Whitewater Mennonite Church (Boissevain, Manitoba, Canada)

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The Whitewater Mennonite congregation at Boissevain, Manitoba, began services in 1925, and formally organized on 18 April 1927. The first building was occupied in 1939 with a subsequent building program in 1960. Franz F. Enns is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through immigration from the Soviet Union. The Whitewater church had seven branch congregations: Whitewater, Rivers, Ninga, Lena, Crystal City, Manitou, and Mather.


Canadian Mennonite (14 October 1960): 5.

Dyck, Robert. "The History of the Whitewater Mennnonite Church." Research paper, Canadian Mennonite Bible College, 1980, 35 pp. Mennonite Heritage Centre.

History of the Whitewater Mennonite Church, Boissevain, Manitoba, 1927-1987. 1987.

Mennonite Reporter (16 May 1977): 4.

Neufeld, G. G. Die Geschichte der Whitewater Mennoniten Gemeinden in Manitoba, Canada 1925-1965. Altona: D. W. Friesen, 1967, 242 pp.

Peters, Alvin H. "A History of the Whitewater Mennonite Church." Research paper, Canadian Mennonite Bible College, 1967, 13 pp. Mennonite Heritage Centre.

Tiessen, Valentine. "The Whitewater Mennonite Settlement." Research paper, Canadian Mennonite Bible College, 1956, 25 pp. Mennonite Heritage Centre.

Archival Records

Mennonite Heritage Centre Archives, Winnipeg, MB: Volumes 40, 661, 2633, 2934, 3918, 4447, 5316.

Additional Information

Mailing Address: Box 715, Boissevain, MB R0K 0E0

Location: 158 Aberdeen Street, Boissevain, Manitoba

Telephone: 204-534-2996

Denominational Affiliations:

Conference of Mennonites in Manitoba / Mennonite Church Manitoba

Conference of Mennonites in Canada / Mennonite Church Canada (1928-present)

General Conference Mennonite Church (1929-1999)

Whitewater Mennonite Church Ministers

Minister Years of Service
Franz F. Enns 1931-1939
Gerhard G. Neufeld 1930-1995
Peter Janzen 1931-1942
Abr. Neufeld 1931-1936
Gerhard G. Neufeld 1931-1949
Jacob Born 1932-1964
Peter Harms 1950-1957
Bernhard Neufeld 1950-1974
Ed Cornelsen 1958-1965
Jacob Harms 1958-1970
Jake Neufeld 1967-1994
Peter Peters 1971-1989
Werner Neufeld 1972-1973
Henry Harder 1982-1983
Reuben Siemens 1985-1986
Valery Isbicki 1987-1989
Al Rempel 1995-2000
Peter Janzen 2001-2002
Wally Kroeker 1999-2011
Judith Froese Doell 2002-2011
Erwin Warkentin, interim 2011-2013
Wes Goertzen 2014-present

Whitewater Mennonite Church Membership

Year Members
1965 230
1975 255
1985 265
1995 192
2000 180

Author(s) Marlene Epp
Date Published January 2012

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