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The Buck Creek Mennonite Church of Richland Center, Wisconsin had its roots in a Sunday school outreach to the area by the Noah Hege family in 1963. Initially meetings were held in the community center. In 1968 some Conservative Mennonite Conference congregations in the Kalona, Iowa area investigated planting a church at Richland Center. Minister Jesse Beachy and a few other families moved to the area. A former United Brethren church building was purchased at that time.

The rural nature of the congregation has meant that moving away of families has a large impact on the congregation and the operation of the Christian Day School that has been part of the congregation. The congregation was unaffiliated until 1981 despite its early Conservative Mennonite Conference connections. It then joined the Midwest Mennonite Fellowship.


"Buck Creek Mennonite Church." Midwest Mennonite Focus 20, no. 1 (January-February 1999): 12-13.

Mennonite Church Directory (2009).

Mosemann, Earl. "Buck Creek Mennonite Church." Midwest Mennonite Focus 5, no. 4 (July-August 1984): 9-10.

Additional Information

Address: 19092 Irish Drive, Richland Center, Wisconsin

Phone: 608-647-6452

Denominational Affiliation: Midwest Mennonite Fellowship

Buck Creek Mennonite Church Pastoral Leaders 

Name Years of Service
Jesse Beachy 1968-1978
Earl Mosemann 1980-1992 
Enos Yoder  1983-1993 
Dale Kulp, Bishop 2007- 1991- 
Steve Graber  2005- 

Buck Creek Mennonite Church Membership

Year Members
1985 33
1999  45
 2009 39


Map:Buck Creek Mennonite Church (Richland Center, Wisconsin)

Author(s) Sam Steiner
Date Published August 2011

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Steiner, Sam. "Buck Creek Mennonite Church (Richland Center, Wisconsin, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. August 2011. Web. 3 Dec 2016.,_Wisconsin,_USA)&oldid=62673.

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Steiner, Sam. (August 2011). Buck Creek Mennonite Church (Richland Center, Wisconsin, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 3 December 2016, from,_Wisconsin,_USA)&oldid=62673.

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