Rev. Dr. Martin Rumscheidt

We were fortunate to have a visit from the Rev. Dr. Martin Rumscheidt last week. Martin established an immediate connection with our students as he shared his experiences of growing up in Germany during and after the Holocaust. Martin was moved by the curiosity and passion of our students and I was quite proud of how our kids reacted to his powerful message. Here is some more information on Martin:

The Rev. Dr. Martin Rumscheidt is an ordained United Church minister and retired professor of theology, Atlantic School of Theology, Halifax, Nova Scotia. H. Martin Rumscheidt was born in 1935 in Leuna, Germany, the third child of Carl and Marie Rumscheidt; the family lived in Germany until 1949 before moving to Switzerland and, in 1952, to Canada. His father was a mid-level executive officer of I.G. Farben, the multinational he worked for from 1927 until 1965. Rumscheidt is an ordained minister of the United Church of Canada, having studied theology at McGill University, Montreal. From 1970 until his retirement in 2002, he taught at universities and seminaries in Canada. His major research is in Protestant theology since 1800, the church in the former German Democratic Republic, and the Holocaust.