This page was created and is maintained by Kevin Enns-Rempel. I am the Director of Hiebert Library at Fresno Pacific University. Prior to becoming Library Director, I 've been the archivist at FPU since 1984. In addition to my work in the library, I have taught various courses in the history program at FPU. My research interests have primarily been in the area of Mennonite history, particularly focusing on the history of Mennonite migrations in western North America during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
From 1996 until 2009 I was a member of the City of Fresno's History Preservation Commission, serving for several of those years as Chair of the Commission. In 2006 I was given the Russell and Pat Fey Memorial Preservationist of the Year Award by the City of Fresno. I served on the local planning committee for the Vernacular Architecture Forum's 2008 annual meeting in Fresno, and was a member of the editorial committee for the book Architecture, Ethnicity and Historic Landscapes of Californias San Joaquin Valley (2008), which was published for that conference.
In my spare time I enjoy birding, and am a past president of Fresno Audubon Society. I am currently the coordinator for the annual Lost Lake Christmas Bird Count.
I am very grateful to John Edward Powell for the considerable assistance he has given to me on this website. JP wrote most of the architects' biographies, provided some of the photographs, and first sparked my interest in historic preservation and architectural research in the early 1990s. It's safe to say that without his generosity, dedication and enthusiasm, it would never have occurred to me to undertake this project.