Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary will honor Leonard Wiebe, former pastor of Faith Mennonite Church, Newton KS and former WDC church planter, and Frederick J. Speckeen during separate Zoom receptions on Tuesday, Dec. 7 — Wiebe from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Eastern Time, and Speckeen from 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. ET. (The link can be obtained by emailing

Wiebe was selected as one of two alumni for this recognition. Alumni Director Janeen Bertsche Johnson (MDiv 1989) noted that for three years, AMBS has selected two alumni for recognition — one for contributions in congregational ministry; and one for contributions in teaching, mission work, peace work, spiritual direction, or another ministry.

“As we looked through this year’s nominations, we were impressed by the rich service that Fred and Leonard have given over their lifetimes — Fred in administrative leadership and Leonard as a pastor and church planter,” she reflected. “We hope their stories inspire others to see seminary education as a vital gift for whatever professional path they may take.”

The full article about this recognition can be found below.