Brian Krienke

Although I have lived in a number of different towns and cities, I have 3 “home towns”—Southey SK, Earl Grey SK, and Regina. I grew up on a farm near Southey, spent most of my teaching career in Earl Grey, and now live in Regina (for the second time.) Earl Grey is extra special because it was home for my young family (including 2 sons).I am a “prairie boy,” and have never wanted to live anywhere else for any length of time. Nothing gives me greater pleasure than riding my bike in Wascana Park, a truly great prairie space. I have been a Saskatchewan Roughriders fan since 1959, although perhaps not a typical fan in the modern sense. My church affiliations have included Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Southey, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Regina, and Christ Lutheran Church in Earl Grey. At present, I usually attend First Baptist Church in Regina. I attended Concordia College, Edmonton, for 4 years—a very significant time in my life. Later, I received a B.A. degree from the University of Regina. This led to a teaching career—Middle Years and High School—which lasted 32 years. The best part of teaching was my relationship with students. I once thought that communicating ideas was the most important thing, but I came to realize that it was relationships that really mattered. I taught everything from English to History to Chemistry, so I was never bored. (I don’t know if I can say the same for my students.) I am privileged to be part of Eden Care Communities.