Telling a difficult story

Telling a difficult story

On Tuesday January 8, 7:00 to 8:30pm, our saint ben’s Emotional Wellness Network presents a session led by Ken Reddig, on living with the fall-out from child sexual abuse.

As a boy of 12, Ken was sexually abused and has lived with the effects which left him with severe depression and a tendency towards suicide. He will tell his story and encourage persons living with mental illness, and their family and friends, to better cope with chronic depression and work at ways to live positively within family, church and society.

Ken Reddig grew up on a small farm in central Kansas. He earned a BA from Tabor College in Education and then attended seminary in Indiana where he graduated with a Master of Divinity degree. In the midst of his studies he and his spouse Willa, spent several years working with Mennonite Central Committee in Jordan and France. Ken has pastored a small church in North Dakota and from there moved to Canada where he taught at Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute. With his interest in history he worked as archivist for the Mennonite Brethren of Canada, Mennonite Church Canada and the Provincial Archives of Manitoba and in the process earned a Masters Degree in history from the University of Manitoba. More recently he was the Executive Director of Mennonite Central Committee Manitoba and worked in fund-raising for MCC and Eden Health Care Services. He currently works for Eden on a retirement basis.

These kinds of conversations are very important for the church to engage. The session will be held in the small chapel at All Saints, and we ask that you use the main Broadway doors to enter.

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