Jan Gleysteen

Date of birth

1931

Description

One allegation of rape and numerous allegations of sexual harassment and sexual assault from co-workers, fellow church members, and travelers with his European Mennonite heritage tours called TourMagination. Most recent complaint of harassment reportedly made in 2005 at College Mennonite Church in Goshen, IN.

A November 7, 2016 letter addressed to MAP List Researcher Stephanie Krehbiel from attorney Matthew J. Anderson, retained by Gleysteen, states in reference to the documentation below that “the claims against him [Gleysteen] are completely without merit.”

Church-related positions held

  • Started a Mennonite heritage tour business called “TourMagination” in 1970 and led tours through the early 90’s. Gleysteen specialized as a guide and interpreter at sites of Anabaptist-Mennonite beginnings in Europe.
  • Worked at Mennonite Publishing House in Scottdale, PA for four decades, as artist, illustrator, and editor.

Current employment/location (as of 2016)

  • Retired. Living in Goshen, IN.
  • Attends College Mennonite Church in Goshen.

Documentation

 

Send corrections, updates, or documentation to mennonite@snapnetwork.org, The MAP List, P.O. Box 1768, Harrisonburg, VA 22803.

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