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Howard Jacob Zehr

clergyman

Howard Jacob Zehr, American clergyman.

Background

Zehr, Howard Jacob was born on March 24, 1916 in Deer Creek, Illinois, United States. Son of Jacob and Elizabeth Ann (Wolber) Zehr.

Education

Student Goshen (Indiana) College, 1938-1941, Bachelor of Arts, Northern Baptist Seminary, Chicago, 1942. Bachelor of Arts, Th.B. Goshen College Biblical Seminary, 1962.

Career

Ordained to ministry Mennonite Church, 1942. Pastor, Freeport, Illinois, 1942-1950, Peoria, Illinois, 1950-1952, Fisher, Illinois, 1952-1958, Elkhart, Indiana, 1958-1964. General secretary South Central Mennonite Conference, 1964-1966.

Assistant moderator Mennonite General Conference, 1955-1957, member ministerial committee, 1961-1965, executive secretary conference, 1966-1972. Associate secretary Mennonite Board Congregational Ministries, 1972-1977. Member Executive Committee Mennonite Board Education, 1951-1955, vice president, 1955-1956.

Moderator Illinois Mennonite Conference, 1952-1953, 55-56.

Membership

Member ministerial com.

Connections

Married Edna Good, June 21, 1942. Children: Howard Jay, Edward Daniel, Ellen Elizabeth, Jonathan Philip.

father:
Jacob Zehr

mother:
Elizabeth Ann (Wolber) Zehr

spouse:
Edna Good

children:
Howard Jay Zehr

Edward Daniel Zehr

Ellen Elizabeth Zehr

Jonathan Philip Zehr