The Presbyterian College, Montreal, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Adrian Langdon as Director of Programs in the Leadership Centre of the College. Adrian will take up this work in February and we are excited to welcome him to the community of the College.
Adrian comes to us most recently from Nipissing University, North Bay (ON) where he has served as a professor and lecturer in the Department of Religions and Cultures since 2009. He has taught in the areas of theology and religion as these relate to peace, non-violence, economics, and environment. Adrian is keen to explore the pressing questions of faith, life, and culture that the church faces today. He is gifted in helping others to explore faith and to understand faithful leadership in a context where these questions and challenges arise.
Presently a member of a house church community in North Bay, Adrian has been active in the life of the church in a variety of contexts and traditions over many year. He has served as a youth pastor, as a Lay Reader, and as a teacher and preacher in various traditions.
Principal Roland De Vries comments: “We are delighted to welcome Adrian to Montreal and to this role in the Leadership Centre. He is committed to the well-being and flourishing of God’s people. Adrian is well-equipped to relaunch a renewed/ecumenical Mentoring Program and to initiate new and creative offerings through the Centre. We are excited to see the development of the Centre under Adrian’s leadership.”
In 2009, Adrian completed his PhD in the area of theology in the Faculty of Religious Studies at McGill University. His doctoral thesis was published as God the Eternal Contemporary: Trinity, Eternity, and Time in Karl Barth. Adrian’s current research focuses on the doctrine of creation—he is exploring the ecological crises of today from the point of view of theology and the practice of faith. We look forward to Adrian bringing his passion for theology and the practice of faith into the work of the Leadership Centre in the coming years.