Katie Funk Wiebe, professor emerita of Tabor College (Kan.), retired in 1990 after twenty-four years of teaching English at Tabor. She attended the Mennonite Brethren Bible College for two years and is a graduate of Tabor College (B.A.) and Wichita State University (M.A.). She is now working as a free-lance writer.
In addition to hundreds of articles, Wiebe has written or edited eighteen books. These include such Herald Press books as her 1994 Prayers of an Omega: Facing the Transitions of Aging; Bless Me Too, My Father; Good Times with Old Times: How to Write Your Memoirs; and Bridging the Generations. She has also written Life After Fifty: A Positive Look at Aging in the Faith Community; and Alone: A Search for Joy. Wiebe was a columnist for The Christian Leader for thirty years. She has written four adult study guides. She was editor of Rejoice! (an inter-Mennonite devotional guide) for nearly five years. She continues as a workshop leader on topics primarily related to the older adult.
Wiebe grew up in Saskatchewan, the daughter of Russian Mennonite immigrants. In the Funk home, storytelling was part of the family tradition. She moved to Kansas in 1962.
She has traveled to India, Bangladesh, Nepal, the Soviet Union, Europe, and most recently to Central America with a Mennonite Central Committee learning group.
Wiebe is a member of the board of the Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies in Hillsboro and the Shepherds Center, an older adult learning program, in Wichita.Wiebe attends the First Mennonite Brethren Church in Wichita, Kansas, where she now lives. She has three children and six grandchildren.
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