The Centre for the Study of Ministry: Profiles of a few students 2009−2010

Peter Armstrong, B.A. (King’s, Halifax), M.Div. (Wycliffe, Toronto), archdeacon in the Anglican diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.  Area of interest: team ministry in a rural Canadian setting.  

Scott Brubaker-Zehr, B.E.S. (Waterloo), M.Div. (Associated Mennonite), pastor,  Rockway Mennonite Church, Kitchener, Ontario.  Area of interest: male spiritual direction and companionship. 

Joon Bum Chun, Th.B., M.Div. (Presbyterian College and Theological Seminary, Seoul), Th.M. (Knox, Toronto), youth pastor, Mil Al Church, Toronto.  Area of interest: adapting Ignatian spiritual direction to Korean Presbyterians in Canada and Korea. 

David Dayler, B.A. (McMaster), M.T.S. (St. Michael’s), Roman Catholic lay pastoral minister.  Area of interest: Faith development of Roman Catholic youth. 

Anthony (Tony) Lai, B.Th. (London Bible College), M.W.S., M.Phil. (Institute for Christian Studies), Diploma in Spiritual Direction (Regis College), staff member with international students, Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, University of Toronto.  Area of interest: non-verbal instruments for assessing spiritual development. 

Bridget (Brid) Liston, B.A. H.Dip. (Dublin), M.Div. (Loyola), M.Th. (Pontifical University, St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth), Director of Pastoral Theology at the Pontifical University, St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth.  Area of interest: spiritual formation and theological education for lay and ordained ministry.  

Bernardine Ketelaars, M.Div. (St. Peter’s Seminary, London), executive assistant to the archbishop of the Roman Catholic diocese of London, Ontario.  Area of interest: closures and mergers of Roman Catholic churches, and their emotional impact. 

Yuk-Chu (Rosa) Leung, B.A. (University of Lima), M.R.E. (Canadian Theological Seminary), missionary in Venezuela.  Area of interest: pastoral counselling and family ministry in complicated situations in a Latin American country. 

Valerie Michaelson, B.Mus. (McGill), M.C.S. (Regent), Anglican chaplain, Queen’s University, Kingston.  Area of interest: a “storied” approach to spiritual formation. 

Sr. Adenika (Regina) Oke, B.A. (Urban University, Rome), M.A. (Fordham), staff member,  the Roman Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria; Roman Catholic pastoral minister.  Area of interest: adult religious education in a multi-cultural, multi-generational setting.  

Brian Rude, B.A. (Alberta), M.Div. (Lutheran Theological Seminary), Lutheran missionary in El Salvador.  Area of interest: faith and social, familial, personal, and structural violence. 

Pishoy Salama, B.A. (York), M.Div. (Tyndale), Coptic Orthodox priest.  Area of interest: the role of Coptic Christianity in contemporary Egyptian-Canadian youth culture. 

Catherine Sears, B.A., B.Ed. (Dalhousie), M.T.S. (Regis), high school teacher and chaplain.  Area of interest: integrating classical sophia (wisdom, philosophy) and contemporary educational theory.   

Eric Tosi, B.A., M.A. (Fordham), M.Div. (St. Vladimir’s Seminary), Secretary of the Orthodox Church in America.  Area of interest: multi-ethnic developments in Orthodox Christianity in North America orthodoxy and issues for evangelism. 

Kin-Wah Wong, B.Sc., Dip.Ed. (Chinese University of Hong Kong), Dip. Christian Ministry (China Graduate School of Theology), Dip. Christian Theology and Ministry Salisbury and Wells Theological College.  Youth Officer and coordinator for marriage and family care, Diocese of Hong Kong Island; director of the laity training program,  Ming Hua Theological College.  Area of interest: family and marriage care issues for “empty-nest”married couples. 

Ralph Wushke, B.A. (Regina), M.Div. (Lutheran), B.Journ. (Carleton), Th.M. (Emmanuel).  Ecumenical chaplain, University of Toronto; minister, Bathurst United Church.  Area of interest: ecology, ritual, and transformation in a multi-faith context.