Historical Commission awards internship


Duerrstein selected for two-month internship

MB Historical Commission press releaseHC INTERN

Jordan Duerrstein is the recipient of the Mennonite Brethren Historical Commission’s summer archival internship for 2017. The selection committee chose Duerrstein from several strong candidates from various universities and colleges in the US and Canada.

As the summer intern, Duerrstein will spend a total of five weeks visiting each of the MB archival centers in North America (Fresno, Hillsboro, Winnipeg and Abbotsford) during the months of May and June. In addition to discovering the unique character of each of these Mennonite archives, he will explore the stories and images housed in them, especially pursuing his interest in Mennonite communal life: the theology that shaped it initially, the ways it has changed over time and the prospects for forming intentional communities of faith today.

“We are very pleased to award the archival internship to Jordan,” says Don Isaac, chair of the MB Historical Commission. “Hopefully it will be a rich experience for him and one that provides insights for the Commission, too. We see this as another part of our mandate to document and communicate the story of God’s work among us.”

Duerrstein is a seminary student at Wycliffe College at the University of Toronto, having completed both BEd and BMus degrees. Scott Street MB Church and Southridge Community Church in St. Catharines, Ontario, are both places he calls home. He is currently serving as a pastoral intern at FreeChurch Toronto. Jordan and his wife, Danielle, enjoy finding ways to combine downtown missional community living with Christian ministry.

The summer internship is made possible with support from U.S. and Canadian Mennonite Brethren Churches.



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