New Principal of Emmanuel College Announced

The Board of Regents of Victoria University in the University of Toronto is pleased to announce that The Rev. Dr. HyeRan Kim-Cragg has been appointed Principal of Emmanuel College beginning on July 1, 2022. The appointment was made following the unanimous recommendation of the Search Advisory Committee. Emmanuel College is one of the Toronto School of Theology's seven member colleges.

Dr. Kim-Cragg has been a valued member of the faculty of Emmanuel College since 2019. She graduated from Emmanuel College in 2006 with a Doctor of Theology and was recognized with the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2021. Dr. Kim-Cragg has had an academic career characterized by intensive research and publishing with a focus on integrating Christian practices with postcolonial, feminist and anti-racist approaches. This is well aligned with Emmanuel’s interreligious pedagogical approach and commitment to addressing inequities. Dr. Kim-Cragg will be the first racialized person appointed as Principal in Emmanuel College’s history.

As Graduate Degree Director of Emmanuel College and Timothy Eaton Memorial Church Professor of Preaching, Dr. Kim-Cragg has played a pivotal role in evolving the College’s pedagogical direction. Previous to her roles at Emmanuel College, Dr. Kim-Cragg was the Lydia Gruchy Chair and Professor of Pastoral Studies at St. Andrew’s College in Saskatoon for 10 years. She has influenced many graduates who are actively involved in ministry across the country.

Read more about Dr. Kim-Cragg's appointment on the Emmanuel College website here.