Terry White, former executive director of the Brethren Missionary Herald Company, the parent organization for GraceConnect, was featured Sunday as a “Senior Portrait” in the Fort Wayne, Ind., Journal Gazette. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article.
‘Mr. Winona History’ relishes community
Terry White accidentally stumbled on his new career when he was in his 70s.
Not that he needed another one.
His job history is almost as long and deep as the people and places he currently promotes.
The 78-year-old is known as “Mr. Winona History” in the Warsaw and Winona Lake area. His official title, however, is chief docent at the Winona History Center at Grace College.
White says his main work is “popularizing” the town’s history and talking to groups about it. He’s cautious about the use of the word historian in describing his role; instead he says, “I’m kind of a folksy one.”
What he means is he enjoys telling stories of the people and businesses, as well as outside connections to the area, that have made the small lake town in Kosciusko County a thriving and interesting place to be.
Now he shares those stories three days a week at the history center, as well as provide tours of the Billy Sunday Home.
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