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Kevin Enns-Rempel

School of Humanities, Religion and Social Sciences

Education history

  • Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), San Jose State University, 2015
  • M.A., historic resources management, University of California, Riverside, 1984
  • B.A., history, Fresno Pacific College, 1982 - magna cum laude


Honors and Awards

  • Governor's Preservation Award, State of California, 2009
  • Preservation Design Award, California Preservation Foundation, 2008
  • President's Distinguished Service Award, Fresno Pacific University, 2007
  • Russell and Pat Fey Memorial Preservationist of the Year Award, City of Fresno, 2006
  • John Horsch Mennonite History Essay Contest winner, 1985

Professional Experience

  • Member, Fresno Audubon Society Board of Directors, 1999-present
  • Member, City of Fresno Historic Preservation Commission, 1996-2009
  • Member, Jackson Neighborhood Association Executive Committee, 1993-1995
  • Member, Beth Anne Harnish Memorial Lecture Committee, 1990-1992

Selected works

  • Fresno Pacific University: the First 75 Years (Arcadia Publishing, 2020).
  • “Fresno Pacific University: An Historical Overview of 75 Years.” Pacific Journal (2019).
  • “Mennonites in California: Beyond the Stereotypes.” Presentation to Mennonite(s) Writing Conference VII, Fresno, Calif. (2015).
  • “The Birds That Asked Me to Come Out and Play.” Pacific Journal (2013).
  • “‘Missing the Point’: The Development of Mennonite Brethren Church Building Design in North America, 1880-1960.” Paper presented to the California Mennonite Historical Society (2009).
  • “The City of Fresno: A Brief History of its Growth and Development.” In Architecture, Ethnicity and Historic Landscapes of California's San Joaquin Valley (2008).
  • “Health, Wealth, and Ministry: An Overview of Mennonite Presence in California,” Mennonite Historical Bulletin (2007).
  • “Always a Greener Pasture: Mennonite Settlement in Western North America, 1885-1940.” Journal of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (2004).
  • “A Merger That Never Was: The Conference of Evangelical Mennonites, 1953-1962.” Mennonite Life (1993).
  • “The Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches and the Quest for Religious Identity.” Mennonite Quarterly Review (1989).

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