Announcement of Staffing Changes at the Toronto School of Theology

Pamela Couture, Director of the Toronto School of Theology, has announced the following staffing changes:

Outgoing:  On June 30, 2020 Toronto School of Theology (TST) will say goodbye to Rev. Dr. Sarah Travis, who has served as the Interim Director of the Doctor of Ministry program. Dr. Travis has guided students, taught cohort classes, and administered the Doctor of Ministry program. She has been an adjunct faculty member and minister of the chapel at Knox College since 2012, is minister at Norval Presbyterian Church in Halton Hills, Ontario, and is the author of two books on preaching,  Metamorphosis: Preaching after Christendom, July 2019, and Decolonizing Preaching: The Pulpit as Postcolonial Space, 2014 and a third one in development,  Unspeakable: Trauma Informed Homiletics. TST is deeply appreciative of the careful time and attention Sarah has provided to the Doctor of Ministry students and their experiences. She'll be missed!

Incoming:  From July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021, Dr. David Kupp, Director and Assistant Professor of Community and Urban Development at Wycliffe College, will be joining the TST staff as “Special Assistant to the Director for UTQAP.” In this role Dr. Kupp will work with both the Director of the Toronto School of Theology and the Graduate Centre for Theological Studies staff to administer the Doctor of Ministry degree, as well as manage and administer special projects to prepare for the March 8-10, 2021 visit of external reviewers for the University of Toronto Quality Assurance Process. Read more about Dr. Kupp here. Welcome, Dr. Kupp!

Incoming:  From July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021, Dr. Jesse Billett, Associate Professor at Trinity College, will serve as Graduate Coordinator, working with the Graduate Centre of Theological Studies Director and staff. As such, he will work with graduate students, particularly on matters of supervision and progress in their programs. Dr. Billett’s research focuses on medieval liturgy and liturgical music. He is cross-listed to the Centre of Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto. Dr. Billett’s first book, published in 2014, was entitled, The Divine Office in Anglo-Saxon England, 597–c.1000. He is currently completing a sabbatical during which he worked on a complete edition of an eclectic set of liturgical texts added to the margins of a southern English manuscript in the early eleventh century. Read more about Dr. Billett here. Welcome, Dr. Billett!