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President and Sister Reber Are New Leaders at the MTC

  • February 13, 2012

President and Sister Reber are now at the helm of the Missionary Training Center- MTC


President Kenneth Reber and his wife Janet are now serving as President and Companion for the South Africa Missionary Training Centre in Roodepoort, South Africa.  The Rebers arrived in January to fill the vacancy left when President and Sister Christensen returned to their home in the United States after two years leading the MTC.

President and Sister Reber have a wealth of service experience in the Church- especially with Young single Adults. They served as a senior missionary “Outreach” couple with the Young Single Adults in Salzburg, Austria.  Sister Reber says that mission was “one of my best experiences.”

President Reber presided over the Austria Vienna Mission which covered missionaries serving in Yugoslavia as well as Austria.  When civil war erupted in Yugoslavia, the mission included both sides of the conflict. By the end of hostilities, Yugoslavia was replaced by several countries, three of which- Slovenia, Croatia, and Serbia- had missionaries reporting to President Reber.  During his tenure, President Reber presided over the first missionaries who opened up Albania to the preaching of the Gospel.

Other Church callings held by President Reber include stake patriarch, counsellor in a stake presidency, bishop, temple sealer and ordinance worker and missionary in the Germany Munich Mission.

A teacher by training, President Reber taught German in High School and at the University level in the United States (Arizona State University and University of Nevada Las Vegas).  He also coached high school basketball, baseball and track and has been a Seminary and Institute teacher. President Reber graduated from Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah, United States and continues to be a fan of BYU sports.

Sister Reber loves children.  Leading the singing in Primary is one of her favourite callings.  Sister Reber’s interests include Family History and Temple work, gardening, jogging, keeping a journal (since 1964!), and playing games.

The Rebers are parents of eight children and grandparents of 18.  Welcome to the South Africa Missionary Training Centre, President and Sister Reber!