The church in Kitchener began meeting in 1989 and today is composed of over 130 saints, plus 40 children, who live in Kitchener, Waterloo, Wilmot Township and Guelph, an area of over 700,000 people. For the last two years, the church has been in contact with and caring for three clusters of former Mennonite saints (same background as the saints in Belize) comprising some 20 families of about 50 adults and 60 children.
The City of Kitchener
Kitchener is a city in Southern Ontario, Canada, just over an hour west of Toronto. It is part of a tri-city group comprising over 500,000 people, with two universities and a Polytechnical college together comprising over 64,900 undergraduate and graduate students. Nearby, the city of Guelph, where 20 saints live and meet as a district of Kitchener, there is the University of Guelph, composed of an additional 32,000 students.
Kitchener and Waterloo are considered “twin cities,” which are often referred to jointly as “Kitchener-Waterloo,” although they have separate municipal governments. Including Cambridge, the three cities are known as “the tri-cities.” The tri-cities area is known for its high concentration of information technology companies leading it to be frequently characterized as “Canada’s Silicon Valley.” For more information see City-Data Profile and Official City Website.
City Population – 233,222