The Brethren in Christ Church lost a dedicated churchman and lay leader with the passing of Dr. Harold H. Engle on December 20.
Read his obituary.
Engle — or “Doc” as he was affectionately known to many — served for many years on the Messiah College Board of Trustees, acting as chair for many years. He also gave quite generously to the Sider Institute for Anabaptist, Pietist and Weslyan Studies, establishing the Wittlinger Endowment to fund programs like the Wittlinger Chapel Series and the Wittlinger Scholars Program.
At the denominational level, he was also active for many years on the Brethren in Christ’s Board for Christian Education and Board for World Missions. He was a long-time member of the Palmyra Brethren in Christ Church, where he served in Christian education and as a deacon.
I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Engle only once, while volunteering at Messiah Village (his retirement home for many years) as a student at Messiah College. I remember him as being friendly and talkative.
The Search for Piety and Obedience mourns the loss of this great servant of the Brethren in Christ Church.