Vancouver School of Theology

Forming thoughtful, engaged and generous Christian leaders for the church in the 21st century

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Director Laura Duhan Kaplan


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Student Assistants

Arun Chatterjee is a second-year Masters student in Public and Pastoral Theology in the Spiritual Care program. Previously, he worked as a computer engineer. An experience of awakening and a sense of deep calling brought him to VST to study theology, and prepare to work in Spiritual Care as a multi-faith chaplain. Arun comes from a Hindu faith tradition.

Lorraine Ashdown is a student in the Masters of Divinity program and on the path to ordination in the United Church of Canada. She is currently working as a part-time Supply Minister at Squamish United Church. Lorraine is passionate about community, connection and about seeing and feeling God’s love in action.

Conference Administrator Hillary Kaplan is a Philosophy and Gender Studies student at Simon Fraser University, with a professional background in event planning and arts management. She is passionate about art, education, and community building, which has led to her involvement in organizing arts and culture festivals such as the Queer Arts Festival, Intention Gathering, and Burn in the Forest, as well as youth retreat programming at Or Shalom Synagogue.

Research Associates

Dr. Rosa Sevy (Ph.D., Sociology, UBC), formerly Iona Pacific Postdoctoral Fellow and Program Coordinator, is a licensed clinical counselor with an expertise in post-traumatic historical consciousness, whose current research explores best practices for women from different religious traditions and nations of origin to engage positively with each other.

Dr. Mark Stein (Ph.D., Linguistics, UMass Amherst) is trained in theoretical linguistics. He has specialized in pastoral care within an interfaith environment. His current research explores the complexities of Jews and Christians learning together.

VST Staff Community

Coming from diverse backgrounds and varied stories to join us in this work, our staff team creates the context for both the ministry of education and of hospitality which so defines the VST experience. In his reflection on the meaning of the human journey, Jean Vanier speaks a truth: “Life is a difficult and suffering path; it is in the companionship of courageous and caring others, that we summon the will to carry on.” These words speak directly to the daily offering of the VST staff community. With shoulders behind complicated wheels in changing times, these companions hold us. It is together, only together, that we see our work rise, our trepidation recede and our work become.

Directory

VST Directory



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Maryann Amor





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Rev. Dixie Black



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Sessional Instructor



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Jason Brown



Research Associates

Research Associate

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Nicola Hay



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Research Associate

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Rev. Victor Kim





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David S. Robinson



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Research Associate in Theology & Ethics

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Rev. Michelle Slater



Board of Governors Profile


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Nicola Hayward



Sessionals


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The Rev. Dr. Canon Travis O’Brian





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Catalina Parra



Indigenous Studies Program

Administrative Coordinator



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Rev. Anne Privett





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Rev. Grant Rodgers





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Dr. Heather F. Clarke



Board of Governors, VST Foundation

Chancellor of VST

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Dr. Tim Hegedus





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Rod Thomson





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Dr. Patricia J. Vickers



Sessionals, Indigenous Studies Program

Instructor



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William R. Crockett



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Samaya Jardey



Sessionals, Indigenous Studies Program

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The Rev. Dr. Robert (Bob) Paul



Board of Governors, Regular Faculty

Professor of Mission Theology

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Terry Anderson



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Michael Francis



Board of Governors, VST Foundation

Chair of the Board of Governors

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Rev. Dr. Dale W. Johnson



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Instructor



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Richard G. Leggett



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The Right Rev. Dr. Logan McMenamie



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Anglican Church Appointee

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Rev. Raymond C. Aldred



Regular Faculty, Indigenous Studies Program

Director of the Indigenous Studies Program

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Jim Lindenberger



Affiliated Faculty

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The Rev. Dr. Martin Brokenleg OSBCn



Sessionals, Indigenous Studies Program

Instructor



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Cheryl Jourdain



Board of Governors

United Church Appointee

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Dr. Ashley Moyse



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Bud (William) Phillips



Affiliated Faculty

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Brian Thorpe





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Judy Hager





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Rev. Dr. HyeRan Kim-Cragg





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Douglas Rae



VST Foundation

Foundation Member

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Graham McIsaac



VST Foundation

Foundation Member

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Naomi Lloyd



Library Staff

Library Coordinator and Head of Technical Services



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Rev. Julie Lees



Principal's Office

Student Recruitment Coordinator



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Shari Coltart



Accounting

Chief Financial Officer



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James Ceaser



Facilities Operations

Maintenance Supervisor



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Luis Eduardo



Facilities Operations

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Rabbi Dr. Laura Duhan Kaplan



Regular Faculty, Inter-Religious Studies

Director of Inter-religious Studies and Professor of Jewish Studies

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David McMillan



Principal's Office

Director, Advancement



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Kelly Lee



Principal's Office

Executive Assistant



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Lucia Lima



Facilities Operations

Housekeeping Supervisor



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Clement Tong



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Sessional Lecturer



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Keith Howard



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Sessional Lecturer



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Hunter Mueller



Facilities Operations

I.T. Administrator



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Sonia Zahir



Principal's Office

Development Assistant



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Yanfen An



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Junior Accountant



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Rev. Dr. Roberta Clare



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Sessional Lecturer



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Rev. Dr. Patricia Dutcher-Walls



Regular Faculty, Dean's Office, Library Staff

Dean and Professor of Hebrew Bible

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Steve Black



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Sessional Lecturer



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Faye Chisholm



Library Staff

Public Services



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Anita Fast





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Thu Vo



Facilities Operations

Reception/Facilities Support



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Selina Li



Accounting

Senior Accountant



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Margaret Trim



Dean's Office

Coordinator of Academic Records and Admissions



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Rev. Dr. R. Gerald Hobbs



Sessionals, Affiliated Faculty

Professor Emeritus of Church History and Music



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Dr. Sallie McFague



Regular Faculty

Distinguished Theologian in Residence

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Christina Ray





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Dr. Harry O. Maier





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Mr. James H. Simpson



Board of Governors

Vice Chair, United Church Appointee

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Allison Rennie





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Rev. Dr. Ross Lockhart





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Rev. Dr. Richard Topping



Board of Governors, Principal's Office, Regular Faculty

Principal, Professor of Studies in the Reformed Tradition

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Rev. Dr. Jason Byassee



Regular Faculty

Butler Chair in Homiletics and Biblical Interpretation

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Rev. Janet Gear



Regular Faculty

Assistant Professor of Public and Pastoral Leadership, United Church Director of Denominational Formation

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The Venerable Ron Harrison



VST Foundation

Foundation Treasurer

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Rev. Brenda Fawkes



Regular Faculty

Director, Field Education

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Shannon Lythgoe



Principal's Office

Communications and Marketing Associate



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Dr. R. Kenneth Carty



VST Foundation

Foundation Chair

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