Articles by David Ewert
By David Ewert
January 6, 2017
Frank C. Peters became president of Waterloo Lutheran University (which would later be renamed Wilfred Laurier University) used his leadership and relational skills to help that institution move from the private faith-based sector into the public sphere.
After retiring from the university and after the children had grown up, Frank and Melita returned to Winnipeg to pastor the Portage Avenue Mennonite Brethren Church In 1944, he married Lena Hamm, including 25 years at Mennonite Brethren Bible College in Winnipeg (now a part of Canadian Mennonite University Peters, a Mennonite Brethren pastor who became president of Waterloo Lutheran University and used his leadership and relational skills to help that institution move from the private faith-based sector into the public sphere, ultimately re-named Wilfrid Laurier University Actually, President Peters had to deal with three opposing constituencies: a substantial cohort of Lutheran faculty members who were determined to keep the university as it was; the Government of Ontario; and his employer, the Eastern Canada Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church