Leadership Scholarships to Equip Ministry Leaders

Judy Hager establishes endowment for leadership excellence.
VST partners with UBC Sauder School for certificate.

Long-time Vancouver resident and community leader, Judy Hager has established the endowed Bob & Judy Hager Scholarships for Leadership Excellence at VST with a major gift. These scholarships are established in memory of Bob Hager, co-founder of Phillips, Hager and North, who was inducted into the 2013 Business Laureates of British Columbia Hall of Fame and in 2018, Bob was also inducted into the Investment Industry Hall of Fame. Nothing gave Bob and his wife Judy, more pleasure than helping students attain their academic potential.

The “Hager Scholarships” will be awarded to VST students for the advancement of their education in administrative and financial management of congregation-based ministries in VST’s supporting denominations. This will be accomplished through the VST-UBC Sauder School Certificate in Leadership Excellence.

Leadership in the contemporary church and other ministry organizations is often complex and involves working with people, finances, facilities and communications. Addressing this need is an integral part of theological education at VST. The ability to engage in meaningful financial analysis, to make strategic decisions in the face of complexity and uncertainty, to raise funds and to build alliances for world engaging ministry are all crucial for thoughtful, engaged and generous leadership.