Approximately 150 MHV volunteers participated in the annual Volunteer Appreciation event last week. This represents roughly half of our registered volunteers. The Livery Barn Restaurant staff provided a great snack of sausage buns, cheese, pickles, desserts, and coffee. John Klippenstein, our President and Board Chair, along with some staff members, offered words of gratitude for the significant contribution the volunteers made this year. Jared Nickel and friends provided quality musical entertainment for the group. We realize again and again how fortunate MHV is to have this committed group of volunteers.

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Gary is responsible for the overall management of MHV. Guiding the staff, informing the board, and networking with officials, volunteers, corporate sponsors, individual donors and other guests. He has a business diploma and a MA in Global Studies from Providence Theological Seminary. With his family he did humanitarian work for 18 years in Asia, including being a CEO of a Compost Enterprise in China. He loves to discuss the Mennonite story and how it is relevant in our world. Learn more about the MHV. is Steinbach's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.