Our motto

Helping young people reach their full potential spiritually and academically so they’re empowered to make a difference.

History

UMEI began as a Bible school in the winter of 1944 – 45. The program soon expanded to include grade nine and ten courses and after it was incorporated in 1946, UMEI offered a complete high school education.

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Mission

Anchored in the Anabaptist tradition, UMEI Christian High School exists to educate the whole person, cultivating full academic, spiritual and individual potential, in order to make young people “doers of the word” in the community.

Accreditation

UMEI Christian High School proudly offers education in Grades 9-12. Our high school students are provided with Ontario Ministry of Education Curriculum and earn the Ontario Secondary Schools Diploma (OSSD).

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“It takes passionate teachers to lead to passionate students.  At UMEI, teachers work with the students to not only encourage learning, but also help them discover how to learn.”

Tess Huy (2011)

LETTER FROM OUR PRINCIPAL

I’m of the firm belief that you want more from your academic experience than simply deep and intensive classroom instruction.

So at UMEI Christian High School we take the idea of a young person’s “academic development” a step further.

I lead a dynamic and passionate staff that will help you cultivate your full academic, spiritual, and individual potential.

It’s our deeper focus on “whole-person” education and growth, anchored in the Anabaptist tradition, which gives you the opportunity to become a “doer of the word” in your community.

Plus I’m passionate about getting to know each of my students both inside and outside of the classroom.

This comprehensive approach builds an atmosphere that creates a tight-knit community, nurtures faith, and fosters long-term friendships.

I would like to extend you an invitation to be part of the next generation of young men and women who will go out into your communities to share the faith, talents, and skills nurtured here at UMEI Christian High.

So please consider joining us, won’t you?

Sonya Bedal
principal@umei.ca

Our Staff

Sonya Bedal

Sonya Bedal

Principal, Guidance Counselor
BA, B.Ed, OCT
Abby Neufeld Dick

Abby Neufeld Dick

Director of Advancement
BKI
Darcy Bults

Darcy Bults

Teacher, Athletic Director
BA, B.Ed, OCT
Anna Hillner

Anna Hillner

Teacher
BA, B.Ed, OCT
Nancy Loewen

Nancy Loewen

Teacher, Learning Support
BA, B.Ed, OCT
Wesley Shuttleworth

Wesley Shuttleworth

Teacher, Music Director
BA, B.Ed, OCT, B.Mus
John Fittler

John Fittler

Teacher,
BSc, B.Ed, OCT
Joel Warkentin

Joel Warkentin

Teacher
BTH, BA, B.Ed, OCT
Chani Wiens

Chani Wiens

Teacher
BBA, B.Ed, OCT
Ellen Warkentin

Ellen Warkentin

Finance Manager
Monica Hildebrand

Monica Hildebrand

Administrative Assistant
Ken Brown

Ken Brown

Maintenance
Mandy Brown

Mandy Brown

Custodian, Maintenance

2015 – 2016 Board of Directors

Evelyn Greenwood

Vice Chair

Steve Enns

Vice-Chair

Carolyn Warkentin

Secretary

Shannon McCormick

Treasurer

Suzanne Balzer

Board Member

Jennifer Driedger

Board Member

Lisa Foulon

Board Member

Ken Hildebrandt

Board Member

Luanne Kehl

Board Member

Jeff Konrad

BOARD MEMBER

Janet Konrad

Board Member

Jim Tiessen

Board Member

Doug Toews

Board Member