Councillor John Giesbrecht


John Giesbrecht - Ward 4

John has been richly blessed to be married to his soul mate Beth since 1979. Together they have 3 wonderful sons and 2 beautiful daughter-in-law’s. Many others, who entered their home as friends of the children, have also entered their hearts and now get called sons and daughters too.

John was born and raised in the Steinbach area and has lived in the in the ward for almost 30 years. He has always been someone who sought to think outside the box and learn new things whenever possible, sometimes leaving Beth scrambling to keep up with his ideas. Life’s adventures have led John to be a successful race car builder/driver, being a licensed Red Seal Heavy Duty equipment mechanic by the age of 19 and the experience of hog farming. He successfully started and built up two businesses that are still operational today – a welding business and a heavy truck repair shop. He is currently working as a real estate agent in South East Manitoba.

Acquiring his private pilot license at the age of 40 has really opened the door to his life’s passion which is missions! Helping others, including charity flying with his own plane and working with various missions organizations that support the Gospel, has been one of the greatest joys in his life. This work has taken him to Costa Rica, Mexico, northern reserves and some disaster zones, often serving as a leader of small teams.

John is looking forward to using his experience and knowledge to serve the people of Hanover’s Ward 4 on a personal level. Working for the taxpayer is his priority!

If you wish you contact John, you may do so via e-mail ( or by phone (204-346-2310).