Dr. Rob Reimer Steps Down as President of Steinbach Bible College
[STEINBACH, MB – November 22, 2021] Steinbach Bible College has announced today that Dr. Rob Reimer has informed the Board of Directors that the 2021-22 school year will be his last year serving as President of SBC, concluding his service on April 30, 2022.
Dr. Reimer joined SBC in 2007 after serving in various churches and ministries across North America. He has served in this role for the past fifteen years, making him the third-longest serving president in the history of the college. His wife, Myrna, has also served at SBC since 2014 as an adjunct faculty member leading the Children’s Ministry focus area.
“The past fifteen years have been the most amazing ministry experience of my life,” Reimer recalled. “I am so thankful for all those who have been part of the SBC family. You have made my time at SBC so special. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at SBC and will miss the many people who make this place so special.”
Under Reimer’s leadership, the college refocused on a mission for ‘empowering servant leaders to follow Jesus, serve the Church, and engage the world’ within an evangelical Anabaptist perspective. The student population has become more diverse, both internationally and denominationally, and has seen consistent student enrollment each year. A women’s dorm residence facility was constructed and opened on campus in 2013, and SBC legally separated from Steinbach Christian School in 2019 to become two distinct institutions. His stable presence has also helped guide the college throughout the past 20 months during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Rob has been a blessing to not only the college, he’s been blessing to the community,” SBC Board Chair Trevor Arsenault stated. “We wish him blessings as he explores the next chapter of his life.”
The board has organized a Presidential search committee, who are currently moving forward with the hiring the next president of SBC for the 2022-23 academic year.
“As a Board, we want to ensure our students, staff, alumni, and supporters that we are in the process of determining the next steps of obtaining a new president who will continue to keep the vision and mission of SBC,” Arsenault said.
“I invite our community to keep the college in your prayers, and to pray for our students, faculty, and staff as we all seek to be faithful to God’s calling in our life,” Reimer concluded.
Applications are already being accepted for the upcoming vacancy. Go to sbcollege.ca/president-position-opportunity to view the full job description.