Owen E. Burkholder has been married to Ruth Ann Augsburger for 39 years. They have 3 daughters and 2 grandchildren to date. Owen has been conference minister for Virginia Mennonite Conference for 15 years. Born to church-planting parents in Alberta, Canada, Owen has a B.A. from the University of Alberta (Edmonton), and a M. Div. from Eastern Mennonite Seminary, Harrisonburg, VA. He served as pastor at Community Mennonite and Park View Mennonite churches, both in Harrisonburg, before his assignment with Virginia Mennonite Conference.