Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff

The Presbyterian College Faculty

daleRev. Dr. Dale Woods, Principal

B.A. (U. Alberta), M.A. Theology (Regent College, Vancouver), M.Div. (VST), D.Min. (Luther Sem., St. Paul, MN)
514-288-5256 ext. 201 | dwoods@presbyteriancollege.ca
Dr. Dale Woods came to Presbyterian College in 2008 as Director of Pastoral Studies after almost fourteen years as senior minister at First Presbyterian Church, Brandon, M.B. In 2005 he completed his D. Min from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. His thesis was on the role of elders in congregational change. Dr. Woods’ main focus has been in the area of congregational change and revitalization. He has consulted with numerous congregations and presbyteries and has been the guest speaker in a variety of settings. He teaches the congregational leadership course in the In Ministry Year and continues to explore the relationship between leadership, spirituality and renewal. In June of 2014 he was named Principal of the College.

Rev. Dr. Roland De Vries, Director of Pastoral Studies

B.A. (Guelph), M.Div. (The Presbyterian College), S.T.M. (McGill), Ph.D. (McGill)
514-288-5256  ext. 209 | rdevries@presbyteriancollege.ca
Dr. De Vries joined the faculty of Presbyterian College as Director of Pastoral Studies in July, 2015. The Rev. Dr. Roland De Vries is a gifted and able pastor of The Presbyterian Church in Canada with a record of effective congregational ministry and with experience in education. He has been the minister of two congregations, helping them to engage in various forms of renewal.
As Director of Pastoral Studies Dr De Vries’ interest is in the formation of ministers through the integration of academic theology with the practice of ministry and growth in personal Christian character. He oversees the field education program and teaches in areas such as preaching, worship, congregational leadership, and the theology and practice of ministry. Dr. De Vries has a deep commitment to the wellbeing of Christ’s church and to the formation of ministers who are able to serve faithfully, competently, and imaginatively within a congregational setting. His primary interest is in the missional identity of the church and the relationship between the gospel and culture.

danRev. Dr. Daniel Shute, College Librarian

B.A. (U. of Guelph), M.Div. (Knox, Tor.), M.L.S. (McGill), Ph.D. (McGill)
514-288-5256 ext. 203 | dshute@presbyteriancollege.ca
Dr. Shute is an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, and has served in a pastoral charge in New Brunswick. He has been librarian of the College since 1980. His research interest is focused on the Italian Reformer Peter Martyr Vermigli.

lucilleRev. Dr. Lucille Marr, Chaplain and Academic Dean

B.A. (U. of Waterloo), M.A. (U. of Waterloo), PhD (U. of Waterloo)
514-288-5256 ext. 202 | lmarr@presbyteriancollege.ca
Dr. Marr came to Presbyterian College in 2013 with twenty years in academia, ten of those years having been also in pastoral ministry. She held a position in History and Women’s Studies at Augustana University College, in Alberta from 1992-2001, and has taught since 2003 for McGill University’s School of Religion. In 2001, she was called to the Mennonite Fellowship of Montreal where she served as pastor until 2011. As a scholar, professor and pastor, Dr. Marr brings a rich background to her role at The Presbyterian College as Chaplain and Academic Dean. With her on-going research and teaching in Church History and Women’s Studies, and her background in the Mennonite tradition, Dr. Marr adds breadth to the diverse life of the College. Continuing to publish and teach in the areas of Church History and women’s religious experience as an Adjunct Professor at McGill, she is well placed to guide students in their academic work. With her experience in ministry, she ably oversees the worship and community life of the College.

oegemaProf. Gerbern Oegema, Professor of Biblical Studies at McGill University

B.A., M.Div. (Amsterdam), M.A., Ph.D. (Berlin), Dr. Theol. Habil. (Tübingen)
Professor Oegema is Professor of Hebrew Bible and Greco-Roman Judaism at McGill University. He began teaching in 1986 in Amsterdam and Berlin. He was Assistant Professor in Munster in 1992, in Tubingen from 1995 to 1997, and taught there as Privatdozent from 1997 before coming to McGill in 2002.

Leadership Centre

mackMr. Tim Keener, Director

Bachelors in Business Admin (Welch College, TN), MA (Ashland)
514-288-5256 | tkeener@pcmtl.ca
Tim Keener jointed the college as Director of the Leadership Centre in December 2017 and serves in ministry with the Evangelical Covenant Church of Canada – previously serving in both the United States and in France. Tim’s first area of focused study was in organizational management (BSBA Welch College, Nashville, TN) and his primary interest is the intersection of organizational studies and sacred ministry. He earned an MA in Practical Theology from Ashland Seminary (2014, Ashland, OH) with an emphasis in Mission, Evangelism, and Congregational Renewal and holds a graduate certificate in Congregational Vitality from North Park University (Chicago, IL). Tim collaborates in Congregational Vitality initiatives in North America and Europe and he and his family currently attend St-Peter’s Anglican Church in Montreal.

Faculty Emeriti

Prof. Frederik Wisse, Professor of New Testament, McGill Faculty of Religious Studies and Presbyterian College from 1980 to 2004

Ing. (Utrecht), B.A., B.D. (Calvin, Mich.), Ph.D. (Claremont, Calif.)

Adjunct Lecturers

mackRev. Dr. Barry Mack

B.A., M.A., M.Div., Ph.D.
Dr. Mack is Minister of St. Andrew’s Church, St. Lambert and has an extensive background in the history of The Presbyterian Church in Canada and teaches the Presbyterian Church History course during the In Ministry Year.

Faculty Montreal School of Theology

joudreyRev. Dr. Jesse Zink, Principal, Montreal Diocesan Theological College

B.A., M.A., M.Div., Ph.D. 
jessezink@dio-mdtc.ca
He is the author of three books about theology, mission, and the world church, including Backpacking through the Anglican Communion: A Search for Unity (2014) and A Faith for the Future (2016), as well as numerous articles about global Anglicanism and church history. His doctoral research focused on the growth and development of the church in South Sudan during civil war in the 1980s and 1990s. Baptized in Canada and confirmed and ordained in the United States, he has worked in the Anglican Church of South Africa and the Church of England before his arrival in Montreal.

eganRev. Dr. Karen L. Egan, Director of Pastoral Studies, Montreal Diocesan Theological College

M.Sc., M.L.S., S.T.M., M.Div., D.Min.
karen.egan.2013@gmail.com
Originally trained as a chemist, the Rev. Dr. Karen Egan was called into the church and began training for ordination when her youngest child was in elementary school.  She completed her M.Div. and S.T.M. and was ordained in 2003. She served as a parish priest in the diocese of Montreal for ten years. During that time she earned a D.Min. in Preaching from the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago, where her primary focus was on roundtable missional preaching. Karen is the Director of Pastoral Studies at Diocesan College and is one of the instructors in the In Ministry Year.

joudreyRev. Dr. Philip Joudrey, Principal, United Theological College

M.Div., D.Min.
pjoudrey@utc.ca
Dr. Joudrey holds degrees from Acadia and Boston, in theological and pastoral counseling disciplines. He brings a broad experience working not only in congregational contexts but also in prisons, psychiatric facilities and a university teaching hospital. His interest is in exploring the hard questions of ethics and pastoral identity, of healing and the intersection of spiritual and psychological and pastoral care.

huntlyRev. Dr. Alyson Huntly, Director of Studies, United Theological College

Dip.Min.,(Center for Christian Studies Winnipeg) M.T.S., (St. Andrew’s College (Saskatoon), Ph.D. (Queen’s University, Kingston)
ahuntly@utc.ca
Dr. Huntly is a Diaconal Minister in the United Church of Canada and has over 25 years of experience in ministries of education, pastoral leadership, and social justice within the United Church of Canada and community ministries. She is the author of several books including Daring to Be United, Naomi’s Daughters, and The Gentle Dark. As Director of Pastoral Studies for the United Theological College she shares in the teaching responsibilities in the In Ministry Year.

School of Religious Studies, McGill University

Presbyterian College is associated with the Faculty of Religious Studies, McGill and students take the majority of their credits in the courses offered in the department of religious studies. For a full listing of faculty members please click here.

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