Our history

1986 – The PCDA is created and the Menno Simons Centre is purchased.

1987 – The first Abendmusik concert is held. (more information here)

1988 – Major renovations are completed at the Menno Simons Centre

1990 – Student Ministry Symposium

1991 – Anabaptist Lecture Series

1993 – Anabaptist Chair at Regent College created – Abendmusik performs 50th concert

1994 – Abendmusik begins performing at Knox United Church

1995 – Purpose and Planning Committee begins organization evaluation

1996-99 – St. Petersburg Christian College Project conducted

1998-99 – Anabaptism in Dialog Lecture Series

2000 – Renovations are completed on the Centre washrooms – Abendmusik performs 100th concert

2002 – The Sun Room addition is completed at the Centre

2006Faith and Life Integration Program begins

2007 – Abendmusik performs 150th concert

2008 – Urban Gardening begins at the Menno Simons Centre

2016 – The PCDA celebrates 30 years!

2017 – Deposit made on the property at 2026 Wesbrook Mall for a future new student residence


To learn more about the history of the Pacific Centre for Discipleship and the Menno Simons Centre, read the April 2006 paper Ministry to Mennonite University Students in British Columbia (53KB PDF) by John Friesen, Ph.D.