Through academic training and hands-on ministry service, Emmanuel prepares Christ followers who are committed to making a difference in their world.

Full and Part-time Faculty

Anderson, Janice - Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies


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Janice Anderson

Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies

Professor Anderson's global vision is communicated with warmth and vitality.  It is fitting that her 14 years of missionary service with the Christian and Missionary Alliance were in the Philippines, "where Asia wears a smile."  From 1987-2001 she worked in church planting, and then administration and teaching at a Bible College that she and her colleagues set up in Cebu City.  She has continuing interests in Cebuano culture, issues of cross-cultural adaptation, and enjoys being a mentor to students.  She also credits her time in the Philippines for making her an avid basketball fan and a competitive Scrabble player.


  • B.A. - McMaster University, 1978
  • M.Div. - Canadian Theological Seminary, 1982
  • M.Miss. - Canadian Theological Seminary, 1987


  • Introduction to Global Christianity
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Engaging Global Ministry
  • Theology of Mission
  • Contemporary Evangelism
  • World Religions
  • New Religions
  • Contemporary Issues in Intercultural Ministry
  • The Local Church in Missions
  • History of Missions
  • Cross-Cultural Communications


  • Missions
  • Philippine Culture
  • Evangelism

Andrews, Dr. Brett - Assistant Professor and Youth Ministry Coordinator

Dr. Brett Andrews

Assistant Professor and Youth Ministry Coordinator

Currently the Director of Leadership Development and Resources for YFC Canada, Dr. Andrews has also held the positions of national training director for YFC, a regional director for YFC, a Campus Life Staff person, a Youth Centre Director, and a church youth director. His professional interests include youth ministry, youth and adult culture, leadership, preaching, and evangelism. When not working, he enjoys soccer, cycling, and other sports, travel, movies, reading, and spending time with his family. Dr. Andrews is married, and has 2 sons.


  • B.R.E. Youth Ministry - Ontario Bible College, 1987
  • M.Div. Counseling - Ontario Theological Seminary, 1992
  • D.Min. Christian Leadership - Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 2000


  • Psychology and Culture of Youth
  • Evangelism and Discipleship of Youth
  • Critical Issues in Youth Ministry I
  • Critical Issues in Youth Ministry II
  • Transformational Leadership in Youth Ministry


  • Lifekeys: examining your natural gifts, spiritual gifts, personality type, passions and values.
  • The Character of a Leader
  • 3-Story Evangelism
  • Contagious Christianity
  • Turning Vision into Reality – Strategic Planning
  • Mentoring
  • The Leadership Challenge: The 5 Practices of Exemplary Leadership
  • Biblical Conflict Resolution
  • Team-building

Blake, Carol - Director of Distance Education


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Carol Blake

Director of Distance Education

Carol enjoys both administration and education.  She has taught ESL, EFL, and English writing and grammar in many situations.  Her passion is for excellence, clarity, and accuracy.  She has one husband, two cats, and four adult children.  In her spare time, she makes pottery, knits, and reads, but not all at the same time.


  • B.A. - University of Toronto, 1981
  • TESL Cert.and M.A. - University of Toronto, 1982


  • Academic Writing
  • Language Learning
  • TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)


  • Academic Skills

Boughan, Dr. Mark - President


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Dr. Mark Boughan


Dr. Mark Boughan is the 8th President of Emmanuel Bible College and has an extensive background in ministry and higher education.  For the past 17 years, he has served at Bible colleges in both eastern and western Canada in positions as Academic Dean, V.P. of Enrollment, and Dean of Student Life.  Prior to that were pastorates in Ontario and Nova Scotia , and also providing leadership to other para-church organizations such as Youth for Christ, inner-city missions, and social work.

Self described as "a practitioner with an academic bent", his passion is to see how learning and study play out in real life and to communicate in ways relevant to whatever audience he meets. His research and teaching interests are as wide-ranging as his background and so, while he has recently been advising churches and pastors on change and conflict, he also has a background in theology, education, counselling and ethics.


  • Bachelor of Theology - Ontario Bible College, 1977
  • Bachelor of Arts - University of Waterloo, 1983
  • Master of Divinity - Acadia Divinity School, 1993
  • Master of Education - Acadia University, 1993
  • Doctor of Education - Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2008

Kowtecky, Chureb - Registrar


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Chureb Kowtecky


Chureb joined us in 1987, ten years after she graduated from EBC. She brings a heart-felt concern for students as well as a capacity for detailed work to her administrative position. She is an accomplished writer, and has had many articles published, as well as a missionary biography of an EBC graduate who died while serving in Nigeria.  Chureb attends the New Dundee Baptist church, where her husband Paul is the pastor.  They have one grown son in medical school, one amazing daughter-in-law, and now one delightful grandson!


  • B.R.E.Christian Education - Emmanuel Bible College, 1977

McCordic, Charlie - Associate Professor and Director of Mobilization & Networking


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Charlie McCordic

Associate Professor and Director of Mobilization & Networking

Charlie has served as a TEAM (The Evangelical Alliance Mission) missionary in Chad for many years before returning to Canada to serve as a TEAM missiologist and mobilizer in Eastern Canada. He has been active in teaching theological students, and has a passion to help raise up a harvest of new workers for the mission fields of the world.


  • A.E.C. Diploma - Humber College, 1984
  • B.R.S. - Central Baptist Seminary, 1985
  • Diplome Semestriel - Universite de Paris (Sorbonne), 1987
  • M.A. - Wheaton College, 1992


  • Intercultural Studies

McPherson, Tara - Director of Field Education


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Tara McPherson

Director of Field Education

Before coming to work at Emmanuel, Tara was working with the urban poor in Toronto. Most recently Tara worked for Project 417, which aims to build safe communities fighting to protect those in need, and helping them by connecting resources with the people who need them. Tara also worked as the Toronto City Director for CSM, which provides effective urban ministry experiences that transforms lives, influences churches and communities, and honours Christ. Tara’s passion is to equip and empower Christians to serve Jesus through practical ministry experience. She is married to Chris, another Emmanuel grad, and they have three young children.


  • Master of Theological Studies (Christian Foundations) - Tyndale Seminary, 2012
  • Graduate Diploma in Missions - Tyndale Seminary, 2009
  • Bachelor of Theology - Missions - Emmanuel Bible College, 2002


  • Field Education and Ministry Preparation

Peters, Dr. Olu - Professor of Biblical Studies & Director of Pastoral Studies - On Sabbatical


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Dr. Olu Peters

Professor of Biblical Studies & Director of Pastoral Studies - On Sabbatical

Dr. Peters is an enthusiastic, well-loved professor of Bible.  He has served as a Pastor and Teacher since 1984, 10 of those years in Nigeria.  He is involved in intentional interim pastoral ministry, and has been involved in several church plants as well.  Dr. Peters and his wife Tracy have 4 children.  Where he finds spare time we do not know, but in it he enjoys jogging, reading, singing, soccer, and sports chaplaincy.

BBC Documentary Interview with Dr. Olu Peters on Herod and the Bethlehem Massacre interview with Dr. Olu Peters on Preaching Skills: The Big Idea of a Sermon

The Mandate of the Church in the Apocalypse of John. New York: Peter Lang Inc, 2005.

“The Church in the Apocalypse of John”, in The New Testament Church: The Challenge of Developing Ecclesiologies. (Edited by John P. Harrison and James D. Dvorak), Oregon: Pickwick, 2012.  


  • B.Th - Emmanuel Bible College, 1979
  • M.Div. - Ontario Theological Seminary, 1982
  • Th.M. - Regent College, 1984
  • Ph.D. - McMaster University, 2002


  • Introduction to New Testament
  • Gospel of John
  • Synoptic Studies: Jesus, Miracles, and the Modern Church; Parables of Jesus; Gospel of Luke
  • Pentateuchal Studies: Genesis
  • OT book study: Ezra and Nehemiah: “Fresh Start for the Desolate, Despaired, and the Distressed”; Proverbs
  • Homiletics
  • NT book study: Corinthians, Romans, Hebrews, Acts, Johannine Epistles
  • Apocalyptic Literature (Revelation and Daniel)
  • Preaching Skills
  • Early Judasim and Early Christian Literature
  • Transitional Leadership Ministry
  • Pastoral Skills
  • Community Life and Missional Discipleship


  • Transitional Ministry
  • Church Renewal & Revival
  • Leadership Issues
  • Conflict and Resolution
  • Congregational Survey and Assessment

Roy, Dr. Stephen - Vice President, Chief Academic Officer & Dean


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Dr. Stephen Roy

Vice President, Chief Academic Officer & Dean

Dr. Roy worked as an urban planner in the UK before coming to Canada in the mid-1980's.  After theological training he served in various academic administrative positions at Ontario Theological Seminary and Ontario Bible College (now Tyndale).  Dr. Roy has also worked on church and mission boards.   He enjoys soccer, reading, architecture, missions, and preaching.  Dr. Roy and his wife, Lyn, have two children.  He is currently the Chair of the SIM International Board of Governors and Chair of SIM Canada.


  • B.A. - Glasgow School of Art, 1981
  • Ph.D. - University of Glasgow, 1985
  • M.Div. - Ontario Theological Seminary, 1989


  • Philosophy of Ministry
  • Introduction to Leadership

Schuit, John - Associate Professor


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John Schuit

Associate Professor

Professor Schuit, formerly a High School Principal and pastor, now speaks in various churches, teaches, and runs a book distribution company along with his wife, Jennifer.   They have three grown children.


  • B.A. - University of Guelph, 1977
  • M.Div. - Calvin Theological Seminary, 1986
  • M.A. - University of Western Ontario, 1993


  • Old Testament I
  • Old Testament II
  • Christian Doctrines I: God and Humanity
  • Christian Doctrines II: Christology
  • Christian Doctrines III: Holy Spirit and the Church
  • The Psalms
  • Intro to the History of Christianity
  • Christianity and Society I, II, III
  • Theology Seminar: Doctrine of Revelation
  • Theology Seminar: Eschatology

Smith, Aaron - Director of Counselling Studies


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Aaron Smith

Director of Counselling Studies

Before coming to Emmanuel, Aaron worked in a number of clinical counselling areas, including mental health, domestic violence, abuse recovery, and general relationship and support counselling.  Aaron is a certified Compassion Fatigue Specialist and has received specialized training in Emotionally Focused Therapy, Sex Therapy, and Gottman Couples Therapy.  He has a passion for coming alongside those who are hurting, particularly those who are hurting relationally.  When he's not at Emmanuel, Aaron enjoys spending time with his wife, music, reading, writing, running, and all things baseball.

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  • B.A. (Hons.) - McMaster University, 2007
  • M.T.S. - Wilfrid Laurier University, 2009
  • M.A. - Wilfrid Laurier University , 2013


  • Counselling Skills
  • Group Dynamics
  • Marriage and Family
  • Theories of Counselling
  • Relationship Counselling
  • Ethics in Counselling
  • Research Methodologies

Wohlgemut, Jennifer - Librarian


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Jennifer Wohlgemut


Prior to her arrival at EBC in 2008, Jennifer was employed as both a children’s and reference librarian in the public library system. She has served on a variety of task forces and committees related to literacy and lifelong learning. Jennifer brings an enthusiasm for helping students develop research skills, and has become a familiar face in the EBC classrooms, creating awareness among students of the ease, availability and accessibility of library resources. When not in the library, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and of course, curling up with a good book.


  • Christian Studies Certificate - Concord College, 1995
  • B.A., History - University of Winnipeg, 2000
  • M.L.I.S. - University of Western Ontario, 2003


Beatty, Tim - Director of Food Services


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Tim Beatty

Director of Food Services

Boles, Anita - Chief Finance & Operations Officer


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Anita Boles

Chief Finance & Operations Officer

Anita has been a part time instructor of Intro to Financial Accounting and Simply Accounting at Conestoga College.  She lives in Waterloo with her husband Duane and their two children Ty and Eden.  Anita and Duane are actively involved in their church, WMB in marriage ministry and music ministry.


  • Accounting - Business Admin, 2011

Bowes, Anna - Enrollment Advisor


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Anna Bowes

Enrollment Advisor

Anna has been actively involved in many areas of youth ministry over the past five years, four of those spent working with Youth for Christ. She has a passion to see Emmanuel grow over the next number of years. In her spare time Anna enjoys reading, cooking and baking, and most of all spending time with friends and family. Anna and her fellow alumni husband Jason reside in Milton.


  • Bachelor of Theology - Youth Ministries - Emmanuel Bible College, 2012

Enns, Verena - Librarian Technician


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Verena Enns

Librarian Technician

Goertzen, Alex - Expedition Co-coordinator


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Alex Goertzen

Expedition Co-coordinator

Green, Sandra - HR Director & Executive Assistant to the President


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Sandra Green

HR Director & Executive Assistant to the President

Kubassek, Lindsay - Residence Director


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Lindsay Kubassek

Residence Director

Linder, Bobby - Director of Campus Maintenance


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Bobby Linder

Director of Campus Maintenance

Mahon, Sherry - Director of Admissions


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Sherry Mahon

Director of Admissions

Sherry worked at Fleming College for 10 years in various departments including, Admissions, Continuing Education, Student & Health Services and the Learning Resource Centre before beginning full-time ministry as Administrator at Bethel Evangelical Missionary Church in Lindsay.  Sherry enjoys reading, travel and times with family and friends.


  • Computer Support Technician Diploma - Fleming College, 2005

Moffett, Alex - Assistant to the Registrar, Assistant to the Academic Dean


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Alex Moffett

Assistant to the Registrar, Assistant to the Academic Dean

Moore, Andrea - Accounting Associate/Financial Aid Officer


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Andrea Moore

Accounting Associate/Financial Aid Officer

Oviedo, Helen - Receptionist & Administrative Assistant


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Helen Oviedo

Receptionist & Administrative Assistant

Helen is our warm and friendly receptionist, who moved here from El Salvador.   She maintains a positive outlook even on the busiest days, and is always glad to help a student or staff member with a request. She has two children, and enjoys walking and reading.


  • Bachelor of Teaching - St. Ines College, El Salvador, 1984
  • English as a Second Language Certificate - Conestoga College, 1995
  • Adult Basic English Language Certificate, 1995
  • PC Application Specialist Diploma - Navigation Computer Training and Consulting, 2000

Pushparajah, Anne - Bookkeeper


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Anne Pushparajah


Rozborowskyj, Stephanie - Enrollment Advisor


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Stephanie Rozborowskyj

Enrollment Advisor

Sivyer, Nicole - Director of Communications


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Nicole Sivyer

Director of Communications

Nicole has a passion for Emmanuel and enjoys merging her business and ministry skills to oversee all of the marketing and communications, social media and advancement events for Emmanuel. When she's not in meetings, writing or working online, she's with her husband and their two daughters. 


  • MA in Leadership (in progress) - Trinity Western University

Thompkins, Gerry - Maintenance

Gerry Thompkins


Thompson, Julianna - Expedition Co-coordinator


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Julianna Thompson

Expedition Co-coordinator

Thornton, Ruth Anne - Library Technician


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Ruth Anne Thornton

Library Technician

Ruth Anne has enjoyed pastoral ministry with her husband, Mark, for over 21-years, as well as over 12-years as a Church Administrative Assistant. She is passionate about singing/song writing and in her spare time enjoys scrapbooking, reading, knitting, cross stitch and especially spending time with her husband and 2 teenagers!


  • B.R.E. - Christian Education - Emmanuel Bible College, 1991
  • Professional Secretary Diploma, 1994
  • Medical Transcription Diploma, 2010

Thornton, Mark - Campus Chaplain


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Mark Thornton

Campus Chaplain

Mark comes to Emmanuel after 19 years in full-time ministry as a Pastor for the Brethren in Christ Church, serving in congregations in Ontario and Pennsylvania.  Mark has a deep passion for worship and teaching, and loves to help individuals discover and develop their God-given passions and strengths for ministry.  Mark is married to another EBC grad, Ruth Anne (Grieve) Thornton, and has two fantastic children.  In his free time, Mark enjoys music, reading, movies and playing golf.


  • B.Th, Christian Ministries - Emmanuel Bible College, 1991
  • Ordained - Brethren in Christ Church of North America, 2011

Walther, Mark - Chief Student Services Officer & Dean


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Mark Walther

Chief Student Services Officer & Dean

Mark has a diverse background when it comes to Student Services. He has worked in a variety of areas both as a student and a professional. As a student he served as both a Resident Assistant and served on Student Cabinet. Over the past 14 years he has served in several Christian higher education institutions and has continued his journey by helping students through mentoring, counselling, through his passion for coaching, career counselling, as a Residence Director and Dean of Student Services. Mark's passion is to mentor students to become the leaders God has called them to be and help them on their journey. Mark and his wife, Loretta, have a dog and a cat . Mark's interests are diverse from building fences & decks, home improvements, hockey, running, reading and coaching.


  • Bachelor of Religion - Taylor University College, 1994
  • MA in Educational Ministries - Sioux Falls Seminary, 2001

Wideman, Julie-Anne - Head of Cleaning


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Julie-Anne Wideman

Head of Cleaning

Zane, Linda - Advancement Coordinator


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Linda Zane

Advancement Coordinator


  • B.R.E. - Christian Education & Music - Emmanuel Bible College, 1983

Adjunct Faculty

Bedard, Stephen - New Testament

Burge, Carolyn - Children's Ministry

Carolyn Burge

Children's Ministry

Carolyn is a sought after advisor and speaker for children’s ministries.  She has worked in a number of churches directing and leading their ministry to children. She is presently the Kid's Pastor at Creekside Community Church. 


  • Bachelor of Theology - Eastern Pentecostal Bible College, 1994

Cudney, Dr. Neil - Ministry with Disabled Persons

Dr. Neil Cudney

Ministry with Disabled Persons

Neil is the Director of Pastoral Ministries at Christian Horizons working out of the head office in Kitchener, Ontario.  


  • Certificate in Social Work - University of Waterloo, Renison College, 1987
  • Bachelor of Arts - Brock University, 1993
  • Graduate Certificate in Christian Studies - Emmanuel Bible College in co-operation with Canadian Theological Seminary, 1997
  • Master of Theological Studies - McMaster Divinity College, 2006
  • Master of Divinity - Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 2008
  • Doctor of Ministry - Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 2011

Cunningham, Dianne - Sociology, Social Issues

Dianne Cunningham

Sociology, Social Issues

Dianne is the Congregational Life pastor at Highland Baptist Church, Kitchener, Ontario. Dianne is a former missionary with SIM in Nigeria and also served as a faculty member at Emmanuel Bible College.


  • Diploma in Missions - Toronto Bible College
  • Bachelor of Religious Education - Ontario Bible College
  • Master of Arts - North American Baptist Seminary
  • Master of Arts - Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Master of Theology - McMaster Divinity College

Dow, Dr. Lois - Biblical Studies

Dr. Lois Dow

Biblical Studies

Lois is an adjunct faculty member at McMaster Divinity College and is the Managing Editor of the McMaster Divinity College Press.


  • Bachelor of Theology - Emmanuel Bible College, 1972
  • Bachelor of Arts - University of Guelph, 1974
  • Master of Arts - Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 1982
  • Master of Theology - London School of Theology (Brunel), 2001
  • Doctor of Philosophy - McMaster Divinity College, 2008

Freeman, Sarah - Academic Writing

Sarah Freeman

Academic Writing

Sarah is completing a Doctor of Theology degree in Homiletics at the University of Toronto.  She is actively involved in several areas of broader Mennonite church life. 


  • Bachelor of Arts - University of Waterloo, 2004
  • Master of Theological Studies - University of Waterloo, 2008
  • Master of Theology - University of Toronto, 2010
  • Doctor of Theology (in progress) - University of Toronto

Gilles, Ann - Counselling Skills

Ann Gilles

Counselling Skills

Ann runs her own private counselling practice in Dundalk, Ontario and serves as Supporting Clergy at the Gentle Shepherd Community Church in Flesherton, ON.


  • Bachelor of Religious Education - Emmanuel Bible College
  • Master of Arts - Liberty University
  • Doctor of Philosophy - Liberty University (in process)

Hallman, Ron - Instructor


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Ron Hallman



  • B.A. - Emmanuel Bible College, 1988
  • M.A. - Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 1992


  • Developmental Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Science and Christianity

Kerfoot, Donna - Theology

Donna Kerfoot



  • Bachelor of Religious Education - Emmanuel Bible College
  • Master of Divinity - McMaster Divinity College
  • Master of Theology - Wycliffe College, Toronto School of Theology
  • Doctor of Theology - Trinity College, Toronto School of Theology (in process)

Kopanke, Dr. Richard - Homiletics, Pastoral Studies

Dr. Richard Kopanke

Homiletics, Pastoral Studies

Rich is the Senior Pastor of Faith Evangelical Missionary Church in Kitchener, Ontario


  • Bachelor of Arts - North Park College, 1978
  • Master of Divinity - Trinity Evangelical Divinity College, 1981
  • Doctor of Ministry - Trinity Evangelical Divinity College, 2004

Latta, John - Youth Ministry

John Latta

Youth Ministry

John Latta is a 20+ veteran youth worker and co-director of the Canadian Youth Network, a 14-year grassroots ministry that aims to encourage, serve, coach and resource Youth Leaders as they develop spiritually healthy teens.  On any given day ... you will find John hanging out at a local coffee shop with a youth worker or young emerging leaders. 


  • Bachelor of Science - Emmaus Bible College, 1985
  • Master of Theological Studies - Tyndale Seminary, 1991

Mills, Jason - New Testament (DE)

Jason Mills

New Testament (DE)

Jason is the lead pastor of Hanover Missionary Church in Hanover, Ontario. 


  • Bachelor of Theology - Emmanuel Bible College, 2000
  • Master of Arts - McMaster Divinity College, 2006

Penner, Erwin - Greek

Erwin Penner


Erwin is Professor Emeritus at Tyndale University College having taught there for many years.  He is now retired and living in Waterloo and continues to teach New Testament and Greek. 


  • Doctor of Ministry - Fuller Theological Seminary

Rehkopf, Randall - Worship & Spiritual Formation

Randall Rehkopf

Worship & Spiritual Formation

Randall is an ordained minister with the Evangelical Missionary Church of Canada and serves as an interim pastor with that denomination.


  • Bachelor of Theology - Emmanuel Bible College, 1992
  • Bachelor of Musical Arts - University of Western Ontario, 2000
  • Master of Divinity - Associated Canadian Theological Schools, 2001
  • Doctor of Ministry - Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (in process)

Sorzano, Rosalita - Christian Education

Rosalita Sorzano

Christian Education

Rosalita is Associate Pastor and Minister of Discipleship and Leadership at London First Church of the Nazarene working alongside her husband, Rev. Junior Sorzano. 


  • Christian Education Diploma - Caribbean Nazarene Theological College, 1983
  • Bachelor of Theology - Canadian Nazarene College/Caribbean Nazarene Theological College, 1984
  • Master of Arts - Olivet Nazarene University, 1993
  • Master of Divinity - Tyndale Seminary, 1996

Suderman, Alex - Biblical Studies

Alex Suderman

Biblical Studies

Alex is the Associate Pastor of the Kitchener Mennonite Brethren Church.


  • Bachelor of Biblical Studies - Bethany College, 2000
  • Bachelor of Arts - Bethany College, 2002
  • Master of Arts - Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary, 2007
  • Doctor of Philosophy - McMaster University (in process)

Sydney, Dr. Das - Pastoral Studies, Communications

Dr. Das Sydney

Pastoral Studies, Communications

Das is the senior pastor of Highland Baptist Church in Kitchener, Ontario.


  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) - University of Toronto
  • Master of Divinity - McMaster Divinity College
  • Master of Theology - Knox College/University of Toronto
  • Doctor of Ministry - Northern Baptist Theological Seminary

Thiessen, Dr. Elmer - Philosophy

Dr. Elmer Thiessen


Elmer is a semi-retired educator having spent most of his career teaching philosophy at Medicine Hat College in Alberta.  He continues to teach in Canada and overseas, and is the author of The Ethics of Evangelism published by IVP in 2011. 


  • Bachelor of Theology - Mennonite Brethren Bible College and College of Arts, 1963
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - University of Saskatchewan, 1966
  • Master of Arts (Philosophy) - McMaster University, 1968
  • Doctor of Philosophy - University of Waterloo, 1980

Faculty Emeriti

Dow, Dr. Thomas - Chancellor, President Emeritus & Professor

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Dr. Thomas Dow

Chancellor, President Emeritus & Professor

Dr. Dow has been affiliated with EBC since 1957 when he first came as a 17-year old student. His heart for EBC shines through in conversation with him.  He served as pastor to four Evangelical Missionary Church congregations (3 as church plants), for a total of 17 years. He also taught as a faculty member at the United Missionary Theological College in Ilorin, Nigeria. He joined the EBC staff as a full-time instructor in 1965, and served as Academic Dean from 1981-1988, at which time he became President of the College. He has also held the positions of Dean of Men and Dean of Student Life. He stepped down from the Presidency in 2001 and returned as Interim President from 2009-2012. Dr. Dow is well-loved by his students, past and present.


  • B.Th - Emmanuel Bible College, 1961
  • B.A. - Waterloo Lutheran University, 1963
  • B.D. - Waterloo Lutheran University, 1966
  • M.A. - Wilfrid Laurier University, 1971
  • Ph.D. - University of Waterloo, 1981


  • Prophetic Studies: Minor Prophets
  • Reading the Book of Job

Gingrich, Virgil - Professor Emeritus

Virgil Gingrich

Professor Emeritus


  • B.D. - University of London (UK), 1966
  • M. Th. - Toronto School of Theology (Knox), 1973
  • D. Min - Evangelical Luthern Seminary, 1982


  • Theology (1987-1999)
  • Christian Ministries (1987-1999)

Priddle, H. Raymond - Professor Emeritus

H. Raymond Priddle

Professor Emeritus


  • Certificate - Emmanuel Bible College, 1945
  • B.A. - University of Toronto, 1963
  • M. Div. - Central Baptist Seminary, 1969


  • Old Testament (1972-1996)
  • Hebrew (1972-1996)

Board of Governors

Bateman, Gary - Governance & Technology Advisory Committees

Gary Bateman

Governance & Technology Advisory Committees

Gary has been on the Emmanuel board since 2007. He is President & CEO of Future Edge Technologies Inc. Gary also serves on the Governance and Technology Advisory Committees. Gary is a representative of the United Brethren Church in Canada.

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Delsaut, Rev. Phil - Executive Committee

Rev. Phil Delsaut

Executive Committee

Phil has been on the Emmanuel board since 1990. He is the President of the Evangelical Church of Canada, as well as former Interim President of Emmanuel Bible College and former faculty member. Phil also serves on the Executive Committee of the Board.

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Dettweiler, Mark - Finance Committee

Mark Dettweiler

Finance Committee

Mark has been on the Emmanuel board since 2009. He is Professional Engineer, and Director of Planning, Design and Construction at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, ON. He also serves on the Emmanuel Finance Committee.

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Dow, Rev. Ernest W. - Secretary

Rev. Ernest W. Dow


Ernest has been on the Emmanuel board since 2011. He is currently the Pastor at Living Water Christian Fellowship in Blyth, ON. Ernest also serves as the secretary for the board.

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Gaessler, Graham - Board Member

Graham Gaessler

Board Member

Harwood, Robert - Board Member

Robert Harwood

Board Member

Horwood, Rev. Dr. Kathleen - Board Member

Rev. Dr. Kathleen Horwood

Board Member

Rev. Dr. Horwood has been on the Emmanuel board since 2012. She is a Pastor and also the National Conference Coordinator for the Congregational Christian Churches in Canada. Rev. Dr. Horwood is the representative for the Congregational Christian Churches in Canada on the Emmanuel board.

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Hynes, Nancy - Chair

Nancy Hynes


Nancy has been on the Emmanuel board since 2009. She is a Realtor with Royal LePage Wolle Realty. She also serves as Board Chair, as well as a member of the Nominations and Governance Committees. Nancy has a long family history with Emmanuel and was a staff member from 2004-2009.

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Klinck, Rev. Barry - Finance Committee

Rev. Barry Klinck

Finance Committee

Rev. Barry Klink has been on the board since 2011. He is the Executive Pastor at Markham Missionary Church in Markham, ON. Rev. Klink is also on the Emmanuel Finance Committee.

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Krahn, Ellen - Advancement Committee

Ellen Krahn

Advancement Committee

Ellen has been on the Emmanuel board since 2013. She is the Director & Founder of Living Grace Ministries. Ellen also serves on the Advancement Committee. 

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McDowell, James - Governance Committee

James McDowell

Governance Committee

James has been on the Emmanuel board since 2011. He is a former Academic Dean of Emmanuel and faculty member (1991-2000). He is also a retired educator missionary, and currently works with Christian Horizons. James serves on the Governance Committee.

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Rozeluk, Peter - Finance & Audit Committees

Peter Rozeluk

Finance & Audit Committees

Peter has been on the Emmanuel board since 2007. He is the Executive Director of Mission Services of London. He also serves on the Emmanuel Finance & Audit Committee. Peter has a long family history with Emmanuel.

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Stewart, Ray - Academic and Strategic Planning Committees

Ray Stewart

Academic and Strategic Planning Committees

Ray has been on the Emmanuel board since 2006. He is a retired educator, and currently an I.T. Consultant and Computer Technician. He serves as Vice-Chair on the Emmanuel board and is a member of the Academic and Strategic Planning Committees.

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Wagler, Wendy P. - Advancement Committee

Wendy P. Wagler

Advancement Committee

Wendy has been on the Emmanuel board since 2012. She is a Meeting Leader with Weight Watchers. She also serves on the Advancement Committee. Wendy has a long family history with Emmanuel and is a parent of an Emmanuel alumna.

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Waugh, Gina - President - Alumni Association

Gina Waugh

President - Alumni Association

Gina has been on the Emmanuel board since 2013. She is the Director of Marketing for The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada. She also serves as the President of the Alumni Association. 

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Winger, Doug - Finance and Advancement Committees

Doug Winger

Finance and Advancement Committees

Doug has been on the Emmanuel board since 2011. He is the Director of Finance at MTE Consultants, Inc. Doug also serves on the Emmanuel Finance, and Advancement Committees.

Doug is a representative for the Brethren in Christ Church in Canada on the Emmanuel board.

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Zantingh, Rev. Joel - Nominations & Board Development and Advancement Committees

Rev. Joel Zantingh

Nominations & Board Development and Advancement Committees

Joel has been on the Emmanuel board since 2009. He is one of the Regional Ministers with the Evangelical Missionary Church of Canada (EMCC). Joel also serves as Chair of the Nominations & Board Development Committee, as well as being a member of the Advancement Committee.

Joel is also an alumni of Emmanuel Bible College.

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