Dates of birth and death
Nov. 23, 1933 – Feb. 26, 1994
In fall 2015, Mennonite Church of Eastern Canada sent out a statement saying that they had received a credible accusation of “sexual and ethical misconduct” by Leis.
Church-related positions held
- Served as pastor for a number of Ontario congregations, most recently East Zorra Mennonite Church in Tavistock, ON, from 1988-1994.
- First moderator of Mennonite Church of Eastern Canada.
- Served on boards for:
- Mennonite Reporter
- Mennonite World Conference
- Mennonite Central Committee Canada.
- “MCEC responds to allegations against Vernon Leis, deceased,” The Mennonite (online), Sept. 7, 2015.
- “Alleged sexual misconduct charge against Vernon Leis, deceased pastor,” Canadian Mennonite (online), Sept. 8, 2015.
- “Deceased Canadian pastor is accused of sexual misconduct,” Mennonite World Review, Sept. 28, 2015.
- “Leis, Vernon (1933-1994).” Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. September 2015.