About the Swiss Mennonite Cultural and Historical Association

Origin

Seventy-three families of Swiss Mennonites migrated in 1874 from Kotosufka, Volhynia, Russia. Most of them settled in McPherson and Harvey Counties in Central Kansas. SMCHA was formed in 1973 to plan for a Centennial Celebration in 1974. Following the Centennial the organization continued to function with these objectives:

  • Collect and disseminate information concerning the spiritual and cultural history of Anabaptists of Swiss origin.
  • Engage in dramatic and artistic activities to better understand our heritage.
  • Offer scholarships and research grants to qualifying college and seminary students.
  • Attempt to interpret and relate in a meaningful way the faith of our Mennonite forebears to the present and future generations.
  • Provide maintenance for the Centennial Monument, the 1943 Marker, and the Hopefield Cemetery.

Officers & Committees

President Bob 2021
1962 E. 30th Peabody KS 66866
620-983-2348 (h) 620-877-0730 (c)
lavern@powwwer.net

Vice Pres Ron Preheim (Lois) 2019
3005 S Kansas Ave
Newton KS 67114
316-804-4713
loispreheim@gmail.com

Secretary Barbara Stucky (Ken) 2020
1809 Carnation VLG
Moundridge, KS 67107
620-345-8367 (h) 620-386-0186 (c)
bstucky39@mtelco.net

Treasurer Clemon Kaufman (Jane) 2021
Box 156
Pretty Prairie, KS 67570
620-459-6969
cjkaufman@embarqmail.com

Membership/Media Chairperson 2019
Kathy Goering (Randy)
1906 Carnation VLG
Moundridge KS 67107
620-345-8532 (h) 316-371-6189 (c)
kjgo@mtelco.net



Board of Trustees

EXEC Keith Albrecht (Mary) 2020
17009 NW 96TH Moundridge KS 67107
620-345-8363(h) 620-345-6576 (c)
albharvest@mtelco.net

Pat Rupp (Mark) 2021
2311 Cheyenne Rd.
Moundridge, KS 67107
620-345-2891(h) 620-345-6891 (c)
rupppat7@gmail.com

LaDeen Frey (Rod) 2021
112 West 26th St., PO Box 193
North Newton, KS 67117
316-283-8422 (h) 316-215-1045 (c)
ladeenfrey@gmail.com

Nancy Stucky (Dave) 2019
5784 NE 10th St.
Kingman KS 67068
620-532-5693 (c)
nancystucky@hotmail.com

Richard Stucky (Betty) 2019
1806 Magnolia Vlg
Moundridge KS 67107
620-345-8400 (h) 620-386-0250 (c)
rstucky@mtelco.net

Eugene H. Goering (Waneta) 2020
183 19th Ave
Moundridge KS 67107
620-345-8671 (h) 620-217-9371(c)
ehgoering@gmail.com

Roy Kaufman 2020
12429 W Dutch Ave
Moundridge KS 67107
620-345-8349 (h) 620-345-8349 (c)
rjjk@mtelco.net

Scholarship Committee

Roger Juhnke (Carol Flickinger)
328 Lakeshore Dr.
Newton KS 67114
316-283-0452
rjuhnke@gmail.com

Kerwin Graber 2019
44065 278th Street
Freeman, SD 57029
605-660-3382 (c)
krgraber@goldenwest.net

Research Committee

Wayne Goering (Danielle)
1952 Arrowhead Rd
Moundridge KS 67107
620-345-2150
wgdg@cox.net

Nominating Committee

Jim Stucky (Joanne) 2019
1905 Iris VLG
Moundridge, KS 67107
jjstucky8@gmail.com

Valetta Seymour 2020
2314 Rosewood, PO Box 156
North Newton KS 67117
620-217-7536
seymour2314@gmail.com

Sandra Zerger (John)
2021 909 Trinity Dr.
Newton, KS. 67114
316-239-4005
jzerger@cox net.

Hopefield Cemetery Sexton

Keith Albrecht (Mary)
17009 NW 96TH Moundridge KS 67107
620-345-8363(h) 620-345-6576 (c)
albharvest@mtelco.net

Hopefield Church Liaison

Scott Waltner (Kendra)
1622 Chisholm Rd
McPherson KS 67460
620-345-8358
chefkendra@mtelco.net

McPherson Historical Association Liaison

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Moundridge Historical Association Liaison

Robert Stucky (Cheryl)
37 17th Ave
Moundridge KS 67107
620-345-8306
rkcjstucky@mtelco.net

Genealogy Advisor

Betty Graber Hartzler (Ken)
135 Knarr Lane
Belleville PA 17004
717-917-0748 (h) 717-437-5886 (c)
hartzlerkb@gmail.com

Honorary Historian

James W. Krehbiel
300 Lincoln Highway Rd, Apt. 1
Charleston, IL 61920
217-348-6233
jwkrehbiel@mchsi.com

Attorney

Greg Stucky, Att.
1900 Epic Center, 301 N. Main
Wichita, KS 67201-0097
316-267-7361 (office)


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Our bylaws are available here.