Our Faculty

 

 

 

 

 

William Harrison is a former Principal of Kootenay School of Ministry and Ministry Development Officer in the Diocese of Kootenay.  Previously, he served as Associate Professor of Theology and Anglican Studies and Vice-Principal at The College of Emmanuel & St. Chad.  He is author of Frequently-Asked Questions in Christian Theology (2008) and In Praise of Mixed Religion: The Syncretism Solution in a Multifaith World (2014), in addition to articles on Richard Hooker, Dorothy L. Sayers, and ecclesiology.  His current research is in the areas of theory of religions and ancient/early medieval English Christianity.  William has a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Boston College.  He is currently Director for Mission and Ministry in the Diocese of Huron.

 

 

 

Grant Rodgers has a B.A. from the University of Saskatchewan and an M.Div. from the College of Emmanuel and St. Chad in Saskatoon. He trained as a Spiritual Director, and is a graduate of the Pacific Jubilee Program.  As Director of Anglican Formation at VST, and a member of the faculty, his focus in teaching and formation is upon those who are studying and discerning toward ordained ministry in the life of the Anglican Church.   Grant has served in many capacities in the three dioceses in which he has served, including General Synod delegate, ACPO assessor, university chaplain, Regional Dean, Archdeacon, EfM mentor, intern supervisor, supervisor for the newly ordained, Diocesan Marriage Preparation Coordinator, and chair of the Ecumenical and Multi-Faith Unit. He began ordained ministry as curate of an eight-point rural parish, and has been Rector of five parishes, from family to program size.  He continues to serve 2/3 time as a priest in the Diocese of New Westminster. He is married to Sue, a United Church minister, and between them they have six children and four grand-children.

 

 

 

Patrick Yu retired January 2017 from his position as the area bishop for the York-Scarborough Episcopal Area in the Diocese of Toronto.  Bishop Yu graduated from Wycliffe College in Toronto in 1981 and served as an assistant curate at the Church of the Epiphany in Scarborough until 1983. He was the incumbent of the parish of Coldwater-Medonte until 1990, then incumbent of St. Theodore of Canterbury until 1997.  He received a Doctor of Ministry degree in 1997 from the Toronto School of Theology. His thesis, Being Christian in a Multifaith Context, was republished as a book in 2013.  He was the incumbent of St. Timothy, Agincourt from 1997 until he assumed his responsibilities as Area Bishop of York-Scarborough in 2006.  In addition to his Diocesan responsibilities, Bishop Yu also was the chair of Anglican Witness, the Evangelism and Church Growth Initiative (ECGI) of the Anglican Communion, until June 2015.  He also chaired the Ontario Provincial Commission on Theological Education (OPCOTE) from 2006 to 2012.