With great sadness, SBC announces the passing of LeRoy Barkman. From 1975-78 LeRoy began his ministry at SBC as a teacher in the high school. After 24 years of service as missionary and pastor in Alaska, Vanderhoof, BC, and Portage la Prairie, MB , LeRoy returned to SBC and SCHS to serve as the Head Librarian from 2002 - 2012. He retired in the summer of 2012.
In the winter of 2008, as I was finishing up my Master's program, I commented to my wife Trudy that I would love it if someone would pay me to study full-time. Little did I know that I would be hired on at SBC only a few months later. I came to SBC with a Masters in Leadership and Management, eager to apply my learning into my role as Communications Director and Faculty member.
The staff, faculty and alumni of Steinbach Bible College join with Thamby and the rest of the Oommen family in remembering the life of Ruth Oommen. Ruth served as a music teacher in both the high school and the college over a span of 36 years. Most recently she served as a voice instructor in the conservatory, retiring in 2006.