One of the four ministers who left the Sommerfeld Mennonite Church was Peter S. Zacharias, who gave strong leadership to the congregation in Reinland until he died in 1957. In 1958 George Zacharias was elected leader, serving until his resignation in 1980. At that time, Ed Zacharias, son of Peter S. Zacharias, was chosen to replace him. In 1984 Ed Zacharias resigned and Loren Guenther was installed as pastor. Darrell Dyck served as pastor from 1 February 1994 to 30 June 2003. He then went to Belize to work in the Blue Creek Evangelical Mennonite Mission church. Roy Hiebert served as the congregation's last minister from 2005 until the church's closure on 7 September 2008.
The language of worship was English and German; the transition to English occurred in the 1970s.
EMMC Recorder (November 1988): 4; (December 1988): 4; (October/November 2008): 12.
Heppner, Jack. Search for Renewal: the Story of the Rudnerweider/Evangelical Mennonite Mission Conference 1937-1987. Winnipeg: EMMC, 1987.
Oral history presented by Frank Zacharias at 50th anniversary celebrations 7 August 1988.
Zacharias, Peter D. Reinland: an Experience in Community. Reinland: Reinland Centennial Committee, 1976, 350 pp.
Archival Records:Mennonite Heritage Centre, Winnipeg, MB: Volume 5305.
|Richard D. Thiessen|
|Date Published||July 2010|
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Epp, Marlene and Richard D. Thiessen. (July 2010). Reinland Evangelical Mennonite Mission Church (Winkler, Manitoba, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 19 December 2013, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Reinland_Evangelical_Mennonite_Mission_Church_(Winkler,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=93364.
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