As faculty and staff, we embrace the core values of Carey. We want to be accessible to others, practical in our teaching, and transformational in our leadership. We are committed to the growth and renewal of churches and ministries. We are convinced that God has spoken, and continues to speak, in the Scriptures. We teach the centrality of the Lordship of Jesus Christ. As the people of God, we are committed to a life of discipleship, to live under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, and to embrace the local church as the body of Christ. We also appreciate our heritage as Baptists and value our affiliation with the Canadian Baptists of Western Canada.
Dr. Colin Godwin, President
BA (University of Guelph); MA (University of St. Michael's College, Toronto); MDiv (McMaster University); PhD (University of Wales)
Colin is President of Carey Theological College. Since 1996 Colin and his wife Karen have served cross-culturally in Europe and in Africa. Most recently Colin served as Africa Team Leader with Canadian Baptist Ministries. Prior to that posting, Colin served as an administrator and lecturer in a Rwandan seminary. Church planting is a passion and interest of his, having planted a church in Belgium as a young pastor. Colin's PhD dissertation on sixteenth-century Anabaptist mission was published by Pandora Press in 2012. Colin and Karen have four children - Isaac, Andrew, Natalie, and Naomi. When Colin is not working at Carey Centre, you may see him running or biking around the UBC campus.
Dr. Chung-Yan Joyce Chan
Interim Vice President Academic
BSc (University of California, Los Angeles); MDiv (Golden Gate Baptist Seminary); PhD (Baylor University)
Joyce is Associate Professor of Church History and Multi-Cultural Studies and the Director of the North American Chinese Ministries Program. With a wide variety of ministry experience, she is an ideal addition to our multi-cultural ministry emphasis. Joyce has a deep sense of calling toward nurturing and formative ministries within both congregational and institutional frameworks. Currently, she is developing congregational seminars for the health of the local church, teaching Worship and Church History, and directing Carey’s concentration in the Master of Divinity, North American Chinese Church Ministries. Joyce loves silk painting and music.
Dr. Barbara Mutch
Charles Bentall Professor of Ministry
Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program
BRE, MA (Briercrest); DMin (Princeton)
I admire Wendell Berry and Armand Gamache, I like snow shoeing and tulips and doing the NY Times crossword puzzle, I am formed by the poetry of Mary Oliver and the big skies of Saskatchewan.
I love the opportunity to walk with men and women in a deepening life of God, and to explore together what it means to make a life in the way of Jesus.
Hunting the connections between God's Word and God's people, cultivating a spirituality that sustains a life of following Jesus, and integrating beliefs with ministry practice are three areas which I am delighted to explore with others in learning contexts.
Dr. Patrick Ducklow
Erb-Gullison Professor of Family Ministry
BA (Simon Fraser University); MA (University of British Columbia); MDiv (Regent College); DMin (Trinity International University); R. Psych.
I teach the warm, human, vulnerable and resilient (but still academic) stuff - the courses that relates to a theology of persons, power, hope, emotion, relationship, Jesus and the practical implications of the very real incarnation and the difference this makes. Courses on character, call, marriage, family, leadership, conflict, power, Family Systems Theory -- these courses are mine.
I love the moment of personal interaction when cognitive lights turn on and old beliefs explode. Sometimes this happens to students and often it happens to me. Things that give me life:
Seawall-walking, coffee conversations that go deep quickly, Eric Clapton played really loud through a good system, Rogers Chocolates before breakfast...
Dr. Axel Schoeber
Associate Professor of Supervised Ministry, Director of the Graduate Internship Program
BEd (University of British Columbia); MDiv, ThM (Regent College); MA (University of Victoria); DMin (Faith Lutheran Seminary); PhD (University of Victoria)
I teach Supervised Ministry and Baptist Identity, and I shepherd the Graduate Internship Program for pastors new to the Canadian Baptists of Western Canada. I love the individual interactions. I feel so privileged to have deep conversations on a regular basis (personally or online) that allow me to encourage and stretch others in their life or ministry. I follow current affairs and, as an old soccer coach, I love a good game, particularly if it involves the Vancouver Whitecaps or the German national men’s team!
Rev. Myrna Sears
Vice President Carey Institute; Director of Distributed Learning
BA (Acadia University); MA [CE] ( Southern Baptist Theological Seminary); MDE (Athabasca University)
I am a lifelong learner. Learning is life-giving to me --- and I love to pass along to others what I have learned. At Carey, I facilitate the online teaching and learning environment through both faculty preparation and student engagement. I appreciate the peer relationships between students and faculty members; we are teaching and learning together.
I enjoy good conversation with folks of every age; they give me food for thought and enrich my life both socially and spiritually. I am nurtured by nature, gardening, and travel. Whether I visit Italy, Israel or Ireland, I learn something about people, culture, and living together.
Dr. Julie Clayton
BA, MTS, DMin
Dr. Julie Clayton joins Carey with teaching specialization in the areas of spiritual formation and preaching. She has combined her academic life with diverse ministry experiences, having served in both academic and congregational leadership for over twenty five years. She has a deep passion for people and believes education is a intentional means of empowering the public witness of the Church in the world. Julie is eager to work with new students who might consider Carey a place to learn and grow. When not at Carey, Julie enjoys doing ministry with her home church, swimming, hanging with her kids and walking a very energetic dog named Zoe!
Dr. Craig Smith
Professor of Bible
BComm (University of Toronto)
MDiv (Tyndale Seminary)
ThM (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School)
PhD (University of Bristol)
I teach Biblical Studies at Carey. My faith in Christ is core to who I am and foundational for everything I do. This constitutes my starting point and the position that I want my students to embrace. As a teacher for over twenty years on three different continents, I have had the opportunity to develop a personal and global approach to learning. I believe that theological education should be holistic, engaging students intellectually, spiritually, emotionally, relationally and professionally. I love playing hockey. I coach soccer. I enjoy playing the piano, hiking, skiing and snowshoeing with my kids and my wife who is a pastor with the CBWC.
Dr. Jonathan Wilson
Pioneer McDonald Professor of Theology
BA, MCS, MDiv (Regent); PhD (Duke)
I teach theology at Carey. My passion is for us to grow in our love of learning and desire for God. My understanding of theology calls me to meddle in all aspects of seminary education: biblical studies, church history, the work of ministry and mission, ethics, doctrine, pastoral and congregational formation. Of course, this also means that I am in some ways accountable to all of these. I enjoy meddling in my colleagues’ work and being held accountable by them. I delight in the enthusiasm, openness, breadth and depth of our students. All of this is nourished by a discipline of prayer, time alone in quiet, on walks, and listening to jazz; I also enjoy home-cooked meals and long conversations with good friends.
Dr. Brian Stelck
Director of Kenya Project
1994-2013 Carey President
BEd, MEd (University of Alberta); MDiv (North American Baptist Divinity School); PhD (University of Alberta)
Brian's areas of expertise are in international/intercultural education and development, missiology, evangelism, and theological education. Awarded a scholarship for excellence in preaching, Brian is experienced as a pastor, a church planter, and a denominational executive. He spent eight years as a missionary with Canadian Baptist Ministries in East Africa. While in Kenya he was involved in developing partnerships with key Kenyan Christian denominations. He has written articles for numerous recognized journals, is currently an executive staff member of the Canadian Baptists of Western Canada, and is an ordained minister with the CBWC.
Adjunct | Sessional Faculty
Dr. Tim Dickau
Dr. Allan Effa
Ms. Heidi Grogan
Dr. Irving Hexham
Dr. John Kiemele
Dr. Joyce Peasgood
Dr. Charles Ringma
Dr. Herbert Tsang
Dr. Roy Bell
Dr. Phil Collins
Dr. John Zimmerman
Assistant to VP of the Carey Institute
Marketing and Communications
MASF Carey Theological College Program
Associate Registrar; Alumni Coordinator
BA Honours Anthropology
University of Saskatchewan
MRE Canadian Theological Seminary
Assistant to the President
BA Biblical Studies CBC
Cert. of Leadership
MDiv Carey Theological College Program
Administrative Assistant to the Vice President Academic