A. Richard (1916-2011) 1957-1977
John Abraham 1981-1981
Eugene C. Garber (1925-2003) (Interim) 1982-1985
Charles Lyon 1985-1989
David W. Boshart 1989-1996
Herbert L. Yoder (1929-2021) (Interim) 1997
Marc Hershberger 1997-2004
Robert Hartzler (Interim) 2004-2005
John E. Zimmerman 2005-2012
David Schooley & Joe Telgren III (Interim) 2012-2013
John Yoder Schrock (Interim) 2014-2015
Beth Peachey Miller 2016-2021

Membership at Pleasant View Mennonite Church

Year Membership
1960 38
1970 75
1980 105
1990 84
2000 113
2009 91
2020 40

Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published June 2023

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Steiner, Samuel J. "Pleasant View Mennonite Church (Mount Pleasant, Iowa, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. June 2023. Web. 17 Apr 2024.,_Iowa,_USA)&oldid=175907.

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Steiner, Samuel J. (June 2023). Pleasant View Mennonite Church (Mount Pleasant, Iowa, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 17 April 2024, from,_Iowa,_USA)&oldid=175907.

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