MBF breaks ground for new headquarters


New building projected to be completed in May 2017

MB Foundation press release

The ground breaking team of (left to right )Chris Biggs, Bruce Jost, Jon Wiebe, Joel SooHoo, Stan Shelden and Marv Schellenberg officially turn over the sod to mark the beginning of the MB Foundation building project in Hillsboro, Kan. Photo provided by MB Foundation

MB Foundation (MBF) staff and guests gathered July 19 to officially break ground on the new MB Foundation Corporate Headquarters building at 200 East D Street in Hillsboro, Kan. MBF is the U.S. Mennonite Brethren stewardship ministry.

The new building will be over 8,800 square feet and will be completely handicap accessible. The projected completion date of the building is May 2017.

“We are excited for this opportunity that we have been given and look forward to being able to grow our ministry and better serve our constituency and the entire Hillsboro community,” says Jon C. Wiebe, MBF president and CEO.

Wiebe kicked off the ceremony with a welcome and brief history of MBF. “We take very seriously what has been entrusted to our care and with much prayer and deliberation have decided that a new building will help us to continue to serve this community and our nationwide constituency with excellence,” said Wiebe.

Vice president Bruce Jost shared a passage of Scripture and introduced the groundbreaking team of Wiebe, Jost, Joel SooHoo, MBF vice president and treasurer; Stan Shelden, architect; Chris Biggs, project manager; and Marv Schellenberg, USMB Leadership Board vice chair. Schellenberg closed the ceremony with a word of prayer.

Periodic updates on the project are available at www.mbfoundation.com/buildingproject.



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